The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 91 105 90
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.072% 0.10% 0.073%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.54% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £265 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +75.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
220 372 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.75% 18.98% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 212 132
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Manchester region.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Manchester region.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) WPF
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) React
2 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
2 1 (33.33%) Riverbed

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms
1 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (33.33%) React
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) Riverbed