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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 87 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing VSAM 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 0.16% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£481 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £295 £168
% change year-on-year
+52.54% +76.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VSAM
North West

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
425 373 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.28% 30.30% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 199 165
Average daily rate £330 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.31 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.27 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.80 £18.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSAM across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 15 (88.24%) CICS
2 13 (76.47%) CA
3 12 (70.59%) Mainframe
4 11 (64.71%) IBM
5 10 (58.82%) Finance
6 9 (52.94%) COBOL
7 8 (47.06%) zOS
8 7 (41.18%) UNIX
9 6 (35.29%) RACF
9 6 (35.29%) JCL
9 6 (35.29%) Middleware
10 5 (29.41%) ITIL
10 5 (29.41%) DB2
10 5 (29.41%) AIX
11 4 (23.53%) Solaris
11 4 (23.53%) DataStage
11 4 (23.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
12 3 (17.65%) BYOD
12 3 (17.65%) Banking
12 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (17.65%) Stress Testing
12 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
12 3 (17.65%) Linux
12 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
13 2 (11.76%) MQSeries
13 2 (11.76%) REXX
13 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 15 (88.24%) CICS
2 2 (11.76%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) SNA
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) SMS
3 1 (5.88%) SMTP
3 1 (5.88%) FTP
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) DB2
2 4 (23.53%) DataStage
3 1 (5.88%) Easytrieve
3 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Programmer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Design Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Mainframe Architect
4 2 (11.76%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.88%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) BYOD
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) EFT
4 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) zOS
2 7 (41.18%) UNIX
3 5 (29.41%) AIX
4 4 (23.53%) Solaris
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Stress Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) COBOL
2 6 (35.29%) JCL
3 2 (11.76%) REXX
4 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) RACF
2 2 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (5.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (5.88%) zSecure
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) CA
2 11 (64.71%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
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