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 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 162 199
Rank change year-on-year +2 +37  
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.030% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £513 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.19% +70.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £399
% change year-on-year +3.84% -18.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 675 591 717
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.43% 17.45% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 493 582
Median daily rate £476 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.36% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) WLAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
1 2 (50.00%) MPLS
1 2 (50.00%) OSPF
1 2 (50.00%) BGP-4
1 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) IPsec
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (50.00%) WPF
1 2 (50.00%) Silverlight

VSS/SourceSafe
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) BGP-4
1 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) IPsec
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) MPLS
1 2 (50.00%) OSPF
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) WAAS
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) C# Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
1 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE Security
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) F5
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