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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 145 - 137
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.065% - 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1386 1094 1454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.10% 46.10% 47.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 486 647
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 123 136
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Logistics
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) SaaS
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (12.50%) Software Licensing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (12.50%) Revenue Management
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (12.50%) Market Research
5 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
5 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Procurement Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (12.50%) Software Licensing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Revenue Management
4 1 (12.50%) Market Research
4 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
4 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
1 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus