The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 120 - 137
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.044% - 0.034%
As % of the Vendors category 0.090% - 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Mercator
England

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

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1105 1217 1369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 48.98% 46.68% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 647 842
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 141 121
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Mercator
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 East of England region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Ant
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Maven
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Netcool
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Ant
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Senior DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
2 1 (25.00%) Netcool