Period
to 26 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for PVCS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PVCS over the 6 months to 26 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 602 633 604
Rank change year-on-year +31 -29 +23
Contract jobs citing PVCS 31 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.061% 0.028% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 7
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -25.64% +10.80%
10th Percentile £341 £201 £342
90th Percentile £636 £440 £521
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £494
% change year-on-year +6.67% -24.05% +12.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 - £40.50
10th Percentile £40.63 - £33.45
90th Percentile £43.88 - £40.75
UK median hourly rate £42.75 - £40.50

PVCS is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,162 9,842 7,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.09% 18.61% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,477 6,283 4,930
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 181 270
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £41.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.72% -1.49%
10th Percentile £25.47 £26.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £62.25 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% -0.64%

PVCS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing PVCS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for PVCS in the UK excluding London

PVCS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PVCS in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PVCS in the UK excluding London

PVCS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PVCS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 26 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PVCS in the UK excluding London

PVCS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PVCS in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PVCS in the UK excluding London

PVCS
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 excluding London region over the 6 months to 26 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +38 18 £400 +6.67%
Midlands +10 11 £352 -
West Midlands +7 11 £352 -
North of England +2 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
PVCS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PVCS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for PVCS.

1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 20 (64.52%) XML
3 13 (41.94%) Unix
3 13 (41.94%) Oracle
4 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
5 11 (35.48%) C
5 11 (35.48%) SharePoint
5 11 (35.48%) ETL
5 11 (35.48%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (35.48%) Informatica
6 9 (29.03%) OpenVMS
6 9 (29.03%) CMS
6 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
7 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
7 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (22.58%) ProC
8 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
9 6 (19.35%) C++
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
10 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
10 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (16.13%) SDLC
10 5 (16.13%) Defect Management

PVCS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 11 (35.48%) SharePoint
2 9 (29.03%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP CO
1 4 (12.90%) SAP FI
1 4 (12.90%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (6.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) ProC
2 5 (16.13%) Subversion
3 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Software Tester
2 6 (19.35%) Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL Developer
4 4 (12.90%) SAP CO Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) SAP FI Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Fortran Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Workday Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Tester
6 2 (6.45%) SAP CO Support
6 2 (6.45%) SAP FI/CO Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) XML
2 4 (12.90%) Spring
2 4 (12.90%) STL
3 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Unix
2 9 (29.03%) OpenVMS
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
2 11 (35.48%) ETL
3 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
6 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
6 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) SDLC
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Web Development
8 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
8 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 11 (35.48%) C
3 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
4 6 (19.35%) C++
5 4 (12.90%) Fortran
6 2 (6.45%) AWK
6 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.45%) C#
6 2 (6.45%) Korn
6 2 (6.45%) sed
7 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) HND
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Oracle
2 11 (35.48%) Informatica
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) Workday
4 4 (12.90%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Sitecore