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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 402 412 410
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Mercator 15 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.069% 0.035% 0.090%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.080% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 8
Median daily rate - £590 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £440
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8951 10042 10203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.29% 44.38% 43.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6184 6597 6642
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 257 214
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.88 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% +4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mercator also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (37.50%) GitHub
3 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 9 (37.50%) DevOps
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) Python
5 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Migration
5 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
5 7 (29.17%) Ruby
5 7 (29.17%) Release Management
5 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
6 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (16.67%) Puppet
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 4 (16.67%) Ansible
8 3 (12.50%) Apache
8 3 (12.50%) ETL
8 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 3 (12.50%) IBM
8 3 (12.50%) Windows
8 3 (12.50%) Workflow
8 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
9 2 (8.33%) Open Source
9 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.33%) Google

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) GitHub
2 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.17%) Google App Engine
3 1 (4.17%) Google Apps
3 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) SMTP
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) DataStage
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) Impala
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
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 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.17%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (4.17%) Banking
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Consultant
2 7 (29.17%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) AWS Architect
5 2 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration Architect
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Migration Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Security Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
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 11 (45.83%) 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 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
1 9 (37.50%) DevOps
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Migration
3 7 (29.17%) Release Management
4 3 (12.50%) ETL
4 3 (12.50%) Workflow
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 2 (8.33%) Open Source
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) Web Operations
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (4.17%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Python
2 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
2 7 (29.17%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) Go
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 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.67%) Ansible
2 4 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) Control-M
3 1 (4.17%) Grafana
3 1 (4.17%) Graphite
3 1 (4.17%) Nagios
3 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (8.33%) Google
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) webMethods