The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 146 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.061% 0.28% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.42% 3.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £450 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -55.38%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
472 230 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.36% 9.30% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 133 113
Median daily rate £430 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £150 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 19
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -17.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.70 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £42.50 £42.00
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 in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 West Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the West Midlands region.

VSS/SourceSafe Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the West Midlands region.

VSS/SourceSafe Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Birmingham -13 1 £450 +28.57%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) UML
1 6 (54.55%) ISO 9001
1 6 (54.55%) TickIT
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
1 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
1 6 (54.55%) V-Model
1 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Juniper
3 4 (36.36%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) Nagios
3 4 (36.36%) OSPF
3 4 (36.36%) BGP
3 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) JNCIP
3 4 (36.36%) VLAN
3 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (36.36%) System Testing
3 4 (36.36%) HSRP
3 4 (36.36%) NX-OS
3 4 (36.36%) SolarWinds

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) BGP
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (36.36%) HSRP
2 4 (36.36%) NX-OS
2 4 (36.36%) OSPF
2 4 (36.36%) VLAN
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) FabricPath
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
1 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Configuration Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Release Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) UML
1 6 (54.55%) V-Model
1 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
2 4 (36.36%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) CCNP
2 4 (36.36%) JNCIP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) ISO 9001
1 6 (54.55%) TickIT
2 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
1 5 (45.45%) Juniper
2 4 (36.36%) SolarWinds
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint