Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 493 760 811
Rank change year-on-year +267 +51 -73
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 16 41 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.050% 0.072%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 45
Median daily rate £420 £373 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.60% +1.50% -18.33%
10th Percentile £400 £339 £261
90th Percentile £469 £475 £538
UK median daily rate £420 £373 £383
% change year-on-year +12.60% -2.48% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year -2.56% - -

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 5,577 15,711 19,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.48% 18.99% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,638 10,363 13,297
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £338 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 225 204
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £25.80 £23.25 £26.33
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.10 £53.75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +1.80%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in England.

Daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in England.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +191 12 £409 +9.65%
South West +85 3 £450 -
North of England +116 1 - - 2
North West +86 1 - - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 8 (50.00%) Oracle
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (50.00%) Workflow
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Siebel EIM
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) VB
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) Siebel
2 7 (43.75%) EAI
2 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) CRM
4 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (31.25%) Siebel CRM
5 4 (25.00%) Fibre Optics
5 4 (25.00%) Network Management
5 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (25.00%) Multicast
5 4 (25.00%) JNCIA

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 8 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) Appian
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) Papyrus
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Azure
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 6 (37.50%) VPN
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) Multicast
3 2 (12.50%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (12.50%) HSRP
3 2 (12.50%) OSPF
3 2 (12.50%) RIP
3 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (12.50%) VLAN
3 2 (12.50%) WLAN
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) Siebel EIM
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Private Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Siebel Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Interaction Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Ext JS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Fibre Optics
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Workflow
2 7 (43.75%) EAI
3 5 (31.25%) CRM
3 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
3 5 (31.25%) SDLC
3 5 (31.25%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Network Management
5 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (12.50%) Change Control
6 2 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) MVC
7 1 (6.25%) Process Management
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) JNCIA
1 4 (25.00%) JNCIP
1 4 (25.00%) JNCIS
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Siebel
3 4 (25.00%) Dell
3 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Riverbed