Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 778 840
Rank change year-on-year -44 +62 -120
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 61 100 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.10% 0.064%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.55% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 71 29
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +42.86% -12.28%
10th Percentile £315 £350 £300
90th Percentile £550 £650 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £320
% change year-on-year -10.53% +48.44% -14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £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 21,645 18,265 17,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 18.38% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,817 12,659 11,639
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 290 252
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%
10th Percentile £25.49 £30.23 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.90 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%

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 22 October 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 8 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 22 October 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 -48 58 £425 -15.00% 10
London -42 36 £400 -22.71% 3
UK excluding London -33 25 £425 -10.53% 8
South East -11 10 £425 -15.00% 2
North West -6 9 £418 -16.50% 2
North of England -19 9 £418 -16.50% 3
South West -23 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Wales - 3 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (47.54%) SQL
2 25 (40.98%) Oracle
3 22 (36.07%) Firewall
4 19 (31.15%) Linux
5 18 (29.51%) Java
5 18 (29.51%) Cisco
5 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
5 18 (29.51%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (27.87%) VPN
6 17 (27.87%) Palo Alto
7 16 (26.23%) CCNP
7 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
7 16 (26.23%) Wireless
8 15 (24.59%) CheckPoint
8 15 (24.59%) C#
8 15 (24.59%) Subversion
8 15 (24.59%) Network Security
9 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database 12c
9 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database
10 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (21.31%) .NET
10 13 (21.31%) Juniper
11 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
11 12 (19.67%) Migration
11 12 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
12 11 (18.03%) IPsec
12 11 (18.03%) HP

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 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) Liferay
4 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (16.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Maximo
2 3 (4.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) GitHub
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (36.07%) Firewall
2 17 (27.87%) VPN
3 16 (26.23%) Wireless
4 15 (24.59%) Network Security
5 11 (18.03%) IPsec
5 11 (18.03%) LAN
5 11 (18.03%) SSL
5 11 (18.03%) WLAN
6 10 (16.39%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (16.39%) OSPF
6 10 (16.39%) WAN
7 9 (14.75%) BGP
7 9 (14.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
8 7 (11.48%) iSCSI
8 7 (11.48%) VLAN
9 6 (9.84%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (9.84%) NX-OS
10 5 (8.20%) Cisco Firepower
10 5 (8.20%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database
2 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database 11g
2 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.20%) MySQL
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.28%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Subversion
2 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (16.39%) Maven
4 5 (8.20%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.56%) Mercurial
5 4 (6.56%) Toad
6 3 (4.92%) CA Gen
6 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (1.64%) Hudson
8 1 (1.64%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Front Office
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Developer
2 15 (24.59%) Consultant
2 15 (24.59%) Network Engineer
2 15 (24.59%) SQL Developer
3 9 (14.75%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Security Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Network Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) Security Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (6.56%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Applications Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) .NET
2 10 (16.39%) J2EE
3 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
4 8 (13.11%) HTML
5 7 (11.48%) CSS
6 6 (9.84%) jQuery
6 6 (9.84%) XML
7 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (6.56%) Apache Camel
8 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (6.56%) CSS3
8 4 (6.56%) JSON
8 4 (6.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (4.92%) Ajax
9 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.92%) HTML5
9 3 (4.92%) LAMP
9 3 (4.92%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (4.92%) Web Services
10 2 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.20%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.92%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Linux
2 10 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (16.39%) Unix
3 4 (6.56%) Windows
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) AIX
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
2 12 (19.67%) Migration
3 10 (16.39%) Business Analysis
3 10 (16.39%) Change Management
3 10 (16.39%) Deployment Automation
3 10 (16.39%) ITIL
3 10 (16.39%) ITIL V3
3 10 (16.39%) MVC
4 9 (14.75%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.84%) Front End Development
6 5 (8.20%) Scrum
7 4 (6.56%) ATDD
7 4 (6.56%) BDD
7 4 (6.56%) ETL
7 4 (6.56%) OOP
7 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.56%) Post-Production
7 4 (6.56%) SDLC
7 4 (6.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 18 (29.51%) Java
3 15 (24.59%) C#
4 11 (18.03%) T-SQL
5 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
6 9 (14.75%) PL/SQL
7 6 (9.84%) Ruby
8 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.92%) PHP
10 2 (3.28%) C
10 2 (3.28%) C++
10 2 (3.28%) Go
10 2 (3.28%) Python
10 2 (3.28%) VB
10 2 (3.28%) VB6
10 2 (3.28%) VBScript
11 1 (1.64%) Korn
11 1 (1.64%) Lisp
11 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (26.23%) CCNP
3 10 (16.39%) CCSE
4 6 (9.84%) CCIE
4 6 (9.84%) CCNA
4 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.20%) CCIE Security
5 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (16.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (6.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.28%) Ansible
3 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.28%) Terraform
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Oracle
2 18 (29.51%) Cisco
2 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
3 17 (27.87%) Palo Alto
4 15 (24.59%) CheckPoint
5 13 (21.31%) Juniper
6 11 (18.03%) HP
7 10 (16.39%) Barracuda Networks
7 10 (16.39%) Forcepoint
7 10 (16.39%) Syclo
8 8 (13.11%) F5
9 7 (11.48%) 3PAR
9 7 (11.48%) Perforce
9 7 (11.48%) Trend Micro
10 6 (9.84%) TIBCO
11 5 (8.20%) IBM
11 5 (8.20%) Tufin
12 3 (4.92%) CA
12 3 (4.92%) ION Trading
13 2 (3.28%) McAfee