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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 359 347 353
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 36 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.18% 0.066%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 1.38% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £287 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £314 £313
% change year-on-year
+43.31% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.92% +52.72%
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
3111 2890 2628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.82% 13.23% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2089 1913
Average daily rate £425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £41.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.92% +5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £68.25 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 27 January 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 January 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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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 +3 10 £375 -11.76% 6
New Malden - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 42 (62.69%) SQL
1 42 (62.69%) SQL Server
2 38 (56.72%) JavaScript
3 35 (52.24%) Microsoft
4 32 (47.76%) HTML
5 30 (44.78%) .NET
6 28 (41.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (40.30%) C#
7 27 (40.30%) Oracle
7 27 (40.30%) XML
8 26 (38.81%) jQuery
9 25 (37.31%) Windows
10 24 (35.82%) CSS
11 20 (29.85%) Web Services
12 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET
13 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (23.88%) MS Office
14 16 (23.88%) SharePoint
15 15 (22.39%) T-SQL
15 15 (22.39%) Subversion
15 15 (22.39%) Ajax
16 14 (20.90%) Finance
16 14 (20.90%) IIS
16 14 (20.90%) Shell Script
16 14 (20.90%) Analytics
17 13 (19.40%) Java
17 13 (19.40%) XSLT
17 13 (19.40%) MVC
17 13 (19.40%) Workflow
18 12 (17.91%) MS Excel

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 16 (23.88%) SharePoint
2 14 (20.90%) IIS
3 8 (11.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (10.45%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (7.46%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.97%) Lync
6 4 (5.97%) CMS
7 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
7 3 (4.48%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
7 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
7 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.48%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.99%) WordPress
8 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.99%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (23.88%) MS Office
2 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.99%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.99%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) Firewall
1 9 (13.43%) Internet
2 8 (11.94%) OSPF
3 7 (10.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (8.96%) Intranet
4 6 (8.96%) BGP
5 4 (5.97%) NAS
5 4 (5.97%) HSRP
5 4 (5.97%) Extranet
5 4 (5.97%) SAN
5 4 (5.97%) MPLS
5 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.97%) Wireless
6 3 (4.48%) Wireshark
6 3 (4.48%) VLAN
6 3 (4.48%) SSL
6 3 (4.48%) VPN
6 3 (4.48%) EIGRP
6 3 (4.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (62.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (13.43%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
5 8 (11.94%) Siebel EIM
6 5 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (7.46%) MySQL
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
7 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (4.48%) OLTP
8 3 (4.48%) MS Access
8 3 (4.48%) MarkLogic
8 3 (4.48%) TKPROF
9 2 (2.99%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (41.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (22.39%) Subversion
3 12 (17.91%) Visual Studio
4 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (14.93%) JIRA
6 5 (7.46%) Eclipse
6 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.48%) NUnit
7 3 (4.48%) NetBeans
7 3 (4.48%) Bugzilla
7 3 (4.48%) MSI
7 3 (4.48%) MSBuild
7 3 (4.48%) WiX
7 3 (4.48%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.48%) MyEclipse
8 2 (2.99%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.99%) Gradle
8 2 (2.99%) Ant
8 2 (2.99%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Publishing
4 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Analyst
2 11 (16.42%) SharePoint Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Senior Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Applications Support
4 9 (13.43%) Siebel Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Consultant
5 8 (11.94%) Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Siebel Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Senior SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.97%) SharePoint Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Build Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.76%) HTML
2 30 (44.78%) .NET
3 27 (40.30%) XML
4 26 (38.81%) jQuery
5 24 (35.82%) CSS
6 20 (29.85%) Web Services
7 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET
8 15 (22.39%) Ajax
9 13 (19.40%) XSLT
10 10 (14.93%) WCF
11 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (10.45%) WF
12 7 (10.45%) SOAP
12 7 (10.45%) XHTML
13 6 (8.96%) CAML
13 6 (8.96%) Silverlight
14 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
15 4 (5.97%) RESTful
15 4 (5.97%) HTML5
15 4 (5.97%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
1 5 (7.46%) W3C
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Replication
2 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.99%) Open Source
3 2 (2.99%) NHS
3 2 (2.99%) SecurID
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) e-Health
4 1 (1.49%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.94%) UNIX
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (10.45%) AIX
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.48%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.99%) Android
7 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.99%) Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.90%) Analytics
3 13 (19.40%) MVC
3 13 (19.40%) Workflow
4 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (16.42%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.94%) UML
5 8 (11.94%) OO
5 8 (11.94%) Migration
6 7 (10.45%) EAI
7 6 (8.96%) Change Control
7 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.96%) BPEL
7 6 (8.96%) Document Management
7 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Project Management
9 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.97%) Information Governance
9 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 42 (62.69%) SQL
2 38 (56.72%) JavaScript
3 27 (40.30%) C#
4 15 (22.39%) T-SQL
5 14 (20.90%) Shell Script
6 13 (19.40%) Java
7 12 (17.91%) C++
8 11 (16.42%) VB
9 10 (14.93%) Bash Shell
10 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
10 8 (11.94%) VBScript
11 7 (10.45%) Korn
12 5 (7.46%) C
13 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
13 4 (5.97%) XQuery
13 4 (5.97%) XPath
14 3 (4.48%) Python
15 2 (2.99%) VBA
15 2 (2.99%) PHP
15 2 (2.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Siebel Certification
2 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) MCSA
3 4 (5.97%) CCIE
4 3 (4.48%) CCNP
4 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.99%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) CCSE
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) QA
2 5 (7.46%) SLA
3 3 (4.48%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.99%) WCAG
4 2 (2.99%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.48%) UAG
2 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (10.45%) SCOM
3 4 (5.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.97%) MOM
3 4 (5.97%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (4.48%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.49%) SCCM
5 1 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (52.24%) Microsoft
2 27 (40.30%) Oracle
3 9 (13.43%) Siebel
4 8 (11.94%) Cisco
5 4 (5.97%) Websense
5 4 (5.97%) Symantec
6 3 (4.48%) Sun
6 3 (4.48%) Juniper
6 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.48%) hybris
6 3 (4.48%) F5
6 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.99%) Nintex
7 2 (2.99%) Riverbed
7 2 (2.99%) Open Text
7 2 (2.99%) RedDot
7 2 (2.99%) Google
8 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.49%) CA
8 1 (1.49%) Sybase