The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 69 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.27% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.68% 2.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £388 £310
% change year-on-year
-18.70% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.15%
VSS/SourceSafe
West Midlands

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

Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
147 88 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.07% 11.78% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 62 45
Median daily rate £450 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Birmingham region.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Birmingham region.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 2 (66.67%) ISO 9001
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) TickIT
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) FabricPath
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) FabricPath
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Release Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO 9001
1 2 (66.67%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper