The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 204 186 204
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 6 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.093% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.69% 1.44% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 13
Average daily rate £428 £415 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.01% +22.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £415 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £356
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.73 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.17%
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
864 762 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.39% 12.23% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 605 490
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £56.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +52.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
VSS/SourceSafe
London

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
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 18 April 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 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Subversion
2 20 (66.67%) Release Management
3 16 (53.33%) Banking
4 15 (50.00%) Oracle
5 13 (43.33%) .NET
6 12 (40.00%) SQL
7 11 (36.67%) XML
7 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
8 10 (33.33%) MSI
8 10 (33.33%) CruiseControl
8 10 (33.33%) WiX
9 9 (30.00%) Project Management
9 9 (30.00%) C
9 9 (30.00%) C#
10 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
10 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
11 7 (23.33%) IIS
11 7 (23.33%) VBScript
11 7 (23.33%) NUnit
12 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
12 6 (20.00%) Software Deployment
13 5 (16.67%) EIGRP
13 5 (16.67%) Change Management
13 5 (16.67%) MPLS
13 5 (16.67%) OSPF
13 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 5 (16.67%) Cisco
13 5 (16.67%) Linux
13 5 (16.67%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (23.33%) IIS
2 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) EIGRP
1 5 (16.67%) MPLS
1 5 (16.67%) OSPF
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
1 5 (16.67%) IPsec
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
2 4 (13.33%) tcpdump
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
2 4 (13.33%) LAN
2 4 (13.33%) VoIP
2 4 (13.33%) RIP
2 4 (13.33%) DMZ
2 4 (13.33%) BGP
2 4 (13.33%) TACACS
2 4 (13.33%) HSRP
2 4 (13.33%) Multicast
3 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.67%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Subversion
2 10 (33.33%) MSI
2 10 (33.33%) CruiseControl
2 10 (33.33%) WiX
3 7 (23.33%) NUnit
4 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.67%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
6 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (53.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Release Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Network Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Configuration Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Voice Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) PowerBuilder Developer
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Build Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) XSD
3 1 (3.33%) XSL
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) COM
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) WCF
3 1 (3.33%) MDX
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Remoting
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) SecurID
1 4 (13.33%) e-Health
1 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Release Management
2 9 (30.00%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) Software Deployment
4 5 (16.67%) Change Management
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) OO
5 4 (13.33%) Low Latency
6 3 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.33%) OOP
8 1 (3.33%) CRM
8 1 (3.33%) OOD
8 1 (3.33%) SOA
8 1 (3.33%) ETL
8 1 (3.33%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) C
2 9 (30.00%) C#
3 7 (23.33%) VBScript
4 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.00%) Python
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) Perl
4 3 (10.00%) PHP
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.33%) CCNP
2 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (13.33%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) Juniper
4 4 (13.33%) CA
4 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) VMware