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 3 months to 25 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 129 118
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11  
Contract jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 1 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.050% 0.37% 0.084%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 2.48% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £393
% change year-on-year +3.84% -17.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 322 444 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.04% 14.88% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 264 178
Median daily rate £475 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 8
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.40 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 25 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
Staffordshire - 1 - -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WLAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed