The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
UK / England
Rank 580 612 585
Rank change year-on-year +32 -27  
Contract jobs citing VSAM 3 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.010% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.022% 0.033% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £228 £243 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.18% -48.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VSAM is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13406 15228 14690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.07% 31.17% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8669 10047 9002
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 520 610
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.40 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VSAM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for VSAM in England

VSAM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VSAM in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VSAM in England

VSAM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VSAM in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSAM in England

VSAM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £228 -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the England region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 6 (100.00%) DB2
1 6 (100.00%) CICS
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 4 (66.67%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) Pentaho
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) SWIFT
4 2 (33.33%) R
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) ChangeMan
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Adabas
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
4 2 (33.33%) DataStage

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) Adabas
2 2 (33.33%) DataStage
2 2 (33.33%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Developer
2 2 (33.33%) TIBCO Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Adabas Natural Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) COBOL
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) NATURAL
2 2 (33.33%) R
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) TIBCO