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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 520 518 538
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing Mercator 52 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.073% 0.078%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +27.14%
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
23525 22433 24925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.76% 46.54% 46.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13614 12887 13057
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
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 1075 1028 1245
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +23 32 £488 +21.87% 1
West Midlands -16 7 £300 -
South East -4 5 - - 1
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Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.62%) Oracle
3 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
3 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
4 16 (16.49%) Windows
5 15 (15.46%) Degree
6 14 (14.43%) VMware
6 14 (14.43%) Citrix
6 14 (14.43%) User Experience
7 13 (13.40%) Customer Insight
7 13 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.28%) Migration
8 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
8 9 (9.28%) SOA
8 9 (9.28%) HTML
8 9 (9.28%) Java
8 9 (9.28%) Scrum
8 9 (9.28%) Windows 7
9 8 (8.25%) Market Research
9 8 (8.25%) Retail
9 8 (8.25%) Human Factors
9 8 (8.25%) SQL
9 8 (8.25%) CSS
9 8 (8.25%) Linux
9 8 (8.25%) ITIL
9 8 (8.25%) MS Exchange
9 8 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (7.22%) Mobile App

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 8 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (7.22%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (4.12%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.09%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (2.06%) Apache
7 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.03%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Office
2 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) SaaS
1 1 (1.03%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) HTTP
2 5 (5.15%) SSL
3 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.06%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.06%) VLAN
4 2 (2.06%) Firewall
4 2 (2.06%) VPN
4 2 (2.06%) WAN
4 2 (2.06%) DNS
5 1 (1.03%) DHCP
5 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.03%) ATM
5 1 (1.03%) LAN
5 1 (1.03%) VoIP
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.03%) FDDI
5 1 (1.03%) IPsec
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.09%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.06%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (2.06%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.06%) DbUnit
3 2 (2.06%) Selenium
3 2 (2.06%) JUnit
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.06%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.03%) Subversion
4 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.03%) Hudson
General
1 8 (8.25%) Retail
2 5 (5.15%) Finance
3 1 (1.03%) Law
3 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (24.74%) Consultant
2 15 (15.46%) Developer
3 11 (11.34%) Architect
4 9 (9.28%) Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) User Experience Researcher
6 7 (7.22%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) User Experience Designer
7 6 (6.19%) Designer
7 6 (6.19%) Interaction Designer
7 6 (6.19%) UI Designer
7 6 (6.19%) Exchange Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 4 (4.12%) SOA Developer
8 4 (4.12%) ETL Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Tester
9 3 (3.09%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.28%) HTML
2 8 (8.25%) CSS
3 6 (6.19%) Middleware
3 6 (6.19%) XML
4 5 (5.15%) JMS
4 5 (5.15%) WSDL
4 5 (5.15%) SOAP
4 5 (5.15%) REST
5 4 (4.12%) Web Services
6 3 (3.09%) .NET
7 2 (2.06%) jQuery
7 2 (2.06%) JRockit
8 1 (1.03%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.03%) XML Messaging
8 1 (1.03%) HTML5
8 1 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) User Experience
2 8 (8.25%) Human Factors
2 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.22%) Psychology
4 6 (6.19%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.06%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.06%) AS400
7 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.03%) CMDB
7 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.03%) Open Source
7 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.49%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Windows 7
3 8 (8.25%) Linux
4 4 (4.12%) UNIX
5 3 (3.09%) AIX
5 3 (3.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.03%) Android
7 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.40%) Customer Insight
2 13 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (9.28%) Migration
3 9 (9.28%) SOA
3 9 (9.28%) Scrum
4 8 (8.25%) Market Research
4 8 (8.25%) ITIL
4 8 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.22%) Usability Testing
6 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.19%) Rapid Prototyping
6 6 (6.19%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.19%) ETL
7 5 (5.15%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.15%) UML
7 5 (5.15%) TOGAF
7 5 (5.15%) SysML
7 5 (5.15%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.12%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.28%) Java
2 8 (8.25%) SQL
3 5 (5.15%) C
4 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.09%) Scala
5 2 (2.06%) Python
6 1 (1.03%) Pascal
6 1 (1.03%) Ada
6 1 (1.03%) Perl
6 1 (1.03%) PHP
6 1 (1.03%) C#
6 1 (1.03%) Ruby
6 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
1 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.46%) Degree
3 3 (3.09%) ISEB
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) MCP
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.03%) MCDST
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) IIBA
4 1 (1.03%) CBAP
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.09%) XenApp
2 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) SCCM
2 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.03%) SCOM
4 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.03%) Puppet
4 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (20.62%) Oracle
2 14 (14.43%) VMware
2 14 (14.43%) Citrix
3 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.15%) Cisco
5 3 (3.09%) HP
5 3 (3.09%) IBM
5 3 (3.09%) Software AG
6 2 (2.06%) Talend
6 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.06%) Remedy
6 2 (2.06%) SAP
6 2 (2.06%) NetApp
7 1 (1.03%) Lotus
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.03%) Avaya
7 1 (1.03%) BMC
7 1 (1.03%) Google
7 1 (1.03%) Aruba
7 1 (1.03%) F5
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