The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 535 435 481
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +46
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 52 103 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 1.92% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 57
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £311 £320
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 13
Average hourly rate - £29.96 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.96 £35.41
% change year-on-year
- -15.39%
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6782 5367 5815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 11.25% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4327 3422 3405
Average daily rate £375 £383 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 129 201
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -86 52 £375 +11.94% 10
London -18 21 £375 -9.63% 2
South East +1 17 £400 +25.00% 3
East Midlands -16 7 - -
Berkshire -13 6 £400 -5.88% 1
South West -21 6 - - 2
West Sussex - 6 £413 -
Crawley - 6 £413 -
City of London -6 5 £425 +2.40% 1
Leicestershire -12 5 - -
Leicester -14 5 - -
Hampshire +8 3 £225 -28.57%
Reading -8 3 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England -24 3 £325 +67.74%
Hertfordshire -6 2 £363 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Surrey -7 1 £450 - 1
Manchester -14 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £300 -
North West -30 1 £375 -
Norfolk - 1 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
Southampton - 1 £150 -
Norwich - 1 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 -
Newbury - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Dundee - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 67 (47.86%) SQL
2 66 (47.14%) .NET
3 57 (40.71%) Windows
3 57 (40.71%) Microsoft
4 50 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 50 (35.71%) C#
5 49 (35.00%) Oracle
6 43 (30.71%) Subversion
7 35 (25.00%) XML
8 34 (24.29%) Release Management
9 29 (20.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (19.29%) Linux
11 26 (18.57%) JavaScript
12 25 (17.86%) Cisco
13 23 (16.43%) ASP.NET
13 23 (16.43%) Finance
14 22 (15.71%) Banking
14 22 (15.71%) UNIX
14 22 (15.71%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (15.00%) IIS
15 21 (15.00%) MS Office
16 20 (14.29%) OO
16 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
17 19 (13.57%) Configuration Management
17 19 (13.57%) Visual Studio
17 19 (13.57%) HTML
18 18 (12.86%) MS Excel
19 17 (12.14%) Web Services
19 17 (12.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 16 (11.43%) EIGRP

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (15.00%) IIS
2 12 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.86%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
6 4 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.14%) Apache
8 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.43%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.71%) Node.js
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (15.00%) MS Office
2 18 (12.86%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.29%) MS Project
3 6 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.43%) EIGRP
2 15 (10.71%) OSPF
3 14 (10.00%) BGP
3 14 (10.00%) MPLS
4 12 (8.57%) Firewall
4 12 (8.57%) WAN
5 11 (7.86%) LAN
5 11 (7.86%) RIP
5 11 (7.86%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (6.43%) VLAN
8 8 (5.71%) IPsec
9 7 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (5.00%) VPN
9 7 (5.00%) WLAN
10 6 (4.29%) IPv6
10 6 (4.29%) HSRP
10 6 (4.29%) Multicast
10 6 (4.29%) FWSM
11 5 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (9.29%) Oracle Database
3 13 (9.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (7.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (7.14%) DB2
7 9 (6.43%) SQL Navigator
8 8 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.86%) DTS
10 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (2.14%) MySQL
11 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.43%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 2 (1.43%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (1.43%) MS Access
12 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (30.71%) Subversion
2 29 (20.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (13.57%) Visual Studio
4 12 (8.57%) MSI
4 12 (8.57%) CruiseControl
4 12 (8.57%) WiX
5 10 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 9 (6.43%) NUnit
6 9 (6.43%) PowerBuilder
7 8 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (4.29%) MSBuild
9 5 (3.57%) ClearQuest
9 5 (3.57%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.86%) Ant
10 4 (2.86%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.43%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.71%) PVCS
12 1 (0.71%) MorphX
12 1 (0.71%) JIRA
12 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (16.43%) Finance
2 22 (15.71%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.14%) Marketing
5 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.71%) Games
6 1 (0.71%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 54 (38.57%) Developer
2 47 (33.57%) Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 10 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 9 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (5.71%) Release Analyst
6 8 (5.71%) PowerBuilder Developer
6 8 (5.71%) Integration Analyst
7 7 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 7 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
7 7 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.00%) Systems Integration Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.57%) Network Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Voice Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) UAT Test Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Senior Network Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (47.14%) .NET
2 35 (25.00%) XML
3 23 (16.43%) ASP.NET
4 19 (13.57%) HTML
5 17 (12.14%) Web Services
6 14 (10.00%) jQuery
7 10 (7.14%) SOAP
8 9 (6.43%) CSS
9 8 (5.71%) .NET Framework
9 8 (5.71%) Ajax
10 6 (4.29%) DOM
10 6 (4.29%) WCF
11 5 (3.57%) MSMQ
12 4 (2.86%) Classic ASP
12 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (2.86%) AngularJS
12 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 3 (2.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 5 (3.57%) e-Health
1 5 (3.57%) SecurID
2 4 (2.86%) Mathematics
2 4 (2.86%) Data Conversion
2 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.43%) Clustering
3 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.43%) iPhone
3 2 (1.43%) iPad
4 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.71%) NHS
4 1 (0.71%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 57 (40.71%) Windows
2 27 (19.29%) Linux
3 22 (15.71%) UNIX
4 5 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.86%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.43%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.43%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.29%) Release Management
2 22 (15.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (14.29%) OO
4 19 (13.57%) Configuration Management
5 13 (9.29%) Project Management
5 13 (9.29%) MVC
6 11 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.14%) Migration
8 9 (6.43%) Software Testing
9 8 (5.71%) CRM
9 8 (5.71%) ITIL
10 7 (5.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.00%) Software Deployment
11 6 (4.29%) Network Architecture
11 6 (4.29%) Change Control
11 6 (4.29%) System Testing
11 6 (4.29%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.29%) Network Design
11 6 (4.29%) Workflow
11 6 (4.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (47.86%) SQL
2 50 (35.71%) C#
3 26 (18.57%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 13 (9.29%) VB
5 13 (9.29%) VB.NET
6 12 (8.57%) Java
6 12 (8.57%) PL/SQL
7 9 (6.43%) C
7 9 (6.43%) VBScript
8 7 (5.00%) Perl
8 7 (5.00%) Python
8 7 (5.00%) VB6
9 6 (4.29%) PHP
10 5 (3.57%) C++
10 5 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.86%) Ruby
12 3 (2.14%) VBA
13 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (11.43%) Degree
2 13 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.86%) CCNP
3 11 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.57%) ISEB
5 5 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.86%) MCAD
6 4 (2.86%) MCSD
7 2 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.43%) CCNA
8 1 (0.71%) MCSE
8 1 (0.71%) CCIE
8 1 (0.71%) MCITP
8 1 (0.71%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.29%) ISO 9001
2 7 (5.00%) TickIT
3 6 (4.29%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.86%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.43%) WMI
3 1 (0.71%) SCCM
3 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (40.71%) Microsoft
2 49 (35.00%) Oracle
3 25 (17.86%) Cisco
4 9 (6.43%) VMware
5 8 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.29%) F5
7 5 (3.57%) TIBCO
7 5 (3.57%) Juniper
7 5 (3.57%) CA
7 5 (3.57%) Perforce
8 3 (2.14%) MKS
8 3 (2.14%) JBoss
8 3 (2.14%) Cognos
8 3 (2.14%) Citrix
9 2 (1.43%) HP
9 2 (1.43%) IBM
10 1 (0.71%) Avaya
10 1 (0.71%) BI-SAM
10 1 (0.71%) Serena
10 1 (0.71%) Brocade
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