Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 226 218
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8 -26
Contract jobs citing VSAM 1 1 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.017% 0.014% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.060% 0.044% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 15
North West median daily rate £375 £260 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.23% -42.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £255 £413
90th Percentile £388 £265 £504
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
North West 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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1674 2272 2380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.26% 32.76% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1447 1406
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 88 111
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £17.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -3.40% +15.60%
10th Percentile £11.46 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.34 £45.72 £45.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.67 £19.03
% change year-on-year -0.82% +8.62% +5.72%

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VSAM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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

VSAM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
VSAM
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 North West region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM