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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 92 84 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing VSAM 14 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.15% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.71% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£458 - -
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 - - -
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
517 422 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.25% 31.95% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 244 178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 26
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.84 £20.80
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSAM across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

VSAM Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 18 (90.00%) CICS
2 17 (85.00%) Mainframe
3 15 (75.00%) CA
4 13 (65.00%) IBM
4 13 (65.00%) COBOL
4 13 (65.00%) Finance
5 11 (55.00%) ITIL
6 10 (50.00%) UNIX
6 10 (50.00%) Middleware
7 9 (45.00%) AIX
8 8 (40.00%) Solaris
8 8 (40.00%) DataStage
9 7 (35.00%) JCL
9 7 (35.00%) zOS
10 6 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (30.00%) Banking
11 5 (25.00%) RACF
11 5 (25.00%) Linux
11 5 (25.00%) BYOD
12 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 4 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
12 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 4 (20.00%) Firewall
13 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (15.00%) NAS
13 3 (15.00%) PKI
13 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
13 3 (15.00%) OMEGAMON
13 3 (15.00%) SNA
13 3 (15.00%) SSL

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 18 (90.00%) CICS
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) NAS
2 3 (15.00%) SNA
2 3 (15.00%) SSL
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) SMS
2 3 (15.00%) SMTP
2 3 (15.00%) FTP
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) DataStage
2 2 (10.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
1 7 (35.00%) Technical Design Leader
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (85.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (25.00%) BYOD
4 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (15.00%) EFT
5 3 (15.00%) PKI
6 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
6 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) UNIX
2 9 (45.00%) AIX
3 8 (40.00%) Solaris
4 7 (35.00%) zOS
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) ETL
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) COBOL
2 7 (35.00%) JCL
3 2 (10.00%) REXX
4 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) RACF
2 4 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (15.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (15.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) CA
2 13 (65.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) TIBCO