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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 83 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VSAM 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.41% - 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.50% - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £250 £375
% change year-on-year
+65.00% -33.33%
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
399 289 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.50% 25.85% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 148 163
Average daily rate £350 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 29
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.62 £22.50 £25.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -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
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 24 November 2014.

VSAM Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VSAM
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (100.00%) COBOL
1 8 (100.00%) CICS
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (50.00%) CA
3 4 (50.00%) REXX
3 4 (50.00%) DataStage
3 4 (50.00%) Easytrieve
3 4 (50.00%) JCL
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) AIX
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (100.00%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DataStage
1 4 (50.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Technical Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Design Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) AIX
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) COBOL
2 4 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 4 (50.00%) REXX
2 4 (50.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) CA