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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 400 431 409
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -22
Contract jobs citing Mercator 35 6 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.026% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.061% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 11
Median daily rate £550 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate - £465 £450
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
9618 9810 11187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.51% 42.00% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6360 6514 7233
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 208 245
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 September 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 17 (30.91%) Linux
1 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Migration
3 14 (25.45%) DevOps
4 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
4 13 (23.64%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (23.64%) Automated Testing
5 11 (20.00%) Ruby
5 11 (20.00%) Python
5 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 10 (18.18%) Windows
7 9 (16.36%) Ansible
7 9 (16.36%) GitHub
7 9 (16.36%) Open Source
8 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (14.55%) Project Management
9 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
9 7 (12.73%) Bash Shell
9 7 (12.73%) Network Security
9 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
10 6 (10.91%) Release Management
10 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (10.91%) Web Development
10 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (10.91%) Coaching
10 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
10 6 (10.91%) Terraform
11 5 (9.09%) Secure Coding

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 4 (7.27%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) GitHub
2 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (9.09%) IaaS
4 5 (9.09%) Office 365
4 5 (9.09%) PaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.82%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) Network Security
2 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.27%) DNS
3 4 (7.27%) Firewall
4 3 (5.45%) ICMP
4 3 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.45%) VPN
4 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.64%) WAN
6 1 (1.82%) DHCP
6 1 (1.82%) HTTP
6 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.82%) SMTP
6 1 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) MySQL
2 4 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) Big Data
3 3 (5.45%) Redis
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.82%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.82%) Impala
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.82%) OLTP
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.82%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.27%) GoCD
4 3 (5.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (3.64%) Ant
5 2 (3.64%) Gradle
5 2 (3.64%) JIRA
5 2 (3.64%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.82%) Subversion
6 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Consultant
2 10 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 7 (12.73%) Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Business Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Azure Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Cloud Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) ArcSight Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) CISSP Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Office 365 Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) SIEM Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Active Directory Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (7.27%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.82%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Migration
3 14 (25.45%) DevOps
4 13 (23.64%) Automated Testing
5 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (16.36%) Open Source
7 8 (14.55%) Project Management
8 6 (10.91%) Coaching
8 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.91%) Release Management
8 6 (10.91%) Web Development
9 5 (9.09%) OWASP
9 5 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Secure Coding
9 5 (9.09%) Security Architecture
9 5 (9.09%) Security Testing
9 5 (9.09%) SIEM
9 5 (9.09%) Social Engineering
9 5 (9.09%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Python
1 11 (20.00%) Ruby
2 7 (12.73%) Bash Shell
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 4 (7.27%) C
4 4 (7.27%) Go
5 3 (5.45%) C#
5 3 (5.45%) Java
6 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) CEH
1 5 (9.09%) CISSP
1 5 (9.09%) CREST Certified
2 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.64%) PMP
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.82%) CCNP
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) COBIT
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.64%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (23.64%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (16.36%) Ansible
3 6 (10.91%) Terraform
4 5 (9.09%) ArcSight ESM
4 5 (9.09%) SCOM
5 3 (5.45%) Consul
6 2 (3.64%) Graphite
7 1 (1.82%) Nagios
7 1 (1.82%) OpenView
7 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) ArcSight
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) AppDynamics
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco
3 2 (3.64%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (3.64%) Juniper
3 2 (3.64%) Splunk
4 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.82%) Dell
4 1 (1.82%) F5
4 1 (1.82%) Google
4 1 (1.82%) HP
4 1 (1.82%) VMware