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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 521 566 492
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -74
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 104 50 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.090% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.29% 0.70% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 27 56
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £510 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-43.07% -

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
8089 7189 6182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 12.93% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5319 4586 3966
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 133 131
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £23.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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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 +44 101 £400 +3.22% 20
London +31 34 £450 +16.12% 3
South East -6 17 £345 -8.00% 6
Gloucestershire -3 11 £450 +11.11%
South West -11 11 £450 +11.11% 1
West Midlands - 9 £350 - 2
Hampshire - 9 £345 - 1
East of England +10 8 £261 - 1
Leicestershire +2 8 - - 2
East Midlands -5 8 - - 5
North East - 8 £338 -
Farnborough - 8 £343 -
Leicester +7 7 - - 1
Durham - 7 - -
Hertfordshire +7 6 £419 -
Cheltenham -4 6 £400 -1.23%
City of London +4 5 £500 +8.10% 2
Welwyn Garden City -3 5 £413 -
Coventry - 5 £275 - 1
Yorkshire -26 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Sheffield - 4 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Guildford +1 3 £315 -
Surrey -1 3 £315 -
Buckinghamshire -9 3 - - 1
Darlington - 3 - -
Marlow - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £438 - 1
North West - 2 £438 - 1
Scotland -5 1 £315 -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 64 (39.51%) Subversion
2 61 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (34.57%) JavaScript
3 56 (34.57%) SQL Server
4 46 (28.40%) .NET
5 45 (27.78%) SQL
6 44 (27.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 38 (23.46%) Perl
9 35 (21.60%) Security Cleared
10 34 (20.99%) Oracle
10 34 (20.99%) Windows
10 34 (20.99%) OO
11 33 (20.37%) Python
11 33 (20.37%) Java
12 31 (19.14%) Cisco
13 30 (18.52%) HTML
14 29 (17.90%) Finance
14 29 (17.90%) DV Cleared
14 29 (17.90%) Release Management
15 28 (17.28%) jQuery
15 28 (17.28%) UNIX
16 27 (16.67%) ClearCase
16 27 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
17 26 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (15.43%) Git (software)
18 25 (15.43%) MS Excel
18 25 (15.43%) CSS
19 24 (14.81%) IIS
19 24 (14.81%) Maven

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (14.81%) IIS
2 11 (6.79%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.70%) CMS
3 6 (3.70%) JBoss
3 6 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (3.09%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.09%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.23%) Apache
7 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.23%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (15.43%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.79%) MS Office
3 9 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.09%) PaaS
2 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.58%) EIGRP
1 22 (13.58%) Firewall
2 21 (12.96%) TCP/IP
3 20 (12.35%) WAN
4 19 (11.73%) LAN
4 19 (11.73%) BGP
5 18 (11.11%) OSPF
6 15 (9.26%) MPLS
6 15 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (8.02%) VLAN
7 13 (8.02%) VPN
8 11 (6.79%) VoIP
8 11 (6.79%) IPsec
8 11 (6.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (6.79%) Spanning Tree
9 10 (6.17%) Multicast
10 9 (5.56%) HSRP
10 9 (5.56%) Network Security
11 8 (4.94%) Wireless
11 8 (4.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (34.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (8.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.94%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (4.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (3.70%) DTS
11 5 (3.09%) MySQL
11 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.85%) TKPROF
12 3 (1.85%) OLTP
12 3 (1.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 64 (39.51%) Subversion
2 44 (27.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (16.67%) ClearCase
4 25 (15.43%) Git (software)
5 24 (14.81%) Maven
6 23 (14.20%) Ant
7 22 (13.58%) Visual Studio
8 18 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
9 10 (6.17%) JIRA
10 7 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (3.09%) StarTeam
13 4 (2.47%) NUnit
13 4 (2.47%) JSUnit
13 4 (2.47%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.47%) Axure RP
14 3 (1.85%) Mercurial
14 3 (1.85%) FinalBuilder
15 2 (1.23%) Hudson
15 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 12 (7.41%) Banking
3 11 (6.79%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.47%) Electronics
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (44.44%) Developer
2 18 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 15 (9.26%) Analyst
4 14 (8.64%) Network Engineer
5 13 (8.02%) C++ Developer
5 13 (8.02%) UI Developer
5 13 (8.02%) UI Programmer
6 10 (6.17%) Configuration Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) Release Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.94%) DBA
8 8 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.32%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.32%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.32%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.70%) Consultant
10 6 (3.70%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
10 6 (3.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.40%) .NET
2 30 (18.52%) HTML
3 28 (17.28%) jQuery
4 25 (15.43%) CSS
5 21 (12.96%) XML
6 18 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 16 (9.88%) HTML5
8 15 (9.26%) .NET Framework
9 12 (7.41%) CSS3
10 11 (6.79%) Ajax
10 11 (6.79%) Web Services
11 8 (4.94%) SOAP
11 8 (4.94%) Middleware
12 7 (4.32%) STL
12 7 (4.32%) J2EE
13 6 (3.70%) XSLT
13 6 (3.70%) REST
13 6 (3.70%) FusionCharts
14 4 (2.47%) Highcharts JS
14 4 (2.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.88%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.79%) N-Tier
4 10 (6.17%) Client/Server
5 9 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.94%) Replication
6 8 (4.94%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.94%) CMDB
7 6 (3.70%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.47%) Life Science
8 4 (2.47%) User Experience
9 3 (1.85%) e-Health
9 3 (1.85%) SecurID
9 3 (1.85%) W3C
10 2 (1.23%) NHS
10 2 (1.23%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.23%) Equities
10 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.23%) Data Extraction
10 2 (1.23%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.99%) Windows
2 28 (17.28%) UNIX
3 12 (7.41%) Linux
4 8 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.47%) Solaris
7 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.62%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.99%) OO
3 29 (17.90%) Release Management
4 26 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (14.20%) SDLC
6 20 (12.35%) ITIL
7 16 (9.88%) UML
7 16 (9.88%) OOD
8 15 (9.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (8.02%) DevOps
9 13 (8.02%) Project Management
9 13 (8.02%) Waterfall
10 12 (7.41%) Unit Testing
10 12 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.79%) Data Modelling
12 9 (5.56%) Scrum
12 9 (5.56%) V-Model
12 9 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (4.32%) Change Management
13 7 (4.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.57%) JavaScript
2 45 (27.78%) SQL
3 38 (23.46%) Perl
4 33 (20.37%) Java
4 33 (20.37%) Python
5 22 (13.58%) C#
6 21 (12.96%) Bash Shell
7 20 (12.35%) PHP
7 20 (12.35%) VB
8 18 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 18 (11.11%) Lua
9 17 (10.49%) Ruby
9 17 (10.49%) C++
10 13 (8.02%) PowerShell
11 11 (6.79%) PL/SQL
12 10 (6.17%) VB.NET
13 9 (5.56%) C
14 8 (4.94%) VB6
15 7 (4.32%) VBScript
16 3 (1.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (21.60%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.90%) DV Cleared
3 27 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (13.58%) CCNP
5 14 (8.64%) Sun Certification
6 10 (6.17%) Degree
7 9 (5.56%) CCNA
8 8 (4.94%) CCIE
9 6 (3.70%) OCPJP
9 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.09%) VCAP
11 4 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.85%) CCVP
12 3 (1.85%) CCSP
12 3 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.62%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.79%) ISO 9001
2 9 (5.56%) TickIT
3 5 (3.09%) QA
4 3 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.85%) GMP
5 2 (1.23%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.09%) vCloud
4 3 (1.85%) vSphere
4 3 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.23%) Docker
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (4.32%) Puppet
3 6 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (3.09%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (3.09%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle Flashback
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.85%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.23%) OpenAM
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.62%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.62%) SCOM
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 42 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.99%) Oracle
3 31 (19.14%) Cisco
4 14 (8.64%) Sun
5 13 (8.02%) CheckPoint
6 10 (6.17%) Telerik
6 10 (6.17%) SolarWinds
7 9 (5.56%) Juniper
8 8 (4.94%) VMware
9 6 (3.70%) MKS
9 6 (3.70%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.09%) CA
11 4 (2.47%) Aquila
11 4 (2.47%) F5
12 3 (1.85%) Brocade
12 3 (1.85%) IBM
13 2 (1.23%) Sybase
13 2 (1.23%) Cognos
13 2 (1.23%) HP
13 2 (1.23%) Hitachi
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