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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 511 515 468
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -47
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 64 39 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.081% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 0.64% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 34
Average daily rate
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£399 £338 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.22% -18.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £210 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £430 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.81% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
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
6649 6125 5246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.38% 12.79% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4429 3968 3328
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 128 148
Average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £32.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £47.82 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
London +3 24 £360 -5.26% 8
South West -6 14 £400 -11.11% 3
East of England +6 9 £406 +47.72% 2
North West -15 7 £460 - 5
South East -19 5 £451 +12.81% 9
West Midlands - 3 £388 -
Yorkshire -22 2 £325 +20.37% 2
VSS/SourceSafe
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VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 63 (50.00%) Subversion
2 52 (41.27%) JavaScript
3 50 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (36.51%) SQL Server
5 43 (34.13%) SQL
6 40 (31.75%) Java
7 38 (30.16%) Perl
7 38 (30.16%) Security Cleared
8 37 (29.37%) OO
8 37 (29.37%) Microsoft
9 36 (28.57%) Windows
9 36 (28.57%) .NET
10 34 (26.98%) Python
11 33 (26.19%) ClearCase
12 32 (25.40%) DV Cleared
13 31 (24.60%) Git (software)
14 30 (23.81%) Release Management
15 27 (21.43%) Bash Shell
15 27 (21.43%) Oracle
15 27 (21.43%) Ant
16 26 (20.63%) UNIX
16 26 (20.63%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (19.84%) HTML
18 24 (19.05%) Maven
18 24 (19.05%) Ruby
19 23 (18.25%) XML
20 22 (17.46%) C++
20 22 (17.46%) Finance
21 21 (16.67%) Configuration Management

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 17 (13.49%) IIS
2 6 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.97%) JBoss
3 5 (3.97%) CMS
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (3.17%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.38%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.38%) Apache
5 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.38%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (13.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.76%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) GitHub
2 1 (0.79%) IaaS
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.52%) Wireshark
3 10 (7.94%) SDH
3 10 (7.94%) WAN
3 10 (7.94%) 3G
3 10 (7.94%) BGP
3 10 (7.94%) 2G
3 10 (7.94%) 2.5G
4 9 (7.14%) 4G
5 8 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (5.56%) EIGRP
6 7 (5.56%) OSPF
6 7 (5.56%) LAN
7 6 (4.76%) VPN
7 6 (4.76%) Firewall
8 5 (3.97%) IPsec
8 5 (3.97%) MPLS
8 5 (3.97%) LDAP
8 5 (3.97%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (8.73%) MySQL
3 11 (8.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (7.14%) Oracle Database
6 8 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 6 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (3.97%) MS Access
10 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (3.17%) OLTP
10 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (3.17%) TKPROF
11 3 (2.38%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 63 (50.00%) Subversion
2 33 (26.19%) ClearCase
3 31 (24.60%) Git (software)
4 27 (21.43%) Ant
5 26 (20.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (19.05%) Maven
7 19 (15.08%) Apache Ivy
8 13 (10.32%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.76%) PVCS
9 6 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.17%) Axure RP
11 4 (3.17%) Mercurial
12 3 (2.38%) WebSpeed
12 3 (2.38%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.38%) JIRA
12 3 (2.38%) FinalBuilder
13 2 (1.59%) Gradle
13 2 (1.59%) CruiseControl
General
1 22 (17.46%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.97%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Legal
5 2 (1.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 64 (50.79%) Developer
2 21 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 13 (10.32%) C++ Developer
4 9 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 9 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (6.35%) DBA
5 8 (6.35%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Consultant
6 6 (4.76%) UI Developer
6 6 (4.76%) UI Programmer
7 5 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.17%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (2.38%) Network Specialist
9 3 (2.38%) Environment Manager
9 3 (2.38%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.38%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.57%) .NET
2 25 (19.84%) HTML
3 23 (18.25%) XML
4 19 (15.08%) CSS
5 18 (14.29%) jQuery
6 13 (10.32%) .NET Framework
7 11 (8.73%) ASP.NET
7 11 (8.73%) HTML5
8 10 (7.94%) J2EE
8 10 (7.94%) STL
8 10 (7.94%) XSLT
9 9 (7.14%) SOAP
10 7 (5.56%) Web Services
10 7 (5.56%) Ajax
11 5 (3.97%) XML Schema
11 5 (3.97%) Middleware
11 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.97%) REST
11 5 (3.97%) CSS3
12 4 (3.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.73%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.94%) Client/Server
5 9 (7.14%) Replication
6 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.17%) Mainframe
7 4 (3.17%) W3C
7 4 (3.17%) User Experience
8 3 (2.38%) GIS
8 3 (2.38%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.38%) CMDB
9 2 (1.59%) SecurID
9 2 (1.59%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.59%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.79%) Clustering
10 1 (0.79%) e-Health
10 1 (0.79%) Ergonomics
10 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.57%) Windows
2 26 (20.63%) UNIX
3 14 (11.11%) Linux
4 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.97%) Solaris
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.37%) OO
3 30 (23.81%) Release Management
4 26 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 19 (15.08%) Scrum
7 18 (14.29%) SDLC
8 17 (13.49%) OOD
9 15 (11.90%) ITIL
10 11 (8.73%) Data Modelling
10 11 (8.73%) Project Management
11 10 (7.94%) DevOps
12 9 (7.14%) User Stories
12 9 (7.14%) Test Scripting
12 9 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 8 (6.35%) MVC
13 8 (6.35%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (5.56%) Change Management
15 6 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (41.27%) JavaScript
2 43 (34.13%) SQL
3 40 (31.75%) Java
4 38 (30.16%) Perl
5 34 (26.98%) Python
6 27 (21.43%) Bash Shell
7 24 (19.05%) Ruby
8 22 (17.46%) C++
9 21 (16.67%) C#
9 21 (16.67%) PHP
10 17 (13.49%) Lua
11 15 (11.90%) VB
12 12 (9.52%) PowerShell
13 10 (7.94%) VB6
13 10 (7.94%) T-SQL
14 9 (7.14%) PL/SQL
15 6 (4.76%) VB.NET
16 5 (3.97%) VBScript
16 5 (3.97%) C
16 5 (3.97%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 38 (30.16%) Security Cleared
2 32 (25.40%) DV Cleared
3 15 (11.90%) Sun Certification
4 9 (7.14%) OCPJP
4 9 (7.14%) CCNP
4 9 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.17%) Degree
5 4 (3.17%) VCAP
6 3 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.79%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.79%) CCNA
8 1 (0.79%) CCDP
8 1 (0.79%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.38%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.17%) vCloud
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (1.59%) vSphere
5 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle Flashback
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (3.17%) Data Guard
2 4 (3.17%) Puppet
3 3 (2.38%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.38%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (1.59%) OpenAM
4 2 (1.59%) Iperf
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (1.59%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.79%) SCOM
5 1 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (29.37%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.43%) Oracle
3 17 (13.49%) Sun
4 12 (9.52%) Cisco
5 7 (5.56%) MKS
6 6 (4.76%) VMware
7 3 (2.38%) Brocade
7 3 (2.38%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.38%) Juniper
7 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.38%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.38%) ESRI
7 3 (2.38%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.38%) Sculptor
7 3 (2.38%) Progress
8 2 (1.59%) F5
8 2 (1.59%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.59%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.59%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.59%) IBM
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