The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 623 615 567
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -48
Contract jobs citing Mercator 18 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.030% 0.088%
As % of the Vendors category 0.073% 0.067% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 12
Median daily rate - £590 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £440
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24663 25266 24466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.37% 45.16% 44.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15181 14387 13824
Median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 1124 1058
Median hourly rate £19.62 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.04% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.14 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.52 £42.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 18 - - 1
London -14 15 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
South East -12 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mercator also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mercator.

1 18 (51.43%) Linux
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
2 11 (31.43%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (28.57%) GitHub
3 10 (28.57%) DevOps
3 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Python
4 9 (25.71%) IBM
4 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
4 9 (25.71%) Bash Shell
4 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
4 9 (25.71%) Release Management
5 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
5 8 (22.86%) DataStage
5 8 (22.86%) Migration
6 7 (20.00%) Unix
6 7 (20.00%) Java
6 7 (20.00%) SQL
7 6 (17.14%) DB2
7 6 (17.14%) Solaris
7 6 (17.14%) C
7 6 (17.14%) SAP
7 6 (17.14%) BAPI
7 6 (17.14%) Billing
7 6 (17.14%) Ruby

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) IIS
4 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) GitHub
2 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.86%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
2 1 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) DataStage
3 6 (17.14%) DB2
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Anywhere
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.86%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (17.14%) Billing
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (20.00%) Architect
4 6 (17.14%) DevOps Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (5.71%) DataStage Developer
7 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Security Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) BAPI
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
3 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Linux
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
3 7 (20.00%) Unix
4 6 (17.14%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 10 (28.57%) DevOps
2 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
2 9 (25.71%) Release Management
3 8 (22.86%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) ETL
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.57%) Workflow
6 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 2 (5.71%) Matrix Management
6 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.71%) Web Operations
7 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Bash Shell
1 9 (25.71%) Python
2 7 (20.00%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) C
3 6 (17.14%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
1 2 (5.71%) PMP
2 1 (2.86%) CCIE
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) CCNP
2 1 (2.86%) CEH
2 1 (2.86%) CISA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CISSP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSA
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) COBIT
2 2 (5.71%) SSAE 16
3 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.86%) FedRAMP
3 1 (2.86%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (14.29%) Puppet
3 4 (11.43%) Ansible
4 3 (8.57%) Terraform
5 1 (2.86%) Control-M
5 1 (2.86%) Grafana
5 1 (2.86%) Graphite
5 1 (2.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 9 (25.71%) IBM
3 6 (17.14%) SAP
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.86%) BMC
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) Google
6 1 (2.86%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.86%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.86%) Remedy
6 1 (2.86%) Splunk
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec
6 1 (2.86%) Talend
6 1 (2.86%) webMethods
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