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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
UK
Rank 574 609 617
Rank change year-on-year +35 +8  
Contract jobs citing PVCS 9 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.058% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.40% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 10
Median daily rate £508 £442 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +65.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £399 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £442 £268
% change year-on-year +14.94% +65.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -

PVCS is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7769 7745 7088
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.30% 14.55% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5235 5162 4523
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 188 137
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £31.80 £28.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

PVCS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PVCS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PVCS in the UK

PVCS
Top 6 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 27 March 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
England +30 9 £508 +14.94%
Essex - 8 £508 -
East of England - 8 £508 -
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £503 -
South West +4 1 - -
Wiltshire +1 1 - -

PVCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 with a requirement for PVCS.

1 20 (90.91%) Oracle
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) XML
2 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
4 12 (54.55%) Java
5 11 (50.00%) J2EE
5 11 (50.00%) Unix
5 11 (50.00%) OO
6 9 (40.91%) Shell Script
6 9 (40.91%) PL/SQL
6 9 (40.91%) SQL
6 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (40.91%) UML
6 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
6 9 (40.91%) DevOps
7 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (36.36%) JSP
7 8 (36.36%) Servlets
7 8 (36.36%) WebLogic
7 8 (36.36%) XSLT
7 8 (36.36%) Linux
7 8 (36.36%) XML Schema
8 6 (27.27%) Mainframe
8 6 (27.27%) VME
8 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (22.73%) Web Development
9 5 (22.73%) Fujitsu
9 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing

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 8 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.55%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (4.55%) Toad
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (4.55%) Automotive
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Technical Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Digital Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Digital Technical Architect
4 5 (22.73%) webMethods Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL Developer
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
6 2 (9.09%) J2EE Architect
6 2 (9.09%) J2EE Technical Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Java Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) XML
2 11 (50.00%) J2EE
3 8 (36.36%) JSP
3 8 (36.36%) Servlets
3 8 (36.36%) XML Schema
3 8 (36.36%) XSLT
4 5 (22.73%) EDIFACT
5 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (4.55%) CSS
6 1 (4.55%) HTML
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) Web Services
6 1 (4.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Unix
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 6 (27.27%) VME
4 5 (22.73%) AIX
5 1 (4.55%) Windows
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
4 11 (50.00%) OO
5 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (40.91%) DevOps
5 9 (40.91%) UML
6 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Web Development
8 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
9 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
9 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
10 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
10 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
11 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) PL/SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Shell Script
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Sun Certification
2 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Fujitsu
2 5 (22.73%) Sun
2 5 (22.73%) webMethods
3 3 (13.64%) Pega
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.55%) Talend