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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 517 448 427
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -21
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 71 112 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 1.96% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 71 52
Average daily rate
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£391 £382 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.29% -19.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+24.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Average hourly rate £18.03 £34.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.97% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.03 £34.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.97% -20.00%
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
6786 5707 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.77% 11.87% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4610 3821 3304
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 231
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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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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 -8 31 £350 -9.09% 7
South West -21 20 £450 +38.46% 7
South East -21 8 £328 -18.50% 8
Yorkshire -4 3 £290 +18.97% 2
North West -9 3 - - 2
West Midlands -16 3 £344 +37.50% 1
East Midlands -3 2 - - 1
East of England -39 1 - - 1
North East - - - - 2
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 43 (37.72%) Microsoft
2 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (35.96%) Subversion
3 41 (35.96%) JavaScript
4 40 (35.09%) SQL
5 38 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 36 (31.58%) OO
7 35 (30.70%) Windows
8 34 (29.82%) Oracle
8 34 (29.82%) HTML
9 32 (28.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (26.32%) Python
11 28 (24.56%) UNIX
11 28 (24.56%) Release Management
12 27 (23.68%) .NET
13 25 (21.93%) ClearCase
14 24 (21.05%) jQuery
14 24 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (21.05%) DV Cleared
14 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
15 23 (20.18%) XML
15 23 (20.18%) Java
15 23 (20.18%) C#
16 22 (19.30%) CSS
16 22 (19.30%) Unit Testing
17 21 (18.42%) C++
18 20 (17.54%) Perl
19 18 (15.79%) ASP.NET
19 18 (15.79%) MS Office
19 18 (15.79%) Bash Shell

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (9.65%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (7.89%) IIS
3 8 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.14%) Lync
4 7 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.39%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.51%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.63%) CMS
7 3 (2.63%) Apache
7 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.88%) DNN
9 1 (0.88%) Liferay
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (15.79%) MS Office
2 16 (14.04%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.75%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.88%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.75%) Magento
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.88%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.88%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.04%) Firewall
2 10 (8.77%) BGP
3 9 (7.89%) Intranet
4 8 (7.02%) OSPF
4 8 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.02%) VPN
4 8 (7.02%) SAN
5 7 (6.14%) MPLS
5 7 (6.14%) Internet
6 6 (5.26%) EIGRP
6 6 (5.26%) NAS
7 5 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.39%) TACACS
7 5 (4.39%) DHCP
8 4 (3.51%) FTP
8 4 (3.51%) VoIP
8 4 (3.51%) Extranet
8 4 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.51%) HSRP
8 4 (3.51%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.89%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.26%) MySQL
6 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (2.63%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.63%) Big Data
7 3 (2.63%) Siebel EIM
7 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 41 (35.96%) Subversion
2 32 (28.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (21.93%) ClearCase
4 15 (13.16%) Ant
4 15 (13.16%) Maven
4 15 (13.16%) Git (software)
4 15 (13.16%) Apache Ivy
5 13 (11.40%) Visual Studio
6 11 (9.65%) JIRA
7 10 (8.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (3.51%) PHPUnit
10 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.63%) Bugzilla
10 3 (2.63%) NetBeans
10 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.63%) MyEclipse
10 3 (2.63%) CruiseControl
11 2 (1.75%) NUnit
11 2 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
General
1 15 (13.16%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Publishing
3 4 (3.51%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.88%) Local Government
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Front Office
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 60 (52.63%) Developer
2 19 (16.67%) Analyst
3 13 (11.40%) Java Developer
3 13 (11.40%) C++ Developer
4 9 (7.89%) Network Engineer
4 9 (7.89%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.14%) Consultant
5 7 (6.14%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.14%) Applications Support
5 7 (6.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Analyst Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.39%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.39%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (3.51%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (3.51%) Senior SharePoint Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (3.51%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (29.82%) HTML
2 27 (23.68%) .NET
3 24 (21.05%) jQuery
4 23 (20.18%) XML
5 22 (19.30%) CSS
6 18 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 17 (14.91%) Web Services
8 13 (11.40%) .NET Framework
9 11 (9.65%) XSLT
10 10 (8.77%) WCF
10 10 (8.77%) Ajax
11 8 (7.02%) SOAP
11 8 (7.02%) J2EE
11 8 (7.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (6.14%) Middleware
12 7 (6.14%) WF
12 7 (6.14%) Silverlight
13 6 (5.26%) Hibernate
13 6 (5.26%) Spring
13 6 (5.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) W3C
3 4 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.63%) SecurID
5 2 (1.75%) e-Health
5 2 (1.75%) Replication
5 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.70%) Windows
2 28 (24.56%) UNIX
3 12 (10.53%) Linux
4 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.26%) AIX
8 4 (3.51%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.88%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.58%) OO
3 28 (24.56%) Release Management
4 24 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (19.30%) Unit Testing
6 16 (14.04%) MVC
7 10 (8.77%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.89%) Workflow
8 9 (7.89%) Analytics
9 8 (7.02%) ITIL
10 7 (6.14%) UML
10 7 (6.14%) Change Management
10 7 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (6.14%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.26%) Migration
11 6 (5.26%) Document Management
11 6 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.26%) OOP
12 5 (4.39%) Change Control
12 5 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.96%) JavaScript
2 40 (35.09%) SQL
3 30 (26.32%) Python
4 23 (20.18%) C#
4 23 (20.18%) Java
5 21 (18.42%) C++
6 20 (17.54%) Perl
7 18 (15.79%) Bash Shell
8 16 (14.04%) PHP
8 16 (14.04%) Shell Script
9 14 (12.28%) T-SQL
9 14 (12.28%) Lua
10 13 (11.40%) PowerShell
11 12 (10.53%) PL/SQL
12 10 (8.77%) C
12 10 (8.77%) Ruby
13 8 (7.02%) VB
14 7 (6.14%) VB.NET
14 7 (6.14%) VBScript
14 7 (6.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (21.05%) DV Cleared
1 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.02%) Sun Certification
4 7 (6.14%) CCNP
5 5 (4.39%) CCIE
6 4 (3.51%) MCSA
6 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.51%) Degree
7 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.63%) CCNA
7 3 (2.63%) ISEB
8 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.75%) OCPJP
8 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) ISO 9001
2 6 (5.26%) SLA
3 3 (2.63%) TickIT
4 2 (1.75%) WCAG
4 2 (1.75%) WAI
4 2 (1.75%) QA
4 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.51%) UAG
3 3 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.75%) DFS Replication
4 2 (1.75%) vSphere
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.88%) Firmware
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) SCOM
2 6 (5.26%) MIMEsweeper
2 6 (5.26%) MOM
2 6 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (3.51%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.63%) Nagios
4 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.75%) SCCM
5 2 (1.75%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.88%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.88%) WSUS
6 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 43 (37.72%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.82%) Oracle
3 12 (10.53%) Cisco
4 8 (7.02%) Sun
5 6 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 6 (5.26%) Symantec
5 6 (5.26%) Websense
6 4 (3.51%) Open Text
6 4 (3.51%) Juniper
7 3 (2.63%) CA
7 3 (2.63%) VMware
7 3 (2.63%) Siebel
7 3 (2.63%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.63%) hybris
8 2 (1.75%) RedDot
8 2 (1.75%) Nintex
8 2 (1.75%) Dell
9 1 (0.88%) EMC
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix
9 1 (0.88%) HP
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