Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 806 822 758
Rank change year-on-year +16 -64 +31
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 41 75 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.072% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 55 57
UK median daily rate £373 £390 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.36% -13.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £360 £268 £315
90th Percentile £481 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £348
% change year-on-year +15.38% +12.23% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £48.75 - £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18,097 20,744 16,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.42% 20.05% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,884 14,255 11,396
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +6.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £319 £306
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 239 335
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
10th Percentile £27.15 £26.45 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.19 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

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 19 July 2019.

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 9 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 19 July 2019. 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 +22 35 £373 +0.13% 21
London +38 21 £373 +2.90% 3
UK excluding London -28 17 £450 +15.38% 19
South West -17 7 £450 +20.81% 1
South East +16 3 £550 +49.66% 4
North of England +12 3 £425 +6.25% 4
Wales +5 3 £450 -2.70%
North West +4 3 £425 +7.59% 2
East of England +15 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 19 (46.34%) Web Services
2 17 (41.46%) DevOps
3 16 (39.02%) User Experience
3 16 (39.02%) SOQL
3 16 (39.02%) MuleSoft
3 16 (39.02%) Translating Business Requirements
3 16 (39.02%) Visualforce
3 16 (39.02%) Apex Code
3 16 (39.02%) Bitbucket
3 16 (39.02%) Jenkins
3 16 (39.02%) User Stories
3 16 (39.02%) Post-Production
3 16 (39.02%) Sauce Labs
3 16 (39.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 16 (39.02%) Design Thinking
3 16 (39.02%) Eclipse
3 16 (39.02%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (39.02%) Wiki
3 16 (39.02%) Selenium
3 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
4 13 (31.71%) OSPF
4 13 (31.71%) CRM
4 13 (31.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 12 (29.27%) WAN
5 12 (29.27%) Cisco
5 12 (29.27%) Scrum
5 12 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (29.27%) Kanban
6 11 (26.83%) Firewall

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (39.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
1 16 (39.02%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.88%) Force.com
4 1 (2.44%) IaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) OSPF
2 12 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (29.27%) WAN
3 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 11 (26.83%) VPN
4 10 (24.39%) BGP
4 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
4 10 (24.39%) VLAN
5 9 (21.95%) LAN
5 9 (21.95%) WLAN
6 8 (19.51%) RIP
6 8 (19.51%) Structured Cabling
7 7 (17.07%) HSRP
8 5 (12.20%) EIGRP
9 4 (9.76%) MPLS
10 3 (7.32%) ICMP
10 3 (7.32%) L2TP
10 3 (7.32%) SNMP
10 3 (7.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.44%) Power BI
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Bitbucket
1 16 (39.02%) Eclipse
1 16 (39.02%) Jenkins
1 16 (39.02%) Selenium
2 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.76%) JIRA
4 3 (7.32%) CA Gen
5 1 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Publishing
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Developer
2 16 (39.02%) Salesforce Developer
3 13 (31.71%) Network Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) Salesforce Specialist
5 5 (12.20%) Salesforce Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Cloud Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) CRM Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) CA Gen Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) LAN Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Network Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) WAN Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) Web Services
2 16 (39.02%) Visualforce
3 7 (17.07%) 802.1X
4 3 (7.32%) REST
5 2 (4.88%) .NET
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.44%) JSON
6 1 (2.44%) MFC
6 1 (2.44%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (2.44%) SOAP
6 1 (2.44%) STL
6 1 (2.44%) WCF
6 1 (2.44%) WSDL
6 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) User Experience
1 16 (39.02%) Wiki
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) PKI
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) AIX
1 3 (7.32%) Unix
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) DevOps
2 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Design Thinking
2 16 (39.02%) Post-Production
2 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
2 16 (39.02%) Translating Business Requirements
2 16 (39.02%) User Stories
3 13 (31.71%) CRM
4 12 (29.27%) Kanban
4 12 (29.27%) Scrum
5 9 (21.95%) Continuous Deployment
5 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.76%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (7.32%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (7.32%) Security Operations
8 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) Apex Code
1 16 (39.02%) SOQL
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) VC++
4 1 (2.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.51%) CCNA
3 7 (17.07%) CCNP
4 5 (12.20%) CCIE
5 4 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (9.76%) Degree
6 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) CCDA
7 2 (4.88%) CCDP
7 2 (4.88%) CCSA
7 2 (4.88%) CCSP
7 2 (4.88%) CCVP
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
1 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Iperf
1 1 (2.44%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (2.44%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) MuleSoft
1 16 (39.02%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (29.27%) Cisco
3 11 (26.83%) F5
4 9 (21.95%) McAfee
4 9 (21.95%) Riverbed
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) Atlassian
6 3 (7.32%) CA
6 3 (7.32%) IBM
6 3 (7.32%) Juniper
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle
7 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.88%) Forcepoint
7 2 (4.88%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.44%) Sybase