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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mercator
UK / England
Rank 558 583 551
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -32
Contract jobs citing Mercator 16 7 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.015% 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.085% 0.036% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 13
Median daily rate £550 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18799 19607 21111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.33% 42.94% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11626 11662 12660
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 800 946
Median hourly rate £19.63 £22.50 £17.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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
London +1 13 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Mercator
UK

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 13 (22.03%) Migration
2 11 (18.64%) C
3 10 (16.95%) Linux
3 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.25%) SQL
4 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (15.25%) DevOps
5 8 (13.56%) Ansible
5 8 (13.56%) PaaS
5 8 (13.56%) Office 365
5 8 (13.56%) IaaS
5 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
5 8 (13.56%) Network Security
5 8 (13.56%) Finance
5 8 (13.56%) Oracle
5 8 (13.56%) Windows
6 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
6 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
6 7 (11.86%) SCOM
6 7 (11.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (11.86%) Coaching
6 7 (11.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (10.17%) Terraform
7 6 (10.17%) Business Analysis
7 6 (10.17%) Time Management
7 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
7 6 (10.17%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.78%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.08%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) TPMS
3 2 (3.39%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) Confluence
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
1 7 (11.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Salerio
2 1 (1.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.56%) IaaS
2 8 (13.56%) Office 365
2 8 (13.56%) PaaS
3 7 (11.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) Network Security
2 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.47%) VPN
4 4 (6.78%) Firewall
4 4 (6.78%) WAN
5 3 (5.08%) DNS
5 3 (5.08%) ICMP
5 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.39%) LAN
7 1 (1.69%) DKIM
7 1 (1.69%) DMARC
7 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.69%) Internet
7 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.69%) LDAP
7 1 (1.69%) SMTP
7 1 (1.69%) VoIP
7 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) MySQL
1 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.08%) Redis
3 2 (3.39%) Big Data
3 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.69%) DataStage
4 1 (1.69%) DB2
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.78%) Ant
2 4 (6.78%) GoCD
2 4 (6.78%) Maven
3 2 (3.39%) ERwin
3 2 (3.39%) Gradle
3 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) Consultant
2 16 (27.12%) Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Business Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Azure Consultant
4 8 (13.56%) Cloud Consultant
5 7 (11.86%) Office 365 Consultant
5 7 (11.86%) Security Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) Business Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Security Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Security Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Automation Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Business Security Consultant
8 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (6.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Middleware
2 3 (5.08%) .NET
3 2 (3.39%) JSON
3 2 (3.39%) REST
3 2 (3.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.69%) Kafka
4 1 (1.69%) OpenID
4 1 (1.69%) SAML
4 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (8.47%) SWIFT
2 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) PKI
5 1 (1.69%) Replication
5 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Linux
2 8 (13.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Migration
2 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.25%) DevOps
3 7 (11.86%) Coaching
4 6 (10.17%) Business Analysis
4 6 (10.17%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (10.17%) Time Management
5 5 (8.47%) Asset Management
5 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
5 5 (8.47%) Investment Management
5 5 (8.47%) Scrum
6 4 (6.78%) ERP
6 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.78%) Open Source
6 4 (6.78%) Project Management
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (5.08%) Build Automation
7 3 (5.08%) Data Protection
7 3 (5.08%) SIEM
7 3 (5.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) C
2 9 (15.25%) SQL
3 6 (10.17%) Java
3 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.47%) C#
5 4 (6.78%) Python
5 4 (6.78%) Ruby
6 3 (5.08%) Go
7 2 (3.39%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) CISSP
4 1 (1.69%) CEH
4 1 (1.69%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.69%) SANS
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Ansible
2 7 (11.86%) SCOM
3 6 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (10.17%) Terraform
4 3 (5.08%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (5.08%) Consul
5 2 (3.39%) Graphite
6 1 (1.69%) Control-M
6 1 (1.69%) Nessus
6 1 (1.69%) Netcool
6 1 (1.69%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.69%) Nmap
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.69%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) ArcSight
4 3 (5.08%) Splunk
5 2 (3.39%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco
6 1 (1.69%) Apple
6 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.69%) Cognos
6 1 (1.69%) F5
6 1 (1.69%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Intel
6 1 (1.69%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.69%) Juniper
6 1 (1.69%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.69%) NetWitness
6 1 (1.69%) SAP
6 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.69%) Talend