The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 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.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 119 127
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8  
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.047% 0.36% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 2.92% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £550 £283 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +94.69% +13.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £347 £395
% change year-on-year -2.73% -12.15%  
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 East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 364 308 341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.11% 12.25% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 168 177
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 17
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +34.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £32.54 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.39 £40.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the East of England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the East of England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 30 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
Hertfordshire +1 1 £550 +83.33% 1
VSS/SourceSafe
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East of England region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012

VSS/SourceSafe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) NX-OS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet