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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 189 204 199
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 2 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.037% 0.017% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.13% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 11
Average daily rate
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£300 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.13% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
635 789 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.76% 13.25% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 625 633
Average daily rate £442 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 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 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Siebel Certification
4 4 (33.33%) VBScript
4 4 (33.33%) VB
4 4 (33.33%) Siebel
4 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (33.33%) Siebel EIM
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (25.00%) Multicast
5 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) BGP
5 3 (25.00%) IPsec
5 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 3 (25.00%) SSL
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) OSPF
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (25.00%) Multicast
2 3 (25.00%) VLAN
2 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (25.00%) BGP
2 3 (25.00%) IPsec
2 3 (25.00%) SSL
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) SNMP
3 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 2 (16.67%) DWDM
3 2 (16.67%) IGMP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (16.67%) HSRP
4 1 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (8.33%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Siebel EIM
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Siebel Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Siebel Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Release Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Siebel Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) CAML
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) WF
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Kindle
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Workflow
1 3 (25.00%) EAI
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) VBScript
3 4 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 2 (16.67%) Iperf
3 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Siebel
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) Sun
3 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
3 2 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) Brocade
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint