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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 587 529 544
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +15
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 32 102 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 1.37% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 50 40
Median daily rate £400 £394 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £348 £405
% change year-on-year
+11.51% -14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.76%
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
8410 7436 6715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.86% 14.30% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5688 4960 4524
Median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 163 105
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £24.20 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.50
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -21 12 £625 +38.88%
North West +20 7 £400 +28.00%
South West +12 6 £303 -32.77% 1
South East +4 6 - -
East of England +7 1 £300 +20.00% 1
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 35 (40.70%) .NET
2 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
3 33 (38.37%) SQL Server
4 29 (33.72%) SQL
4 29 (33.72%) Subversion
5 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (30.23%) Cisco
7 25 (29.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (26.74%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (25.58%) Web Services
10 21 (24.42%) ASP.NET
11 20 (23.26%) HTML
11 20 (23.26%) Finance
12 19 (22.09%) Firewall
12 19 (22.09%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (20.93%) Oracle
14 16 (18.60%) JavaScript
14 16 (18.60%) Visual Studio
14 16 (18.60%) BGP
14 16 (18.60%) Waterfall
15 15 (17.44%) Java
15 15 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (16.28%) MS Office
16 14 (16.28%) XML
16 14 (16.28%) Unix
16 14 (16.28%) OSPF
17 13 (15.12%) Perl
17 13 (15.12%) VPN
17 13 (15.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 12 (13.95%) IIS
2 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.30%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.49%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.16%) Confluence
4 1 (1.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Office
2 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) AWD
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) Cisco Nexus
1 19 (22.09%) Firewall
2 16 (18.60%) BGP
3 15 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (16.28%) OSPF
5 13 (15.12%) HSRP
5 13 (15.12%) NX-OS
5 13 (15.12%) VPN
6 12 (13.95%) SSL
6 12 (13.95%) VLAN
7 10 (11.63%) LAN
8 9 (10.47%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (10.47%) HTTP
8 9 (10.47%) WAN
9 6 (6.98%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (6.98%) FWSM
9 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
9 6 (6.98%) WLAN
10 5 (5.81%) EIGRP
10 5 (5.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (38.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (15.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.49%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.49%) DB2
6 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.33%) MS Access
7 2 (2.33%) OLTP
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.33%) TKPROF
8 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 29 (33.72%) Subversion
2 25 (29.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (18.60%) Visual Studio
4 11 (12.79%) JIRA
5 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
6 5 (5.81%) ClearCase
7 4 (4.65%) Ant
7 4 (4.65%) Apache Ivy
7 4 (4.65%) Maven
8 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.33%) FinalBuilder
8 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.33%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.33%) ReSharper
8 2 (2.33%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (1.16%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.16%) NuGet
9 1 (1.16%) ProC
General
1 20 (23.26%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Retail
3 8 (9.30%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 40 (46.51%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) .NET Developer
3 16 (18.60%) Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) Network Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) SQL Developer
6 10 (11.63%) Configuration Engineer
6 10 (11.63%) Release and Configuration Engineer
6 10 (11.63%) Release Engineer
7 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (9.30%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (9.30%) Middleware Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Middleware Developer
8 8 (9.30%) WebSphere Developer
9 7 (8.14%) VB.NET Developer
9 7 (8.14%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (8.14%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 6 (6.98%) Architect
10 6 (6.98%) Network Analyst
11 5 (5.81%) C# Developer
11 5 (5.81%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (40.70%) .NET
2 22 (25.58%) Web Services
3 21 (24.42%) ASP.NET
4 20 (23.26%) HTML
5 14 (16.28%) XML
6 12 (13.95%) RESTful
7 11 (12.79%) jQuery
8 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (11.63%) JSON
9 9 (10.47%) Middleware
10 8 (9.30%) IBM Integration Bus
10 8 (9.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (9.30%) XSLT
11 6 (6.98%) .NET Framework
11 6 (6.98%) WinForms
12 5 (5.81%) Ajax
12 5 (5.81%) CSS
12 5 (5.81%) HTML5
12 5 (5.81%) SOAP
12 5 (5.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Equities
1 8 (9.30%) Fixed Income
2 7 (8.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.49%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.49%) Replication
4 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.33%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.16%) EPoS
5 1 (1.16%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Unix
2 3 (3.49%) Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Solaris
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.60%) Waterfall
3 12 (13.95%) ITIL
3 12 (13.95%) MVC
3 12 (13.95%) UML
4 10 (11.63%) Data Modelling
4 10 (11.63%) V-Model
5 9 (10.47%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.30%) Asset Management
6 8 (9.30%) Migration
6 8 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (8.14%) OO
8 6 (6.98%) SDLC
8 6 (6.98%) System Testing
9 5 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.81%) Release Management
10 4 (4.65%) Network Design
10 4 (4.65%) Scrum
10 4 (4.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.72%) SQL
2 16 (18.60%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.44%) Java
4 13 (15.12%) Perl
5 12 (13.95%) C#
5 12 (13.95%) VB.NET
6 10 (11.63%) Shell Script
7 9 (10.47%) VB
8 8 (9.30%) T-SQL
9 7 (8.14%) PL/SQL
10 5 (5.81%) Python
10 5 (5.81%) VB6
10 5 (5.81%) VBScript
11 4 (4.65%) Lua
11 4 (4.65%) PHP
12 3 (3.49%) C++
13 2 (2.33%) C
13 2 (2.33%) VC++
14 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
14 1 (1.16%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (26.74%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
3 12 (13.95%) CCNP
4 7 (8.14%) CCIE
4 7 (8.14%) CCNA
4 7 (8.14%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.81%) JNCIP
7 4 (4.65%) Degree
8 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.16%) ISEB
9 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) ISO 9001
1 10 (11.63%) TickIT
2 6 (6.98%) QA
3 5 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Nagios
2 3 (3.49%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.33%) NetVault Backup
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 26 (30.23%) Cisco
3 18 (20.93%) Oracle
4 8 (9.30%) Juniper
4 8 (9.30%) Serena
5 6 (6.98%) Brocade
5 6 (6.98%) SolarWinds
6 5 (5.81%) HP
6 5 (5.81%) VMware
7 4 (4.65%) F5
8 3 (3.49%) Infoblox
8 3 (3.49%) Infragistics
8 3 (3.49%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.33%) CommVault
9 2 (2.33%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (2.33%) EqualLogic
9 2 (2.33%) MKS
10 1 (1.16%) IBM
10 1 (1.16%) Palo Alto