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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 168 200 195
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.090% 0.086%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 0.66% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -55.38%
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
651 760 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.47% 13.76% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 621 615
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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
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 24 August 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 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Subversion
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
4 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Perl
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) XSLT
4 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) Financial Institution
4 4 (44.44%) Fixed Income
4 4 (44.44%) Serena
4 4 (44.44%) Equities
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 4 (44.44%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (44.44%) Retail
4 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) ETL

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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) BGP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
1 1 (11.11%) HSRP
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) OSPF
1 1 (11.11%) VRRP
1 1 (11.11%) VXLAN
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) OLTP
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (11.11%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Financial Institution
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Middleware Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Middleware Developer
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Developer
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Author
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Author
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Equities
1 4 (44.44%) Fixed Income
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
2 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Optimisation
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Serena
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) VMware