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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK / England
Rank 557 554 539
Rank change year-on-year -3 -15  
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 28 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.85% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 42
Median daily rate £348 £330 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.30% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £330 £395
% change year-on-year +5.30% -16.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

VSS/SourceSafe is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7323 7180 6341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 14.64% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4937 4822 4121
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 170 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 15 £359 +10.38%
North West +31 5 £400 - 1
South West +1 4 £338 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +11 2 £265 -27.19%
East of England -8 1 £550 +94.69% 2
West Midlands - 1 £265 - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 24 (48.00%) Cisco
2 23 (46.00%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (44.00%) CCNP
4 20 (40.00%) Finance
5 16 (32.00%) SQL
6 15 (30.00%) OSPF
6 15 (30.00%) Firewall
7 14 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (28.00%) Oracle
8 13 (26.00%) Wireless
8 13 (26.00%) Subversion
9 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
9 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
9 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (22.00%) CSS
10 11 (22.00%) LAN
10 11 (22.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (20.00%) WLAN
11 10 (20.00%) Java
11 10 (20.00%) .NET
12 9 (18.00%) HTML
12 9 (18.00%) CCNA
12 9 (18.00%) HP
12 9 (18.00%) EIGRP
12 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
13 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
13 8 (16.00%) MPLS
13 8 (16.00%) Unix
13 8 (16.00%) Windows

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related 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 (8.00%) Apache
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (6.00%) SAS
2 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (12.00%) MS Office
4 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Magento
2 1 (2.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) Firewall
1 15 (30.00%) OSPF
2 14 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (26.00%) Wireless
4 11 (22.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (22.00%) LAN
5 10 (20.00%) WLAN
6 9 (18.00%) EIGRP
7 8 (16.00%) IPsec
7 8 (16.00%) MPLS
7 8 (16.00%) VPN
8 7 (14.00%) WAN
9 6 (12.00%) BGP
9 6 (12.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (12.00%) DHCP
9 6 (12.00%) iSCSI
9 6 (12.00%) SNMP
10 5 (10.00%) 802.11
10 5 (10.00%) NAS
10 5 (10.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) MySQL
3 4 (8.00%) MS Access
3 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.00%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.00%) DB2
6 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.00%) Redis
6 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Subversion
2 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) Ant
5 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.00%) Hudson
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) NuGet
5 1 (2.00%) NUnit
5 1 (2.00%) PVCS
5 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.00%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Back Office
3 4 (8.00%) Front Office
3 4 (8.00%) General Ledger
3 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) PHP Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Developer
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) HTML Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Middleware Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) UI Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) CSS
2 10 (20.00%) .NET
3 9 (18.00%) HTML
4 7 (14.00%) jQuery
5 5 (10.00%) 802.1X
5 5 (10.00%) Ajax
5 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.00%) COM
5 5 (10.00%) HTML5
6 4 (8.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (8.00%) LAMP
6 4 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (8.00%) Spring
6 4 (8.00%) Struts
6 4 (8.00%) Zend Framework
7 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.00%) CSS3
7 3 (6.00%) Middleware
7 3 (6.00%) Web Services
7 3 (6.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (8.00%) Derivative
5 4 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (4.00%) Equities
6 2 (4.00%) Fixed Income
6 2 (4.00%) User Experience
7 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Unix
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.00%) FreeBSD
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.00%) MVC
3 6 (12.00%) Front End Development
3 6 (12.00%) Network Design
3 6 (12.00%) Network Management
3 6 (12.00%) Scrum
4 5 (10.00%) Change Control
4 5 (10.00%) Kanban
4 5 (10.00%) OO
4 5 (10.00%) OOP
4 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (8.00%) B2B
5 4 (8.00%) Change Management
5 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) RAD
5 4 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.00%) Java
4 6 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.00%) C#
5 4 (8.00%) Perl
5 4 (8.00%) PHP
5 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.00%) VBA
6 2 (4.00%) Python
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby
6 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (46.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.00%) CCNP
3 9 (18.00%) CCNA
4 8 (16.00%) Degree
5 7 (14.00%) CCIE
6 6 (12.00%) CCDP
7 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.00%) CISSP
8 2 (4.00%) CLAS
8 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.00%) ISEB
8 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.00%) MCSA
8 2 (4.00%) MCSE
8 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.00%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (2.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.00%) Basel II
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (10.00%) vSphere
3 2 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Nessus
1 5 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (8.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.00%) logstash
3 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) PureDisk
3 1 (2.00%) Simpana
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) Cisco
2 14 (28.00%) Oracle
3 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.00%) HP
5 7 (14.00%) Palo Alto
5 7 (14.00%) VMware
6 6 (12.00%) F5
6 6 (12.00%) Juniper
7 5 (10.00%) BT
7 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.00%) Intel Security
8 4 (8.00%) Sybase
8 4 (8.00%) Zend
9 3 (6.00%) IBM
9 3 (6.00%) Infoblox
9 3 (6.00%) Riverbed
10 2 (4.00%) Avaya
10 2 (4.00%) Citrix
10 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.00%) Trend Micro
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