The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Berkshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 121 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1442 1183 1629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.53% 48.13% 52.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 448 570
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £521 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 73 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +69.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £13.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Mercator
South East

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Mercator
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the Berkshire region.

Mercator Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (14.29%) Symfony
4 2 (14.29%) Zend
4 2 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (14.29%) YUI
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Kohana
4 2 (14.29%) NAS
4 2 (14.29%) Smarty
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) NAS
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle BI Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SAN Storage Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Symfony
2 2 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (14.29%) YUI
2 2 (14.29%) Kohana
2 2 (14.29%) Smarty
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
1 2 (14.29%) OOP
1 2 (14.29%) OO
1 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) SOA
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) PHP
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Zend
4 1 (7.14%) Sun
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp