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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 197 210 216
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 6 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.76% 1.76% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 14
Average daily rate
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£463 £280 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.17% -34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50
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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
792 851 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.41% 11.89% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 632 542
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £55.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £40.72 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VB
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Siebel
4 2 (28.57%) CCIE
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) CA
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) RIP
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Middleware
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle BI EE

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Siebel Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
1 2 (28.57%) RIP
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) MPLS
1 2 (28.57%) OSPF
1 2 (28.57%) BGP
1 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
1 2 (28.57%) TACACS
1 2 (28.57%) IPsec
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
1 2 (28.57%) tcpdump
1 2 (28.57%) HSRP
1 2 (28.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) Siebel EIM
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MSI
1 2 (28.57%) NUnit
1 2 (28.57%) CruiseControl
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) WiX
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) PowerBuilder Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) e-Health
1 2 (28.57%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) EAI
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCIE
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (28.57%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Siebel
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) CA
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Open Text
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago