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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
England / North West
Rank 123 - 138
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 4 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% - 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% - 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Median daily rate £400 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £328 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.43% -27.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £18.00

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
454 614 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.46% 16.32% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 374 282
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.60 £44.15 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +15.38%

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
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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £265 -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) OOP
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) MySQL
3 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Apache
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) B2B
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) LAMP
3 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) Zend
3 3 (42.86%) Zend Framework
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Magento
3 3 (42.86%) AMQP
3 3 (42.86%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (42.86%) Web Application Development
3 3 (42.86%) Modular Programming
3 3 (42.86%) Front End Development
4 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) BDD

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 3 (42.86%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) AMQP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) DMZ
3 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (14.29%) FWSM
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) NX-OS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Couchbase
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Angular Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) LAMP
2 3 (42.86%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (42.86%) Zend Framework
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
4 1 (14.29%) React
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) OOP
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) B2B
3 3 (42.86%) Front End Development
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Modular Programming
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Web Application Development
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Zend
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Brocade
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed