The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 49 80 68
Rank change year-on-year +31 -12  
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.75% 0.10% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.49% 0.61% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £400 - £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £330 £395
% change year-on-year +5.30% -16.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

VSS/SourceSafe is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 89 165 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.70% 17.10% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 95 76
Median daily rate £450 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +15.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -67.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in Cheshire

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in Cheshire

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in Cheshire

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Crewe - 4 £400 -
VSS/SourceSafe
North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) OOP
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) B2B
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) LAMP
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
1 4 (100.00%) Zend
1 4 (100.00%) Zend Framework
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
1 4 (100.00%) Magento
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) AMQP
1 4 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 4 (100.00%) Modular Programming
1 4 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (75.00%) Linux Command Line

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (100.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) LAMP
1 4 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (100.00%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) B2B
1 4 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
1 4 (100.00%) Modular Programming
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) OOP
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Zend