The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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)
London / City of London
Rank - 155 190
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.090% 0.077%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.58% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £313 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.30%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 551 517 705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.28% 15.54% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 411 541
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the City of London

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the City of London

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

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 City of London region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) Equities
3 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (50.00%) Serena
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware Developer
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer - Commodities
3 1 (25.00%) Maximo Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Equities
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) EAM
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) MVVM
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Serena
3 1 (25.00%) Actuate
3 1 (25.00%) IBM