The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 London 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 381 372 371
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 21 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.090% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.62% 1.03% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 24
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £700 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £331 £358
% change year-on-year
-12.45% -7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3394 3117 3001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.62% 12.85% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2453 2244 2055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 32
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.03 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.80 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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
City of London +26 5 £463 -7.50%
Enfield - - - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 21 (50.00%) SQL
2 20 (47.62%) Oracle
3 17 (40.48%) C#
3 17 (40.48%) .NET
3 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (35.71%) UNIX
5 14 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 14 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
8 10 (23.81%) Linux
8 10 (23.81%) OO
8 10 (23.81%) Finance
9 9 (21.43%) PowerBuilder
9 9 (21.43%) SQL Navigator
9 9 (21.43%) DB2
10 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (16.67%) HTML
10 7 (16.67%) XML
11 6 (14.29%) Firewall
11 6 (14.29%) Windows
11 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 5 (11.90%) Subversion
12 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (11.90%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (11.90%) CSS
12 5 (11.90%) Web Services
12 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
12 5 (11.90%) JavaScript

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 4 (9.52%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (9.52%) Lync
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) NAS
2 3 (7.14%) tcpdump
2 3 (7.14%) HSRP
2 3 (7.14%) Multicast
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) SAN
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) BGP
2 3 (7.14%) EIGRP
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
3 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.38%) IPsec
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) RIP
4 1 (2.38%) MPLS
4 1 (2.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database 10g
2 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
4 9 (21.43%) DB2
4 9 (21.43%) SQL Navigator
5 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (4.76%) Siebel EIM
8 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.38%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) PowerBuilder
2 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.90%) ClearQuest
3 5 (11.90%) Subversion
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.14%) NUnit
6 2 (4.76%) CruiseControl
6 2 (4.76%) Ant
6 2 (4.76%) MSI
6 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.76%) WiX
6 2 (4.76%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.38%) SVK
7 1 (2.38%) CA Gen
7 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) SQL Developer
3 8 (19.05%) PowerBuilder Developer
4 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior VB Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior VB6 Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (4.76%) VB Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (16.67%) XML
3 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.90%) CSS
3 5 (11.90%) Web Services
4 4 (9.52%) Ajax
4 4 (9.52%) jQuery
5 3 (7.14%) JSON
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (7.14%) Middleware
6 2 (4.76%) MSMQ
6 2 (4.76%) XSD
6 2 (4.76%) DHTML
6 2 (4.76%) ADO.NET
6 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) W3C
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) e-Health
3 1 (2.38%) SecurID
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) UNIX
2 10 (23.81%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) OO
2 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.52%) Logistics
4 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) Release Management
4 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.52%) MVC
5 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) TDD
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.14%) Analytics
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.76%) OOD
6 2 (4.76%) ETL
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) SQL
2 17 (40.48%) C#
3 14 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.90%) VB
4 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.14%) VB6
5 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.14%) VBScript
6 2 (4.76%) Korn
6 2 (4.76%) XAML
6 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.76%) Java
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) XPath
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) CCNP
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) CFA
2 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) UAG
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (7.14%) MOM
1 3 (7.14%) MIMEsweeper
1 3 (7.14%) SCOM
1 3 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Oracle
2 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) Symantec
4 3 (7.14%) Websense
4 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.76%) Perforce
5 2 (4.76%) Open Text
5 2 (4.76%) Siebel
5 2 (4.76%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) Juniper
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.38%) Serena
6 1 (2.38%) BI-SAM