Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 750 787 730
Rank change year-on-year +37 -57 +49
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 41 68 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.072% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.26% 0.35% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 70
England median daily rate £373 £365 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -21.08% +34.06%
10th Percentile £339 £261 £319
90th Percentile £475 £538 £650
UK median daily rate £373 £369 £463
% change year-on-year +1.15% -20.27% +33.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £49.19
UK median hourly rate £48.75 - £49.19

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 15,592 19,325 16,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.91% 20.54% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,275 13,355 11,122
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £310
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 210 283
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.83%
10th Percentile £23.25 £26.48 £28.80
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.63 £54.88
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +0.59%

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 August 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 18 August 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 +40 25 £373 +9.71% 3
South West -21 7 £450 +20.81% 1
South East +15 4 £550 +49.66% 8
North of England +11 3 £425 +25.00% 3
North West +6 3 £425 +7.59% 2
East of England +30 2 - - 2
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 19 (46.34%) Web Services
2 18 (43.90%) Cisco
2 18 (43.90%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (41.46%) WAN
4 16 (39.02%) Eclipse
4 16 (39.02%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (39.02%) BGP
4 16 (39.02%) OSPF
4 16 (39.02%) Wiki
4 16 (39.02%) Selenium
4 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
4 16 (39.02%) Visualforce
4 16 (39.02%) Apex Code
4 16 (39.02%) Bitbucket
4 16 (39.02%) Jenkins
4 16 (39.02%) User Stories
4 16 (39.02%) DevOps
4 16 (39.02%) User Experience
4 16 (39.02%) SOQL
4 16 (39.02%) Translating Business Requirements
4 16 (39.02%) MuleSoft
4 16 (39.02%) Post-Production
4 16 (39.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 16 (39.02%) Sauce Labs
4 16 (39.02%) Design Thinking
5 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
6 14 (34.15%) VLAN
7 13 (31.71%) VPN
7 13 (31.71%) CRM

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 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (39.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
1 16 (39.02%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.88%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (41.46%) WAN
3 16 (39.02%) BGP
3 16 (39.02%) OSPF
4 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
5 14 (34.15%) VLAN
6 13 (31.71%) Firewall
6 13 (31.71%) VPN
7 12 (29.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (21.95%) LAN
8 9 (21.95%) WLAN
9 8 (19.51%) Structured Cabling
10 7 (17.07%) HSRP
11 5 (12.20%) IGMP
11 5 (12.20%) Multicast
11 5 (12.20%) RIP
11 5 (12.20%) Wireshark
12 4 (9.76%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (9.76%) EIGRP
13 3 (7.32%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Bitbucket
1 16 (39.02%) Eclipse
1 16 (39.02%) Jenkins
1 16 (39.02%) Selenium
2 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.76%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Publishing
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Developer
2 16 (39.02%) Salesforce Developer
3 15 (36.59%) Network Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) Salesforce Specialist
5 5 (12.20%) Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Salesforce Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Cloud Developer
6 4 (9.76%) CRM Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Broadcast Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Network Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) LAN Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) Web Services
2 16 (39.02%) Visualforce
3 8 (19.51%) 802.1X
4 2 (4.88%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) MFC
5 1 (2.44%) STL
5 1 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) User Experience
1 16 (39.02%) Wiki
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Design Thinking
1 16 (39.02%) DevOps
1 16 (39.02%) Post-Production
1 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
1 16 (39.02%) Translating Business Requirements
1 16 (39.02%) User Stories
2 13 (31.71%) CRM
3 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.83%) Kanban
4 11 (26.83%) Scrum
5 9 (21.95%) Continuous Deployment
5 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL
8 4 (9.76%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (9.76%) Information Security
8 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (9.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) Apex Code
1 16 (39.02%) SOQL
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) VC++
4 1 (2.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (31.71%) CCNP
3 8 (19.51%) CCNA
4 7 (17.07%) CCIE
5 4 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (9.76%) Degree
6 3 (7.32%) CCDA
6 3 (7.32%) CCDP
6 3 (7.32%) CCSA
6 3 (7.32%) CCSP
6 3 (7.32%) CCVP
6 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) CISSP
7 1 (2.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Iperf
2 2 (4.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.44%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (2.44%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) MuleSoft
2 16 (39.02%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (29.27%) F5
4 9 (21.95%) McAfee
4 9 (21.95%) Riverbed
5 8 (19.51%) Juniper
6 5 (12.20%) Fortinet
6 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.32%) HP
7 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
7 3 (7.32%) SonicWALL
8 2 (4.88%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.44%) Meraki
9 1 (2.44%) Qualys
9 1 (2.44%) Splunk
9 1 (2.44%) Sybase