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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 391 379 357
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -22
Contract jobs citing Mercator 17 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.076% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 14
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£590 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £440 £300
% change year-on-year
- +46.66%
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
9965 10332 10053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.53% 44.30% 45.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6470 6757 6335
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 209 272
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £44.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 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
Enfield - 3 - -
Twickenham -7 2 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 22 (43.14%) VMware
3 18 (35.29%) Cisco
3 18 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (25.49%) Firewall
6 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
7 10 (19.61%) Migration
8 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (15.69%) ITIL
10 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (11.76%) RHCT
11 6 (11.76%) Application Packaging
11 6 (11.76%) Problem Management
11 6 (11.76%) SCCM
11 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (11.76%) Project Management
11 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
11 6 (11.76%) HP
11 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
11 6 (11.76%) vSphere
11 6 (11.76%) Lync
11 6 (11.76%) High Availability
11 6 (11.76%) Office 365
12 5 (9.80%) F5
12 5 (9.80%) Junos
12 5 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 6 (11.76%) Lync
2 3 (5.88%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Office 365
2 4 (7.84%) IaaS
3 2 (3.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) Firewall
2 5 (9.80%) Junos
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (7.84%) BGP
4 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.92%) SSL
5 2 (3.92%) HTTP
6 1 (1.96%) SNMP
6 1 (1.96%) ATM
6 1 (1.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) EDRMS
2 3 (5.88%) HBase
2 3 (5.88%) Big Data
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) FileMaker
3 1 (1.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MSI
1 5 (9.80%) InstallShield
2 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.96%) Toad
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Consultant
2 9 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Applications Packager
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Big Data Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Data Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Citrix Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Private Cloud
3 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.92%) Open Source
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Statistics
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
6 1 (1.96%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.96%) PKI
6 1 (1.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.84%) Linux
7 2 (3.92%) SUSE
7 2 (3.92%) CentOS
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.96%) UNIX
8 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Migration
2 8 (15.69%) ITIL
3 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 6 (11.76%) Project Management
4 6 (11.76%) High Availability
5 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.92%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.92%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) ITSM
6 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.96%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.96%) Database Security
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.96%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Python
1 3 (5.88%) Java
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
1 3 (5.88%) Scala
2 2 (3.92%) Ruby
2 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.96%) VBScript
3 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) RHCT
2 5 (9.80%) MCP
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (9.80%) MCITP
3 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) RHCE
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.96%) HND
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.76%) vSphere
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (7.84%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (7.84%) UAG
6 3 (5.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (5.88%) XenApp
6 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.96%) vCloud
7 1 (1.96%) Xen
7 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) VMware
2 18 (35.29%) Cisco
3 6 (11.76%) HP
4 5 (9.80%) F5
4 5 (9.80%) Dell
4 5 (9.80%) Citrix
4 5 (9.80%) IBM
4 5 (9.80%) Juniper
4 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.80%) Riverbed
5 4 (7.84%) Blue Coat
5 4 (7.84%) Sophos
6 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
7 1 (1.96%) ESRI
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Sybase