Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 784 860 863
Rank change year-on-year +76 +3 -14
Contract jobs citing PVCS 52 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.034% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% 0.17% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 6
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -14.14% +12.12%
10th Percentile £361 £254 £338
90th Percentile £544 £450 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £503
% change year-on-year -2.94% -15.42% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.50

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 18,083 20,744 16,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.47% 20.00% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,877 14,264 11,309
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +6.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £317 £306
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 236 337
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - -
10th Percentile £25.83 £26.38 £28.65
90th Percentile £54.75 £59.38 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

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 16 July 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 6 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 16 July 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
UK excluding London +55 52 £413 -2.94% 6
England +60 51 £413 -2.94% 7
South East +73 45 £425 - 5
Midlands +30 6 £363 -0.55%
West Midlands +11 6 £363 -0.55%
Scotland +29 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 35 (67.31%) SQL
2 34 (65.38%) XML
3 29 (55.77%) Oracle
3 29 (55.77%) C
3 29 (55.77%) OpenVMS
4 28 (53.85%) CMS
5 17 (32.69%) Fortran
5 17 (32.69%) STL
5 17 (32.69%) C++
6 16 (30.77%) SAP
6 16 (30.77%) Windows
7 15 (28.85%) PL/SQL
7 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (28.85%) ProC
7 15 (28.85%) Unit Testing
8 14 (26.92%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (25.00%) Oracle Database
10 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (21.15%) Decision-Making
11 10 (19.23%) Statistics
12 8 (15.38%) SAP SRM
12 8 (15.38%) Supplier Relationship Management
13 7 (13.46%) Finance
13 7 (13.46%) SAP FI/CO
13 7 (13.46%) SAP CO
13 7 (13.46%) SAP FI
13 7 (13.46%) Unix
13 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
14 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
14 6 (11.54%) 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 28 (53.85%) CMS
2 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) SAP SRM
2 7 (13.46%) SAP CO
2 7 (13.46%) SAP FI
2 7 (13.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (9.62%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.54%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.92%) Power BI
3 1 (1.92%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) ProC
2 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.85%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.92%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) Toad
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Developer
2 16 (30.77%) Consultant
2 16 (30.77%) SAP Consultant
3 13 (25.00%) Fortran Developer
4 8 (15.38%) Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Analyst Developer
4 8 (15.38%) C Developer
5 7 (13.46%) SAP CO Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) SAP FI Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 6 (11.54%) C/C++ Developer
6 6 (11.54%) C++ Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Software Tester
7 5 (9.62%) SQL Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Tester
8 4 (7.69%) OpenVMS Developer
8 4 (7.69%) SAP SRM Consultant
9 3 (5.77%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (65.38%) XML
2 17 (32.69%) STL
3 5 (9.62%) Spring
4 1 (1.92%) ActiveX
4 1 (1.92%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 29 (55.77%) OpenVMS
2 16 (30.77%) Windows
3 7 (13.46%) Unix
4 2 (3.85%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) VMS
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Unit Testing
2 11 (21.15%) Decision-Making
3 10 (19.23%) Statistics
4 8 (15.38%) Supplier Relationship Management
5 6 (11.54%) ETL
5 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.69%) Web Development
8 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.85%) SDLC
9 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.92%) Change Management
9 1 (1.92%) Data Management
9 1 (1.92%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.92%) DevOps
9 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.92%) ITIL
9 1 (1.92%) Migration
9 1 (1.92%) Service Management
9 1 (1.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (67.31%) SQL
2 29 (55.77%) C
3 17 (32.69%) C++
3 17 (32.69%) Fortran
4 15 (28.85%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.85%) DCL
6 1 (1.92%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) Java
6 1 (1.92%) Korn
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) Oracle
2 16 (30.77%) SAP
3 6 (11.54%) Informatica
4 5 (9.62%) Ariba