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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 559 517 478
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -39
Contract jobs citing Mercator 21 59 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.091% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 26
Average daily rate
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£545 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £405 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £664 £400
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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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
23060 23462 20410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.55% 45.66% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13389 13412 11202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1033 1135
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £39.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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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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 -6 19 £545 +21.11% 2
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UK

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (42.65%) VMware
2 28 (41.18%) Windows
3 26 (38.24%) Cisco
4 20 (29.41%) Firewall
5 18 (26.47%) Active Directory
6 17 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (17.65%) F5
9 12 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (17.65%) Juniper
10 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (14.71%) Windows 7
12 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (13.24%) ITIL
12 9 (13.24%) Migration
13 7 (10.29%) Problem Management
13 7 (10.29%) Citrix
13 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (10.29%) Riverbed
13 7 (10.29%) Junos
13 7 (10.29%) SCCM
13 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
13 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
14 6 (8.82%) Lync
14 6 (8.82%) vSphere
14 6 (8.82%) Windows 8
14 6 (8.82%) Office 365

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.82%) SharePoint
1 6 (8.82%) Lync
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Office 365
2 4 (5.88%) IaaS
3 2 (2.94%) GitHub
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.41%) Firewall
2 12 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (10.29%) Junos
4 6 (8.82%) BGP
4 6 (8.82%) BIG-IP
5 5 (7.35%) LAN
5 5 (7.35%) WAN
5 5 (7.35%) iSCSI
5 5 (7.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (4.41%) HTTP
6 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.94%) VPN
7 2 (2.94%) SSL
8 1 (1.47%) Intranet
8 1 (1.47%) Internet
8 1 (1.47%) Extranet
8 1 (1.47%) MPLS
8 1 (1.47%) VLAN
8 1 (1.47%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) EDRMS
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) Big Data
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) MS Access
4 1 (1.47%) FileMaker
4 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) HBase
4 1 (1.47%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MSI
2 5 (7.35%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
1 2 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (1.47%) Local Government
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Consultant
2 12 (17.65%) Technical Consultant
3 9 (13.24%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Network Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Network Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Applications Packager
5 5 (7.35%) User Experience Researcher
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) SQL DBA
8 2 (2.94%) Citrix Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Application Packaging
2 3 (4.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.47%) REST
3 1 (1.47%) JAX-RS
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Private Cloud
3 5 (7.35%) User Experience
4 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Open Source
6 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.47%) Statistics
6 1 (1.47%) CMDB
6 1 (1.47%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Windows
2 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (14.71%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.82%) Windows 8
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.88%) Linux
7 2 (2.94%) SUSE
7 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.94%) CentOS
7 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.94%) UNIX
8 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (13.24%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Migration
3 7 (10.29%) Problem Management
4 6 (8.82%) Project Management
4 6 (8.82%) High Availability
5 5 (7.35%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.41%) Service Management
7 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.94%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.94%) ITSM
8 2 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.94%) Kanban
9 1 (1.47%) Database Tuning
9 1 (1.47%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.47%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) Python
2 2 (2.94%) Ruby
2 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.94%) Java
2 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.47%) VBScript
3 1 (1.47%) Perl
3 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) RHCT
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (7.35%) CCNP
3 5 (7.35%) MCITP
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.35%) MCP
3 5 (7.35%) CCDP
4 4 (5.88%) JNCIS
5 2 (2.94%) CCIE
6 1 (1.47%) CCSP
6 1 (1.47%) HND
6 1 (1.47%) RHCE
6 1 (1.47%) CCSA
6 1 (1.47%) CCSE
6 1 (1.47%) CCNA
6 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (8.82%) vSphere
4 4 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (5.88%) UAG
4 4 (5.88%) XenApp
4 4 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.47%) vCloud
5 1 (1.47%) Xen
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.94%) Puppet
3 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.47%) SCOM
4 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) VMware
2 26 (38.24%) Cisco
3 12 (17.65%) Juniper
3 12 (17.65%) F5
4 7 (10.29%) Riverbed
4 7 (10.29%) Citrix
5 6 (8.82%) HP
6 5 (7.35%) Dell
6 5 (7.35%) IBM
6 5 (7.35%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.88%) Sophos
7 4 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle
8 1 (1.47%) Sybase
8 1 (1.47%) NetApp
8 1 (1.47%) Nokia
8 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.47%) Remedy
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