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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 194 208 191
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.079% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.61% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
Average daily rate
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£330 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +2.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.96
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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
696 823 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.82% 13.08% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 633 622
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £56.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £47.50 £49.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (36.36%) Siebel EIM
4 4 (36.36%) VBScript
4 4 (36.36%) VB
4 4 (36.36%) Siebel
4 4 (36.36%) Siebel Certification
4 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) EAI
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 3 (27.27%) OSPF
6 2 (18.18%) BGP
6 2 (18.18%) SSL
6 2 (18.18%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (36.36%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (27.27%) VLAN
1 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) OSPF
2 2 (18.18%) BGP
2 2 (18.18%) SSL
2 2 (18.18%) IPsec
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) SNMP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) IGMP
2 2 (18.18%) Multicast
3 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (9.09%) NX-OS
3 1 (9.09%) HSRP
3 1 (9.09%) Junos
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Siebel EIM
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) WiX
2 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Siebel Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Siebel Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Build Manager
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Release Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Siebel Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) WCF
4 1 (9.09%) WF
4 1 (9.09%) CAML
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) Kindle
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) EAI
1 3 (27.27%) Workflow
1 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Information Governance
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) VBScript
3 4 (36.36%) VB
4 3 (27.27%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (18.18%) Iperf
2 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Siebel
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Sun
4 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
5 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
5 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 1 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper