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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 558 537 557
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +20
Contract jobs citing Mercator 56 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.078% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 8
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£475 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £335 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £512 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £490 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
26444 24565 27318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.76% 46.60% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14953 13794 13926
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1180 1089 1385
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.34 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 7 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 23 September 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 -1 54 £475 +18.75% 2
London +26 34 £500 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -12 7 £300 -
South East -10 5 - - 1
Birmingham - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 - -
Hook - - - -

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 37 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.34%) SC Cleared
2 21 (22.34%) Security Cleared
3 20 (21.28%) Oracle
4 16 (17.02%) Windows
5 15 (15.96%) VMware
5 15 (15.96%) Degree
6 14 (14.89%) User Experience
7 13 (13.83%) Customer Insight
7 13 (13.83%) Citrix
8 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
8 10 (10.64%) Java
9 9 (9.57%) SQL
9 9 (9.57%) HTML
9 9 (9.57%) ITIL
9 9 (9.57%) SOA
9 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.51%) Scrum
10 8 (8.51%) MS Exchange
10 8 (8.51%) CSS
10 8 (8.51%) Linux
10 8 (8.51%) Human Factors
10 8 (8.51%) Migration
10 8 (8.51%) Windows 7
10 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (7.45%) Mobile App
11 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (7.45%) Market Research
11 7 (7.45%) Usability Testing
11 7 (7.45%) Psychology

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (7.45%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.06%) Liferay
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) HTTP
2 5 (5.32%) SSL
3 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.19%) WAN
4 3 (3.19%) Firewall
4 3 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.13%) VLAN
5 2 (2.13%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.13%) LAN
5 2 (2.13%) VoIP
5 2 (2.13%) VPN
5 2 (2.13%) DNS
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.06%) WAAS
6 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.06%) ATM
6 1 (1.06%) DHCP
6 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.19%) Selenium
2 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.19%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.13%) DbUnit
3 2 (2.13%) JUnit
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.13%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.06%) Subversion
4 1 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.06%) Hudson
General
1 6 (6.38%) Retail
2 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Consultant
2 14 (14.89%) Developer
3 11 (11.70%) Architect
4 8 (8.51%) User Experience Researcher
5 6 (6.38%) User Experience Designer
5 6 (6.38%) Designer
5 6 (6.38%) Interaction Designer
5 6 (6.38%) Analyst
5 6 (6.38%) Exchange Consultant
5 6 (6.38%) UI Designer
6 4 (4.26%) Network Consultant
6 4 (4.26%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Tester
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 4 (4.26%) SOA Developer
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle BI Developer
7 3 (3.19%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) HTML
2 8 (8.51%) CSS
3 6 (6.38%) XML
3 6 (6.38%) Middleware
4 5 (5.32%) REST
4 5 (5.32%) JMS
4 5 (5.32%) WSDL
4 5 (5.32%) SOAP
5 4 (4.26%) Web Services
6 3 (3.19%) .NET
7 2 (2.13%) JRockit
7 2 (2.13%) jQuery
8 1 (1.06%) RESTful
8 1 (1.06%) HTML5
8 1 (1.06%) XML Messaging
8 1 (1.06%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) User Experience
2 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Human Factors
3 7 (7.45%) Blackberry
3 7 (7.45%) Psychology
3 7 (7.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) AS400
4 2 (2.13%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.06%) Open Source
5 1 (1.06%) CMDB
5 1 (1.06%) AVVID
5 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) Windows
2 8 (8.51%) Linux
2 8 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.26%) UNIX
4 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.19%) AIX
4 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.06%) Android
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.83%) Customer Insight
3 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (9.57%) ITIL
3 9 (9.57%) SOA
4 8 (8.51%) Scrum
4 8 (8.51%) Migration
5 7 (7.45%) Market Research
5 7 (7.45%) Usability Testing
6 6 (6.38%) Rapid Prototyping
6 6 (6.38%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.32%) SysML
7 5 (5.32%) TOGAF
7 5 (5.32%) ETL
7 5 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.32%) UML
7 5 (5.32%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.26%) BDD
8 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) Java
2 9 (9.57%) SQL
3 5 (5.32%) C
4 4 (4.26%) Scala
5 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (1.06%) Ada
7 1 (1.06%) Pascal
7 1 (1.06%) Ruby
7 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.06%) Perl
7 1 (1.06%) PHP
7 1 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (22.34%) SC Cleared
1 21 (22.34%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.96%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.06%) MCDST
4 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.06%) IIBA
4 1 (1.06%) CBAP
4 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.06%) MCP
4 1 (1.06%) CCIE
4 1 (1.06%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) GPG13
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.19%) XenApp
2 3 (3.19%) vSphere
3 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.06%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.06%) Puppet
4 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Oracle
2 15 (15.96%) VMware
3 13 (13.83%) Citrix
4 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.38%) Cisco
6 3 (3.19%) IBM
6 3 (3.19%) HP
6 3 (3.19%) Software AG
6 3 (3.19%) Remedy
7 2 (2.13%) BMC
7 2 (2.13%) NetApp
7 2 (2.13%) SAP
8 1 (1.06%) Avaya
8 1 (1.06%) Nokia
8 1 (1.06%) Lotus
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.06%) Symantec
8 1 (1.06%) McAfee
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