Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 586 573 562
Rank change year-on-year -13 -11 -38
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 42 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.090% 0.050% 0.081%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.28% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 23
London median daily rate £575 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.20% +13.89% +17.96%
10th Percentile £315 £263 £326
90th Percentile £650 £581 £650
England median daily rate £500 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +33.33% - -6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £49.19 -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £49.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.93% +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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,209 7,515 6,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.82% 17.94% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,046 5,416 5,045
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £310
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 23
London median hourly rate £38.65 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.78% +25.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £21.65 £25.28 £21.50
90th Percentile £46.87 £70.00 £54.50
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +8.11%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VSS/SourceSafe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in London

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in London

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in London

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in London

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 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
Central London -32 1 £355 -35.45% 2
East London - 1 £535 -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 32 (76.19%) Oracle
2 28 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 23 (54.76%) Subversion
5 20 (47.62%) SQL
6 19 (45.24%) Front Office
7 14 (33.33%) Java
7 14 (33.33%) Perforce
7 14 (33.33%) SDLC
8 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (30.95%) Low Latency
8 13 (30.95%) TeamCity
8 13 (30.95%) Fixed Income
8 13 (30.95%) ION Trading
8 13 (30.95%) Multithreading
8 13 (30.95%) Electronic Trading
9 12 (28.57%) C#
10 11 (26.19%) MVC
10 11 (26.19%) Bloomberg
10 11 (26.19%) Tradeweb
10 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (26.19%) ION MarketView
11 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (23.81%) TDD
11 10 (23.81%) Firewall
11 10 (23.81%) .NET
11 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
11 10 (23.81%) Unix
11 10 (23.81%) Linux

VSS/SourceSafe
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (21.43%) IIS
2 6 (14.29%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (26.19%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (21.43%) SaaS
3 6 (14.29%) GitHub
4 4 (9.52%) Datadog
5 3 (7.14%) IaaS
5 3 (7.14%) PaaS
6 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) Firewall
2 9 (21.43%) VPN
3 6 (14.29%) DNS
3 6 (14.29%) ICMP
3 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.52%) Network Security
4 4 (9.52%) Wireless
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (7.14%) IPsec
5 3 (7.14%) iSCSI
5 3 (7.14%) OSPF
5 3 (7.14%) SSL
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.76%) LAN
6 2 (4.76%) WAN
7 1 (2.38%) BGP
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.38%) VoIP
7 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (21.43%) MySQL
3 7 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 6 (14.29%) Hadoop
5 3 (7.14%) Big Data
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Subversion
2 13 (30.95%) TeamCity
3 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.52%) Artifactory
4 4 (9.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (4.76%) GoCD
5 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.38%) JIRA
6 1 (2.38%) NUnit
6 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 19 (45.24%) Front Office
2 9 (21.43%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 4 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Private Banking
5 3 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) Java Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 9 (21.43%) .NET Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
10 1 (2.38%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Agile Developer
10 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 1 (2.38%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
1 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
1 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
2 9 (21.43%) Entity Framework
2 9 (21.43%) LINQ
2 9 (21.43%) WCF
2 9 (21.43%) WPF
3 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 6 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (14.29%) Kafka
4 5 (11.90%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (4.76%) Rendezvous
5 2 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) Ajax
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (2.38%) CSS
6 1 (2.38%) jQuery
6 1 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (30.95%) Fixed Income
2 9 (21.43%) Public Cloud
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
1 10 (23.81%) Unix
2 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) SDLC
2 13 (30.95%) Electronic Trading
2 13 (30.95%) Low Latency
2 13 (30.95%) Multithreading
3 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.19%) MVC
4 10 (23.81%) TDD
5 7 (16.67%) Wealth Management
6 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 6 (14.29%) Open Source
7 5 (11.90%) Change Management
7 5 (11.90%) DevOps
7 5 (11.90%) Mobile Development
8 4 (9.52%) Build Automation
8 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.52%) ITIL
9 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
9 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 14 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (28.57%) C#
4 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 9 (21.43%) Ruby
5 8 (19.05%) Go
5 8 (19.05%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.29%) CCNP
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) Master's Degree
4 3 (7.14%) CCSE
5 2 (4.76%) CCIE
6 1 (2.38%) CCDP
6 1 (2.38%) CCIE Data Center
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Ansible
1 9 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (21.43%) Terraform
2 4 (9.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Oracle
2 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Perforce
4 13 (30.95%) ION Trading
5 11 (26.19%) Bloomberg
5 11 (26.19%) Tradeweb
6 7 (16.67%) Cisco
6 7 (16.67%) Google
7 4 (9.52%) Juniper
8 3 (7.14%) 3PAR
8 3 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
8 3 (7.14%) Forcepoint
8 3 (7.14%) HP
8 3 (7.14%) Palo Alto
8 3 (7.14%) TIBCO
8 3 (7.14%) Trend Micro
9 1 (2.38%) F5
9 1 (2.38%) SendGrid
9 1 (2.38%) Sitecore