The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mercator
England / London
Rank 391 412 377
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -35
Contract jobs citing Mercator 5 7 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.033% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.060% 0.080% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £488
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8292 8739 9519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.86% 40.74% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5593 5724 6281
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 153 182
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.34 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +8.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in London

Mercator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Mercator Hourly Rate Trend in London

Mercator
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the London region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Enfield - 3 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mercator also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 10 (24.39%) Migration
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.51%) Azure Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) Windows
3 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) PaaS
3 7 (17.07%) Office 365
3 7 (17.07%) IaaS
4 6 (14.63%) SCOM
4 6 (14.63%) Network Security
4 6 (14.63%) Coaching
4 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
5 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) Finance
5 5 (12.20%) DevOps
5 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.76%) Investment Management
6 4 (9.76%) Time Management
6 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (9.76%) SWIFT
6 4 (9.76%) Terraform
6 4 (9.76%) Ansible
6 4 (9.76%) Asset Management

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) Apache Spark
1 3 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (17.07%) IaaS
3 7 (17.07%) Office 365
3 7 (17.07%) PaaS
4 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Network Security
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 3 (7.32%) ICMP
2 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.32%) VPN
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.44%) DKIM
4 1 (2.44%) DMARC
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
4 1 (2.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MySQL
1 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (7.32%) Redis
2 2 (4.88%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) DataStage
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) GoCD
3 2 (4.88%) ERwin
4 1 (2.44%) Ant
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) Gradle
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
4 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Consultant
2 10 (24.39%) Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Azure Consultant
3 8 (19.51%) Business Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Consultant
4 7 (17.07%) Cloud Consultant
5 6 (14.63%) Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Office 365 Consultant
6 5 (12.20%) Automation Consultant
6 5 (12.20%) Security Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Business Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) Security Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) ArcSight Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) AWS Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Business Security Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) SCCM Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Server Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) REST
1 2 (4.88%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
2 1 (2.44%) Kafka
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) OpenID
2 1 (2.44%) SAML
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) SWIFT
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Migration
2 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) Coaching
4 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.20%) DevOps
5 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
5 4 (9.76%) Client Onboarding
5 4 (9.76%) Investment Management
5 4 (9.76%) Project Management
5 4 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Time Management
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Build Automation
6 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.32%) Open Source
6 3 (7.32%) Service Design
6 3 (7.32%) SIEM
6 3 (7.32%) Software Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.76%) C
3 4 (9.76%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) Go
4 3 (7.32%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) Ruby
5 2 (4.88%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) MCSE
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) SCOM
2 5 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (9.76%) Ansible
3 4 (9.76%) Terraform
4 3 (7.32%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (7.32%) Consul
4 3 (7.32%) SCCM
5 1 (2.44%) Control-M
5 1 (2.44%) Graphite
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) ArcSight
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.44%) Cognos
4 1 (2.44%) F5
4 1 (2.44%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Juniper
4 1 (2.44%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.44%) Splunk
4 1 (2.44%) Talend