The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 137 110 134
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Contract jobs citing VSAM 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.29% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 1.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £398
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
732 569 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.68% 23.22% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 255 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £34.50 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
VSAM
England

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
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Finance

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) DB2 Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago