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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 640 667 574
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -93
Contract jobs citing Mercator 20 7 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.012% 0.078%
As % of the Vendors category 0.082% 0.028% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Median daily rate £550 £528 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% +24.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £465 £330
% change year-on-year
- +40.90%
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
24383 25108 24277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.16% 44.01% 45.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14951 14778 13404
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 1086 1062
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 5 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 27 July 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 -1 20 £550 +4.26% 2
London +19 19 £550 -6.77% 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 - - 1

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 14 (35.90%) Linux
4 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 12 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (30.77%) DevOps
5 12 (30.77%) Migration
5 12 (30.77%) Configuration Management
6 11 (28.21%) GitHub
7 10 (25.64%) Python
7 10 (25.64%) Release Management
8 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
8 9 (23.08%) Bash Shell
9 7 (17.95%) Ruby
10 6 (15.38%) Web Development
10 6 (15.38%) Windows
10 6 (15.38%) Open Source
11 5 (12.82%) Puppet
11 5 (12.82%) Security Architecture
11 5 (12.82%) Static Code Analysis
11 5 (12.82%) Ansible
11 5 (12.82%) Social Engineering
11 5 (12.82%) Secure Coding
11 5 (12.82%) Static Program Analysis
11 5 (12.82%) CREST Certified
11 5 (12.82%) Fuzz Testing
11 5 (12.82%) CISSP
11 5 (12.82%) Oracle
11 5 (12.82%) MS Excel

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 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.56%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) GitHub
2 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) IaaS
3 3 (7.69%) Office 365
3 3 (7.69%) PaaS
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.56%) Google App Engine
4 1 (2.56%) Google Apps
4 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Network Security
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) HTTP
3 2 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.56%) SMTP
4 1 (2.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) Cloudera CDH
3 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) DataStage
3 1 (2.56%) Impala
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) OLTP
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) GoCD
4 2 (5.13%) Ant
4 2 (5.13%) JIRA
4 2 (5.13%) Maven
4 2 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.56%) Gradle
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.56%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (2.56%) Banking
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Consultant
2 9 (23.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (17.95%) DevOps Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Security Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Linux Consultant
5 5 (12.82%) CISSP Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Cloud Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Data Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 12 (30.77%) DevOps
3 12 (30.77%) Migration
4 10 (25.64%) Release Management
5 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.38%) Open Source
6 6 (15.38%) Web Development
7 5 (12.82%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (12.82%) Fuzz Testing
7 5 (12.82%) OWASP
7 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Secure Coding
7 5 (12.82%) Security Architecture
7 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Social Engineering
7 5 (12.82%) Static Code Analysis
7 5 (12.82%) Static Program Analysis
8 4 (10.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Python
2 9 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 7 (17.95%) Ruby
4 3 (7.69%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) Go
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) CEH
1 5 (12.82%) CISSP
1 5 (12.82%) CREST Certified
2 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.13%) PMP
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.56%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) COBIT
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.13%) SSAE 16
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (12.82%) Ansible
2 5 (12.82%) Puppet
3 4 (10.26%) Terraform
4 3 (7.69%) SCOM
5 2 (5.13%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (2.56%) Graphite
6 1 (2.56%) Nagios
6 1 (2.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) ArcSight
2 2 (5.13%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (5.13%) Google
2 2 (5.13%) Splunk
2 2 (5.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.56%) BMC
3 1 (2.56%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.56%) Dell
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Juniper
3 1 (2.56%) Remedy
3 1 (2.56%) Talend
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