Period
to 15 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 15 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 > North West
6 months to
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 205 237
Rank change year-on-year +14 +32 -39
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.12% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 0.73% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +26.48% -15.67%
10th Percentile £429 £283 £295
90th Percentile £515 £420 £331
England median daily rate £500 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +31.58% +1.33% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - £31.50
10th Percentile £31.25 - £30.75
90th Percentile £33.75 - £32.25
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 972 959 1,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.01% 15.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 652 756
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £284 £250
90th Percentile £550 £500 £523
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 59
North West median hourly rate £40.25 £41.38 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +10.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £36.25 £35.08 £30.75
90th Percentile £56.75 £50.00 £40.20
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +6.67%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in the North West over the 6 months to 15 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in the North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 15 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
Cheshire +9 6 £500 +25.00%
Manchester +8 4 £513 +70.83%
Merseyside +6 1 £385 -4.94%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 North West region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) Sitecore
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (36.36%) Release Management
3 4 (36.36%) SendGrid
3 4 (36.36%) Security Hardening
3 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Analytics
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) CCDP
3 4 (36.36%) OSPF
3 4 (36.36%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
4 3 (27.27%) WLAN
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco ISE

VSS/SourceSafe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) LAN
1 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) BGP
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (36.36%) OSPF
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
3 3 (27.27%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) WLAN
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) MPLS
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Local Government
1 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Architect
2 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Sitecore Architect
4 3 (27.27%) Network Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Analytics
1 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
1 4 (36.36%) Release Management
1 4 (36.36%) Security Hardening
2 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 3 (27.27%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) CCDP
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SendGrid
2 4 (36.36%) Sitecore
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) VMware