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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 508 472 465
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -7
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 87 106 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.20% 1.76% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 65 45
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £455 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £27.77 £34.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.01 £34.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.77 £34.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% -4.22%

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
7228 6011 6055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.62% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4949 3864 3575
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 145 240
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £18.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 26 November 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
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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 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 -32 82 £400 +16.36% 23
London +2 34 £350 -2.09% 5
South West -8 26 £450 +38.46% 5
Gloucestershire +7 20 £450 +38.46% 4
City of London +14 7 £438 +44.62% 1
South East -27 7 £268 -14.24% 5
Feltham - 7 £272 -
North West -2 5 £375 -31.81%
West Midlands -9 5 £344 +37.50%
Wales -24 5 - -
Cheshire +13 4 - -
Yorkshire -12 4 £290 -10.76% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £344 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £290 -
Sheffield - 2 £290 -
Hertfordshire -10 1 £385 +35.08%
East of England -24 1 £385 +35.08% 4
Manchester - 1 £375 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £385 -
Winchester - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Flintshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Norwich - - - - 2

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 57 (41.61%) Subversion
2 53 (38.69%) JavaScript
3 50 (36.50%) SQL
4 49 (35.77%) SQL Server
4 49 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (32.12%) Oracle
6 43 (31.39%) HTML
7 42 (30.66%) Windows
7 42 (30.66%) OO
7 42 (30.66%) Microsoft
8 39 (28.47%) .NET
9 36 (26.28%) C#
9 36 (26.28%) UNIX
9 36 (26.28%) Release Management
10 35 (25.55%) Security Cleared
10 35 (25.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (25.55%) Python
11 33 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (22.63%) DV Cleared
12 31 (22.63%) Java
13 29 (21.17%) CSS
13 29 (21.17%) XML
13 29 (21.17%) ClearCase
14 28 (20.44%) Bash Shell
14 28 (20.44%) jQuery
15 27 (19.71%) C++
16 24 (17.52%) Web Services
17 23 (16.79%) Perl
17 23 (16.79%) MS Office
17 23 (16.79%) Unit Testing

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 12 (8.76%) IIS
2 11 (8.03%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.57%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.65%) Lync
4 5 (3.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.65%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.65%) CMS
5 4 (2.92%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.19%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (2.19%) Apache
6 3 (2.19%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.46%) Drupal
7 2 (1.46%) WordPress
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (16.79%) MS Office
2 22 (16.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.19%) MS Project
3 3 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.46%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (2.19%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.46%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.46%) Magento
3 1 (0.73%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.73%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.73%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.95%) Firewall
2 10 (7.30%) BGP
3 9 (6.57%) MPLS
3 9 (6.57%) OSPF
4 8 (5.84%) Internet
5 7 (5.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (5.11%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.11%) VPN
5 7 (5.11%) EIGRP
6 6 (4.38%) Intranet
6 6 (4.38%) SAN
6 6 (4.38%) DHCP
6 6 (4.38%) HSRP
7 5 (3.65%) NAS
7 5 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.65%) VLAN
7 5 (3.65%) FTP
7 5 (3.65%) TACACS
8 4 (2.92%) Wireless
8 4 (2.92%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (35.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.11%) MySQL
5 6 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.19%) TKPROF
8 3 (2.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.19%) MS Access
8 3 (2.19%) OLTP
8 3 (2.19%) Siebel EIM
9 2 (1.46%) DTS
9 2 (1.46%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 57 (41.61%) Subversion
2 35 (25.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (21.17%) ClearCase
4 21 (15.33%) Git (software)
5 17 (12.41%) Ant
5 17 (12.41%) Maven
5 17 (12.41%) Apache Ivy
6 16 (11.68%) JIRA
7 13 (9.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (8.76%) Visual Studio
9 8 (5.84%) Jenkins
10 7 (5.11%) CA Gen
11 5 (3.65%) WiX
11 5 (3.65%) NUnit
11 5 (3.65%) MSI
12 4 (2.92%) NetBeans
12 4 (2.92%) Bugzilla
12 4 (2.92%) CruiseControl
12 4 (2.92%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.92%) MyEclipse
General
1 15 (10.95%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.65%) Publishing
4 4 (2.92%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.73%) Retail
6 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.73%) Legal
6 1 (0.73%) Advertising
6 1 (0.73%) Games
6 1 (0.73%) Front Office
6 1 (0.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 77 (56.20%) Developer
2 23 (16.79%) Analyst
3 16 (11.68%) C++ Developer
4 13 (9.49%) Applications Support
4 13 (9.49%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.76%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.57%) Applications Support Analyst
6 9 (6.57%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.57%) Network Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) SharePoint Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.65%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Applications Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (2.92%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (31.39%) HTML
2 39 (28.47%) .NET
3 29 (21.17%) CSS
3 29 (21.17%) XML
4 28 (20.44%) jQuery
5 24 (17.52%) Web Services
6 20 (14.60%) ASP.NET
7 14 (10.22%) XSLT
8 13 (9.49%) .NET Framework
9 12 (8.76%) SOAP
10 11 (8.03%) WCF
10 11 (8.03%) Ajax
11 9 (6.57%) J2EE
12 8 (5.84%) Middleware
13 7 (5.11%) WF
13 7 (5.11%) Silverlight
14 6 (4.38%) XHTML
14 6 (4.38%) HTML5
14 6 (4.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 5 (3.65%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.65%) W3C
3 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.19%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.19%) SecurID
4 3 (2.19%) Replication
5 2 (1.46%) e-Health
5 2 (1.46%) Open Source
5 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.73%) User Experience
6 1 (0.73%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.73%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.73%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 42 (30.66%) Windows
2 36 (26.28%) UNIX
3 14 (10.22%) Linux
4 13 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (7.30%) AIX
6 9 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.92%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.92%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.73%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.66%) OO
3 36 (26.28%) Release Management
4 33 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (16.79%) Unit Testing
6 14 (10.22%) MVC
7 13 (9.49%) Configuration Management
8 12 (8.76%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.76%) Migration
8 12 (8.76%) Analytics
9 10 (7.30%) ITIL
10 9 (6.57%) UML
10 9 (6.57%) Scrum
10 9 (6.57%) Change Management
11 8 (5.84%) Workflow
11 8 (5.84%) OOD
12 7 (5.11%) Change Control
12 7 (5.11%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.11%) BPEL
12 7 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 53 (38.69%) JavaScript
2 50 (36.50%) SQL
3 36 (26.28%) C#
4 35 (25.55%) Python
5 31 (22.63%) Java
6 28 (20.44%) Bash Shell
7 27 (19.71%) C++
8 23 (16.79%) Perl
9 20 (14.60%) PHP
10 19 (13.87%) Shell Script
11 18 (13.14%) T-SQL
12 17 (12.41%) Ruby
13 16 (11.68%) C
14 14 (10.22%) Lua
15 12 (8.76%) PL/SQL
16 11 (8.03%) PowerShell
17 10 (7.30%) Korn
18 9 (6.57%) VB
18 9 (6.57%) VB.NET
19 8 (5.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (25.55%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.63%) DV Cleared
3 11 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.30%) Sun Certification
5 7 (5.11%) CCNP
6 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.65%) CCIE
7 4 (2.92%) OCPJP
7 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.92%) CCNA
7 4 (2.92%) MCSA
7 4 (2.92%) Degree
8 3 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.19%) ISEB
9 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.73%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.30%) ISO 9001
2 9 (6.57%) SLA
3 6 (4.38%) QA
4 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.19%) TickIT
5 2 (1.46%) WCAG
5 2 (1.46%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.19%) UAG
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.46%) vSphere
4 1 (0.73%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) SCOM
2 5 (3.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (3.65%) MOM
2 5 (3.65%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (2.92%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.19%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.19%) Nagios
5 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.46%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.73%) SCCM
6 1 (0.73%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 44 (32.12%) Oracle
2 42 (30.66%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.22%) Cisco
4 10 (7.30%) Sun
5 9 (6.57%) CA
6 6 (4.38%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.65%) Juniper
7 5 (3.65%) Symantec
7 5 (3.65%) Websense
8 4 (2.92%) Open Text
8 4 (2.92%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.92%) hybris
9 3 (2.19%) Siebel
9 3 (2.19%) VMware
10 2 (1.46%) RedDot
10 2 (1.46%) Google
10 2 (1.46%) F5
10 2 (1.46%) Nintex
11 1 (0.73%) IPFX
11 1 (0.73%) Riverbed
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