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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 124 106 130
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +24
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 19 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.53% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.51% 4.53% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £314 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50
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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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
421 265 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.55% 11.75% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 166 155
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 48
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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
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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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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
Gloucestershire -4 17 £450 -5.26% 5
Bristol - - - -
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VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 24 (85.71%) Subversion
2 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) OO
3 21 (75.00%) Python
3 21 (75.00%) ClearCase
4 19 (67.86%) Release Management
4 19 (67.86%) DV Cleared
4 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
5 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (57.14%) Perl
7 13 (46.43%) Java
7 13 (46.43%) Ant
7 13 (46.43%) Maven
7 13 (46.43%) Apache Ivy
8 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
9 10 (35.71%) PHP
9 10 (35.71%) UNIX
9 10 (35.71%) Lua
10 9 (32.14%) C++
11 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
11 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
12 6 (21.43%) Ruby
12 6 (21.43%) Sun
12 6 (21.43%) Sun Certification
13 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
13 5 (17.86%) SQL
13 5 (17.86%) Linux
14 4 (14.29%) Oracle
14 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) AMQP
2 2 (7.14%) DMVPN
2 2 (7.14%) ATM
2 2 (7.14%) DHCP
2 2 (7.14%) SNMP
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) 802.11
2 2 (7.14%) MPLS
2 2 (7.14%) OSPF
2 2 (7.14%) BGP
2 2 (7.14%) TACACS
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (3.57%) Intranet
3 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.71%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) TKPROF
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) OLTP
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (85.71%) Subversion
2 21 (75.00%) ClearCase
3 13 (46.43%) Maven
3 13 (46.43%) Ant
3 13 (46.43%) Apache Ivy
4 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Developer
2 11 (39.29%) Java Developer
3 9 (32.14%) C++ Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Python Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) GUI Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) jQuery
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) J2EE
2 3 (10.71%) Struts
2 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
2 3 (10.71%) Spring
3 2 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) DHTML
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) XSD
4 1 (3.57%) XSLT
4 1 (3.57%) XML Schema
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) Ajax
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) W3C
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) UNIX
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) OO
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) Release Management
3 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.14%) QMS
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
7 1 (3.57%) Analytics
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.57%) High Availability
7 1 (3.57%) TDD
7 1 (3.57%) BPEL
7 1 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Python
2 16 (57.14%) Perl
3 13 (46.43%) Java
4 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
5 10 (35.71%) PHP
5 10 (35.71%) Lua
6 9 (32.14%) C++
7 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (21.43%) Ruby
9 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
10 3 (10.71%) C
11 2 (7.14%) C#
12 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
12 1 (3.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) DV Cleared
1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) Sun Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) CCNP
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) vSphere
1 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Sun
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Juniper
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
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