Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 848 882 849
Rank change year-on-year +34 -33 -20
Contract jobs citing PVCS 30 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.005% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.027% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 13
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05% +9.20%
10th Percentile £330 £353 £360
90th Percentile £619 £388 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £469
% change year-on-year +13.33% -20.09% +29.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
UK median hourly rate £42.75 - £38.75
10th Percentile £40.63 - £34.30
90th Percentile £43.88 - £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 - £38.75

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 21,306 18,577 16,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.42% 18.52% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,524 13,036 10,807
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +4.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £610 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 237 246
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32.60 £29.00 £19.90
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -1.14% +8.64% +1.25%

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 18 January 2019.

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 8 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 18 January 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
England +37 30 £425 +13.33% 3
UK excluding London +11 28 £425 +13.33% 2
South East +13 14 £425 +13.33% 2
Midlands - 12 £342 -
West Midlands - 12 £342 -
London - 2 £425 - 1
North West - 2 - -
North of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 with a requirement for PVCS.

1 22 (73.33%) XML
2 18 (60.00%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) Oracle
4 12 (40.00%) C
5 11 (36.67%) CMS
6 10 (33.33%) C++
6 10 (33.33%) Unix
6 10 (33.33%) OpenVMS
7 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (26.67%) STL
8 8 (26.67%) Fortran
8 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
9 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (23.33%) Decision-Making
9 7 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (23.33%) Statistics
9 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
9 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
9 7 (23.33%) ProC
9 7 (23.33%) Windows
10 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
10 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
11 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (16.67%) SDLC
11 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
11 5 (16.67%) Workday
11 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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 (36.67%) CMS
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) ProC
2 5 (16.67%) Subversion
3 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.67%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) ERwin
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Business Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Fortran Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) C Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C++ Developer
6 3 (10.00%) DBA
6 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Workday Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (6.67%) C/C++ Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Project Implementation Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (73.33%) XML
2 8 (26.67%) STL
3 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) OpenVMS
1 10 (33.33%) Unix
2 7 (23.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
2 7 (23.33%) Decision-Making
2 7 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (23.33%) Statistics
3 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 5 (16.67%) ETL
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) SDLC
4 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) C
3 10 (33.33%) C++
4 8 (26.67%) Fortran
5 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.67%) AWK
6 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (6.67%) Korn
6 2 (6.67%) sed
7 1 (3.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) HND
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Informatica
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Workday
3 1 (3.33%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore