The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 130 144 127
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 6 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.21% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 1.55% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 15
Median daily rate £303 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £415 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £405
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -13.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.76%
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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
516 451 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.42% 13.63% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 300 257
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 18
Median hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.02 £31.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South West

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire - 3 £330 -
Gloucestershire -1 2 £275 -38.88%
Devon - 1 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 South West region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (46.15%) Web Services
3 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
4 11 (42.31%) Visual Studio
4 11 (42.31%) VB.NET
4 11 (42.31%) HTML
4 11 (42.31%) RESTful
5 10 (38.46%) IIS
5 10 (38.46%) MS Office
5 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 9 (34.62%) HTTP
6 9 (34.62%) SSL
6 9 (34.62%) JSON
6 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (26.92%) Subversion
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
9 6 (23.08%) VB
9 6 (23.08%) LAN
9 6 (23.08%) WLAN
9 6 (23.08%) WAN
9 6 (23.08%) Migration
9 6 (23.08%) Firewall
9 6 (23.08%) Cisco
9 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 6 (23.08%) VPN
9 6 (23.08%) CCNA

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 10 (38.46%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) HTTP
1 9 (34.62%) SSL
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) LAN
2 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 6 (23.08%) VLAN
2 6 (23.08%) VPN
2 6 (23.08%) WAN
2 6 (23.08%) WLAN
3 4 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (7.69%) BGP
4 2 (7.69%) HSRP
4 2 (7.69%) OSPF
4 2 (7.69%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) DB2
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) MS Access
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Visual Studio
2 7 (26.92%) Subversion
3 5 (19.23%) ClearCase
4 4 (15.38%) Ant
4 4 (15.38%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (15.38%) Maven
5 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.69%) FinalBuilder
6 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.69%) ReSharper
6 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.85%) JIRA
7 1 (3.85%) NuGet
7 1 (3.85%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) SQL Developer
3 7 (26.92%) VB.NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Network Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Hadoop Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 12 (46.15%) Web Services
3 11 (42.31%) HTML
3 11 (42.31%) RESTful
4 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (34.62%) JSON
5 3 (11.54%) jQuery
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
6 2 (7.69%) Ajax
6 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
6 2 (7.69%) HTML5
6 2 (7.69%) LINQ
6 2 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (7.69%) SOAP
6 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Ergonomics
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (19.23%) OO
3 5 (19.23%) Release Management
4 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 4 (15.38%) Time Management
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.54%) MVC
5 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.85%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) SDLC
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) Test Management
7 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) VB.NET
3 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) VB
5 5 (19.23%) Perl
5 5 (19.23%) Python
5 5 (19.23%) VB6
6 4 (15.38%) Java
6 4 (15.38%) Lua
6 4 (15.38%) PHP
7 3 (11.54%) C#
7 3 (11.54%) C++
7 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
8 2 (7.69%) VC++
9 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.85%) Ruby
9 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) CCNA
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) F5
4 2 (7.69%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.85%) Sun
5 1 (3.85%) Teradata