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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 387 386 372
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 15 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.068% 0.083% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.61% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 20
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £315 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £406 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.13% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
2961 3104 2724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.50% 13.62% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2090 2315 2001
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £543 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -25.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £30.00 £33.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 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 +15 2 £300 - 3
Docklands, London - 1 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 31 (72.09%) SQL
2 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
3 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
4 20 (46.51%) .NET
5 18 (41.86%) XML
5 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (39.53%) Web Services
6 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
6 17 (39.53%) Finance
7 15 (34.88%) Oracle
8 14 (32.56%) C#
9 13 (30.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (30.23%) SDLC
10 12 (27.91%) IIS
11 11 (25.58%) Subversion
12 10 (23.26%) jQuery
12 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET
12 10 (23.26%) HTML
12 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
12 10 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (23.26%) MVC
13 9 (20.93%) Siebel Certification
13 9 (20.93%) Siebel
13 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (20.93%) Java
13 9 (20.93%) VB
13 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
13 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (20.93%) Analytics

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (27.91%) IIS
2 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
6 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (4.65%) JBoss
7 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
8 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Internet
1 5 (11.63%) OSPF
1 5 (11.63%) WAN
1 5 (11.63%) VPN
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (9.30%) Multicast
2 4 (9.30%) SSL
2 4 (9.30%) LDAP
2 4 (9.30%) IPsec
2 4 (9.30%) BGP
3 3 (6.98%) DWDM
3 3 (6.98%) EIGRP
3 3 (6.98%) LAN
3 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.98%) VLAN
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (6.98%) Wireshark
3 3 (6.98%) HSRP
4 2 (4.65%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (18.60%) Siebel EIM
5 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
6 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (9.30%) TKPROF
7 4 (9.30%) OLTP
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (6.98%) MarkLogic
9 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (4.65%) MySQL
9 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (25.58%) Subversion
3 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.30%) Mercurial
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (4.65%) Gradle
6 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (4.65%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.65%) Maven
6 2 (4.65%) Ant
6 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.65%) Xcode
7 1 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) Siebel Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Architect
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Siebel Developer
5 5 (11.63%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.98%) DBA
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (6.98%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.98%) CRM Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) .NET
2 18 (41.86%) XML
3 17 (39.53%) Web Services
4 10 (23.26%) jQuery
4 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET
4 10 (23.26%) HTML
5 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (18.60%) Ajax
6 8 (18.60%) CSS
6 8 (18.60%) XSLT
7 6 (13.95%) CAML
8 5 (11.63%) XML Schema
8 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
9 4 (9.30%) RESTful
9 4 (9.30%) WCF
9 4 (9.30%) JPA
9 4 (9.30%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (9.30%) SOAP
9 4 (9.30%) XSD
9 4 (9.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) Replication
3 4 (9.30%) W3C
4 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.65%) NHS
6 1 (2.33%) Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.98%) UNIX
4 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.65%) Android
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) SDLC
3 10 (23.26%) MVC
4 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (20.93%) Analytics
5 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
6 7 (16.28%) Workflow
6 7 (16.28%) EAI
6 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
8 5 (11.63%) Release Management
9 4 (9.30%) High Availability
9 4 (9.30%) Information Governance
9 4 (9.30%) Logical Data Model
9 4 (9.30%) Physical Data Model
9 4 (9.30%) DevOps
9 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.30%) Dimensional Modelling
9 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) SQL
2 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
3 14 (32.56%) C#
4 9 (20.93%) Java
4 9 (20.93%) VB
5 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
6 6 (13.95%) VBScript
7 5 (11.63%) C++
7 5 (11.63%) XPath
8 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
8 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
8 4 (9.30%) XQuery
9 2 (4.65%) C
9 2 (4.65%) Lisp
10 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Siebel Certification
2 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 4 (9.30%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Clusterware
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Flashback
2 4 (9.30%) Data Guard
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.65%) Iperf
3 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.88%) Oracle
3 9 (20.93%) Siebel
4 5 (11.63%) Cisco
5 4 (9.30%) MKS
5 4 (9.30%) Sun
6 3 (6.98%) Juniper
6 3 (6.98%) Riverbed
6 3 (6.98%) F5
7 2 (4.65%) Brocade
7 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.33%) Dell
8 1 (2.33%) VMware
8 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds