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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 77 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.12% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.40% 1.45% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.31% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
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
147 69 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.80% 8.61% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 35 24
Average daily rate £375 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £41.25 £44.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £43.65 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £44.85 £39.50
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 3 £481 - 1
Chester +3 1 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (25.00%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 3 (25.00%) Axure RP
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) VLAN
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (25.00%) Dojo
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) Web Design
4 3 (25.00%) Data Management
4 3 (25.00%) Subversion

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3 (25.00%) ArcGIS
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) MPLS
1 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (25.00%) VLAN
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Axure RP
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) PVCS
3 2 (16.67%) WebSpeed
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
1 2 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 2 (16.67%) UI Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) UI Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) UX Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
1 3 (25.00%) Dojo
1 3 (25.00%) jQuery
1 3 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) GIS
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (25.00%) Data Management
3 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (25.00%) Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (16.67%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) Delphi
4 2 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (25.00%) ESRI
3 2 (16.67%) Sculptor
3 2 (16.67%) Progress