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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
UK
Rank 588 604 577
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -27
Contract jobs citing VSAM 3 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.028% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.021% 0.084% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 7
Median daily rate £228 £313 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.20% -34.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £313 £475
% change year-on-year
-27.20% -34.21%
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
14550 16750 16025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 32.93% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9306 10623 10070
Median daily rate £440 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 698 647
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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
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 5 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +30 3 £228 -27.20% 1
City of London - 2 - -
London - 2 - - 1
North West +21 1 £228 -
Manchester +12 1 £228 -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) DB2
1 7 (100.00%) CICS
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (85.71%) JCL
3 5 (71.43%) COBOL
4 4 (57.14%) Banking
5 3 (42.86%) Assembly Language
6 2 (28.57%) Adabas
6 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 2 (28.57%) SWIFT
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) NATURAL
7 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (14.29%) The Grinder
7 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (14.29%) REST
7 1 (14.29%) Change Control
7 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (14.29%) DevOps
7 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
7 1 (14.29%) Blog
7 1 (14.29%) Firebug
7 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
7 1 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing

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 7 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) Adabas
3 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ChangeMan
1 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
1 1 (14.29%) Firebug
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) The Grinder
1 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Adabas Natural Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Environment Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) SWIFT
3 1 (14.29%) AS400
3 1 (14.29%) Blog
3 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JCL
2 5 (71.43%) COBOL
3 3 (42.86%) Assembly Language
4 2 (28.57%) NATURAL
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Ab Initio
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
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