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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 531 529 436
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -93
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 52 53 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.85% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 45
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.96
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
6528 6241 5033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.92% 12.41% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4225 4064 3255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 120 134
Average hourly rate £37.04 £39.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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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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
South West +11 13 £458 -
North West -10 10 £388 +3.33% 5
South East -15 10 £475 +33.05% 6
London -8 8 £298 -20.66% 6
East of England +26 7 £250 -23.07%
East Midlands +1 3 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £338 - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 73 (51.41%) JavaScript
2 70 (49.30%) Subversion
3 68 (47.89%) SQL
4 64 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (41.55%) SQL Server
6 54 (38.03%) .NET
7 48 (33.80%) OO
8 47 (33.10%) Security Cleared
9 43 (30.28%) Windows
10 42 (29.58%) C#
10 42 (29.58%) Java
11 41 (28.87%) Perl
11 41 (28.87%) ClearCase
11 41 (28.87%) DV Cleared
12 40 (28.17%) Microsoft
13 39 (27.46%) HTML
13 39 (27.46%) XML
13 39 (27.46%) Bash Shell
14 38 (26.76%) Release Management
14 38 (26.76%) Python
15 36 (25.35%) Git (software)
16 35 (24.65%) Oracle
16 35 (24.65%) Ruby
17 32 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (21.83%) jQuery
18 31 (21.83%) Team Foundation Server
18 31 (21.83%) CSS
19 30 (21.13%) C++
19 30 (21.13%) UNIX
20 29 (20.42%) OOD

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 24 (16.90%) IIS
2 16 (11.27%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.93%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (3.52%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.82%) JBoss
7 4 (2.82%) Apache
7 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.11%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (2.11%) ArcGIS
8 3 (2.11%) CMS
9 2 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.41%) Drupal
9 2 (1.41%) WordPress
9 2 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.75%) MS Office
3 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.52%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.11%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 2 (1.41%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.41%) GitHub
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.86%) TCP/IP
1 14 (9.86%) Wireshark
2 11 (7.75%) Internet
3 10 (7.04%) SDH
3 10 (7.04%) 3G
3 10 (7.04%) 2G
3 10 (7.04%) 2.5G
4 9 (6.34%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (6.34%) 4G
5 7 (4.93%) VLAN
5 7 (4.93%) LDAP
6 6 (4.23%) FTP
7 5 (3.52%) EIGRP
7 5 (3.52%) OSPF
8 4 (2.82%) DHCP
8 4 (2.82%) Firewall
8 4 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.11%) Multicast
9 3 (2.11%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (41.55%) SQL Server
2 23 (16.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (11.97%) Relational Database
4 16 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (8.45%) MySQL
5 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (7.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (6.34%) Oracle Database
8 8 (5.63%) Siebel EIM
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.52%) TKPROF
10 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (3.52%) OLTP
10 5 (3.52%) DTS
11 3 (2.11%) MarkLogic
11 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (2.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 70 (49.30%) Subversion
2 41 (28.87%) ClearCase
3 36 (25.35%) Git (software)
4 31 (21.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (18.31%) Ant
6 22 (15.49%) Maven
7 18 (12.68%) Apache Ivy
8 17 (11.97%) Visual Studio
9 9 (6.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (5.63%) JIRA
11 7 (4.93%) Jenkins
12 6 (4.23%) PVCS
13 5 (3.52%) Mercurial
14 3 (2.11%) Axure RP
14 3 (2.11%) WebSpeed
14 3 (2.11%) Toad
15 2 (1.41%) Eclipse
15 2 (1.41%) CruiseControl
15 2 (1.41%) Xcode
15 2 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 20 (14.08%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Banking
3 7 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Legal
5 3 (2.11%) Local Government
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
6 2 (1.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 91 (64.08%) Developer
2 20 (14.08%) Java Developer
3 18 (12.68%) C++ Developer
3 18 (12.68%) Senior Developer
4 12 (8.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (7.75%) Analyst
6 9 (6.34%) Siebel Developer
7 7 (4.93%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.93%) Architect
7 7 (4.93%) Applications Support
7 7 (4.93%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (4.23%) SharePoint Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.23%) CRM Developer
9 5 (3.52%) Senior Siebel Developer
10 4 (2.82%) C# Developer
10 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (38.03%) .NET
2 39 (27.46%) HTML
2 39 (27.46%) XML
3 31 (21.83%) jQuery
3 31 (21.83%) CSS
4 26 (18.31%) Web Services
4 26 (18.31%) ASP.NET
5 20 (14.08%) .NET Framework
6 16 (11.27%) Ajax
7 12 (8.45%) SOAP
7 12 (8.45%) XSLT
8 11 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (7.04%) STL
10 9 (6.34%) J2EE
11 8 (5.63%) HTML5
12 6 (4.23%) ADO.NET
12 6 (4.23%) XML Schema
12 6 (4.23%) CAML
12 6 (4.23%) WCF
13 5 (3.52%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.04%) Client/Server
2 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.52%) Replication
4 5 (3.52%) W3C
5 4 (2.82%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.11%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.11%) User Experience
6 3 (2.11%) GIS
7 2 (1.41%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.41%) NHS
7 2 (1.41%) Clustering
7 2 (1.41%) SecurID
7 2 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.41%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.41%) Open Source
8 1 (0.70%) Kindle
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 43 (30.28%) Windows
2 30 (21.13%) UNIX
3 15 (10.56%) Linux
4 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.52%) AIX
7 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.11%) Solaris
9 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.41%) Android
9 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.80%) OO
3 38 (26.76%) Release Management
4 32 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (20.42%) OOD
6 25 (17.61%) Scrum
7 21 (14.79%) MVC
8 20 (14.08%) Configuration Management
9 16 (11.27%) Software Engineering
10 12 (8.45%) Analytics
10 12 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.04%) ITIL
13 9 (6.34%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.34%) CRM
14 8 (5.63%) Data Modelling
14 8 (5.63%) Workflow
15 7 (4.93%) Test Scripting
15 7 (4.93%) User Stories
15 7 (4.93%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 73 (51.41%) JavaScript
2 68 (47.89%) SQL
3 42 (29.58%) C#
3 42 (29.58%) Java
4 41 (28.87%) Perl
5 39 (27.46%) Bash Shell
6 38 (26.76%) Python
7 35 (24.65%) Ruby
8 30 (21.13%) C++
9 24 (16.90%) PHP
10 17 (11.97%) VB
11 16 (11.27%) Lua
11 16 (11.27%) T-SQL
12 15 (10.56%) VBScript
13 14 (9.86%) PL/SQL
14 13 (9.15%) VB.NET
15 6 (4.23%) XPath
16 5 (3.52%) Korn
16 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
16 5 (3.52%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (33.10%) Security Cleared
2 41 (28.87%) DV Cleared
3 12 (8.45%) Sun Certification
4 9 (6.34%) OCPJP
4 9 (6.34%) Siebel Certification
5 5 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.82%) CCNA
6 4 (2.82%) Degree
7 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.70%) CCIE
7 1 (0.70%) CCNP
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) QA
2 5 (3.52%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.82%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (3.52%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.34%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (4.23%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (3.52%) Data Guard
3 5 (3.52%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (2.11%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.41%) WMI
5 2 (1.41%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.41%) Iperf
5 2 (1.41%) OpenAM
5 2 (1.41%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.41%) SCOM
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.41%) PureDisk
5 2 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.70%) Nagios
6 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 35 (24.65%) Oracle
3 14 (9.86%) Sun
4 9 (6.34%) Siebel
4 9 (6.34%) Cisco
5 7 (4.93%) MKS
6 3 (2.11%) Sculptor
6 3 (2.11%) ESRI
6 3 (2.11%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.11%) Progress
7 2 (1.41%) Cognos
7 2 (1.41%) Juniper
7 2 (1.41%) IBM
7 2 (1.41%) Google
7 2 (1.41%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.41%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.41%) F5
7 2 (1.41%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.41%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.70%) VMware
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