The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 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.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 582 564
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18  
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 26 66 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 0.84% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 42
Median daily rate £348 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -15.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £347 £395
% change year-on-year +0.14% -12.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7833 7833 7014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.55% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5287 5237 4483
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 186 130
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 24 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +11 26 £348 +6.92% 6
London +23 13 £359 +10.38%
North West +34 5 £400 - 2
Cheshire +30 4 £400 -
South West -8 4 £338 -25.00%
Crewe - 4 £400 -
Wimbledon - 3 £275 -
Yorkshire +14 2 £265 -27.19%
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
New Malden - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +12 1 £265 -27.19%
Wiltshire +4 1 £358 -
Halifax +4 1 £265 -18.46%
Gloucestershire +1 1 £320 -28.88%
Hertfordshire -2 1 £550 +83.33% 1
East of England -10 1 £550 +94.69% 1
Solihull - 1 £265 -
West Midlands - 1 £265 - 1
Manchester - 1 £265 - 1
Swindon - 1 £358 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 £320 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £550 -
Sheffield - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 22 (45.83%) Cisco
2 21 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (41.67%) CCNP
4 19 (39.58%) Finance
5 15 (31.25%) Firewall
6 14 (29.17%) SQL
6 14 (29.17%) Oracle
7 13 (27.08%) OSPF
7 13 (27.08%) Wireless
7 13 (27.08%) Subversion
8 12 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 11 (22.92%) CSS
9 11 (22.92%) LAN
9 11 (22.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (20.83%) WLAN
10 10 (20.83%) Java
10 10 (20.83%) .NET
10 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
11 9 (18.75%) CCNA
11 9 (18.75%) HTML
11 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (16.67%) VPN
12 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 8 (16.67%) Degree
12 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (16.67%) Banking
13 7 (14.58%) MVC
13 7 (14.58%) jQuery

VSS/SourceSafe
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (8.33%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (6.25%) SAS
2 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.42%) MS Visio
3 4 (8.33%) MS Office
4 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Magento
2 1 (2.08%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) Firewall
2 13 (27.08%) OSPF
2 13 (27.08%) Wireless
3 12 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (22.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (22.92%) LAN
5 10 (20.83%) WLAN
6 8 (16.67%) VPN
7 7 (14.58%) EIGRP
7 7 (14.58%) WAN
8 6 (12.50%) BGP
8 6 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (12.50%) DHCP
8 6 (12.50%) IPsec
8 6 (12.50%) MPLS
9 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.33%) iSCSI
10 4 (8.33%) SNMP
10 4 (8.33%) SSL
10 4 (8.33%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) MySQL
3 4 (8.33%) MS Access
3 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.08%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.08%) DB2
6 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.08%) Redis
6 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Subversion
2 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.17%) Maven
5 1 (2.08%) Ant
5 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.08%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.08%) Hudson
5 1 (2.08%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) NuGet
5 1 (2.08%) NUnit
5 1 (2.08%) PVCS
5 1 (2.08%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.08%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Back Office
3 4 (8.33%) Front Office
3 4 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) Network Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (4.17%) HTML Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) CSS
2 10 (20.83%) .NET
3 9 (18.75%) HTML
4 7 (14.58%) jQuery
5 5 (10.42%) Ajax
5 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.42%) HTML5
6 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (8.33%) LAMP
6 4 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (8.33%) Spring
6 4 (8.33%) Struts
6 4 (8.33%) Zend Framework
7 3 (6.25%) 802.1X
7 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.25%) COM
7 3 (6.25%) CSS3
7 3 (6.25%) Middleware
7 3 (6.25%) Web Services
7 3 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.42%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (8.33%) Derivative
4 4 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.17%) Equities
5 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.17%) User Experience
6 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Unix
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) FreeBSD
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) AIX
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) MVC
3 6 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 6 (12.50%) Scrum
4 5 (10.42%) Kanban
4 5 (10.42%) OO
4 5 (10.42%) OOP
4 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
5 4 (8.33%) B2B
5 4 (8.33%) Change Management
5 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.33%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) Network Design
5 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 4 (8.33%) RAD
5 4 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.33%) Web Application Development
5 4 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.83%) Java
4 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.33%) C#
5 4 (8.33%) Perl
5 4 (8.33%) PHP
5 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.33%) VBA
6 2 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby
6 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (41.67%) CCNP
3 9 (18.75%) CCNA
4 8 (16.67%) Degree
5 5 (10.42%) CCIE
6 4 (8.33%) CCDP
7 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.17%) ISEB
8 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
8 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.17%) MCSA
8 2 (4.17%) MCSE
8 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.08%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (2.08%) CCSE
9 1 (2.08%) CISSP
9 1 (2.08%) CLAS
9 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.08%) Basel II
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.25%) vSphere
3 2 (4.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.25%) Nessus
2 3 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.08%) logstash
3 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) PureDisk
3 1 (2.08%) Simpana
3 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Cisco
2 14 (29.17%) Oracle
3 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.58%) HP
4 7 (14.58%) Palo Alto
5 6 (12.50%) F5
5 6 (12.50%) Juniper
6 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
6 5 (10.42%) Intel Security
6 5 (10.42%) VMware
7 4 (8.33%) Sybase
7 4 (8.33%) Zend
8 3 (6.25%) BT
8 3 (6.25%) IBM
8 3 (6.25%) Infoblox
8 3 (6.25%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.17%) Serena
9 2 (4.17%) Teradata
9 2 (4.17%) Trend Micro
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