Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 20 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 731 807 775
Rank change year-on-year +76 -32 +47
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 42 53 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.056% 0.090%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.32% 0.26% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 59
England median daily rate £373 £425 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.24% -20.56% +42.67%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £313
90th Percentile £475 £550 £650
UK median daily rate £373 £425 £518
% change year-on-year -12.24% -17.87% +38.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £44.50
UK median hourly rate £48.75 - £44.60

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 13,117 20,185 17,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.22% 21.22% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,737 13,960 12,364
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 210 272
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.25 £25.41 £29.00
90th Percentile £73.00 £55.10 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2019. 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
London +80 21 £373 -6.75% 1
South East +44 11 £425 -
South West +2 9 £450 - 2
Yorkshire +37 1 - -
North of England +23 1 - - 3
Midlands - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 29 (69.05%) Cisco
1 29 (69.05%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (61.90%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (57.14%) BGP
4 22 (52.38%) OSPF
4 22 (52.38%) WAN
5 21 (50.00%) Firewall
6 20 (47.62%) CCNP
7 17 (40.48%) VPN
8 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
9 15 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (33.33%) LAN
10 14 (33.33%) WLAN
11 13 (30.95%) CCIE
11 13 (30.95%) HSRP
11 13 (30.95%) VLAN
12 12 (28.57%) F5
12 12 (28.57%) Multicast
13 11 (26.19%) 802.1X
14 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
14 10 (23.81%) McAfee
14 10 (23.81%) CRM
14 10 (23.81%) Riverbed
15 9 (21.43%) Visualforce
15 9 (21.43%) Apex Code
15 9 (21.43%) Bitbucket
15 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
15 9 (21.43%) Wiki
15 9 (21.43%) Selenium
15 9 (21.43%) Eclipse

VSS/SourceSafe
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
1 9 (21.43%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (61.90%) Cisco ASA
2 24 (57.14%) BGP
3 22 (52.38%) OSPF
3 22 (52.38%) WAN
4 21 (50.00%) Firewall
5 17 (40.48%) VPN
6 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
7 15 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (33.33%) LAN
8 14 (33.33%) WLAN
9 13 (30.95%) HSRP
9 13 (30.95%) VLAN
10 12 (28.57%) Multicast
11 8 (19.05%) Structured Cabling
12 7 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
12 7 (16.67%) IPsec
13 6 (14.29%) Wireless
14 5 (11.90%) EIGRP
14 5 (11.90%) IGMP
14 5 (11.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Bitbucket
1 9 (21.43%) Eclipse
1 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 9 (21.43%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (14.29%) Publishing
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 11 (26.19%) Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Salesforce Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) CRM Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Cloud Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Salesforce Specialist
7 4 (9.52%) Test Automation Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Test Automation Specialist
8 3 (7.14%) Broadcast Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) LAN Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) 802.1X
2 9 (21.43%) Visualforce
2 9 (21.43%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) User Experience
1 9 (21.43%) Wiki
2 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) CRM
1 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
2 9 (21.43%) Design Thinking
2 9 (21.43%) DevOps
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) Post-Production
2 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
2 9 (21.43%) Translating Business Requirements
2 9 (21.43%) User Stories
3 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (11.90%) Kanban
4 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
4 5 (11.90%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (11.90%) Scrum
5 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.52%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) Apex Code
1 9 (21.43%) SOQL
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) X++
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (47.62%) CCNP
3 13 (30.95%) CCIE
4 9 (21.43%) CCNA
5 5 (11.90%) CISSP
6 4 (9.52%) CCDP
6 4 (9.52%) Degree
7 2 (4.76%) CCDA
7 2 (4.76%) CCSA
7 2 (4.76%) CCSP
7 2 (4.76%) CCVP
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Iperf
2 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Cisco
2 12 (28.57%) F5
3 10 (23.81%) McAfee
3 10 (23.81%) Riverbed
4 9 (21.43%) MuleSoft
4 9 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (19.05%) Palo Alto
6 7 (16.67%) Juniper
7 5 (11.90%) Fortinet
8 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.76%) HP
9 2 (4.76%) Meraki
9 2 (4.76%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.38%) Qualys
10 1 (2.38%) Splunk