Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 771 715
Rank change year-on-year +10 -56 -34
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 72 51 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.078% 0.057% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.42% 0.34% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 69
England median daily rate £500 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -6.83%
10th Percentile £315 £258 £258
90th Percentile £650 £546 £628
UK median daily rate £500 £378 £375
% change year-on-year +32.45% +0.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
England median hourly rate £32.50 £49.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.93% +118.62% +24.90%
10th Percentile £31.25 £49.19 £13.45
90th Percentile £44.15 £49.19 £32.25
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £49.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.53% +118.62% +24.90%

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 17,162 14,915 14,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.59% 16.62% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,141 10,013 9,673
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £451 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 215 336
England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30.00 £22.51 £21.25
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.50 £50.68
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -15 43 £563 +9.76% 8
North of England +36 13 £500 +33.33% 3
North West +17 11 £500 +25.00%
South East -16 6 £331 - 7
South West +6 4 £353 +6.82% 5
East of England -12 4 £456 +46.00% 4
West Midlands +8 2 - -
Midlands +2 2 - -
North East +56 1 - -
Yorkshire +20 1 £350 +19.66% 3
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 41 (56.94%) Microsoft
2 40 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 39 (54.17%) Oracle
4 28 (38.89%) Subversion
5 27 (37.50%) SQL
6 21 (29.17%) Cisco
6 21 (29.17%) Firewall
7 20 (27.78%) MVC
7 20 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (26.39%) Front Office
9 18 (25.00%) C#
10 17 (23.61%) Java
10 17 (23.61%) CCNP
10 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (22.22%) .NET
12 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
12 15 (20.83%) ASP.NET
12 15 (20.83%) Jenkins
12 15 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (19.44%) SDLC
13 14 (19.44%) Perforce
13 14 (19.44%) Linux
13 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (18.06%) Multithreading
14 13 (18.06%) Electronic Trading
14 13 (18.06%) TeamCity
14 13 (18.06%) ION Trading
14 13 (18.06%) Fixed Income
14 13 (18.06%) OSPF

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 11 (15.28%) IIS
2 6 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.78%) Apache
3 2 (2.78%) CMS
3 2 (2.78%) Kentico
4 1 (1.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.39%) nginx
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.39%) SAS
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (15.28%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (15.28%) SaaS
4 8 (11.11%) GitHub
5 4 (5.56%) Datadog
6 3 (4.17%) IaaS
6 3 (4.17%) PaaS
7 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.17%) Firewall
2 13 (18.06%) OSPF
3 11 (15.28%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (15.28%) VPN
4 10 (13.89%) LAN
5 9 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (12.50%) DNS
5 9 (12.50%) Network Security
5 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 9 (12.50%) WAN
6 8 (11.11%) BGP
6 8 (11.11%) ICMP
7 7 (9.72%) Wireless
8 5 (6.94%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (6.94%) EIGRP
9 4 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (5.56%) IPsec
9 4 (5.56%) WLAN
10 3 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
10 3 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.67%) MySQL
3 11 (15.28%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (13.89%) NoSQL
5 6 (8.33%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.17%) Big Data
6 3 (4.17%) DB2
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.39%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (38.89%) Subversion
2 15 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 13 (18.06%) TeamCity
4 11 (15.28%) Visual Studio
5 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.56%) Artifactory
6 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.78%) GoCD
7 2 (2.78%) JIRA
7 2 (2.78%) NuGet
7 2 (2.78%) NUnit
7 2 (2.78%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.78%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.39%) Hudson
8 1 (1.39%) MSTest
8 1 (1.39%) Selenium
8 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (26.39%) Front Office
2 9 (12.50%) Banking
2 9 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Private Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) Local Government
5 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 15 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 12 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 11 (15.28%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 11 (15.28%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 9 (12.50%) Architect
7 7 (9.72%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Sitecore Architect
9 5 (6.94%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) Azure Architect
11 3 (4.17%) Network Architect
11 3 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) Security Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
11 3 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 2 (2.78%) Applications Developer
12 2 (2.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) .NET
2 15 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 11 (15.28%) Entity Framework
5 11 (15.28%) LINQ
6 10 (13.89%) Web Services
6 10 (13.89%) WPF
7 9 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 9 (12.50%) WCF
8 6 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (8.33%) jQuery
8 6 (8.33%) Kafka
9 5 (6.94%) Apache Cordova
9 5 (6.94%) CSS
9 5 (6.94%) HTML
10 4 (5.56%) HTML5
10 4 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.17%) Ajax
11 3 (4.17%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (18.06%) Fixed Income
3 12 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 11 (15.28%) Public Cloud
5 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Linux
2 12 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.56%) Windows
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) CentOS
7 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) MVC
2 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.44%) SDLC
4 13 (18.06%) Electronic Trading
4 13 (18.06%) Low Latency
4 13 (18.06%) Multithreading
5 12 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 10 (13.89%) Open Source
6 10 (13.89%) TDD
7 7 (9.72%) Analytics
7 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.72%) Data Migration
7 7 (9.72%) Migration
7 7 (9.72%) Wealth Management
8 6 (8.33%) Build Automation
8 6 (8.33%) DevOps
8 6 (8.33%) Mobile Development
8 6 (8.33%) Release Management
8 6 (8.33%) Security Hardening
9 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (37.50%) SQL
2 18 (25.00%) C#
3 17 (23.61%) Java
4 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 12 (16.67%) Ruby
6 11 (15.28%) Python
7 10 (13.89%) Go
8 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.78%) C++
10 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.39%) Perl
11 1 (1.39%) PHP
11 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (23.61%) CCNP
3 8 (11.11%) CCDP
4 6 (8.33%) Degree
5 5 (6.94%) CCIE
6 4 (5.56%) CCNA
6 4 (5.56%) Master's Degree
7 3 (4.17%) CCSE
8 1 (1.39%) CCIE Data Center
8 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.94%) Docker
4 2 (2.78%) XenApp
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) Ansible
1 11 (15.28%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (15.28%) Terraform
2 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.78%) SCCM
3 2 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.39%) Nagios
4 1 (1.39%) Puppet
4 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (56.94%) Microsoft
2 39 (54.17%) Oracle
3 21 (29.17%) Cisco
4 14 (19.44%) Perforce
5 13 (18.06%) ION Trading
6 11 (15.28%) Bloomberg
6 11 (15.28%) Tradeweb
7 9 (12.50%) Google
8 7 (9.72%) Sitecore
9 6 (8.33%) Juniper
9 6 (8.33%) SendGrid
10 3 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (4.17%) BT
10 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.17%) Citrix
10 3 (4.17%) Forcepoint
10 3 (4.17%) HP
10 3 (4.17%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.17%) TIBCO
10 3 (4.17%) Trend Micro