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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 378 373 347
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs citing Mercator 22 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £423 £298
% change year-on-year
- +42.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
9620 9970 9366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.58% 44.01% 45.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6285 6435 6017
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 223 224
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 £13.09 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.50 £40.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 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 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 21 (39.62%) VMware
3 20 (37.74%) Cisco
4 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
5 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (28.30%) Firewall
7 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
9 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (16.98%) Migration
10 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (15.09%) ITIL
11 8 (15.09%) Problem Management
12 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (13.21%) SCCM
12 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
12 7 (13.21%) BGP
12 7 (13.21%) Juniper
12 7 (13.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
12 7 (13.21%) Junos
12 7 (13.21%) F5
12 7 (13.21%) Riverbed
13 6 (11.32%) vSphere
13 6 (11.32%) High Availability
13 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (11.32%) HP
13 6 (11.32%) Project Management

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.43%) Lync
3 1 (1.89%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) IaaS
3 2 (3.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) Firewall
2 7 (13.21%) BGP
2 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (13.21%) Junos
2 7 (13.21%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.77%) VPN
4 2 (3.77%) HTTP
4 2 (3.77%) BIG-IP
4 2 (3.77%) FirePass
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (3.77%) SSL
5 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.89%) SNMP
5 1 (1.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) MS Access
3 1 (1.89%) FileMaker
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MSI
1 5 (9.43%) InstallShield
2 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
1 2 (3.77%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Local Government
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Consultant
2 9 (16.98%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (13.21%) Network Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Applications Packager
6 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) Application Packaging
2 5 (9.43%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) SAML
3 1 (1.89%) JSON
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Private Cloud
3 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) Open Source
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Statistics
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
5 1 (1.89%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
6 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.66%) Linux
8 2 (3.77%) CentOS
8 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.77%) SUSE
8 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.89%) Android
9 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.89%) UNIX
9 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.98%) Migration
2 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (15.09%) Problem Management
3 8 (15.09%) ITIL
4 6 (11.32%) Project Management
4 6 (11.32%) High Availability
5 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.66%) Kanban
7 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.77%) Service Management
7 2 (3.77%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.77%) ITSM
7 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.89%) MVC
8 1 (1.89%) SOA
8 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) Python
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Ruby
2 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.89%) VBScript
3 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) RHCT
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (9.43%) MCITP
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.43%) MCP
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.77%) CCDP
4 2 (3.77%) CCIE
4 2 (3.77%) CCSP
4 2 (3.77%) CCNP
4 2 (3.77%) CCSA
4 2 (3.77%) CCSE
4 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) RHCE
5 1 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.32%) vSphere
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (7.55%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (7.55%) UAG
6 3 (5.66%) XenApp
6 3 (5.66%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.89%) vCloud
7 1 (1.89%) Xen
7 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Puppet
2 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) VMware
2 20 (37.74%) Cisco
3 7 (13.21%) Juniper
3 7 (13.21%) Riverbed
3 7 (13.21%) F5
4 6 (11.32%) HP
5 5 (9.43%) Dell
5 5 (9.43%) Citrix
5 5 (9.43%) IBM
5 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.55%) Blue Coat
6 4 (7.55%) Sophos
7 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.77%) Nokia
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) Sybase
8 1 (1.89%) Remedy