The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 29 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.

Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 431 400
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.036% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.10% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
Median daily rate - £240 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -43.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 - £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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6850 7808 7548
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.02% 34.79% 35.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4777 5564 5124
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 125 140
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.27% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £12.45 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

VSAM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSAM in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
2 2 (66.67%) Adabas
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

VSAM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Adabas
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Adabas Natural Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Environment Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM