The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MKS
Rank 553 520 563
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +43
Contract jobs citing MKS 18 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.077% 0.005% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate £525 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £401 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.73% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23487 20361 25403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.85% 46.57% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13499 11179 13362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1048 1129 1229
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
MKS
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MKS across the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

MKS Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -11 8 £550 -
Yorkshire - 4 £463 -
South East - 2 - -
South West - 2 £275 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
MKS
UK

MKS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
3 8 (36.36%) QlikView
3 8 (36.36%) C++
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
5 6 (27.27%) C
5 6 (27.27%) .NET
5 6 (27.27%) Release Management
5 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (22.73%) Subversion
6 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Markit EDM
6 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (22.73%) C#
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (18.18%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) Java
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
7 4 (18.18%) Maven
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.64%) IIS
8 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (13.64%) Windows
8 3 (13.64%) Linux

MKS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
1 3 (13.64%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (9.09%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.55%) TeamSite
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.55%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) 2G
2 1 (4.55%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) QlikView
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (22.73%) Subversion
3 4 (18.18%) Maven
4 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium
6 1 (4.55%) Build Forge
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Release Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Build Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) XSLT
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 2 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
2 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
3 6 (27.27%) Release Management
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) DFSS
6 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
6 2 (9.09%) UML
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Logistics
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C++
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) C
3 5 (22.73%) C#
4 4 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 2 (9.09%) VC++
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
5 2 (9.09%) VB
5 2 (9.09%) VBA
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Hyperion
3 2 (9.09%) PTC
3 2 (9.09%) Fujitsu