The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 46 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.26% 0.83% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 10.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
Cambridgeshire

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

Development Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
75 28 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.18% 7.76% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 18 32
Average daily rate £431 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £38.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 - £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 - £39.50
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 Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MFC
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) STL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) VC++
1 1 (100.00%) PhD
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# WCF Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# WPF Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WCF Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (100.00%) MFC
1 1 (100.00%) STL
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PhD