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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
England / London
Rank 406 411 396
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing VSAM 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.010% 0.005% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.029% 0.013% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £313 £475
% change year-on-year
-27.20% -34.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
7003 7424 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.00% 35.96% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 5137 5225
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 138 150
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.06 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% +22.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the London region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 2 - -
VSAM
England

VSAM
Top 17 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VSAM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
2 2 (66.67%) Adabas
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Adabas
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Adabas Natural Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Environment Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM