The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 34 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 25 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.96% 0.34% -
As % of the Development Applications category 22.73% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 0
Average daily rate
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£478 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £314 £313
% change year-on-year
+43.31% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.92% +52.72%
VSS/SourceSafe
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Development Applications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
110 25 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 21.83% 8.59% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 13 55
Average daily rate £450 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £274 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Gloucestershire region.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Gloucestershire region.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 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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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
Cheltenham - 22 £478 -
VSS/SourceSafe
South West

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 38 (92.68%) OO
1 38 (92.68%) Python
1 38 (92.68%) ClearCase
1 38 (92.68%) Subversion
2 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (90.24%) DV Cleared
2 37 (90.24%) Security Cleared
3 35 (85.37%) Perl
4 34 (82.93%) Release Management
4 34 (82.93%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (60.98%) Ruby
5 25 (60.98%) Bash Shell
6 22 (53.66%) UNIX
7 19 (46.34%) C++
7 19 (46.34%) Java
7 19 (46.34%) Ant
7 19 (46.34%) Apache Ivy
7 19 (46.34%) Git (software)
7 19 (46.34%) Maven
8 18 (43.90%) JavaScript
9 17 (41.46%) PHP
9 17 (41.46%) Lua
10 16 (39.02%) OOD
11 14 (34.15%) Scrum
12 12 (29.27%) Sun Certification
12 12 (29.27%) Sun
13 11 (26.83%) PL/SQL
13 11 (26.83%) SQL
14 8 (19.51%) J2EE
14 8 (19.51%) Linux

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 1 (2.44%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) 4G
1 4 (9.76%) Wireshark
1 4 (9.76%) 2G
1 4 (9.76%) 2.5G
1 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
1 4 (9.76%) 3G
1 4 (9.76%) SDH
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.44%) Multicast
2 1 (2.44%) AMQP
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) DHCP
2 1 (2.44%) FTP
2 1 (2.44%) OSPF
2 1 (2.44%) BGP
2 1 (2.44%) VRRP
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (92.68%) ClearCase
1 38 (92.68%) Subversion
2 19 (46.34%) Ant
2 19 (46.34%) Apache Ivy
2 19 (46.34%) Git (software)
2 19 (46.34%) Maven
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Toad
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Developer
2 18 (43.90%) Java Developer
3 17 (41.46%) C++ Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Senior Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Python Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.44%) GUI Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) J2EE
2 4 (9.76%) STL
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) jQuery
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) Struts
4 1 (2.44%) XSL
4 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
1 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) UNIX
2 8 (19.51%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (92.68%) OO
2 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (82.93%) Release Management
3 34 (82.93%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (39.02%) OOD
5 14 (34.15%) Scrum
6 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.20%) User Stories
7 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL
7 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.44%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (92.68%) Python
2 35 (85.37%) Perl
3 25 (60.98%) Ruby
3 25 (60.98%) Bash Shell
4 19 (46.34%) C++
4 19 (46.34%) Java
5 18 (43.90%) JavaScript
6 17 (41.46%) PHP
6 17 (41.46%) Lua
7 11 (26.83%) PL/SQL
7 11 (26.83%) SQL
8 2 (4.88%) C
9 1 (2.44%) C#
9 1 (2.44%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 37 (90.24%) DV Cleared
1 37 (90.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (29.27%) Sun Certification
3 7 (17.07%) OCPJP
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) CCIE
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Sun
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft