Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 November 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 207 157
Rank change year-on-year +21 -50 +17
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.065% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.43% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
West Midlands median daily rate - £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
England median daily rate £535 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +42.67% -6.25% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £49.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.53% +118.62% -30.77%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 712 930 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.83% 15.18% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 516 251
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +18.52% -3.57%
10th Percentile £276 £288 £156
90th Percentile £562 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.16%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £19.10
90th Percentile £45.25 £41.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VSS/SourceSafe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the West Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the West Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the West Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Coventry - 1 - - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) ICMP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (100.00%) Go
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible
1 1 (100.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Terraform

VSS/SourceSafe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) ICMP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Go
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle