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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
Rank 563 542 552
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing PVCS 25 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.041% 0.064%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.36% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 16
Average daily rate
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£430 £418 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +13.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £368 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £418 £365
% change year-on-year
-25.14% +14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
- -12.88%
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7039 5902 6101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.54% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 3695 3573
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 219
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 £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £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 30 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 15 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 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 -26 24 £430 +2.99% 3
London - 11 £444 -
South East -17 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 - 1
East of England - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Redditch - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 18 (56.25%) UNIX
3 16 (50.00%) Oracle
4 15 (46.88%) PL/SQL
4 15 (46.88%) Windows
5 14 (43.75%) XML
6 13 (40.63%) Subversion
6 13 (40.63%) Oracle Database
7 12 (37.50%) Java
8 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
8 11 (34.38%) Toad
9 10 (31.25%) WebLogic
9 10 (31.25%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (31.25%) Validation
10 9 (28.13%) Ajax
10 9 (28.13%) Linux
10 9 (28.13%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (28.13%) SAS
11 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (25.00%) CSS
11 8 (25.00%) Dojo
11 8 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (25.00%) JSON
11 8 (25.00%) jQuery
12 7 (21.88%) Statistics
12 7 (21.88%) Database Tuning
13 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
14 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
14 5 (15.63%) MS Office

PVCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (31.25%) WebLogic
2 9 (28.13%) SAS
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) MQSeries
3 2 (6.25%) Documentum
3 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) BPCS
1 2 (6.25%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) ADSL
1 1 (3.13%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.13%) Broadband
1 1 (3.13%) VDSL
1 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle Database
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
5 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
5 5 (15.63%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.25%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Subversion
2 11 (34.38%) Toad
3 9 (28.13%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (6.25%) StarTeam
5 2 (6.25%) Maven
5 2 (6.25%) ClearCase
5 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 2 (6.25%) JDeveloper
5 2 (6.25%) Ant
5 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Applications Support
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Support Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
8 2 (6.25%) Project Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) DBA
8 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Software Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) XML
2 9 (28.13%) Ajax
3 8 (25.00%) CSS
3 8 (25.00%) Dojo
3 8 (25.00%) JSON
3 8 (25.00%) jQuery
4 4 (12.50%) .NET
4 4 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.25%) JSTL
5 2 (6.25%) Tapestry
5 2 (6.25%) Spring
5 2 (6.25%) JSF
5 2 (6.25%) JMS
5 2 (6.25%) Middleware
5 2 (6.25%) J2EE
5 2 (6.25%) EJB
5 2 (6.25%) JSP
5 2 (6.25%) Servlets
5 2 (6.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Statistics
2 2 (6.25%) AS400
2 2 (6.25%) iSeries
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) UNIX
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
3 9 (28.13%) Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Validation
2 7 (21.88%) Database Tuning
3 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) MVC
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow
5 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.25%) Use Case
5 2 (6.25%) Release Management
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.25%) Database Security
6 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.13%) Customer Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 15 (46.88%) PL/SQL
3 12 (37.50%) Java
4 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.25%) RPG
6 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.25%) VBA
7 1 (3.13%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) OCPJP
2 2 (6.25%) Sun Certification
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Sun
4 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.25%) Borland
4 2 (6.25%) Sybase
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Progress