The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 117 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Mercator 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.046% 0.080% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.091% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £465 £450
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Mercator
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1098 1273 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.07% 50.62% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 692 507
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 60 49
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 1 - -
Mercator
South East

Mercator
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mercator also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Netcool
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Netcool