Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 823 825
Rank change year-on-year -36 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing PVCS 21 18 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.020% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.12% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 28
UK median daily rate £375 £494 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.05% +12.02% +46.92%
10th Percentile £213 £357 £325
90th Percentile £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £488 £440
% change year-on-year -25.64% +10.80% +46.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +8.00% -21.05%

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 19,499 15,394 15,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.28% 16.73% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,519 10,352 10,564
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 306 367
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.24% +14.73%
10th Percentile £28.80 £21.63 £23.74
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.38 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.38% +13.51%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -51 17 £435 -11.90% 2
UK excluding London -36 15 £363 -25.64% 1
North of England - 7 £443 -
North East - 7 £443 -
London -45 6 £450 -10.00% 1
Scotland - 4 £288 -
South East - 2 £375 -
South West +11 1 £375 - 1
West Midlands -5 1 - -
Midlands -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 17 (80.95%) XML
2 15 (71.43%) Statistics
3 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (61.90%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (61.90%) Decision-Making
5 11 (52.38%) SAS
6 7 (33.33%) Oracle
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 3 (14.29%) C
9 3 (14.29%) OpenVMS
10 2 (9.52%) Fortran
10 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (9.52%) CMS
10 2 (9.52%) VMware
10 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (9.52%) C#
10 2 (9.52%) C++
10 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
10 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
10 2 (9.52%) .NET
10 2 (9.52%) MySQL
10 2 (9.52%) STL
10 2 (9.52%) Web Services
10 2 (9.52%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (9.52%) Linux
10 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure

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 11 (52.38%) SAS
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
2 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) GoCD
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) ProC
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) SAS Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Software Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Release Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) STL
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) OpenVMS
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Statistics
2 13 (61.90%) Decision-Making
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (9.52%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Release Management
4 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) Fortran
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) VMware