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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 587 532 551
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +19
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 44 75 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.15% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 1.08% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 58 29
Median daily rate £320 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.79% +6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £375 £290
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +29.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £27.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.15%
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
8030 6976 6169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.08% 13.52% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5557 4673 4043
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 132
Median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.43 £46.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
South West +11 18 £315 -21.25% 1
London -24 12 £625 +56.25% 4
South East -5 5 - - 2
North West -9 5 £400 -8.57%
West Midlands -23 3 £400 +3.22%
East of England +12 1 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 46 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (33.88%) .NET
4 40 (33.06%) Microsoft
5 39 (32.23%) SQL Server
6 37 (30.58%) Cisco
7 36 (29.75%) SQL
8 31 (25.62%) Subversion
9 29 (23.97%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (20.66%) JIRA
11 24 (19.83%) Finance
11 24 (19.83%) Firewall
11 24 (19.83%) Oracle
12 23 (19.01%) Waterfall
13 22 (18.18%) Visual Studio
13 22 (18.18%) ITIL
13 22 (18.18%) OSPF
13 22 (18.18%) BGP
14 21 (17.36%) ASP.NET
14 21 (17.36%) Web Services
14 21 (17.36%) LAN
15 20 (16.53%) Java
15 20 (16.53%) Security Cleared
15 20 (16.53%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (15.70%) Perl
16 19 (15.70%) UML
17 18 (14.88%) ISO 9001
17 18 (14.88%) HTML
17 18 (14.88%) TickIT
17 18 (14.88%) V-Model

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 11 (9.09%) IIS
1 11 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.31%) JBoss
4 3 (2.48%) Confluence
5 2 (1.65%) SAS
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) CMS
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) MS Office
2 6 (4.96%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.83%) Firewall
2 22 (18.18%) BGP
2 22 (18.18%) OSPF
3 21 (17.36%) LAN
4 20 (16.53%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (14.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (14.05%) VLAN
7 16 (13.22%) VPN
8 14 (11.57%) HSRP
9 13 (10.74%) WAN
10 12 (9.92%) NX-OS
11 11 (9.09%) SSL
12 9 (7.44%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (7.44%) HTTP
12 9 (7.44%) Wireless
13 8 (6.61%) MPLS
13 8 (6.61%) Spanning Tree
14 7 (5.79%) Cisco Wireless
14 7 (5.79%) WLAN
15 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (32.23%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (10.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.31%) MS Access
7 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.65%) Big Data
9 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.65%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.83%) OLTP
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 42 (34.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (25.62%) Subversion
3 25 (20.66%) JIRA
4 22 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 12 (9.92%) ClearCase
6 10 (8.26%) Ant
6 10 (8.26%) Maven
7 7 (5.79%) Git (software)
8 6 (4.96%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.13%) CruiseControl
10 4 (3.31%) Hudson
10 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.31%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.48%) FinalBuilder
12 2 (1.65%) TortoiseSVN
13 1 (0.83%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.83%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.83%) NUnit
General
1 24 (19.83%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Retail
3 7 (5.79%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.31%) Military
6 3 (2.48%) Back Office
6 3 (2.48%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.65%) French Language
8 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.83%) Electronics
8 1 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (42.15%) Developer
2 27 (22.31%) Network Engineer
3 20 (16.53%) .NET Developer
4 17 (14.05%) Analyst
4 17 (14.05%) Configuration Engineer
4 17 (14.05%) Release and Configuration Engineer
4 17 (14.05%) Release Engineer
5 15 (12.40%) SQL Developer
6 9 (7.44%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.44%) VB.NET Developer
7 8 (6.61%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Analyst Developer
8 7 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Middleware Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Middleware Developer
8 7 (5.79%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.79%) WebSphere Developer
9 6 (4.96%) T-SQL Developer
9 6 (4.96%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (33.88%) .NET
2 21 (17.36%) ASP.NET
2 21 (17.36%) Web Services
3 18 (14.88%) HTML
4 14 (11.57%) XML
5 11 (9.09%) jQuery
6 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (8.26%) JSON
7 9 (7.44%) RESTful
8 8 (6.61%) Middleware
9 7 (5.79%) IBM Integration Bus
9 7 (5.79%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (5.79%) XSLT
10 6 (4.96%) CSS
10 6 (4.96%) WinForms
11 5 (4.13%) 802.1X
11 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (4.13%) WPF
12 4 (3.31%) .NET Framework
12 4 (3.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.79%) Equities
2 7 (5.79%) Fixed Income
3 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.48%) Derivative
3 3 (2.48%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.48%) Replication
4 2 (1.65%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.65%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.83%) EPoS
5 1 (0.83%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.83%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.40%) Unix
2 6 (4.96%) Linux
2 6 (4.96%) Windows
3 1 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.01%) Waterfall
3 22 (18.18%) ITIL
4 19 (15.70%) UML
5 18 (14.88%) V-Model
6 14 (11.57%) Release Management
7 11 (9.09%) MVC
7 11 (9.09%) OO
8 10 (8.26%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.26%) Migration
9 9 (7.44%) ETL
10 8 (6.61%) Data Modelling
10 8 (6.61%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (5.79%) Asset Management
11 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.79%) DevOps
11 7 (5.79%) High Availability
11 7 (5.79%) System Testing
12 5 (4.13%) Scrum
12 5 (4.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.75%) SQL
2 20 (16.53%) Java
3 19 (15.70%) Perl
4 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.22%) VB.NET
5 15 (12.40%) C#
6 12 (9.92%) Shell Script
6 12 (9.92%) T-SQL
7 10 (8.26%) Python
7 10 (8.26%) VB
8 7 (5.79%) Lua
8 7 (5.79%) PHP
9 6 (4.96%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.13%) C++
10 5 (4.13%) Ruby
10 5 (4.13%) VB6
10 5 (4.13%) VBScript
11 4 (3.31%) VC++
12 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (23.97%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.53%) Security Cleared
3 17 (14.05%) CCNP
4 12 (9.92%) CCNA
5 10 (8.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.44%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.61%) CCIE
8 6 (4.96%) Degree
9 5 (4.13%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.31%) Sun Certification
11 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.83%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.88%) ISO 9001
1 18 (14.88%) TickIT
2 7 (5.79%) QA
3 5 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.65%) GLP
5 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Firmware
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) FortiGate
1 5 (4.13%) Nagios
2 4 (3.31%) logstash
2 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.31%) Puppet
3 2 (1.65%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.83%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 40 (33.06%) Microsoft
2 37 (30.58%) Cisco
3 24 (19.83%) Oracle
4 10 (8.26%) Juniper
5 8 (6.61%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.79%) Serena
7 6 (4.96%) Infoblox
7 6 (4.96%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.13%) Brocade
9 4 (3.31%) CA
9 4 (3.31%) F5
9 4 (3.31%) HP
9 4 (3.31%) IBM
9 4 (3.31%) ServiceNow
9 4 (3.31%) Splunk
9 4 (3.31%) Sun
9 4 (3.31%) TIBCO
9 4 (3.31%) VMware
10 3 (2.48%) Infragistics
10 3 (2.48%) Riverbed