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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 154 131 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing VSAM 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.25% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.92% -
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
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
1241 869 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.65% 27.60% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 496 467
Average daily rate £400 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 52
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 2 - -
VSAM
England

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) IBM
1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) CICS
3 4 (57.14%) CA
4 3 (42.86%) zOS
4 3 (42.86%) RACF
4 3 (42.86%) Middleware
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Data Management
5 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Java EE
5 2 (28.57%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (28.57%) Use Case
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Teradata
5 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Java EE 5
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) ISPF
5 2 (28.57%) Data Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Big Data
5 2 (28.57%) Master Data Management
5 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (28.57%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (28.57%) JCL

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SMS
1 2 (28.57%) SNA
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Data Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Design Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) ISPF
2 2 (28.57%) Java EE
2 2 (28.57%) Java EE 5
3 1 (14.29%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (14.29%) EFT
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) zOS
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Data Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Data Governance
2 2 (28.57%) Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) EAI
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Information Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (28.57%) Master Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) COBOL
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) C
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) RACF
2 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (14.29%) zSecure
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Teradata
4 1 (14.29%) VMware