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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 382 398 400
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 30 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.096% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% 0.65% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
3478 3530 3189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.64% 14.80% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2491 2556 2280
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 14
Average hourly rate £24.95 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.56% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.25 £36.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £95.25 £59.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the London region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the London region over the 3 months to 5 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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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
City of London -2 6 £475 +2.70% 1
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 18 (43.90%) Subversion
1 18 (43.90%) .NET
2 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 16 (39.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
5 14 (34.15%) SQL
6 12 (29.27%) Finance
7 11 (26.83%) HTML
8 10 (24.39%) Windows
9 9 (21.95%) XML
9 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
9 9 (21.95%) Oracle
9 9 (21.95%) CSS
9 9 (21.95%) Cisco
9 9 (21.95%) Data Modelling
9 9 (21.95%) OSPF
9 9 (21.95%) BGP
9 9 (21.95%) Banking
9 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
9 9 (21.95%) jQuery
9 9 (21.95%) HTML5
9 9 (21.95%) CSS3
9 9 (21.95%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (19.51%) HSRP
10 8 (19.51%) Multicast
10 8 (19.51%) Spanning Tree
10 8 (19.51%) EIGRP
10 8 (19.51%) Project Management
10 8 (19.51%) MPLS
10 8 (19.51%) IPsec

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) OSPF
1 9 (21.95%) BGP
2 8 (19.51%) EIGRP
2 8 (19.51%) MPLS
2 8 (19.51%) IPsec
2 8 (19.51%) HSRP
2 8 (19.51%) Multicast
2 8 (19.51%) Spanning Tree
3 6 (14.63%) LAN
3 6 (14.63%) WAN
3 6 (14.63%) RIP
4 5 (12.20%) VoIP
4 5 (12.20%) Network Security
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (9.76%) Firewall
5 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.32%) VPN
6 3 (7.32%) DMZ
6 3 (7.32%) Internet
6 3 (7.32%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.32%) DTS
5 3 (7.32%) OLTP
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (7.32%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Subversion
2 16 (39.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (7.32%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Banking
2 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) UI Developer
2 9 (21.95%) UI Programmer
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (14.63%) DBA
4 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Network Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.32%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) .NET
2 11 (26.83%) HTML
3 9 (21.95%) CSS
3 9 (21.95%) XML
3 9 (21.95%) jQuery
3 9 (21.95%) HTML5
3 9 (21.95%) CSS3
4 5 (12.20%) Middleware
4 5 (12.20%) XSLT
4 5 (12.20%) Web Services
5 4 (9.76%) SOAP
5 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (7.32%) XML Schema
6 3 (7.32%) XSD
7 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (4.88%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Replication
3 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.32%) e-Health
5 3 (7.32%) W3C
6 2 (4.88%) Fixed Income
6 2 (4.88%) Equities
7 1 (2.44%) PKI
7 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.44%) Clustering
7 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) UNIX
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Data Modelling
1 9 (21.95%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (19.51%) Project Management
3 7 (17.07%) Change Management
3 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
3 7 (17.07%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL
4 6 (14.63%) SDLC
5 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.76%) DevOps
5 4 (9.76%) Logistics
5 4 (9.76%) Release Management
6 3 (7.32%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.32%) BPEL
6 3 (7.32%) High Availability
6 3 (7.32%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (7.32%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (7.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.07%) PL/SQL
4 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.76%) Java
5 4 (9.76%) Perl
6 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.32%) XPath
7 2 (4.88%) Lisp
7 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.88%) C
7 2 (4.88%) C#
8 1 (2.44%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (9.76%) CCIE
3 4 (9.76%) CCNP
3 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
1 3 (7.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (12.20%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Flashback
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (7.32%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Oracle
2 9 (21.95%) Cisco
3 8 (19.51%) Juniper
3 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
4 6 (14.63%) Fortinet
5 5 (12.20%) CA
6 4 (9.76%) MKS
7 3 (7.32%) Brocade
8 2 (4.88%) Serena
8 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.88%) F5
8 2 (4.88%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.44%) VMware
9 1 (2.44%) Dell
9 1 (2.44%) Foundry