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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 420 378 407
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +29
Contract jobs citing Mercator 4 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.16% 0.095%
As % of the Vendors category 0.040% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 17
Average daily rate
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- £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £450 £495
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10122 11028 11633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.74% 45.50% 46.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6689 6969 7477
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 234 268
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.14 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £35.90 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Hounslow - 2 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Scala
2 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (25.00%) HBase
2 3 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Office 365
3 2 (16.67%) Lync
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) ESRI
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ATM
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (8.33%) Junos
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (25.00%) HBase
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Toad
1 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Data Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Big Data Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) High Availability
1 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (8.33%) SysML
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) UML
2 1 (8.33%) ETL
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) Scala
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) RHCT
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) ESRI
3 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle