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 27 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 380 407 389
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -18
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 34 21 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.087% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 0.59% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 35
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £276 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-43.07% -
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
3544 3580 3329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.24% 14.78% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2553 2540 2390
Average daily rate £438 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £25.70 £24.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £78.35 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 27 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 27 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 5 £500 +8.10% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 21 (42.86%) .NET
2 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 20 (40.82%) Subversion
2 20 (40.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (36.73%) SQL
4 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
5 14 (28.57%) HTML
5 14 (28.57%) Finance
6 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
6 12 (24.49%) Oracle
6 12 (24.49%) CSS
6 12 (24.49%) Windows
6 12 (24.49%) jQuery
7 11 (22.45%) Investment Banking
7 11 (22.45%) HTML5
7 11 (22.45%) CSS3
7 11 (22.45%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (22.45%) Banking
8 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (20.41%) OSPF
8 10 (20.41%) Cisco
8 10 (20.41%) Multicast
9 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
9 9 (18.37%) XML
9 9 (18.37%) PL/SQL
9 9 (18.37%) BGP
10 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
10 8 (16.33%) Project Management
10 8 (16.33%) Juniper
10 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 4 (8.16%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.08%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) OSPF
1 10 (20.41%) Multicast
2 9 (18.37%) BGP
3 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
3 8 (16.33%) MPLS
3 8 (16.33%) IPsec
3 8 (16.33%) HSRP
3 8 (16.33%) Spanning Tree
4 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.24%) RIP
5 6 (12.24%) LAN
5 6 (12.24%) WAN
6 5 (10.20%) VoIP
6 5 (10.20%) Network Security
6 5 (10.20%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.20%) Firewall
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (8.16%) VPN
8 3 (6.12%) DMZ
8 3 (6.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (6.12%) DTS
6 3 (6.12%) OLTP
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (6.12%) TKPROF
7 2 (4.08%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Subversion
1 20 (40.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (6.12%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.08%) Hudson
4 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.08%) ClearQuest
4 2 (4.08%) Ant
4 2 (4.08%) Maven
5 1 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (2.04%) JSUnit
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) NUnit
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) Banking
2 11 (22.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) UI Developer
2 11 (22.45%) UI Programmer
3 7 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.24%) DBA
5 4 (8.16%) Web Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Front-End Web Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Network Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) .NET
2 14 (28.57%) HTML
3 12 (24.49%) CSS
3 12 (24.49%) jQuery
4 11 (22.45%) HTML5
4 11 (22.45%) CSS3
5 9 (18.37%) XML
6 7 (14.29%) Middleware
7 5 (10.20%) XSLT
7 5 (10.20%) Web Services
8 4 (8.16%) SOAP
8 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.12%) XML Schema
9 3 (6.12%) XSD
9 3 (6.12%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (4.08%) JPA
10 2 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
10 2 (4.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Replication
3 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) e-Health
4 3 (6.12%) W3C
5 2 (4.08%) Equities
5 2 (4.08%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.08%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) CMDB
6 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.04%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) UNIX
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Responsive Web Design
2 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
4 8 (16.33%) Project Management
5 7 (14.29%) Change Management
5 7 (14.29%) ITIL
5 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (14.29%) SDLC
6 6 (12.24%) DevOps
6 6 (12.24%) Release Management
6 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.20%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (8.16%) Logistics
8 4 (8.16%) OOD
8 4 (8.16%) UML
8 4 (8.16%) OO
9 3 (6.12%) ETL
9 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.37%) PL/SQL
4 8 (16.33%) T-SQL
5 6 (12.24%) Perl
5 6 (12.24%) Java
6 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
7 4 (8.16%) C#
8 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.12%) XPath
9 2 (4.08%) C
9 2 (4.08%) Lisp
9 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.04%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) CCNP
3 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (8.16%) CCIE
4 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
1 3 (6.12%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.08%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.08%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (10.20%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (6.12%) Data Guard
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (4.08%) Puppet
3 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.49%) Oracle
3 10 (20.41%) Cisco
4 8 (16.33%) Juniper
4 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.24%) Fortinet
6 5 (10.20%) CA
7 4 (8.16%) MKS
8 3 (6.12%) Brocade
9 2 (4.08%) F5
9 2 (4.08%) Solace
9 2 (4.08%) Perforce
9 2 (4.08%) VMware
9 2 (4.08%) Serena
9 2 (4.08%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.08%) Hitachi
9 2 (4.08%) Informatica
9 2 (4.08%) Sybase
10 1 (2.04%) Dell
10 1 (2.04%) Citrix