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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 545 485 461
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -24
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 68 99 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 1.60% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 60 64
Average daily rate
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£385 £375 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% -5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £600 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £42.50

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
7343 6186 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 11.90% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4856 4000 3518
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 130 216
Average hourly rate £37.78 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 -59 65 £388 +3.33% 24
London -21 26 £382 -3.11% 2
South West -28 18 £450 +38.46% 7
Gloucestershire -5 16 £450 -5.26% 5
Cheltenham - 13 £450 - 5
City of London +13 7 £400 +40.35% 1
South East -9 7 £375 -14.28% 3
East Midlands +10 6 £225 -5.26%
West Midlands -13 3 £344 -
Staffordshire - 3 £344 -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £344 -
Cheshire +7 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +3 2 £295 +21.02% 6
Berkshire +2 2 £438 +16.66% 1
North West -9 2 - - 3
Reading - 2 £438 -
Nottingham +13 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +10 1 - -
Surrey +2 1 - -
West Yorkshire -3 1 £350 +115.38% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £375 +25.00%
East of England -40 1 - - 3
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £350 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Halifax - - - - 1

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 40 (35.09%) Subversion
1 40 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 37 (32.46%) SQL
2 37 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (31.58%) Windows
4 34 (29.82%) OO
4 34 (29.82%) Oracle
5 33 (28.95%) SQL Server
6 31 (27.19%) .NET
6 31 (27.19%) HTML
7 30 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 30 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (21.93%) C#
8 25 (21.93%) UNIX
9 24 (21.05%) XML
9 24 (21.05%) Python
10 23 (20.18%) Release Management
11 21 (18.42%) jQuery
11 21 (18.42%) MVC
12 20 (17.54%) ClearCase
12 20 (17.54%) Java
12 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET
12 20 (17.54%) Security Cleared
13 19 (16.67%) DV Cleared
13 19 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (15.79%) C++
15 17 (14.91%) Web Services
16 16 (14.04%) Perl
16 16 (14.04%) Finance
16 16 (14.04%) Unit Testing

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 10 (8.77%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (7.02%) IIS
3 7 (6.14%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.26%) Lync
4 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.51%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.51%) Apache
6 3 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.88%) CMS
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.88%) DNN
8 1 (0.88%) Liferay
Applications
1 14 (12.28%) MS Office
2 11 (9.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.88%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.75%) Magento
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.88%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.88%) Tridion
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.28%) Firewall
2 9 (7.89%) BGP
2 9 (7.89%) Intranet
3 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.14%) VPN
3 7 (6.14%) SAN
3 7 (6.14%) OSPF
4 6 (5.26%) EIGRP
5 5 (4.39%) TACACS
5 5 (4.39%) NAS
5 5 (4.39%) Internet
6 4 (3.51%) Extranet
6 4 (3.51%) VoIP
6 4 (3.51%) DHCP
6 4 (3.51%) tcpdump
6 4 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.51%) MPLS
6 4 (3.51%) HSRP
6 4 (3.51%) Multicast
7 3 (2.63%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.02%) MySQL
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (5.26%) DTS
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (2.63%) Siebel EIM
6 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.63%) Big Data
7 2 (1.75%) TKPROF
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.75%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 40 (35.09%) Subversion
2 30 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (17.54%) ClearCase
4 13 (11.40%) Git (software)
5 12 (10.53%) Maven
5 12 (10.53%) Ant
5 12 (10.53%) Apache Ivy
6 9 (7.89%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.26%) JIRA
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (4.39%) CA Gen
9 4 (3.51%) PHPUnit
9 4 (3.51%) Bugzilla
9 4 (3.51%) NetBeans
9 4 (3.51%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.51%) MyEclipse
10 3 (2.63%) CruiseControl
10 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.75%) WiX
General
1 16 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Publishing
3 3 (2.63%) Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 64 (56.14%) Developer
2 13 (11.40%) Analyst
3 11 (9.65%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.77%) Java Developer
5 9 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.89%) C++ Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Consultant
6 7 (6.14%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (4.39%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (4.39%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (3.51%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.51%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (3.51%) Senior SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (2.63%) UAT Test Analyst
10 3 (2.63%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.19%) HTML
1 31 (27.19%) .NET
2 24 (21.05%) XML
3 21 (18.42%) jQuery
4 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET
5 17 (14.91%) Web Services
6 14 (12.28%) CSS
7 12 (10.53%) Ajax
7 12 (10.53%) .NET Framework
8 9 (7.89%) WCF
9 8 (7.02%) XSLT
9 8 (7.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (6.14%) Struts
10 7 (6.14%) J2EE
10 7 (6.14%) Spring
10 7 (6.14%) Hibernate
11 6 (5.26%) WF
11 6 (5.26%) Silverlight
11 6 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.63%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.63%) SecurID
4 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.75%) User Experience
4 2 (1.75%) e-Health
4 2 (1.75%) Clustering
4 2 (1.75%) Replication
4 2 (1.75%) W3C
5 1 (0.88%) Firmware
5 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.88%) Equities
5 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.58%) Windows
2 25 (21.93%) UNIX
3 15 (13.16%) Linux
4 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.39%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.51%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.63%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.88%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (29.82%) OO
3 23 (20.18%) Release Management
4 21 (18.42%) MVC
5 19 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.04%) Unit Testing
7 12 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.77%) Workflow
9 9 (7.89%) Analytics
10 7 (6.14%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (6.14%) ITIL
10 7 (6.14%) UML
11 6 (5.26%) BPEL
12 5 (4.39%) Document Management
12 5 (4.39%) Software Engineering
12 5 (4.39%) OOP
12 5 (4.39%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.39%) Change Management
12 5 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.39%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 37 (32.46%) SQL
2 30 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 25 (21.93%) C#
4 24 (21.05%) Python
5 20 (17.54%) Java
6 18 (15.79%) C++
7 16 (14.04%) Perl
8 14 (12.28%) T-SQL
9 13 (11.40%) PHP
10 12 (10.53%) PL/SQL
10 12 (10.53%) PowerShell
11 11 (9.65%) Shell Script
11 11 (9.65%) VB
12 10 (8.77%) C
13 9 (7.89%) VB.NET
13 9 (7.89%) Lua
14 8 (7.02%) Bash Shell
15 7 (6.14%) VB6
16 6 (5.26%) Ruby
16 6 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 8 (7.02%) CCNP
3 8 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.39%) Sun Certification
4 5 (4.39%) Degree
5 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.51%) MCSA
6 3 (2.63%) CCIE
6 3 (2.63%) ISEB
6 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.75%) CCNA
7 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.63%) TickIT
3 2 (1.75%) QA
3 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.51%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.63%) UAG
4 3 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.75%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.75%) vSphere
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) SCOM
2 5 (4.39%) MIMEsweeper
2 5 (4.39%) MOM
2 5 (4.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (3.51%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.63%) Nagios
4 3 (2.63%) SCCM
4 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.75%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.75%) WMI
6 1 (0.88%) WSUS
6 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.88%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 40 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.82%) Oracle
3 10 (8.77%) Cisco
4 7 (6.14%) CA
4 7 (6.14%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.39%) Symantec
5 5 (4.39%) Websense
5 5 (4.39%) Sun
6 4 (3.51%) Juniper
6 4 (3.51%) hybris
7 3 (2.63%) VMware
7 3 (2.63%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.63%) Citrix
7 3 (2.63%) Siebel
8 2 (1.75%) Dell
8 2 (1.75%) Open Text
9 1 (0.88%) McAfee
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.88%) EMC
9 1 (0.88%) HP
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: £350 - £460 per day
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