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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 588 572 577
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 55 69 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.92% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 28
Median daily rate £325 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £296 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.54% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
8225 7474 6954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.37% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5669 4938 4431
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 128 156
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 26 June 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 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 26 June 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 -2 54 £325 -16.12% 6
South West +6 20 £315 -21.25% 2
Wiltshire - 14 £315 -
West Midlands -11 11 £338 -12.90%
London +4 10 £333 -5.00% 1
Swindon - 9 £315 -
Gloucestershire -10 6 £500 +25.00%
East of England +10 5 £369 -1.66%
Malmesbury - 5 - -
Malvern - 4 £380 -
Coventry - 4 £325 -
Worcestershire - 4 £380 -
South East +3 3 - - 1
Birmingham -3 3 £450 -
Cheltenham -6 3 £325 -24.63%
East Midlands - 3 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +19 2 £325 -7.14%
Hertfordshire +16 2 £413 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £325 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
City of London +41 1 £513 +70.83%
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - -
Essex +5 1 - -
Marlow -2 1 - -
Berkshire -8 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 - -
North West -21 1 £300 -31.42% 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 48 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
1 48 (40.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (38.98%) .NET
3 43 (36.44%) SQL
4 40 (33.90%) SQL Server
5 36 (30.51%) Microsoft
6 32 (27.12%) Cisco
7 26 (22.03%) Subversion
8 25 (21.19%) JIRA
8 25 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (21.19%) Waterfall
9 24 (20.34%) Firewall
10 23 (19.49%) ASP.NET
10 23 (19.49%) HTML
10 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
10 23 (19.49%) LAN
11 22 (18.64%) Visual Studio
11 22 (18.64%) BGP
12 21 (17.80%) Oracle
12 21 (17.80%) ITIL
12 21 (17.80%) Finance
13 20 (16.95%) C#
13 20 (16.95%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (16.10%) Security Cleared
14 19 (16.10%) UML
14 19 (16.10%) OSPF
14 19 (16.10%) CCNP
15 18 (15.25%) ISO 9001
15 18 (15.25%) TickIT
15 18 (15.25%) Web Services

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 10 (8.47%) IIS
2 8 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.24%) CMS
4 4 (3.39%) JBoss
5 3 (2.54%) Confluence
5 3 (2.54%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.69%) SAS
7 1 (0.85%) Apache
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (10.17%) MS Office
2 10 (8.47%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) AWD
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.34%) Firewall
2 23 (19.49%) LAN
3 22 (18.64%) BGP
4 20 (16.95%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (16.10%) OSPF
6 15 (12.71%) VLAN
6 15 (12.71%) WAN
7 13 (11.02%) VPN
8 11 (9.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (9.32%) HSRP
9 9 (7.63%) SSL
9 9 (7.63%) Wireless
10 8 (6.78%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (6.78%) HTTP
10 8 (6.78%) MPLS
10 8 (6.78%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (5.93%) Cisco Wireless
11 7 (5.93%) EIGRP
11 7 (5.93%) NX-OS
12 6 (5.08%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (5.93%) Oracle Database
6 7 (5.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (3.39%) MS Access
7 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.69%) Big Data
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.69%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.85%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 48 (40.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (22.03%) Subversion
3 25 (21.19%) JIRA
4 22 (18.64%) Visual Studio
5 12 (10.17%) ClearCase
6 10 (8.47%) Ant
6 10 (8.47%) Maven
7 7 (5.93%) Git (software)
8 6 (5.08%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.24%) CruiseControl
10 4 (3.39%) Hudson
10 4 (3.39%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.39%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.54%) FinalBuilder
12 2 (1.69%) TortoiseSVN
13 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.85%) Selenium
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.39%) Military
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Back Office
4 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.54%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.69%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (44.07%) Developer
2 25 (21.19%) .NET Developer
3 23 (19.49%) Network Engineer
4 17 (14.41%) Configuration Engineer
4 17 (14.41%) Release and Configuration Engineer
4 17 (14.41%) Release Engineer
5 16 (13.56%) Analyst
5 16 (13.56%) SQL Developer
6 11 (9.32%) C# Developer
7 10 (8.47%) VB.NET Developer
8 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (7.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.93%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Network Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (4.24%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (38.98%) .NET
2 23 (19.49%) ASP.NET
2 23 (19.49%) HTML
3 18 (15.25%) Web Services
4 15 (12.71%) XML
5 10 (8.47%) jQuery
6 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (7.63%) JSON
6 9 (7.63%) RESTful
7 7 (5.93%) WinForms
7 7 (5.93%) WPF
8 6 (5.08%) CSS
8 6 (5.08%) WCF
9 5 (4.24%) 802.1X
9 5 (4.24%) ADO.NET
9 5 (4.24%) DHTML
10 4 (3.39%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.39%) Middleware
11 3 (2.54%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.54%) Derivative
3 3 (2.54%) Equities
3 3 (2.54%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.85%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.85%) EPoS
5 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.85%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.85%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.32%) Unix
2 7 (5.93%) Windows
3 6 (5.08%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.19%) Waterfall
3 21 (17.80%) ITIL
4 19 (16.10%) UML
5 18 (15.25%) V-Model
6 15 (12.71%) Release Management
7 14 (11.86%) Migration
7 14 (11.86%) MVC
8 11 (9.32%) OO
9 9 (7.63%) ETL
10 8 (6.78%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.93%) System Testing
12 6 (5.08%) High Availability
12 6 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (4.24%) Content Management
13 5 (4.24%) DevOps
13 5 (4.24%) Scrum
13 5 (4.24%) SOA
13 5 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (36.44%) SQL
2 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.95%) C#
4 16 (13.56%) VB.NET
5 15 (12.71%) Perl
6 14 (11.86%) Java
6 14 (11.86%) T-SQL
7 12 (10.17%) VB
8 10 (8.47%) Python
9 8 (6.78%) Shell Script
10 7 (5.93%) Lua
10 7 (5.93%) PHP
11 6 (5.08%) PL/SQL
11 6 (5.08%) VB6
11 6 (5.08%) VBScript
12 5 (4.24%) C++
12 5 (4.24%) Ruby
13 4 (3.39%) VC++
14 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (16.10%) CCNP
2 19 (16.10%) Security Cleared
3 11 (9.32%) CCNA
4 9 (7.63%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.63%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.08%) Degree
6 4 (3.39%) JNCIP
6 4 (3.39%) Sun Certification
7 3 (2.54%) CCIE
8 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.85%) MCAD
9 1 (0.85%) MCSD
9 1 (0.85%) PhD
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.25%) ISO 9001
1 18 (15.25%) TickIT
2 8 (6.78%) QA
3 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.69%) GLP
5 1 (0.85%) Basel III
5 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.85%) Firmware
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.39%) logstash
2 4 (3.39%) Nagios
2 4 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.39%) Puppet
2 4 (3.39%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.85%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (30.51%) Microsoft
2 32 (27.12%) Cisco
3 21 (17.80%) Oracle
4 8 (6.78%) CheckPoint
4 8 (6.78%) Juniper
4 8 (6.78%) SolarWinds
5 6 (5.08%) Infoblox
6 5 (4.24%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.39%) CA
7 4 (3.39%) IBM
7 4 (3.39%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.39%) Splunk
7 4 (3.39%) Sun
7 4 (3.39%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.54%) F5
8 3 (2.54%) Riverbed
8 3 (2.54%) Serena
9 2 (1.69%) Perforce
10 1 (0.85%) CommVault
10 1 (0.85%) VMware
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