Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 856 848 813
Rank change year-on-year -8 -35 -14
Contract jobs citing VSAM 6 7 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.007% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.019% 0.022% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 29
England median daily rate £331 £260 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.40% -44.09% +31.91%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £305
90th Percentile £458 £265 £600
UK median daily rate £331 £260 £448
% change year-on-year +27.40% -41.90% +35.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

VSAM is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32180 32386 34369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.94% 33.20% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21580 21357 22239
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1119 1351
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.39% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VSAM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 4 £288 -
North of England +56 1 £375 +44.23%
North West +29 1 £375 +44.23%
South East +4 1 - -
VSAM
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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%) JCL
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) COBOL
2 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (66.67%) CICS
4 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (50.00%) REXX
4 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) ISPF
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Toad
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) Adabas
6 1 (16.67%) PL/1
6 1 (16.67%) zOS
6 1 (16.67%) MVS
6 1 (16.67%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (16.67%) Control-M
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Banking
6 1 (16.67%) Data Management
6 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
6 1 (16.67%) Danish Language

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 4 (66.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Tester
3 1 (16.67%) MVS Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) MVS
1 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JCL
2 5 (83.33%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) REXX
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) PL/1
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
1 1 (16.67%) Control-M
1 1 (16.67%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM