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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
Rank 573 585 502
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -83
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 27 33 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.065% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.43% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 68
Median daily rate £320 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £625 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £31.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +75.00%

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
7405 7624 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 14.99% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4949 5089 4633
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 198 123
Median hourly rate £41.13 £41.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

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 18 January 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 30 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 18 January 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 +19 27 £320 -14.66% 3
London +8 11 £380 +1.33% 1
City of London - 4 £550 - 1
North West +19 3 £400 -
Yorkshire +12 3 £293 -10.00%
South West +8 3 £279 -41.31% 1
Wimbledon - 3 £275 -
East of England +6 2 £350 +32.07% 1
Gloucestershire +1 2 £279 -41.31%
West Midlands - 2 £320 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Crewe - 2 £400 -
Haverhill - 2 £350 -
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
Suffolk - 2 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £320 -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +16 1 £265 -18.46%
Manchester +14 1 £265 -
Halifax +8 1 £265 -18.46%
Bristol +3 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £265 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £238 -
Cirencester - 1 £320 -
Birmingham - 1 £375 -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 (40.38%) Cisco
2 20 (38.46%) Finance
3 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 18 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (34.62%) SQL
3 18 (34.62%) .NET
4 17 (32.69%) Oracle
4 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
4 17 (32.69%) Subversion
5 15 (28.85%) CCNP
6 14 (26.92%) Firewall
7 13 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (23.08%) OSPF
9 11 (21.15%) Java
9 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
9 11 (21.15%) Unix
9 11 (21.15%) LAN
9 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (19.23%) Wireless
10 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
10 10 (19.23%) Shell Script
10 10 (19.23%) WLAN
11 9 (17.31%) VPN
11 9 (17.31%) EIGRP
12 8 (15.38%) CCNA
12 8 (15.38%) C#
12 8 (15.38%) HTML
12 8 (15.38%) PL/SQL
12 8 (15.38%) Windows

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 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
1 5 (9.62%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.69%) SAS
3 3 (5.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
2 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Magento
2 1 (1.92%) Maximo
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) Firewall
2 13 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (23.08%) OSPF
4 11 (21.15%) LAN
5 10 (19.23%) Wireless
5 10 (19.23%) WLAN
6 9 (17.31%) EIGRP
6 9 (17.31%) VPN
7 7 (13.46%) BGP
7 7 (13.46%) WAN
8 6 (11.54%) HSRP
8 6 (11.54%) MPLS
9 5 (9.62%) IPsec
9 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
9 5 (9.62%) VLAN
10 4 (7.69%) DHCP
10 4 (7.69%) SAN
10 4 (7.69%) SNMP
10 4 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (5.77%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (5.77%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (5.77%) DB2
6 3 (5.77%) MySQL
7 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.85%) MS Access
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.92%) Big Data
8 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.92%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Subversion
2 8 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.85%) Ant
4 2 (3.85%) ClearCase
4 2 (3.85%) Maven
4 2 (3.85%) ReSharper
4 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.92%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.92%) Hudson
5 1 (1.92%) JIRA
5 1 (1.92%) NuGet
5 1 (1.92%) NUnit
5 1 (1.92%) ProC
5 1 (1.92%) PVCS
5 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 4 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.85%) Back Office
6 2 (3.85%) Front Office
6 2 (3.85%) General Ledger
6 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Developer
2 12 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Middleware Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
5 4 (7.69%) WebSphere Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.85%) PHP Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) .NET
2 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 8 (15.38%) HTML
3 8 (15.38%) Web Services
4 7 (13.46%) CSS
4 7 (13.46%) jQuery
4 7 (13.46%) XML
5 6 (11.54%) Ajax
6 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.69%) HTML5
6 4 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (7.69%) Middleware
6 4 (7.69%) SOAP
6 4 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (7.69%) WinForms
6 4 (7.69%) WPF
6 4 (7.69%) XSLT
7 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.77%) RESTful
7 3 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) Equities
3 4 (7.69%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.85%) Derivative
4 2 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.92%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Unix
2 8 (15.38%) Windows
3 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) FreeBSD
5 2 (3.85%) Solaris
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.38%) MVC
3 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.62%) Asset Management
4 5 (9.62%) Data Modelling
4 5 (9.62%) Scrum
4 5 (9.62%) SDLC
4 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.69%) Network Design
5 4 (7.69%) Network Management
5 4 (7.69%) OO
5 4 (7.69%) OOP
5 4 (7.69%) Release Management
6 3 (5.77%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL
6 3 (5.77%) Quality Management
6 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (5.77%) TDD
6 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) SQL
2 11 (21.15%) Java
2 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.23%) Shell Script
4 8 (15.38%) C#
4 8 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 7 (13.46%) Perl
6 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.77%) PHP
7 3 (5.77%) VB
7 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.85%) Python
8 2 (3.85%) VB6
8 2 (3.85%) VBA
9 1 (1.92%) C
9 1 (1.92%) Lua
9 1 (1.92%) Ruby
9 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (28.85%) CCNP
3 8 (15.38%) CCNA
4 7 (13.46%) Degree
5 6 (11.54%) CCIE
5 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) CCDP
6 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.77%) ISEB
7 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
7 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.85%) CISSP
8 2 (3.85%) CLAS
8 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.85%) MCSA
8 2 (3.85%) MCSE
9 1 (1.92%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (1.92%) MCAD
9 1 (1.92%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) ISO 9000
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Basel II
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.77%) vSphere
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) Firmware
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Nessus
1 3 (5.77%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.92%) Legato
3 1 (1.92%) logstash
3 1 (1.92%) Nagios
3 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.92%) PureDisk
3 1 (1.92%) Simpana
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Cisco
2 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (32.69%) Oracle
4 8 (15.38%) VMware
5 7 (13.46%) F5
5 7 (13.46%) HP
5 7 (13.46%) Juniper
6 6 (11.54%) Palo Alto
7 5 (9.62%) Intel Security
8 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 4 (7.69%) Serena
9 3 (5.77%) BT
9 3 (5.77%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.77%) Teradata
10 2 (3.85%) Avaya
10 2 (3.85%) Brocade
10 2 (3.85%) CA
10 2 (3.85%) Citrix
10 2 (3.85%) Symantec
10 2 (3.85%) Zend