The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 15 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 10.13% 1.71% -
As % of the Development Applications category 34.04% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.48% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Development Applications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
47 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 29.75% 17.09% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 9
Average daily rate £450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 36 (100.00%) Perl
1 36 (100.00%) OO
1 36 (100.00%) Python
1 36 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (100.00%) Subversion
1 36 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 36 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (75.00%) Ruby
2 27 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 26 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (72.22%) Release Management
4 22 (61.11%) OOD
5 21 (58.33%) UNIX
6 19 (52.78%) C++
6 19 (52.78%) Git (software)
7 17 (47.22%) Lua
7 17 (47.22%) Apache Ivy
7 17 (47.22%) Java
7 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
7 17 (47.22%) Ant
7 17 (47.22%) PHP
7 17 (47.22%) Maven
8 15 (41.67%) Scrum
9 13 (36.11%) 3G
9 13 (36.11%) SDH
9 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
9 13 (36.11%) 2G
9 13 (36.11%) 2.5G
9 13 (36.11%) STL

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) 3G
1 13 (36.11%) SDH
1 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
1 13 (36.11%) 2G
1 13 (36.11%) 2.5G
1 13 (36.11%) Wireshark
2 12 (33.33%) 4G
Development Applications
1 36 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 36 (100.00%) Subversion
2 19 (52.78%) Git (software)
3 17 (47.22%) Apache Ivy
3 17 (47.22%) Ant
3 17 (47.22%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (94.44%) Developer
2 17 (47.22%) Java Developer
2 17 (47.22%) C++ Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) STL
2 8 (22.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Client/Server
1 13 (36.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) OO
1 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (72.22%) Release Management
3 22 (61.11%) OOD
4 15 (41.67%) Scrum
5 7 (19.44%) User Stories
5 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) Perl
1 36 (100.00%) Python
2 27 (75.00%) Ruby
2 27 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 19 (52.78%) C++
4 17 (47.22%) Lua
4 17 (47.22%) Java
4 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
4 17 (47.22%) PHP
5 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
5 5 (13.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 36 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) Sun Certification
3 8 (22.22%) OCPJP
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Sun