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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 487 447 475
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +28
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 98 108 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.49% 1.98% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 35
Average daily rate
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£400 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £426 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Average hourly rate £18.02 £34.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.01% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £34.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.02 £34.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-47.01% -4.22%
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
6596 5445 5365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.23% 11.55% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3555 3365
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 128 221
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £19.55 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 22 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 December 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 +8 43 £386 +0.98% 9
South West -4 30 £468 +43.92% 1
North West - 7 £375 -
East of England -20 6 £323 +17.27% 4
South East -35 6 £271 -1.63% 7
West Midlands -7 3 £350 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £290 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 78 (47.27%) SQL
2 74 (44.85%) JavaScript
3 67 (40.61%) Subversion
4 63 (38.18%) SQL Server
5 61 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (32.73%) Microsoft
7 53 (32.12%) OO
8 51 (30.91%) .NET
8 51 (30.91%) Windows
9 50 (30.30%) HTML
10 47 (28.48%) C#
11 44 (26.67%) Oracle
11 44 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 43 (26.06%) Python
12 43 (26.06%) Release Management
12 43 (26.06%) Security Cleared
13 41 (24.85%) DV Cleared
14 40 (24.24%) XML
15 39 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (23.64%) Bash Shell
16 38 (23.03%) ClearCase
17 37 (22.42%) CSS
17 37 (22.42%) UNIX
18 36 (21.82%) Web Services
18 36 (21.82%) jQuery
19 34 (20.61%) Perl
20 33 (20.00%) C++
21 30 (18.18%) Java
21 30 (18.18%) ASP.NET
21 30 (18.18%) Git (software)

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 19 (11.52%) SharePoint
2 18 (10.91%) IIS
3 12 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (5.45%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (4.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (3.03%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.03%) CMS
6 5 (3.03%) Lync
6 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.42%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.42%) Apache
7 4 (2.42%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.42%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.21%) Drupal
9 2 (1.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (15.15%) MS Office
2 23 (13.94%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.42%) MS Project
4 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.82%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (1.21%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.61%) Tridion
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.61%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.70%) Firewall
2 11 (6.67%) MPLS
2 11 (6.67%) Internet
2 11 (6.67%) BGP
3 10 (6.06%) OSPF
3 10 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.06%) FTP
3 10 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (5.45%) DHCP
4 9 (5.45%) EIGRP
5 8 (4.85%) VPN
6 7 (4.24%) VLAN
7 6 (3.64%) HSRP
7 6 (3.64%) SAN
7 6 (3.64%) Intranet
8 5 (3.03%) TACACS
8 5 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (3.03%) NAS
8 5 (3.03%) Multicast
9 4 (2.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (38.18%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.88%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (6.06%) Siebel EIM
6 8 (4.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (4.24%) MySQL
8 6 (3.64%) DTS
8 6 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (3.64%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (2.42%) TKPROF
10 4 (2.42%) OLTP
11 3 (1.82%) MS Access
11 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.21%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 67 (40.61%) Subversion
2 44 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (23.03%) ClearCase
4 30 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 18 (10.91%) Apache Ivy
5 18 (10.91%) Ant
5 18 (10.91%) Visual Studio
5 18 (10.91%) Maven
6 16 (9.70%) JIRA
6 16 (9.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (4.85%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.03%) PHPUnit
8 5 (3.03%) WiX
8 5 (3.03%) NUnit
8 5 (3.03%) MSI
9 4 (2.42%) CruiseControl
9 4 (2.42%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.82%) MyEclipse
10 3 (1.82%) Hudson
10 3 (1.82%) MSBuild
General
1 25 (15.15%) Finance
2 8 (4.85%) Banking
2 8 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.03%) Publishing
4 4 (2.42%) Local Government
4 4 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.61%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.61%) Front Office
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 97 (58.79%) Developer
2 24 (14.55%) Analyst
3 22 (13.33%) C++ Developer
4 18 (10.91%) Senior Developer
5 16 (9.70%) Java Developer
6 14 (8.48%) Applications Support
7 13 (7.88%) SharePoint Developer
8 11 (6.67%) Network Engineer
9 10 (6.06%) Support Analyst
9 10 (6.06%) Applications Support Analyst
10 8 (4.85%) Consultant
10 8 (4.85%) Siebel Developer
11 7 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (3.64%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.64%) .NET Developer
13 5 (3.03%) C# Developer
13 5 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
13 5 (3.03%) Test Analyst
13 5 (3.03%) SharePoint Consultant
13 5 (3.03%) Senior SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (30.91%) .NET
2 50 (30.30%) HTML
3 40 (24.24%) XML
4 37 (22.42%) CSS
5 36 (21.82%) Web Services
5 36 (21.82%) jQuery
6 30 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 17 (10.30%) Ajax
7 17 (10.30%) .NET Framework
8 15 (9.09%) XSLT
9 12 (7.27%) SOAP
10 11 (6.67%) WCF
11 9 (5.45%) Middleware
11 9 (5.45%) J2EE
12 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (4.24%) HTML5
13 7 (4.24%) WF
13 7 (4.24%) Silverlight
13 7 (4.24%) ADO.NET
13 7 (4.24%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
1 8 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.64%) W3C
3 5 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.42%) Replication
5 3 (1.82%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.82%) SecurID
6 2 (1.21%) e-Health
6 2 (1.21%) Open Source
6 2 (1.21%) NHS
6 2 (1.21%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Equities
7 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.91%) Windows
2 37 (22.42%) UNIX
3 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (9.09%) Linux
5 11 (6.67%) AIX
6 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.82%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.61%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.12%) OO
3 43 (26.06%) Release Management
4 39 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (15.76%) Unit Testing
6 24 (14.55%) MVC
7 19 (11.52%) OOD
8 18 (10.91%) Analytics
9 16 (9.70%) Workflow
9 16 (9.70%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.48%) Migration
10 14 (8.48%) Configuration Management
11 13 (7.88%) Scrum
11 13 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (6.67%) ITIL
14 9 (5.45%) UML
14 9 (5.45%) EAI
14 9 (5.45%) Change Management
14 9 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 78 (47.27%) SQL
2 74 (44.85%) JavaScript
3 47 (28.48%) C#
4 43 (26.06%) Python
5 39 (23.64%) Bash Shell
6 34 (20.61%) Perl
7 33 (20.00%) C++
8 30 (18.18%) Java
9 26 (15.76%) Ruby
10 24 (14.55%) PHP
11 23 (13.94%) T-SQL
12 19 (11.52%) Shell Script
13 18 (10.91%) PL/SQL
14 17 (10.30%) VBScript
14 17 (10.30%) Lua
15 15 (9.09%) VB
16 13 (7.88%) VB.NET
16 13 (7.88%) PowerShell
17 11 (6.67%) Korn
18 9 (5.45%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (26.06%) Security Cleared
2 41 (24.85%) DV Cleared
3 14 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (6.67%) Sun Certification
5 8 (4.85%) Siebel Certification
6 7 (4.24%) CCNP
7 6 (3.64%) CCNA
7 6 (3.64%) CCIE
8 5 (3.03%) OCPJP
8 5 (3.03%) Degree
8 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.42%) MCSA
10 3 (1.82%) ISEB
10 3 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.21%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.61%) MCP
12 1 (0.61%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 9 (5.45%) SLA
3 7 (4.24%) QA
4 4 (2.42%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.82%) TickIT
5 3 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.21%) WCAG
6 2 (1.21%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.82%) UAG
4 3 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.21%) vSphere
6 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.24%) SCOM
3 5 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.03%) MOM
3 5 (3.03%) MIMEsweeper
4 4 (2.42%) Nagios
4 4 (2.42%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (2.42%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.21%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.21%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.21%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.21%) WMI
5 2 (1.21%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.61%) SCCM
6 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 54 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 44 (26.67%) Oracle
3 17 (10.30%) Cisco
4 11 (6.67%) Siebel
4 11 (6.67%) Sun
5 7 (4.24%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.03%) Symantec
6 5 (3.03%) Websense
6 5 (3.03%) Juniper
7 4 (2.42%) Open Text
7 4 (2.42%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.82%) hybris
8 3 (1.82%) VMware
9 2 (1.21%) CA
9 2 (1.21%) RedDot
9 2 (1.21%) F5
9 2 (1.21%) Nintex
9 2 (1.21%) Google
10 1 (0.61%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.61%) Draytek
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