The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank - 46 47
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.85% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £480 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £435 £413
% change year-on-year
- +5.45%
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 Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
110 117 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.79% 27.27% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 64 81
Median daily rate £375 £450 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £232 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £900 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Median hourly rate £26.75 £47.33 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.49% +52.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £32.50 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.50 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire