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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 89 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VSAM 8 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% - 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% - 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
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
457 322 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.87% 23.85% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 165 132
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 29
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £17.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -9.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.99 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

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 6 May 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 13 (92.86%) CICS
2 11 (78.57%) IBM
2 11 (78.57%) CA
3 10 (71.43%) UNIX
4 9 (64.29%) Mainframe
4 9 (64.29%) Finance
5 8 (57.14%) COBOL
5 8 (57.14%) Linux
6 7 (50.00%) AIX
6 7 (50.00%) Solaris
7 6 (42.86%) ITIL
7 6 (42.86%) BYOD
8 5 (35.71%) zOS
8 5 (35.71%) DataStage
8 5 (35.71%) Middleware
9 4 (28.57%) RACF
9 4 (28.57%) DB2
10 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Banking
10 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
10 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (14.29%) JCL
10 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
11 1 (7.14%) REXX
11 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 1 (7.14%) Change Management
11 1 (7.14%) Firewall

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 13 (92.86%) CICS
2 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) DataStage
2 4 (28.57%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) Easytrieve
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Technical Design Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Programmer
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Architect
5 1 (7.14%) CICS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Mainframe
2 6 (42.86%) BYOD
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) UNIX
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) AIX
3 7 (50.00%) Solaris
4 5 (35.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) COBOL
2 2 (14.29%) JCL
3 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
3 1 (7.14%) REXX
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) RACF
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) IBM
1 11 (78.57%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft