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 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 17 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 2 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.22% 8.84% -
As % of the Development Applications category 15.38% 28.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 0
Average daily rate £325 £458 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -
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
Gloucestershire

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
13 46 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 14.44% 31.29% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 33 14
Average daily rate £400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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 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 30 April 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) MS Access
2 2 (50.00%) VC++
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (25.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (25.00%) XSD
1 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) BPEL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) VC++
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Lua
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Sun