The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Surrey region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 91 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.27% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £423 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
795 646 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 53.61% 50.16% 52.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 302 459
Average daily rate £350 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £156 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 33 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £13.00 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Mercator
South East

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (40.00%) Scrum
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) WPF
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (10.00%) QA
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) Legal
4 1 (10.00%) Publishing
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Blend
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) WPF
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft