The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 601 581 552
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 26 56 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.68% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 65
Median daily rate £375 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £320 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £650 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-30.52% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £49.19 £31.50 £27.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.15% +13.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £27.77
% change year-on-year
- +13.45%

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
8363 8199 7456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.66% 14.99% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5627 5510 5131
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 185 118
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 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 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 26 £375 -25.00% 6
London -11 8 £465 -25.60%
South West +12 7 £330 -30.52%
City of London - 4 £550 -
Gloucestershire +5 3 £275 -42.10%
Gloucester - 3 £275 -
Manchester +4 2 £338 - 1
North West +4 2 £338 +5.46% 2
Wiltshire -5 2 £330 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Haverhill - 2 £350 -
Swindon - 2 £330 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £320 -
East of England - 2 £350 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £320 -
Suffolk - 2 £350 -
South East 0 1 - - 1
East Midlands -12 1 - - 1
West Midlands -26 1 £375 -
North East - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £375 -
Kent - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.90%) .NET
3 25 (40.98%) SQL Server
3 25 (40.98%) Subversion
4 23 (37.70%) Finance
4 23 (37.70%) Cisco
5 20 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (29.51%) Oracle
6 18 (29.51%) SQL
7 17 (27.87%) Web Services
7 17 (27.87%) Unix
8 16 (26.23%) Java
8 16 (26.23%) Shell Script
9 15 (24.59%) XML
9 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (24.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
11 13 (21.31%) Perl
11 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (21.31%) Firewall
11 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (21.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (18.03%) Retail
12 11 (18.03%) Asset Management
12 11 (18.03%) WebSphere
12 11 (18.03%) Data Modelling
12 11 (18.03%) OSPF
12 11 (18.03%) CCNP

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (18.03%) WebSphere
2 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.20%) IIS
3 5 (8.20%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Office
2 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maximo
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (21.31%) Firewall
3 11 (18.03%) OSPF
4 8 (13.11%) BGP
4 8 (13.11%) EIGRP
4 8 (13.11%) LAN
4 8 (13.11%) SAN
4 8 (13.11%) SSL
4 8 (13.11%) VPN
5 7 (11.48%) NX-OS
5 7 (11.48%) WLAN
6 6 (9.84%) HSRP
6 6 (9.84%) MPLS
6 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.84%) VLAN
7 5 (8.20%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (8.20%) FWSM
7 5 (8.20%) iSCSI
7 5 (8.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (40.98%) SQL Server
2 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (4.92%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (4.92%) DB2
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.64%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Subversion
2 13 (21.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.28%) Ant
6 2 (3.28%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.28%) Maven
6 2 (3.28%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.64%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.64%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.64%) Hudson
7 1 (1.64%) JIRA
7 1 (1.64%) NuGet
7 1 (1.64%) ProC
7 1 (1.64%) PVCS
7 1 (1.64%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (37.70%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Retail
3 10 (16.39%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.28%) Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Developer
2 15 (24.59%) Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Network Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Analyst Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Middleware Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Middleware Developer
4 10 (16.39%) WebSphere Developer
5 9 (14.75%) .NET Developer
6 7 (11.48%) Architect
6 7 (11.48%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) SQL Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.92%) AWS Architect
10 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (4.92%) Design Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Network Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.90%) .NET
2 17 (27.87%) Web Services
3 15 (24.59%) XML
4 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
5 10 (16.39%) HTML
5 10 (16.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 10 (16.39%) Middleware
5 10 (16.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (16.39%) XSLT
6 7 (11.48%) jQuery
7 6 (9.84%) RESTful
8 5 (8.20%) WinForms
8 5 (8.20%) WPF
9 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.56%) Ajax
9 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (6.56%) JSON
9 4 (6.56%) SOAP
10 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Equities
1 10 (16.39%) Fixed Income
2 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Unix
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) FreeBSD
5 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Solaris
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) AIX
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (18.03%) Asset Management
1 11 (18.03%) Data Modelling
2 9 (14.75%) Configuration Management
3 7 (11.48%) MVC
3 7 (11.48%) SDLC
4 5 (8.20%) DevOps
4 5 (8.20%) Network Design
4 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
5 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.56%) ITIL
5 4 (6.56%) Network Management
5 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.56%) Release Management
6 3 (4.92%) Change Control
6 3 (4.92%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (4.92%) Open Source
6 3 (4.92%) Presales
6 3 (4.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) Java
2 16 (26.23%) Shell Script
3 13 (21.31%) Perl
4 9 (14.75%) C#
5 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.84%) VB.NET
7 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
7 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
7 5 (8.20%) VB
8 3 (4.92%) VBScript
9 2 (3.28%) Python
9 2 (3.28%) VB6
10 1 (1.64%) C
10 1 (1.64%) Lua
10 1 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.03%) CCNP
3 9 (14.75%) CCIE
4 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
5 7 (11.48%) CCNA
6 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.56%) Degree
8 3 (4.92%) CCDP
8 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.92%) ISEB
8 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
8 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.28%) CISSP
9 2 (3.28%) CLAS
9 2 (3.28%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.28%) MCSA
9 2 (3.28%) MCSE
9 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.64%) MCAD
10 1 (1.64%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) ISO 9000
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) Basel II
3 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.92%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.92%) vSphere
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.28%) XenApp
5 1 (1.64%) Firmware
5 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Nessus
1 3 (4.92%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.28%) Nagios
2 2 (3.28%) NetVault Backup
2 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.64%) Legato
3 1 (1.64%) logstash
3 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.64%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) PureDisk
3 1 (1.64%) Simpana
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
2 23 (37.70%) Cisco
3 18 (29.51%) Oracle
4 10 (16.39%) HP
4 10 (16.39%) Serena
4 10 (16.39%) VMware
5 6 (9.84%) Brocade
5 6 (9.84%) Juniper
6 4 (6.56%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.92%) BT
7 3 (4.92%) CommVault
7 3 (4.92%) F5
7 3 (4.92%) IBM
7 3 (4.92%) Infragistics
7 3 (4.92%) Teradata
8 2 (3.28%) CA
8 2 (3.28%) Citrix
8 2 (3.28%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (3.28%) EqualLogic
8 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds