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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 119 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.43% 2.22% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£344 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+24.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.03 £34.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.97% -20.00%
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
210 135 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.25% 6.50% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 79 103
Average daily rate £375 £320 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 15
Average hourly rate £36.40 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £37.27 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 October 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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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
Staffordshire - 3 £344 -
Birmingham - - - - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) Laravel
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) PhoneGap
3 1 (33.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (33.33%) Liferay

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Laravel
3 1 (33.33%) PhoneGap
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Java