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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 469 460 448
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 88 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.39% 1.52% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 57 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £314 £311
% change year-on-year
+43.31% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 - £25.25
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
6331 5210 4865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.63% 11.85% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4348 3361 3082
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 198
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -10 36 £375 -11.76% 11
South West +10 28 £478 +47.07%
North West -4 8 £375 - 5
East of England -7 6 £323 +7.05% 5
South East -17 4 £271 -9.83% 11
East Midlands +14 3 £200 - 1
West Midlands +2 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 3
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 85 (53.13%) JavaScript
2 72 (45.00%) SQL
3 66 (41.25%) SQL Server
4 64 (40.00%) Subversion
5 62 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (35.00%) OO
7 55 (34.38%) Microsoft
8 54 (33.75%) HTML
8 54 (33.75%) .NET
9 51 (31.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 48 (30.00%) C#
10 48 (30.00%) Windows
11 45 (28.13%) Security Cleared
12 43 (26.88%) Python
13 42 (26.25%) DV Cleared
14 41 (25.63%) XML
14 41 (25.63%) ClearCase
15 40 (25.00%) Java
16 39 (24.38%) CSS
16 39 (24.38%) jQuery
16 39 (24.38%) Bash Shell
17 38 (23.75%) Release Management
17 38 (23.75%) Perl
18 37 (23.13%) Oracle
18 37 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (22.50%) C++
20 35 (21.88%) Web Services
20 35 (21.88%) UNIX
21 34 (21.25%) ASP.NET
22 32 (20.00%) Git (software)

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 22 (13.75%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.63%) IIS
3 12 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (5.63%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (3.75%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (3.13%) Apache
7 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.50%) Lync
7 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.50%) CMS
7 4 (2.50%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.88%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.88%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.88%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.88%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.25%) Drupal
9 2 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (15.00%) MS Office
2 20 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.88%) MS Project
5 2 (1.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.25%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.25%) GitHub
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) Firewall
2 12 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (6.88%) OSPF
3 11 (6.88%) Internet
4 10 (6.25%) MPLS
4 10 (6.25%) FTP
4 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.63%) DHCP
5 9 (5.63%) BGP
5 9 (5.63%) VLAN
6 7 (4.38%) VPN
6 7 (4.38%) EIGRP
6 7 (4.38%) Wireshark
7 6 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (3.75%) Intranet
8 5 (3.13%) SAN
9 4 (2.50%) NAS
9 4 (2.50%) HSRP
9 4 (2.50%) 4G
9 4 (2.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (41.25%) SQL Server
2 27 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (10.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (8.75%) Relational Database
6 12 (7.50%) MySQL
7 10 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (5.00%) Siebel EIM
10 6 (3.75%) DTS
11 5 (3.13%) MS Access
11 5 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (3.13%) Oracle Database
11 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.88%) OLTP
12 3 (1.88%) TKPROF
12 3 (1.88%) MarkLogic
12 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (40.00%) Subversion
2 51 (31.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (25.63%) ClearCase
4 32 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 24 (15.00%) Ant
6 21 (13.13%) Maven
6 21 (13.13%) Apache Ivy
7 20 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 16 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (9.38%) JIRA
10 8 (5.00%) Jenkins
11 6 (3.75%) PHPUnit
12 5 (3.13%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.50%) Hudson
14 3 (1.88%) PVCS
14 3 (1.88%) Toad
14 3 (1.88%) NetBeans
14 3 (1.88%) NUnit
14 3 (1.88%) Bugzilla
14 3 (1.88%) MSI
General
1 19 (11.88%) Finance
2 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.38%) Banking
3 5 (3.13%) Publishing
4 4 (2.50%) Local Government
5 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 96 (60.00%) Developer
2 20 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 19 (11.88%) C++ Developer
3 19 (11.88%) Senior Developer
4 18 (11.25%) Analyst
5 14 (8.75%) Applications Support
6 13 (8.13%) SharePoint Developer
7 10 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.25%) Network Engineer
7 10 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (5.63%) Siebel Developer
8 9 (5.63%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (5.63%) Consultant
8 9 (5.63%) Architect
9 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.13%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.13%) PHP Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Senior SharePoint Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Senior Siebel Developer
10 5 (3.13%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (33.75%) HTML
1 54 (33.75%) .NET
2 41 (25.63%) XML
3 39 (24.38%) CSS
3 39 (24.38%) jQuery
4 35 (21.88%) Web Services
5 34 (21.25%) ASP.NET
6 19 (11.88%) Ajax
7 18 (11.25%) XSLT
8 17 (10.63%) .NET Framework
9 14 (8.75%) WCF
10 11 (6.88%) SOAP
10 11 (6.88%) J2EE
11 10 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (5.63%) HTML5
13 8 (5.00%) WF
14 7 (4.38%) XHTML
14 7 (4.38%) ADO.NET
14 7 (4.38%) Silverlight
15 6 (3.75%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.75%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.13%) W3C
4 4 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.88%) Replication
5 3 (1.88%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.88%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.25%) SecurID
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Open Source
6 2 (1.25%) Clustering
6 2 (1.25%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) GIS
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Kindle
7 1 (0.63%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 48 (30.00%) Windows
2 35 (21.88%) UNIX
3 16 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.13%) Linux
5 11 (6.88%) AIX
6 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.88%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.88%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.25%) Android
9 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.63%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.00%) OO
3 38 (23.75%) Release Management
4 37 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (17.50%) MVC
6 25 (15.63%) Unit Testing
7 20 (12.50%) OOD
8 18 (11.25%) Scrum
9 15 (9.38%) Workflow
9 15 (9.38%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.75%) Analytics
10 14 (8.75%) Migration
10 14 (8.75%) Configuration Management
11 12 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.88%) OOP
12 11 (6.88%) ITIL
12 11 (6.88%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (5.00%) UML
14 7 (4.38%) EAI
14 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 85 (53.13%) JavaScript
2 72 (45.00%) SQL
3 48 (30.00%) C#
4 43 (26.88%) Python
5 40 (25.00%) Java
6 39 (24.38%) Bash Shell
7 38 (23.75%) Perl
8 36 (22.50%) C++
9 27 (16.88%) PHP
9 27 (16.88%) Ruby
10 26 (16.25%) T-SQL
11 19 (11.88%) Lua
12 18 (11.25%) Shell Script
13 16 (10.00%) PL/SQL
14 14 (8.75%) VBScript
15 12 (7.50%) PowerShell
15 12 (7.50%) VB
15 12 (7.50%) VB.NET
16 11 (6.88%) Korn
17 9 (5.63%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 42 (26.25%) DV Cleared
3 14 (8.75%) Sun Certification
4 12 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.63%) Siebel Certification
6 7 (4.38%) OCPJP
7 6 (3.75%) CCNA
8 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.13%) CCIE
8 5 (3.13%) CCNP
9 4 (2.50%) MCSA
10 3 (1.88%) Degree
11 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.63%) MCP
12 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.63%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) SLA
1 9 (5.63%) QA
2 7 (4.38%) ISO 9001
3 6 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.88%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.25%) WCAG
5 2 (1.25%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.88%) UAG
4 3 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.25%) vSphere
6 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.38%) SCOM
3 4 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (2.50%) Nagios
3 4 (2.50%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (2.50%) MOM
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.88%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.25%) WMI
5 2 (1.25%) PureDisk
5 2 (1.25%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.63%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.63%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 55 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 37 (23.13%) Oracle
3 15 (9.38%) Sun
3 15 (9.38%) Cisco
4 9 (5.63%) Siebel
5 5 (3.13%) Juniper
6 4 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.50%) Websense
6 4 (2.50%) Symantec
7 3 (1.88%) VMware
7 3 (1.88%) F5
7 3 (1.88%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.88%) hybris
8 2 (1.25%) Google
8 2 (1.25%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.25%) Nintex
8 2 (1.25%) RedDot
8 2 (1.25%) Open Text
9 1 (0.63%) Sybase
9 1 (0.63%) CA
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