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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 611 555 579
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +24
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 39 100 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.17% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 1.25% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 67 30
Median daily rate £400 £399 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £273 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -55.38%

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
8880 8004 7268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.37% 13.70% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5989 5264 4645
Median daily rate £430 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 156 135
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -65 38 £400 - 4
London -35 14 £625 +38.88% 1
South West +10 10 £315 -25.88%
Wiltshire - 9 £315 -
South East +1 6 - - 1
City of London +39 5 £500 - 1
North West +13 5 £400 -8.57% 1
Swindon - 5 £315 -
Liverpool - 4 £400 - 1
Merseyside - 4 £400 - 1
Malmesbury - 4 - -
Berkshire +12 3 - - 1
West Midlands -37 2 £450 +28.57%
Kent - 2 - -
East of England +7 1 £300 +14.83%
Essex +7 1 £300 +33.33%
Hampshire -4 1 - -
Farnborough -8 1 - -
Birmingham -12 1 £450 +28.57%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £425 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Malvern - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 £300 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Devon - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £425 -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 39 (37.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (34.95%) SQL Server
3 34 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (33.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (32.04%) .NET
5 32 (31.07%) SQL
6 29 (28.16%) Cisco
7 26 (25.24%) Subversion
8 25 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (22.33%) Oracle
10 21 (20.39%) Finance
10 21 (20.39%) Waterfall
11 20 (19.42%) JIRA
11 20 (19.42%) Web Services
11 20 (19.42%) ITIL
12 19 (18.45%) UML
12 19 (18.45%) BGP
12 19 (18.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (17.48%) TickIT
13 18 (17.48%) Firewall
13 18 (17.48%) ISO 9001
13 18 (17.48%) Visual Studio
13 18 (17.48%) V-Model
14 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (15.53%) ASP.NET
15 16 (15.53%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (14.56%) HTML
16 15 (14.56%) Java
16 15 (14.56%) OSPF

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 (11.65%) IIS
2 11 (10.68%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.77%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.91%) Confluence
5 2 (1.94%) SAS
6 1 (0.97%) Apache
6 1 (0.97%) JBoss
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (12.62%) MS Office
2 6 (5.83%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) AWD
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.45%) BGP
1 19 (18.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 18 (17.48%) Firewall
3 16 (15.53%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (14.56%) HSRP
4 15 (14.56%) OSPF
5 13 (12.62%) VLAN
6 12 (11.65%) LAN
6 12 (11.65%) NX-OS
6 12 (11.65%) VPN
7 11 (10.68%) SSL
8 9 (8.74%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (8.74%) HTTP
8 9 (8.74%) WAN
9 7 (6.80%) EIGRP
9 7 (6.80%) WLAN
10 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
11 5 (4.85%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (4.85%) FWSM
11 5 (4.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (34.95%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (11.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.88%) MS Access
7 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.94%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.97%) OLTP
10 1 (0.97%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 34 (33.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (25.24%) Subversion
3 20 (19.42%) JIRA
4 18 (17.48%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.85%) ClearCase
6 4 (3.88%) Ant
6 4 (3.88%) Apache Ivy
6 4 (3.88%) Maven
7 3 (2.91%) FinalBuilder
7 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.94%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.97%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.97%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.97%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.97%) ProC
9 1 (0.97%) PVCS
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Retail
3 8 (7.77%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.91%) Back Office
5 3 (2.91%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.94%) French Language
7 1 (0.97%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.97%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (41.75%) Developer
2 18 (17.48%) Network Engineer
3 17 (16.50%) Analyst
3 17 (16.50%) Configuration Engineer
3 17 (16.50%) Release and Configuration Engineer
3 17 (16.50%) Release Engineer
4 16 (15.53%) .NET Developer
5 13 (12.62%) SQL Developer
6 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (7.77%) Analyst Developer
7 8 (7.77%) Middleware Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Middleware Developer
7 8 (7.77%) WebSphere Developer
8 7 (6.80%) VB.NET Developer
8 7 (6.80%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (6.80%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Network Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Architect
10 5 (4.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.04%) .NET
2 20 (19.42%) Web Services
3 16 (15.53%) ASP.NET
4 15 (14.56%) HTML
5 14 (13.59%) XML
6 10 (9.71%) JSON
7 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (8.74%) Middleware
7 9 (8.74%) RESTful
8 8 (7.77%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (7.77%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (7.77%) XSLT
9 7 (6.80%) jQuery
10 4 (3.88%) Ajax
10 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.91%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.91%) CSS
11 3 (2.91%) DHTML
11 3 (2.91%) Node.js
11 3 (2.91%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Data Centre
1 8 (7.77%) Equities
1 8 (7.77%) Fixed Income
2 3 (2.91%) Derivative
2 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.91%) Private Cloud
2 3 (2.91%) Replication
3 2 (1.94%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.94%) EqualLogic
3 2 (1.94%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.97%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.97%) EPoS
4 1 (0.97%) Ergonomics
4 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.97%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.97%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.59%) Unix
2 3 (2.91%) Linux
2 3 (2.91%) Windows
3 1 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Solaris
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.39%) Waterfall
3 20 (19.42%) ITIL
4 19 (18.45%) UML
5 18 (17.48%) V-Model
6 11 (10.68%) Configuration Management
6 11 (10.68%) Migration
7 9 (8.74%) Data Modelling
7 9 (8.74%) ETL
7 9 (8.74%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (7.77%) Asset Management
8 8 (7.77%) MVC
8 8 (7.77%) Release Management
9 7 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.83%) OO
10 6 (5.83%) System Testing
11 5 (4.85%) SDLC
12 4 (3.88%) Load Balancing
12 4 (3.88%) Time Management
12 4 (3.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (31.07%) SQL
2 15 (14.56%) Java
3 13 (12.62%) Perl
4 12 (11.65%) VB.NET
5 11 (10.68%) JavaScript
6 10 (9.71%) C#
6 10 (9.71%) Shell Script
7 9 (8.74%) T-SQL
8 7 (6.80%) VB
9 6 (5.83%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.88%) C++
10 4 (3.88%) Lua
10 4 (3.88%) PHP
10 4 (3.88%) Python
10 4 (3.88%) VB6
10 4 (3.88%) VBScript
11 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.91%) VC++
12 2 (1.94%) C
13 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (14.56%) CCNP
3 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.77%) CCIE
4 8 (7.77%) CCNA
5 6 (5.83%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.85%) Degree
6 5 (4.85%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.97%) MCAD
8 1 (0.97%) MCSD
8 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.97%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) ISO 9001
1 18 (17.48%) TickIT
2 6 (5.83%) QA
3 5 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.94%) GLP
5 1 (0.97%) Basel III
5 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.97%) Firmware
3 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) Nagios
2 3 (2.91%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.94%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.97%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 39 (37.86%) Microsoft
2 29 (28.16%) Cisco
3 23 (22.33%) Oracle
4 8 (7.77%) Juniper
4 8 (7.77%) Serena
5 6 (5.83%) SolarWinds
6 5 (4.85%) Brocade
6 5 (4.85%) VMware
7 4 (3.88%) F5
7 4 (3.88%) HP
7 4 (3.88%) IBM
8 3 (2.91%) Infoblox
8 3 (2.91%) Riverbed
8 3 (2.91%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.94%) CommVault
9 2 (1.94%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (1.94%) Infragistics
9 2 (1.94%) MKS
9 2 (1.94%) Perforce
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