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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 378 404 359
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -45
Contract jobs citing Mercator 31 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 5
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£475 £423 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% -10.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
10261 11129 9889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.51% 45.89% 46.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 7313 6197
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 230 300
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £31.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) Windows
3 14 (21.88%) Cisco
3 14 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (20.31%) VMware
4 13 (20.31%) ITIL
5 10 (15.63%) Problem Management
5 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (14.06%) Firewall
6 9 (14.06%) Oracle
7 8 (12.50%) Linux
7 8 (12.50%) IBM
7 8 (12.50%) HP
7 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (10.94%) RHCT
8 7 (10.94%) vSphere
8 7 (10.94%) High Availability
8 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
9 6 (9.38%) SOA
9 6 (9.38%) HTTP
9 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
9 6 (9.38%) Dell
9 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
9 6 (9.38%) MCP
9 6 (9.38%) SQL
9 6 (9.38%) Web Services
9 6 (9.38%) Scrum
9 6 (9.38%) Project Management

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) Apache
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.56%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) GitHub
2 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) Firewall
2 6 (9.38%) HTTP
2 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.38%) Junos
2 6 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (7.81%) BGP
3 5 (7.81%) SSL
4 3 (4.69%) FirePass
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (4.69%) BIG-IP
4 3 (4.69%) VPN
5 1 (1.56%) Network Security
5 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.56%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.56%) SNMP
5 1 (1.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.69%) Selenium
1 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
1 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
1 3 (4.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.56%) Subversion
2 1 (1.56%) DbUnit
2 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.56%) JUnit
2 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (15.63%) Consultant
2 8 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Developer
3 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Senior QA Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Agile Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Agile Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 3 (4.69%) SOA Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle BI Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Tester
6 3 (4.69%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) Web Services
2 4 (6.25%) SOAP
2 4 (6.25%) XML
2 4 (6.25%) Middleware
3 3 (4.69%) REST
3 3 (4.69%) HTML
3 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 3 (4.69%) JMS
3 3 (4.69%) WSDL
4 2 (3.13%) CSS
4 2 (3.13%) JRockit
5 1 (1.56%) jQuery
5 1 (1.56%) JSON
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.56%) HTML5
5 1 (1.56%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) User Experience
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.13%) AS400
2 2 (3.13%) Open Source
2 2 (3.13%) CMDB
2 2 (3.13%) Psychology
2 2 (3.13%) Human Factors
3 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.56%) PKI
3 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Clustering
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Linux
2 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.69%) UNIX
7 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.13%) AIX
7 2 (3.13%) SUSE
7 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.13%) Android
7 2 (3.13%) CentOS
7 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (20.31%) ITIL
4 10 (15.63%) Problem Management
5 7 (10.94%) High Availability
6 6 (9.38%) SOA
6 6 (9.38%) Scrum
6 6 (9.38%) Project Management
7 4 (6.25%) ITSM
7 4 (6.25%) Kanban
8 3 (4.69%) Release Management
8 3 (4.69%) SysML
8 3 (4.69%) BDD
8 3 (4.69%) Customer Insight
8 3 (4.69%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.69%) Migration
8 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.69%) UML
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.13%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) Java
2 5 (7.81%) Python
3 4 (6.25%) Scala
4 3 (4.69%) Ruby
5 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) Perl
5 2 (3.13%) C
5 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) RHCT
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.38%) MCP
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (9.38%) MCITP
3 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) CCSE
4 3 (4.69%) CCSA
4 3 (4.69%) CCDP
4 3 (4.69%) CCIE
4 3 (4.69%) CCSP
4 3 (4.69%) CCNP
5 1 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CCNA
5 1 (1.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.94%) vSphere
3 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.13%) XenApp
4 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.13%) Xen
5 1 (1.56%) vCloud
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) SCOrch
2 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.13%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Cisco
2 13 (20.31%) VMware
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle
4 8 (12.50%) IBM
4 8 (12.50%) HP
5 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.38%) Dell
6 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
6 6 (9.38%) F5
7 5 (7.81%) Riverbed
7 5 (7.81%) Juniper
7 5 (7.81%) Citrix
8 3 (4.69%) Nokia
8 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.13%) Software AG
10 1 (1.56%) Google
10 1 (1.56%) Remedy
10 1 (1.56%) SAP
10 1 (1.56%) BMC
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