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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 585 511 527
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +16
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 41 94 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.54% 1.36% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 67 50
Average daily rate £328 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £497 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £450 £314
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +43.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £27.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.75 -

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
7611 6919 5887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.76% 13.52% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5055 4647 3694
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 126 126
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.70 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -2.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £26.06 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -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 14 February 2016.

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 28 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -59 39 £330 -17.50% 9
London -19 11 £325 -11.86% 5
South East +17 10 £330 +21.99% 1
South West -17 8 £469 -1.93%
West Yorkshire - 6 £364 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £364 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 5 £469 -1.93%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £260 -
Marlow - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £390 - 1
East of England -5 3 £265 -17.82% 2
Kent - 3 £330 -
Cheltenham -10 2 £469 -1.93%
Dereham - 2 £265 -
Fareham - 2 £200 -
Halifax - 2 £325 -
Norfolk - 2 £265 -
Hampshire - 2 £200 - 1
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire 0 1 £300 -6.97% 1
Wales -14 1 - -
North East - 1 £263 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £263 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £263 -
Watford - 1 £300 - 1
Bristol - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £400 -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 68 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (39.50%) SQL
4 44 (36.97%) SQL Server
5 42 (35.29%) Waterfall
6 39 (32.77%) .NET
7 36 (30.25%) MS Excel
8 32 (26.89%) Microsoft
9 31 (26.05%) JIRA
10 30 (25.21%) XML
11 29 (24.37%) JavaScript
11 29 (24.37%) Subversion
11 29 (24.37%) High Availability
12 28 (23.53%) Windows
13 27 (22.69%) Finance
14 26 (21.85%) UML
14 26 (21.85%) Web Services
14 26 (21.85%) ITIL
14 26 (21.85%) MS Office
15 25 (21.01%) Oracle
16 24 (20.17%) C#
16 24 (20.17%) ISO 9001
16 24 (20.17%) TickIT
16 24 (20.17%) MS PowerPoint
16 24 (20.17%) V-Model
17 23 (19.33%) Cisco
18 22 (18.49%) Java
18 22 (18.49%) Visual Studio
19 21 (17.65%) HTML
20 20 (16.81%) ASP.NET

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (6.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.04%) IIS
2 6 (5.04%) JBoss
2 6 (5.04%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.20%) CMS
4 3 (2.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.68%) Confluence
5 2 (1.68%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.84%) Apache
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (30.25%) MS Excel
2 26 (21.85%) MS Office
3 24 (20.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.88%) HFM
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.84%) IaaS
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.81%) LAN
2 19 (15.97%) WAN
3 17 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (14.29%) Firewall
4 13 (10.92%) BGP
5 12 (10.08%) VPN
6 10 (8.40%) EIGRP
7 9 (7.56%) OSPF
7 9 (7.56%) VLAN
8 8 (6.72%) DMVPN
9 7 (5.88%) Multicast
9 7 (5.88%) Wireless
10 6 (5.04%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (4.20%) MPLS
11 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.36%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (3.36%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (3.36%) IPsec
13 3 (2.52%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.61%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (9.24%) MongoDB
4 11 (9.24%) Oracle ODI
5 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (5.88%) Essbase
7 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.36%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (2.52%) DTS
10 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.52%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 68 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (26.05%) JIRA
3 29 (24.37%) Subversion
4 22 (18.49%) Visual Studio
5 11 (9.24%) Ant
5 11 (9.24%) ClearCase
5 11 (9.24%) Maven
6 9 (7.56%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.04%) Hudson
7 6 (5.04%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.04%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.20%) Apache Ivy
9 4 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (3.36%) CruiseControl
10 3 (2.52%) NetBeans
11 2 (1.68%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.84%) JSUnit
12 1 (0.84%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.84%) NUnit
12 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (22.69%) Finance
2 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.36%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Military
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 44 (36.97%) Developer
2 22 (18.49%) Configuration Engineer
2 22 (18.49%) Release and Configuration Engineer
2 22 (18.49%) Release Engineer
3 18 (15.13%) .NET Developer
4 13 (10.92%) Analyst
4 13 (10.92%) Network Engineer
5 12 (10.08%) Architect
6 11 (9.24%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Integration Architect
7 10 (8.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (8.40%) Java Developer
7 10 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (7.56%) Data Architect
8 9 (7.56%) Data Integration Architect
9 6 (5.04%) IT Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.04%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.20%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (32.77%) .NET
2 30 (25.21%) XML
3 26 (21.85%) Web Services
4 21 (17.65%) HTML
5 20 (16.81%) ASP.NET
6 15 (12.61%) jQuery
6 15 (12.61%) WCF
7 12 (10.08%) SOAP
8 11 (9.24%) AppFabric
8 11 (9.24%) EDI
8 11 (9.24%) MDX
8 11 (9.24%) MSMQ
8 11 (9.24%) REST
8 11 (9.24%) WF
9 10 (8.40%) Ajax
10 9 (7.56%) CSS
11 8 (6.72%) .NET Framework
11 8 (6.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 7 (5.88%) ADO.NET
13 6 (5.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.40%) Data Integration
3 8 (6.72%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.88%) CMDB
5 6 (5.04%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.20%) Life Science
7 4 (3.36%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.68%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.68%) Equities
8 2 (1.68%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.84%) Clustering
9 1 (0.84%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.84%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.84%) SecurID
9 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.84%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.84%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.53%) Windows
2 15 (12.61%) Windows Server
3 13 (10.92%) Unix
4 10 (8.40%) Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.29%) Waterfall
3 29 (24.37%) High Availability
4 26 (21.85%) ITIL
4 26 (21.85%) UML
5 24 (20.17%) V-Model
6 18 (15.13%) SDLC
7 15 (12.61%) SOA
8 14 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (10.92%) Migration
9 13 (10.92%) Release Management
10 12 (10.08%) BPEL
10 12 (10.08%) MVC
11 11 (9.24%) CRM
12 10 (8.40%) API Integration
12 10 (8.40%) B2B
12 10 (8.40%) B2C
12 10 (8.40%) ERP
12 10 (8.40%) ETL
13 9 (7.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 47 (39.50%) SQL
2 29 (24.37%) JavaScript
3 24 (20.17%) C#
4 22 (18.49%) Java
5 19 (15.97%) T-SQL
6 17 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 15 (12.61%) Perl
8 11 (9.24%) PowerShell
9 10 (8.40%) PHP
9 10 (8.40%) Python
9 10 (8.40%) VB
9 10 (8.40%) VB.NET
10 8 (6.72%) VBScript
11 7 (5.88%) Ruby
12 6 (5.04%) Lua
13 5 (4.20%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.68%) C++
14 2 (1.68%) VB6
15 1 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (15.97%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (10.92%) CCNP
3 11 (9.24%) Security Cleared
4 10 (8.40%) Degree
5 8 (6.72%) CCNA
5 8 (6.72%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.20%) Sun Certification
7 3 (2.52%) CCIE
7 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.68%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.68%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.84%) CCSP
9 1 (0.84%) CCVP
9 1 (0.84%) MCAD
9 1 (0.84%) MCSD
9 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (20.17%) ISO 9001
1 24 (20.17%) TickIT
2 3 (2.52%) QA
3 2 (1.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.68%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.84%) NFS
3 1 (0.84%) vCloud
3 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) Control-M
2 8 (6.72%) WhatsUp Gold
3 6 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.04%) Puppet
4 4 (3.36%) logstash
5 2 (1.68%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.84%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.84%) OpenView
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.84%) QRadar
6 1 (0.84%) SCOM
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.84%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.84%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 32 (26.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (21.01%) Oracle
3 23 (19.33%) Cisco
4 11 (9.24%) IBM
5 7 (5.88%) Hyperion
5 7 (5.88%) JD Edwards
5 7 (5.88%) Palo Alto
5 7 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 5 (4.20%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.20%) Juniper
6 5 (4.20%) Sun
7 4 (3.36%) CA
7 4 (3.36%) Splunk
7 4 (3.36%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.52%) F5
8 3 (2.52%) Infoblox
8 3 (2.52%) Sybase
8 3 (2.52%) Telerik
8 3 (2.52%) VMware
9 2 (1.68%) SAP
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London
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West London
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Rate: £325 - £400 per day
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Rate: £350 - £378 per day
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Essex
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