The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 579 527 532
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +5
Contract jobs citing Mercator 9 56 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.11% 0.076%
As % of the Vendors category 0.038% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 19
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£465 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £450 £490
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23573 23274 22511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.84% 45.49% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14262 13334 12783
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1009 1042 1040
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in England

Mercator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the England region.

Mercator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Mercator
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -44 4 - -
South East -22 2 - -
West Midlands +1 1 £465 +55.00%
South West -4 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Mercator
UK

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (17.65%) Scala
4 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) vSphere
4 3 (17.65%) Lync
4 3 (17.65%) Big Data
4 3 (17.65%) Apache Spark
4 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
4 3 (17.65%) HBase
4 3 (17.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (11.76%) Firewall
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) MS Excel

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3 (17.65%) Lync
1 3 (17.65%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.88%) SAP GRC
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.88%) Junos
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) MPLS
2 1 (5.88%) OSPF
2 1 (5.88%) BGP
2 1 (5.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
1 3 (17.65%) HBase
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
1 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Data Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Big Data Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) SysML
3 1 (5.88%) UML
3 1 (5.88%) ETL
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.88%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) Scala
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) vSphere
2 3 (17.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.88%) Foglight
1 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
3 2 (11.76%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) BMC
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) ESRI
4 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) IBM