Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 July 2018 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
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 827 841
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 +19
Contract jobs citing PVCS 37 5 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.005% 0.058%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.030% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 33
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -11.66% +47.17%
10th Percentile £253 £309 £360
90th Percentile £450 £519 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £442
% change year-on-year - -3.74% +47.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £40.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - -2.41% -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 20,742 16,733 16,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.05% 17.57% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,255 11,394 11,379
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 335 295
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.45 £28.75 £26.60
90th Percentile £60.19 £57.50 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

PVCS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PVCS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PVCS in the UK

PVCS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PVCS in the UK

PVCS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PVCS over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PVCS in the UK

PVCS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PVCS in the UK

PVCS
Top 10 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 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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
England -20 34 £425 +8.97% 4
UK excluding London +15 31 £425 - 4
South East +7 14 £425 -22.73% 2
North of England - 8 £435 -
North East - 7 £443 -
Midlands -2 6 £365 +21.50%
West Midlands -7 6 £365 +21.50%
London -28 6 £450 +15.38%
Scotland - 3 £225 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 with a requirement for PVCS.

1 33 (89.19%) XML
2 20 (54.05%) Statistics
3 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (51.35%) Windows
4 18 (48.65%) Oracle
4 18 (48.65%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (48.65%) Decision-Making
5 17 (45.95%) SQL
6 14 (37.84%) C
6 14 (37.84%) OpenVMS
6 14 (37.84%) CMS
7 11 (29.73%) SAS
8 8 (21.62%) ProC
8 8 (21.62%) C++
8 8 (21.62%) STL
8 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
9 7 (18.92%) PL/SQL
9 7 (18.92%) Fortran
10 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
10 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
10 5 (13.51%) Robotic Process Automation
11 4 (10.81%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (10.81%) Robotics
11 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
12 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (8.11%) Unix
13 2 (5.41%) SDLC
13 2 (5.41%) GoCD
13 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management

PVCS
Co-occurring 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 14 (37.84%) CMS
2 11 (29.73%) SAS
3 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) ProC
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) GoCD
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) PowerBuilder
2 2 (5.41%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) SAS Developer
4 7 (18.92%) SQL Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (16.22%) PL/SQL Developer
6 5 (13.51%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Business Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Fortran Developer
6 5 (13.51%) Process Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) C++ Developer
8 3 (8.11%) C Developer
8 3 (8.11%) C/C++ Developer
9 2 (5.41%) SAS Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Software Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) Consultant
10 1 (2.70%) OpenVMS Consultant
10 1 (2.70%) Oracle DBA
10 1 (2.70%) Release Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (89.19%) XML
2 8 (21.62%) STL
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (10.81%) Robotics
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) OpenVMS
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Statistics
2 18 (48.65%) Decision-Making
3 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
3 5 (13.51%) Robotic Process Automation
4 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) Release Management
6 2 (5.41%) SDLC
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (2.70%) CRM
7 1 (2.70%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (2.70%) ITIL
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.70%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.70%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) C
3 8 (21.62%) C++
4 7 (18.92%) Fortran
4 7 (18.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) DCL
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) VMware