The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 366 402 388
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -14
Contract jobs citing Mercator 40 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.078% 0.095%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £415 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £380 £385
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10595 11141 11859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.07% 45.91% 45.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6683 7086 7130
Average daily rate £422 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 288 342
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £13.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £48.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
Mercator
England

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 30 July 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
Hounslow - - - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 16 (23.88%) VMware
1 16 (23.88%) Degree
2 15 (22.39%) Oracle
2 15 (22.39%) Windows
3 13 (19.40%) Customer Insight
4 11 (16.42%) Citrix
5 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
5 10 (14.93%) HTML
5 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.43%) Usability Testing
6 9 (13.43%) SCCM
6 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
6 9 (13.43%) CSS
7 8 (11.94%) Psychology
7 8 (11.94%) Human Factors
8 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
8 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
8 7 (10.45%) Market Research
8 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
8 7 (10.45%) Linux
8 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.96%) SQL
9 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.96%) Mobile App
9 6 (8.96%) Rapid Prototyping
9 6 (8.96%) Scrum
9 6 (8.96%) WebSphere
10 5 (7.46%) Migration
10 5 (7.46%) Middleware
10 5 (7.46%) Java

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 6 (8.96%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) IaaS
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) HTTP
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
2 3 (4.48%) SSL
3 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.49%) VLAN
4 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.49%) IPsec
4 1 (1.49%) Internet
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) DNS
4 1 (1.49%) LAN
4 1 (1.49%) WAN
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) SAN
4 1 (1.49%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.99%) MarkLogic
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.99%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.99%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.49%) DbUnit
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 4 (5.97%) Retail
2 3 (4.48%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Front Office
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Consultant
2 9 (13.43%) Developer
3 7 (10.45%) User Experience Designer
3 7 (10.45%) Designer
3 7 (10.45%) Architect
3 7 (10.45%) User Experience Researcher
4 6 (8.96%) Interaction Designer
4 6 (8.96%) UI Designer
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Consultant
5 4 (5.97%) Wintel Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) ETL Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Administrator
7 2 (2.99%) Performance Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Performance Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) HTML
2 9 (13.43%) CSS
3 5 (7.46%) Middleware
4 4 (5.97%) XML
4 4 (5.97%) REST
5 3 (4.48%) SOAP
5 3 (4.48%) WSDL
5 3 (4.48%) JMS
6 2 (2.99%) Web Services
6 2 (2.99%) .NET
6 2 (2.99%) JRockit
6 2 (2.99%) HTML5
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.49%) CSS3
7 1 (1.49%) RESTful
7 1 (1.49%) Ajax
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.49%) JSON
7 1 (1.49%) Velocity
7 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Psychology
1 8 (11.94%) Human Factors
2 6 (8.96%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) AS400
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.49%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) RIA
4 1 (1.49%) CMDB
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.49%) FMCG
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Windows
2 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
3 7 (10.45%) Linux
4 4 (5.97%) UNIX
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.99%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.49%) Debian
7 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Customer Insight
2 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.43%) Usability Testing
4 7 (10.45%) Market Research
5 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.96%) Rapid Prototyping
5 6 (8.96%) Scrum
6 5 (7.46%) Migration
6 5 (7.46%) ITIL
6 5 (7.46%) SOA
7 4 (5.97%) ETL
7 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.48%) SysML
8 3 (4.48%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.48%) Release Management
8 3 (4.48%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.48%) Project Management
8 3 (4.48%) UML
8 3 (4.48%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) Java
3 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.48%) C
4 2 (2.99%) Python
4 2 (2.99%) Ruby
4 2 (2.99%) Scala
5 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.49%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Degree
2 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.49%) ISEB
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) WSUS
3 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.49%) SCOM
3 1 (1.49%) Legato
3 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) VMware
2 15 (22.39%) Oracle
3 11 (16.42%) Citrix
4 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.48%) Cisco
6 2 (2.99%) NetApp
6 2 (2.99%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.99%) Software AG
6 2 (2.99%) IBM
6 2 (2.99%) Siebel
6 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.99%) Remedy
6 2 (2.99%) Talend
6 2 (2.99%) F5
7 1 (1.49%) Aruba
7 1 (1.49%) Websense
7 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.49%) SAP
7 1 (1.49%) Juniper
7 1 (1.49%) BMC
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