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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mercator
England / South East
Rank - - 255
Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - - 0.065%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
3621 3917 4481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 49.89% 47.21% 48.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2074 2172 2345
Median daily rate £410 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £229 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 212 214
Median hourly rate £18.50 £37.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.66% +115.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.46 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mercator also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (80.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) Tuxedo
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) TPMS
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Netcool
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) TPMS
1 2 (40.00%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) IP Network Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) VB Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) VB Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Web Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft