The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 234 230 237
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Mercator 16 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.084% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Average daily rate £562 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.33% -9.23%
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4639 4069 5405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.89% 48.62% 50.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2318 1994 2369
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 323 368
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Mercator
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mercator across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Mercator Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Kent - 2 - -
Oxfordshire -6 1 £700 +137.28%
West Sussex - - - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (34.29%) VMware
2 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
3 10 (28.57%) Windows
4 8 (22.86%) Citrix
5 7 (20.00%) HP
6 6 (17.14%) SCCM
6 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (14.29%) vSphere
7 5 (14.29%) SAN
7 5 (14.29%) MPLS
7 5 (14.29%) Linux
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco
7 5 (14.29%) SQL
7 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (11.43%) Oracle
8 4 (11.43%) SOAP
8 4 (11.43%) XML
8 4 (11.43%) Scrum
8 4 (11.43%) Degree
8 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
9 3 (8.57%) XenApp
9 3 (8.57%) .NET
9 3 (8.57%) C#
9 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
9 3 (8.57%) XenMobile
10 2 (5.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.71%) LAN
10 2 (5.71%) WAN

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.71%) Lync
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) SAN
1 5 (14.29%) MPLS
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) NAS
2 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
2 1 (2.86%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.86%) Legal
1 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Consultant
2 5 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Network Support
2 5 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix Support
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) SOAP
1 4 (11.43%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) Symfony
3 2 (5.71%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (5.71%) YUI
3 2 (5.71%) WPF
3 2 (5.71%) Kohana
3 2 (5.71%) Smarty
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.86%) WCF
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) Scrum
2 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.71%) OOP
2 2 (5.71%) OO
2 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
2 2 (5.71%) Project Management
2 2 (5.71%) Migration
2 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
2 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
3 1 (2.86%) BDD
3 1 (2.86%) Kanban
3 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (2.86%) Usability Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Web Analytics
3 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) vSphere
4 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.57%) XenApp
6 1 (2.86%) XenServer
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.86%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Citrix
3 7 (20.00%) HP
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.71%) Zend
8 1 (2.86%) AppSense
8 1 (2.86%) NetApp
8 1 (2.86%) Sun