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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 413 429 395
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -34
Contract jobs citing Mercator 21 4 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.017% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.039% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £550 £590 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +34.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £465 £330
% change year-on-year
- +40.90%
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
9247 10298 10501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.77% 43.72% 44.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6265 6829 6594
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 252 225
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.81% -1.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.17 £34.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 July 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 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
2 12 (32.43%) Migration
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
3 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
3 11 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (27.03%) DevOps
4 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
5 9 (24.32%) GitHub
6 8 (21.62%) Python
7 7 (18.92%) Ruby
7 7 (18.92%) Release Management
7 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (18.92%) Bash Shell
8 6 (16.22%) Open Source
8 6 (16.22%) Web Development
9 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
9 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.51%) CISSP
9 5 (13.51%) Security Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Network Security
9 5 (13.51%) OWASP
9 5 (13.51%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (13.51%) CEH
9 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Ansible
9 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (13.51%) Static Code Analysis
9 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture

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 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) GitHub
2 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (8.11%) IaaS
4 3 (8.11%) Office 365
4 3 (8.11%) PaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.70%) Google App Engine
5 1 (2.70%) Google Apps
5 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Network Security
2 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
3 2 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.70%) SMTP
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
4 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) Cloudera CDH
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) DataStage
2 1 (2.70%) Impala
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) OLTP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
2 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.41%) Ant
4 2 (5.41%) Gradle
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) Maven
5 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.70%) GoCD
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.70%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Consultant
2 7 (18.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 7 (18.92%) Security Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Architect
3 6 (16.22%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) CISSP Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Azure Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Cloud Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Linux Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Data Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (8.11%) Office 365 Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
2 12 (32.43%) Migration
3 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
3 10 (27.03%) DevOps
4 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (18.92%) Release Management
5 6 (16.22%) Open Source
5 6 (16.22%) Web Development
6 5 (13.51%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (13.51%) Fuzz Testing
6 5 (13.51%) OWASP
6 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Secure Coding
6 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
6 5 (13.51%) Security Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Social Engineering
6 5 (13.51%) Static Code Analysis
6 5 (13.51%) Static Program Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Python
2 7 (18.92%) Bash Shell
2 7 (18.92%) Ruby
3 2 (5.41%) C
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Go
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) CEH
1 5 (13.51%) CISSP
1 5 (13.51%) CREST Certified
2 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.41%) PMP
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.70%) CCNP
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) COBIT
1 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.41%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.51%) Ansible
3 3 (8.11%) Puppet
3 3 (8.11%) SCOM
3 3 (8.11%) Terraform
4 2 (5.41%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (5.41%) Graphite
5 1 (2.70%) Nagios
5 1 (2.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Splunk
4 2 (5.41%) AppDynamics
4 2 (5.41%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.41%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (5.41%) Google
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.70%) Dell
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper