The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 31 July 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 currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 546 540 533
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Mercator 48 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.059% 0.088%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 12
Average daily rate
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£425 £465 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.60% +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £380 £385
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25064 24043 26887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.81% 47.03% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 13049 13618
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1193 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mercator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mercator within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Mercator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mercator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mercator within the UK.

Mercator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mercator
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
England -8 47 £425 -8.60% 2
London +40 40 £450 -14.28% 2
West Midlands -20 2 £330 -
Hook - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South East - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (22.92%) Oracle
2 18 (18.75%) Degree
3 17 (17.71%) VMware
3 17 (17.71%) Windows
4 14 (14.58%) Citrix
5 13 (13.54%) Customer Insight
6 12 (12.50%) Linux
6 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 11 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
7 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
8 10 (10.42%) Migration
8 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (10.42%) HTML
9 9 (9.38%) CSS
9 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
9 9 (9.38%) Usability Testing
9 9 (9.38%) SCCM
9 9 (9.38%) Windows 7
10 8 (8.33%) Market Research
10 8 (8.33%) Psychology
10 8 (8.33%) Human Factors
10 8 (8.33%) Scrum
11 7 (7.29%) ITIL
11 7 (7.29%) Java
11 7 (7.29%) SQL
11 7 (7.29%) Finance
11 7 (7.29%) Mobile App
12 6 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.21%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.08%) Apache
5 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Office
2 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) WAN
1 4 (4.17%) HTTP
1 4 (4.17%) SAN
1 4 (4.17%) Firewall
2 3 (3.13%) LAN
2 3 (3.13%) NAS
2 3 (3.13%) SSL
3 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.08%) DHCP
3 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.08%) VPN
3 2 (2.08%) DNS
3 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.04%) Wireless
4 1 (1.04%) IPsec
4 1 (1.04%) VLAN
4 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.04%) CTI
4 1 (1.04%) Internet
4 1 (1.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.08%) MarkLogic
4 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.04%) Big Data
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.08%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.04%) DbUnit
3 1 (1.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.04%) JUnit
3 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.04%) Hudson
3 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.04%) Subversion
3 1 (1.04%) JIRA
General
1 7 (7.29%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Law
4 1 (1.04%) Front Office
4 1 (1.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (37.50%) Consultant
2 11 (11.46%) Developer
3 10 (10.42%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Oracle Consultant
4 8 (8.33%) Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) User Experience Designer
5 7 (7.29%) Designer
5 7 (7.29%) User Experience Researcher
6 6 (6.25%) UI Designer
6 6 (6.25%) Interaction Designer
7 5 (5.21%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Oracle BI Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Wintel Consultant
9 3 (3.13%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) HTML
2 9 (9.38%) CSS
3 5 (5.21%) SOAP
3 5 (5.21%) XML
3 5 (5.21%) Middleware
3 5 (5.21%) REST
4 4 (4.17%) Web Services
5 3 (3.13%) .NET
5 3 (3.13%) JMS
5 3 (3.13%) WSDL
6 2 (2.08%) JRockit
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.08%) RESTful
6 2 (2.08%) HTML5
6 2 (2.08%) WPF
7 1 (1.04%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.04%) Django
7 1 (1.04%) jQuery
7 1 (1.04%) CSS3
7 1 (1.04%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Psychology
1 8 (8.33%) Human Factors
2 7 (7.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) AS400
4 2 (2.08%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.08%) Open Source
4 2 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.04%) RIA
5 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.04%) FMCG
5 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.04%) CMDB
5 1 (1.04%) AVVID
5 1 (1.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.71%) Windows
2 12 (12.50%) Linux
3 9 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.21%) Windows 8
4 5 (5.21%) UNIX
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.08%) AIX
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.04%) Debian
7 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.54%) Customer Insight
2 11 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.42%) Migration
3 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (9.38%) Usability Testing
5 8 (8.33%) Scrum
5 8 (8.33%) Market Research
6 7 (7.29%) ITIL
7 6 (6.25%) SOA
7 6 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
7 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.21%) Change Management
9 4 (4.17%) ETL
9 4 (4.17%) Project Management
9 4 (4.17%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.17%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.13%) Data Analysis
10 3 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) Java
1 7 (7.29%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.13%) C
3 2 (2.08%) C#
3 2 (2.08%) Python
3 2 (2.08%) Ruby
3 2 (2.08%) Scala
4 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (18.75%) Degree
2 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
2 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) ISEB
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.04%) MCDST
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) MCP
5 1 (1.04%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) MCSA
5 1 (1.04%) CCIE
5 1 (1.04%) CCNP
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.04%) IIBA
5 1 (1.04%) CBAP
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) SLA
1 1 (1.04%) QA
1 1 (1.04%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.13%) vSphere
4 2 (2.08%) XenApp
5 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.08%) Puppet
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) Legato
3 1 (1.04%) WSUS
3 1 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 22 (22.92%) Oracle
2 17 (17.71%) VMware
3 14 (14.58%) Citrix
4 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.25%) Cisco
6 3 (3.13%) IBM
6 3 (3.13%) HP
6 3 (3.13%) Remedy
7 2 (2.08%) F5
7 2 (2.08%) Talend
7 2 (2.08%) Software AG
7 2 (2.08%) Siebel
7 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.08%) BMC
7 2 (2.08%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.08%) NetApp
8 1 (1.04%) Nokia
8 1 (1.04%) Lotus
8 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.04%) Juniper
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