The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank - 62 77
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.91% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category - 6.36% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £348 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £314
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +43.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 -
VSS/SourceSafe
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
155 110 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.42% 14.27% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 64 30
Average daily rate £405 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £29.00 £41.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% -30.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft