Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 857 865 871
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing PVCS 40 4 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.004% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.022% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 19
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £273 £309 £343
90th Percentile £438 £519 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £453
% change year-on-year - -6.08% +39.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £40.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.13

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 21,400 17,934 17,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 18.15% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,692 12,278 11,727
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £613 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 298 267
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%
10th Percentile £26.55 £28.75 £26.14
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.30 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +6.40%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +2 38 £425 +8.97% 3
UK excluding London +22 36 £425 - 1
South East +7 22 £425 -22.73% 1
North of England - 7 £380 -
North East - 6 £435 -
Midlands -13 5 £365 +21.50%
West Midlands -26 5 £365 +21.50%
London -15 4 £400 +2.56% 2
Scotland - 2 £213 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 36 (90.00%) XML
2 26 (65.00%) Oracle
3 24 (60.00%) SQL
4 23 (57.50%) CMS
5 22 (55.00%) C
5 22 (55.00%) OpenVMS
6 15 (37.50%) ProC
6 15 (37.50%) Statistics
7 14 (35.00%) C++
7 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (35.00%) STL
7 14 (35.00%) Windows
8 13 (32.50%) Fortran
8 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database
8 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (32.50%) Decision-Making
9 12 (30.00%) PL/SQL
10 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
10 7 (17.50%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (15.00%) SAS
12 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
12 5 (12.50%) Unix
12 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
12 5 (12.50%) Robotic Process Automation
13 4 (10.00%) Robotics
13 4 (10.00%) PowerBuilder
14 3 (7.50%) Linux
14 3 (7.50%) Release Management
15 2 (5.00%) GoCD
15 2 (5.00%) SDLC

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 23 (57.50%) CMS
2 6 (15.00%) SAS
3 2 (5.00%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) ProC
2 4 (10.00%) PowerBuilder
3 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) GoCD
3 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.50%) ERwin
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (22.50%) Fortran Developer
4 9 (22.50%) SQL Developer
5 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
6 6 (15.00%) C Developer
6 6 (15.00%) C++ Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
7 5 (12.50%) C/C++ Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Process Analyst
8 4 (10.00%) SAS Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (5.00%) DBA
9 2 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (5.00%) Software Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) XML Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Fortran Programmer
10 1 (2.50%) OpenVMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (90.00%) XML
2 14 (35.00%) STL
3 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.50%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (10.00%) Robotics
4 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) OpenVMS
2 14 (35.00%) Windows
3 5 (12.50%) Unix
4 3 (7.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Statistics
2 13 (32.50%) Decision-Making
3 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Robotic Process Automation
5 3 (7.50%) Release Management
6 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.00%) SDLC
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.50%) Case Management
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) CRM
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL
7 1 (2.50%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Open Source
7 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) SQL
2 22 (55.00%) C
3 14 (35.00%) C++
4 13 (32.50%) Fortran
5 12 (30.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Java
7 1 (2.50%) DCL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) EnterpriseDB