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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 575 529 483
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -46
Contract jobs citing Mercator 8 37 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.035% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 32
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£590 £440 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.09% +16.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £440 £300
% change year-on-year
- +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
22585 22182 19841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.14% 44.98% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13399 12859 10942
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 1031 1125
Average hourly rate £18.55 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.98 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 2015. 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 +5 8 £590 +34.85%
Mercator
UK

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) VMware
3 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
3 18 (38.30%) Cisco
4 16 (34.04%) Firewall
5 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (21.28%) Migration
6 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
7 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (17.02%) F5
8 8 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (17.02%) Juniper
9 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
10 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
10 6 (12.77%) Application Packaging
10 6 (12.77%) SCCM
10 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
10 6 (12.77%) Office 365
10 6 (12.77%) Lync
10 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
11 5 (10.64%) Protective Monitoring
11 5 (10.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (10.64%) LAN
11 5 (10.64%) WAN
11 5 (10.64%) MSI
11 5 (10.64%) InstallShield
11 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (12.77%) SharePoint
1 6 (12.77%) Lync
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Office 365
2 4 (8.51%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) Firewall
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (10.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (10.64%) LAN
3 5 (10.64%) WAN
3 5 (10.64%) BIG-IP
3 5 (10.64%) iSCSI
4 3 (6.38%) Junos
5 2 (4.26%) BGP
5 2 (4.26%) ATM
5 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.13%) SSL
6 1 (2.13%) Broadband
6 1 (2.13%) HTTP
6 1 (2.13%) MPLS
6 1 (2.13%) Intranet
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
6 1 (2.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) EDRMS
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.38%) Big Data
2 3 (6.38%) HBase
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) MS Access
3 1 (2.13%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MSI
1 5 (10.64%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.13%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.13%) Toad
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
1 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Local Government
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Consultant
2 12 (25.53%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (12.77%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Network Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Applications Packager
5 4 (8.51%) Server Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Big Data Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Data Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Semantic Web
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) Statistics
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.26%) Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.13%) UNIX
7 1 (2.13%) CentOS
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Migration
2 5 (10.64%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.51%) ITIL
3 4 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.38%) Project Management
4 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.38%) Service Management
5 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.26%) High Availability
6 1 (2.13%) Open Source
6 1 (2.13%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Software Distribution
6 1 (2.13%) Database Security
6 1 (2.13%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (2.13%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) Scala
1 3 (6.38%) Java
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.13%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
3 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.51%) JNCIS
4 4 (8.51%) CCNP
4 4 (8.51%) CCDP
5 2 (4.26%) MCITP
5 2 (4.26%) RHCT
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.26%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) HND
6 1 (2.13%) CCIE
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (8.51%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (8.51%) UAG
5 3 (6.38%) vSphere
5 3 (6.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (4.26%) XenApp
6 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) VMware
2 18 (38.30%) Cisco
3 8 (17.02%) F5
3 8 (17.02%) Juniper
4 4 (8.51%) Blue Coat
4 4 (8.51%) Sophos
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 3 (6.38%) Riverbed
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.26%) HP
6 2 (4.26%) Dell
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.26%) IBM
7 1 (2.13%) Sybase
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.13%) ESRI