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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MKS
Rank 587 550 567
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +17
Contract jobs citing MKS 1 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.017% 0.013%
As % of the Vendors category 0.004% 0.036% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Average daily rate
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£510 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
+36.00% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
23857 22072 24564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.71% 46.44% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13819 12687 12854
Average daily rate £400 £388 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
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 1091 1012 1248
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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
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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
Yorkshire +4 1 £510 +70.00%
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
London - - - -
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UK

MKS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Maven
3 3 (50.00%) QlikView
3 3 (50.00%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (33.33%) Build Forge
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Markit EDM
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 2 (33.33%) Hyperion
4 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (33.33%) VBA
4 2 (33.33%) J2EE
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (33.33%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) TeamSite
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

MKS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) TeamSite
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) QlikView
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Build Forge
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Release Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QlikView Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QlikView Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
2 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Hyperion
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft