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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 565 582 573
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 75 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.095% 0.097%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 0.73% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 29
Average daily rate £340 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £479 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £391 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.15% +11.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
8246 7238 6813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.76% 12.98% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5599 4635 4364
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 £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 142 132
Average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £26.47 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

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 29 April 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 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 29 April 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 +1 75 £340 -9.33% 13
London +1 21 £325 +9.24% 2
South East -12 12 £375 -21.05% 6
East of England +13 11 £325 +30.00%
South West -4 9 £500 +9.17% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 8 £325 +30.00%
Gloucestershire +2 8 £500 +9.17%
West Midlands -7 8 £325 -3.70% 2
Peterborough +16 7 £325 +30.00%
East Midlands +10 6 £375 -25.00%
Leicester - 5 - -
Leicestershire - 5 - -
Kent - 5 £375 -
City of London +46 4 £329 -0.37%
Hampshire -1 4 £200 -55.55% 2
Coventry - 4 £325 -
Fareham - 4 £200 -
Leeds - 4 £390 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £390 -
Yorkshire - 4 £390 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire +9 2 £356 -10.93%
Berkshire +4 2 £400 -20.00% 1
Cheltenham +1 2 £325 -29.03%
Malvern - 2 £380 - 2
Maidstone - 2 £400 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £380 - 2
Northamptonshire +9 1 £375 -
Northampton +9 1 £375 -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 48 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (43.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (33.64%) SQL
4 33 (30.84%) .NET
5 30 (28.04%) Cisco
6 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
6 28 (26.17%) Subversion
7 26 (24.30%) JIRA
8 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
9 23 (21.50%) JavaScript
9 23 (21.50%) Waterfall
10 22 (20.56%) LAN
10 22 (20.56%) BGP
10 22 (20.56%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (19.63%) Firewall
12 20 (18.69%) Oracle
12 20 (18.69%) ITIL
12 20 (18.69%) UML
13 19 (17.76%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (16.82%) V-Model
14 18 (16.82%) Security Cleared
14 18 (16.82%) ISO 9001
14 18 (16.82%) CCNP
14 18 (16.82%) TickIT
14 18 (16.82%) Finance
15 17 (15.89%) C#
16 16 (14.95%) Release Management
16 16 (14.95%) OSPF
17 15 (14.02%) WAN
17 15 (14.02%) HTML

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (4.67%) CMS
1 5 (4.67%) JBoss
1 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.74%) Confluence
3 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.87%) IIS
4 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.74%) MS Office
2 4 (3.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) AWD
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.56%) BGP
1 22 (20.56%) LAN
2 21 (19.63%) Firewall
3 19 (17.76%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (14.95%) OSPF
5 15 (14.02%) WAN
6 11 (10.28%) EIGRP
7 10 (9.35%) VLAN
7 10 (9.35%) VPN
8 9 (8.41%) Wireless
9 8 (7.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (7.48%) DMVPN
9 8 (7.48%) HSRP
9 8 (7.48%) MPLS
10 7 (6.54%) Cisco Wireless
10 7 (6.54%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (5.61%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (5.61%) TACACS
12 5 (4.67%) IPsec
12 5 (4.67%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (4.67%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.80%) MS Access
9 2 (1.87%) Big Data
9 2 (1.87%) OLTP
9 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.87%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.87%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 47 (43.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (26.17%) Subversion
3 26 (24.30%) JIRA
4 13 (12.15%) ClearCase
5 12 (11.21%) Visual Studio
6 11 (10.28%) Ant
6 11 (10.28%) Maven
7 9 (8.41%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.54%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.67%) CruiseControl
10 4 (3.74%) Hudson
10 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.74%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.87%) FinalBuilder
11 2 (1.87%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.93%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.93%) NUnit
12 1 (0.93%) Selenium
12 1 (0.93%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 18 (16.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Military
2 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.80%) Back Office
3 3 (2.80%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.87%) French Language
5 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (38.32%) Developer
2 20 (18.69%) Network Engineer
3 17 (15.89%) Configuration Engineer
3 17 (15.89%) Release and Configuration Engineer
3 17 (15.89%) Release Engineer
4 16 (14.95%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Analyst
5 10 (9.35%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) SQL Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.61%) IT Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (4.67%) C# WPF Developer
9 5 (4.67%) WPF Developer
10 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (3.74%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (30.84%) .NET
2 15 (14.02%) HTML
2 15 (14.02%) XML
3 13 (12.15%) ASP.NET
4 9 (8.41%) jQuery
5 8 (7.48%) WPF
6 7 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (6.54%) WCF
6 7 (6.54%) WinForms
7 6 (5.61%) Web Services
8 5 (4.67%) ADO.NET
8 5 (4.67%) CSS
8 5 (4.67%) DHTML
9 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.80%) 802.1X
9 3 (2.80%) Middleware
10 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (1.87%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.80%) Derivative
4 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.87%) Replication
4 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.93%) EPoS
5 1 (0.93%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.28%) Windows
2 9 (8.41%) Unix
3 5 (4.67%) Linux
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.93%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.50%) Waterfall
3 20 (18.69%) ITIL
3 20 (18.69%) UML
4 18 (16.82%) V-Model
5 16 (14.95%) Release Management
6 13 (12.15%) Migration
6 13 (12.15%) OO
7 11 (10.28%) MVC
8 10 (9.35%) ETL
9 8 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.48%) High Availability
10 7 (6.54%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.61%) Scrum
12 5 (4.67%) Content Management
12 5 (4.67%) DevOps
12 5 (4.67%) Project Management
12 5 (4.67%) SOA
12 5 (4.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.64%) SQL
2 23 (21.50%) JavaScript
3 17 (15.89%) C#
4 13 (12.15%) Perl
4 13 (12.15%) T-SQL
5 12 (11.21%) Java
6 11 (10.28%) Python
7 9 (8.41%) VB
8 8 (7.48%) Lua
8 8 (7.48%) PHP
8 8 (7.48%) PL/SQL
9 6 (5.61%) VB.NET
9 6 (5.61%) VBScript
10 5 (4.67%) Ruby
10 5 (4.67%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.74%) C++
11 4 (3.74%) VB6
12 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.80%) VC++
13 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (20.56%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (16.82%) CCNP
2 18 (16.82%) Security Cleared
3 11 (10.28%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.54%) CCNA
5 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.67%) Sun Certification
7 4 (3.74%) Degree
8 3 (2.80%) CCIE
9 2 (1.87%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.93%) MCAD
10 1 (0.93%) MCSD
10 1 (0.93%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.82%) ISO 9001
1 18 (16.82%) TickIT
2 9 (8.41%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) GLP
3 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) NFS
3 1 (0.93%) vCloud
3 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (4.67%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.74%) logstash
3 4 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.74%) Puppet
4 2 (1.87%) Nagios
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.93%) OpenView
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.93%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 30 (28.04%) Cisco
2 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.69%) Oracle
4 9 (8.41%) SolarWinds
5 7 (6.54%) Palo Alto
6 6 (5.61%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.61%) Infoblox
7 5 (4.67%) Juniper
7 5 (4.67%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.67%) Sun
8 4 (3.74%) CA
8 4 (3.74%) IBM
8 4 (3.74%) Splunk
8 4 (3.74%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.80%) SAP
10 2 (1.87%) Google
10 2 (1.87%) VMware
11 1 (0.93%) Brocade
11 1 (0.93%) Capita
11 1 (0.93%) Infragistics
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