The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 572 485 494
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +9
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 36 93 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 1.46% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 69 52
Average daily rate £325 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £496 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £314
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +43.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7079 6357 5415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.99% 13.53% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 4328 3498
Average daily rate £425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 113 120
Average hourly rate £41.80 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.11% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £24.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £47.30 £47.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Histogram in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 11 £325 -10.34% 2
South East +1 10 £295 +9.05% 4
South West -21 8 £469 -1.93%
East of England -2 3 £265 -17.82% 2
Yorkshire -11 2 £325 - 1
North West -20 1 - -
North East - 1 £263 -
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 63 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (36.97%) SQL
4 42 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 42 (35.29%) Waterfall
5 37 (31.09%) MS Excel
6 33 (27.73%) .NET
7 31 (26.05%) Microsoft
7 31 (26.05%) High Availability
8 29 (24.37%) JavaScript
8 29 (24.37%) XML
9 28 (23.53%) JIRA
10 27 (22.69%) ITIL
10 27 (22.69%) UML
10 27 (22.69%) MS Office
10 27 (22.69%) Cisco
11 26 (21.85%) Subversion
12 25 (21.01%) MS PowerPoint
12 25 (21.01%) TickIT
12 25 (21.01%) Finance
12 25 (21.01%) ISO 9001
12 25 (21.01%) Oracle
12 25 (21.01%) Web Services
12 25 (21.01%) V-Model
13 23 (19.33%) Windows
13 23 (19.33%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (18.49%) C#
14 22 (18.49%) Visual Studio
15 21 (17.65%) HTML
15 21 (17.65%) Firewall

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 8 (6.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.04%) IIS
3 6 (5.04%) JBoss
3 6 (5.04%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.36%) CMS
5 3 (2.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.68%) Confluence
6 2 (1.68%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.84%) Apache
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 37 (31.09%) MS Excel
2 27 (22.69%) MS Office
3 25 (21.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.88%) HFM
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.68%) PaaS
4 1 (0.84%) IaaS
4 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.65%) Firewall
2 20 (16.81%) LAN
3 19 (15.97%) WAN
4 18 (15.13%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (12.61%) BGP
6 13 (10.92%) VPN
7 12 (10.08%) EIGRP
7 12 (10.08%) OSPF
8 11 (9.24%) VLAN
9 9 (7.56%) Wireless
10 8 (6.72%) DMVPN
11 7 (5.88%) MPLS
11 7 (5.88%) Multicast
12 6 (5.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (5.04%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
13 5 (4.20%) Cisco Wireless
14 4 (3.36%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (3.36%) Cisco ISE
14 4 (3.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.61%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (10.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (10.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (10.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (9.24%) MongoDB
5 11 (9.24%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (5.88%) Essbase
9 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
11 4 (3.36%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (2.52%) DTS
12 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
12 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (2.52%) PerformancePoint
12 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (1.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 63 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (23.53%) JIRA
3 26 (21.85%) Subversion
4 22 (18.49%) Visual Studio
5 8 (6.72%) Ant
5 8 (6.72%) ClearCase
5 8 (6.72%) Maven
6 6 (5.04%) Apache Ivy
7 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.52%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.68%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.68%) Hudson
9 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.84%) JSUnit
10 1 (0.84%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.84%) NUnit
10 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (21.01%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.36%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Military
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 43 (36.13%) Developer
2 23 (19.33%) Configuration Engineer
2 23 (19.33%) Release and Configuration Engineer
2 23 (19.33%) Release Engineer
3 18 (15.13%) .NET Developer
4 16 (13.45%) Network Engineer
5 12 (10.08%) Architect
5 12 (10.08%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Analyst
6 11 (9.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Integration Architect
6 11 (9.24%) Java Developer
7 10 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (7.56%) Data Architect
8 9 (7.56%) Data Integration Architect
9 6 (5.04%) IT Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.20%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.20%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.73%) .NET
2 29 (24.37%) XML
3 25 (21.01%) Web Services
4 21 (17.65%) HTML
5 19 (15.97%) ASP.NET
6 16 (13.45%) jQuery
7 15 (12.61%) WCF
8 11 (9.24%) AppFabric
8 11 (9.24%) EDI
8 11 (9.24%) MDX
8 11 (9.24%) MSMQ
8 11 (9.24%) REST
8 11 (9.24%) SOAP
8 11 (9.24%) WF
9 10 (8.40%) Ajax
9 10 (8.40%) CSS
10 8 (6.72%) .NET Framework
10 8 (6.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 7 (5.88%) ADO.NET
12 6 (5.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.40%) Data Integration
3 9 (7.56%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.72%) CMDB
5 7 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 6 (5.04%) Life Science
7 4 (3.36%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.68%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.68%) Equities
8 2 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.68%) NHS
9 1 (0.84%) Clustering
9 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.84%) Replication
9 1 (0.84%) SecurID
9 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.84%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.84%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.33%) Windows
2 15 (12.61%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.76%) Unix
4 6 (5.04%) Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.29%) Waterfall
3 31 (26.05%) High Availability
4 27 (22.69%) ITIL
4 27 (22.69%) UML
5 25 (21.01%) V-Model
6 18 (15.13%) SDLC
7 14 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (10.08%) BPEL
8 12 (10.08%) Migration
8 12 (10.08%) MVC
9 11 (9.24%) SOA
10 10 (8.40%) API Integration
10 10 (8.40%) B2B
10 10 (8.40%) B2C
10 10 (8.40%) CRM
10 10 (8.40%) ERP
10 10 (8.40%) ETL
10 10 (8.40%) OO
11 9 (7.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.97%) SQL
2 29 (24.37%) JavaScript
3 22 (18.49%) C#
4 19 (15.97%) Java
5 18 (15.13%) T-SQL
6 13 (10.92%) Shell Script
7 12 (10.08%) Perl
8 11 (9.24%) PHP
8 11 (9.24%) PowerShell
9 10 (8.40%) VB
10 9 (7.56%) VB.NET
11 8 (6.72%) VBScript
12 7 (5.88%) Lua
12 7 (5.88%) Python
13 5 (4.20%) PL/SQL
14 3 (2.52%) Ruby
15 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.68%) C++
15 2 (1.68%) VB6
16 1 (0.84%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 23 (19.33%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (14.29%) CCNP
3 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
4 11 (9.24%) Degree
5 10 (8.40%) CCNA
6 9 (7.56%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.20%) CCIE
7 5 (4.20%) Sun Certification
8 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.68%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.68%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.84%) CCSP
10 1 (0.84%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.01%) ISO 9001
1 25 (21.01%) TickIT
2 3 (2.52%) QA
3 2 (1.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.68%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.84%) NFS
3 1 (0.84%) vCloud
3 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) Control-M
2 8 (6.72%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.52%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.84%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.84%) OpenView
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.84%) QRadar
5 1 (0.84%) SCOM
5 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.84%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.84%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 31 (26.05%) Microsoft
2 27 (22.69%) Cisco
3 25 (21.01%) Oracle
4 11 (9.24%) IBM
5 10 (8.40%) SolarWinds
6 9 (7.56%) Palo Alto
7 7 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.88%) Hyperion
7 7 (5.88%) JD Edwards
8 5 (4.20%) Juniper
8 5 (4.20%) Sun
9 4 (3.36%) VMware
10 3 (2.52%) F5
10 3 (2.52%) Infoblox
10 3 (2.52%) Sybase
10 3 (2.52%) Telerik
11 2 (1.68%) Citrix
11 2 (1.68%) HP
11 2 (1.68%) SAP
11 2 (1.68%) Serena
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