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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank - 130 132
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 0 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.34% 0.036%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.62% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate - £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £314
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +43.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 -
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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
606 420 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.99% 12.84% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 276 129
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 18
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.50 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (16.67%) CRUD

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) ASP Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) CRUD
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft