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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 527 549 494
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -55
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 84 51 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.093% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.11% 0.73% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 30 37
Average daily rate
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£400 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+26.85% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.25 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -

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
7568 6979 5857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.26% 12.76% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 4471 3673
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 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 151 144
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 £23.85 £30.00 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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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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 +23 81 £400 +5.05% 34
London +16 33 £400 +3.22% 8
South West +8 16 £400 -1.23% 2
Gloucestershire 0 16 £400 -3.61%
Cheltenham -2 12 £400 -3.61%
East of England +8 9 £406 +170.83% 1
South East -14 8 £345 -8.00% 6
Hertfordshire -7 7 £419 -
City of London +5 6 £475 +2.70% 1
Yorkshire -20 6 £325 +20.37% 6
Welwyn Garden City -6 5 £413 -
Sheffield - 4 £400 - 4
West Midlands - 4 £388 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 4
Hampshire - 4 £343 - 2
Cheshire -1 3 £438 - 4
North West -17 3 £438 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 2
Marlow - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 £340 - 1
Harrogate +4 2 £325 +20.37%
North Yorkshire -5 2 £325 +20.37%
West Yorkshire -23 2 £325 +20.37% 2
Leeds -26 2 £325 +20.37% 2
York - 2 £325 -
Chelmsford - 2 £225 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
Essex - 2 £225 -
Gloucester +4 1 £375 -
Leicester +3 1 - - 1

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 65 (47.45%) Subversion
2 50 (36.50%) JavaScript
3 48 (35.04%) SQL Server
3 48 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (31.39%) .NET
5 41 (29.93%) SQL
6 39 (28.47%) Microsoft
7 37 (27.01%) Security Cleared
8 36 (26.28%) Perl
9 33 (24.09%) Python
10 32 (23.36%) Windows
10 32 (23.36%) OO
10 32 (23.36%) Java
11 30 (21.90%) Oracle
11 30 (21.90%) DV Cleared
12 28 (20.44%) Release Management
12 28 (20.44%) ClearCase
12 28 (20.44%) Finance
13 27 (19.71%) Git (software)
13 27 (19.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (18.98%) Bash Shell
14 26 (18.98%) UNIX
15 24 (17.52%) HTML
15 24 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (16.06%) Ruby
17 21 (15.33%) Maven
17 21 (15.33%) Ant
17 21 (15.33%) CSS
17 21 (15.33%) XML
18 20 (14.60%) IIS

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (14.60%) IIS
2 7 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.38%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.38%) CMS
3 6 (4.38%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (3.65%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.19%) JBoss
6 3 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.46%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.46%) Apache
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.19%) MS Office
3 2 (1.46%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.46%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) SaaS
1 1 (0.73%) PaaS
1 1 (0.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.87%) TCP/IP
2 15 (10.95%) BGP
3 14 (10.22%) EIGRP
3 14 (10.22%) WAN
4 12 (8.76%) LAN
5 11 (8.03%) Wireshark
5 11 (8.03%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (7.30%) SDH
6 10 (7.30%) 3G
6 10 (7.30%) OSPF
6 10 (7.30%) Firewall
6 10 (7.30%) 2G
6 10 (7.30%) 2.5G
7 9 (6.57%) MPLS
7 9 (6.57%) 4G
8 8 (5.84%) HSRP
8 8 (5.84%) Multicast
8 8 (5.84%) Spanning Tree
8 8 (5.84%) IPsec
9 7 (5.11%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (35.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (9.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (8.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (7.30%) Oracle Database
5 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (5.11%) MySQL
6 7 (5.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (5.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.92%) OLTP
8 4 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.92%) MS Access
8 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.92%) TKPROF
9 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (47.45%) Subversion
2 28 (20.44%) ClearCase
3 27 (19.71%) Git (software)
3 27 (19.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (15.33%) Ant
4 21 (15.33%) Maven
5 19 (13.87%) Visual Studio
6 16 (11.68%) Apache Ivy
7 7 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (4.38%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (3.65%) StarTeam
10 4 (2.92%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.92%) Axure RP
11 3 (2.19%) FinalBuilder
11 3 (2.19%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.19%) JIRA
11 3 (2.19%) PVCS
11 3 (2.19%) WebSpeed
12 2 (1.46%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.73%) JSUnit
General
1 28 (20.44%) Finance
2 10 (7.30%) Banking
3 8 (5.84%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.92%) Electronics
5 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.19%) Legal
5 3 (2.19%) Retail
6 2 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (50.36%) Developer
2 18 (13.14%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.95%) C++ Developer
4 10 (7.30%) Analyst
4 10 (7.30%) UI Developer
4 10 (7.30%) UI Programmer
5 8 (5.84%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (5.84%) Senior Developer
5 8 (5.84%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (5.84%) DBA
6 6 (4.38%) .NET Developer
6 6 (4.38%) Consultant
6 6 (4.38%) Software Engineer
6 6 (4.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.65%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.65%) SQL DBA
8 4 (2.92%) Network Manager
8 4 (2.92%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (31.39%) .NET
2 24 (17.52%) HTML
3 21 (15.33%) CSS
3 21 (15.33%) XML
4 20 (14.60%) jQuery
5 14 (10.22%) .NET Framework
6 13 (9.49%) HTML5
7 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET
8 10 (7.30%) STL
9 9 (6.57%) J2EE
9 9 (6.57%) SOAP
9 9 (6.57%) CSS3
10 8 (5.84%) Web Services
10 8 (5.84%) XSLT
11 7 (5.11%) Middleware
12 6 (4.38%) Ajax
12 6 (4.38%) REST
13 4 (2.92%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (2.92%) JPA
13 4 (2.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.95%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.03%) Mobile App
3 11 (8.03%) Client/Server
4 9 (6.57%) Replication
5 8 (5.84%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.38%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.92%) W3C
7 4 (2.92%) User Experience
8 3 (2.19%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.19%) e-Health
8 3 (2.19%) CMDB
9 2 (1.46%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.46%) SecurID
9 2 (1.46%) Equities
9 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.46%) GIS
10 1 (0.73%) Clustering
10 1 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.36%) Windows
2 26 (18.98%) UNIX
3 10 (7.30%) Linux
4 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.65%) Solaris
6 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.46%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.73%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.36%) OO
3 28 (20.44%) Release Management
4 24 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (14.60%) SDLC
6 17 (12.41%) OOD
7 16 (11.68%) Configuration Management
8 14 (10.22%) Scrum
9 13 (9.49%) Data Modelling
10 12 (8.76%) ITIL
10 12 (8.76%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (8.03%) DevOps
12 10 (7.30%) Software Engineering
12 10 (7.30%) Project Management
13 8 (5.84%) Test Scripting
13 8 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (5.84%) User Stories
14 7 (5.11%) Change Management
14 7 (5.11%) Migration
15 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 50 (36.50%) JavaScript
2 41 (29.93%) SQL
3 36 (26.28%) Perl
4 33 (24.09%) Python
5 32 (23.36%) Java
6 26 (18.98%) Bash Shell
7 22 (16.06%) Ruby
8 20 (14.60%) C#
8 20 (14.60%) C++
9 19 (13.87%) PHP
9 19 (13.87%) VB
10 16 (11.68%) Lua
11 13 (9.49%) PowerShell
12 11 (8.03%) VB6
13 10 (7.30%) C
14 9 (6.57%) PL/SQL
15 8 (5.84%) VB.NET
15 8 (5.84%) T-SQL
16 5 (3.65%) VBScript
17 4 (2.92%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 37 (27.01%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.90%) DV Cleared
3 14 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (9.49%) Sun Certification
5 12 (8.76%) CCNP
6 8 (5.84%) OCPJP
7 5 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.65%) VCAP
7 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.92%) Degree
9 3 (2.19%) CCIE
9 3 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.46%) CCNA
11 1 (0.73%) CCDP
11 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.19%) GMP
3 3 (2.19%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.73%) SLA
5 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.65%) vCloud
4 4 (2.92%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (2.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.65%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (3.65%) Puppet
3 4 (2.92%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle Flashback
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.92%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.92%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.46%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (1.46%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.73%) Iperf
5 1 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.73%) SCOM
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (28.47%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.90%) Oracle
3 18 (13.14%) Cisco
4 14 (10.22%) Sun
5 7 (5.11%) Juniper
5 7 (5.11%) CheckPoint
5 7 (5.11%) MKS
5 7 (5.11%) VMware
6 6 (4.38%) Fortinet
7 5 (3.65%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.92%) Telerik
8 4 (2.92%) CA
9 3 (2.19%) IBM
9 3 (2.19%) Progress
9 3 (2.19%) Brocade
9 3 (2.19%) Sculptor
10 2 (1.46%) F5
10 2 (1.46%) ForgeRock
10 2 (1.46%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.46%) Cognos
Farnborough, Hampshire
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago