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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 262 212 222
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +10
Contract jobs citing Mercator 5 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.050% 0.21% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.45% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
4832 3979 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.76% 46.72% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2529 2038 1922
Average daily rate £365 £365 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 222 346
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Kent -12 1 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) JNCIS
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CCDP
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (10.00%) Big Data
5 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) XenApp

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (10.00%) Liferay
1 1 (10.00%) K2 blackpearl
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) ATM
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) FDDI
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) SAML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Validation
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Pascal
1 1 (10.00%) Ada
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIS
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCDP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix