The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 425 410 418
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 12 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.053% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.73% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 14
Median daily rate £625 £450 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +23.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £405
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -13.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.76%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
4048 3689 3626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.89% 15.77% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2907 2669 2687
Median daily rate £460 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.95% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in London

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in London

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in London

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the London region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 6 £500 -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
1 13 (56.52%) Subversion
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) .NET
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) Data Modelling
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
5 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
6 8 (34.78%) Retail
6 8 (34.78%) Asset Management
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (34.78%) IBM Integration Bus
6 8 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (34.78%) Fixed Income
6 8 (34.78%) Financial Institution
6 8 (34.78%) Serena
6 8 (34.78%) Equities
6 8 (34.78%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
6 8 (34.78%) Middleware
6 8 (34.78%) Web Services
6 8 (34.78%) XML
6 8 (34.78%) XSLT
6 8 (34.78%) Unix
6 8 (34.78%) Perl
6 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
7 7 (30.43%) SQL

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
1 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) BGP
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (26.09%) HSRP
1 6 (26.09%) OSPF
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) NX-OS
2 3 (13.04%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (13.04%) TACACS
2 3 (13.04%) VRRP
2 3 (13.04%) VXLAN
2 3 (13.04%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (8.70%) OLTP
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (8.70%) TKPROF
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Subversion
2 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Financial Institution
2 8 (34.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Middleware Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Middleware Developer
2 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Developer
3 7 (30.43%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Architect
5 3 (13.04%) AWS Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (34.78%) Middleware
2 8 (34.78%) Web Services
2 8 (34.78%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (34.78%) XML
2 8 (34.78%) XSLT
3 4 (17.39%) jQuery
4 3 (13.04%) Ajax
4 3 (13.04%) Node.js
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Equities
1 8 (34.78%) Fixed Income
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Data Modelling
2 8 (34.78%) Asset Management
2 8 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
3 5 (21.74%) ETL
4 4 (17.39%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) DevOps
5 3 (13.04%) High Availability
5 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.04%) Open Source
5 3 (13.04%) Presales
6 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
6 2 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (8.70%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (8.70%) OOD
6 2 (8.70%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) Perl
2 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) FortiGate
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) Serena
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco
5 3 (13.04%) Infoblox
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper