The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 524 469 447
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -22
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 46 73 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 1.33% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 65
Average daily rate
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£381 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £313 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £593 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £358
% change year-on-year
-8.14% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6375 5469 5622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.91% 11.76% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 3517 3368
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 134 206
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

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 July 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
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 July 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 -6 23 £388 -22.50% 2
South West -25 11 £405 +24.61% 3
East Midlands -2 5 £225 -22.41% 1
Yorkshire +10 4 £270 -16.92% 3
East of England -28 2 £150 -60.00% 2
North West -7 1 - -
South East -20 1 £375 -16.66% 4
West Midlands - - - - 2
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VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 45 (45.45%) SQL
2 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
3 39 (39.39%) Oracle
4 32 (32.32%) .NET
5 29 (29.29%) C#
5 29 (29.29%) UNIX
6 27 (27.27%) Windows
6 27 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 25 (25.25%) OO
7 25 (25.25%) Subversion
8 23 (23.23%) Linux
9 19 (19.19%) Configuration Management
10 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (18.18%) Oracle Database
11 17 (17.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (17.17%) Finance
11 17 (17.17%) PL/SQL
12 16 (16.16%) HTML
12 16 (16.16%) Release Management
13 15 (15.15%) MS Office
13 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
14 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET
14 14 (14.14%) JavaScript
14 14 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (13.13%) XML
15 13 (13.13%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (13.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (12.12%) Web Services
17 11 (11.11%) Python

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (7.07%) IIS
2 4 (4.04%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (4.04%) Lync
2 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.02%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.01%) CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (1.01%) DNN
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) MS Office
1 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.01%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.01%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (1.01%) Tridion
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) Firewall
2 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.05%) Intranet
3 5 (5.05%) Internet
3 5 (5.05%) BGP
3 5 (5.05%) EIGRP
4 4 (4.04%) SAN
4 4 (4.04%) VPN
4 4 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.03%) NAS
5 3 (3.03%) tcpdump
5 3 (3.03%) HSRP
5 3 (3.03%) Multicast
5 3 (3.03%) OSPF
6 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.02%) LDAP
6 2 (2.02%) LAN
6 2 (2.02%) AMQP
6 2 (2.02%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 13 (13.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (13.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (9.09%) DB2
4 9 (9.09%) SQL Navigator
5 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.04%) DTS
7 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (4.04%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.03%) Siebel EIM
8 3 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.02%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (25.25%) Subversion
2 17 (17.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (11.11%) ClearCase
4 9 (9.09%) PowerBuilder
5 8 (8.08%) Ant
5 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
6 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
6 7 (7.07%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (6.06%) Maven
7 6 (6.06%) Apache Ivy
8 5 (5.05%) ClearQuest
9 3 (3.03%) NUnit
9 3 (3.03%) CruiseControl
9 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (2.02%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.02%) MSI
10 2 (2.02%) JIRA
10 2 (2.02%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.02%) WiX
10 2 (2.02%) MSBuild
General
1 17 (17.17%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Investment Banking
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 3 (3.03%) Marketing
3 3 (3.03%) Publishing
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.01%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (47.47%) Developer
2 23 (23.23%) Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) SQL Developer
5 9 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.08%) PL/SQL Developer
6 8 (8.08%) PowerBuilder Developer
7 6 (6.06%) UAT Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) UAT Test Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.02%) C# Developer
11 2 (2.02%) Test Engineer
11 2 (2.02%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (32.32%) .NET
2 16 (16.16%) HTML
3 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET
4 13 (13.13%) XML
5 12 (12.12%) Web Services
6 11 (11.11%) jQuery
7 10 (10.10%) CSS
8 9 (9.09%) .NET Framework
9 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (5.05%) Ajax
11 5 (5.05%) Middleware
12 4 (4.04%) JSON
12 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 3 (3.03%) Razor View Engine
13 3 (3.03%) REST
13 3 (3.03%) WCF
13 3 (3.03%) XSD
13 3 (3.03%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (2.02%) Replication
4 2 (2.02%) W3C
4 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) Firmware
5 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.01%) Equities
5 1 (1.01%) e-Health
5 1 (1.01%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.29%) UNIX
2 27 (27.27%) Windows
3 23 (23.23%) Linux
4 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.25%) OO
2 19 (19.19%) Configuration Management
3 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (16.16%) Release Management
5 14 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.11%) MVC
8 10 (10.10%) Software Testing
9 8 (8.08%) Unit Testing
10 7 (7.07%) Incident Management
11 6 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (5.05%) Analytics
12 5 (5.05%) TDD
12 5 (5.05%) Project Management
12 5 (5.05%) ITIL
13 4 (4.04%) UML
13 4 (4.04%) OOP
13 4 (4.04%) Change Management
13 4 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (4.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.45%) SQL
2 29 (29.29%) C#
3 17 (17.17%) PL/SQL
4 14 (14.14%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.11%) VB
5 11 (11.11%) Python
6 10 (10.10%) Perl
7 8 (8.08%) VB.NET
7 8 (8.08%) VB6
8 7 (7.07%) T-SQL
8 7 (7.07%) Java
8 7 (7.07%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.06%) C++
10 5 (5.05%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.05%) PowerShell
11 4 (4.04%) Lua
11 4 (4.04%) Ruby
11 4 (4.04%) VBScript
11 4 (4.04%) PHP
12 3 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.10%) Degree
3 9 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.06%) ISEB
5 5 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.05%) CCNP
6 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.01%) CCIE
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.01%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.01%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 8 (8.08%) TickIT
3 5 (5.05%) QA
4 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.04%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.02%) UAG
5 1 (1.01%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) SCOM
2 3 (3.03%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (3.03%) MOM
2 3 (3.03%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.02%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.02%) WMI
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.02%) SCCM
4 1 (1.01%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.01%) WSUS
4 1 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 39 (39.39%) Oracle
3 9 (9.09%) Cisco
4 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.03%) Symantec
5 3 (3.03%) Siebel
5 3 (3.03%) Websense
6 2 (2.02%) Perforce
6 2 (2.02%) Open Text
6 2 (2.02%) VMware
6 2 (2.02%) Serena
6 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.02%) CA
6 2 (2.02%) Citrix
6 2 (2.02%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.01%) McAfee
7 1 (1.01%) Juniper
7 1 (1.01%) IBM
7 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.01%) Sun
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