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 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 392 397 390
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Mercator 8 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.035% 0.090% 0.082%
As % of the Vendors category 0.079% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 14
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£590 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £440 £300
% change year-on-year
- +46.66%
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
10071 10275 9914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.53% 43.98% 44.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6612 6701 6237
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 214 292
Average hourly rate £19.88 £19.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -10.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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
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 28 May 2015. 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
Enfield - 2 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 17 (43.59%) VMware
4 13 (33.33%) Cisco
5 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (28.21%) Firewall
7 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (25.64%) Migration
8 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
8 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
9 6 (15.38%) Application Packaging
9 6 (15.38%) SCCM
9 6 (15.38%) Lync
9 6 (15.38%) Office 365
9 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (12.82%) MSI
10 5 (12.82%) InstallShield
11 4 (10.26%) EDRMS
11 4 (10.26%) Sophos
11 4 (10.26%) ITIL
11 4 (10.26%) Blue Coat
11 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
11 4 (10.26%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (10.26%) UAG
11 4 (10.26%) AirWatch
11 4 (10.26%) IaaS
11 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 6 (15.38%) Lync
2 3 (7.69%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) IaaS
3 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) Junos
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.13%) BGP
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.56%) ATM
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) EDRMS
2 3 (7.69%) Big Data
2 3 (7.69%) HBase
2 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) MS Access
3 1 (2.56%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MSI
1 5 (12.82%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.56%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Local Government
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Applications Packager
5 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Server Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Big Data Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Data Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Statistics
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Linux
7 1 (2.56%) CentOS
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.56%) SUSE
7 1 (2.56%) UNIX
7 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Migration
2 4 (10.26%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Service Management
4 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.13%) High Availability
5 1 (2.56%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (2.56%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.56%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.56%) Database Security
5 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Open Source
5 1 (2.56%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Scala
1 3 (7.69%) Java
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
3 1 (2.56%) VBScript
3 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) MCP
2 2 (5.13%) RHCT
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) MCITP
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (10.26%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (10.26%) UAG
5 3 (7.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (7.69%) vSphere
6 2 (5.13%) XenApp
6 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) VMware
2 13 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (10.26%) Sophos
3 4 (10.26%) Blue Coat
4 3 (7.69%) F5
4 3 (7.69%) Riverbed
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) Juniper
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Sybase
6 1 (2.56%) Remedy
6 1 (2.56%) ESRI