The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank - - 112
Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category - - 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - £423 £298
% change year-on-year
- +42.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1252 1265 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.85% 43.34% 45.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 712 633
Average daily rate £365 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 77 66
Average hourly rate £20.12 £15.50 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.82% +1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.85 £35.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in the South West