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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 491 500 437
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -63
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 85 76 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.20% 1.24% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 57
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £314 £310
% change year-on-year
+43.31% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 - £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
7067 6116 5041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.45% 11.96% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3849 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 158
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £54.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +5.00%

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 2 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 March 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 -21 80 £400 -3.03% 26
London -3 28 £400 -5.88% 8
South West - 24 £478 - 3
Gloucestershire - 23 £478 -
Cheltenham - 21 £478 -
North West 0 11 £340 - 2
City of London -3 10 £363 -14.70% 4
Cheshire +9 7 £395 - 2
East of England +6 6 £259 -23.33% 4
Hertfordshire +9 5 £260 -25.71%
East Midlands -9 5 £200 -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £260 -
South East -25 4 £260 -5.45% 4
Leicestershire +7 3 £200 -
Berkshire -2 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - -
West Midlands -2 2 £344 - 1
Reading -2 2 - -
Essex +14 1 £258 -37.19% 1
Brentwood -5 1 £258 -37.19% 1
Manchester - 1 £340 -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £260 -
Sussex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 4
Norfolk - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - - 3

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 84 (48.28%) JavaScript
2 74 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (41.95%) SQL
4 68 (39.08%) Subversion
5 65 (37.36%) SQL Server
6 58 (33.33%) .NET
7 57 (32.76%) OO
8 54 (31.03%) Security Cleared
9 53 (30.46%) C#
10 50 (28.74%) HTML
10 50 (28.74%) Java
10 50 (28.74%) Microsoft
11 47 (27.01%) Windows
11 47 (27.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 45 (25.86%) DV Cleared
12 45 (25.86%) Release Management
12 45 (25.86%) Bash Shell
12 45 (25.86%) UNIX
12 45 (25.86%) ClearCase
13 43 (24.71%) Python
13 43 (24.71%) Oracle
14 42 (24.14%) Perl
15 40 (22.99%) CSS
15 40 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (21.84%) XML
17 37 (21.26%) Web Services
17 37 (21.26%) Git (software)
18 35 (20.11%) jQuery
18 35 (20.11%) C++
19 34 (19.54%) Ruby

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 20 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 19 (10.92%) IIS
3 11 (6.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.02%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (2.87%) Apache
7 4 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.30%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.30%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.30%) CMS
8 3 (1.72%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.72%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.72%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.15%) Drupal
9 2 (1.15%) WordPress
9 2 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (12.64%) MS Office
2 21 (12.07%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.72%) MS Project
5 2 (1.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.72%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.15%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.15%) GitHub
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 13 (7.47%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (6.90%) Internet
4 11 (6.32%) OSPF
4 11 (6.32%) Wireshark
5 10 (5.75%) Firewall
6 9 (5.17%) BGP
6 9 (5.17%) FTP
6 9 (5.17%) MPLS
6 9 (5.17%) VLAN
7 8 (4.60%) DHCP
8 7 (4.02%) SDH
8 7 (4.02%) VPN
8 7 (4.02%) EIGRP
8 7 (4.02%) 3G
8 7 (4.02%) 2G
8 7 (4.02%) 2.5G
8 7 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (4.02%) 4G
9 6 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (37.36%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (10.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (8.62%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (6.32%) MySQL
7 10 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (4.60%) Siebel EIM
9 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (2.87%) DTS
11 5 (2.87%) MS Access
12 4 (2.30%) OLTP
12 4 (2.30%) TKPROF
13 3 (1.72%) MarkLogic
13 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 68 (39.08%) Subversion
2 47 (27.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (25.86%) ClearCase
4 37 (21.26%) Git (software)
5 26 (14.94%) Ant
6 22 (12.64%) Maven
7 21 (12.07%) Visual Studio
7 21 (12.07%) Apache Ivy
8 16 (9.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (8.62%) JIRA
10 9 (5.17%) Jenkins
11 7 (4.02%) CA Gen
12 6 (3.45%) PHPUnit
12 6 (3.45%) PVCS
13 4 (2.30%) Hudson
13 4 (2.30%) Mercurial
14 3 (1.72%) MSBuild
14 3 (1.72%) WiX
14 3 (1.72%) Toad
14 3 (1.72%) MSI
General
1 22 (12.64%) Finance
2 8 (4.60%) Banking
3 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.30%) Local Government
4 4 (2.30%) Legal
4 4 (2.30%) Publishing
5 2 (1.15%) Retail
5 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.57%) Front Office
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 109 (62.64%) Developer
2 23 (13.22%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.07%) C++ Developer
4 20 (11.49%) Analyst
5 19 (10.92%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.05%) Applications Support
7 13 (7.47%) Network Engineer
8 11 (6.32%) SharePoint Developer
9 10 (5.75%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.75%) Applications Support Analyst
9 10 (5.75%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (5.17%) Siebel Developer
10 9 (5.17%) Architect
11 7 (4.02%) Software Developer
12 5 (2.87%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.87%) Consultant
12 5 (2.87%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (2.87%) PHP Developer
12 5 (2.87%) Senior Siebel Developer
13 4 (2.30%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (33.33%) .NET
2 50 (28.74%) HTML
3 40 (22.99%) CSS
4 38 (21.84%) XML
5 37 (21.26%) Web Services
6 35 (20.11%) jQuery
7 32 (18.39%) ASP.NET
8 19 (10.92%) .NET Framework
9 18 (10.34%) XSLT
10 16 (9.20%) Ajax
11 12 (6.90%) WCF
12 10 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (5.17%) HTML5
13 9 (5.17%) SOAP
13 9 (5.17%) J2EE
14 7 (4.02%) STL
14 7 (4.02%) XHTML
15 6 (3.45%) Middleware
15 6 (3.45%) ADO.NET
15 6 (3.45%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.17%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.02%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.45%) W3C
5 4 (2.30%) Replication
5 4 (2.30%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.30%) CMDB
6 3 (1.72%) GIS
7 2 (1.15%) SecurID
7 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.15%) Open Source
7 2 (1.15%) Clustering
7 2 (1.15%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.15%) NHS
8 1 (0.57%) e-Health
8 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.57%) Kindle
8 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.01%) Windows
2 45 (25.86%) UNIX
3 16 (9.20%) Linux
4 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.32%) AIX
6 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.15%) Android
7 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Solaris
8 1 (0.57%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (32.76%) OO
3 45 (25.86%) Release Management
4 40 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (14.37%) MVC
6 24 (13.79%) OOD
6 24 (13.79%) Unit Testing
7 23 (13.22%) Scrum
8 21 (12.07%) Configuration Management
9 19 (10.92%) Software Engineering
10 15 (8.62%) ITIL
11 14 (8.05%) Migration
11 14 (8.05%) Analytics
12 13 (7.47%) Workflow
12 13 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (6.32%) OOP
13 11 (6.32%) Project Management
13 11 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (4.60%) Change Control
15 7 (4.02%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 84 (48.28%) JavaScript
2 73 (41.95%) SQL
3 53 (30.46%) C#
4 50 (28.74%) Java
5 45 (25.86%) Bash Shell
6 43 (24.71%) Python
7 42 (24.14%) Perl
8 35 (20.11%) C++
9 34 (19.54%) Ruby
10 30 (17.24%) PHP
11 23 (13.22%) T-SQL
12 20 (11.49%) Lua
13 17 (9.77%) VB
13 17 (9.77%) PL/SQL
14 16 (9.20%) VB.NET
15 15 (8.62%) VBScript
16 13 (7.47%) Shell Script
17 11 (6.32%) Korn
18 9 (5.17%) PowerShell
18 9 (5.17%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 45 (25.86%) DV Cleared
3 16 (9.20%) Sun Certification
4 11 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.17%) Siebel Certification
5 9 (5.17%) OCPJP
6 5 (2.87%) CCNA
6 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.87%) CCIE
7 4 (2.30%) CCNP
7 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.72%) MCSA
8 3 (1.72%) VCP4
8 3 (1.72%) Degree
9 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.57%) CCSE
10 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.57%) MCP
10 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) QA
2 9 (5.17%) SLA
3 8 (4.60%) ISO 9001
4 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.30%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (1.15%) WCAG
7 2 (1.15%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (2.87%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.87%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (2.87%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.15%) UAG
3 2 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.30%) SCOM
3 4 (2.30%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.72%) Nagios
4 3 (1.72%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (1.15%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (1.15%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.15%) WMI
5 2 (1.15%) PureDisk
5 2 (1.15%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.15%) MOM
5 2 (1.15%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (0.57%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 43 (24.71%) Oracle
3 18 (10.34%) Sun
3 18 (10.34%) Cisco
4 9 (5.17%) Siebel
5 8 (4.60%) CA
6 6 (3.45%) F5
7 4 (2.30%) Juniper
7 4 (2.30%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.72%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.72%) Remedy
8 3 (1.72%) Progress
8 3 (1.72%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.72%) Sculptor
8 3 (1.72%) ESRI
8 3 (1.72%) VMware
9 2 (1.15%) Google
9 2 (1.15%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.15%) Open Text
9 2 (1.15%) RedDot
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