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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 388 388 372
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 27 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 1.26% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 30
Average daily rate
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£382 £394 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £633 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50
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
3601 3344 2897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.69% 13.31% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2681 2392 1951
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £22.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £57.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 September 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 September 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 +9 7 £400 +40.35% 1
Southwark - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
3 17 (39.53%) SQL
3 17 (39.53%) Oracle
4 16 (37.21%) Windows
5 14 (32.56%) HTML
5 14 (32.56%) XML
6 13 (30.23%) .NET
7 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (25.58%) C#
9 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
9 10 (23.26%) Firewall
9 10 (23.26%) Shell Script
9 10 (23.26%) Finance
9 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (20.93%) Subversion
10 9 (20.93%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
11 8 (18.60%) Web Services
11 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
11 8 (18.60%) Analytics
11 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (16.28%) C++
12 7 (16.28%) T-SQL
12 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (16.28%) Cisco
12 7 (16.28%) jQuery
12 7 (16.28%) Ajax
13 6 (13.95%) Workflow
13 6 (13.95%) SCOM

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (20.93%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.95%) Lync
2 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.98%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
4 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (2.33%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.33%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) Firewall
2 6 (13.95%) BGP
3 5 (11.63%) NAS
3 5 (11.63%) SAN
3 5 (11.63%) Intranet
4 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.30%) Extranet
4 4 (9.30%) OSPF
4 4 (9.30%) tcpdump
4 4 (9.30%) HSRP
4 4 (9.30%) EIGRP
4 4 (9.30%) Multicast
5 3 (6.98%) TACACS
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (6.98%) MPLS
5 3 (6.98%) VPN
5 3 (6.98%) Internet
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
6 2 (4.65%) RIP
6 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (41.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.30%) MySQL
5 3 (6.98%) Siebel EIM
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.65%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.65%) MS Access
6 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.33%) DTS
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (2.33%) OLTP
7 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (20.93%) Subversion
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.98%) JIRA
5 3 (6.98%) MyEclipse
5 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
5 3 (6.98%) Bugzilla
5 3 (6.98%) NetBeans
6 2 (4.65%) NUnit
6 2 (4.65%) CruiseControl
6 2 (4.65%) MSI
6 2 (4.65%) WiX
6 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.33%) SVK
7 1 (2.33%) CA Gen
7 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.33%) PowerBuilder
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Front Office
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (11.63%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Senior VB Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior VB6 Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) HTML
1 14 (32.56%) XML
2 13 (30.23%) .NET
3 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
3 8 (18.60%) Web Services
4 7 (16.28%) Ajax
4 7 (16.28%) jQuery
5 5 (11.63%) WCF
5 5 (11.63%) WF
5 5 (11.63%) Silverlight
5 5 (11.63%) XSLT
5 5 (11.63%) CSS
6 4 (9.30%) SOAP
6 4 (9.30%) Middleware
7 3 (6.98%) Hibernate
7 3 (6.98%) Spring
7 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.98%) JSON
7 3 (6.98%) FreeMarker
7 3 (6.98%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) SecurID
3 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.65%) e-Health
5 1 (2.33%) W3C
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
5 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (13.95%) UNIX
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) Analytics
3 6 (13.95%) MVC
3 6 (13.95%) Workflow
4 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
4 5 (11.63%) Release Management
4 5 (11.63%) UML
4 5 (11.63%) OO
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (11.63%) Document Management
5 4 (9.30%) Logistics
5 4 (9.30%) BPEL
5 4 (9.30%) Change Management
5 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.98%) SOA
7 2 (4.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) C#
3 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.26%) Shell Script
4 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
5 7 (16.28%) C++
5 7 (16.28%) T-SQL
6 6 (13.95%) PL/SQL
6 6 (13.95%) VB
7 5 (11.63%) Java
8 4 (9.30%) C
8 4 (9.30%) VBScript
9 3 (6.98%) Python
10 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
10 2 (4.65%) XAML
10 2 (4.65%) VB6
10 2 (4.65%) Korn
11 1 (2.33%) XPath
11 1 (2.33%) VBA
11 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.30%) MCSA
2 4 (9.30%) CCIE
2 4 (9.30%) CCNP
3 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) UAG
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCOM
2 5 (11.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (11.63%) MOM
2 5 (11.63%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (9.30%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (4.65%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (2.33%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.33%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 17 (39.53%) Oracle
3 7 (16.28%) Cisco
4 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.63%) Symantec
4 5 (11.63%) Websense
5 3 (6.98%) Siebel
5 3 (6.98%) CA
5 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.98%) hybris
6 2 (4.65%) Juniper
6 2 (4.65%) Open Text
7 1 (2.33%) Serena
7 1 (2.33%) Sybase
7 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.33%) IPFX
7 1 (2.33%) F5
7 1 (2.33%) Nintex