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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 410 421 430
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing VSAM 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.029% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.047% 0.077% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
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£213 £330 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% +48.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £295 -
% change year-on-year
+51.69% -
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
8426 9055 9873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.25% 37.38% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5822 6022 6727
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 186 201
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) COBOL
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) CA Endevor
2 4 (66.67%) DB2
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) CICS
3 3 (50.00%) OS/390
3 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 3 (50.00%) AS400
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Ab Initio
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ChangeMan
5 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (16.67%) JCL

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 (50.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) DB2
2 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) ChangeMan
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (50.00%) OS/390
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) COBOL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) JCL
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) CA