The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 540 551 463
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -88
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 53 48 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.085% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 0.70% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 54
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £309 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £552 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £314 £310
% change year-on-year
+21.41% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £27.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7264 6877 5491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.00% 12.20% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 4378 3472
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 122 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
England 0 52 £375 - 27
South West +13 13 £458 - 1
Gloucestershire - 13 £458 - 1
Cheltenham - 12 £458 -
London -6 11 £315 -26.31% 5
North West -8 9 £381 +1.66% 5
South East -24 9 £450 +43.31% 9
Cheshire - 8 £388 - 5
East of England +22 6 £250 -23.07% 2
Berkshire +6 5 - - 1
Hampshire -6 4 £450 +5.01% 7
East Midlands +1 3 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £250 -
Essex - 3 £258 -
Brentwood - 3 £258 -
Cambridge - 3 £300 -
City of London +17 2 £323 -24.56% 3
Reading +8 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £500 -
Crewe - 2 £388 - 4
Nottinghamshire - 2 £500 -
Norfolk +3 1 £250 -16.66% 1
Norwich 0 1 £250 -16.66% 1
Andover - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £338 - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 3
Hertfordshire - - - -
North East - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 71 (45.81%) JavaScript
2 70 (45.16%) Subversion
3 69 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (44.52%) SQL
4 62 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 57 (36.77%) .NET
6 51 (32.90%) Security Cleared
7 48 (30.97%) OO
8 47 (30.32%) C#
8 47 (30.32%) Java
9 46 (29.68%) Windows
10 44 (28.39%) Oracle
11 43 (27.74%) Release Management
12 42 (27.10%) XML
12 42 (27.10%) Microsoft
13 41 (26.45%) ClearCase
13 41 (26.45%) DV Cleared
14 40 (25.81%) Perl
15 38 (24.52%) Python
15 38 (24.52%) Bash Shell
16 37 (23.87%) HTML
17 36 (23.23%) UNIX
18 35 (22.58%) Git (software)
19 34 (21.94%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (21.94%) Ruby
20 33 (21.29%) Team Foundation Server
20 33 (21.29%) Web Services
21 30 (19.35%) C++
22 29 (18.71%) CSS
22 29 (18.71%) OOD

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 26 (16.77%) IIS
2 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.52%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.87%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.87%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.58%) JBoss
7 4 (2.58%) Apache
7 4 (2.58%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.94%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.94%) CMS
8 3 (1.94%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.29%) Drupal
9 2 (1.29%) WordPress
9 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.10%) MS Office
3 3 (1.94%) MS Project
3 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.94%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.29%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.29%) GitHub
1 2 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.03%) TCP/IP
1 14 (9.03%) Wireshark
2 11 (7.10%) Internet
3 10 (6.45%) 3G
3 10 (6.45%) SDH
3 10 (6.45%) 2G
3 10 (6.45%) 2.5G
3 10 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (5.81%) 4G
5 7 (4.52%) VLAN
5 7 (4.52%) LDAP
6 6 (3.87%) FTP
6 6 (3.87%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (3.87%) OSPF
7 5 (3.23%) EIGRP
7 5 (3.23%) Firewall
7 5 (3.23%) DHCP
8 4 (2.58%) LAN
8 4 (2.58%) BGP
8 4 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (11.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (10.97%) Relational Database
5 12 (7.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (7.74%) MySQL
6 11 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (5.81%) Oracle Database
8 8 (5.16%) Siebel EIM
9 6 (3.87%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.23%) DTS
10 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (3.23%) OLTP
10 5 (3.23%) TKPROF
11 3 (1.94%) MarkLogic
11 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.94%) DB2
11 3 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (45.16%) Subversion
2 41 (26.45%) ClearCase
3 35 (22.58%) Git (software)
4 33 (21.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (16.77%) Ant
6 22 (14.19%) Maven
7 18 (11.61%) Apache Ivy
8 17 (10.97%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.45%) Jenkins
10 9 (5.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (5.16%) JIRA
12 7 (4.52%) CA Gen
13 6 (3.87%) PVCS
14 5 (3.23%) Mercurial
15 3 (1.94%) Hudson
15 3 (1.94%) WiX
15 3 (1.94%) MSBuild
15 3 (1.94%) Toad
15 3 (1.94%) MSI
15 3 (1.94%) WebSpeed
General
1 21 (13.55%) Finance
2 11 (7.10%) Banking
3 7 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.94%) Local Government
5 3 (1.94%) Legal
6 2 (1.29%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Retail
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 99 (63.87%) Developer
2 19 (12.26%) Java Developer
3 18 (11.61%) C++ Developer
3 18 (11.61%) Senior Developer
4 14 (9.03%) Analyst
5 12 (7.74%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (5.81%) Siebel Developer
6 9 (5.81%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.52%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.52%) Architect
7 7 (4.52%) Applications Support
8 6 (3.87%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.87%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (3.87%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (3.87%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.87%) SharePoint Developer
8 6 (3.87%) CRM Developer
9 5 (3.23%) Senior Siebel Developer
10 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (36.77%) .NET
2 42 (27.10%) XML
3 37 (23.87%) HTML
4 33 (21.29%) Web Services
5 29 (18.71%) CSS
5 29 (18.71%) jQuery
6 26 (16.77%) ASP.NET
7 20 (12.90%) .NET Framework
8 16 (10.32%) Ajax
9 13 (8.39%) XSLT
10 11 (7.10%) SOAP
11 10 (6.45%) STL
11 10 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (5.16%) J2EE
13 7 (4.52%) HTML5
14 6 (3.87%) CAML
14 6 (3.87%) ADO.NET
14 6 (3.87%) XML Schema
15 5 (3.23%) Middleware
15 5 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.10%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.23%) Replication
5 5 (3.23%) W3C
6 4 (2.58%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.58%) CMDB
7 3 (1.94%) GIS
7 3 (1.94%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.29%) User Experience
8 2 (1.29%) Open Source
8 2 (1.29%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.29%) NHS
8 2 (1.29%) Clustering
8 2 (1.29%) SecurID
8 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.68%) Windows
2 36 (23.23%) UNIX
3 16 (10.32%) Linux
4 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.23%) AIX
7 3 (1.94%) Solaris
8 2 (1.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.29%) Android
8 2 (1.29%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.97%) OO
3 43 (27.74%) Release Management
4 34 (21.94%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (18.71%) OOD
6 24 (15.48%) Configuration Management
6 24 (15.48%) Scrum
7 20 (12.90%) MVC
7 20 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 14 (9.03%) ITIL
9 12 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (7.74%) Analytics
9 12 (7.74%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (6.45%) Unit Testing
10 10 (6.45%) Project Management
11 9 (5.81%) CRM
12 8 (5.16%) Data Modelling
12 8 (5.16%) Workflow
12 8 (5.16%) Migration
13 7 (4.52%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 71 (45.81%) JavaScript
2 69 (44.52%) SQL
3 47 (30.32%) C#
3 47 (30.32%) Java
4 40 (25.81%) Perl
5 38 (24.52%) Python
5 38 (24.52%) Bash Shell
6 34 (21.94%) Ruby
7 30 (19.35%) C++
8 23 (14.84%) PHP
9 17 (10.97%) VB
10 16 (10.32%) T-SQL
11 15 (9.68%) VBScript
11 15 (9.68%) VB.NET
11 15 (9.68%) Lua
12 14 (9.03%) PL/SQL
13 9 (5.81%) C
14 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
14 6 (3.87%) XPath
15 5 (3.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 51 (32.90%) Security Cleared
2 41 (26.45%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.10%) Sun Certification
4 9 (5.81%) Siebel Certification
5 8 (5.16%) OCPJP
6 6 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.58%) Degree
8 4 (2.58%) CCNA
9 2 (1.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.65%) MCP
10 1 (0.65%) CCIE
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) CCSE
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.10%) QA
2 5 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.23%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.94%) SLA
3 3 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 7 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.87%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle Clusterware
4 4 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) UAG
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (3.87%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (3.23%) Data Guard
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (1.94%) SCOM
4 3 (1.94%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (1.29%) WMI
5 2 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.29%) PureDisk
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.29%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.29%) Iperf
5 2 (1.29%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.29%) OpenAM
5 2 (1.29%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 44 (28.39%) Oracle
2 42 (27.10%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.39%) Sun
3 13 (8.39%) Cisco
4 9 (5.81%) Siebel
5 7 (4.52%) CA
5 7 (4.52%) MKS
6 5 (3.23%) F5
7 3 (1.94%) Sculptor
7 3 (1.94%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.94%) Remedy
7 3 (1.94%) ESRI
7 3 (1.94%) Progress
8 2 (1.29%) Cognos
8 2 (1.29%) IBM
8 2 (1.29%) Juniper
8 2 (1.29%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.29%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.29%) Google
8 2 (1.29%) Fortinet
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