The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 159 142 134
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% 0.22% 0.064%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 1.89% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £300 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.35% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
484 423 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.90% 11.37% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 251 168
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.96 £37.00 £27.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £43.09 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) RS-232
2 1 (50.00%) RS-485
2 1 (50.00%) RS-422
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) RS-232
1 1 (50.00%) RS-422
1 1 (50.00%) RS-485
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Remoting
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (50.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Perforce
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
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