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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 155 148 136
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing VSAM 1 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.028% 0.38% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.087% 1.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 1
Median daily rate £260 £450 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £445 £325
% change year-on-year
-41.57% +36.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1145 1376 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.30% 30.67% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 834 553
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £253 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 62 60
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 1 £260 -43.16%
VSAM
England

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VSAM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firebug
1 1 (100.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (100.00%) Firebug
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) The Grinder
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Test Leader
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle