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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank - 109 105
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.093% 0.095%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.18% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £314
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +43.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -
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
348 169 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.74% 7.84% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 99 125
Average daily rate £345 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.81% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 14 (87.50%) UML
1 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
1 14 (87.50%) MS Office
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
1 14 (87.50%) ISO 9001
1 14 (87.50%) TickIT
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (87.50%) JIRA
1 14 (87.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 14 (87.50%) V-Model
1 14 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (87.50%) Waterfall
1 14 (87.50%) High Availability
2 2 (12.50%) F5
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) VRRP
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) ADSL
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
1 14 (87.50%) MS Office
1 14 (87.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) ADSL
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) MPLS
2 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) VRRP
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) JIRA
1 14 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Configuration Engineer
1 14 (87.50%) Release and Configuration Engineer
1 14 (87.50%) Release Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (87.50%) High Availability
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
1 14 (87.50%) UML
1 14 (87.50%) V-Model
1 14 (87.50%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.25%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (87.50%) ISO 9001
1 14 (87.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) QRadar
1 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (6.25%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco
1 2 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper
2 1 (6.25%) Meraki
2 1 (6.25%) Tripwire
2 1 (6.25%) VMware