Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 758 797 696
Rank change year-on-year +39 -101 +33
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 84 67 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.069% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% 0.42% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 32 99
England median daily rate £535 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.67% -6.25% +1.07%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £272
90th Percentile £650 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £535 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +42.67% -6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
England median hourly rate - £49.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.62% -30.77%
UK median hourly rate - £49.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +118.62% -30.77%

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 17533 16135 15014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 16.57% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12283 10943 10092
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 231 286
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.15 £23.88
90th Percentile £59.88 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +11 60 £575 +4.55% 2
North of England +56 9 £500 +29.03% 1
North West +23 7 £500 +25.00%
South East +5 5 £325 - 1
South West -7 5 £350 +11.11%
East of England -14 3 £550 +76.00% 2
Midlands +27 2 £313 -16.67% 1
North East +69 1 - -
West Midlands +26 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +21 1 £350 +9.38% 1
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 England region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 56 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 55 (65.48%) Oracle
2 55 (65.48%) Microsoft
3 41 (48.81%) Subversion
4 40 (47.62%) SQL
5 35 (41.67%) C#
6 33 (39.29%) Front Office
7 29 (34.52%) Java
8 26 (30.95%) TeamCity
8 26 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (29.76%) SDLC
10 24 (28.57%) Low Latency
10 24 (28.57%) ION Trading
10 24 (28.57%) Multithreading
10 24 (28.57%) Electronic Trading
10 24 (28.57%) Fixed Income
10 24 (28.57%) Perforce
11 23 (27.38%) Firewall
12 22 (26.19%) MVC
12 22 (26.19%) .NET
13 20 (23.81%) JavaScript
14 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET
14 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (22.62%) Bloomberg
14 19 (22.62%) Tradeweb
14 19 (22.62%) ION MarketView
15 18 (21.43%) Cisco
16 16 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (19.05%) C++
17 15 (17.86%) CCNP

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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (15.48%) IIS
2 7 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.76%) Apache
3 4 (4.76%) nginx
4 3 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.57%) JBoss
4 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.38%) CMS
5 2 (2.38%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (2.38%) Kentico
5 2 (2.38%) SAS
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (22.62%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (13.10%) SaaS
3 9 (10.71%) GitHub
4 5 (5.95%) Datadog
5 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.38%) IaaS
6 2 (2.38%) PaaS
7 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.38%) Firewall
2 13 (15.48%) LAN
3 12 (14.29%) DNS
3 12 (14.29%) OSPF
4 11 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (13.10%) VPN
4 11 (13.10%) WAN
4 11 (13.10%) Wireless
5 9 (10.71%) WLAN
6 8 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (9.52%) ICMP
6 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 7 (8.33%) BGP
7 7 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (4.76%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.76%) Network Security
8 4 (4.76%) Wireshark
9 3 (3.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.48%) NoSQL
3 11 (13.10%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (13.10%) MySQL
4 7 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.95%) Big Data
6 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.57%) MS Access
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (2.38%) DB2
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (48.81%) Subversion
2 26 (30.95%) TeamCity
3 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 11 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (13.10%) Visual Studio
5 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 5 (5.95%) Artifactory
6 5 (5.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (4.76%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.57%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.57%) Bower
8 3 (3.57%) Darcs
8 3 (3.57%) Grunt
8 3 (3.57%) gulp
8 3 (3.57%) JIRA
8 3 (3.57%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.38%) GoCD
9 2 (2.38%) NuGet
9 2 (2.38%) ReSharper
9 2 (2.38%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 33 (39.29%) Front Office
2 13 (15.48%) Banking
3 11 (13.10%) Finance
4 8 (9.52%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.76%) Private Banking
5 4 (4.76%) Retail
6 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (54.76%) Developer
2 28 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 19 (22.62%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 19 (22.62%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 13 (15.48%) Network Engineer
5 12 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 10 (11.90%) Architect
7 8 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) SQL Developer
7 8 (9.52%) SQL Server Developer
8 7 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 5 (5.95%) Sitecore Architect
11 4 (4.76%) Network Architect
12 3 (3.57%) Azure Architect
12 3 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
12 3 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
12 3 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
13 2 (2.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) .NET
2 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET
3 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 13 (15.48%) Rendezvous
5 13 (15.48%) WPF
6 12 (14.29%) CSS
6 12 (14.29%) HTML
7 11 (13.10%) Entity Framework
7 11 (13.10%) LINQ
7 11 (13.10%) WCF
8 9 (10.71%) Web Services
9 8 (9.52%) HTML5
10 7 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (8.33%) Kafka
11 6 (7.14%) CSS3
11 6 (7.14%) jQuery
11 6 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (5.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (28.57%) Fixed Income
3 14 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 11 (13.10%) Public Cloud
5 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (4.76%) BYOD
7 3 (3.57%) User Experience
8 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) Linux
2 10 (11.90%) Unix
3 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) SDLC
2 24 (28.57%) Electronic Trading
2 24 (28.57%) Low Latency
2 24 (28.57%) Multithreading
3 22 (26.19%) MVC
4 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
6 11 (13.10%) Open Source
7 10 (11.90%) TDD
8 9 (10.71%) DevOps
8 9 (10.71%) Mobile Development
9 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
9 8 (9.52%) Network Design
10 7 (8.33%) Build Automation
10 7 (8.33%) Wealth Management
11 6 (7.14%) Analytics
11 6 (7.14%) Data Migration
11 6 (7.14%) Migration
12 5 (5.95%) Release Management
12 5 (5.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 40 (47.62%) SQL
2 35 (41.67%) C#
3 29 (34.52%) Java
4 20 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 16 (19.05%) C++
6 11 (13.10%) Python
6 11 (13.10%) Ruby
7 10 (11.90%) Go
8 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.57%) Scala
9 3 (3.57%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.57%) VB
9 3 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.57%) VC++
10 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.38%) VBA
11 1 (1.19%) Perl
11 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (17.86%) CCNP
3 8 (9.52%) CCIE
4 7 (8.33%) CCDP
5 5 (5.95%) Degree
6 4 (4.76%) Master's Degree
7 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.19%) CCIE Data Center
8 1 (1.19%) CCNA
8 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.52%) Docker
2 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (16.67%) Ansible
1 14 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (13.10%) Terraform
3 5 (5.95%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (5.95%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.57%) Cacti
4 3 (3.57%) OpenView
4 3 (3.57%) QRadar
4 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.19%) Nagios
5 1 (1.19%) Puppet
5 1 (1.19%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 55 (65.48%) Microsoft
1 55 (65.48%) Oracle
2 24 (28.57%) ION Trading
2 24 (28.57%) Perforce
3 19 (22.62%) Bloomberg
3 19 (22.62%) Tradeweb
4 18 (21.43%) Cisco
5 13 (15.48%) TIBCO
6 10 (11.90%) Google
7 6 (7.14%) Sitecore
8 5 (5.95%) F5
8 5 (5.95%) Palo Alto
8 5 (5.95%) SendGrid
9 4 (4.76%) Citrix
10 3 (3.57%) HP
10 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.38%) Aruba
11 2 (2.38%) Juniper
11 2 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (2.38%) Teradata