The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
England / South West
Rank 129 129 127
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 4 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.21% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 1.52% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 15
Median daily rate £338 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -1.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £410 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +5.30% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.00

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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 514 394 427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.09% 13.74% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 235 270
Median daily rate £385 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 28
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.20 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Wiltshire 0 1 £358 -
Gloucestershire -2 1 £320 -28.88%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (25.00%) NX-OS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (25.00%) HSRP
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Infoblox
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 2 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) HSRP
2 2 (25.00%) NX-OS
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
2 2 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (25.00%) TACACS
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) NuGet
2 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Lead
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Lead
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) LINQ
3 1 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (12.50%) Basel II
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Infoblox
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Teradata
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper