The first table below looks at the demand for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Leicester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 31 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.39% 1.71% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.41% 15.38% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £356
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.73 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.17%
Development Applications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
17 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 8.13% 11.11% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Average daily rate £275 £288 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -39.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
VSS/SourceSafe
Leicestershire

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
3 6 (75.00%) TickIT
3 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 6 (75.00%) ISO 9001
3 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Degree
3 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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.

Applications
1 8 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (87.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) UAT Test Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) TickIT
1 6 (75.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft