The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 June 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.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 265 253
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12  
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.045% 0.075%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.078% 0.30% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £413 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £399
% change year-on-year +3.84% -18.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1280 1321 1211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.57% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 804 733
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 40 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the South East

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the South East

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Hampshire - 1 £413 - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) SQLPlus
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SSDT
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Command Line

VSS/SourceSafe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQLPlus
1 1 (100.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) ASP Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle