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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - - -
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 £359 £385
% change year-on-year
-7.94% -6.88%
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
1200 1164 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.71% 47.98% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 435 540
Average daily rate £366 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 68
Average hourly rate £18.36 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.40% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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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 20 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Sun
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Spring

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SAN Storage Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Web Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) SAN Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Sun