The table below looks at the statistics for Merb skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Merb over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Merb
Rank - - 633
Contract jobs citing Merb 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £513
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £425
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16138 16326 15676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.83% 27.95% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11190 11035 9953
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 292 221
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.64 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

Merb
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Merb as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Merb Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Merb
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Merb within the UK.

Merb Daily Rate Trend in the UK