The first table below looks at the demand for PVCS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PVCS over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
Rank 555 549 558
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing PVCS 25 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.042% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.37% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 12
Average daily rate
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£430 £350 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £419 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £380 £346
% change year-on-year
-17.76% +9.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -25.26%
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6770 5717 5819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 11.40% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4341 3568 3443
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 152 212
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £24.65 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

PVCS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PVCS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

PVCS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PVCS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PVCS within the UK.

PVCS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PVCS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PVCS within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

PVCS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PVCS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PVCS within the UK.

PVCS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PVCS
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PVCS within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 24 £433 +23.57% 1
London +7 11 £453 +29.28%
South East -18 3 - -
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PVCS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PVCS.

1 18 (58.06%) SQL
1 18 (58.06%) UNIX
2 16 (51.61%) Oracle
3 15 (48.39%) PL/SQL
4 14 (45.16%) Windows
5 13 (41.94%) XML
5 13 (41.94%) Subversion
5 13 (41.94%) Oracle Database
6 12 (38.71%) Java
7 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
7 11 (35.48%) Toad
8 10 (32.26%) WebLogic
8 10 (32.26%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (32.26%) Validation
9 9 (29.03%) Ajax
9 9 (29.03%) Linux
9 9 (29.03%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (29.03%) SAS
10 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (25.81%) CSS
10 8 (25.81%) JSON
10 8 (25.81%) Dojo
10 8 (25.81%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (25.81%) jQuery
11 7 (22.58%) Statistics
11 7 (22.58%) Database Tuning
12 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
13 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
13 5 (16.13%) MS Office

PVCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PVCS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PVCS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (32.26%) WebLogic
2 9 (29.03%) SAS
3 2 (6.45%) MQSeries
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Documentum
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) OpenEdge
4 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.23%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) SPSS
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) BPCS
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) ADSL
1 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.23%) Broadband
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
1 1 (3.23%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) Oracle Database
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
5 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
5 5 (16.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.45%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Subversion
2 11 (35.48%) Toad
3 9 (29.03%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (25.81%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
5 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
5 2 (6.45%) Ant
5 2 (6.45%) JDeveloper
5 2 (6.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.23%) StarTeam
6 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Applications Support
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Support Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) DBA
8 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
8 2 (6.45%) Project Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Lead Software Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Software Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) XML
2 9 (29.03%) Ajax
3 8 (25.81%) JSON
3 8 (25.81%) CSS
3 8 (25.81%) Dojo
3 8 (25.81%) jQuery
4 4 (12.90%) HTML
5 3 (9.68%) .NET
6 2 (6.45%) J2EE
6 2 (6.45%) EJB
6 2 (6.45%) JSP
6 2 (6.45%) Servlets
6 2 (6.45%) Struts
6 2 (6.45%) JSTL
6 2 (6.45%) JMS
6 2 (6.45%) Middleware
6 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.45%) Spring
6 2 (6.45%) JSF
6 2 (6.45%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Statistics
2 2 (6.45%) iSeries
2 2 (6.45%) AS400
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) UNIX
2 14 (45.16%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Validation
2 7 (22.58%) Database Tuning
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.45%) Database Security
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Customer Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow
5 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) PL/SQL
3 12 (38.71%) Java
4 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.45%) C#
6 2 (6.45%) RPG
6 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) VBA
7 1 (3.23%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (3.23%) VB
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Sun Certification
1 2 (6.45%) OCPJP
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Sun
3 2 (6.45%) Sybase
4 1 (3.23%) Progress
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) Borland
4 1 (3.23%) TIBCO