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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 376 405 376
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -29
Contract jobs citing Mercator 38 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 3
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£475 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £490 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +30.66%
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
11176 11603 11784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.94% 46.38% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7064 7470 7136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 262 338
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £48.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mercator across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Mercator Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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
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Job
Vacancies
Hounslow - - - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (24.14%) Oracle
1 14 (24.14%) Degree
2 13 (22.41%) Customer Insight
3 11 (18.97%) VMware
4 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.24%) Windows
5 9 (15.52%) HTML
5 9 (15.52%) Citrix
6 8 (13.79%) CSS
6 8 (13.79%) SOA
6 8 (13.79%) Scrum
6 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
6 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 7 (12.07%) Usability Testing
7 7 (12.07%) WebSphere
7 7 (12.07%) Psychology
7 7 (12.07%) Human Factors
7 7 (12.07%) Market Research
7 7 (12.07%) ITIL
7 7 (12.07%) SQL
7 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.34%) Middleware
8 6 (10.34%) HTTP
8 6 (10.34%) Java
8 6 (10.34%) Linux
8 6 (10.34%) XML
8 6 (10.34%) ETL
8 6 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (10.34%) Migration
8 6 (10.34%) Mobile App

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (12.07%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Process Server
3 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) HTTP
2 5 (8.62%) SSL
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.72%) IPsec
4 1 (1.72%) VLAN
4 1 (1.72%) LAN
4 1 (1.72%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) MarkLogic
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.45%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.45%) JUnit
2 2 (3.45%) DbUnit
2 2 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Consultant
2 13 (22.41%) Developer
3 7 (12.07%) User Experience Researcher
3 7 (12.07%) Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Interaction Designer
4 6 (10.34%) Designer
4 6 (10.34%) User Experience Designer
4 6 (10.34%) UI Designer
5 4 (6.90%) ETL Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 4 (6.90%) SOA Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle BI Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Software Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 8 (13.79%) CSS
3 6 (10.34%) Middleware
3 6 (10.34%) XML
3 6 (10.34%) REST
4 5 (8.62%) SOAP
4 5 (8.62%) JMS
4 5 (8.62%) WSDL
5 3 (5.17%) .NET
6 2 (3.45%) JRockit
6 2 (3.45%) Web Services
6 2 (3.45%) HTML5
6 2 (3.45%) jQuery
7 1 (1.72%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.72%) CSS3
7 1 (1.72%) JSON
7 1 (1.72%) Django
7 1 (1.72%) RESTful
7 1 (1.72%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Psychology
1 7 (12.07%) Human Factors
2 6 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.45%) AS400
3 2 (3.45%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Open Source
4 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Linux
3 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.17%) UNIX
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.45%) AIX
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Customer Insight
2 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.79%) SOA
3 8 (13.79%) Scrum
4 7 (12.07%) Usability Testing
4 7 (12.07%) Market Research
4 7 (12.07%) ITIL
5 6 (10.34%) ETL
5 6 (10.34%) Migration
5 6 (10.34%) Rapid Prototyping
6 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.62%) TOGAF
6 5 (8.62%) SysML
6 5 (8.62%) UML
7 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.17%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (5.17%) Functional Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) Java
3 4 (6.90%) C
4 3 (5.17%) Scala
5 2 (3.45%) Python
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
6 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Degree
2 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) GPG13
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Oracle
2 11 (18.97%) VMware
3 9 (15.52%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco
5 3 (5.17%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) Software AG
6 2 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) NetApp
6 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.45%) Remedy
6 2 (3.45%) Talend
7 1 (1.72%) F5
7 1 (1.72%) Aruba
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) BMC