The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 East of England 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 129 109 125
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +16
Contract jobs citing Mercator 9 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.72% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate £600 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +14.28%
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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1470 979 1360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.68% 44.10% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 440 619
Average daily rate £375 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 134 135
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.70 £43.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Mercator
England

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire -15 6 £600 -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) NAS
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Clustering
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (30.00%) SLA
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Dell
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
1 3 (30.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Design Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Procurement Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Logistics
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Revenue Management
4 1 (10.00%) Market Research
4 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) MCSA
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
2 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus