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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
Rank 599 581 571
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing PVCS 20 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.039% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.26% 0.29% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 5
Average daily rate £438 £300 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -30.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+45.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -

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
7601 6904 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.78% 13.63% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 4663 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 127 126
Average hourly rate £41.85 £36.70 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £24.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +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 5 February 2016.

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 14 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 18 £438 +45.83% 1
West Midlands - 14 £415 -
Shropshire - 12 £460 -
Telford - 9 £460 -
London -7 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Belfast - 2 - -
City of London +38 1 - -
South West +2 1 - -
Bristol -2 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £475 -
North East - 1 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £475 -

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (47.46%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) SQL
3 25 (42.37%) JIRA
4 23 (38.98%) Configuration Management
5 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (35.59%) XML
7 20 (33.90%) Unix
8 19 (32.20%) Confluence
9 18 (30.51%) Subversion
10 17 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (28.81%) MS Office
11 15 (25.42%) Software Engineering
12 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
13 13 (22.03%) FishEye
13 13 (22.03%) Atlassian
13 13 (22.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (22.03%) Oracle
13 13 (22.03%) Perl
13 13 (22.03%) ClearCase
13 13 (22.03%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (20.34%) PL/SQL
14 12 (20.34%) Statistics
15 11 (18.64%) Scrum
16 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
16 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
17 9 (15.25%) GitLab
17 9 (15.25%) JIRA Agile
17 9 (15.25%) ClearQuest
18 8 (13.56%) Java

PVCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (32.20%) Confluence
2 7 (11.86%) Documentum
3 6 (10.17%) Apache
4 4 (6.78%) JBoss
4 4 (6.78%) Jetty
4 4 (6.78%) NetWeaver
4 4 (6.78%) nginx
4 4 (6.78%) Node.js
4 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (5.08%) SAS
6 2 (3.39%) LiveLink
6 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (28.81%) MS Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.39%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.78%) GitHub
1 4 (6.78%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) DMZ
2 4 (6.78%) VPN
3 2 (3.39%) DNS
3 2 (3.39%) SMTP
3 2 (3.39%) SNMP
4 1 (1.69%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Hadoop
1 5 (8.47%) Pentaho
2 4 (6.78%) MySQL
2 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 25 (42.37%) JIRA
2 18 (30.51%) Subversion
3 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
4 13 (22.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (22.03%) ClearCase
4 13 (22.03%) FishEye
4 13 (22.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (15.25%) ClearQuest
5 9 (15.25%) GitLab
5 9 (15.25%) JIRA Agile
6 5 (8.47%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (6.78%) Ant
7 4 (6.78%) Apache Ivy
7 4 (6.78%) Artifactory
7 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
7 4 (6.78%) Gradle
7 4 (6.78%) Jasmine
7 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.78%) JMeter
7 4 (6.78%) PhantomJS
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Electronics
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Analyst
2 17 (28.81%) Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Documentum Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Documentum Developer
6 3 (5.08%) ETL Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Hadoop Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Integration Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Pentaho Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Release Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Software Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) XML
2 6 (10.17%) J2EE
2 6 (10.17%) jQuery
3 5 (8.47%) HTML
3 5 (8.47%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) EJB
4 4 (6.78%) EJB 3.0
4 4 (6.78%) Java EE
4 4 (6.78%) Java EE 5
4 4 (6.78%) JAX-WS
4 4 (6.78%) JDBC
4 4 (6.78%) JMS
4 4 (6.78%) JSF
4 4 (6.78%) LAMP
4 4 (6.78%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (6.78%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (5.08%) JSP
6 2 (3.39%) CSS
6 2 (3.39%) Servlets
6 2 (3.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (20.34%) Statistics
3 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.78%) Tandem
4 3 (5.08%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Windows
2 20 (33.90%) Unix
3 8 (13.56%) Solaris
4 7 (11.86%) Linux
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
6 4 (6.78%) CentOS
6 4 (6.78%) Mac OS
6 4 (6.78%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.39%) VME
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Configuration Management
2 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.42%) Software Engineering
4 11 (18.64%) Scrum
5 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
7 6 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.47%) Change Management
8 5 (8.47%) TDD
9 4 (6.78%) BDD
9 4 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (6.78%) DevOps
9 4 (6.78%) Project Management
10 3 (5.08%) ETL
10 3 (5.08%) ETL Development
10 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.08%) Programme Management
10 3 (5.08%) Quality Management
10 3 (5.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) SQL
2 13 (22.03%) Perl
3 12 (20.34%) PL/SQL
4 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.56%) Java
6 6 (10.17%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.47%) C++
7 5 (8.47%) Python
8 4 (6.78%) PHP
8 4 (6.78%) Ruby
9 3 (5.08%) C
10 2 (3.39%) ANSI C
10 2 (3.39%) Korn
10 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.39%) VB
11 1 (1.69%) C#
11 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.69%) Uniface
11 1 (1.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Docker
1 4 (6.78%) vCloud
2 2 (3.39%) NFS
2 2 (3.39%) Samba
2 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Server
2 2 (3.39%) Xen
3 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HAProxy
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.78%) Puppet
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Atlassian
1 13 (22.03%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) IBM
2 6 (10.17%) Informatica
2 6 (10.17%) Red Hat
2 6 (10.17%) VMware
3 5 (8.47%) Pega
3 5 (8.47%) Serena
4 4 (6.78%) BMC
4 4 (6.78%) Google
4 4 (6.78%) HP
4 4 (6.78%) Rally
4 4 (6.78%) SAP
4 4 (6.78%) Sun
5 3 (5.08%) Cloudera
5 3 (5.08%) Fujitsu
5 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.39%) BEA
6 2 (3.39%) Egenera
6 2 (3.39%) EMC