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 23 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 537 460 439
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -21
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 75 115 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 1.89% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 61
Average daily rate
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£403 £382 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.36% -4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £593 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £409 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.09% +25.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £18.03 £34.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.97% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.03 £34.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.97% -20.00%

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
7468 6090 6091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.78% 11.80% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5016 3966 3448
Average daily rate £400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 139 234
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.17% +3.67%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 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
England -66 73 £405 +6.02% 29
London -13 33 £389 +2.77% 7
South West -21 21 £450 +16.12% 6
Gloucestershire +2 17 £450 - 4
Cheltenham - 15 £450 - 4
South East -33 8 £328 -13.96% 9
City of London +7 6 £425 +46.55% 4
Feltham - 4 £275 -
Cheshire +9 3 - - 1
North West -9 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -11 3 £290 +18.97% 1
West Midlands -17 3 £344 +37.50%
East Sussex - 3 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £344 -
Staffordshire - 3 £344 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £290 -
Sheffield - 2 £290 -
Nottingham +13 1 - -
Berkshire +9 1 £500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - -
Surrey -8 1 - - 2
East Midlands -14 1 - -
East of England -35 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Winchester - - - - 2
Woking - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Worthing - - - -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 48 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 44 (35.77%) Subversion
3 43 (34.96%) SQL Server
4 42 (34.15%) JavaScript
4 42 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (33.33%) SQL
6 40 (32.52%) Oracle
7 39 (31.71%) Windows
8 36 (29.27%) OO
9 35 (28.46%) HTML
9 35 (28.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (25.20%) .NET
11 30 (24.39%) UNIX
11 30 (24.39%) Python
11 30 (24.39%) Release Management
12 28 (22.76%) XML
13 27 (21.95%) C#
13 27 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (20.33%) jQuery
15 24 (19.51%) Unit Testing
15 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
15 24 (19.51%) ClearCase
16 23 (18.70%) Java
16 23 (18.70%) DV Cleared
17 22 (17.89%) CSS
18 21 (17.07%) C++
19 19 (15.45%) MS Office
19 19 (15.45%) ASP.NET
19 19 (15.45%) Web Services
20 18 (14.63%) Perl

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 10 (8.13%) SharePoint Server
1 10 (8.13%) IIS
2 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.50%) Lync
3 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (4.88%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.07%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.44%) CMS
7 3 (2.44%) Apache
7 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.81%) Liferay
Applications
1 19 (15.45%) MS Office
2 17 (13.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.63%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.81%) MS Project
5 1 (0.81%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.63%) Magento
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.81%) Tridion
3 1 (0.81%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.81%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.01%) Firewall
2 10 (8.13%) BGP
3 9 (7.32%) SAN
4 8 (6.50%) Intranet
4 8 (6.50%) MPLS
4 8 (6.50%) OSPF
5 7 (5.69%) Internet
5 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.69%) VPN
5 7 (5.69%) NAS
6 6 (4.88%) DHCP
7 5 (4.07%) EIGRP
7 5 (4.07%) TACACS
7 5 (4.07%) FTP
7 5 (4.07%) HSRP
7 5 (4.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.25%) tcpdump
8 4 (3.25%) Multicast
8 4 (3.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (34.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.50%) Oracle Database
5 7 (5.69%) MySQL
5 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (2.44%) Siebel EIM
8 3 (2.44%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.44%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.44%) MS Access
8 3 (2.44%) Big Data
8 3 (2.44%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.44%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 44 (35.77%) Subversion
2 35 (28.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (19.51%) ClearCase
4 16 (13.01%) Apache Ivy
4 16 (13.01%) Maven
4 16 (13.01%) Ant
5 15 (12.20%) Git (software)
6 14 (11.38%) Visual Studio
7 12 (9.76%) JIRA
8 10 (8.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (4.88%) Jenkins
10 5 (4.07%) CA Gen
11 4 (3.25%) MyEclipse
11 4 (3.25%) PHPUnit
11 4 (3.25%) WiX
11 4 (3.25%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (3.25%) Eclipse
11 4 (3.25%) MSI
11 4 (3.25%) Bugzilla
11 4 (3.25%) NetBeans
General
1 15 (12.20%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Publishing
3 6 (4.88%) Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (52.85%) Developer
2 20 (16.26%) Analyst
3 12 (9.76%) Java Developer
3 12 (9.76%) C++ Developer
4 11 (8.94%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.50%) Network Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (5.69%) Applications Support
6 7 (5.69%) Consultant
7 6 (4.88%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (4.07%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) Senior SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.46%) HTML
2 31 (25.20%) .NET
3 28 (22.76%) XML
4 25 (20.33%) jQuery
5 22 (17.89%) CSS
6 19 (15.45%) ASP.NET
6 19 (15.45%) Web Services
7 15 (12.20%) .NET Framework
8 12 (9.76%) Ajax
8 12 (9.76%) XSLT
9 10 (8.13%) WCF
10 9 (7.32%) SOAP
10 9 (7.32%) J2EE
11 8 (6.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (5.69%) Spring
12 7 (5.69%) Hibernate
12 7 (5.69%) Middleware
12 7 (5.69%) Struts
12 7 (5.69%) WF
12 7 (5.69%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.07%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.25%) W3C
4 3 (2.44%) SecurID
5 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.63%) Replication
5 2 (1.63%) e-Health
6 1 (0.81%) Equities
6 1 (0.81%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.71%) Windows
2 30 (24.39%) UNIX
3 13 (10.57%) Linux
4 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.88%) AIX
7 5 (4.07%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.81%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.27%) OO
3 30 (24.39%) Release Management
4 27 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (19.51%) Unit Testing
6 17 (13.82%) MVC
7 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.32%) Workflow
8 9 (7.32%) ITIL
8 9 (7.32%) Analytics
9 8 (6.50%) UML
9 8 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (6.50%) Change Management
9 8 (6.50%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.69%) Migration
11 6 (4.88%) Change Control
11 6 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.88%) OOP
11 6 (4.88%) BPEL
11 6 (4.88%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.15%) JavaScript
2 41 (33.33%) SQL
3 30 (24.39%) Python
4 27 (21.95%) C#
5 23 (18.70%) Java
6 21 (17.07%) C++
7 18 (14.63%) Perl
8 17 (13.82%) Shell Script
8 17 (13.82%) Bash Shell
9 15 (12.20%) PHP
10 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
10 14 (11.38%) T-SQL
10 14 (11.38%) C
11 13 (10.57%) Lua
12 11 (8.94%) PL/SQL
13 9 (7.32%) VB.NET
13 9 (7.32%) Ruby
14 8 (6.50%) VBScript
14 8 (6.50%) VB
15 6 (4.88%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.70%) DV Cleared
3 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.50%) Sun Certification
5 7 (5.69%) CCNP
6 5 (4.07%) CCIE
7 4 (3.25%) Degree
7 4 (3.25%) MCSA
7 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.44%) ISEB
8 3 (2.44%) CCNA
8 3 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.63%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.81%) CCSE
10 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) ISO 9001
2 7 (5.69%) SLA
3 3 (2.44%) TickIT
4 2 (1.63%) WCAG
4 2 (1.63%) WAI
4 2 (1.63%) QA
4 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.07%) UAG
3 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.63%) vSphere
4 2 (1.63%) DFS Replication
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.81%) Firmware
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) SCOM
2 7 (5.69%) MIMEsweeper
2 7 (5.69%) MOM
2 7 (5.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (3.25%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.44%) Nagios
4 3 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.63%) SCCM
5 2 (1.63%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.63%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.81%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 40 (32.52%) Oracle
3 12 (9.76%) Cisco
4 8 (6.50%) Sun
5 7 (5.69%) Symantec
5 7 (5.69%) Websense
5 7 (5.69%) CA
6 6 (4.88%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.25%) hybris
7 4 (3.25%) Juniper
7 4 (3.25%) Open Text
8 3 (2.44%) VMware
8 3 (2.44%) Siebel
8 3 (2.44%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.63%) Nintex
9 2 (1.63%) Dell
9 2 (1.63%) RedDot
10 1 (0.81%) Serena
10 1 (0.81%) McAfee
10 1 (0.81%) Citrix
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £515 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £440 - £516 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £364.00 - £429.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago