Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAM over the 6 months to 23 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 881 884 835
Rank change year-on-year +3 -49 +29
Contract jobs citing VSAM 6 7 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.017% 0.020% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 36
UK median daily rate £331 £260 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.40% -41.90% +35.61%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £331
90th Percentile £458 £265 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £260 £450
% change year-on-year +44.23% -42.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34725 34822 36974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.68% 33.08% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23034 22825 23509
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 1194 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VSAM in the UK

VSAM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSAM in the UK

VSAM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSAM over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VSAM in the UK

VSAM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSAM in the UK

VSAM
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +15 6 £331 +27.40%
London -15 4 £288 -
UK excluding London +34 2 £375 +44.23% 1
North of England +60 1 £375 +44.23%
North West +22 1 £375 +44.23%
South East +5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for VSAM.

1 6 (100.00%) JCL
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) COBOL
2 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (66.67%) CICS
4 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (50.00%) REXX
4 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) ISPF
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Toad
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) Adabas
6 1 (16.67%) PL/1
6 1 (16.67%) zOS
6 1 (16.67%) MVS
6 1 (16.67%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (16.67%) Control-M
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Banking
6 1 (16.67%) Data Management
6 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
6 1 (16.67%) Danish Language

VSAM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (66.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Tester
3 1 (16.67%) MVS Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) MVS
1 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JCL
2 5 (83.33%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) REXX
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) PL/1
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
1 1 (16.67%) Control-M
1 1 (16.67%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM