Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 797 810 744
Rank change year-on-year +13 -66 -56
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 78 52 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.054% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.42% 0.32% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 30 70
UK median daily rate £500 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.45% +0.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £258 £258
90th Percentile £650 £546 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £353 £345
% change year-on-year +13.48% +2.17% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £49.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.53% +118.62% +24.90%
10th Percentile £31.25 £49.19 £13.45
90th Percentile £48.27 £49.19 £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £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 18,554 16,027 15,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 16.59% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,021 10,731 10,438
UK median daily rate £451 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £606 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 237 388
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £20.07 £22.48
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.50 £50.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +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 16 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 13 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 16 January 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
England +10 72 £500 +33.33% 29
London -15 43 £563 +9.76% 8
UK excluding London +7 33 £400 +13.48% 25
North of England +36 13 £500 +33.33% 3
North West +17 11 £500 +25.00%
South East -16 6 £331 - 9
South West +6 4 £353 +6.82% 5
East of England -12 4 £456 +46.00% 4
Scotland - 4 £400 - 2
West Midlands +8 2 - -
Midlands +2 2 - -
North East +56 1 - -
Yorkshire +20 1 £350 +19.66% 3

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 43 (55.13%) Microsoft
2 40 (51.28%) SQL Server
3 39 (50.00%) Oracle
4 29 (37.18%) SQL
5 28 (35.90%) Subversion
6 27 (34.62%) Cisco
7 25 (32.05%) Firewall
8 24 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (26.92%) CCNP
10 20 (25.64%) MVC
11 19 (24.36%) Front Office
11 19 (24.36%) OSPF
11 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (23.08%) C#
13 17 (21.79%) Java
13 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (21.79%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (20.51%) .NET
15 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
15 15 (19.23%) ASP.NET
15 15 (19.23%) Jenkins
16 14 (17.95%) Data Centre
16 14 (17.95%) SDLC
16 14 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (17.95%) Unix
16 14 (17.95%) Linux
16 14 (17.95%) Perforce
17 13 (16.67%) Finance
17 13 (16.67%) TeamCity

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 11 (14.10%) IIS
2 6 (7.69%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.56%) Apache
3 2 (2.56%) CMS
3 2 (2.56%) Kentico
4 1 (1.28%) Confluence
4 1 (1.28%) nginx
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.28%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (14.10%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (14.10%) SaaS
4 8 (10.26%) GitHub
5 4 (5.13%) Datadog
6 3 (3.85%) IaaS
6 3 (3.85%) PaaS
7 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.05%) Firewall
2 19 (24.36%) OSPF
3 17 (21.79%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (16.67%) Network Security
5 11 (14.10%) VPN
6 10 (12.82%) ICMP
6 10 (12.82%) LAN
7 9 (11.54%) DNS
7 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP
7 9 (11.54%) WAN
8 8 (10.26%) BGP
9 7 (8.97%) EIGRP
9 7 (8.97%) Wireless
10 6 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (7.69%) IPsec
11 5 (6.41%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (6.41%) MPLS
11 5 (6.41%) tcpdump
11 5 (6.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (51.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.38%) MySQL
3 11 (14.10%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (12.82%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.69%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.85%) Big Data
6 3 (3.85%) DB2
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.28%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (35.90%) Subversion
2 15 (19.23%) Jenkins
3 13 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
5 6 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.13%) Artifactory
6 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.56%) GoCD
7 2 (2.56%) JIRA
7 2 (2.56%) NuGet
7 2 (2.56%) NUnit
7 2 (2.56%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.56%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.28%) MSTest
8 1 (1.28%) Selenium
8 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (24.36%) Front Office
2 13 (16.67%) Finance
3 9 (11.54%) Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.13%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Private Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Law
5 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.56%) Local Government
6 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.56%) Military
6 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (41.03%) Developer
2 24 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 15 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 12 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 11 (14.10%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 11 (14.10%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 9 (11.54%) Architect
7 7 (8.97%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) Security Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Sitecore Architect
9 5 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (3.85%) Azure Architect
11 3 (3.85%) Network Architect
11 3 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
11 3 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 2 (2.56%) C# Developer
12 2 (2.56%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) .NET
2 15 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 14 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 11 (14.10%) Entity Framework
5 11 (14.10%) LINQ
6 10 (12.82%) Web Services
6 10 (12.82%) WPF
7 9 (11.54%) AngularJS
7 9 (11.54%) WCF
8 6 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (7.69%) jQuery
8 6 (7.69%) Kafka
9 5 (6.41%) Apache Cordova
9 5 (6.41%) CSS
9 5 (6.41%) HTML
9 5 (6.41%) Rendezvous
10 4 (5.13%) HTML5
10 4 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (3.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.95%) Data Centre
3 13 (16.67%) Fixed Income
4 11 (14.10%) Public Cloud
5 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.56%) PKI
7 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Linux
1 14 (17.95%) Unix
2 6 (7.69%) Windows
3 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.56%) FreeBSD
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) CentOS
5 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.64%) MVC
2 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.95%) SDLC
4 13 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
4 13 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 13 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
6 10 (12.82%) Open Source
6 10 (12.82%) TDD
7 7 (8.97%) Analytics
7 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
7 7 (8.97%) Data Migration
7 7 (8.97%) Migration
7 7 (8.97%) Network Design
7 7 (8.97%) Wealth Management
8 6 (7.69%) Build Automation
8 6 (7.69%) DevOps
8 6 (7.69%) Mobile Development
8 6 (7.69%) Release Management
8 6 (7.69%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) SQL
2 18 (23.08%) C#
3 17 (21.79%) Java
4 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 12 (15.38%) Ruby
6 11 (14.10%) Python
7 10 (12.82%) Go
8 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.56%) C++
10 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.28%) Perl
11 1 (1.28%) PHP
11 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (26.92%) CCNP
3 8 (10.26%) CCDP
4 6 (7.69%) Degree
5 5 (6.41%) CCIE
6 4 (5.13%) CCNA
6 4 (5.13%) Master's Degree
7 3 (3.85%) CCSE
7 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.28%) CCIE Data Center
9 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.41%) Docker
4 4 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.56%) NFS
6 2 (2.56%) vSphere
6 2 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) Ansible
1 11 (14.10%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (14.10%) Terraform
2 4 (5.13%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.56%) Nessus
3 2 (2.56%) SCCM
3 2 (2.56%) SCOM
3 2 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.28%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.28%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.28%) Nagios
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (55.13%) Microsoft
2 39 (50.00%) Oracle
3 27 (34.62%) Cisco
4 14 (17.95%) Perforce
5 13 (16.67%) ION Trading
6 11 (14.10%) Bloomberg
6 11 (14.10%) Tradeweb
7 9 (11.54%) Google
8 7 (8.97%) CheckPoint
8 7 (8.97%) Sitecore
9 6 (7.69%) F5
9 6 (7.69%) Juniper
9 6 (7.69%) SendGrid
10 5 (6.41%) BT
10 5 (6.41%) HP
10 5 (6.41%) VMware
11 3 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (3.85%) Citrix
11 3 (3.85%) TIBCO
11 3 (3.85%) Trend Micro