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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 508 537 481
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -56
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 104 45 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.089% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.37% 0.68% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 26 54
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £513 £646
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-43.07% -
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
7565 6593 5766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.03% 13.09% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5043 4272 3773
Average daily rate £408 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 119 123
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 34 £450 +16.12% 3
South East -16 18 £345 -8.00% 5
South West -5 11 £450 +11.11% 1
East Midlands -4 10 £400 +77.77% 5
West Midlands - 9 £350 - 2
East of England +13 8 £261 - 1
North East - 8 £338 -
Yorkshire -27 4 £400 +14.28% 1
North West - 2 £438 - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 65 (40.37%) Subversion
2 63 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (35.40%) JavaScript
4 55 (34.16%) SQL Server
5 47 (29.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (28.57%) SQL
7 45 (27.95%) .NET
8 41 (25.47%) Microsoft
9 38 (23.60%) Perl
10 35 (21.74%) Windows
10 35 (21.74%) Security Cleared
11 34 (21.12%) OO
11 34 (21.12%) Java
11 34 (21.12%) Oracle
12 33 (20.50%) Python
13 31 (19.25%) HTML
14 29 (18.01%) Cisco
14 29 (18.01%) Finance
14 29 (18.01%) Release Management
14 29 (18.01%) DV Cleared
15 28 (17.39%) jQuery
15 28 (17.39%) UNIX
16 27 (16.77%) MS Excel
16 27 (16.77%) ClearCase
17 26 (16.15%) CSS
17 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (15.53%) Git (software)
18 25 (15.53%) IIS
18 25 (15.53%) Cisco Certification

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (15.53%) IIS
2 9 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.73%) CMS
3 6 (3.73%) JBoss
4 5 (3.11%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.11%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.86%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.86%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.24%) Apache
7 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.24%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (16.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.07%) MS Office
3 11 (6.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.11%) PaaS
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 20 (12.42%) EIGRP
2 20 (12.42%) Firewall
3 18 (11.18%) OSPF
3 18 (11.18%) WAN
4 17 (10.56%) LAN
4 17 (10.56%) BGP
5 15 (9.32%) MPLS
6 13 (8.07%) VPN
6 13 (8.07%) VLAN
6 13 (8.07%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (6.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (6.83%) Spanning Tree
7 11 (6.83%) IPsec
7 11 (6.83%) VoIP
8 10 (6.21%) Multicast
9 9 (5.59%) HSRP
9 9 (5.59%) Network Security
10 8 (4.97%) Wireshark
10 8 (4.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (34.16%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (11.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (8.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (5.59%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (3.73%) MySQL
10 6 (3.73%) DTS
10 6 (3.73%) Relational Database
11 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.86%) OLTP
12 3 (1.86%) MS Access
12 3 (1.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 65 (40.37%) Subversion
2 47 (29.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (16.77%) ClearCase
4 25 (15.53%) Git (software)
5 24 (14.91%) Maven
6 23 (14.29%) Ant
7 21 (13.04%) Visual Studio
8 18 (11.18%) Apache Ivy
9 12 (7.45%) JIRA
10 7 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.73%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (3.11%) StarTeam
13 4 (2.48%) NUnit
13 4 (2.48%) JSUnit
13 4 (2.48%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.48%) Axure RP
14 3 (1.86%) Mercurial
14 3 (1.86%) FinalBuilder
15 2 (1.24%) Hudson
15 2 (1.24%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (18.01%) Finance
2 12 (7.45%) Banking
3 11 (6.83%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.48%) Electronics
6 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (45.34%) Developer
2 18 (11.18%) Java Developer
3 15 (9.32%) Analyst
4 13 (8.07%) C++ Developer
4 13 (8.07%) UI Developer
4 13 (8.07%) UI Programmer
5 12 (7.45%) Configuration Engineer
5 12 (7.45%) Network Engineer
6 11 (6.83%) Release Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.59%) .NET Developer
8 8 (4.97%) DBA
8 8 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.73%) Consultant
10 6 (3.73%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.73%) Analyst Programmer
10 6 (3.73%) Programmer
11 5 (3.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (27.95%) .NET
2 31 (19.25%) HTML
3 28 (17.39%) jQuery
4 26 (16.15%) CSS
5 22 (13.66%) XML
6 19 (11.80%) ASP.NET
7 16 (9.94%) .NET Framework
7 16 (9.94%) HTML5
8 12 (7.45%) CSS3
8 12 (7.45%) Ajax
9 11 (6.83%) Web Services
10 8 (4.97%) SOAP
10 8 (4.97%) Middleware
11 7 (4.35%) STL
11 7 (4.35%) XSLT
11 7 (4.35%) J2EE
12 6 (3.73%) REST
12 6 (3.73%) FusionCharts
13 4 (2.48%) Highcharts JS
13 4 (2.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.94%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.83%) N-Tier
4 10 (6.21%) Client/Server
5 9 (5.59%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.59%) CMDB
6 8 (4.97%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.97%) Replication
6 8 (4.97%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.48%) Life Science
7 4 (2.48%) User Experience
8 3 (1.86%) e-Health
8 3 (1.86%) SecurID
8 3 (1.86%) W3C
9 2 (1.24%) NHS
9 2 (1.24%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.24%) Equities
9 2 (1.24%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.24%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.24%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.74%) Windows
2 28 (17.39%) UNIX
3 12 (7.45%) Linux
4 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.48%) Solaris
7 2 (1.24%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.62%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.12%) OO
3 29 (18.01%) Release Management
4 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (13.66%) ITIL
6 21 (13.04%) SDLC
7 18 (11.18%) UML
8 16 (9.94%) OOD
9 15 (9.32%) Waterfall
9 15 (9.32%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (8.07%) DevOps
10 13 (8.07%) Project Management
11 12 (7.45%) Configuration Management
11 12 (7.45%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.83%) V-Model
12 11 (6.83%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.59%) Scrum
13 9 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (4.35%) Change Management
14 7 (4.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 57 (35.40%) JavaScript
2 46 (28.57%) SQL
3 38 (23.60%) Perl
4 34 (21.12%) Java
5 33 (20.50%) Python
6 23 (14.29%) C#
7 21 (13.04%) PHP
7 21 (13.04%) VB
7 21 (13.04%) Bash Shell
8 18 (11.18%) Lua
8 18 (11.18%) Ruby
8 18 (11.18%) T-SQL
9 17 (10.56%) C++
10 13 (8.07%) PowerShell
11 11 (6.83%) PL/SQL
11 11 (6.83%) VB.NET
12 9 (5.59%) C
13 8 (4.97%) VBScript
13 8 (4.97%) VB6
14 3 (1.86%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.01%) DV Cleared
3 25 (15.53%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (12.42%) CCNP
5 14 (8.70%) Sun Certification
6 12 (7.45%) Degree
7 9 (5.59%) CCNA
8 8 (4.97%) CCIE
9 6 (3.73%) OCPJP
9 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.11%) VCAP
11 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.86%) CCVP
12 3 (1.86%) CCSP
12 3 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.62%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.07%) ISO 9001
2 11 (6.83%) TickIT
3 5 (3.11%) QA
4 3 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.86%) GMP
5 2 (1.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (1.24%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.11%) vCloud
4 3 (1.86%) vSphere
4 3 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.24%) Docker
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (4.35%) Puppet
3 5 (3.11%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (3.11%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (2.48%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.86%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.86%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.86%) Oracle Flashback
6 2 (1.24%) OpenAM
6 2 (1.24%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.62%) SCOM
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.62%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 41 (25.47%) Microsoft
2 34 (21.12%) Oracle
3 29 (18.01%) Cisco
4 14 (8.70%) Sun
5 13 (8.07%) CheckPoint
6 10 (6.21%) Telerik
7 9 (5.59%) Juniper
8 8 (4.97%) VMware
8 8 (4.97%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.73%) Fortinet
9 6 (3.73%) MKS
10 5 (3.11%) CA
11 4 (2.48%) Aquila
11 4 (2.48%) F5
12 3 (1.86%) Brocade
12 3 (1.86%) IBM
13 2 (1.24%) Sybase
13 2 (1.24%) Cognos
13 2 (1.24%) HP
13 2 (1.24%) Hitachi
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