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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 198 203 218
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.76% 0.62% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £397 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+26.85% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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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
785 804 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.21% 13.63% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 632 622
Average daily rate £450 £450 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) OSPF
1 5 (71.43%) BGP
1 5 (71.43%) IPsec
1 5 (71.43%) Multicast
2 4 (57.14%) Spanning Tree
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (57.14%) HSRP
2 4 (57.14%) Fortinet
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (42.86%) RIP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) Low Latency

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) OSPF
1 5 (71.43%) BGP
1 5 (71.43%) IPsec
1 5 (71.43%) Multicast
2 4 (57.14%) Spanning Tree
2 4 (57.14%) HSRP
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) RIP
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) DMZ
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) OLTP
1 1 (14.29%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Network Manager
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) XSD
1 1 (14.29%) XSLT
1 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) W3C
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) e-Health
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) BPEL
3 1 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Lisp
1 1 (14.29%) XPath
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (42.86%) CCIE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (28.57%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (14.29%) Iperf
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Fortinet
3 2 (28.57%) CA
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Sun
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle