The first table below looks at the demand for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 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 East Midlands 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 91 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.44% 0.78% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.98% 8.26% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £311 £320
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.96 £35.41
% change year-on-year
- -15.39%
Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
176 121 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.15% 9.42% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 50 55
Average daily rate £320 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £36.25 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +49.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the East Midlands region.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the East Midlands region.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -12 5 - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
3 7 (77.78%) TickIT
3 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
3 7 (77.78%) ISO 9001
3 7 (77.78%) Oracle
3 7 (77.78%) UNIX
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) Linux
4 6 (66.67%) MS Office
4 6 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (55.56%) Degree
5 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
5 5 (55.56%) ISEB
5 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) UML
6 1 (11.11%) C#

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (66.67%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
1 9 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) UAT Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
3 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) ISO 9001
1 7 (77.78%) TickIT
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle