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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 600 636 586
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -50
Contract jobs citing Mercator 30 8 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.014% 0.080%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.034% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 17
Median daily rate £550 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
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
22737 23708 25190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.61% 42.77% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13915 13904 14848
Median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 987 1211
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 20 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 7 December 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 +45 29 £550 -
London +22 24 £550 -
Hounslow +1 2 - -
South East +29 1 - -
Berkshire +10 1 - -
Reading +1 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 (21.43%) Migration
2 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.14%) Linux
4 11 (15.71%) C
4 11 (15.71%) Oracle
4 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.71%) DevOps
5 10 (14.29%) Ansible
5 10 (14.29%) Windows
5 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 9 (12.86%) Office 365
6 9 (12.86%) IaaS
6 9 (12.86%) PaaS
6 9 (12.86%) Network Security
6 9 (12.86%) SQL
7 8 (11.43%) Coaching
7 8 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
7 8 (11.43%) Active Directory
7 8 (11.43%) Finance
7 8 (11.43%) SCOM
7 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
7 8 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (11.43%) Open Source
8 7 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.00%) Java
8 7 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (10.00%) Terraform

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 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.29%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.86%) TPMS
3 2 (2.86%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) Confluence
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (8.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Salerio
2 1 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.86%) IaaS
2 9 (12.86%) Office 365
2 9 (12.86%) PaaS
3 8 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) Network Security
2 6 (8.57%) Firewall
2 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.14%) VPN
4 4 (5.71%) WAN
5 3 (4.29%) DNS
5 3 (4.29%) ICMP
5 3 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.86%) LAN
7 1 (1.43%) DKIM
7 1 (1.43%) DMARC
7 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.43%) Internet
7 1 (1.43%) LDAP
7 1 (1.43%) SMTP
7 1 (1.43%) VoIP
7 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) MySQL
1 4 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.29%) Redis
3 2 (2.86%) Big Data
3 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.43%) DataStage
4 1 (1.43%) DB2
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.57%) Ant
2 6 (8.57%) Maven
3 4 (5.71%) GoCD
4 3 (4.29%) Gradle
4 3 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.86%) ERwin
6 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.43%) JIRA
6 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Law
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Legal
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (38.57%) Consultant
2 16 (22.86%) Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Business Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Security Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Azure Consultant
4 9 (12.86%) Cloud Consultant
5 8 (11.43%) Office 365 Consultant
6 7 (10.00%) Security Consultant
7 6 (8.57%) Business Consultant
7 6 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Security Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) ArcSight Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Automation Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) Business Security Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) CISSP Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) Middleware
2 3 (4.29%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) JSON
3 2 (2.86%) REST
3 2 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (1.43%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.43%) Kafka
4 1 (1.43%) OpenID
4 1 (1.43%) SAML
4 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (7.14%) SWIFT
3 3 (4.29%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.86%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Linux
2 10 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Migration
2 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.71%) DevOps
4 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
4 8 (11.43%) Coaching
4 8 (11.43%) Open Source
5 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.57%) Project Management
6 6 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (8.57%) Scrum
6 6 (8.57%) Time Management
7 5 (7.14%) Asset Management
7 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (7.14%) Investment Management
7 5 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 5 (7.14%) Use Case
7 5 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) C
2 9 (12.86%) SQL
3 7 (10.00%) Java
4 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.14%) C#
6 4 (5.71%) Python
6 4 (5.71%) Ruby
7 3 (4.29%) Go
8 2 (2.86%) VB
9 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) CISSP
2 5 (7.14%) CEH
2 5 (7.14%) CREST Certified
3 4 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.43%) SANS
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) Ansible
2 8 (11.43%) SCOM
3 7 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (10.00%) Terraform
4 5 (7.14%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (4.29%) Consul
5 3 (4.29%) Graphite
6 1 (1.43%) Control-M
6 1 (1.43%) Nessus
6 1 (1.43%) Netcool
6 1 (1.43%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.43%) Nmap
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.43%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
1 11 (15.71%) Oracle
2 6 (8.57%) ArcSight
3 4 (5.71%) Splunk
4 3 (4.29%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) Apple
6 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.43%) Cognos
6 1 (1.43%) F5
6 1 (1.43%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.43%) IBM
6 1 (1.43%) Intel
6 1 (1.43%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.43%) Juniper
6 1 (1.43%) Lagan
6 1 (1.43%) Qualys
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.43%) Talend