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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 606 559 568
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +9
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 30 105 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 1.26% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 49 41
Median daily rate £400 £380 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £345 £405
% change year-on-year
+12.31% -14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £49.19 £22.50 £25.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.62% -10.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £25.27
% change year-on-year
- -10.94%

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
8895 8315 7405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 14.40% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5981 5513 4924
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 190 121
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.37 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% +4.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £25.56 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.78
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.89%

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 1 October 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 29 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 1 October 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 -56 29 £400 +5.26% 5
London -7 12 £578 +28.33%
City of London +24 6 £500 -
North West +7 6 £400 +26.48%
South West +13 5 £303 -32.77% 1
South East -3 5 - - 1
Merseyside - 4 £400 -
Liverpool - 4 £400 -
Kent - 3 - -
Gloucestershire -4 2 £275 -38.88%
Manchester -7 2 £338 +8.00%
Swindon - 2 £330 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Maidstone - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £330 -
East of England +11 1 £300 +20.00% 2
Berkshire +9 1 - -
Hampshire +2 1 - - 1
Farnborough -1 1 - -
Cheltenham -3 1 - -
Wales - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 £300 -
Devon - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £275 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Brentwood - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 35 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 34 (41.98%) .NET
3 32 (39.51%) SQL Server
4 28 (34.57%) Cisco
5 27 (33.33%) SQL
6 25 (30.86%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (30.86%) Subversion
7 23 (28.40%) Web Services
8 21 (25.93%) ASP.NET
8 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (24.69%) Finance
10 19 (23.46%) Firewall
10 19 (23.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (22.22%) HTML
12 17 (20.99%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (19.75%) MS Office
13 16 (19.75%) OSPF
13 16 (19.75%) BGP
14 15 (18.52%) Oracle
14 15 (18.52%) Unix
14 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (17.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (17.28%) Java
15 14 (17.28%) Visual Studio
15 14 (17.28%) XML
15 14 (17.28%) CCNP
16 13 (16.05%) VPN
16 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
16 13 (16.05%) C#

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 12 (14.81%) IIS
2 9 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.88%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.47%) SAS
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.23%) Confluence
5 1 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (19.75%) MS Office
2 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) AWD
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.46%) Cisco Nexus
1 19 (23.46%) Firewall
2 17 (20.99%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (19.75%) BGP
3 16 (19.75%) OSPF
4 13 (16.05%) HSRP
4 13 (16.05%) NX-OS
4 13 (16.05%) VPN
5 12 (14.81%) SSL
5 12 (14.81%) VLAN
6 10 (12.35%) LAN
7 9 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (11.11%) HTTP
7 9 (11.11%) WAN
8 7 (8.64%) EIGRP
9 6 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (7.41%) FWSM
9 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
9 6 (7.41%) WLAN
10 5 (6.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (39.51%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (17.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.70%) DB2
6 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.47%) MS Access
7 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.23%) Big Data
8 1 (1.23%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.23%) OLTP
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.23%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 25 (30.86%) Subversion
2 21 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (17.28%) Visual Studio
4 8 (9.88%) JIRA
5 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.94%) ClearCase
7 3 (3.70%) Ant
7 3 (3.70%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (3.70%) Maven
8 2 (2.47%) FinalBuilder
8 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.47%) ReSharper
8 2 (2.47%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.23%) NuGet
9 1 (1.23%) ProC
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Financial Institution
2 8 (9.88%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) French Language
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (44.44%) Developer
2 17 (20.99%) .NET Developer
3 16 (19.75%) Analyst
3 16 (19.75%) Network Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) SQL Developer
5 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Analyst Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Middleware Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) Middleware Developer
6 8 (9.88%) WebSphere Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Configuration Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Release and Configuration Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Release Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (8.64%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (8.64%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Architect
8 6 (7.41%) Network Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Consultant
10 4 (4.94%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (41.98%) .NET
2 23 (28.40%) Web Services
3 21 (25.93%) ASP.NET
4 18 (22.22%) HTML
5 14 (17.28%) XML
6 12 (14.81%) RESTful
7 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (12.35%) jQuery
7 10 (12.35%) JSON
8 9 (11.11%) Middleware
9 8 (9.88%) IBM Integration Bus
9 8 (9.88%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (9.88%) XSLT
10 6 (7.41%) WinForms
11 5 (6.17%) .NET Framework
11 5 (6.17%) Ajax
11 5 (6.17%) HTML5
11 5 (6.17%) WPF
12 4 (4.94%) 802.1X
12 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.88%) Equities
2 8 (9.88%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.70%) Replication
4 2 (2.47%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.47%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.23%) EPoS
5 1 (1.23%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Unix
2 5 (6.17%) Windows
3 3 (3.70%) Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.47%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.05%) Waterfall
3 12 (14.81%) MVC
4 9 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 9 (11.11%) ITIL
4 9 (11.11%) Migration
5 8 (9.88%) Asset Management
5 8 (9.88%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.88%) UML
6 7 (8.64%) V-Model
7 6 (7.41%) Network Design
7 6 (7.41%) SDLC
7 6 (7.41%) System Testing
8 5 (6.17%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.17%) OO
9 4 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.94%) Open Source
9 4 (4.94%) Release Management
9 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.33%) SQL
2 14 (17.28%) Java
3 13 (16.05%) C#
3 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.81%) Perl
4 12 (14.81%) VB.NET
5 10 (12.35%) Shell Script
6 9 (11.11%) VB
7 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
8 5 (6.17%) VB6
9 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.94%) Python
9 4 (4.94%) VBScript
10 3 (3.70%) C++
10 3 (3.70%) Lua
10 3 (3.70%) PHP
11 2 (2.47%) C
11 2 (2.47%) VC++
12 1 (1.23%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (30.86%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (17.28%) CCNP
3 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.11%) CCIE
5 7 (8.64%) CCNA
5 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.41%) DV Cleared
7 5 (6.17%) JNCIP
8 4 (4.94%) Degree
9 2 (2.47%) CCDP
9 2 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.23%) CISSP
10 1 (1.23%) CLAS
10 1 (1.23%) ISEB
10 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.23%) MCAD
10 1 (1.23%) MCSD
10 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) ISO 9001
1 7 (8.64%) TickIT
2 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.94%) QA
4 1 (1.23%) Basel III
4 1 (1.23%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.47%) vSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Firmware
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Nagios
2 3 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.47%) Nessus
3 2 (2.47%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (34.57%) Cisco
3 15 (18.52%) Oracle
4 8 (9.88%) Juniper
4 8 (9.88%) Serena
5 7 (8.64%) HP
5 7 (8.64%) VMware
6 6 (7.41%) Brocade
6 6 (7.41%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.94%) F5
8 3 (3.70%) BT
8 3 (3.70%) Infoblox
8 3 (3.70%) Infragistics
8 3 (3.70%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.47%) CommVault
9 2 (2.47%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (2.47%) EqualLogic
9 2 (2.47%) MKS
9 2 (2.47%) Perforce