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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 393 376 368
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 21 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.088% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 1.40% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 28
Average daily rate
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£388 £494 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
3559 3289 2958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.84% 13.15% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2526 2362 2021
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 £314 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 24
Average hourly rate £45.00 £48.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% +42.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £24.01 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.50 £59.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +11 5 £463 +19.35%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (52.50%) Oracle
2 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
4 12 (30.00%) .NET
5 11 (27.50%) UNIX
5 11 (27.50%) Windows
6 10 (25.00%) C#
6 10 (25.00%) HTML
6 10 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 10 (25.00%) XML
6 10 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 10 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (22.50%) Finance
8 8 (20.00%) Firewall
8 8 (20.00%) Web Services
8 8 (20.00%) OO
8 8 (20.00%) Subversion
9 6 (15.00%) SCOM
9 6 (15.00%) jQuery
9 6 (15.00%) Ajax
9 6 (15.00%) Lync
9 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (15.00%) Linux
9 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (15.00%) MVC

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (15.00%) Lync
1 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.50%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.00%) IIS
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.50%) Apache
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (2.50%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.50%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) SAN
2 5 (12.50%) NAS
3 3 (7.50%) tcpdump
3 3 (7.50%) HSRP
3 3 (7.50%) Multicast
3 3 (7.50%) BGP
3 3 (7.50%) EIGRP
3 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.50%) Internet
4 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) Intranet
5 1 (2.50%) LDAP
5 1 (2.50%) SMS
5 1 (2.50%) VoIP
5 1 (2.50%) RIP
5 1 (2.50%) IPsec
5 1 (2.50%) Network Security
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (12.50%) DB2
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Navigator
5 4 (10.00%) MySQL
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (7.50%) Siebel EIM
7 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.50%) TKPROF
8 1 (2.50%) DTS
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.50%) OLTP
8 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (20.00%) Subversion
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (12.50%) PowerBuilder
3 5 (12.50%) ClearQuest
4 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
4 3 (7.50%) Bugzilla
4 3 (7.50%) NetBeans
4 3 (7.50%) JIRA
4 3 (7.50%) MyEclipse
4 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (5.00%) WiX
5 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.00%) NUnit
5 2 (5.00%) CruiseControl
5 2 (5.00%) MSI
6 1 (2.50%) SVK
6 1 (2.50%) CA Gen
6 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Publishing
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) PowerBuilder Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.00%) VB Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) VB6 Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 10 (25.00%) HTML
2 10 (25.00%) XML
3 8 (20.00%) Web Services
4 6 (15.00%) Ajax
4 6 (15.00%) jQuery
5 4 (10.00%) Middleware
5 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.00%) CSS
6 3 (7.50%) JDBC
6 3 (7.50%) SOAP
6 3 (7.50%) Struts
6 3 (7.50%) J2EE
6 3 (7.50%) ODBC
6 3 (7.50%) WSDL
6 3 (7.50%) XSL
6 3 (7.50%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.50%) Spring
6 3 (7.50%) Velocity
6 3 (7.50%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) W3C
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.50%) Equities
3 1 (2.50%) e-Health
3 1 (2.50%) SecurID
3 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) UNIX
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
5 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) OO
2 6 (15.00%) MVC
3 5 (12.50%) Release Management
3 5 (12.50%) Analytics
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.00%) Logistics
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) BPEL
4 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.00%) UML
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 3 (7.50%) SOA
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.00%) TDD
6 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) C#
2 10 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 10 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (12.50%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) VB
5 4 (10.00%) VBScript
5 4 (10.00%) C
5 4 (10.00%) C++
6 3 (7.50%) Python
7 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.00%) XAML
7 2 (5.00%) VB6
7 2 (5.00%) Korn
8 1 (2.50%) XPath
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
8 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) CCNP
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.50%) CFA
2 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) MCSA
2 1 (2.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.50%) UAG
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCOM
2 5 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (12.50%) MOM
2 5 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (7.50%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.50%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Oracle
2 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) Symantec
3 5 (12.50%) Websense
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco
5 3 (7.50%) Siebel
5 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.50%) hybris
6 2 (5.00%) Open Text
6 2 (5.00%) Serena
6 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.00%) CA
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
7 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.50%) BI-SAM