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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank - 85 -
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.42% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £475 £315
% change year-on-year
-34.21% +50.79%
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
572 367 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.57% 25.70% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 216 195
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.09 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £32.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) IBM
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) zOS
3 2 (40.00%) RACF
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (40.00%) EAI
3 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Teradata
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) ISPF
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Java EE
3 2 (40.00%) CICS
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Use Case
3 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Java EE 5
3 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
1 1 (20.00%) SNA
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Design Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) ISPF
1 2 (40.00%) Java EE
1 2 (40.00%) Java EE 5
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Data Governance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) EAI
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Information Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Logical Data Model
1 2 (40.00%) Master Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) RACF
2 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Teradata