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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 408 427 401
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs citing Mercator 28 5 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.022% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.055% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 14
Median daily rate £550 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
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
9331 9160 10594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.06% 40.32% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6196 6082 7251
Median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 162 264
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hounslow +1 2 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 18 (30.00%) Migration
2 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (16.67%) Network Security
4 10 (16.67%) PaaS
4 10 (16.67%) Office 365
4 10 (16.67%) IaaS
4 10 (16.67%) Coaching
4 10 (16.67%) SQL
4 10 (16.67%) Oracle
4 10 (16.67%) Linux
4 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 9 (15.00%) Windows
5 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (15.00%) SCOM
6 8 (13.33%) Open Source
6 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (13.33%) DevOps
6 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Finance
7 7 (11.67%) C
7 7 (11.67%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (11.67%) Ansible
7 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
7 7 (11.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (11.67%) Terraform
8 6 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (10.00%) Time 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 4 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (16.67%) IaaS
2 10 (16.67%) Office 365
2 10 (16.67%) PaaS
3 9 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Network Security
2 5 (8.33%) Firewall
3 3 (5.00%) DNS
3 3 (5.00%) ICMP
3 3 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.00%) VPN
3 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.67%) DKIM
5 1 (1.67%) DMARC
5 1 (1.67%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) LDAP
5 1 (1.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) MySQL
1 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Redis
3 2 (3.33%) Big Data
3 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.67%) DataStage
4 1 (1.67%) DB2
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.67%) OLTP
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.67%) GoCD
3 3 (5.00%) Ant
3 3 (5.00%) Gradle
3 3 (5.00%) Maven
3 3 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.33%) ERwin
5 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.67%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Consultant
2 14 (23.33%) Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
4 10 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
5 9 (15.00%) Office 365 Consultant
6 6 (10.00%) Business Consultant
6 6 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Security Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Security Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) ArcSight Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Automation Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) Business Security Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) CISSP Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) SIEM Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) Middleware
2 2 (3.33%) REST
2 2 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) Kafka
3 1 (1.67%) OpenID
3 1 (1.67%) SAML
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 5 (8.33%) SWIFT
2 4 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) PKI
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Linux
2 9 (15.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Migration
2 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.67%) Coaching
4 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 8 (13.33%) DevOps
4 8 (13.33%) Open Source
5 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.00%) Project Management
5 6 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (10.00%) Time Management
6 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.33%) Investment Management
6 5 (8.33%) OWASP
6 5 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 5 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 5 (8.33%) SIEM
6 5 (8.33%) Static Code Analysis
6 5 (8.33%) Use Case
6 5 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) C
3 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.67%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) Ruby
5 3 (5.00%) C#
5 3 (5.00%) Go
6 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.67%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) CEH
1 5 (8.33%) CISSP
1 5 (8.33%) CREST Certified
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.67%) CCNP
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) SCOM
2 7 (11.67%) Ansible
2 7 (11.67%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (11.67%) Terraform
3 5 (8.33%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (5.00%) Consul
4 3 (5.00%) Graphite
5 1 (1.67%) Control-M
5 1 (1.67%) Nagios
5 1 (1.67%) OpenView
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle
3 5 (8.33%) ArcSight
4 3 (5.00%) AppDynamics
4 3 (5.00%) Splunk
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.67%) Cognos
6 1 (1.67%) F5
6 1 (1.67%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.67%) Talend