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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 132 145 120
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -25
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 7 4 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.12% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.52% 0.75% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 20
Median daily rate £330 £475 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £465 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £495 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £469 £450
% change year-on-year
-29.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £27.77
% change year-on-year
- +13.45%
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
461 532 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.72% 16.56% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 390 332
Median daily rate £385 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 28
Median hourly rate £38.75 £41.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £37.50 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £43.85 £50.00
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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 December 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
Gloucestershire +6 3 £275 -42.10%
Wiltshire -1 2 £330 -
Bristol - 1 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 9 (69.23%) .NET
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
1 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) VB.NET
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
4 5 (38.46%) RESTful
5 4 (30.77%) Subversion
5 4 (30.77%) JSON
5 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 4 (30.77%) Unix
5 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (30.77%) IIS
5 4 (30.77%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Teradata
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (23.08%) ISEB
6 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
6 3 (23.08%) SSL
6 3 (23.08%) Quality Management
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle

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 4 (30.77%) IIS
2 3 (23.08%) SAS
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
1 3 (23.08%) SSL
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) VLAN
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (23.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (15.38%) DB2
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Big Data
5 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 4 (30.77%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) ReSharper
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) Ant
4 1 (7.69%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) NuGet
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Hadoop Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
1 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) RESTful
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) JSON
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
5 2 (15.38%) HTML5
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) LINQ
5 2 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.69%) Ajax
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 3 (23.08%) Dimensional Modelling
2 3 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Quality Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) VB.NET
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) VB
4 2 (15.38%) VB6
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Lua
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO 9000
2 1 (7.69%) Basel II
2 1 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Teradata
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco