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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 154 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.065% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
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
1527 1661 1523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.41% 40.10% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 878 828
Median daily rate £410 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 79 101
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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

Mercator
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 1 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Principal Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Principal Security Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture