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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 551 536 464
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -72
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 56 46 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.087% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.69% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 44
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50

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
6998 6715 5264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.76% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4545 4348 3311
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 152 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £52.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -17 55 £375 - 25
South West +19 18 £458 +1.77% 2
Gloucestershire +8 18 £458 +1.77%
Cheltenham +4 16 £460 +2.27%
London -15 13 £313 -16.66% 11
East of England +12 7 £250 -23.07%
South East -24 7 £475 +18.75% 5
North West -16 6 £435 +16.06% 1
Cheshire -7 5 £388 - 1
Hampshire -3 4 £450 +50.00% 3
Berkshire -8 3 £500 +21.21%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £250 -
Crewe - 3 £481 - 1
Essex - 3 £235 -
Cambridge - 3 £300 -
City of London +9 2 £300 -20.00% 4
Basingstoke +4 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 £253 -
West Midlands - 2 £338 -
Suffolk +11 1 £250 +66.66%
Ipswich +9 1 £250 +66.66%
Chester +2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -1 1 £400 +10.34%
Manchester -11 1 £483 +28.80%
Norwich - 1 £250 -
Nottingham - 1 £500 - 2
Peterborough - 1 £250 -
Stevenage - 1 £400 -
Thetford - 1 £250 -
York - 1 £325 -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 70 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (45.07%) Subversion
3 62 (43.66%) SQL
4 61 (42.96%) JavaScript
5 52 (36.62%) SQL Server
6 49 (34.51%) Security Cleared
7 48 (33.80%) OO
8 44 (30.99%) .NET
8 44 (30.99%) Java
9 43 (30.28%) Microsoft
10 42 (29.58%) ClearCase
10 42 (29.58%) Perl
10 42 (29.58%) DV Cleared
11 39 (27.46%) Release Management
11 39 (27.46%) Python
12 37 (26.06%) Windows
13 35 (24.65%) XML
13 35 (24.65%) C#
13 35 (24.65%) Bash Shell
14 33 (23.24%) Git (software)
14 33 (23.24%) Ruby
14 33 (23.24%) Oracle
15 30 (21.13%) UNIX
15 30 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (20.42%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (20.42%) C++
16 29 (20.42%) OOD
17 28 (19.72%) HTML
17 28 (19.72%) Ant
18 27 (19.01%) Web Services

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (15.49%) IIS
2 15 (10.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.93%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.82%) JBoss
6 4 (2.82%) Apache
7 3 (2.11%) ArcGIS
7 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.70%) CMS
9 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.93%) MS Office
3 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.52%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.11%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) GitHub
2 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.27%) TCP/IP
2 15 (10.56%) Wireshark
3 12 (8.45%) SDH
3 12 (8.45%) 2G
3 12 (8.45%) 2.5G
3 12 (8.45%) 3G
4 11 (7.75%) 4G
4 11 (7.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (5.63%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (5.63%) WAN
5 8 (5.63%) LAN
5 8 (5.63%) Internet
6 7 (4.93%) OSPF
6 7 (4.93%) VPN
6 7 (4.93%) LDAP
6 7 (4.93%) VLAN
7 6 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (4.23%) FTP
7 6 (4.23%) MPLS
7 6 (4.23%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (36.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.97%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (8.45%) MySQL
6 11 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (6.34%) Oracle Database
8 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (5.63%) Siebel EIM
9 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (3.52%) DTS
10 5 (3.52%) OLTP
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.52%) TKPROF
11 4 (2.82%) MS Access
12 3 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (2.11%) DB2
12 3 (2.11%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 64 (45.07%) Subversion
2 42 (29.58%) ClearCase
3 33 (23.24%) Git (software)
4 29 (20.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (19.72%) Ant
6 24 (16.90%) Maven
7 20 (14.08%) Apache Ivy
8 18 (12.68%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.23%) PVCS
10 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.52%) Mercurial
11 4 (2.82%) JIRA
12 3 (2.11%) WebSpeed
12 3 (2.11%) Toad
12 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (2.11%) Axure RP
13 2 (1.41%) PHPUnit
13 2 (1.41%) Gradle
13 2 (1.41%) FinalBuilder
13 2 (1.41%) CA Gen
General
1 26 (18.31%) Finance
2 8 (5.63%) Banking
3 7 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (1.41%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Local Government
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (60.56%) Developer
2 22 (15.49%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.38%) C++ Developer
4 18 (12.68%) Senior Developer
5 12 (8.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (6.34%) Siebel Developer
7 8 (5.63%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Analyst
8 7 (4.93%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Architect
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (3.52%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Senior Siebel Developer
10 5 (3.52%) SharePoint Developer
11 4 (2.82%) CRM Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Implementation Engineer
11 4 (2.82%) DBA
11 4 (2.82%) Administrator
11 4 (2.82%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.99%) .NET
2 35 (24.65%) XML
3 28 (19.72%) HTML
4 27 (19.01%) Web Services
5 23 (16.20%) jQuery
6 22 (15.49%) ASP.NET
7 20 (14.08%) CSS
8 18 (12.68%) .NET Framework
9 14 (9.86%) Ajax
10 12 (8.45%) STL
11 11 (7.75%) XSLT
12 10 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (7.04%) J2EE
13 9 (6.34%) SOAP
14 6 (4.23%) HTML5
14 6 (4.23%) CAML
14 6 (4.23%) XML Schema
15 5 (3.52%) WinForms
15 5 (3.52%) Middleware
15 5 (3.52%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Mobile App
2 12 (8.45%) Client/Server
3 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.23%) Replication
5 5 (3.52%) W3C
6 4 (2.82%) CMDB
6 4 (2.82%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.11%) Clustering
7 3 (2.11%) GIS
7 3 (2.11%) User Experience
7 3 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.41%) SecurID
8 2 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.41%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.41%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Kindle
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.06%) Windows
2 30 (21.13%) UNIX
3 15 (10.56%) Linux
4 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.11%) Solaris
8 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.41%) Android
8 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.80%) OO
3 39 (27.46%) Release Management
4 30 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (20.42%) OOD
6 24 (16.90%) Scrum
7 22 (15.49%) Configuration Management
8 20 (14.08%) MVC
9 14 (9.86%) Software Engineering
10 13 (9.15%) ITIL
11 12 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (8.45%) Data Modelling
12 11 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (7.04%) Analytics
13 10 (7.04%) Project Management
14 9 (6.34%) Workflow
15 8 (5.63%) Unit Testing
15 8 (5.63%) Test Scripting
15 8 (5.63%) User Stories
15 8 (5.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.66%) SQL
2 61 (42.96%) JavaScript
3 44 (30.99%) Java
4 42 (29.58%) Perl
5 39 (27.46%) Python
6 35 (24.65%) C#
6 35 (24.65%) Bash Shell
7 33 (23.24%) Ruby
8 29 (20.42%) C++
9 22 (15.49%) PHP
10 19 (13.38%) VB
11 18 (12.68%) Lua
12 15 (10.56%) VBScript
13 13 (9.15%) PL/SQL
14 12 (8.45%) T-SQL
15 10 (7.04%) VB.NET
16 6 (4.23%) XPath
16 6 (4.23%) VB6
17 5 (3.52%) Delphi
18 4 (2.82%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (34.51%) Security Cleared
2 42 (29.58%) DV Cleared
3 14 (9.86%) Sun Certification
4 10 (7.04%) OCPJP
5 9 (6.34%) Siebel Certification
6 7 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.82%) Degree
7 4 (2.82%) CCNP
8 3 (2.11%) CCNA
9 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.70%) CCDP
10 1 (0.70%) CCIE
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.70%) MCP
10 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) QA
2 5 (3.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.11%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.70%) SLA
5 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (3.52%) Oracle Clusterware
4 4 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.34%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (4.23%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (3.52%) Oracle Flashback
3 5 (3.52%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.11%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (1.41%) WMI
5 2 (1.41%) PureDisk
5 2 (1.41%) SCOM
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.41%) OpenAM
5 2 (1.41%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.41%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.41%) Iperf
5 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Nagios
6 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 43 (30.28%) Microsoft
2 33 (23.24%) Oracle
3 16 (11.27%) Sun
4 14 (9.86%) Cisco
5 9 (6.34%) Siebel
6 7 (4.93%) MKS
7 6 (4.23%) F5
8 3 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.11%) Remedy
8 3 (2.11%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.11%) ESRI
8 3 (2.11%) Juniper
8 3 (2.11%) Progress
8 3 (2.11%) Sculptor
8 3 (2.11%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.41%) Brocade
9 2 (1.41%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.41%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.41%) Cognos
9 2 (1.41%) CA
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