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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 530 480 503
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +23
Contract jobs citing Mercator 57 64 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 36
Average daily rate £450 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £295 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £664 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -7.69%
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
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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 17 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -94 57 £450 +20.00% 1
London -23 29 £450 +12.50% 1
South East -4 16 £562 +90.33%
East of England -24 9 £600 +100.00%
Dunstable 0 6 £600 -
Bedfordshire -12 6 £600 -
Kent - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - -
Oxford +1 1 £700 +137.28%
Oxfordshire -6 1 £700 +137.28%
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Chichester - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Ealing - - - -

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (31.09%) VMware
2 35 (29.41%) Windows
3 32 (26.89%) Active Directory
4 29 (24.37%) SCCM
5 24 (20.17%) Oracle
6 20 (16.81%) Citrix
7 19 (15.97%) Windows 7
8 18 (15.13%) Windows 8
9 16 (13.45%) Linux
10 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (10.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (10.08%) HP
11 12 (10.08%) Degree
12 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
13 10 (8.40%) SQL
13 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (7.56%) CRM
14 9 (7.56%) Siebel
14 9 (7.56%) SAN
15 8 (6.72%) Change Management
15 8 (6.72%) HTML
15 8 (6.72%) UNIX
15 8 (6.72%) CSS
15 8 (6.72%) Scrum
15 8 (6.72%) Open Source
15 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (5.88%) XenDesktop
16 7 (5.88%) Migration

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.68%) Lync
4 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.84%) IIS
4 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) MS Office
3 2 (1.68%) MS Project
3 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.68%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.84%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.84%) Office 365
2 1 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.56%) SAN
2 7 (5.88%) WAN
3 5 (4.20%) NAS
3 5 (4.20%) LAN
3 5 (4.20%) DNS
3 5 (4.20%) MPLS
4 3 (2.52%) SSL
4 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.52%) DHCP
4 3 (2.52%) CTI
4 3 (2.52%) Firewall
5 2 (1.68%) Internet
5 2 (1.68%) HTTP
5 2 (1.68%) SNMP
5 2 (1.68%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.36%) MySQL
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (3.36%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.68%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.84%) Big Data
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.84%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (0.84%) Essbase
5 1 (0.84%) OLAP
5 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.68%) Subversion
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Blend
2 2 (1.68%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.84%) Hudson
3 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.84%) JConsole
3 1 (0.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.84%) Ant
3 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.84%) MSI
3 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (5.88%) Marketing
1 7 (5.88%) Finance
2 5 (4.20%) Legal
3 2 (1.68%) Front Office
3 2 (1.68%) Back Office
3 2 (1.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.84%) Publishing
4 1 (0.84%) Billing
4 1 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (41.18%) Consultant
2 17 (14.29%) Architect
3 13 (10.92%) Developer
4 12 (10.08%) Wintel Consultant
5 10 (8.40%) Oracle Consultant
5 10 (8.40%) SCCM Consultant
6 8 (6.72%) Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Administrator
8 6 (5.04%) Oracle BI Consultant
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.20%) Network Support
9 5 (4.20%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.20%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 4 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.72%) HTML
1 8 (6.72%) CSS
2 6 (5.04%) XML
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (4.20%) Web Services
4 4 (3.36%) SOAP
4 4 (3.36%) .NET
4 4 (3.36%) JSON
4 4 (3.36%) HTML5
4 4 (3.36%) REST
5 3 (2.52%) CSS3
5 3 (2.52%) Play Framework
5 3 (2.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (2.52%) Ajax
5 3 (2.52%) WPF
5 3 (2.52%) Django
6 2 (1.68%) Middleware
6 2 (1.68%) XSLT
6 2 (1.68%) Symfony
6 2 (1.68%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.72%) Open Source
3 6 (5.04%) Clustering
4 4 (3.36%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.36%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.52%) FMCG
5 3 (2.52%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.52%) Ontologies
5 3 (2.52%) Psychology
5 3 (2.52%) Human Factors
6 2 (1.68%) Replication
6 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.68%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.84%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.84%) RIA
7 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 35 (29.41%) Windows
2 19 (15.97%) Windows 7
3 18 (15.13%) Windows 8
4 16 (13.45%) Linux
5 10 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.72%) UNIX
6 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.84%) Android
8 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.84%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (7.56%) CRM
4 8 (6.72%) Change Management
4 8 (6.72%) Scrum
5 7 (5.88%) Migration
5 7 (5.88%) ITIL
5 7 (5.88%) Project Management
5 7 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.20%) Campaign Management
7 5 (4.20%) Usability Testing
8 4 (3.36%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (3.36%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.36%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.36%) TDD
8 4 (3.36%) ITSM
8 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (3.36%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) SQL
2 6 (5.04%) Java
2 6 (5.04%) Ruby
3 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.20%) PHP
4 4 (3.36%) Python
4 4 (3.36%) C#
4 4 (3.36%) Scala
5 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.84%) Jython
6 1 (0.84%) C++
6 1 (0.84%) XQuery
6 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (10.08%) Degree
2 4 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) MCSE
3 3 (2.52%) MCSA
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.52%) ISEB
4 2 (1.68%) CCNA
4 2 (1.68%) RHCE
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.68%) RHCT
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (26.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.88%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (5.04%) XenApp
4 6 (5.04%) vSphere
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.52%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.84%) XenServer
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (24.37%) SCCM
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (3.36%) Puppet
4 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.52%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.84%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.84%) WSUS
5 1 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.84%) Legato
Vendors
1 37 (31.09%) VMware
2 24 (20.17%) Oracle
3 20 (16.81%) Citrix
4 12 (10.08%) HP
5 9 (7.56%) Siebel
6 5 (4.20%) Cisco
7 4 (3.36%) Hyperion
7 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.52%) IBM
8 3 (2.52%) Dell
9 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.68%) Adobe
9 2 (1.68%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.68%) Zend
9 2 (1.68%) Talend
10 1 (0.84%) F5
10 1 (0.84%) AppSense
10 1 (0.84%) Teradata
10 1 (0.84%) Sun
10 1 (0.84%) Juniper
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