The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 407 409 406
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing VSAM 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.028% 0.005%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.013% 0.078% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £475 £315
% change year-on-year
-34.21% +50.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VSAM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7569 7666 8365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 36.15% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 5373 5683
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £286 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 151 161
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.02% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £48.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSAM across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in London

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSAM across the London region.

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in London

VSAM
Top 21 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing VSAM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VSAM.

1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 2 (66.67%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing VSAM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VSAM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OMEGAMON