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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 109 86 89
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing VSAM 1 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.69% 0.073%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 2.38% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Median daily rate £260 £458 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.16% -23.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £448 £325
% change year-on-year
-41.89% +37.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
582 547 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.12% 29.19% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 300 276
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £241 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 16
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.35 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.43% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.46 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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 30 September 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firebug
1 1 (100.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting

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