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 30 April 2016 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 608 578 542
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -36
Contract jobs citing Mercator 19 20 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.039% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.085% 0.087% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 12
Average daily rate - £590 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £440
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Mercator
UK

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
22469 22994 22489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.85% 45.36% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14020 13322 12957
Average daily rate £413 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 1014 1010
Average hourly rate £18.28 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 16 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East -21 1 - -
Mercator
UK

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
2 11 (37.93%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (34.48%) GitHub
3 10 (34.48%) DevOps
3 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Release Management
4 9 (31.03%) Python
4 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
5 8 (27.59%) Migration
6 6 (20.69%) Ruby
7 5 (17.24%) Puppet
7 5 (17.24%) Windows
7 5 (17.24%) Oracle
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.79%) ETL
8 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (13.79%) Ansible
9 3 (10.34%) Terraform
9 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (10.34%) IBM
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.34%) IIS
9 3 (10.34%) .NET
9 3 (10.34%) Apache
9 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (10.34%) Apache
1 3 (10.34%) IIS
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) GitHub
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.45%) Google App Engine
3 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) DataStage
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
2 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.45%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (3.45%) Banking
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Law
1 1 (3.45%) Legal
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Consultant
2 8 (27.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (24.14%) Architect
4 6 (20.69%) DevOps Consultant
4 6 (20.69%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Data Migration Architect
7 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Migration Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Security Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) CESG
2 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
1 10 (34.48%) DevOps
2 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
2 9 (31.03%) Release Management
3 8 (27.59%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) ETL
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.34%) Workflow
6 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Web Operations
7 1 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
1 9 (31.03%) Python
2 6 (20.69%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
1 2 (6.90%) PMP
2 1 (3.45%) CCIE
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) CCNP
2 1 (3.45%) CEH
2 1 (3.45%) CISA
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) COBIT
2 2 (6.90%) SSAE 16
3 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.45%) FedRAMP
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (17.24%) Puppet
3 4 (13.79%) Ansible
4 3 (10.34%) Terraform
5 1 (3.45%) Control-M
5 1 (3.45%) Grafana
5 1 (3.45%) Graphite
5 1 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) IBM
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.45%) BMC
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) Proofpoint
4 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Splunk
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) Talend
4 1 (3.45%) webMethods