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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 588 577
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11  
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 55 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.68% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 49
Median daily rate £450 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £490 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £393
% change year-on-year +3.84% -17.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 8258 8338 7465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.62% 15.46% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5649 5746 4927
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 125 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

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 22 June 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 19 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 22 June 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 +46 55 £450 +38.46% 10
London +51 48 £475 +46.15% 6
City of London +6 4 £450 +9.09%
South West -4 3 £338 +7.14% 1
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
South East +19 1 £413 - 2
West Midlands +16 1 - -
Gloucestershire +6 1 £195 -61.00%
Cheltenham +4 1 £195 -40.00%
East of England -8 1 £375 +1.69%
East Midlands -11 1 £313 -16.66%
Derbyshire - 1 £313 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 £413 - 1
Southampton - 1 £413 - 1
Norwich - 1 £375 -
Lichfield - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 34 (41.98%) Cisco
2 33 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 32 (39.51%) Subversion
4 31 (38.27%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (35.80%) CCNP
5 29 (35.80%) Firewall
6 28 (34.57%) Wireless
6 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
6 28 (34.57%) HTML
6 28 (34.57%) CSS
7 26 (32.10%) SQL
8 25 (30.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (29.63%) SQL Server
10 22 (27.16%) Java
10 22 (27.16%) C#
10 22 (27.16%) Oracle
10 22 (27.16%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (25.93%) .NET
11 21 (25.93%) LAN
12 20 (24.69%) WLAN
12 20 (24.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (24.69%) jQuery
12 20 (24.69%) Data Centre
12 20 (24.69%) Cisco Wireless
13 19 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (23.46%) HTML5
13 19 (23.46%) WAN
14 18 (22.22%) CSS3
15 17 (20.99%) Front Office
15 17 (20.99%) OSPF

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 9 (11.11%) Apache
2 5 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.17%) JBoss
2 5 (6.17%) nginx
2 5 (6.17%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.17%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.17%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Visio
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (3.70%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) ION MarketView
2 4 (4.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.17%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (35.80%) Firewall
2 28 (34.57%) Wireless
3 25 (30.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 22 (27.16%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (25.93%) LAN
6 20 (24.69%) Cisco Wireless
6 20 (24.69%) WLAN
7 19 (23.46%) WAN
8 17 (20.99%) OSPF
9 15 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (16.05%) Cisco ISE
10 13 (16.05%) VPN
11 11 (13.58%) DHCP
12 10 (12.35%) DNS
12 10 (12.35%) HSRP
12 10 (12.35%) IPsec
13 9 (11.11%) EIGRP
14 8 (9.88%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (8.64%) BGP
15 7 (8.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.88%) MS Access
3 6 (7.41%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.17%) MySQL
4 5 (6.17%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.23%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.23%) Redis
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 32 (39.51%) Subversion
2 20 (24.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (13.58%) Git (software)
3 11 (13.58%) TeamCity
4 5 (6.17%) Bitbucket
4 5 (6.17%) Bower
4 5 (6.17%) Darcs
4 5 (6.17%) Grunt
4 5 (6.17%) gulp
4 5 (6.17%) Jasmine
4 5 (6.17%) JIRA
4 5 (6.17%) Vagrant
4 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.23%) Maven
5 1 (1.23%) NuGet
5 1 (1.23%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.23%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 17 (20.99%) Front Office
2 12 (14.81%) Finance
3 10 (12.35%) Banking
4 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.94%) Publishing
7 3 (3.70%) Back Office
7 3 (3.70%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (54.32%) Developer
2 22 (27.16%) Network Engineer
3 19 (23.46%) Java Developer
4 10 (12.35%) SQL Developer
5 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
5 9 (11.11%) UX Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 6 (7.41%) LAN Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (6.17%) UI Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (4.94%) PHP Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (34.57%) CSS
1 28 (34.57%) HTML
2 21 (25.93%) .NET
3 20 (24.69%) jQuery
4 19 (23.46%) HTML5
5 18 (22.22%) CSS3
6 14 (17.28%) 802.1X
7 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET
8 9 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 9 (11.11%) Rendezvous
8 9 (11.11%) Spring
8 9 (11.11%) XML
9 8 (9.88%) Sass
10 7 (8.64%) REST
10 7 (8.64%) SOAP
10 7 (8.64%) XSLT
11 6 (7.41%) Backbone.js
11 6 (7.41%) JSON
11 6 (7.41%) Node.js
11 6 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) Data Centre
2 19 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (13.58%) BYOD
4 9 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 9 (11.11%) User Experience
5 6 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (7.41%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.70%) Derivative
7 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) Linux
2 3 (3.70%) Unix
2 3 (3.70%) Windows
2 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.47%) FreeBSD
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (19.75%) Front End Development
2 14 (17.28%) Responsive Web Design
2 14 (17.28%) Web Development
3 12 (14.81%) High Availability
3 12 (14.81%) SDLC
4 11 (13.58%) MVC
4 11 (13.58%) Scrum
5 9 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
5 9 (11.11%) Low Latency
5 9 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 8 (9.88%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 8 (9.88%) Network Design
6 8 (9.88%) Web Design
7 6 (7.41%) DevOps
7 6 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (6.17%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.17%) Mobile Development
8 5 (6.17%) TDD
8 5 (6.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.74%) JavaScript
2 26 (32.10%) SQL
3 22 (27.16%) C#
3 22 (27.16%) Java
4 16 (19.75%) C++
5 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.17%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.17%) Scala
6 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.17%) TypeScript
6 5 (6.17%) VB
6 5 (6.17%) VC++
7 4 (4.94%) PHP
8 3 (3.70%) VBA
9 2 (2.47%) XQuery
10 1 (1.23%) Python
10 1 (1.23%) Ruby
10 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (38.27%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (35.80%) CCNP
3 15 (18.52%) CCIE
4 8 (9.88%) CCNA
5 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.70%) Degree
6 2 (2.47%) CCDP
6 2 (2.47%) CCIE Security
6 2 (2.47%) CCSE
6 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (6.17%) Ansible
2 5 (6.17%) Cacti
2 5 (6.17%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.17%) OpenView
2 5 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.17%) QRadar
2 5 (6.17%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 34 (41.98%) Cisco
2 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
3 22 (27.16%) Oracle
4 16 (19.75%) Palo Alto
5 10 (12.35%) F5
5 10 (12.35%) HP
5 10 (12.35%) TIBCO
6 9 (11.11%) ION Trading
6 9 (11.11%) Perforce
7 6 (7.41%) Bloomberg
7 6 (7.41%) Tradeweb
8 5 (6.17%) Avaya
8 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.17%) Citrix
8 5 (6.17%) Juniper
8 5 (6.17%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.94%) Infoblox
9 4 (4.94%) McAfee
9 4 (4.94%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.94%) Zend
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