Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 668 524 798
Rank change year-on-year -144 +274 +8
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 13 16 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.049% 0.044%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 26
10th Percentile £225 £398 £334
25th Percentile £244 £402 "
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £424 £373
Median % change year-on-year +6.13% +13.67% +0.81%
75th Percentile £485 £440 £455
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £373
% change year-on-year +5.14% +14.75% -2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK median hourly rate £48.74 £47.50 £48.75
% change year-on-year +2.61% -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 10,073 6,007 16,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.62% 18.40% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,758 4,219 10,895
10th Percentile £356 £338 £340
25th Percentile £419 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 88 211
10th Percentile £25.48 £22.84 £20.50
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.44 £40.00
Median hourly rate £49.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £59.59 £55.00 £51.25
90th Percentile £67.55 £61.95 £55.50
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in England over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram 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 29 July 2021. 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
South West -18 4 £460 +2.31% 1
London -150 3 £488 +17.61% 6
East Midlands - 3 £250 -
Midlands - 3 £250 -
North of England -28 1 £275 - 1
East of England - 1 £410 - 1
North East - 1 £275 -
South East - 1 - - 2
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 7 (53.85%) OSPF
1 7 (53.85%) BGP
2 6 (46.15%) VPN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (38.46%) VLAN
3 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (38.46%) F5
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (30.77%) SLA
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) WLAN
4 4 (30.77%) RIP
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) McAfee
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Riverbed
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) WCF
4 4 (30.77%) HSRP
4 4 (30.77%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 1 (7.69%) Cohesity
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
1 1 (7.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) BGP
1 7 (53.85%) OSPF
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (46.15%) VPN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 5 (38.46%) VLAN
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (30.77%) HSRP
4 4 (30.77%) RIP
4 4 (30.77%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) WLAN
5 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
6 1 (7.69%) Internet
6 1 (7.69%) IPsec
6 1 (7.69%) SSL
6 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Law
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
1 1 (7.69%) Social Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) LAN Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# Software Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Development Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Development Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
1 4 (30.77%) 802.1X
1 4 (30.77%) WCF
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
1 4 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) MVVM
2 3 (23.08%) OOP
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Availability Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Presales
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) CCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) F5
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) McAfee
3 4 (30.77%) Riverbed
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Meraki
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) VMware