The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of MKS 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 MKS over the 3 months to 1 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 MKS, Inc.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
MKS
Rank 570 557 541
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing MKS 10 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.030% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.043% 0.067% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £277 £401
% change year-on-year
-9.64% -30.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.50 -
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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
23047 22545 20256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 45.45% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13422 13024 11108
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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 1000 1008 1132
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.61 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% -9.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

MKS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MKS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

MKS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MKS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MKS across the England region.

MKS Daily Rate Trend in England

MKS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MKS across the England region.

MKS Hourly Rate Trend in England

MKS
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 MKS within the England region over the 3 months to 1 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 -6 4 - -
East of England - 3 £258 -
West Midlands -14 2 £250 - 1
Yorkshire -11 1 - -
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MKS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MKS 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 MKS.

1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 7 (53.85%) IIS
3 7 (53.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (53.85%) SOAP
3 7 (53.85%) XML
3 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
3 7 (53.85%) Subversion
3 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
4 6 (46.15%) DevOps
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) Banking
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) Change Management
6 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
6 4 (30.77%) Release Management
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Hedge funds
7 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (15.38%) User Experience
8 2 (15.38%) Change Control
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

MKS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MKS 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 MKS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (53.85%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) OLTP
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (15.38%) QlikView
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 7 (53.85%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (15.38%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Deployment Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QlikView Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Release Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) SOAP
1 7 (53.85%) XML
1 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) JSP
2 1 (7.69%) Struts
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Hedge funds
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Release Management
4 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) RPG/400
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) RPG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle