The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
Rank 566 545 518
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -27
Contract jobs citing PVCS 17 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.017% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.14% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Average daily rate
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£295 £430 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.39% +76.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £325 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £430 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £244
% change year-on-year
+7.27% +12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £50.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6956 5731 5279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.63% 11.90% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4711 3622 3276
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 2015.

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 17 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 30 January 2015. 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 -11 14 £295 -31.39% 4
South East -1 3 £295 -
Scotland -7 3 £356 +29.54%
London -8 3 - - 1
South West - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £356 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Crawley - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1
Belfast - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Lichfield - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 37 (64.91%) PL/SQL
1 37 (64.91%) SQL
2 30 (52.63%) Oracle
3 23 (40.35%) Windows
4 21 (36.84%) UNIX
5 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
5 16 (28.07%) Oracle Database
6 15 (26.32%) Configuration Management
7 14 (24.56%) ITIL
8 13 (22.81%) Java
8 13 (22.81%) ClearCase
9 12 (21.05%) Oracle Forms
9 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
10 11 (19.30%) Risk Management
10 11 (19.30%) Toad
10 11 (19.30%) Mainframe
10 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
11 10 (17.54%) Perl
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (15.79%) HTML
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (14.04%) Linux
13 8 (14.04%) MS Office
13 8 (14.04%) Middleware
13 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (14.04%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (14.04%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (14.04%) Service Management
13 8 (14.04%) Transition Management

PVCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (12.28%) SAS
1 7 (12.28%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle 10gAS
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DAB
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) Oracle Database
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) ClearCase
2 12 (21.05%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (19.30%) Toad
4 8 (14.04%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (7.02%) Subversion
6 3 (5.26%) Ant
6 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (5.26%) TestDirector
6 3 (5.26%) JDeveloper
6 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.75%) ProC
7 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Developer
2 15 (26.32%) Oracle Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Software Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Lead Software Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Transition Manager
5 6 (10.53%) Software Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Programmer
5 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Report Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Forms Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Service Transition Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Configuration Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Service Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Software Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) HTML
2 8 (14.04%) Middleware
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (8.77%) .NET
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (5.26%) Servlets
4 3 (5.26%) CORBA
5 1 (1.75%) Java EE
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Mainframe
1 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.75%) Statistics
2 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) Windows
2 21 (36.84%) UNIX
3 8 (14.04%) Linux
4 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.51%) AIX
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 14 (24.56%) ITIL
3 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 11 (19.30%) Risk Management
5 8 (14.04%) Service Management
5 8 (14.04%) Transition Management
6 7 (12.28%) Matrix Management
7 5 (8.77%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.02%) Validation
8 4 (7.02%) Information Management
9 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.26%) Quality Management
9 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.26%) UML
9 3 (5.26%) OOP
9 3 (5.26%) OO
9 3 (5.26%) RAD
9 3 (5.26%) SSADM
9 3 (5.26%) ETL
9 3 (5.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) PL/SQL
1 37 (64.91%) SQL
2 13 (22.81%) Java
3 10 (17.54%) Perl
4 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.02%) C#
6 3 (5.26%) C
6 3 (5.26%) Smalltalk
7 2 (3.51%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.75%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) VC++
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Oracle
2 3 (5.26%) Serena
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Splunk
3 2 (3.51%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) BMC
3 2 (3.51%) CA
4 1 (1.75%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.75%) Remedy
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