The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank - - 140
Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.032%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £440
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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1806 1814 1335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.88% 45.62% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 867 634
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 111 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £49.50 £45.00
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 the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mercator across the North West region.

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in the North West