The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank - - 83
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - - 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VSAM is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 284 448 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 31.63% 29.47% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 221 190
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £52.17 £39.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% +129.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

VSAM
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing VSAM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for VSAM in Edinburgh

VSAM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSAM in Edinburgh

VSAM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSAM in Edinburgh