The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 576 551 577
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +26
Contract jobs citing VSAM 12 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.023% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.087% 0.090% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
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£325 £168 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.02% -52.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £168 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £168 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £168 £375
% change year-on-year
+76.11% -55.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13778 13403 14248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.22% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8337 8107 8177
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 600 789
Average hourly rate £20.29 £22.00 £24.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%

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
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 30 July 2014.

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 20 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 30 July 2014. 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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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
England -25 11 £330 +97.01% 3
London +19 6 £353 - 1
South East -10 3 £300 - 1
North West - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Scotland -28 1 £290 -
Thurrock - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Basildon - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Pudsey - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 16 (76.19%) Mainframe
2 13 (61.90%) CICS
3 11 (52.38%) COBOL
4 10 (47.62%) JCL
5 9 (42.86%) DB2
5 9 (42.86%) IBM
6 8 (38.10%) Finance
7 7 (33.33%) zOS
8 6 (28.57%) CA
9 5 (23.81%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (19.05%) ISPF
10 4 (19.05%) UNIX
10 4 (19.05%) DataStage
11 3 (14.29%) RACF
11 3 (14.29%) MVS
11 3 (14.29%) REXX
11 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (14.29%) General Ledger
11 3 (14.29%) Banking
12 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (9.52%) System Testing
12 2 (9.52%) Time Management
12 2 (9.52%) Clustering
12 2 (9.52%) AIX
12 2 (9.52%) Solaris
12 2 (9.52%) Linux
12 2 (9.52%) Web Services
12 2 (9.52%) SQL
12 2 (9.52%) ITIL
12 2 (9.52%) Eclipse

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) CICS
2 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) DB2
2 4 (19.05%) DataStage
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Pentaho
3 1 (4.76%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) General Ledger
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Dutch Language
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 2 (9.52%) DB2 Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Design Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) VisionPLUS Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) CICS Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) ISPF
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Mainframe
2 5 (23.81%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (9.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) zOS
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) MVS
4 2 (9.52%) AIX
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (9.52%) System Testing
1 2 (9.52%) Time Management
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) ETL
2 1 (4.76%) Change Management
2 1 (4.76%) Validation
2 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (4.76%) Change Data Capture
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) COBOL
2 10 (47.62%) JCL
3 3 (14.29%) REXX
4 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.76%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) RACF
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) IBM
2 6 (28.57%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) Informatica
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Teradata
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