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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 569 538 519
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -19
Contract jobs citing Mercator 11 42 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.091% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.054% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 18
Average daily rate - £475 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £412
% change year-on-year
- +9.35%
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
20222 21084 20149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.85% 45.74% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 12496 11397
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 899 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 -30 9 - -
South East -2 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Mercator
UK

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Replication
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (11.76%) SWOT Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Puppet
3 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
2 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DataStage
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.88%) Law
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
1 1 (5.88%) Local Government
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Technical Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Technical Architect
3 2 (11.76%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Database Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Security Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Splunk Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) CESG
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) SWOT Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Web Operations
4 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCIE
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) CEH
1 1 (5.88%) CISA
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) CISSP
1 1 (5.88%) MCSA
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) RHCT
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) FedRAMP
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9000
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
1 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Control-M
2 1 (5.88%) Grafana
2 1 (5.88%) Graphite
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Proofpoint
4 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Splunk
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) webMethods