The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 538 487 447
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -40
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 51 76 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 1.29% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 66
Average daily rate
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£381 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.19% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £304 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £590 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
-8.14% -4.92%
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
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7028 5881 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.87% 11.50% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4513 3693 3592
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 218
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -34 46 £381 -0.32% 16
London -13 23 £388 -22.50% 2
South West -32 11 £405 +24.61% 4
Gloucestershire -12 10 £415 -12.63% 3
Cheltenham - 6 £415 - 3
City of London +20 5 £463 -6.32% 2
East Midlands -5 5 £225 -22.41% 1
West Yorkshire +10 4 £270 -16.92% 1
Yorkshire +7 4 £270 -16.92% 3
Leeds 0 4 £270 -16.92% 1
East of England -30 2 £150 -60.00% 1
Berkshire 0 1 £375 - 1
Cheshire 0 1 - -
North West -8 1 - -
South East -20 1 £375 -16.66% 3
Suffolk - 1 £150 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £150 -
Reading - 1 £375 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £150 -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Belfast - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Chertsey - - - -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 44 (43.14%) SQL
2 43 (42.16%) Oracle
2 43 (42.16%) Microsoft
3 33 (32.35%) UNIX
4 32 (31.37%) .NET
5 29 (28.43%) C#
6 27 (26.47%) Windows
7 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
7 26 (25.49%) Subversion
8 25 (24.51%) OO
9 23 (22.55%) Linux
10 19 (18.63%) Configuration Management
11 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (17.65%) Oracle Database
12 17 (16.67%) Finance
12 17 (16.67%) PL/SQL
13 16 (15.69%) HTML
13 16 (15.69%) Release Management
13 16 (15.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (14.71%) MS Office
14 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
15 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET
15 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
15 14 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (12.75%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (12.75%) XML
16 13 (12.75%) Oracle Database 10g
16 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (11.76%) Security Cleared
17 12 (11.76%) VB

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (6.86%) IIS
2 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (3.92%) Lync
2 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.96%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.96%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) DNN
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (14.71%) MS Office
1 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.98%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.98%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.98%) Tridion
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) Firewall
2 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.90%) Intranet
3 5 (4.90%) Internet
3 5 (4.90%) BGP
3 5 (4.90%) EIGRP
4 4 (3.92%) SAN
4 4 (3.92%) VPN
4 4 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.94%) NAS
5 3 (2.94%) tcpdump
5 3 (2.94%) HSRP
5 3 (2.94%) Multicast
5 3 (2.94%) OSPF
6 2 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.96%) LDAP
6 2 (1.96%) LAN
6 2 (1.96%) AMQP
6 2 (1.96%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 18 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 13 (12.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (12.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (8.82%) DB2
4 9 (8.82%) SQL Navigator
5 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (6.86%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (3.92%) DTS
8 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.94%) Siebel EIM
9 3 (2.94%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.96%) Big Data
10 2 (1.96%) TKPROF
10 2 (1.96%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 26 (25.49%) Subversion
2 16 (15.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.78%) ClearCase
4 9 (8.82%) PowerBuilder
5 8 (7.84%) Ant
5 8 (7.84%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.86%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (5.88%) Apache Ivy
7 6 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.88%) Maven
8 5 (4.90%) ClearQuest
8 5 (4.90%) CA Gen
9 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (2.94%) NUnit
9 3 (2.94%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.96%) MSI
10 2 (1.96%) JIRA
10 2 (1.96%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.96%) WiX
10 2 (1.96%) MSBuild
General
1 17 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Investment Banking
2 4 (3.92%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Marketing
3 3 (2.94%) Publishing
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.98%) French Language
Job Titles
1 51 (50.00%) Developer
2 23 (22.55%) Analyst
3 13 (12.75%) Test Analyst
4 10 (9.80%) SQL Developer
5 9 (8.82%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.84%) PL/SQL Developer
6 8 (7.84%) PowerBuilder Developer
7 6 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) C++ Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (2.94%) VB Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Senior VB Developer
11 2 (1.96%) Senior VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.37%) .NET
2 16 (15.69%) HTML
3 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET
4 13 (12.75%) XML
5 12 (11.76%) Web Services
6 11 (10.78%) jQuery
7 10 (9.80%) CSS
8 9 (8.82%) .NET Framework
9 7 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (4.90%) Ajax
11 5 (4.90%) Middleware
12 4 (3.92%) JSON
12 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 3 (2.94%) Razor View Engine
13 3 (2.94%) REST
13 3 (2.94%) WCF
13 3 (2.94%) XSD
13 3 (2.94%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.94%) Clustering
4 2 (1.96%) Replication
4 2 (1.96%) W3C
4 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) Firmware
5 1 (0.98%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.98%) Equities
5 1 (0.98%) e-Health
5 1 (0.98%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 33 (32.35%) UNIX
2 27 (26.47%) Windows
3 23 (22.55%) Linux
4 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) OO
2 19 (18.63%) Configuration Management
3 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (15.69%) Release Management
5 14 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (10.78%) MVC
8 10 (9.80%) Software Testing
9 8 (7.84%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.86%) Incident Management
11 6 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.90%) Analytics
12 5 (4.90%) TDD
12 5 (4.90%) Project Management
12 5 (4.90%) ITIL
13 4 (3.92%) UML
13 4 (3.92%) OOP
13 4 (3.92%) Change Management
13 4 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (3.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (43.14%) SQL
2 29 (28.43%) C#
3 17 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.76%) VB
6 11 (10.78%) Python
7 10 (9.80%) Perl
8 9 (8.82%) VB6
9 8 (7.84%) VB.NET
10 7 (6.86%) Java
10 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
11 6 (5.88%) C++
11 6 (5.88%) T-SQL
12 5 (4.90%) C
12 5 (4.90%) Shell Script
12 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
13 4 (3.92%) Lua
13 4 (3.92%) Ruby
13 4 (3.92%) VBScript
13 4 (3.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.80%) Degree
3 9 (8.82%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.88%) ISEB
5 5 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.90%) CCNP
6 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) CCIE
7 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.98%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) ISO 9001
2 8 (7.84%) TickIT
3 5 (4.90%) QA
4 2 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.92%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.96%) UAG
5 1 (0.98%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) SCOM
2 3 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.94%) MOM
2 3 (2.94%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.96%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.96%) WMI
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.96%) SCCM
4 1 (0.98%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.98%) WSUS
4 1 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 43 (42.16%) Oracle
1 43 (42.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.82%) Cisco
3 6 (5.88%) CA
4 5 (4.90%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.94%) Websense
5 3 (2.94%) Siebel
5 3 (2.94%) Symantec
6 2 (1.96%) Perforce
6 2 (1.96%) Open Text
6 2 (1.96%) VMware
6 2 (1.96%) Serena
6 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.96%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) Juniper
7 1 (0.98%) BI-SAM
7 1 (0.98%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.98%) Sun
7 1 (0.98%) HP
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