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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 577 582 580
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 64 56 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.087%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 0.79% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 40 28
Median daily rate £340 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £388
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
8205 7051 6741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.28% 13.01% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5630 4581 4373
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 133 152
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.28%

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 25 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 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 -7 63 £340 -9.33% 9
London +2 15 £339 +8.40% 2
South West -9 15 £325 -29.03% 3
East of England +11 10 £369 +47.50% 1
West Midlands 0 9 £325 -3.70%
Gloucestershire -17 8 £450 -1.74% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 7 £325 +30.00%
Peterborough +13 7 £325 +30.00%
Wiltshire - 7 £315 - 1
East Midlands +18 6 £375 -25.00%
South East -10 6 £388 -18.42% 2
Leicester - 5 - -
Leicestershire - 5 - -
City of London +48 4 £329 +9.58%
Cheltenham -4 4 £325 -29.38% 2
Swindon - 4 £315 - 1
Coventry - 4 £325 -
Worcestershire - 3 £380 -
Malvern - 3 £380 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £400 -
Kent - 3 £375 -
Hertfordshire +13 2 £413 +3.12% 1
Birmingham +2 2 - -
Berkshire -4 2 £400 -20.00% 1
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Brentwood +3 1 - -
Essex -5 1 - -
Scotland -13 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 49 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (43.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (36.36%) SQL
4 39 (35.45%) .NET
5 32 (29.09%) SQL Server
6 30 (27.27%) Cisco
7 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
8 25 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 25 (22.73%) Subversion
8 25 (22.73%) JIRA
9 24 (21.82%) Waterfall
10 23 (20.91%) LAN
10 23 (20.91%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (20.00%) Firewall
12 21 (19.09%) BGP
13 20 (18.18%) ITIL
13 20 (18.18%) UML
13 20 (18.18%) C#
14 19 (17.27%) HTML
14 19 (17.27%) Oracle
14 19 (17.27%) Security Cleared
15 18 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (16.36%) V-Model
15 18 (16.36%) ASP.NET
15 18 (16.36%) TickIT
15 18 (16.36%) CCNP
15 18 (16.36%) ISO 9001
15 18 (16.36%) Finance
16 17 (15.45%) OSPF
17 16 (14.55%) Visual Studio

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 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.55%) CMS
2 5 (4.55%) IIS
3 4 (3.64%) JBoss
4 3 (2.73%) Confluence
5 1 (0.91%) Apache
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.91%) SAS
5 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.36%) MS Office
3 4 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) AWD
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.91%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.91%) LAN
2 22 (20.00%) Firewall
3 21 (19.09%) BGP
4 18 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (15.45%) OSPF
6 15 (13.64%) WAN
7 13 (11.82%) VLAN
8 11 (10.00%) VPN
9 9 (8.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (8.18%) HSRP
9 9 (8.18%) Wireless
10 8 (7.27%) EIGRP
10 8 (7.27%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (6.36%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (6.36%) Cisco Wireless
11 7 (6.36%) MPLS
12 6 (5.45%) DMVPN
12 6 (5.45%) NX-OS
12 6 (5.45%) TACACS
13 5 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (8.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (6.36%) Oracle Database
5 7 (6.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (6.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (3.64%) MS Access
7 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.82%) Big Data
9 2 (1.82%) OLTP
9 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.82%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.82%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 48 (43.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (22.73%) JIRA
2 25 (22.73%) Subversion
3 16 (14.55%) Visual Studio
4 13 (11.82%) ClearCase
5 11 (10.00%) Ant
5 11 (10.00%) Maven
6 7 (6.36%) Apache Ivy
6 7 (6.36%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (4.55%) CruiseControl
9 4 (3.64%) Hudson
9 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.64%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.73%) FinalBuilder
11 2 (1.82%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.82%) TortoiseSVN
12 1 (0.91%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.91%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.91%) Selenium
General
1 18 (16.36%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Military
4 3 (2.73%) Back Office
4 3 (2.73%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.82%) French Language
6 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (43.64%) Developer
2 21 (19.09%) .NET Developer
2 21 (19.09%) Network Engineer
3 17 (15.45%) Configuration Engineer
3 17 (15.45%) Release and Configuration Engineer
3 17 (15.45%) Release Engineer
4 12 (10.91%) Analyst
5 11 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 11 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 9 (8.18%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (7.27%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (5.45%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (4.55%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
10 5 (4.55%) WPF Developer
11 4 (3.64%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 4 (3.64%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.45%) .NET
2 19 (17.27%) HTML
3 18 (16.36%) ASP.NET
4 14 (12.73%) XML
5 11 (10.00%) jQuery
6 10 (9.09%) Web Services
7 9 (8.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (7.27%) WPF
9 7 (6.36%) WCF
9 7 (6.36%) WinForms
10 6 (5.45%) CSS
11 5 (4.55%) ADO.NET
11 5 (4.55%) DHTML
11 5 (4.55%) RESTful
12 4 (3.64%) 802.1X
12 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (3.64%) JSON
13 3 (2.73%) .NET Framework
13 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.73%) Derivative
4 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.82%) Replication
4 2 (1.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.91%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.91%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.91%) EPoS
5 1 (0.91%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.91%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.91%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Unix
2 7 (6.36%) Windows
3 5 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.82%) Waterfall
3 20 (18.18%) ITIL
3 20 (18.18%) UML
4 18 (16.36%) V-Model
5 16 (14.55%) Release Management
6 14 (12.73%) Migration
6 14 (12.73%) MVC
7 13 (11.82%) OO
8 10 (9.09%) ETL
9 8 (7.27%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.36%) High Availability
10 7 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.45%) Scrum
11 6 (5.45%) System Testing
11 6 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (4.55%) Content Management
12 5 (4.55%) DevOps
12 5 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.36%) SQL
2 25 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 20 (18.18%) C#
4 15 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 13 (11.82%) Perl
6 12 (10.91%) Java
6 12 (10.91%) VB
7 11 (10.00%) Python
8 10 (9.09%) VB.NET
9 8 (7.27%) Lua
9 8 (7.27%) PHP
9 8 (7.27%) PL/SQL
10 6 (5.45%) VB6
10 6 (5.45%) VBScript
11 5 (4.55%) C++
11 5 (4.55%) Ruby
11 5 (4.55%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.64%) VC++
13 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (20.91%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (17.27%) Security Cleared
3 18 (16.36%) CCNP
4 11 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 9 (8.18%) CCNA
6 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.55%) Degree
7 5 (4.55%) Sun Certification
8 3 (2.73%) CCIE
8 3 (2.73%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.91%) MCAD
10 1 (0.91%) MCSD
10 1 (0.91%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.36%) ISO 9001
1 18 (16.36%) TickIT
2 10 (9.09%) QA
3 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.82%) GLP
5 1 (0.91%) Basel III
5 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) FortiGate
1 5 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (3.64%) logstash
2 4 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.64%) Puppet
3 3 (2.73%) Nagios
4 2 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.91%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 30 (27.27%) Cisco
2 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.27%) Oracle
4 8 (7.27%) SolarWinds
5 7 (6.36%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.45%) Infoblox
6 6 (5.45%) Juniper
7 5 (4.55%) Palo Alto
7 5 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.55%) Sun
8 4 (3.64%) CA
8 4 (3.64%) Splunk
8 4 (3.64%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.73%) IBM
10 2 (1.82%) F5
10 2 (1.82%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.82%) SAP
11 1 (0.91%) BT
11 1 (0.91%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.91%) Remedy
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