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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 132 133 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -30
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 15 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.43% 2.81% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £405 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £303 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
437 391 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.65% 12.79% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 249 141
Average daily rate £398 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 10
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.49% -1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.50 £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £39.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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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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
Gloucestershire 0 15 £400 -3.61%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 25 (89.29%) Python
1 25 (89.29%) ClearCase
1 25 (89.29%) Perl
1 25 (89.29%) OO
1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (89.29%) Subversion
1 25 (89.29%) DV Cleared
1 25 (89.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (64.29%) Release Management
2 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
3 17 (60.71%) Ruby
4 15 (53.57%) Maven
4 15 (53.57%) Lua
4 15 (53.57%) Apache Ivy
4 15 (53.57%) UNIX
4 15 (53.57%) Ant
4 15 (53.57%) PHP
4 15 (53.57%) Java
4 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
5 13 (46.43%) C++
6 12 (42.86%) OOD
6 12 (42.86%) Sun
6 12 (42.86%) Sun Certification
7 10 (35.71%) 3G
7 10 (35.71%) SDH
7 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 10 (35.71%) Client/Server
7 10 (35.71%) STL
7 10 (35.71%) 2G

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) 3G
1 10 (35.71%) 2G
1 10 (35.71%) 2.5G
1 10 (35.71%) Wireshark
1 10 (35.71%) SDH
1 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 9 (32.14%) 4G
3 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (89.29%) ClearCase
1 25 (89.29%) Subversion
2 15 (53.57%) Maven
2 15 (53.57%) Ant
2 15 (53.57%) Apache Ivy
3 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.71%) FinalBuilder
4 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (53.57%) Java Developer
3 13 (46.43%) C++ Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.57%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) STL
2 7 (25.00%) J2EE
3 3 (10.71%) MFC
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Client/Server
1 10 (35.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) OO
1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) Release Management
2 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (42.86%) OOD
4 10 (35.71%) Scrum
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.00%) User Stories
6 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) Perl
1 25 (89.29%) Python
2 17 (60.71%) Ruby
2 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
3 15 (53.57%) Lua
3 15 (53.57%) PHP
3 15 (53.57%) Java
3 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
4 13 (46.43%) C++
5 3 (10.71%) SQL
5 3 (10.71%) VB
5 3 (10.71%) VC++
5 3 (10.71%) VB6
6 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (89.29%) DV Cleared
1 25 (89.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) Sun Certification
3 7 (25.00%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Sun
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle