Period
to 16 October 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 16 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)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 201 229
Rank change year-on-year -1 +28 +1
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
North West median daily rate £418 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.50% +25.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £388 £478 £300
90th Percentile £447 £500 £412
England median daily rate £410 £500 £340
% change year-on-year -18.00% +47.06% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £45.85

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 1,211 948 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.49% 16.85% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 658 674
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £296 £282
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 31
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.00 £28.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.75 £44.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 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 16 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
Cheshire +2 7 £425 -15.00%
Manchester -18 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £410 - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 North West region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WLAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) OSPF
1 6 (66.67%) BGP
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
1 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (66.67%) NX-OS
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco ISE
2 5 (55.56%) F5
2 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
2 5 (55.56%) Stealthwatch
2 5 (55.56%) CCIE Security
2 5 (55.56%) NetScaler
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Firepower
2 5 (55.56%) Tufin
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) CCIE
2 5 (55.56%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (33.33%) LAMP
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Liferay
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) BGP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) NX-OS
1 6 (66.67%) OSPF
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
1 6 (66.67%) WLAN
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Firepower
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco ISE
2 5 (55.56%) NetScaler
2 5 (55.56%) Network Security
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) AMQP
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) PHPUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Security Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Developer
4 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
1 3 (33.33%) LAMP
2 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (22.22%) Zend Framework
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) Laravel
3 1 (11.11%) li3
3 1 (11.11%) PhoneGap
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 3 (33.33%) Modular Programming
2 3 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) OOP
2 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) B2B
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCIE
1 5 (55.56%) CCIE Security
1 5 (55.56%) CCNP
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) F5
2 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
2 5 (55.56%) Tufin
3 2 (22.22%) Zend
4 1 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Meraki
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) VMware