The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 72 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.80% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.09% 8.82% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £310 £356
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -12.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £35.41
% change year-on-year
- -22.33%
Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
92 68 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.80% 9.12% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 38
Average daily rate £388 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £153 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £357 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.57 £26.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.55% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
VSS/SourceSafe
North West

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 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Modernizr
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) LESS
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) PhantomJS

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) PhantomJS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Modernizr
1 1 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (100.00%) LESS
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL