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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 30 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 581 611 564
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -47
Contract jobs citing Mercator 43 12 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.023% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.053% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 13
Median daily rate £550 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -2.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £465 £463
% change year-on-year
- +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
22151 22748 23930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.73% 43.21% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13693 13689 13802
Median daily rate £420 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 979 1132
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +45 35 £550 -
South East +16 5 - -
West Midlands -25 4 - -
East of England - 4 - -
Mercator
UK

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mercator also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 18 (28.13%) Linux
2 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) DevOps
3 16 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 16 (25.00%) Migration
4 13 (20.31%) Automated Testing
4 13 (20.31%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (18.75%) Ansible
6 11 (17.19%) Ruby
6 11 (17.19%) Python
6 11 (17.19%) Configuration Management
7 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 10 (15.63%) Windows
8 9 (14.06%) GitHub
8 9 (14.06%) Release Management
8 9 (14.06%) Network Security
8 9 (14.06%) Open Source
9 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (12.50%) Project Management
9 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 8 (12.50%) C
10 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
10 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
10 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
10 7 (10.94%) Bash Shell
10 7 (10.94%) Coaching
11 6 (9.38%) IaaS
11 6 (9.38%) Office 365
11 6 (9.38%) PaaS

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.69%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
3 2 (3.13%) TPMS
3 2 (3.13%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) GitHub
2 8 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (9.38%) IaaS
3 6 (9.38%) Office 365
3 6 (9.38%) PaaS
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) Network Security
2 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.81%) Firewall
4 4 (6.25%) DNS
4 4 (6.25%) VPN
5 3 (4.69%) ICMP
5 3 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.13%) WAN
7 1 (1.56%) DHCP
7 1 (1.56%) HTTP
7 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.56%) SMTP
7 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) MySQL
2 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) Big Data
3 3 (4.69%) Redis
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.56%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) Impala
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) OLTP
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.81%) Ant
3 5 (7.81%) Maven
4 4 (6.25%) GoCD
5 3 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.13%) Gradle
6 2 (3.13%) JIRA
7 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.56%) Subversion
7 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Law
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Consultant
2 10 (15.63%) Security Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 8 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
5 7 (10.94%) Architect
5 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Cloud Consultant
6 6 (9.38%) Office 365 Consultant
7 5 (7.81%) ArcSight Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) CISSP Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) DevOps Consultant
7 5 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Security Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) SIEM Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (6.25%) Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Middleware
2 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (4.69%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Linux
2 10 (15.63%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (26.56%) DevOps
2 16 (25.00%) Migration
3 13 (20.31%) Automated Testing
4 11 (17.19%) Configuration Management
5 9 (14.06%) Open Source
5 9 (14.06%) Release Management
6 8 (12.50%) Project Management
7 7 (10.94%) Coaching
8 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.38%) Web Development
9 5 (7.81%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (7.81%) Information Security
9 5 (7.81%) OWASP
9 5 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Security Architecture
9 5 (7.81%) Security Testing
9 5 (7.81%) SIEM
9 5 (7.81%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) Python
1 11 (17.19%) Ruby
2 8 (12.50%) C
3 7 (10.94%) Bash Shell
4 6 (9.38%) Java
5 5 (7.81%) C#
5 5 (7.81%) SQL
6 4 (6.25%) Go
6 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.13%) VB
8 1 (1.56%) PHP
8 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (7.81%) CEH
1 5 (7.81%) CISSP
1 5 (7.81%) CREST Certified
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.13%) PMP
4 1 (1.56%) CCNP
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.13%) COBIT
2 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (18.75%) Ansible
3 6 (9.38%) SCOM
3 6 (9.38%) Terraform
4 5 (7.81%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (4.69%) Consul
6 2 (3.13%) Graphite
7 1 (1.56%) Nagios
7 1 (1.56%) Netcool
7 1 (1.56%) OpenView
7 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) ArcSight
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) AppDynamics
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco
3 2 (3.13%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (3.13%) Juniper
3 2 (3.13%) Splunk
4 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.56%) Dell
4 1 (1.56%) F5
4 1 (1.56%) Google
4 1 (1.56%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) VMware
Warrington, Cheshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 23 hours ago