Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 739 768
Rank change year-on-year -51 +29 -32
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 70 80 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.091% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.37% 0.51% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 57 68
England median daily rate £375 £450 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +35.85% -16.56%
10th Percentile £263 £315 £250
90th Percentile £550 £650 £483
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £331
% change year-on-year -16.67% +35.85% -14.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £49.19 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.74% +6.25%
UK median hourly rate - £49.19 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +15.74% -5.56%

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 19,069 15,543 15,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.20% 17.76% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,190 10,586 10,685
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £300
90th Percentile £615 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 309 278
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £25.57 £28.75 £26.83
90th Percentile £60.75 £54.50 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018. 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 -63 32 £363 -23.68% 4
North of England -11 14 £395 -1.25% 8
South East -5 13 £371 -10.00%
South West +6 8 £373 +10.37% 7
North West -20 7 £390 -2.50% 3
Yorkshire -25 4 £451 - 5
North East - 3 £275 -
East of England +4 2 £350 -24.32% 1
Midlands -8 1 £600 +92.00% 2
West Midlands -22 1 £600 - 2
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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 27 (38.57%) Cisco
2 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 24 (34.29%) Firewall
3 24 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (30.00%) VPN
4 21 (30.00%) SQL
4 21 (30.00%) .NET
5 20 (28.57%) Oracle
5 20 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 20 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
7 18 (25.71%) Subversion
7 18 (25.71%) MVC
8 17 (24.29%) C#
8 17 (24.29%) Linux
9 16 (22.86%) HTML
9 16 (22.86%) Juniper
10 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (21.43%) ASP.NET
10 15 (21.43%) Wireless
11 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (18.57%) Windows
12 13 (18.57%) CCNP
13 12 (17.14%) TCP/IP
13 12 (17.14%) CSS
13 12 (17.14%) MySQL
13 12 (17.14%) jQuery
13 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
14 11 (15.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (15.71%) Finance

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 5 (7.14%) Apache
2 4 (5.71%) CMS
2 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.29%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.86%) JBoss
4 2 (2.86%) Jetty
4 2 (2.86%) OpenCms
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.43%) Liferay
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (12.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.00%) SaaS
3 6 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.57%) GitHub
4 3 (4.29%) IaaS
4 3 (4.29%) PaaS
5 2 (2.86%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.86%) Datadog
6 1 (1.43%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.29%) Firewall
2 21 (30.00%) VPN
3 15 (21.43%) Wireless
4 12 (17.14%) TCP/IP
5 11 (15.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (15.71%) OSPF
6 10 (14.29%) BGP
6 10 (14.29%) IPsec
6 10 (14.29%) LAN
6 10 (14.29%) Network Security
6 10 (14.29%) SSL
7 9 (12.86%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (12.86%) DNS
8 8 (11.43%) WAN
9 7 (10.00%) MPLS
9 7 (10.00%) VLAN
10 6 (8.57%) ICMP
10 6 (8.57%) iSCSI
11 5 (7.14%) EIGRP
11 5 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.14%) MySQL
3 8 (11.43%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.57%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (5.71%) Pentaho
6 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.29%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (4.29%) DB2
7 3 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (4.29%) SAP HANA
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.86%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (25.71%) Subversion
3 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
4 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 8 (11.43%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.29%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.29%) JIRA
7 3 (4.29%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.29%) Selenium
7 3 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.86%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.86%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.86%) JDeveloper
8 2 (2.86%) Maven
8 2 (2.86%) Sahi
8 2 (2.86%) Toad
8 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Back Office
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Developer
2 13 (18.57%) Network Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) SQL Developer
4 10 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 9 (12.86%) C# Developer
6 7 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Consultant
7 6 (8.57%) Architect
7 6 (8.57%) Network Consultant
7 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) Security Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (5.71%) LAN Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Network Architect
9 4 (5.71%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) .NET
2 16 (22.86%) HTML
3 15 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 12 (17.14%) CSS
4 12 (17.14%) jQuery
5 11 (15.71%) XML
6 8 (11.43%) Ajax
6 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (10.00%) Web Services
8 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
8 6 (8.57%) Razor View Engine
8 6 (8.57%) RESTful
9 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (7.14%) CSS3
9 5 (7.14%) HTML5
9 5 (7.14%) JSON
10 4 (5.71%) DOM
10 4 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (5.71%) REST
10 4 (5.71%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) Windows
3 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.14%) Unix
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.29%) AIX
6 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.29%) Solaris
6 3 (4.29%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.86%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.86%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.71%) MVC
3 10 (14.29%) Change Management
3 10 (14.29%) ITIL
4 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
4 8 (11.43%) ITIL V3
4 8 (11.43%) Scrum
5 7 (10.00%) DevOps
6 6 (8.57%) Front End Development
7 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.71%) DNA
8 4 (5.71%) Kanban
8 4 (5.71%) OO
8 4 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) SQL
2 20 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 17 (24.29%) C#
4 10 (14.29%) Python
5 9 (12.86%) T-SQL
6 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
6 8 (11.43%) Ruby
7 6 (8.57%) Go
7 6 (8.57%) VB
8 5 (7.14%) Java
8 5 (7.14%) VB.NET
8 5 (7.14%) VB6
9 3 (4.29%) Perl
9 3 (4.29%) PHP
9 3 (4.29%) VBScript
10 2 (2.86%) C++
10 2 (2.86%) Java 8
10 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (18.57%) CCNP
3 8 (11.43%) CCSE
4 5 (7.14%) CCNA
4 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) CCIE
6 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.43%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (11.43%) SLA
2 4 (5.71%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Docker
2 2 (2.86%) Firmware
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) Ansible
1 7 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.00%) Terraform
2 5 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.29%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (4.29%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.29%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.29%) PureDisk
3 3 (4.29%) Simpana
3 3 (4.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (38.57%) Cisco
2 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 20 (28.57%) Oracle
4 16 (22.86%) Juniper
5 10 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 8 (11.43%) Barracuda Networks
6 8 (11.43%) CheckPoint
6 8 (11.43%) Forcepoint
6 8 (11.43%) HP
7 7 (10.00%) F5
7 7 (10.00%) IBM
8 6 (8.57%) 3PAR
8 6 (8.57%) Trend Micro
9 5 (7.14%) Google
10 3 (4.29%) arcserve
10 3 (4.29%) Brocade
10 3 (4.29%) BT
10 3 (4.29%) EMC
10 3 (4.29%) SAP
10 3 (4.29%) Sun