The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Mercator Software, Inc.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
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Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £380 £385
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
206 107 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 40.47% 44.77% 56.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 53 98
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £431 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £22.50 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £22.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Mercator
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Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mercator across the Bedfordshire region.

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Mercator also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mercator.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Logistics
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Quantitative Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (16.67%) Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (16.67%) Revenue Management
5 1 (16.67%) Market Research
5 1 (16.67%) Data Entry
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) SaaS
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (16.67%) Law
5 1 (16.67%) Migration

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Mercator also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mercator. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Procurement Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Logistics
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Quantitative Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Revenue Management
4 1 (16.67%) Market Research
4 1 (16.67%) Data Entry
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Lotus