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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank - - 125
Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £412
% change year-on-year
- +9.35%
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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1564 1445 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.15% 45.90% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 734 567
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.03 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (100.00%) Lync

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPT Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) LAN Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Lync Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Cisco IPT Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) WAN Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco