Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 745 804
Rank change year-on-year -48 +59 -101
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 58 96 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% 0.57% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 71 28
England median daily rate £425 £500 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +47.06% -14.89%
10th Percentile £315 £350 £300
90th Percentile £550 £650 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £350
% change year-on-year -15.00% +42.86% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £49.19
UK median hourly rate - - £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 19,827 16,876 16,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.00% 18.47% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,694 11,752 10,910
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 274 235
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
10th Percentile £25.16 £30.40 £25.45
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -42 36 £400 -22.71% 3
South East -11 10 £425 -15.00% 2
North West -6 9 £418 -16.50% 2
North of England -19 9 £418 -16.50% 4
South West -23 3 £375 +7.14% 1
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 28 (48.28%) SQL
2 24 (41.38%) Oracle
3 22 (37.93%) Firewall
4 19 (32.76%) Linux
5 18 (31.03%) Java
5 18 (31.03%) Cisco
5 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (29.31%) VPN
6 17 (29.31%) Palo Alto
7 16 (27.59%) CCNP
7 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
7 16 (27.59%) Wireless
8 15 (25.86%) CheckPoint
8 15 (25.86%) C#
8 15 (25.86%) Subversion
8 15 (25.86%) Network Security
9 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database 12c
9 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database
10 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (22.41%) .NET
10 13 (22.41%) Juniper
10 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (20.69%) Migration
11 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
11 12 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (20.69%) Jenkins
12 11 (18.97%) IPsec
12 11 (18.97%) HP

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 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Liferay
4 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (17.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Maximo
2 3 (5.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) GitHub
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.93%) Firewall
2 17 (29.31%) VPN
3 16 (27.59%) Wireless
4 15 (25.86%) Network Security
5 11 (18.97%) IPsec
5 11 (18.97%) LAN
5 11 (18.97%) SSL
5 11 (18.97%) WLAN
6 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (17.24%) OSPF
6 10 (17.24%) WAN
7 9 (15.52%) BGP
7 9 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.07%) iSCSI
8 7 (12.07%) VLAN
9 6 (10.34%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (10.34%) NX-OS
10 5 (8.62%) Cisco Firepower
10 5 (8.62%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database
2 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.62%) MySQL
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.45%) SQLPlus
7 2 (3.45%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Subversion
2 12 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 12 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (17.24%) Maven
4 5 (8.62%) JIRA
5 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.90%) Mercurial
5 4 (6.90%) Toad
6 3 (5.17%) TeamCity
6 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.72%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (1.72%) Hudson
8 1 (1.72%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Front Office
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (36.21%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Consultant
2 15 (25.86%) Network Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) SQL Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Security Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Network Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Security Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Database Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) .NET
2 10 (17.24%) J2EE
3 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
4 8 (13.79%) HTML
5 7 (12.07%) CSS
6 6 (10.34%) jQuery
6 6 (10.34%) XML
7 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (6.90%) Apache Camel
8 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (6.90%) CSS3
8 4 (6.90%) JSON
8 4 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (5.17%) Ajax
9 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.17%) HTML5
9 3 (5.17%) LAMP
9 3 (5.17%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (5.17%) Web Services
10 2 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Fixed Income
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) NHS
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.72%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Linux
2 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (12.07%) Unix
4 4 (6.90%) Windows
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
2 12 (20.69%) Migration
3 10 (17.24%) Business Analysis
3 10 (17.24%) Change Management
3 10 (17.24%) Deployment Automation
3 10 (17.24%) ITIL
3 10 (17.24%) ITIL V3
3 10 (17.24%) MVC
4 9 (15.52%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.34%) Front End Development
6 5 (8.62%) Scrum
7 4 (6.90%) ATDD
7 4 (6.90%) BDD
7 4 (6.90%) ETL
7 4 (6.90%) OOP
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.90%) Post-Production
7 4 (6.90%) SDLC
7 4 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) SQL
2 18 (31.03%) Java
3 15 (25.86%) C#
4 11 (18.97%) T-SQL
5 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 8 (13.79%) PL/SQL
7 6 (10.34%) Ruby
8 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
9 3 (5.17%) PHP
10 2 (3.45%) C++
10 2 (3.45%) Go
10 2 (3.45%) Python
10 2 (3.45%) VB
10 2 (3.45%) VB6
10 2 (3.45%) VBScript
11 1 (1.72%) C
11 1 (1.72%) Lisp
11 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (27.59%) CCNP
3 10 (17.24%) CCSE
4 6 (10.34%) CCIE
4 6 (10.34%) CCNA
5 5 (8.62%) CCIE Security
6 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (17.24%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (6.90%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.45%) Ansible
3 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.45%) Terraform
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Oracle
2 18 (31.03%) Cisco
2 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) Palo Alto
4 15 (25.86%) CheckPoint
5 13 (22.41%) Juniper
6 11 (18.97%) HP
7 10 (17.24%) Barracuda Networks
7 10 (17.24%) Forcepoint
7 10 (17.24%) Syclo
8 8 (13.79%) F5
9 7 (12.07%) 3PAR
9 7 (12.07%) Perforce
9 7 (12.07%) Trend Micro
10 6 (10.34%) TIBCO
11 5 (8.62%) Tufin
12 4 (6.90%) IBM
13 3 (5.17%) ION Trading
14 2 (3.45%) McAfee
14 2 (3.45%) Riverbed