Period
to 21 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAM over the 6 months to 21 February 2019 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)
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 80 -
Rank change year-on-year -17 - -
Contract jobs citing VSAM 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.35% 0.16% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median daily rate - - -
East of England median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England 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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 279 246 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 32.78% 38.14% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 192 197
Essex median daily rate £500 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +46.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £252 £213
90th Percentile £600 £600 £540
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £360
% change year-on-year +2.94% +18.06% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 38
Essex median hourly rate £16.63 £41.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.18% +15.97% +89.47%
10th Percentile £12.55 £16.13 £16.28
90th Percentile £48.00 £63.75 £47.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £22.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.20% +8.10% -6.67%

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for VSAM in Essex

VSAM
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the Essex region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Basildon - 3 - -
VSAM
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VSAM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 3 (100.00%) zOS
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) RACF
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) APPC
2 2 (66.67%) APPN
2 2 (66.67%) Telnet
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) SMTP
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) SNMP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) SNA
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) REXX
2 2 (66.67%) ISPF
2 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (33.33%) CICS

VSAM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) APPN
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) SMTP
1 2 (66.67%) SNA
1 2 (66.67%) SNMP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) APPC
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) RACF
1 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CA
1 2 (66.67%) IBM