Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 630 604 597
Rank change year-on-year -26 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing VSAM 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.009% 0.007% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.022% 0.018% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
London median daily rate £288 - £213
10th Percentile £269 - £206
90th Percentile £451 - £394
England median daily rate £331 £260 £465
% change year-on-year +27.40% -44.09% +40.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18046 16517 17527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.04% 36.78% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12925 11718 12317
London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.11%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 250 308
London median hourly rate £21.30 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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

VSAM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSAM in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VSAM in London

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 4 (100.00%) COBOL
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) ISPF
2 3 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) REXX
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Toad
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Danish Language
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Data Management
4 1 (25.00%) Adabas
4 1 (25.00%) PL/1
4 1 (25.00%) zOS

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 (75.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Danish Language
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) COBOL
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
2 3 (75.00%) REXX
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) PL/1
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM