The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £475 £320
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +48.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VSAM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
261 258 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.59% 26.60% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 172 123
Median daily rate £409 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% +5.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £17.50 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.66%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire