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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 383 406 396
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Contract jobs citing Mercator 32 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 2
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£488 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
11079 11592 11968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.00% 46.25% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7148 7536 7273
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 257 333
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Oracle
2 14 (22.22%) Degree
3 13 (20.63%) Customer Insight
3 13 (20.63%) User Experience
4 12 (19.05%) VMware
5 11 (17.46%) Windows
6 10 (15.87%) Citrix
7 8 (12.70%) SOA
7 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
7 8 (12.70%) ITIL
7 8 (12.70%) HTML
7 8 (12.70%) Scrum
7 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
7 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.11%) Usability Testing
8 7 (11.11%) WebSphere
8 7 (11.11%) Psychology
8 7 (11.11%) Human Factors
8 7 (11.11%) Market Research
8 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.11%) Java
8 7 (11.11%) SQL
8 7 (11.11%) CSS
9 6 (9.52%) Linux
9 6 (9.52%) XML
9 6 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (9.52%) ETL
9 6 (9.52%) HTTP

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.76%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (3.17%) Apache
4 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) HTTP
2 5 (7.94%) SSL
3 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.59%) Internet
4 1 (1.59%) VPN
4 1 (1.59%) DNS
4 1 (1.59%) LAN
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
4 1 (1.59%) DHCP
4 1 (1.59%) IPsec
4 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.17%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.17%) JUnit
2 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.17%) Selenium
2 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.17%) DbUnit
2 2 (3.17%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Developer
1 13 (20.63%) Consultant
2 7 (11.11%) User Experience Researcher
3 6 (9.52%) Architect
3 6 (9.52%) User Experience Designer
3 6 (9.52%) Designer
3 6 (9.52%) Interaction Designer
3 6 (9.52%) UI Designer
4 4 (6.35%) ETL Developer
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (6.35%) Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 4 (6.35%) SOA Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle BI Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.17%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (3.17%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (3.17%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) HTML
2 7 (11.11%) CSS
3 6 (9.52%) XML
3 6 (9.52%) Middleware
4 5 (7.94%) REST
4 5 (7.94%) WSDL
4 5 (7.94%) JMS
4 5 (7.94%) SOAP
5 4 (6.35%) Web Services
6 3 (4.76%) .NET
7 2 (3.17%) JRockit
7 2 (3.17%) jQuery
8 1 (1.59%) RESTful
8 1 (1.59%) HTML5
8 1 (1.59%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.59%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) User Experience
2 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.11%) Psychology
3 7 (11.11%) Human Factors
4 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.17%) AS400
5 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.17%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.59%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 3 (4.76%) UNIX
4 2 (3.17%) AIX
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.59%) Android
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.63%) Customer Insight
3 8 (12.70%) SOA
3 8 (12.70%) ITIL
3 8 (12.70%) Scrum
4 7 (11.11%) Usability Testing
4 7 (11.11%) Market Research
4 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.52%) ETL
5 6 (9.52%) Rapid Prototyping
6 5 (7.94%) UML
6 5 (7.94%) Migration
6 5 (7.94%) TOGAF
6 5 (7.94%) SysML
7 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.35%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.76%) Test Management
8 3 (4.76%) Release Management
8 3 (4.76%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) Java
1 7 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) C
3 3 (4.76%) Scala
4 2 (3.17%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) Perl
5 1 (1.59%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Degree
2 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
2 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.59%) ISEB
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.59%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle
2 12 (19.05%) VMware
3 10 (15.87%) Citrix
4 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.76%) Software AG
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco
5 3 (4.76%) IBM
6 2 (3.17%) HP
6 2 (3.17%) NetApp
6 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.17%) Remedy
6 2 (3.17%) Talend
7 1 (1.59%) Aruba
7 1 (1.59%) F5
7 1 (1.59%) BMC
7 1 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (1.59%) Google
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