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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 608 653 579
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -74
Contract jobs citing Mercator 37 9 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.015% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.035% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Median daily rate £550 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -2.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £465 £450
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
24316 25821 25563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.01% 44.06% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14840 15245 14252
Median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1106 1092
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.52 £18.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 11 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 31 August 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 +34 37 £550 +18.27% 5
London +6 31 £550 - 4
South East +14 4 - -
West Midlands -22 4 - -
Telford - 4 - -
Woking - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 - -
Shropshire - 4 - -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Luton - 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
2 14 (26.92%) Linux
2 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) Migration
3 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (25.00%) DevOps
4 11 (21.15%) Ansible
4 11 (21.15%) Ruby
4 11 (21.15%) Python
5 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
6 9 (17.31%) GitHub
7 8 (15.38%) Release Management
7 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
8 7 (13.46%) C
8 7 (13.46%) Bash Shell
8 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
9 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.54%) Network Security
9 6 (11.54%) Web Development
9 6 (11.54%) Open Source
9 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.54%) Windows
9 6 (11.54%) Terraform
10 5 (9.62%) Secure Coding
10 5 (9.62%) CREST Certified
10 5 (9.62%) Static Program Analysis

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 4 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.77%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) TPMS
3 2 (3.85%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) GitHub
2 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (7.69%) IaaS
4 4 (7.69%) Office 365
4 4 (7.69%) PaaS
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.92%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.54%) Network Security
3 4 (7.69%) DNS
4 3 (5.77%) Firewall
4 3 (5.77%) ICMP
4 3 (5.77%) VPN
5 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.92%) DHCP
6 1 (1.92%) HTTP
6 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.92%) SMTP
6 1 (1.92%) SSL
6 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.77%) Big Data
3 3 (5.77%) Redis
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.92%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.92%) Impala
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.92%) OLTP
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.69%) Ant
3 4 (7.69%) GoCD
3 4 (7.69%) Maven
4 3 (5.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (3.85%) Gradle
5 2 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.92%) Subversion
6 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Consultant
2 9 (17.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (13.46%) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Security Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Azure Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) CISSP Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Cloud Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Developer
6 4 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) Middleware
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.77%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Replication
3 1 (1.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 13 (25.00%) DevOps
2 13 (25.00%) Migration
3 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
4 8 (15.38%) Release Management
5 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
5 6 (11.54%) Open Source
5 6 (11.54%) Web Development
6 5 (9.62%) Coaching
6 5 (9.62%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (9.62%) Fuzz Testing
6 5 (9.62%) OWASP
6 5 (9.62%) Secure Coding
6 5 (9.62%) Security Architecture
6 5 (9.62%) Security Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Social Engineering
6 5 (9.62%) Static Code Analysis
6 5 (9.62%) Static Program Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Python
1 11 (21.15%) Ruby
2 7 (13.46%) Bash Shell
2 7 (13.46%) C
3 5 (9.62%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) Java
4 4 (7.69%) Go
4 4 (7.69%) SQL
5 2 (3.85%) VB
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (9.62%) CEH
1 5 (9.62%) CISSP
1 5 (9.62%) CREST Certified
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.85%) PMP
4 1 (1.92%) CCNP
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.85%) COBIT
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.85%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (21.15%) Ansible
3 6 (11.54%) Terraform
4 4 (7.69%) SCOM
5 3 (5.77%) Consul
6 2 (3.85%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (3.85%) Graphite
7 1 (1.92%) Nagios
7 1 (1.92%) OpenView
7 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) AppDynamics
3 2 (3.85%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (3.85%) Splunk
4 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.92%) Dell
4 1 (1.92%) F5
4 1 (1.92%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) Juniper
4 1 (1.92%) VMware
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