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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 510 447 450
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +3
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 82 104 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.23% 1.90% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 66 37
Average daily rate
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£400 £344 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £27.77 £34.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.77 £34.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% -20.00%
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
6669 5465 5642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.82% 11.53% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4635 3598 3373
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 121 215
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £17.50 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 25 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the England region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 November 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
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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 -9 34 £350 -4.10% 3
South West -8 26 £450 +38.46% 5
South East -35 7 £268 -14.24% 5
North West -2 5 £375 -31.81%
West Midlands -8 5 £344 +37.50%
Yorkshire -7 4 £290 -10.76% 1
East of England -24 1 £385 +35.08% 5
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
VSS/SourceSafe
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VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 55 (42.97%) Subversion
2 52 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 48 (37.50%) SQL
4 47 (36.72%) SQL Server
5 44 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (32.03%) HTML
6 41 (32.03%) OO
7 40 (31.25%) Windows
7 40 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 38 (29.69%) .NET
9 37 (28.91%) Oracle
10 36 (28.13%) Release Management
11 34 (26.56%) C#
11 34 (26.56%) Python
12 33 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (25.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (24.22%) DV Cleared
13 31 (24.22%) Security Cleared
14 30 (23.44%) UNIX
15 29 (22.66%) ClearCase
15 29 (22.66%) CSS
16 28 (21.88%) Bash Shell
17 27 (21.09%) XML
18 26 (20.31%) C++
18 26 (20.31%) Java
18 26 (20.31%) jQuery
19 23 (17.97%) Perl
20 22 (17.19%) MS Office
20 22 (17.19%) MS Excel
20 22 (17.19%) Unit Testing

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 12 (9.38%) IIS
2 11 (8.59%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.03%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (3.91%) CMS
4 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.91%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.91%) Lync
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.13%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.34%) Apache
6 3 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.34%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.56%) WordPress
7 2 (1.56%) Drupal
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (17.19%) MS Office
1 22 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.34%) MS Project
2 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Siebel Analytics
1 3 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.56%) Magento
2 2 (1.56%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Tridion
3 1 (0.78%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.78%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.72%) Firewall
2 10 (7.81%) BGP
3 9 (7.03%) MPLS
3 9 (7.03%) OSPF
4 8 (6.25%) Internet
5 7 (5.47%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.47%) VPN
5 7 (5.47%) EIGRP
5 7 (5.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (4.69%) HSRP
6 6 (4.69%) Intranet
6 6 (4.69%) SAN
6 6 (4.69%) DHCP
7 5 (3.91%) TACACS
7 5 (3.91%) VLAN
7 5 (3.91%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.91%) NAS
8 4 (3.13%) tcpdump
8 4 (3.13%) Multicast
8 4 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (36.72%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.69%) MySQL
5 5 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.34%) MS Access
7 3 (2.34%) OLTP
7 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.34%) Siebel EIM
7 3 (2.34%) TKPROF
7 3 (2.34%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.56%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (42.97%) Subversion
2 33 (25.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (22.66%) ClearCase
4 21 (16.41%) Git (software)
5 17 (13.28%) Apache Ivy
5 17 (13.28%) Ant
5 17 (13.28%) Maven
6 15 (11.72%) JIRA
7 13 (10.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (9.38%) Visual Studio
9 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.91%) NUnit
10 5 (3.91%) MSI
10 5 (3.91%) WiX
11 4 (3.13%) PHPUnit
11 4 (3.13%) CruiseControl
12 3 (2.34%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.34%) NetBeans
12 3 (2.34%) Bugzilla
12 3 (2.34%) Hudson
General
1 15 (11.72%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) Publishing
4 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Front Office
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (53.91%) Developer
2 22 (17.19%) Analyst
3 16 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 13 (10.16%) Java Developer
4 13 (10.16%) Applications Support
5 10 (7.81%) Senior Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.03%) Network Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Consultant
9 5 (3.91%) SharePoint Consultant
9 5 (3.91%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.91%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.91%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) Senior SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (32.03%) HTML
2 38 (29.69%) .NET
3 29 (22.66%) CSS
4 27 (21.09%) XML
5 26 (20.31%) jQuery
6 19 (14.84%) ASP.NET
7 18 (14.06%) Web Services
8 14 (10.94%) XSLT
9 12 (9.38%) .NET Framework
10 11 (8.59%) SOAP
10 11 (8.59%) WCF
11 9 (7.03%) Ajax
12 8 (6.25%) Middleware
12 8 (6.25%) J2EE
13 7 (5.47%) WF
13 7 (5.47%) Silverlight
14 6 (4.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 6 (4.69%) HTML5
14 6 (4.69%) XHTML
15 4 (3.13%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.91%) W3C
2 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.34%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.34%) SecurID
4 3 (2.34%) Replication
5 2 (1.56%) Open Source
5 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.56%) e-Health
6 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.78%) Equities
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.25%) Windows
2 30 (23.44%) UNIX
3 14 (10.94%) Linux
4 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (7.81%) AIX
6 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.34%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.78%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.03%) OO
3 36 (28.13%) Release Management
4 33 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (17.19%) Unit Testing
6 13 (10.16%) Configuration Management
7 12 (9.38%) Analytics
7 12 (9.38%) MVC
7 12 (9.38%) Migration
8 11 (8.59%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.81%) ITIL
10 9 (7.03%) Change Management
10 9 (7.03%) Scrum
11 8 (6.25%) Workflow
11 8 (6.25%) OOD
11 8 (6.25%) UML
12 7 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (5.47%) Change Control
13 6 (4.69%) BPEL
13 6 (4.69%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.63%) JavaScript
2 48 (37.50%) SQL
3 34 (26.56%) C#
3 34 (26.56%) Python
4 28 (21.88%) Bash Shell
5 26 (20.31%) C++
5 26 (20.31%) Java
6 23 (17.97%) Perl
7 20 (15.63%) PHP
8 18 (14.06%) Shell Script
9 17 (13.28%) T-SQL
9 17 (13.28%) Ruby
10 14 (10.94%) Lua
11 12 (9.38%) C
11 12 (9.38%) PL/SQL
12 11 (8.59%) PowerShell
13 10 (7.81%) Korn
14 8 (6.25%) VB
14 8 (6.25%) VB.NET
15 7 (5.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (24.22%) DV Cleared
1 31 (24.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.59%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (7.81%) Sun Certification
4 7 (5.47%) CCNP
5 5 (3.91%) CCIE
6 4 (3.13%) Degree
6 4 (3.13%) OCPJP
6 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.13%) CCNA
6 4 (3.13%) MCSA
7 3 (2.34%) ISEB
7 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.78%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) ISO 9001
2 9 (7.03%) SLA
3 6 (4.69%) QA
4 3 (2.34%) TickIT
4 3 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.56%) WCAG
5 2 (1.56%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.34%) UAG
3 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.56%) vSphere
4 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) SCOM
2 5 (3.91%) MOM
2 5 (3.91%) MIMEsweeper
2 5 (3.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.34%) Nagios
4 3 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.34%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.56%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 37 (28.91%) Oracle
3 14 (10.94%) Cisco
4 10 (7.81%) Sun
5 6 (4.69%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.91%) Juniper
6 5 (3.91%) Symantec
6 5 (3.91%) Websense
7 4 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.13%) Open Text
8 3 (2.34%) Siebel
8 3 (2.34%) CA
8 3 (2.34%) VMware
8 3 (2.34%) hybris
9 2 (1.56%) F5
9 2 (1.56%) Nintex
9 2 (1.56%) RedDot
9 2 (1.56%) Google
10 1 (0.78%) Sybase
10 1 (0.78%) Dell
England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £440 - £516 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Middlesex
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago