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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 175 176 198
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 10 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.32% 0.069%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.36% 2.57% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £417 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £430 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £314 £310
% change year-on-year
+43.31% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 - £27.50
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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 City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
738 738 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.41% 12.58% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 543 517
Average daily rate £425 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.37 £48.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% +17.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) Banking
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) IIS
6 5 (29.41%) VBScript
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) OSPF
7 4 (23.53%) BGP
7 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (23.53%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Siebel
7 4 (23.53%) VB
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Subversion
7 4 (23.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (23.53%) Siebel EIM
7 4 (23.53%) Release Management
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
3 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) CMS
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) OSPF
2 4 (23.53%) BGP
2 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (17.65%) IPsec
3 3 (17.65%) VLAN
3 3 (17.65%) Wireshark
3 3 (17.65%) Multicast
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) HSRP
4 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (11.76%) IGMP
4 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 2 (11.76%) SSL
4 2 (11.76%) VoIP
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
4 2 (11.76%) TACACS
4 2 (11.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 4 (23.53%) Siebel EIM
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Subversion
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) WiX
2 3 (17.65%) MSBuild
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) MSI
2 3 (17.65%) NUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Siebel Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Build Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Siebel Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Environment Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Release Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Siebel Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) XML
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.76%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) CAML
6 1 (5.88%) RESTful
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.88%) MDX
6 1 (5.88%) WCF
6 1 (5.88%) WF
6 1 (5.88%) SOAP
6 1 (5.88%) XSLT
6 1 (5.88%) XHTML
6 1 (5.88%) Ajax
6 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) SecurID
2 1 (5.88%) Kindle
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
1 4 (23.53%) Release Management
1 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (17.65%) Workflow
2 3 (17.65%) EAI
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Content Management
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) VBScript
5 4 (23.53%) VB
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) VBA
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Siebel Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCIE
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.88%) WCAG
2 1 (5.88%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Siebel
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Sun
4 2 (11.76%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
4 2 (11.76%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) IPFX
5 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Open Text
5 1 (5.88%) RedDot