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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 62 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.12% 1.25% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £314 £313
% change year-on-year
+43.31% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.92% +52.72%
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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 Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
97 80 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.32% 8.71% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 38 27
Average daily rate £325 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £442 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £34.06 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.84% -22.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) MPLS
1 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (57.14%) Local Government
1 4 (57.14%) VLAN
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) PHPUnit
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Dojo
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Magento
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Linux

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (14.29%) ArcGIS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (14.29%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) MPLS
1 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
1 4 (57.14%) VLAN
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) PHPUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 4 (57.14%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) VBA Developer
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) Dojo
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 1 (14.29%) ESRI
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle