Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 692 841 823
Rank change year-on-year +149 -18 +8
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 26 45 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.046% 0.075%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.22% 0.21% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 49
UK median daily rate £350 £431 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.84% -4.17% +33.33%
10th Percentile £316 £233 £310
90th Percentile £430 £550 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £369
% change year-on-year -5.88% +15.25% +10.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
UK median hourly rate £49.19 - £44.50
10th Percentile £43.78 - £31.25
90th Percentile £49.68 - £48.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 11,601 20,986 18,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.18% 21.22% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,605 14,362 13,213
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £328 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
% change year-on-year - +6.19% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 284 238
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £30.00 £31.18
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £66.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -2.22% +9.76%

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 28 February 2020.

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 11 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 28 February 2020. 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 +120 23 £350 -18.84% 6
UK excluding London +102 15 £400 -5.88% 4
London +113 8 £350 -28.21% 2
South East +86 7 £425 -2.86% 1
South West +33 7 - - 1
Midlands - 2 £180 -
North of England +60 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +53 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £180 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 18 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (69.23%) Firewall
2 18 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (57.69%) Multicast
3 15 (57.69%) WAN
4 14 (53.85%) LAN
5 11 (42.31%) WLAN
5 11 (42.31%) VPN
5 11 (42.31%) BGP
5 11 (42.31%) CCNP
5 11 (42.31%) OSPF
6 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (34.62%) IPsec
8 8 (30.77%) HSRP
8 8 (30.77%) Palo Alto
8 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
9 7 (26.92%) CCIE
10 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 6 (23.08%) CCNA
10 6 (23.08%) MPLS
10 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
10 6 (23.08%) McAfee
10 6 (23.08%) Riverbed
10 6 (23.08%) Network Management
10 6 (23.08%) Network Design
10 6 (23.08%) F5
11 5 (19.23%) Change Control
11 5 (19.23%) Data Centre

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 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
1 18 (69.23%) Firewall
2 15 (57.69%) Multicast
2 15 (57.69%) WAN
3 14 (53.85%) LAN
4 11 (42.31%) BGP
4 11 (42.31%) OSPF
4 11 (42.31%) VPN
4 11 (42.31%) WLAN
5 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (34.62%) IPsec
7 8 (30.77%) HSRP
8 6 (23.08%) MPLS
8 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (19.23%) IP Telephony
9 5 (19.23%) VoIP
9 5 (19.23%) VRRP
9 5 (19.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 5 (19.23%) Publishing
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Design Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) IP Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) 802.1X
1 3 (11.54%) Rendezvous
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Fibre Optics
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Network Design
1 6 (23.08%) Network Management
1 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 5 (19.23%) Change Control
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
2 5 (19.23%) Statistics
3 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
4 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Analytics
5 1 (3.85%) Architectural Design
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) CCNP
3 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) CCIE
5 6 (23.08%) CCNA
6 5 (19.23%) Degree
7 3 (11.54%) CCDP
7 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) JNCIA
7 3 (11.54%) JNCIP
7 3 (11.54%) JNCIS
8 2 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) NFS
1 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (11.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Nessus
1 3 (11.54%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) Palo Alto
3 6 (23.08%) F5
3 6 (23.08%) McAfee
3 6 (23.08%) Riverbed
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) BT
5 3 (11.54%) Dell
5 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
5 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Meraki