The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 121 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Mercator 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.048% 0.048% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.096% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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 Hampshire region.

Vendors Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
979 1046 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 47.14% 50.58% 55.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 537 510
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 60 117
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -12.82%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
1 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Extranet
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy