The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Peterborough 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 33 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 1.94% - -
As % of the Vendors category 3.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
81 31 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 52.26% 50.00% 61.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 32
Average daily rate £235 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £112.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.77% +837.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Mercator
Cambridgeshire

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) NAS
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) NAS
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Design Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Packager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
1 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (75.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) MCSA
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Dell
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix