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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 63 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
66 59 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.56% 7.27% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 35
Average daily rate £375 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VSS/SourceSafe.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (100.00%) TickIT
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VSS/SourceSafe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Release Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (100.00%) TickIT