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 26 June 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.

Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 612 625
Rank change year-on-year +30 +13  
Contract jobs citing VSAM 7 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.023% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.048% 0.068% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Median daily rate £438 £240 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +82.29% -46.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £234 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £354 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £475
% change year-on-year +12.28% -25.00%  
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 14478 16219 16382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.54% 33.28% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9485 10793 10517
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 523 579
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSAM in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VSAM in England

VSAM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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
London -6 6 £475 +97.91%
North West - 1 £400 -
VSAM
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (90.00%) DB2
2 9 (90.00%) CICS
3 8 (80.00%) COBOL
4 7 (70.00%) IBM
4 7 (70.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (60.00%) JCL
5 6 (60.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) .NET
6 4 (40.00%) Web Services
6 4 (40.00%) Windows
6 4 (40.00%) Linux
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (30.00%) Banking
7 3 (30.00%) Retail
7 3 (30.00%) ISPF
7 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (30.00%) REXX
8 2 (20.00%) MPLS
8 2 (20.00%) DataStage
8 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (20.00%) MS Visio

VSAM
Co-occurring 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 9 (90.00%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) MPLS
1 2 (20.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) DB2
2 2 (20.00%) DataStage
2 2 (20.00%) OLTP
2 2 (20.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (10.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) ChangeMan
2 2 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Azure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) TIBCO Developer
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) ISPF
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (70.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) Line Management
3 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) COBOL
2 6 (60.00%) JCL
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) REXX
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) R
5 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
5 1 (10.00%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (20.00%) TSYS