The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 501 466 487
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +21
Contract jobs citing Mercator 65 63 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 33
Average daily rate £450 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £295 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £400 £500
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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24018 20541 25376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.86% 46.77% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13757 11298 13318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1136 1256
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.53 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Mercator
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mercator across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Mercator Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -34 32 £450 +12.50% 1
South East 0 18 £423 +43.38%
East of England -30 9 £600 +100.00%
West Midlands -10 1 - -
Mercator
UK

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 37 (32.46%) VMware
2 35 (30.70%) Windows
3 32 (28.07%) Active Directory
4 29 (25.44%) SCCM
5 20 (17.54%) Citrix
6 19 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 18 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 18 (15.79%) Oracle
8 15 (13.16%) Linux
9 13 (11.40%) Degree
9 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (10.53%) HP
11 11 (9.65%) Management Information System
12 10 (8.77%) SQL
12 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (7.89%) CRM
13 9 (7.89%) Siebel
13 9 (7.89%) HTML
13 9 (7.89%) CSS
13 9 (7.89%) SAN
13 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (7.02%) Scrum
14 8 (7.02%) Change Management
14 8 (7.02%) UNIX
14 8 (7.02%) Open Source
14 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (6.14%) XenDesktop
15 7 (6.14%) MS Exchange

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (6.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.75%) Lync
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.75%) MS Project
3 2 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.89%) SAN
2 7 (6.14%) WAN
3 5 (4.39%) NAS
3 5 (4.39%) LAN
3 5 (4.39%) DNS
3 5 (4.39%) MPLS
4 3 (2.63%) SSL
4 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.63%) DHCP
4 3 (2.63%) Firewall
4 3 (2.63%) CTI
5 2 (1.75%) Internet
5 2 (1.75%) HTTP
5 2 (1.75%) SNMP
5 2 (1.75%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (3.51%) MySQL
1 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (3.51%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.75%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.88%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.88%) OLAP
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.75%) Subversion
2 2 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.88%) Hudson
3 1 (0.88%) JConsole
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Ant
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.88%) MSI
3 1 (0.88%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 7 (6.14%) Finance
1 7 (6.14%) Marketing
2 5 (4.39%) Legal
3 2 (1.75%) Front Office
3 2 (1.75%) Back Office
3 2 (1.75%) Publishing
3 2 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Billing
4 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (42.11%) Consultant
2 18 (15.79%) Architect
3 12 (10.53%) Wintel Consultant
4 10 (8.77%) Oracle Consultant
4 10 (8.77%) SCCM Consultant
5 8 (7.02%) Developer
5 8 (7.02%) Analyst
6 7 (6.14%) Administrator
7 6 (5.26%) Oracle BI Consultant
8 5 (4.39%) Senior Architect
8 5 (4.39%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 5 (4.39%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.39%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (4.39%) Network Support
8 5 (4.39%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Hyperion Consultant
9 4 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.89%) HTML
1 9 (7.89%) CSS
2 7 (6.14%) XML
3 5 (4.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (4.39%) Web Services
4 4 (3.51%) JSON
4 4 (3.51%) SOAP
4 4 (3.51%) .NET
4 4 (3.51%) REST
4 4 (3.51%) HTML5
5 3 (2.63%) CSS3
5 3 (2.63%) Play Framework
5 3 (2.63%) XSLT
5 3 (2.63%) WPF
5 3 (2.63%) Django
5 3 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (2.63%) Ajax
6 2 (1.75%) Symfony
6 2 (1.75%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (1.75%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.02%) Open Source
3 6 (5.26%) Clustering
4 4 (3.51%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.51%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.63%) FMCG
5 3 (2.63%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.63%) Ontologies
5 3 (2.63%) Psychology
5 3 (2.63%) Human Factors
6 2 (1.75%) Replication
6 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.75%) CMDB
6 2 (1.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.88%) RIA
7 1 (0.88%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.88%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.88%) W3C
7 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.70%) Windows
2 19 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 18 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 15 (13.16%) Linux
5 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.02%) UNIX
6 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (7.89%) CRM
3 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.02%) Scrum
4 8 (7.02%) Change Management
5 7 (6.14%) ITIL
5 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.14%) Project Management
5 7 (6.14%) Migration
6 6 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.39%) Campaign Management
7 5 (4.39%) Usability Testing
8 4 (3.51%) TDD
8 4 (3.51%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (3.51%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (3.51%) ITSM
8 4 (3.51%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.51%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.77%) SQL
2 6 (5.26%) Ruby
2 6 (5.26%) Java
3 5 (4.39%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.39%) PHP
3 5 (4.39%) Python
4 4 (3.51%) C#
4 4 (3.51%) Scala
5 2 (1.75%) XQuery
5 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.75%) Perl
6 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (0.88%) SPARQL
6 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.88%) C++
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) Jython
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) MCSE
3 3 (2.63%) MCSA
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.63%) ISEB
4 2 (1.75%) RHCT
4 2 (1.75%) CCNA
4 2 (1.75%) RHCE
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) SLA
1 3 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 32 (28.07%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.14%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (5.26%) XenApp
4 6 (5.26%) vSphere
5 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.63%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.88%) XenServer
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (25.44%) SCCM
2 4 (3.51%) Puppet
3 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.63%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.88%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.88%) Legato
4 1 (0.88%) WSUS
4 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 37 (32.46%) VMware
2 20 (17.54%) Citrix
3 18 (15.79%) Oracle
4 12 (10.53%) HP
5 9 (7.89%) Siebel
6 5 (4.39%) Cisco
7 4 (3.51%) Hyperion
7 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.63%) IBM
8 3 (2.63%) Dell
9 2 (1.75%) Zend
9 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.75%) Adobe
9 2 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.75%) Talend
10 1 (0.88%) F5
10 1 (0.88%) Sun
10 1 (0.88%) Websense
10 1 (0.88%) Juniper
10 1 (0.88%) CA
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