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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 399 390 359
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -31
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 10 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.32% 0.66% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 19
Average daily rate
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£306 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £580 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+19.32% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
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
3124 3191 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.00% 13.20% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2191 2351 1991
Average daily rate £425 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -20.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.99 £30.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £107.50 £54.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £39.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year
-5.02% +4.13%

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
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 20 April 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 +26 2 £323 -24.56% 2
New Malden - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 35 (71.43%) SQL
2 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
3 27 (55.10%) .NET
4 24 (48.98%) JavaScript
5 22 (44.90%) XML
6 21 (42.86%) Oracle
7 20 (40.82%) C#
7 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
8 18 (36.73%) HTML
9 17 (34.69%) Subversion
10 16 (32.65%) jQuery
11 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (30.61%) CSS
11 15 (30.61%) Web Services
12 14 (28.57%) IIS
12 14 (28.57%) Finance
12 14 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (24.49%) Analytics
13 12 (24.49%) Windows
14 11 (22.45%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
15 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
15 10 (20.41%) Java
15 10 (20.41%) MVC
15 10 (20.41%) Ajax
15 10 (20.41%) QA
16 9 (18.37%) Banking
16 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 14 (28.57%) IIS
2 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (10.20%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.08%) CMS
6 2 (4.08%) JBoss
6 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.08%) Drupal
6 2 (4.08%) WordPress
7 1 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.04%) Lync
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.24%) MS Office
3 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.08%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) GitHub
1 2 (4.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) Internet
2 5 (10.20%) LDAP
2 5 (10.20%) OSPF
2 5 (10.20%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (8.16%) VLAN
3 4 (8.16%) Wireshark
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.12%) BGP
4 3 (6.12%) Firewall
4 3 (6.12%) HSRP
5 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (4.08%) Multicast
5 2 (4.08%) NX-OS
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.08%) SNMP
5 2 (4.08%) Junos
5 2 (4.08%) IPsec
5 2 (4.08%) IGMP
5 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.45%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (18.37%) Relational Database
4 8 (16.33%) Siebel EIM
5 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
6 6 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (10.20%) OLTP
7 5 (10.20%) TKPROF
8 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (6.12%) MarkLogic
9 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (4.08%) MySQL
10 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
11 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) Subversion
2 14 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
4 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (10.20%) Mercurial
5 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.12%) WiX
6 3 (6.12%) MSBuild
6 3 (6.12%) JIRA
6 3 (6.12%) MSI
6 3 (6.12%) NUnit
7 2 (4.08%) Xcode
7 2 (4.08%) Maven
7 2 (4.08%) Ant
7 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.08%) Gradle
7 2 (4.08%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (2.04%) Hudson
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) Siebel Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Senior Siebel Developer
4 5 (10.20%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) CRM Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Build Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Environment Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Software Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (55.10%) .NET
2 22 (44.90%) XML
3 18 (36.73%) HTML
4 16 (32.65%) jQuery
5 15 (30.61%) Web Services
5 15 (30.61%) CSS
6 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
6 10 (20.41%) Ajax
7 9 (18.37%) XSLT
7 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (12.24%) CAML
8 6 (12.24%) XML Schema
9 5 (10.20%) Middleware
9 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
9 5 (10.20%) XSD
9 5 (10.20%) JPA
9 5 (10.20%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (8.16%) RESTful
10 4 (8.16%) HTML5
10 4 (8.16%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) W3C
2 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.08%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Kindle
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.16%) UNIX
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.12%) AIX
5 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.08%) Android
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Analytics
3 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (20.41%) MVC
5 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
6 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.33%) Release Management
7 7 (14.29%) Workflow
7 7 (14.29%) EAI
8 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.20%) High Availability
9 5 (10.20%) Logical Data Model
9 5 (10.20%) Physical Data Model
9 5 (10.20%) Data Modelling
9 5 (10.20%) OOD
9 5 (10.20%) UML
9 5 (10.20%) OO
9 5 (10.20%) RUP
9 5 (10.20%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 35 (71.43%) SQL
2 24 (48.98%) JavaScript
3 20 (40.82%) C#
4 10 (20.41%) Java
5 9 (18.37%) VB
6 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
7 6 (12.24%) PL/SQL
7 6 (12.24%) XPath
7 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
7 6 (12.24%) VBScript
8 5 (10.20%) C++
9 4 (8.16%) XQuery
9 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
10 3 (6.12%) Korn
10 3 (6.12%) C
11 2 (4.08%) PHP
11 2 (4.08%) Ruby
12 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
12 1 (2.04%) VBA
12 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Siebel Certification
2 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CCSE
5 1 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) MCP
5 1 (2.04%) CCNP
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) QA
2 5 (10.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.20%) Data Guard
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Flashback
3 3 (6.12%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.08%) Iperf
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.04%) MOM
5 1 (2.04%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Oracle
2 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.37%) Siebel
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco
5 4 (8.16%) Sun
5 4 (8.16%) MKS
6 2 (4.08%) Google
6 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.08%) Riverbed
6 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.08%) F5
6 2 (4.08%) Juniper
7 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) Websense