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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 510 520 525
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Mercator 59 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.071% 0.088%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 7
Average daily rate
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£463 £465 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £307 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £600 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%
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
23424 22381 24582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.04% 46.73% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 12697 12897
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1030 1024 1259
Average hourly rate £18.22 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.60 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 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 21 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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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 +29 44 £475 +2.15%
West Midlands -14 5 £330 -
South East -5 2 - - 2
Mercator
UK

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 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 21 (22.58%) Oracle
2 16 (17.20%) Degree
3 15 (16.13%) Windows
3 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 14 (15.05%) VMware
5 13 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (13.98%) Customer Insight
6 12 (12.90%) Citrix
7 11 (11.83%) Migration
8 10 (10.75%) HTML
8 10 (10.75%) SQL
8 10 (10.75%) Linux
8 10 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.75%) Scrum
9 9 (9.68%) Java
9 9 (9.68%) CSS
9 9 (9.68%) SOA
9 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
10 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
10 8 (8.60%) Retail
10 8 (8.60%) Human Factors
10 8 (8.60%) Market Research
11 7 (7.53%) XML
11 7 (7.53%) ITIL
11 7 (7.53%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (7.53%) MS Exchange
11 7 (7.53%) WebSphere
11 7 (7.53%) Psychology

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 7 (7.53%) MS Exchange
1 7 (7.53%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.15%) Apache
6 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.08%) IIS
6 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.08%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) HTTP
2 5 (5.38%) SSL
3 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.15%) VPN
4 2 (2.15%) DNS
4 2 (2.15%) SAN
4 2 (2.15%) WAN
4 2 (2.15%) Firewall
4 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.15%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.08%) NAS
5 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.08%) IPsec
5 1 (1.08%) VLAN
5 1 (1.08%) DHCP
5 1 (1.08%) Internet
5 1 (1.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.15%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.08%) Big Data
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.15%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.15%) JUnit
2 2 (2.15%) DbUnit
2 2 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.15%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.08%) Hudson
3 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.08%) Subversion
3 1 (1.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.08%) Selenium
General
1 8 (8.60%) Retail
2 5 (5.38%) Finance
3 1 (1.08%) Law
3 1 (1.08%) Marketing
3 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (29.03%) Consultant
2 15 (16.13%) Developer
3 13 (13.98%) Architect
4 8 (8.60%) Analyst
5 7 (7.53%) User Experience Researcher
6 6 (6.45%) Interaction Designer
6 6 (6.45%) UI Designer
6 6 (6.45%) User Experience Designer
6 6 (6.45%) Designer
7 5 (5.38%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) ETL Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Exchange Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 4 (4.30%) SOA Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Oracle BI Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) HTML
2 9 (9.68%) CSS
3 7 (7.53%) XML
3 7 (7.53%) REST
4 6 (6.45%) SOAP
4 6 (6.45%) Middleware
5 5 (5.38%) JMS
5 5 (5.38%) WSDL
6 4 (4.30%) .NET
7 3 (3.23%) Web Services
8 2 (2.15%) JRockit
8 2 (2.15%) jQuery
8 2 (2.15%) HTML5
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.08%) RESTful
9 1 (1.08%) CSS3
9 1 (1.08%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.08%) ADO.NET
9 1 (1.08%) XML Messaging
9 1 (1.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Human Factors
2 7 (7.53%) Psychology
2 7 (7.53%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) AS400
5 2 (2.15%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.15%) Open Source
6 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.08%) CMDB
6 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.13%) Windows
2 10 (10.75%) Linux
3 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.30%) UNIX
5 3 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.23%) AIX
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.08%) Debian
6 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (13.98%) Customer Insight
2 11 (11.83%) Migration
3 10 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (10.75%) Scrum
4 9 (9.68%) SOA
4 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (8.60%) Market Research
6 7 (7.53%) Usability Testing
6 7 (7.53%) ITIL
7 6 (6.45%) ETL
7 6 (6.45%) Rapid Prototyping
8 5 (5.38%) UML
8 5 (5.38%) E-Commerce
8 5 (5.38%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.38%) SysML
8 5 (5.38%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.30%) Test Management
9 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) SQL
2 9 (9.68%) Java
3 4 (4.30%) C
4 3 (3.23%) Scala
4 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.15%) Python
5 2 (2.15%) Ruby
5 2 (2.15%) C#
6 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.08%) Perl
6 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Degree
2 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
2 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.08%) MCDST
4 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.08%) IIBA
4 1 (1.08%) CBAP
4 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) GPG13
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) SCCM
2 3 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.15%) Puppet
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.08%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.08%) SCOM
4 1 (1.08%) Legato
4 1 (1.08%) WSUS
4 1 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Oracle
2 14 (15.05%) VMware
3 12 (12.90%) Citrix
4 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.38%) Cisco
6 4 (4.30%) HP
7 3 (3.23%) IBM
7 3 (3.23%) Software AG
8 2 (2.15%) NetApp
8 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.15%) Remedy
8 2 (2.15%) SAP
8 2 (2.15%) Talend
9 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.08%) EMC
9 1 (1.08%) Avaya
9 1 (1.08%) Websense
9 1 (1.08%) Aruba
9 1 (1.08%) F5
9 1 (1.08%) Lotus
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