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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 400 377 384
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing Mercator 8 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.093% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 11
Average daily rate - £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £412
% change year-on-year
- +9.35%
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
8591 9589 9860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.57% 45.21% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5620 6357 6319
Average daily rate £438 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 198 221
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Middleware
3 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) Puppet
3 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) Web Operations
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) FedRAMP
4 1 (8.33%) Presales
4 1 (8.33%) Grafana
4 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (25.00%) Apache
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Google App Engine
2 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DataStage
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Database Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Support
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) WebOps Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) Web Operations
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) RHCT
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) FedRAMP
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Control-M
2 1 (8.33%) Grafana
2 1 (8.33%) Graphite
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Proofpoint
3 1 (8.33%) Rackspace
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Splunk
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) webMethods