Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 - 110
Rank change year-on-year - +110 -14
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.30% - 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% - 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Cheshire median daily rate £500 - £379
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £320
% change year-on-year +25.00% +25.00% -14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £31.50

VSS/SourceSafe is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 221 249 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.58% 16.85% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 186 181
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +12.18%
10th Percentile £305 £291 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £523
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £31.00 £38.50 £27.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £39.50 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VSS/SourceSafe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 4 £500 -
VSS/SourceSafe
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCDP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Network Design
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless

VSS/SourceSafe
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Network Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCDP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco