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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
Rank 581 559 558
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Contract jobs citing PVCS 25 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.038% 0.057%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 0.32% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £423
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%

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
7292 6185 6391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4675 3967 3639
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 132 223
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 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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 11 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 29 August 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 -14 23 £433 +5.48% 1
London +27 11 £444 +31.48%
West Midlands -11 2 £450 -
Birmingham - 2 £450 -
South East -21 1 - - 1
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (63.33%) UNIX
2 18 (60.00%) SQL
3 16 (53.33%) PL/SQL
4 14 (46.67%) Windows
5 12 (40.00%) XML
5 12 (40.00%) Oracle
6 11 (36.67%) WebLogic
6 11 (36.67%) Java
6 11 (36.67%) Toad
6 11 (36.67%) Subversion
7 10 (33.33%) Validation
7 10 (33.33%) SAS
7 10 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (33.33%) Linux
8 9 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (30.00%) Ajax
8 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
9 8 (26.67%) JSON
9 8 (26.67%) Dojo
9 8 (26.67%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (26.67%) jQuery
9 8 (26.67%) CSS
9 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (23.33%) Statistics
10 7 (23.33%) Database Tuning
11 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (10.00%) Documentum

PVCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (36.67%) WebLogic
2 10 (33.33%) SAS
3 3 (10.00%) Documentum
4 2 (6.67%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (6.67%) MQSeries
4 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.33%) OpenEdge
5 1 (3.33%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) SPSS
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) BPCS
1 2 (6.67%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) ADSL
1 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.33%) Broadband
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) VDSL
1 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Toad
1 11 (36.67%) Subversion
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (6.67%) StarTeam
4 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Applications Support
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Consultant
8 2 (6.67%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (6.67%) Support Consultant
8 2 (6.67%) Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Architect
9 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
9 1 (3.33%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) XML
2 9 (30.00%) Ajax
3 8 (26.67%) JSON
3 8 (26.67%) Dojo
3 8 (26.67%) jQuery
3 8 (26.67%) CSS
4 2 (6.67%) .NET
4 2 (6.67%) HTML
4 2 (6.67%) Middleware
5 1 (3.33%) EDI
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Statistics
2 2 (6.67%) iSeries
2 2 (6.67%) AS400
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) UNIX
2 14 (46.67%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Validation
2 7 (23.33%) Database Tuning
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Use Case
5 2 (6.67%) Release Management
5 2 (6.67%) Workflow
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) TDD
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) Web Development
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 16 (53.33%) PL/SQL
3 11 (36.67%) Java
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.00%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) VBA
6 2 (6.67%) RPG
7 1 (3.33%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (3.33%) VB
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Borland
3 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) BMC
4 1 (3.33%) CA
4 1 (3.33%) Progress
4 1 (3.33%) IBM