The table below looks at the statistics for PVCS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PVCS over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
UK
Rank 583 596 590
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing PVCS 12 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.044% 0.044%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 15
Median daily rate £476 £460 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £345 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £451 £460 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.95% +43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -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
7396 7466 6775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.52% 14.96% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4943 4989 4632
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 193 123
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.95 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.46 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +8.10%

PVCS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PVCS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PVCS within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 12 £476 +3.36% 1
East of England +11 8 £503 -8.63%
Essex +6 8 £503 -8.63%
Basildon - 4 - -
Southend-on-Sea +10 3 £508 -7.72%
West Midlands -16 3 £426 +1.91% 1
Telford +12 2 £451 -1.95%
Shropshire +5 2 £451 -1.95%
London +8 1 £500 -
Birmingham 0 1 £400 -
Brentwood - 1 £260 -

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PVCS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PVCS.

1 18 (66.67%) Oracle
2 17 (62.96%) Unix
2 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (55.56%) SQL
4 12 (44.44%) PL/SQL
4 12 (44.44%) Shell Script
5 11 (40.74%) Java
6 9 (33.33%) XML
7 8 (29.63%) Scrum
8 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
8 7 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
9 6 (22.22%) DevOps
9 6 (22.22%) J2EE
9 6 (22.22%) OO
10 5 (18.52%) AIX
10 5 (18.52%) C++
10 5 (18.52%) webMethods
10 5 (18.52%) Sun
10 5 (18.52%) Sun Certification
10 5 (18.52%) EDIFACT
10 5 (18.52%) Web Development
11 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
11 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (14.81%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
11 4 (14.81%) RDBMS

PVCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.41%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) BPCS
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
2 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.70%) Toad
4 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) webMethods Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Release Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Oracle Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Firmware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) XML
2 6 (22.22%) J2EE
3 5 (18.52%) EDIFACT
4 3 (11.11%) JSP
4 3 (11.11%) Servlets
4 3 (11.11%) XML Schema
4 3 (11.11%) XSLT
5 1 (3.70%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
1 2 (7.41%) VHDL
2 1 (3.70%) AS400
2 1 (3.70%) CAN bus
2 1 (3.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Unix
2 5 (18.52%) AIX
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) VME
5 1 (3.70%) Windows
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
3 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (22.22%) DevOps
4 6 (22.22%) OO
5 5 (18.52%) Web Development
6 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
6 4 (14.81%) ETL
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) UML
6 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Prototyping
8 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 12 (44.44%) PL/SQL
2 12 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 11 (40.74%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) C++
5 3 (11.11%) Perl
5 3 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) Ada
6 1 (3.70%) Ada 83
6 1 (3.70%) Ada 95
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.70%) RPG
6 1 (3.70%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Sun Certification
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) DO-254
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.70%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.41%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Sun
2 5 (18.52%) webMethods
3 4 (14.81%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (14.81%) Talend
4 3 (11.11%) Netezza
4 3 (11.11%) Pega
5 2 (7.41%) Actel
5 2 (7.41%) Fujitsu
5 2 (7.41%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (7.41%) Serena
5 2 (7.41%) Xilinx
6 1 (3.70%) Atlassian