The table below looks at the statistics for PVCS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PVCS over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
England / West Midlands
Rank 119 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing PVCS 2 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.57% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 3.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £400 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £415 £290
% change year-on-year
+19.27% +43.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - £47.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
318 381 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.37% 14.45% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 204 104
Median daily rate £410 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +15.38%

PVCS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PVCS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

PVCS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PVCS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PVCS across the West Midlands region.

PVCS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PVCS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PVCS across the West Midlands region.

PVCS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PVCS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PVCS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 February 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
Shropshire +14 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
PVCS
England

PVCS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PVCS.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
1 5 (100.00%) EDIFACT
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) webMethods
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) Pega
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA

PVCS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (40.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) webMethods Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) EDIFACT
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) webMethods
2 3 (60.00%) Pega