Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 880 863
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17 -10
Contract jobs citing PVCS 32 6 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.006% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.031% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 10
UK median daily rate £425 £370 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -6.92% -7.56%
10th Percentile £315 £308 £333
90th Percentile £438 £504 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £383
% change year-on-year +21.43% -8.50% +9.29%
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 22,028 19,106 17,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.11% 18.55% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,109 13,286 11,617
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 289 251
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26.68 £29.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 14 November 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 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 14 November 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 +36 32 £425 +8.97% 5
UK excluding London +8 31 £425 +21.43% 4
South East +14 22 £425 -22.73% 4
Midlands -2 8 £345 +15.00%
West Midlands -22 8 £345 +15.00%
London -6 1 £400 +2.56% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
North of England - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 30 (93.75%) XML
2 24 (75.00%) SQL
2 24 (75.00%) Oracle
3 23 (71.88%) CMS
4 22 (68.75%) C
4 22 (68.75%) OpenVMS
5 15 (46.88%) ProC
6 14 (43.75%) Fortran
6 14 (43.75%) C++
6 14 (43.75%) STL
7 13 (40.63%) Oracle Database
8 12 (37.50%) PL/SQL
9 8 (25.00%) MS Visio
9 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (25.00%) Windows
9 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (25.00%) Decision-Making
9 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
9 8 (25.00%) Statistics
10 7 (21.88%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
10 7 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (15.63%) Unix
12 4 (12.50%) PowerBuilder
13 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
13 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (6.25%) Java
13 2 (6.25%) JBoss
13 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g

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 (71.88%) CMS
2 2 (6.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (25.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) ProC
2 4 (12.50%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (3.13%) ERwin
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Oracle Developer
3 10 (31.25%) Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Fortran Developer
4 9 (28.13%) SQL Developer
5 8 (25.00%) Business Analyst
5 8 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
6 6 (18.75%) C Developer
6 6 (18.75%) C++ Developer
7 5 (15.63%) C/C++ Developer
8 4 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (6.25%) DBA
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
10 1 (3.13%) C/C++ Programmer
10 1 (3.13%) Fortran Programmer
10 1 (3.13%) Process Analyst
10 1 (3.13%) Programmer
10 1 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
10 1 (3.13%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) XML
2 14 (43.75%) STL
3 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Robotics
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) OpenVMS
2 8 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 8 (25.00%) Decision-Making
1 8 (25.00%) Statistics
2 7 (21.88%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Case Management
4 1 (3.13%) CRM
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Open Source
4 1 (3.13%) Release Management
4 1 (3.13%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) SQL
2 22 (68.75%) C
3 14 (43.75%) C++
3 14 (43.75%) Fortran
4 12 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) EnterpriseDB