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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
Rank 610 635 579
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -56
Contract jobs citing PVCS 33 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.019% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 10
Median daily rate £468 £325 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.84% -24.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £299 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+43.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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
8606 7567 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.90% 13.29% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5886 4987 4352
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 127 146
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.12 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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 24 July 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 24 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 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 31 £468 +43.84%
West Midlands -5 21 £488 -
Shropshire -20 12 £388 -
Telford -20 11 £388 -
Birmingham - 5 £490 -
Solihull - 4 £485 -
London +2 3 £485 +7.77%
South East -3 3 £286 -4.66%
West Sussex - 2 £395 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Croydon -16 1 £525 +16.66%
Bracknell - 1 £177 -
Bournemouth - 1 £370 -
Hitchin - 1 £370 -
Berkshire - 1 £177 -
Worthing - 1 £395 -
Dorset - 1 £370 -
South West - 1 £370 -
East of England - 1 £370 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £370 -

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 41 (63.08%) JIRA
2 38 (58.46%) ClearQuest
3 36 (55.38%) Oracle
4 35 (53.85%) Security Cleared
5 32 (49.23%) Windows
6 31 (47.69%) SC Cleared
7 30 (46.15%) Git (software)
8 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (40.00%) SQL
10 24 (36.92%) Java
10 24 (36.92%) Oracle Database
11 23 (35.38%) PL/SQL
11 23 (35.38%) Unix
12 21 (32.31%) Defect Tracking
12 21 (32.31%) Subversion
13 20 (30.77%) Software Engineering
13 20 (30.77%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (30.77%) Configuration Management
14 19 (29.23%) ClearCase
14 19 (29.23%) Jenkins
15 18 (27.69%) Confluence
15 18 (27.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (27.69%) UML
16 17 (26.15%) Atlassian
16 17 (26.15%) FishEye
16 17 (26.15%) Sonatype Nexus
17 16 (24.62%) GitLab
17 16 (24.62%) JIRA Agile
17 16 (24.62%) Apache CXF

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 18 (27.69%) Confluence
2 11 (16.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (13.85%) WebLogic
4 5 (7.69%) Apache
5 3 (4.62%) Documentum
6 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.54%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.54%) IIS
7 1 (1.54%) JBoss
7 1 (1.54%) Jetty
7 1 (1.54%) Liferay
7 1 (1.54%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.54%) SAS
7 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.54%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.92%) Oracle Database
2 20 (30.77%) Oracle Reports
3 15 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (21.54%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (21.54%) RDBMS
4 14 (21.54%) Relational Database
5 11 (16.92%) Oracle OWB
6 10 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
9 2 (3.08%) DB2
9 2 (3.08%) HBase
9 2 (3.08%) Pentaho
10 1 (1.54%) MS Access
10 1 (1.54%) MySQL
10 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.54%) Redis
10 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (63.08%) JIRA
2 38 (58.46%) ClearQuest
3 30 (46.15%) Git (software)
4 21 (32.31%) Subversion
5 19 (29.23%) ClearCase
5 19 (29.23%) Jenkins
6 18 (27.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (26.15%) FishEye
7 17 (26.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (24.62%) GitLab
8 16 (24.62%) JIRA Agile
9 14 (21.54%) Bitbucket
9 14 (21.54%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (16.92%) Toad
11 6 (9.23%) Ant
11 6 (9.23%) Artifactory
11 6 (9.23%) JUnit
11 6 (9.23%) Maven
12 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
13 4 (6.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Developer
2 18 (27.69%) Support Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Infrastructure Support
3 14 (21.54%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 8 (12.31%) ClearCase Support
5 8 (12.31%) Lead Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) SQL Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Business Developer
9 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Business Objects Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Configuration Management Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Environment Manager
11 2 (3.08%) Java Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Senior Oracle Consultant
11 2 (3.08%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) Apache CXF
2 15 (23.08%) Web Services
2 15 (23.08%) XML
3 7 (10.77%) J2EE
4 6 (9.23%) Hibernate
4 6 (9.23%) HTML
4 6 (9.23%) JSP
4 6 (9.23%) Spring
5 5 (7.69%) OC4J
5 5 (7.69%) Servlets
6 2 (3.08%) JAX-WS
6 2 (3.08%) Middleware
6 2 (3.08%) SOAP
7 1 (1.54%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (1.54%) Java EE 5
7 1 (1.54%) jQuery
7 1 (1.54%) JSF
7 1 (1.54%) Memcached
7 1 (1.54%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.54%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Statistics
3 2 (3.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.08%) iPad
3 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (49.23%) Windows
2 23 (35.38%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.54%) Solaris
4 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) Defect Tracking
3 20 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 20 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (27.69%) UML
5 16 (24.62%) OO
5 16 (24.62%) OOP
6 15 (23.08%) ETL
7 14 (21.54%) Mentoring
8 11 (16.92%) Workflow
9 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
10 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (7.69%) Data Architecture
11 5 (7.69%) ITIL
12 4 (6.15%) Data Modelling
12 4 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
13 3 (4.62%) ITSM
13 3 (4.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) SQL
2 24 (36.92%) Java
3 23 (35.38%) PL/SQL
4 10 (15.38%) C
5 8 (12.31%) C++
6 7 (10.77%) R
6 7 (10.77%) VB
7 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.15%) Perl
8 2 (3.08%) Ada
8 2 (3.08%) Ada 83
8 2 (3.08%) Ada 95
9 1 (1.54%) C#
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
9 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 31 (47.69%) SC Cleared
3 14 (21.54%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.08%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.08%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 36 (55.38%) Oracle
2 17 (26.15%) Atlassian
3 16 (24.62%) BMC
4 6 (9.23%) IBM
5 4 (6.15%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (6.15%) Talend
6 3 (4.62%) Informatica
7 2 (3.08%) Cloudera
7 2 (3.08%) Serena
7 2 (3.08%) webMethods
8 1 (1.54%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.54%) Perforce
8 1 (1.54%) SAP