The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 242 223 249
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +26
Contract jobs citing Mercator 8 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.082% 0.10% 0.064%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4577 4208 4592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.09% 48.95% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2397 2125 1998
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 247 302
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Mercator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the South East region.

Mercator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Mercator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 5 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) Human Factors
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) FDDI
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Liferay

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Liferay
1 1 (12.50%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) Kerberos
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) FDDI
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) SAML
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Validation
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Ada
1 1 (12.50%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
1 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle