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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 137 - 133
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.095% - 0.031%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% - 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £490 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +30.66%
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
1308 921 1271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.42% 41.12% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 552 670
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £491 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 69 104
Average hourly rate £20.03 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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

Mercator
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
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