Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 204 237
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33 -11
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 9 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.018% 0.078%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 0.10% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% - +1.27%
England median daily rate £370 £450 £339
% change year-on-year -17.78% +32.84% -12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £49.19 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +15.74% +55.96%

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 1,245 957 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.24% 16.75% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 633 618
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £275
90th Percentile £559 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 67 39
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.00 £26.83
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.30 £46.07
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 4 £400 - 1
Manchester - 3 £225 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £390 -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Apache
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) PHP
3 3 (33.33%) MySQL
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) LAMP
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 3 (33.33%) Modular Programming
3 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 3 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Firepower
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA

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
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Firepower
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) AMQP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) NX-OS
3 2 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) WiX
4 1 (11.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) PHPUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) HTML5
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) LAMP
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) COM
3 2 (22.22%) DOM
3 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) SAX
3 2 (22.22%) WPF
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) Zend Framework
4 1 (11.11%) Laravel
4 1 (11.11%) li3
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 3 (33.33%) Modular Programming
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%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE Security
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) F5
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
2 2 (22.22%) Tufin
2 2 (22.22%) Zend
3 1 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (11.11%) Draytek
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Wyse