The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 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 the City of London - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 £295
% change year-on-year
- +61.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VSAM
London

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

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1367 2280 2238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.19% 38.52% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1105 1832 1618
Median daily rate £463 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 40 45
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.33 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.52% +0.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London