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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 135 129 107
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -22
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 11 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.037% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.79% 0.38% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£340 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 - £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £314 £310
% change year-on-year
+35.35% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 - £27.50
VSS/SourceSafe
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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
394 262 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.74% 9.76% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 133 92
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.53 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £16.02 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £44.25 £32.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 7 £395 - 4
Manchester - 1 £340 -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) DHCP
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) MPLS
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
3 4 (26.67%) Local Government
3 4 (26.67%) VLAN
3 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (20.00%) Sculptor
4 3 (20.00%) GIS
4 3 (20.00%) ESRI
4 3 (20.00%) ArcGIS
4 3 (20.00%) Legal
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) VB6
4 3 (20.00%) Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Subversion
4 3 (20.00%) Spring
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Progress

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (20.00%) ArcGIS
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (6.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) MPLS
1 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
1 4 (26.67%) VLAN
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) PVCS
2 3 (20.00%) WebSpeed
2 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) PHPUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Local Government
2 3 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Progress Developer
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) Spring
2 3 (20.00%) Dojo
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) Laravel
3 1 (6.67%) li3
3 1 (6.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) LAMP
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) GIS
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Data Management
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) OOP
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (26.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) Delphi
3 3 (20.00%) VB6
3 3 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (13.33%) WMI
2 2 (13.33%) PureDisk
2 2 (13.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Progress
2 3 (20.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (20.00%) ESRI
2 3 (20.00%) Sculptor
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft