The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 27 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)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 149
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - - 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate - £356 £475
% change year-on-year - -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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 929 1190 925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.54% 31.35% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 708 538
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 55 52
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £40.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

VSAM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSAM in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option

VSAM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM