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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 504 522 524
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs citing Mercator 49 27 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.058% 0.087%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £465 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £305 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £600 £557
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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22497 21835 24501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.58% 46.85% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12759 12225 12831
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1001 1104 1284
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 +30 42 £463 -11.90%
West Midlands -13 2 £330 -
South East - - - - 1
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Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 22 (22.68%) Oracle
2 18 (18.56%) Degree
3 17 (17.53%) VMware
3 17 (17.53%) Windows
4 14 (14.43%) Citrix
5 13 (13.40%) Customer Insight
6 12 (12.37%) Linux
6 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
7 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
7 11 (11.34%) Security Cleared
8 10 (10.31%) Migration
8 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (10.31%) HTML
9 9 (9.28%) CSS
9 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
9 9 (9.28%) SCCM
9 9 (9.28%) Usability Testing
9 9 (9.28%) Windows 7
10 8 (8.25%) Market Research
10 8 (8.25%) Psychology
10 8 (8.25%) Human Factors
10 8 (8.25%) Scrum
11 7 (7.22%) Java
11 7 (7.22%) SQL
11 7 (7.22%) Finance
11 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
12 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (6.19%) Rapid Prototyping

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
1 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.12%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.06%) Apache
4 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) SAN
1 4 (4.12%) HTTP
2 3 (3.09%) SSL
2 3 (3.09%) WAN
2 3 (3.09%) Firewall
2 3 (3.09%) NAS
3 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.06%) DHCP
3 2 (2.06%) LAN
3 2 (2.06%) DNS
3 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.06%) VPN
4 1 (1.03%) IPsec
4 1 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (1.03%) CTI
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.03%) VLAN
4 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.06%) MarkLogic
4 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.06%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.03%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.03%) JUnit
3 1 (1.03%) Subversion
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.03%) Hudson
3 1 (1.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.03%) DbUnit
3 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (7.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Retail
3 3 (3.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Front Office
4 1 (1.03%) Back Office
4 1 (1.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (37.11%) Consultant
2 11 (11.34%) Developer
3 10 (10.31%) Oracle Consultant
3 10 (10.31%) Architect
4 8 (8.25%) Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Designer
5 7 (7.22%) User Experience Designer
5 7 (7.22%) User Experience Researcher
6 6 (6.19%) Interaction Designer
6 6 (6.19%) UI Designer
7 5 (5.15%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Wintel Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Oracle BI Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Administrator
8 4 (4.12%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) HTML
2 9 (9.28%) CSS
3 5 (5.15%) SOAP
3 5 (5.15%) XML
3 5 (5.15%) Middleware
3 5 (5.15%) REST
4 4 (4.12%) Web Services
5 3 (3.09%) WSDL
5 3 (3.09%) JMS
5 3 (3.09%) .NET
6 2 (2.06%) HTML5
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.06%) RESTful
6 2 (2.06%) WPF
6 2 (2.06%) JRockit
7 1 (1.03%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.03%) Spring
7 1 (1.03%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.03%) jQuery
7 1 (1.03%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Psychology
1 8 (8.25%) Human Factors
2 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.06%) Open Source
4 2 (2.06%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.06%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.06%) AS400
5 1 (1.03%) Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.03%) FMCG
5 1 (1.03%) RIA
5 1 (1.03%) CMDB
5 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) Linux
3 9 (9.28%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.15%) UNIX
4 5 (5.15%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.06%) AIX
7 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.03%) Debian
7 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.40%) Customer Insight
2 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.31%) Migration
3 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (9.28%) Usability Testing
5 8 (8.25%) Market Research
5 8 (8.25%) Scrum
6 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.19%) Rapid Prototyping
6 6 (6.19%) ITIL
6 6 (6.19%) SOA
7 5 (5.15%) Change Management
8 4 (4.12%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.12%) Performance Testing
8 4 (4.12%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.12%) Project Management
8 4 (4.12%) ETL
9 3 (3.09%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.22%) Java
1 7 (7.22%) SQL
2 3 (3.09%) C
2 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.06%) Scala
3 2 (2.06%) Ruby
3 2 (2.06%) C#
3 2 (2.06%) Python
4 1 (1.03%) Perl
4 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (18.56%) Degree
2 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
2 11 (11.34%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) ISEB
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MCP
5 1 (1.03%) MCSE
5 1 (1.03%) MCSA
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.03%) MCDST
5 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.03%) IIBA
5 1 (1.03%) CBAP
5 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
1 1 (1.03%) QA
1 1 (1.03%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) vSphere
4 2 (2.06%) XenApp
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (2.06%) Puppet
2 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.03%) Legato
3 1 (1.03%) SCOM
3 1 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.03%) WSUS
3 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (22.68%) Oracle
2 17 (17.53%) VMware
3 14 (14.43%) Citrix
4 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.15%) Cisco
6 3 (3.09%) HP
6 3 (3.09%) IBM
7 2 (2.06%) F5
7 2 (2.06%) Talend
7 2 (2.06%) Software AG
7 2 (2.06%) NetApp
7 2 (2.06%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.06%) Remedy
7 2 (2.06%) Siebel
8 1 (1.03%) Dell
8 1 (1.03%) EMC
8 1 (1.03%) Adobe
8 1 (1.03%) Sun
8 1 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
Whiteley, Hampshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 21 hours ago