Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 787 820 717
Rank change year-on-year +33 -103 +47
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 92 68 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.065% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% 0.40% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 101
UK median daily rate £518 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.00% -6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £274
90th Percentile £650 £549 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £380
% change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% -6.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
UK median hourly rate £44.60 £49.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% +118.62% -30.77%
10th Percentile £42.26 £49.19 £13.45
90th Percentile £48.73 £49.19 £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 - £22.50

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19118 17172 16327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.51% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13309 11571 10870
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 250 341
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.30 £53.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VSS/SourceSafe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 14 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +45 85 £535 +42.67% 12
London +22 60 £575 +4.55% 5
UK excluding London +22 30 £400 +23.08% 9
North of England +57 9 £500 +29.03% 2
North West +20 7 £500 +25.00% 1
South West -2 6 £350 +11.11%
South East +4 5 £325 - 2
Scotland - 5 £400 - 1
East of England -16 3 £550 +76.00% 2
Midlands +18 2 £313 -16.67% 1
North East +62 1 - -
West Midlands +21 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +14 1 £350 +9.38% 1
East Midlands - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 59 (64.13%) Microsoft
2 56 (60.87%) SQL Server
3 55 (59.78%) Oracle
4 43 (46.74%) SQL
5 41 (44.57%) Subversion
6 35 (38.04%) C#
7 33 (35.87%) Front Office
8 30 (32.61%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (31.52%) Java
10 27 (29.35%) Firewall
11 26 (28.26%) TeamCity
12 25 (27.17%) Cisco
12 25 (27.17%) SDLC
13 24 (26.09%) Low Latency
13 24 (26.09%) Multithreading
13 24 (26.09%) Electronic Trading
13 24 (26.09%) Perforce
13 24 (26.09%) Fixed Income
13 24 (26.09%) ION Trading
14 22 (23.91%) MVC
14 22 (23.91%) .NET
15 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
15 20 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (20.65%) CCNP
16 19 (20.65%) Bloomberg
16 19 (20.65%) OSPF
16 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET
16 19 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (20.65%) Tradeweb
16 19 (20.65%) ION MarketView

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 13 (14.13%) IIS
2 7 (7.61%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.35%) Apache
3 4 (4.35%) nginx
4 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.26%) JBoss
4 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.17%) CMS
5 2 (2.17%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (2.17%) Kentico
5 2 (2.17%) SAS
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (20.65%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.96%) SaaS
3 9 (9.78%) GitHub
4 5 (5.43%) Datadog
5 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.17%) IaaS
6 2 (2.17%) PaaS
7 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.35%) Firewall
2 19 (20.65%) OSPF
3 18 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (16.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (14.13%) LAN
6 12 (13.04%) DNS
7 11 (11.96%) VPN
7 11 (11.96%) WAN
7 11 (11.96%) Wireless
8 10 (10.87%) ICMP
9 9 (9.78%) WLAN
10 8 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (8.70%) Network Security
10 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
10 8 (8.70%) Wireshark
11 7 (7.61%) BGP
11 7 (7.61%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (7.61%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (6.52%) EIGRP
12 6 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (60.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.13%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.96%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (11.96%) MySQL
4 7 (7.61%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.43%) Big Data
6 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.26%) MS Access
7 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (2.17%) DB2
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.09%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (44.57%) Subversion
2 26 (28.26%) TeamCity
3 14 (15.22%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (11.96%) Visual Studio
6 6 (6.52%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.43%) Artifactory
7 5 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (4.35%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.26%) Bitbucket
9 3 (3.26%) Bower
9 3 (3.26%) Darcs
9 3 (3.26%) Grunt
9 3 (3.26%) gulp
9 3 (3.26%) JIRA
9 3 (3.26%) Vagrant
10 2 (2.17%) GoCD
10 2 (2.17%) NUnit
10 2 (2.17%) ReSharper
10 2 (2.17%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 33 (35.87%) Front Office
2 15 (16.30%) Finance
3 13 (14.13%) Banking
4 8 (8.70%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.35%) Private Banking
5 4 (4.35%) Retail
6 3 (3.26%) Law
7 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.17%) Military
7 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (51.09%) Developer
2 28 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 19 (20.65%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 19 (20.65%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
3 19 (20.65%) Network Engineer
4 12 (13.04%) .NET Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Architect
6 8 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) SQL Developer
6 8 (8.70%) SQL Server Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Sitecore Architect
10 4 (4.35%) Network Architect
10 4 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Security Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Azure Architect
11 3 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.91%) .NET
2 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET
3 16 (17.39%) Rendezvous
4 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (15.22%) .NET Framework
5 14 (15.22%) AngularJS
6 13 (14.13%) WPF
7 12 (13.04%) CSS
7 12 (13.04%) HTML
8 11 (11.96%) Entity Framework
8 11 (11.96%) LINQ
8 11 (11.96%) WCF
9 9 (9.78%) Web Services
10 8 (8.70%) HTML5
11 7 (7.61%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (7.61%) Kafka
12 6 (6.52%) CSS3
12 6 (6.52%) jQuery
12 6 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (5.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (32.61%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (26.09%) Fixed Income
3 16 (17.39%) Data Centre
4 11 (11.96%) Public Cloud
5 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (4.35%) BYOD
7 3 (3.26%) User Experience
8 2 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.17%) PKI
9 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Unix
2 12 (13.04%) Linux
3 5 (5.43%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.26%) Windows
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) SDLC
2 24 (26.09%) Electronic Trading
2 24 (26.09%) Low Latency
2 24 (26.09%) Multithreading
3 22 (23.91%) MVC
4 19 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (14.13%) Load Balancing
6 11 (11.96%) Network Design
6 11 (11.96%) Open Source
7 10 (10.87%) TDD
8 9 (9.78%) DevOps
8 9 (9.78%) Mobile Development
9 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.61%) Build Automation
10 7 (7.61%) Wealth Management
11 6 (6.52%) Analytics
11 6 (6.52%) Data Migration
11 6 (6.52%) Migration
12 5 (5.43%) Release Management
12 5 (5.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (46.74%) SQL
2 35 (38.04%) C#
3 29 (31.52%) Java
4 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 16 (17.39%) C++
6 11 (11.96%) Python
6 11 (11.96%) Ruby
7 10 (10.87%) Go
8 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.26%) Scala
9 3 (3.26%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.26%) VB
9 3 (3.26%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.26%) VC++
10 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.17%) VBA
11 1 (1.09%) Perl
11 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (20.65%) CCNP
3 8 (8.70%) CCIE
4 7 (7.61%) CCDP
5 6 (6.52%) Degree
5 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.35%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.09%) CCIE Data Center
8 1 (1.09%) CCNA
8 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.70%) Docker
2 5 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.17%) NFS
5 2 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) Ansible
1 14 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (11.96%) Terraform
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (5.43%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.26%) Cacti
4 3 (3.26%) OpenView
4 3 (3.26%) QRadar
4 3 (3.26%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (3.26%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (2.17%) Nessus
6 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.09%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.09%) Nagios
6 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (64.13%) Microsoft
2 55 (59.78%) Oracle
3 25 (27.17%) Cisco
4 24 (26.09%) ION Trading
4 24 (26.09%) Perforce
5 19 (20.65%) Bloomberg
5 19 (20.65%) Tradeweb
6 13 (14.13%) TIBCO
7 10 (10.87%) Google
8 9 (9.78%) F5
9 6 (6.52%) Sitecore
10 5 (5.43%) HP
10 5 (5.43%) Palo Alto
10 5 (5.43%) SendGrid
10 5 (5.43%) VMware
11 4 (4.35%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.35%) Citrix
12 3 (3.26%) BT
12 3 (3.26%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.17%) Aruba