The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 601 581 531
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -50
Contract jobs citing VSAM 12 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.015% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.069% 0.048% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£450 £350 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +108.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £350 £168
% change year-on-year
+32.14% +108.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
17406 16611 15160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.55% 31.50% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10672 10333 8898
Average daily rate £415 £407 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -4.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 668 649
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSAM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
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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
England -16 12 £450 +28.57% 8
North West -17 6 £463 +32.14% 4
Manchester - 6 £463 - 4
Nottinghamshire -6 4 - - 2
Nottingham -8 4 - - 2
East Midlands -10 4 - - 2
London +13 2 £370 -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (88.89%) CICS
2 26 (72.22%) Mainframe
3 25 (69.44%) COBOL
4 21 (58.33%) DB2
5 19 (52.78%) Finance
6 16 (44.44%) IBM
7 15 (41.67%) CA
8 13 (36.11%) UNIX
8 13 (36.11%) JCL
9 11 (30.56%) DataStage
10 10 (27.78%) Linux
11 9 (25.00%) AIX
11 9 (25.00%) Solaris
11 9 (25.00%) zOS
12 8 (22.22%) Middleware
12 8 (22.22%) BYOD
13 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
13 7 (19.44%) Banking
14 6 (16.67%) SQL
14 6 (16.67%) ITIL
15 5 (13.89%) CA Endevor
16 4 (11.11%) Pentaho
16 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
16 4 (11.11%) RACF
16 4 (11.11%) MQSeries
17 3 (8.33%) ISPF
17 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 3 (8.33%) ETL
17 3 (8.33%) High Availability
17 3 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (88.89%) CICS
2 4 (11.11%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Network Security
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (58.33%) DB2
2 11 (30.56%) DataStage
3 4 (11.11%) Pentaho
4 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) Easytrieve
5 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Toad
1 1 (2.78%) ChangeMan
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (52.78%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Architect
1 8 (22.22%) Technical Design Leader
2 5 (13.89%) Lead Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Programmer
4 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 3 (8.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Design Architect
5 2 (5.56%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Middleware
2 3 (8.33%) ISPF
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (72.22%) Mainframe
2 8 (22.22%) BYOD
3 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) UNIX
2 10 (27.78%) Linux
3 9 (25.00%) zOS
3 9 (25.00%) AIX
3 9 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.78%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (8.33%) ETL
3 3 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (8.33%) High Availability
4 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.56%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.78%) System Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.78%) People Management
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) COBOL
2 13 (36.11%) JCL
3 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) SELCOPY
5 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.78%) REXX
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) CA Endevor
2 2 (5.56%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) IBM
2 15 (41.67%) CA
3 1 (2.78%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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