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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 249 215 -
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -
Contract jobs citing Mercator 6 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.061% 0.26% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- £337 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £337 £450
% change year-on-year
- -25.22%
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4620 4257 3670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.11% 47.63% 47.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2425 2059 1691
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 262 327
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.93 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 5 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (50.00%) F5
2 5 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 5 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) CCDP
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) JNCIS
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) ATM
5 1 (10.00%) Broadband
5 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) .NET

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (10.00%) ATM
2 1 (10.00%) Broadband
2 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Extranet
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Consultant
2 5 (50.00%) Network Consultant
2 5 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) SAML
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) CCDP
2 4 (40.00%) JNCIS
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) F5
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle