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 29 September 2014 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 88 - 88
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VSAM 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.073% - 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% - 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £230 £375
% change year-on-year
+41.30% -38.66%
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
408 289 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.74% 23.96% 30.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 164 170
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 47
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.69 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -33.96%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) CA
1 3 (100.00%) DataStage
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DataStage
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Design Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) CA