The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
North West / Manchester
Rank 92 - 84
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VSAM 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.075% - 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% - 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £228 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £325 £475
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -31.57%
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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
410 580 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.73% 32.31% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 316 230
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £31.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Toad
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firebug
2 1 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceCenter

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (50.00%) Firebug
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) The Grinder
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle