Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 790 784
Rank change year-on-year -26 -6 -32
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 75 81 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.49% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 57 68
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +38.46% -16.93%
10th Percentile £269 £315 £250
90th Percentile £550 £650 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -18.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £49.19 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.74% -5.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 20,742 16,647 16,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.00% 17.54% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,264 11,307 11,363
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £317 £306 £295
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 337 301
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.38 £28.65 £26.50
90th Percentile £59.38 £58.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 July 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
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 16 July 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 -30 71 £375 -16.67% 21
UK excluding London -9 42 £375 +11.11% 16
London -72 32 £363 -23.68% 7
North of England -15 14 £395 -1.25% 8
South East -16 14 £375 -9.09%
South West +10 8 £373 +10.37% 3
North West -23 7 £390 -2.50% 3
Yorkshire -15 4 £451 - 5
North East - 3 £275 -
East of England +6 2 £350 -24.32% 1
Scotland -36 2 £363 - 1
West Midlands -18 1 £600 - 2
Midlands -20 1 £600 +92.00% 2
Wales - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 29 (38.67%) Cisco
2 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (34.67%) Firewall
4 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (29.33%) SQL
5 22 (29.33%) .NET
6 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 21 (28.00%) VPN
6 21 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (26.67%) Oracle
7 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 19 (25.33%) Subversion
9 18 (24.00%) MVC
9 18 (24.00%) C#
10 17 (22.67%) Linux
10 17 (22.67%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (22.67%) Juniper
11 16 (21.33%) HTML
11 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET
12 15 (20.00%) CCNP
12 15 (20.00%) Wireless
13 14 (18.67%) OSPF
13 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (17.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (17.33%) Windows
14 13 (17.33%) Network Security
15 12 (16.00%) jQuery
15 12 (16.00%) Finance
15 12 (16.00%) CSS
15 12 (16.00%) MySQL

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 5 (6.67%) Apache
2 4 (5.33%) CMS
2 4 (5.33%) IIS
2 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.67%) JBoss
3 2 (2.67%) Jetty
3 2 (2.67%) OpenCms
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.33%) Liferay
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (12.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.33%) SaaS
3 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.00%) GitHub
4 3 (4.00%) IaaS
4 3 (4.00%) PaaS
5 2 (2.67%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.67%) Datadog
6 1 (1.33%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.67%) Firewall
2 21 (28.00%) VPN
3 15 (20.00%) Wireless
4 14 (18.67%) OSPF
5 13 (17.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (17.33%) Network Security
6 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (14.67%) BGP
7 11 (14.67%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (14.67%) LAN
8 10 (13.33%) IPsec
8 10 (13.33%) SSL
9 9 (12.00%) DNS
9 9 (12.00%) WAN
10 8 (10.67%) VLAN
11 7 (9.33%) MPLS
12 6 (8.00%) EIGRP
12 6 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (8.00%) ICMP
12 6 (8.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.00%) MySQL
3 9 (12.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.00%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.33%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.33%) Pentaho
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.00%) DB2
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.00%) SAP HANA
6 3 (4.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 21 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (25.33%) Subversion
3 12 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.00%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.00%) JIRA
7 3 (4.00%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.00%) Selenium
7 3 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.67%) Ant
8 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.67%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.67%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.67%) JDeveloper
8 2 (2.67%) JUnit
8 2 (2.67%) Maven
8 2 (2.67%) Toad
8 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Back Office
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Developer
2 15 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) .NET Developer
3 11 (14.67%) SQL Developer
4 10 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Consultant
6 6 (8.00%) Architect
6 6 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Network Consultant
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.33%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.33%) .NET
2 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET
2 16 (21.33%) HTML
3 12 (16.00%) CSS
3 12 (16.00%) jQuery
4 11 (14.67%) XML
5 8 (10.67%) Ajax
5 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (10.67%) Web Services
6 6 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (8.00%) Razor View Engine
6 6 (8.00%) RESTful
7 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (6.67%) CSS3
7 5 (6.67%) HTML5
7 5 (6.67%) JSON
8 4 (5.33%) DOM
8 4 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (5.33%) REST
8 4 (5.33%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.67%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) NHS
5 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.33%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.67%) Linux
2 13 (17.33%) Windows
3 7 (9.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.00%) Unix
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.00%) AIX
6 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.00%) Solaris
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) MVC
3 10 (13.33%) Change Management
3 10 (13.33%) ITIL
4 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
4 8 (10.67%) ITIL V3
4 8 (10.67%) Scrum
5 7 (9.33%) DevOps
6 6 (8.00%) Front End Development
6 6 (8.00%) Migration
7 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.33%) BDD
8 4 (5.33%) Business Transformation
8 4 (5.33%) Feasibility Study
8 4 (5.33%) Open Source
8 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) SQL
2 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (24.00%) C#
4 10 (13.33%) Python
4 10 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 8 (10.67%) PL/SQL
5 8 (10.67%) Ruby
6 6 (8.00%) Go
6 6 (8.00%) VB
7 5 (6.67%) Java
7 5 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.67%) VB6
8 4 (5.33%) VBScript
9 3 (4.00%) Perl
9 3 (4.00%) PHP
10 2 (2.67%) C++
10 2 (2.67%) Java 8
10 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.33%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 17 (22.67%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (20.00%) CCNP
3 8 (10.67%) CCSE
4 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) CCNA
5 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) CCIE
7 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (10.67%) SLA
2 4 (5.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.67%) Firmware
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Ansible
1 7 (9.33%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (9.33%) Terraform
2 5 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.00%) PureDisk
3 3 (4.00%) Simpana
3 3 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (38.67%) Cisco
2 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (26.67%) Oracle
4 17 (22.67%) Juniper
5 11 (14.67%) CheckPoint
5 11 (14.67%) Palo Alto
6 10 (13.33%) F5
7 8 (10.67%) Barracuda Networks
7 8 (10.67%) Forcepoint
7 8 (10.67%) HP
8 7 (9.33%) IBM
9 6 (8.00%) 3PAR
9 6 (8.00%) Trend Micro
10 5 (6.67%) Google
11 4 (5.33%) CA
12 3 (4.00%) arcserve
12 3 (4.00%) CommVault
12 3 (4.00%) NetApp
12 3 (4.00%) Symantec
12 3 (4.00%) Veritas