Period
to 10 December 2019

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 6 months to 10 December 2019 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 260 245
Rank change year-on-year +53 -15 -15
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.084% 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 0.37% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
City of London median daily rate £350 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +5.59% -23.33%
Central London median daily rate £350 £400 £403
% change year-on-year -12.50% -0.62% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 966 1,604 1,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.14% 22.47% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 1,332 1,065
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £368 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £503 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -1.95% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £50.25 £35.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.57% +37.25% -21.54%
10th Percentile £33.00 £35.00 £23.24
90th Percentile £86.25 £35.00 £59.45
Central London median hourly rate £50.25 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +43.57% +16.67% -7.69%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 10 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 6 (85.71%) WAN
1 6 (85.71%) VPN
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (85.71%) OSPF
1 6 (85.71%) BGP
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Wireless
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (85.71%) Palo Alto
2 5 (71.43%) Multicast
2 5 (71.43%) HSRP
2 5 (71.43%) IP Telephony
2 5 (71.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (71.43%) Statistics
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) IPsec
2 5 (71.43%) VRRP
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 5 (71.43%) WLAN
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) BGP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) OSPF
1 6 (85.71%) VPN
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
1 6 (85.71%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (71.43%) HSRP
2 5 (71.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (71.43%) IP Telephony
2 5 (71.43%) IPsec
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) Multicast
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 5 (71.43%) VRRP
2 5 (71.43%) WLAN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
1 5 (71.43%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) CCDA
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) CCSA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSP
3 1 (14.29%) CCVP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) Palo Alto
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL