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 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 473 473 450
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 98 86 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.44% 1.49% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 46
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£400 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £314 £311
% change year-on-year
+43.31% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 - £27.50

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
6800 5781 5381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.57% 11.84% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4600 3654 3338
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 212
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Histogram 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 January 2015. 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
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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 -9 88 £400 +6.66% 35
London +10 36 £375 -11.76% 9
South West +8 28 £478 +47.07% 2
Gloucestershire +10 26 £478 +47.07%
Cheltenham - 22 £478 -
City of London -2 10 £375 -11.76% 7
North West +7 8 £375 - 5
Wales -18 7 - -
Hertfordshire 0 6 £323 +7.05% 1
East of England -7 6 £323 +7.05% 5
Hemel Hempstead +6 5 £260 -11.86%
South East -27 4 £271 -9.83% 11
East Midlands +18 3 £200 -
Leicestershire +8 3 £200 -
Scotland - 3 - -
West Midlands +1 2 £350 -
Manchester - 2 £358 -
Surrey +1 1 £260 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 3
Warwick - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £385 - 1
Woking - - - -
Yarmouth - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 4
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Flintshire - - - -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 87 (50.58%) JavaScript
2 74 (43.02%) SQL
3 68 (39.53%) SQL Server
3 68 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (37.79%) Subversion
5 57 (33.14%) OO
5 57 (33.14%) Microsoft
6 56 (32.56%) HTML
7 55 (31.98%) .NET
8 53 (30.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 51 (29.65%) C#
10 50 (29.07%) Windows
11 49 (28.49%) Security Cleared
12 47 (27.33%) Java
13 45 (26.16%) Oracle
14 44 (25.58%) Python
15 43 (25.00%) Web Services
15 43 (25.00%) XML
16 42 (24.42%) UNIX
16 42 (24.42%) DV Cleared
17 41 (23.84%) Release Management
17 41 (23.84%) jQuery
17 41 (23.84%) ClearCase
18 39 (22.67%) CSS
18 39 (22.67%) Bash Shell
19 38 (22.09%) Perl
20 37 (21.51%) C++
20 37 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
21 35 (20.35%) ASP.NET
22 32 (18.60%) Git (software)

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 22 (12.79%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.88%) IIS
3 12 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (5.23%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (3.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (2.91%) Apache
7 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.33%) Lync
7 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.33%) CMS
7 4 (2.33%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.74%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.74%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.16%) WordPress
9 2 (1.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (14.53%) MS Office
2 20 (11.63%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.74%) MS Project
5 2 (1.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.16%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.16%) GitHub
2 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.56%) Firewall
2 12 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (6.40%) FTP
3 11 (6.40%) OSPF
3 11 (6.40%) Internet
4 10 (5.81%) MPLS
4 10 (5.81%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.23%) DHCP
5 9 (5.23%) BGP
5 9 (5.23%) VLAN
6 7 (4.07%) VPN
6 7 (4.07%) EIGRP
6 7 (4.07%) Wireshark
7 6 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (3.49%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (3.49%) Intranet
8 5 (2.91%) SAN
8 5 (2.91%) LAN
9 4 (2.33%) 4G
9 4 (2.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (8.72%) Relational Database
5 13 (7.56%) MySQL
6 10 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (4.65%) Siebel EIM
9 7 (4.07%) DTS
10 5 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (2.91%) MS Access
10 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.74%) OLTP
11 3 (1.74%) TKPROF
11 3 (1.74%) MarkLogic
11 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (37.79%) Subversion
2 53 (30.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (23.84%) ClearCase
4 32 (18.60%) Git (software)
5 24 (13.95%) Ant
6 21 (12.21%) Maven
6 21 (12.21%) Apache Ivy
7 20 (11.63%) Visual Studio
8 16 (9.30%) JIRA
8 16 (9.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (4.65%) Jenkins
10 7 (4.07%) CA Gen
11 6 (3.49%) PHPUnit
11 6 (3.49%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.33%) Hudson
12 4 (2.33%) MyEclipse
12 4 (2.33%) NetBeans
12 4 (2.33%) Bugzilla
13 3 (1.74%) PVCS
13 3 (1.74%) Toad
General
1 19 (11.05%) Finance
2 8 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.07%) Banking
4 5 (2.91%) Publishing
5 4 (2.33%) Local Government
6 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Front Office
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 104 (60.47%) Developer
2 20 (11.63%) Java Developer
2 20 (11.63%) Analyst
2 20 (11.63%) Senior Developer
3 19 (11.05%) C++ Developer
4 14 (8.14%) Applications Support
5 13 (7.56%) Network Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) SharePoint Developer
6 10 (5.81%) Support Analyst
6 10 (5.81%) Applications Support Analyst
7 9 (5.23%) Siebel Developer
7 9 (5.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (5.23%) Consultant
7 9 (5.23%) Architect
8 7 (4.07%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.49%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) PHP Developer
10 5 (2.91%) Senior SharePoint Developer
10 5 (2.91%) Senior Siebel Developer
10 5 (2.91%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (32.56%) HTML
2 55 (31.98%) .NET
3 43 (25.00%) Web Services
3 43 (25.00%) XML
4 41 (23.84%) jQuery
5 39 (22.67%) CSS
6 35 (20.35%) ASP.NET
7 21 (12.21%) Ajax
8 18 (10.47%) .NET Framework
8 18 (10.47%) XSLT
9 14 (8.14%) WCF
10 12 (6.98%) J2EE
10 12 (6.98%) SOAP
11 10 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (5.23%) HTML5
13 8 (4.65%) WF
13 8 (4.65%) ADO.NET
14 7 (4.07%) DHTML
14 7 (4.07%) XHTML
14 7 (4.07%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.49%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.91%) W3C
4 4 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.74%) Replication
5 3 (1.74%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.74%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.74%) CMDB
6 2 (1.16%) SecurID
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.16%) Open Source
6 2 (1.16%) NHS
6 2 (1.16%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) GIS
7 1 (0.58%) User Experience
7 1 (0.58%) Kindle
7 1 (0.58%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.07%) Windows
2 42 (24.42%) UNIX
3 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (7.56%) Linux
5 11 (6.40%) AIX
5 11 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.33%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.16%) Android
7 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.58%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (33.14%) OO
3 41 (23.84%) Release Management
4 37 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (17.44%) MVC
6 26 (15.12%) Unit Testing
7 20 (11.63%) OOD
8 18 (10.47%) Scrum
9 17 (9.88%) Configuration Management
9 17 (9.88%) Software Engineering
10 15 (8.72%) Workflow
11 14 (8.14%) Analytics
11 14 (8.14%) Migration
11 14 (8.14%) ITIL
12 12 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (6.40%) OOP
13 11 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (5.23%) UML
14 9 (5.23%) Project Management
15 7 (4.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 87 (50.58%) JavaScript
2 74 (43.02%) SQL
3 51 (29.65%) C#
4 47 (27.33%) Java
5 44 (25.58%) Python
6 39 (22.67%) Bash Shell
7 38 (22.09%) Perl
8 37 (21.51%) C++
9 27 (15.70%) Ruby
9 27 (15.70%) PHP
9 27 (15.70%) T-SQL
10 19 (11.05%) Shell Script
10 19 (11.05%) Lua
11 16 (9.30%) PL/SQL
12 15 (8.72%) VBScript
13 13 (7.56%) VB.NET
13 13 (7.56%) C
14 12 (6.98%) PowerShell
14 12 (6.98%) VB
15 11 (6.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 49 (28.49%) Security Cleared
2 42 (24.42%) DV Cleared
3 14 (8.14%) Sun Certification
4 12 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.23%) Siebel Certification
6 7 (4.07%) OCPJP
7 6 (3.49%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.49%) CCNA
8 5 (2.91%) CCIE
8 5 (2.91%) CCNP
8 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.33%) MCSA
10 3 (1.74%) Degree
11 1 (0.58%) MCP
11 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.58%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.23%) SLA
1 9 (5.23%) QA
2 7 (4.07%) ISO 9001
3 6 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.16%) WCAG
5 2 (1.16%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.91%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.74%) UAG
4 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.23%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.07%) SCOM
3 4 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (2.33%) MOM
3 4 (2.33%) Nagios
3 4 (2.33%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.74%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.16%) WMI
5 2 (1.16%) PureDisk
5 2 (1.16%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.16%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.58%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 57 (33.14%) Microsoft
2 45 (26.16%) Oracle
3 18 (10.47%) Cisco
4 15 (8.72%) Sun
5 9 (5.23%) Siebel
6 8 (4.65%) CA
7 6 (3.49%) F5
8 5 (2.91%) Juniper
9 4 (2.33%) hybris
9 4 (2.33%) Symantec
9 4 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.33%) Websense
10 3 (1.74%) VMware
10 3 (1.74%) Remedy
10 3 (1.74%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.16%) Google
11 2 (1.16%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.16%) Nintex
11 2 (1.16%) RedDot
11 2 (1.16%) Open Text
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