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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 619 626 637
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing VSAM 5 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.031% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 12
Median daily rate - £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
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
16140 18486 18212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.39% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10434 11625 11534
Median daily rate £430 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.94% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 792 764
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.51%

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 10 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 4 December 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 -4 5 - -
London - 3 - -
City of London - 2 - -
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
West Yorkshire +13 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 6 (100.00%) DB2
1 6 (100.00%) CICS
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) JCL
3 4 (66.67%) COBOL
3 4 (66.67%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) SWIFT
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
4 2 (33.33%) Adabas
4 2 (33.33%) NATURAL
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) AS400
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
5 1 (16.67%) ChangeMan
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) FTP
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) Toad
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner

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 6 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (16.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) Adabas
3 1 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) ChangeMan
1 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
1 1 (16.67%) Firebug
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) The Grinder
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Adabas Natural Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (16.67%) Blog
3 1 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JCL
2 4 (66.67%) COBOL
3 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 2 (33.33%) NATURAL
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
1 1 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle