The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 628 619 606
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing VSAM 13 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.072% 0.073% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
Median daily rate £240 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18175 17739 17537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.70% 31.71% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11814 10738 10727
Median daily rate £425 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 704 768
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.93 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSAM within the UK.

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VSAM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSAM within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

VSAM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VSAM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VSAM within the UK.

VSAM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VSAM
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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
England -23 13 £240 -46.66% 1
London -4 10 £240 -
East Midlands +8 3 £356 -
Nottinghamshire +2 2 £356 -
Nottingham +1 2 £356 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 with a requirement for VSAM.

1 25 (89.29%) DB2
1 25 (89.29%) Mainframe
2 23 (82.14%) JCL
3 22 (78.57%) COBOL
4 20 (71.43%) CICS
5 15 (53.57%) Finance
6 13 (46.43%) IBM
7 10 (35.71%) Banking
8 9 (32.14%) ISPF
8 9 (32.14%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
9 7 (25.00%) C++
9 7 (25.00%) .NET
9 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (25.00%) MVS
9 7 (25.00%) Easytrieve
10 6 (21.43%) Assembly Language
10 6 (21.43%) CA
10 6 (21.43%) REXX
10 6 (21.43%) IIS
10 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
10 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
10 6 (21.43%) VBA
10 6 (21.43%) C#
10 6 (21.43%) Java
10 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 6 (21.43%) Perl
10 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 6 (21.43%) FTP
10 6 (21.43%) SSL

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills 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 20 (71.43%) CICS
2 6 (21.43%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) IIS
2 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) FTP
1 6 (21.43%) SSL
1 6 (21.43%) WinSCP
2 2 (7.14%) SMS
3 1 (3.57%) SNA
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (89.29%) DB2
2 7 (25.00%) Easytrieve
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (21.43%) MS Access
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) DataStage
4 1 (3.57%) Essbase
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.57%) IMS/DB
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Eclipse
1 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 13 (46.43%) Mainframe Developer
3 8 (28.57%) COBOL Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Applications Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) Administrator
7 2 (7.14%) CICS Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) COBOL Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Applications Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) CICS Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) DB2 Developer
8 1 (3.57%) DB2 Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) ISPF
2 7 (25.00%) .NET
3 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) Ajax
4 1 (3.57%) APPC
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (89.29%) Mainframe
2 9 (32.14%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) MVS
2 6 (21.43%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) zOS
4 3 (10.71%) Unix
5 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
2 2 (7.14%) Change Management
2 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL
3 1 (3.57%) Line Management
3 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) JCL
2 22 (78.57%) COBOL
3 7 (25.00%) C++
4 6 (21.43%) Assembly Language
4 6 (21.43%) C#
4 6 (21.43%) CLIST
4 6 (21.43%) Java
4 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (21.43%) Perl
4 6 (21.43%) REXX
4 6 (21.43%) VBA
5 2 (7.14%) C
6 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (10.71%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) CA Endevor
1 2 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.57%) Control-M
2 1 (3.57%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) IBM
2 6 (21.43%) CA
2 6 (21.43%) Micro Focus
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.57%) Calypso
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Splunk
3 1 (3.57%) Sybase
3 1 (3.57%) Unisys