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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 523 464 436
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -28
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 65 94 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 1.64% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 57 59
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£388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50
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
6715 5734 5881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 12.06% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4503 3792 3310
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 £290 £281 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -21 26 £382 -3.11% 2
South West -28 18 £450 +38.46% 7
South East -9 7 £375 -14.28% 3
East Midlands +10 6 £225 -5.26%
West Midlands -13 3 £344 -
Yorkshire +3 2 £295 +21.02% 6
North West -9 2 - - 3
East of England -40 1 - - 3
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 38 (35.51%) Subversion
2 36 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
3 35 (32.71%) SQL
4 34 (31.78%) Windows
5 33 (30.84%) OO
6 31 (28.97%) SQL Server
7 30 (28.04%) .NET
8 29 (27.10%) HTML
8 29 (27.10%) JavaScript
8 29 (27.10%) Oracle
9 28 (26.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (22.43%) C#
11 23 (21.50%) Python
11 23 (21.50%) Release Management
12 22 (20.56%) XML
13 21 (19.63%) UNIX
14 20 (18.69%) ClearCase
15 19 (17.76%) Java
15 19 (17.76%) ASP.NET
15 19 (17.76%) MVC
15 19 (17.76%) jQuery
15 19 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (17.76%) DV Cleared
15 19 (17.76%) Security Cleared
16 17 (15.89%) C++
17 16 (14.95%) Perl
17 16 (14.95%) Finance
18 15 (14.02%) Web Services
18 15 (14.02%) Linux

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (9.35%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (7.48%) IIS
3 7 (6.54%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.61%) Lync
4 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.74%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.74%) Apache
6 3 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.80%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.93%) CMS
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.93%) DNN
8 1 (0.93%) Liferay
Applications
1 13 (12.15%) MS Office
2 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.93%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.93%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.87%) Magento
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.93%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.93%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.93%) Tridion
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.08%) Firewall
2 9 (8.41%) BGP
2 9 (8.41%) Intranet
3 7 (6.54%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.54%) VPN
3 7 (6.54%) SAN
3 7 (6.54%) OSPF
4 6 (5.61%) EIGRP
5 5 (4.67%) TACACS
5 5 (4.67%) NAS
5 5 (4.67%) Internet
6 4 (3.74%) Extranet
6 4 (3.74%) VoIP
6 4 (3.74%) DHCP
6 4 (3.74%) tcpdump
6 4 (3.74%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.74%) MPLS
6 4 (3.74%) HSRP
6 4 (3.74%) Multicast
7 3 (2.80%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.28%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.54%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.54%) MySQL
3 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (4.67%) DTS
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (2.80%) Siebel EIM
6 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.80%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.80%) Big Data
7 2 (1.87%) TKPROF
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.87%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 38 (35.51%) Subversion
2 28 (26.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (18.69%) ClearCase
4 13 (12.15%) Git (software)
5 12 (11.21%) Maven
5 12 (11.21%) Ant
5 12 (11.21%) Apache Ivy
6 9 (8.41%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (4.67%) JIRA
8 4 (3.74%) PHPUnit
9 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (2.80%) MyEclipse
9 3 (2.80%) CruiseControl
9 3 (2.80%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.80%) NetBeans
9 3 (2.80%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.87%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (1.87%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.87%) MSI
General
1 16 (14.95%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.80%) Publishing
3 3 (2.80%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (54.21%) Developer
2 13 (12.15%) Analyst
3 10 (9.35%) Java Developer
4 9 (8.41%) .NET Developer
4 9 (8.41%) C++ Developer
4 9 (8.41%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.54%) Consultant
5 7 (6.54%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (5.61%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (4.67%) SharePoint Consultant
7 5 (4.67%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Senior SharePoint Developer
8 4 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.80%) UAT Test Analyst
9 3 (2.80%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.04%) .NET
2 29 (27.10%) HTML
3 22 (20.56%) XML
4 19 (17.76%) ASP.NET
4 19 (17.76%) jQuery
5 15 (14.02%) Web Services
6 14 (13.08%) CSS
7 11 (10.28%) .NET Framework
8 10 (9.35%) Ajax
9 9 (8.41%) WCF
10 8 (7.48%) XSLT
10 8 (7.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (5.61%) WF
12 6 (5.61%) Silverlight
12 6 (5.61%) Struts
12 6 (5.61%) J2EE
12 6 (5.61%) Spring
12 6 (5.61%) Hibernate
13 5 (4.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.80%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.80%) SecurID
4 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.87%) User Experience
4 2 (1.87%) e-Health
4 2 (1.87%) Clustering
4 2 (1.87%) Replication
4 2 (1.87%) W3C
5 1 (0.93%) Firmware
5 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.93%) Equities
5 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 34 (31.78%) Windows
2 21 (19.63%) UNIX
3 15 (14.02%) Linux
4 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.74%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.80%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.93%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.84%) OO
3 23 (21.50%) Release Management
4 19 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (17.76%) MVC
5 15 (14.02%) Unit Testing
6 12 (11.21%) Configuration Management
7 10 (9.35%) Workflow
8 9 (8.41%) Analytics
9 7 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (6.54%) ITIL
10 6 (5.61%) UML
11 5 (4.67%) OOP
11 5 (4.67%) Change Management
11 5 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.67%) BPEL
11 5 (4.67%) Document Management
11 5 (4.67%) Software Engineering
11 5 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (4.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (32.71%) SQL
2 29 (27.10%) JavaScript
3 24 (22.43%) C#
4 23 (21.50%) Python
5 19 (17.76%) Java
6 17 (15.89%) C++
7 16 (14.95%) Perl
8 13 (12.15%) PHP
8 13 (12.15%) T-SQL
9 12 (11.21%) PL/SQL
9 12 (11.21%) PowerShell
10 10 (9.35%) Shell Script
10 10 (9.35%) VB
11 9 (8.41%) Lua
12 8 (7.48%) Bash Shell
12 8 (7.48%) VB.NET
13 7 (6.54%) C
14 6 (5.61%) VB6
14 6 (5.61%) Ruby
15 5 (4.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (17.76%) DV Cleared
1 19 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.48%) CCNP
2 8 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.67%) Sun Certification
3 5 (4.67%) Degree
4 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.74%) MCSA
5 3 (2.80%) CCIE
5 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.80%) ISEB
6 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) CCNA
6 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.80%) TickIT
3 2 (1.87%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (5.61%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.74%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.80%) UAG
4 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.87%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.87%) vSphere
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) SCOM
2 5 (4.67%) MIMEsweeper
2 5 (4.67%) MOM
2 5 (4.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (3.74%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.80%) Nagios
4 3 (2.80%) SCCM
4 3 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.87%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.87%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.87%) WMI
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
6 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.93%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 29 (27.10%) Oracle
3 10 (9.35%) Cisco
4 7 (6.54%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.67%) Symantec
5 5 (4.67%) Sun
5 5 (4.67%) Websense
6 4 (3.74%) Juniper
7 3 (2.80%) CA
7 3 (2.80%) VMware
7 3 (2.80%) Siebel
7 3 (2.80%) Citrix
7 3 (2.80%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.80%) hybris
8 2 (1.87%) Open Text
8 2 (1.87%) Dell
9 1 (0.93%) EMC
9 1 (0.93%) HP
9 1 (0.93%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.93%) Serena
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