The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 132 - 132
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VSAM 8 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% - 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £240 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VSAM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
957 766 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.79% 26.85% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 393 393
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 66 60
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.69 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.10% +1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.64 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSAM across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSAM across the North West region.

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VSAM
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSAM across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

VSAM Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VSAM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 6 £425 - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
VSAM
England

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (100.00%) COBOL
1 10 (100.00%) CICS
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (90.00%) IBM
3 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (60.00%) JCL
5 5 (50.00%) Easytrieve
5 5 (50.00%) Banking
6 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Assembly Language
6 4 (40.00%) CA
6 4 (40.00%) REXX
6 4 (40.00%) DataStage
6 4 (40.00%) MS Office
6 4 (40.00%) AIX
6 4 (40.00%) Solaris
6 4 (40.00%) Linux
6 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (30.00%) ITIL
8 2 (20.00%) UNIX
8 2 (20.00%) Middleware
8 2 (20.00%) Time Management
8 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (100.00%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Easytrieve
2 4 (40.00%) DataStage
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Design Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) AIX
1 4 (40.00%) Solaris
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) COBOL
2 6 (60.00%) JCL
3 4 (40.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (40.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) CA