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 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 145 - 136
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.033% - 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.072% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £380 £385
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -1.29%
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
1390 1114 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.81% 46.61% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 495 660
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 124 139
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -17.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (30.00%) SAN
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
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) MCSA
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) SCCM
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
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%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
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%) Migration
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
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 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
1 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) 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%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus