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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
Rank 573 583 525
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -58
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 22 45 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.086% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% 0.59% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 64
Median daily rate £320 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £328 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -27.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £18.00

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
7698 7592 7138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 14.59% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 5017 4750
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 £301 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 208 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +14.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.50 £25.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £53.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +16 22 £320 -1.53% 7
London +11 10 £275 -10.56% 3
North West +30 4 £400 -
South West +7 4 £338 -28.00% 1
Wimbledon - 4 £275 -
Cheshire +33 3 £400 -
Crewe - 3 £400 -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +12 1 £265 -27.19%
Yorkshire +6 1 £265 -27.19%
Bristol +5 1 - -
Halifax +2 1 £265 -18.46%
Wiltshire 0 1 £358 - 1
Gloucestershire -3 1 £320 -31.73%
Solihull - 1 £265 -
West Midlands - 1 £265 -
Manchester - 1 £265 -
Cornwall - 1 £338 -
Swindon - 1 £358 -
Cirencester - 1 £320 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £550 -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 21 (43.75%) SQL
2 20 (41.67%) Finance
3 18 (37.50%) Cisco
4 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
5 16 (33.33%) Oracle
6 15 (31.25%) .NET
6 15 (31.25%) CCNP
7 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
7 14 (29.17%) Firewall
7 14 (29.17%) Subversion
8 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
9 12 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (22.92%) Wireless
10 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
10 11 (22.92%) LAN
11 10 (20.83%) WLAN
11 10 (20.83%) HTML
11 10 (20.83%) Java
11 10 (20.83%) MVC
11 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
11 10 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (18.75%) Degree
12 9 (18.75%) PL/SQL
12 9 (18.75%) CSS
12 9 (18.75%) OSPF
13 8 (16.67%) VPN
13 8 (16.67%) CCNA

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 4 (8.33%) Apache
1 4 (8.33%) SAS
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
3 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Magento
2 1 (2.08%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Firewall
2 12 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (22.92%) LAN
3 11 (22.92%) Wireless
4 10 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (20.83%) WLAN
5 9 (18.75%) OSPF
6 8 (16.67%) VPN
7 7 (14.58%) WAN
8 6 (12.50%) EIGRP
8 6 (12.50%) MPLS
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (10.42%) DHCP
9 5 (10.42%) IPsec
9 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.33%) BGP
10 4 (8.33%) SAN
10 4 (8.33%) SNMP
10 4 (8.33%) SSL
10 4 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.33%) MS Access
3 4 (8.33%) MySQL
3 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (6.25%) DB2
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.08%) Big Data
6 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.08%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Subversion
2 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.25%) ReSharper
5 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.17%) Ant
6 2 (4.17%) ClearCase
6 2 (4.17%) Maven
6 2 (4.17%) NuGet
7 1 (2.08%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.08%) Hudson
7 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.08%) NUnit
7 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.08%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (41.67%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Back Office
3 4 (8.33%) Front Office
3 4 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.42%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) .NET
2 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
3 10 (20.83%) HTML
4 9 (18.75%) CSS
5 8 (16.67%) jQuery
6 6 (12.50%) Ajax
6 6 (12.50%) Web Services
7 5 (10.42%) HTML5
8 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 4 (8.33%) Entity Framework
8 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
8 4 (8.33%) RESTful
8 4 (8.33%) SOAP
8 4 (8.33%) Spring
8 4 (8.33%) Struts
8 4 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (8.33%) WinForms
8 4 (8.33%) WPF
8 4 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.33%) Derivative
3 4 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.17%) Equities
4 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Unix
2 6 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) FreeBSD
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) AIX
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) MVC
3 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 6 (12.50%) Scrum
4 5 (10.42%) OO
4 5 (10.42%) OOP
4 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.33%) Kanban
5 4 (8.33%) Network Design
5 4 (8.33%) Network Management
5 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 4 (8.33%) Prototyping
5 4 (8.33%) RAD
5 4 (8.33%) Release Management
5 4 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) SQL
2 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.83%) Java
4 9 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 8 (16.67%) C#
6 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
6 7 (14.58%) T-SQL
7 5 (10.42%) Perl
8 4 (8.33%) PHP
8 4 (8.33%) VBA
9 3 (6.25%) VB
9 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
10 2 (4.17%) Python
10 2 (4.17%) VB6
11 1 (2.08%) Lua
11 1 (2.08%) Ruby
11 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.25%) CCNP
3 9 (18.75%) Degree
4 8 (16.67%) CCNA
5 5 (10.42%) CCIE
5 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.33%) CCDP
7 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.25%) ISEB
7 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
7 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.17%) CISSP
8 2 (4.17%) CLAS
8 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.17%) MCSA
8 2 (4.17%) MCSE
8 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.08%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) ISO 9000
1 3 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Basel II
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.25%) vSphere
3 2 (4.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
1 3 (6.25%) Nessus
1 3 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.08%) logstash
2 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) PureDisk
2 1 (2.08%) Simpana
2 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Cisco
2 16 (33.33%) Oracle
3 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.58%) HP
5 6 (12.50%) F5
5 6 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 5 (10.42%) Intel Security
6 5 (10.42%) Juniper
6 5 (10.42%) VMware
7 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.33%) Sybase
8 3 (6.25%) BT
8 3 (6.25%) Riverbed
8 3 (6.25%) Teradata
8 3 (6.25%) Zend
9 2 (4.17%) Brocade
9 2 (4.17%) IBM
9 2 (4.17%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.17%) Serena
9 2 (4.17%) Symantec
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