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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 259 223 215
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -8
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 6 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.061% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 1.19% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 6
Average daily rate
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- £314 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £314 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.79% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £27.50
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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
1172 1006 900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.91% 11.12% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 574 492
Average daily rate £362 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.69% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 55
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £38.40 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 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
Berkshire -11 5 - -
Hampshire -11 1 - - 3
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (58.33%) jQuery
4 7 (58.33%) CSS
4 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 4 (33.33%) Migration
7 4 (33.33%) UNIX
7 4 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (33.33%) AIX
7 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 4 (33.33%) Korn
7 4 (33.33%) JIRA
7 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (25.00%) VBScript
8 3 (25.00%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (25.00%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (8.33%) DB2
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (8.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (8.33%) Ant
6 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Support Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Applications Support
2 5 (41.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) CRM Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Junior
5 1 (8.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) jQuery
2 7 (58.33%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) Ajax
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (16.67%) XSLT
4 2 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (8.33%) XACML
5 1 (8.33%) OpenID
5 1 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (8.33%) SailPoint
5 1 (8.33%) OAuth
5 1 (8.33%) DHTML
5 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (8.33%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) AIX
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Korn
3 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) VBScript
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) PHP
5 2 (16.67%) VB
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) Perl
6 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) OpenAM
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) ForgeRock
3 1 (8.33%) IBM