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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 401 422 408
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs citing VSAM 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.008% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.024% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
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£330 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 - £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7417 8177 8232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.55% 32.44% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4918 5623 5610
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 173 219
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSAM across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VSAM Daily Rate Histogram in London

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (70.00%) CICS
3 6 (60.00%) zOS
4 5 (50.00%) JCL
5 3 (30.00%) IBM
5 3 (30.00%) RACF
5 3 (30.00%) COBOL
5 3 (30.00%) DB2
5 3 (30.00%) ISPF
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
6 2 (20.00%) CA
6 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (20.00%) Clustering
7 1 (10.00%) Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) SMS
7 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
7 1 (10.00%) REXX
7 1 (10.00%) MVS
7 1 (10.00%) DataStage
7 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (10.00%) ETL
7 1 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (70.00%) CICS
2 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) DataStage
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (10.00%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 1 (10.00%) CICS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) ISPF
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) zOS
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
1 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (10.00%) ETL
1 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) JCL
2 3 (30.00%) COBOL
3 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (10.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle