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 29 June 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.

PVCS (Polytron Version Control System)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 613 636
Contract jobs citing PVCS 0 36 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.067% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.43% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 17 5
Median daily rate - £455 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £455 £325
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 8300 8352 7507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.62% 15.55% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13767 13874 10826
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 191 186
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £25.00 £21.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 9 (100.00%) UML
1 9 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) XML Schema
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) J2EE
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) WebLogic
2 8 (88.89%) JSP
2 8 (88.89%) Servlets
2 8 (88.89%) XML
2 8 (88.89%) XSLT
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
2 8 (88.89%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (66.67%) VME
3 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
4 5 (55.56%) Fujitsu
5 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) IBM
7 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio

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 8 (88.89%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Architect
1 8 (88.89%) Technical Architect
2 6 (66.67%) Digital Architect
2 6 (66.67%) Digital Technical Architect
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE Architect
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) J2EE
1 8 (88.89%) JSP
1 8 (88.89%) Servlets
1 8 (88.89%) XML
1 8 (88.89%) XML Schema
1 8 (88.89%) XSLT
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) UML
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Fujitsu
3 1 (11.11%) IBM