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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
Rank 586 588 535
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -53
Contract jobs citing PVCS 14 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.013% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.10% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £213 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £438 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
7160 6827 5439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.83% 12.53% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4586 4366 3458
Average daily rate £400 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 135 135
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.79 £31.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

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 1 May 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 9 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 1 May 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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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 -1 11 £295 -18.62% 4
West Yorkshire - 7 £270 -
Yorkshire - 7 £270 -
Leeds - 7 £270 -
Scotland -1 3 £405 +90.69%
North West - 3 £300 -
Aberdeen - 3 £405 -
Cheshire - 2 £295 -
London -3 1 - -

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 21 (67.74%) SQL
2 18 (58.06%) Oracle
3 17 (54.84%) PL/SQL
4 16 (51.61%) ITIL
4 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
5 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
5 11 (35.48%) UNIX
6 10 (32.26%) OpenView
6 10 (32.26%) Subversion
6 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
6 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
6 10 (32.26%) Splunk
7 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (25.81%) Oracle OWB
7 8 (25.81%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (25.81%) ETL
8 7 (22.58%) ClearCase
8 7 (22.58%) Windows
9 6 (19.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (19.35%) .NET
9 6 (19.35%) C#
9 6 (19.35%) Java
10 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
10 5 (16.13%) HTML
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) Ant
10 5 (16.13%) Finance
10 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
10 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development

PVCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) HTTP
1 3 (9.68%) DAB
2 2 (6.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle OWB
1 8 (25.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Subversion
2 7 (22.58%) ClearCase
3 6 (19.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (16.13%) Ant
5 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (12.90%) Toad
6 3 (9.68%) WebSpeed
6 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
6 3 (9.68%) JIRA
7 2 (6.45%) Maven
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (3.23%) ProC
8 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
4 3 (9.68%) Database Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Programmer
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Manager
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Configuration Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Transition Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Applications Support
6 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 3 (9.68%) Servlets
3 3 (9.68%) CORBA
4 2 (6.45%) Spring
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.45%) J2EE
5 1 (3.23%) Middleware
5 1 (3.23%) Java EE
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.68%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) UNIX
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
1 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
2 8 (25.81%) ETL
3 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) OOP
4 3 (9.68%) OO
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) Change Control
5 2 (6.45%) Matrix Management
5 2 (6.45%) QMS
5 2 (6.45%) Transition Management
5 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) SQL
2 17 (54.84%) PL/SQL
3 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
4 6 (19.35%) C#
4 6 (19.35%) Java
5 4 (12.90%) Perl
6 3 (9.68%) Smalltalk
6 3 (9.68%) Delphi
6 3 (9.68%) VB
6 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 3 (9.68%) VB6
7 2 (6.45%) C
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) OpenView
2 1 (3.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Oracle
2 10 (32.26%) Splunk
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Progress
3 3 (9.68%) Sculptor
4 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 1 (3.23%) BMC
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) Sybase
5 1 (3.23%) Metastorm
5 1 (3.23%) Fujitsu