The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 257 222 209
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -13
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 6 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.061% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 2.47% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 6
Average daily rate
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£271 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £189 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £367 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.02 £34.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-47.01% -4.22%
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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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1206 892 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.20% 10.40% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 501 491
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 57
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.22 £16.48 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
Surrey -10 1 £260 +42.46%
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (76.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) HTML
3 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
4 7 (53.85%) .NET
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (46.15%) C#
5 6 (46.15%) Oracle
5 6 (46.15%) MS Office
6 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
6 5 (38.46%) CSS
6 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
6 5 (38.46%) MVC
6 5 (38.46%) jQuery
6 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (30.77%) XML
7 4 (30.77%) UNIX
7 4 (30.77%) AIX
7 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
7 4 (30.77%) Migration
7 4 (30.77%) Korn
7 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
7 4 (30.77%) JIRA
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
7 4 (30.77%) Performance Monitoring

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (7.69%) DNN
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (15.38%) DTS
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Applications Support Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Support Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Applications Support
3 4 (30.77%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (15.38%) DHTML
6 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET
6 2 (15.38%) XSLT
6 2 (15.38%) WinForms
6 2 (15.38%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) WF
7 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) AIX
2 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Database Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Build Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Content Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
4 6 (46.15%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
5 4 (30.77%) Korn
5 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
6 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (15.38%) VBScript
8 1 (7.69%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle