The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
England / South East
Rank - 248 250
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.024% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.078% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £313 £475
% change year-on-year
-27.20% -34.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2190 2571 2807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.04% 31.33% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 1491 1498
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 172 173
Median hourly rate £19.81 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.16% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £59.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VSAM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VSAM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East