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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 415 411 393
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing Mercator 16 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.070% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Average daily rate - £590 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £440
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
9467 9900 10321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.18% 44.29% 44.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6406 6393 6726
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 219 205
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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 28 April 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 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (33.33%) GitHub
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 8 (33.33%) DevOps
4 7 (29.17%) Migration
4 7 (29.17%) Python
4 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Release Management
4 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
4 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
5 6 (25.00%) Ruby
6 4 (16.67%) Ansible
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (12.50%) Puppet
7 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) Apache
7 3 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) IBM
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Workflow
8 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
8 2 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
8 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (8.33%) Web Operations

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) GitHub
2 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.17%) Google App Engine
3 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) DataStage
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (4.17%) Banking
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Consultant
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Data Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Migration Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 8 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Release Management
3 3 (12.50%) ETL
3 3 (12.50%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) Web Operations
5 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
1 7 (29.17%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) COBIT
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.33%) SSAE 16
2 1 (4.17%) FedRAMP
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.67%) Ansible
3 3 (12.50%) Puppet
4 1 (4.17%) Control-M
4 1 (4.17%) Grafana
4 1 (4.17%) Graphite
4 1 (4.17%) Nagios
4 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) Proofpoint
4 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) webMethods