The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Oxford region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank - 29 30
Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 1.49% 1.74%
As % of the Vendors category - 2.88% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Average daily rate
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- £380 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £359 £385
% change year-on-year
-7.94% -6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
89 104 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 42.18% 51.74% 53.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 70 87
Average daily rate £350 £340 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -22.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £16.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -24.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Mercator
Oxfordshire

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Mercator
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft