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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 591 593 568
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs citing VSAM 42 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.030% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.094% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 4
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£445 £325 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £297 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £224
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £295 -
% change year-on-year
+51.69% -
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
18754 17991 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.09% 32.21% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11771 10808 10374
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 749 700
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.46 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

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 16 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 4 September 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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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 +17 37 £450 +36.36% 6
North West -19 17 £450 -
Manchester -7 14 £458 -
West Yorkshire - 10 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - 10 £500 - 1
Halifax - 7 £500 - 1
London +3 5 £213 -35.60%
Scotland -7 5 £400 +37.93%
Edinburgh - 5 £400 -
Milton Keynes -7 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 3 - -
South East -24 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
Nottingham - 2 £325 - 5
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 5
Nottinghamshire - 2 £325 - 5

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 50 (92.59%) Mainframe
2 41 (75.93%) CICS
3 28 (51.85%) COBOL
4 27 (50.00%) Finance
5 26 (48.15%) JCL
6 23 (42.59%) UNIX
7 20 (37.04%) IBM
8 19 (35.19%) CA
8 19 (35.19%) ITIL
8 19 (35.19%) DB2
9 18 (33.33%) zOS
10 15 (27.78%) RACF
11 14 (25.93%) Time Sharing Option
12 13 (24.07%) Banking
12 13 (24.07%) OMEGAMON
12 13 (24.07%) DataStage
13 11 (20.37%) Middleware
13 11 (20.37%) ETL
14 10 (18.52%) SSL
14 10 (18.52%) Migration
15 9 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
15 9 (16.67%) AIX
16 8 (14.81%) Solaris
16 8 (14.81%) SQL
16 8 (14.81%) ISPF
17 7 (12.96%) CA Endevor
17 7 (12.96%) Linux
17 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
17 7 (12.96%) Tivoli
18 6 (11.11%) SNA

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 41 (75.93%) CICS
2 5 (9.26%) PowerExchange
3 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) SSL
2 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.11%) SNA
3 6 (11.11%) SMS
3 6 (11.11%) SMTP
3 6 (11.11%) FTP
4 4 (7.41%) Firewall
5 3 (5.56%) NAS
5 3 (5.56%) SAN
6 1 (1.85%) HTTP
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) DB2
2 13 (24.07%) DataStage
3 5 (9.26%) Pentaho
3 5 (9.26%) PowerCenter
4 4 (7.41%) Data Mining
5 3 (5.56%) Adabas
6 1 (1.85%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (1.85%) ChangeMan
General
1 27 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Architect
2 10 (18.52%) Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Technical Design Leader
5 6 (11.11%) Designer
6 5 (9.26%) ETL Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Mainframe Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Mainframe Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
8 3 (5.56%) COBOL Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Technical Specialist
9 1 (1.85%) Ab Initio Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.85%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Systems Programmer
9 1 (1.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) Middleware
2 8 (14.81%) ISPF
3 3 (5.56%) EntireX
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (92.59%) Mainframe
2 9 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (9.26%) Data Integration
3 5 (9.26%) BYOD
4 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.41%) AS400
5 3 (5.56%) EFT
5 3 (5.56%) PKI
6 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) UNIX
2 18 (33.33%) zOS
3 9 (16.67%) AIX
4 8 (14.81%) Solaris
5 7 (12.96%) Linux
6 5 (9.26%) Windows
7 3 (5.56%) MVS
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.56%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) ETL
3 10 (18.52%) Migration
4 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
4 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
4 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.26%) SDLC
5 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.70%) Scrum
7 2 (3.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.85%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (1.85%) Project Management
8 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.85%) Change Management
8 1 (1.85%) Validation
8 1 (1.85%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.85%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) COBOL
2 26 (48.15%) JCL
3 8 (14.81%) SQL
4 5 (9.26%) REXX
5 3 (5.56%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.56%) NATURAL
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) RACF
2 14 (25.93%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (11.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) OMEGAMON
2 7 (12.96%) Tivoli
2 7 (12.96%) CA Endevor
3 6 (11.11%) zSecure
4 3 (5.56%) MAINVIEW
4 3 (5.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) IBM
2 19 (35.19%) CA
3 5 (9.26%) Informatica
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.56%) Ab Initio
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) TIBCO
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