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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 579 562 525
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -37
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 27 52 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.69% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 72
Median daily rate £375 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £650 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-26.84% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £49.19 £31.50 £27.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.15% +13.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £27.77
% change year-on-year
- +13.45%
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
7614 7560 6711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.60% 14.98% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 5109 4698
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 157 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.23 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 9 £465 -25.60%
South West +10 6 £338 -28.94%
North West +3 2 £338 +5.46%
East Midlands -7 2 - -
East of England - 2 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £320 - 1
South East +15 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 £375 -
North East - 1 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 27 (44.26%) .NET
3 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
4 25 (40.98%) Subversion
5 23 (37.70%) Finance
5 23 (37.70%) Cisco
6 20 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (31.15%) Oracle
7 19 (31.15%) SQL
8 17 (27.87%) Unix
9 16 (26.23%) Web Services
9 16 (26.23%) Java
9 16 (26.23%) Shell Script
9 16 (26.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (24.59%) XML
11 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
11 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (21.31%) Firewall
12 13 (21.31%) Perl
12 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (19.67%) OSPF
13 12 (19.67%) CCNP
14 11 (18.03%) Data Modelling
14 11 (18.03%) WebSphere
14 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (18.03%) Retail
14 11 (18.03%) Asset Management

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (18.03%) WebSphere
2 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.20%) IIS
3 5 (8.20%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Office
2 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maximo
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (21.31%) Firewall
3 12 (19.67%) OSPF
4 9 (14.75%) EIGRP
4 9 (14.75%) SSL
5 8 (13.11%) BGP
5 8 (13.11%) LAN
5 8 (13.11%) SAN
5 8 (13.11%) VPN
6 7 (11.48%) HSRP
6 7 (11.48%) MPLS
6 7 (11.48%) NX-OS
6 7 (11.48%) WLAN
7 6 (9.84%) Wireless
8 5 (8.20%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (8.20%) FWSM
8 5 (8.20%) IPsec
8 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (4.92%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (4.92%) DB2
6 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.64%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Subversion
2 12 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.28%) Ant
6 2 (3.28%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.28%) Maven
6 2 (3.28%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.64%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.64%) Hudson
7 1 (1.64%) JIRA
7 1 (1.64%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.64%) NuGet
7 1 (1.64%) ProC
7 1 (1.64%) PVCS
7 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (37.70%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Retail
3 10 (16.39%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Front Office
6 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
3 13 (21.31%) Network Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Analyst Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Middleware Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Middleware Developer
4 10 (16.39%) WebSphere Developer
5 8 (13.11%) .NET Developer
6 7 (11.48%) Architect
6 7 (11.48%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Consultant
7 6 (9.84%) SQL Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.92%) AWS Architect
9 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Design Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (44.26%) .NET
2 16 (26.23%) Web Services
3 15 (24.59%) XML
4 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
5 10 (16.39%) HTML
5 10 (16.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 10 (16.39%) Middleware
5 10 (16.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (16.39%) XSLT
6 7 (11.48%) jQuery
7 6 (9.84%) RESTful
8 5 (8.20%) WinForms
8 5 (8.20%) WPF
9 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.56%) Ajax
9 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (6.56%) JSON
9 4 (6.56%) SOAP
10 3 (4.92%) 802.1X
10 3 (4.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Equities
1 10 (16.39%) Fixed Income
2 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Derivative
5 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Unix
2 6 (9.84%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) FreeBSD
5 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Solaris
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) AIX
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (18.03%) Asset Management
1 11 (18.03%) Data Modelling
2 9 (14.75%) Configuration Management
3 7 (11.48%) MVC
3 7 (11.48%) SDLC
4 6 (9.84%) Network Design
5 5 (8.20%) DevOps
5 5 (8.20%) ITIL
5 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.56%) Network Management
6 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.56%) Release Management
7 3 (4.92%) Change Control
7 3 (4.92%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (4.92%) Open Source
7 3 (4.92%) Scrum
7 3 (4.92%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) Java
2 16 (26.23%) Shell Script
3 13 (21.31%) Perl
4 8 (13.11%) C#
4 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
5 6 (9.84%) VB.NET
6 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.20%) VB
7 3 (4.92%) VBScript
8 2 (3.28%) Python
8 2 (3.28%) VB6
9 1 (1.64%) C
9 1 (1.64%) Lua
9 1 (1.64%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.67%) CCNP
3 10 (16.39%) CCIE
4 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.84%) CCNA
5 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.20%) Degree
7 4 (6.56%) CCDP
8 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.92%) ISEB
8 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
9 2 (3.28%) CISSP
9 2 (3.28%) CLAS
9 2 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (3.28%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.28%) MCSA
9 2 (3.28%) MCSE
9 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.64%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) ISO 9000
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) Basel II
3 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.92%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.92%) vSphere
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.28%) XenApp
5 1 (1.64%) Firmware
5 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Nessus
1 3 (4.92%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.28%) Nagios
2 2 (3.28%) NetVault Backup
2 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.64%) Legato
3 1 (1.64%) logstash
3 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.64%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) PureDisk
3 1 (1.64%) Simpana
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (37.70%) Cisco
3 19 (31.15%) Oracle
4 10 (16.39%) HP
4 10 (16.39%) Serena
4 10 (16.39%) VMware
5 7 (11.48%) Juniper
6 6 (9.84%) Brocade
7 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.56%) F5
9 3 (4.92%) BT
9 3 (4.92%) CommVault
9 3 (4.92%) IBM
9 3 (4.92%) Infragistics
9 3 (4.92%) Teradata
10 2 (3.28%) Avaya
10 2 (3.28%) Citrix
10 2 (3.28%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (3.28%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.28%) Symantec