The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £388 £343
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +13.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
VSS/SourceSafe
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
24 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.02% 4.41% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 10
Median daily rate £325 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £650 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 Merseyside

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside