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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 564 560 538
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 73 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 0.81% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 27
Median daily rate £354 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £483 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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
7615 6539 6276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.94% 12.89% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5222 4234 4106
Median daily rate £435 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 129 129
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.04 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.74% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.34 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -2.11%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -7 18 £338 +13.44%
South East -10 12 £375 -21.05% 5
South West -3 11 £500 +9.17% 5
East of England +11 10 £369 +47.50%
West Midlands -4 8 £325 -3.70%
East Midlands +11 6 £375 -25.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £390 -
North West -17 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £263 -
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 49 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (32.38%) SQL
4 31 (29.52%) .NET
5 30 (28.57%) Cisco
6 28 (26.67%) Subversion
7 27 (25.71%) JIRA
7 27 (25.71%) SQL Server
8 23 (21.90%) LAN
8 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
8 23 (21.90%) Waterfall
9 22 (20.95%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
9 22 (20.95%) Firewall
10 21 (20.00%) BGP
11 20 (19.05%) Oracle
11 20 (19.05%) ITIL
11 20 (19.05%) UML
12 19 (18.10%) Finance
12 19 (18.10%) Security Cleared
12 19 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (17.14%) V-Model
13 18 (17.14%) TickIT
13 18 (17.14%) ISO 9001
14 17 (16.19%) CCNP
15 16 (15.24%) Release Management
15 16 (15.24%) OSPF
15 16 (15.24%) WAN
15 16 (15.24%) C#
16 14 (13.33%) HTML

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 5 (4.76%) Confluence
1 5 (4.76%) JBoss
2 4 (3.81%) CMS
2 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.90%) IIS
3 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.95%) Apache
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.95%) SAS
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.81%) MS Office
2 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) AWD
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.90%) LAN
2 22 (20.95%) Firewall
3 21 (20.00%) BGP
4 19 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (15.24%) OSPF
5 16 (15.24%) WAN
6 11 (10.48%) VLAN
7 10 (9.52%) EIGRP
7 10 (9.52%) VPN
8 9 (8.57%) Wireless
9 8 (7.62%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
10 7 (6.67%) DMVPN
10 7 (6.67%) HSRP
10 7 (6.67%) MPLS
10 7 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (5.71%) TACACS
12 5 (4.76%) Multicast
12 5 (4.76%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (3.81%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.86%) MS Access
9 2 (1.90%) Big Data
9 2 (1.90%) OLTP
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.90%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.90%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 45 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (26.67%) Subversion
3 27 (25.71%) JIRA
4 14 (13.33%) ClearCase
5 12 (11.43%) Ant
5 12 (11.43%) Maven
5 12 (11.43%) Visual Studio
6 9 (8.57%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.62%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.76%) CruiseControl
10 4 (3.81%) Hudson
10 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.81%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.90%) FinalBuilder
11 2 (1.90%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.95%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.95%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.95%) Selenium
12 1 (0.95%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 19 (18.10%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Military
2 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.86%) Back Office
3 3 (2.86%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.90%) French Language
5 1 (0.95%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (39.05%) Developer
2 19 (18.10%) Network Engineer
3 17 (16.19%) Configuration Engineer
3 17 (16.19%) Release and Configuration Engineer
3 17 (16.19%) Release Engineer
4 16 (15.24%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.57%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.71%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (4.76%) C# WPF Developer
8 5 (4.76%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 5 (4.76%) WPF Developer
9 4 (3.81%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (29.52%) .NET
2 14 (13.33%) HTML
3 13 (12.38%) ASP.NET
3 13 (12.38%) XML
4 9 (8.57%) jQuery
5 8 (7.62%) WPF
6 7 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (6.67%) WCF
6 7 (6.67%) WinForms
7 5 (4.76%) ADO.NET
7 5 (4.76%) CSS
7 5 (4.76%) DHTML
7 5 (4.76%) Web Services
8 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.86%) 802.1X
8 3 (2.86%) Middleware
9 2 (1.90%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.90%) MDX
9 2 (1.90%) RESTful
9 2 (1.90%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.86%) Derivative
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.90%) Replication
4 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.95%) Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) EPoS
5 1 (0.95%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.95%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Unix
2 9 (8.57%) Windows
3 5 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (0.95%) CatOS
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.90%) Waterfall
3 20 (19.05%) ITIL
3 20 (19.05%) UML
4 18 (17.14%) V-Model
5 16 (15.24%) Release Management
6 14 (13.33%) OO
7 13 (12.38%) Migration
8 11 (10.48%) MVC
9 10 (9.52%) ETL
10 9 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (7.62%) High Availability
12 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (5.71%) Scrum
14 5 (4.76%) DevOps
14 5 (4.76%) SOA
15 4 (3.81%) Analytics
15 4 (3.81%) Project Management
15 4 (3.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.38%) SQL
2 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
3 16 (15.24%) C#
4 14 (13.33%) Perl
5 13 (12.38%) Java
5 13 (12.38%) T-SQL
6 12 (11.43%) Python
7 9 (8.57%) Lua
7 9 (8.57%) PHP
7 9 (8.57%) VB
8 8 (7.62%) PL/SQL
9 6 (5.71%) VB.NET
9 6 (5.71%) VBScript
10 5 (4.76%) Ruby
10 5 (4.76%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.81%) C++
11 4 (3.81%) VB6
12 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.86%) VC++
13 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (20.95%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (18.10%) Security Cleared
3 17 (16.19%) CCNP
4 12 (11.43%) DV Cleared
5 8 (7.62%) CCNA
6 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.76%) Sun Certification
8 4 (3.81%) Degree
9 2 (1.90%) CCIE
9 2 (1.90%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.95%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.14%) ISO 9001
1 18 (17.14%) TickIT
2 10 (9.52%) QA
3 2 (1.90%) GLP
3 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.95%) NFS
3 1 (0.95%) vCloud
3 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.81%) logstash
3 4 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.81%) Puppet
4 2 (1.90%) Nagios
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.95%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.95%) OpenView
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.95%) SCOM
5 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.95%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 30 (28.57%) Cisco
2 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
3 20 (19.05%) Oracle
4 9 (8.57%) SolarWinds
5 7 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 6 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.71%) Infoblox
7 5 (4.76%) Juniper
7 5 (4.76%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.76%) Sun
8 4 (3.81%) CA
8 4 (3.81%) IBM
8 4 (3.81%) Splunk
8 4 (3.81%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.86%) SAP
10 2 (1.90%) VMware
11 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.95%) Brocade
11 1 (0.95%) Capita
11 1 (0.95%) Google
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