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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 403 426 393
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -33
Contract jobs citing Mercator 20 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.094% 0.039% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.087% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Median daily rate - £590 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £440
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Mercator
England

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
8802 10309 10257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.22% 44.12% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6072 6811 6584
Median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 256 205
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £52.17 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 9 (33.33%) DevOps
3 9 (33.33%) GitHub
4 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Migration
4 8 (29.63%) Python
5 7 (25.93%) Ruby
5 7 (25.93%) Release Management
5 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
5 7 (25.93%) Bash Shell
6 4 (14.81%) Puppet
6 4 (14.81%) Ansible
6 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle
6 4 (14.81%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 3 (11.11%) ETL
7 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Workflow
7 3 (11.11%) Firewall
7 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (7.41%) Apache
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) GitHub
2 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Google App Engine
4 1 (3.70%) Google Apps
4 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
1 3 (11.11%) Network Security
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.70%) SMTP
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) DataStage
3 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Cloudera CDH
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Impala
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) OLTP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.70%) GoCD
4 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.70%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Consultant
2 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (14.81%) DevOps Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Security Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
2 9 (33.33%) DevOps
3 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Migration
4 7 (25.93%) Release Management
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) ETL
5 3 (11.11%) Open Source
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Workflow
6 2 (7.41%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
6 2 (7.41%) Matrix Management
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Web Operations
7 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) Bash Shell
2 7 (25.93%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) Go
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.41%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CEH
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) CREST Certified
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) COBIT
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.41%) SSAE 16
2 1 (3.70%) FedRAMP
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (14.81%) Ansible
2 4 (14.81%) Puppet
3 2 (7.41%) Nagios
4 1 (3.70%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (3.70%) Control-M
4 1 (3.70%) Grafana
4 1 (3.70%) Graphite
4 1 (3.70%) OpenView
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (7.41%) Google
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.70%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.70%) Dell
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Juniper
3 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.70%) Splunk
3 1 (3.70%) webMethods