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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
Rank 588 570 577
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing PVCS 24 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.030% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 0.26% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 13
Average daily rate
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£349 £410 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.93% +4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £418 £393
% change year-on-year
-20.95% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 18 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 19 September 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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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 -9 15 £400 -2.43% 9
London +16 3 £441 +30.74% 1
West Midlands -15 3 £625 -
Birmingham - 2 £625 -
South East +1 1 - - 4
South West - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Crawley - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
East of England - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 2
Redditch - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (64.29%) SQL
2 25 (59.52%) PL/SQL
3 23 (54.76%) UNIX
4 21 (50.00%) Windows
5 19 (45.24%) Oracle
6 14 (33.33%) Toad
6 14 (33.33%) Java
7 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
7 13 (30.95%) WebLogic
7 13 (30.95%) Linux
7 13 (30.95%) XML
8 12 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (28.57%) SAS
8 12 (28.57%) Subversion
9 11 (26.19%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
10 10 (23.81%) Validation
11 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
11 9 (21.43%) Ajax
12 8 (19.05%) Statistics
12 8 (19.05%) Dojo
12 8 (19.05%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (19.05%) JSON
12 8 (19.05%) jQuery
12 8 (19.05%) MS Office
12 8 (19.05%) CSS
12 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (16.67%) HTML

PVCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (30.95%) WebLogic
2 12 (28.57%) SAS
3 3 (7.14%) Documentum
4 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.76%) MQSeries
4 2 (4.76%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
2 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
3 1 (2.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (4.76%) BPCS
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) VDSL
1 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.38%) Wireless
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) ADSL
1 1 (2.38%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
3 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Toad
2 12 (28.57%) Subversion
3 11 (26.19%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (19.05%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (4.76%) ClearCase
5 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.76%) StarTeam
5 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Oracle Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Applications Support
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Programmer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Software Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Programme Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Project Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) XML
2 9 (21.43%) Ajax
3 8 (19.05%) Dojo
3 8 (19.05%) JSON
3 8 (19.05%) jQuery
3 8 (19.05%) CSS
4 7 (16.67%) HTML
5 4 (9.52%) .NET
6 2 (4.76%) Middleware
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.38%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.05%) Statistics
3 2 (4.76%) AS400
3 2 (4.76%) iSeries
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) UNIX
2 21 (50.00%) Windows
3 13 (30.95%) Linux
4 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Validation
2 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 7 (16.67%) Database Tuning
4 3 (7.14%) Service Management
4 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) Workflow
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.76%) Use Case
5 2 (4.76%) Release Management
5 2 (4.76%) TDD
6 1 (2.38%) Customer Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.38%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Web Development
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (64.29%) SQL
2 25 (59.52%) PL/SQL
3 14 (33.33%) Java
4 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.90%) C#
5 5 (11.90%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) VBA
6 2 (4.76%) RPG
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) VC++
7 1 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.38%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) HP
3 2 (4.76%) BMC
3 2 (4.76%) CA
3 2 (4.76%) Borland
3 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Progress
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