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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 148 134 111
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 8 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.032% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.96% 0.33% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
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£395 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.96
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
409 301 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.53% 9.68% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 160 104
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £24.24 £29.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £44.85 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +0.92%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 4 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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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
Cheshire - 7 £391 - 3
Manchester -9 1 £483 +28.80%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) Subversion
5 5 (27.78%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) C#
6 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) jQuery
7 3 (16.67%) HTML5
7 3 (16.67%) Spring
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) Local Government
7 3 (16.67%) VLAN
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (16.67%) JIRA
7 3 (16.67%) Dojo
7 3 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (16.67%) Axure RP
7 3 (16.67%) Sculptor
7 3 (16.67%) User Experience
7 3 (16.67%) EIGRP

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 3 (16.67%) Oracle Spatial
1 3 (16.67%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VLAN
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (16.67%) EIGRP
1 3 (16.67%) MPLS
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) Axure RP
3 3 (16.67%) WebSpeed
3 3 (16.67%) PVCS
4 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.56%) PHPUnit
5 1 (5.56%) Maven
5 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (5.56%) Ant
General
1 3 (16.67%) Local Government
1 3 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) UI Programmer
4 2 (11.11%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.56%) UX Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Progress Developer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) jQuery
2 3 (16.67%) HTML5
2 3 (16.67%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) Dojo
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (5.56%) li3
3 1 (5.56%) Laravel
3 1 (5.56%) LAMP
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) User Experience
1 3 (16.67%) GIS
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) Web Design
3 3 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) User Stories
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 3 (16.67%) VB6
5 3 (16.67%) VB
5 3 (16.67%) Delphi
6 2 (11.11%) PHP
6 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (5.56%) Lua
7 1 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (5.56%) Perl
7 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) CCNA
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) OCPJP
3 1 (5.56%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
2 2 (11.11%) WMI
2 2 (11.11%) PureDisk
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Sculptor
2 3 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 3 (16.67%) ESRI
2 3 (16.67%) Progress
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Sun