The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 155 194 215
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +21
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.018% 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 0.14% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £329 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
London

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

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
570 690 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.54% 12.59% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 523 634
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £37.02 £38.15
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -2.96%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Optimisation
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Author
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Author
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Optimisation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle