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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mercator
UK
Rank 587 607 577
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -30
Contract jobs citing Mercator 9 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.033% 0.083%
As % of the Vendors category 0.045% 0.077% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
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
20222 22047 23588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.60% 43.09% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12535 13180 13584
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 828 962
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 9 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +26 8 - -
London +8 6 - -
Enfield - 3 - -
South East +16 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.52%) Migration
3 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
4 8 (14.81%) Windows
4 8 (14.81%) C
4 8 (14.81%) Oracle
4 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.96%) Network Security
5 7 (12.96%) PaaS
5 7 (12.96%) Office 365
5 7 (12.96%) IaaS
5 7 (12.96%) SQL
6 6 (11.11%) DevOps
6 6 (11.11%) Coaching
6 6 (11.11%) C#
6 6 (11.11%) Java
6 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 6 (11.11%) Finance
6 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 6 (11.11%) SCOM
7 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
7 5 (9.26%) VPN
7 5 (9.26%) Ansible
7 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (7.41%) Client Onboarding

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 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.70%) TPMS
3 2 (3.70%) Tuxedo
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Salerio
2 1 (1.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (12.96%) IaaS
3 7 (12.96%) Office 365
3 7 (12.96%) PaaS
4 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) Network Security
2 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.26%) VPN
4 4 (7.41%) Firewall
4 4 (7.41%) WAN
5 3 (5.56%) DNS
5 3 (5.56%) ICMP
5 3 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.70%) LAN
7 1 (1.85%) DKIM
7 1 (1.85%) DMARC
7 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.85%) HTTP
7 1 (1.85%) Internet
7 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.85%) LDAP
7 1 (1.85%) SMTP
7 1 (1.85%) VoIP
7 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.56%) Redis
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.85%) DataStage
4 1 (1.85%) DB2
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.56%) GoCD
3 2 (3.70%) Ant
3 2 (3.70%) ERwin
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Maven
3 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Gradle
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Consultant
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
3 9 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 8 (14.81%) Business Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Cloud Consultant
6 6 (11.11%) Office 365 Consultant
7 5 (9.26%) Automation Consultant
7 5 (9.26%) Security Consultant
7 5 (9.26%) Security Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Business Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Active Directory Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) SCCM Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Security Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Senior SCCM Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Server Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) JSON
2 3 (5.56%) Middleware
3 2 (3.70%) REST
3 2 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.85%) Ajax
4 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.85%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.85%) jQuery
4 1 (1.85%) Kafka
4 1 (1.85%) Node.js
4 1 (1.85%) OpenID
4 1 (1.85%) SAML
4 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 4 (7.41%) SWIFT
2 3 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 8 (14.81%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Migration
2 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.11%) Coaching
3 6 (11.11%) DevOps
4 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 4 (7.41%) Client Onboarding
5 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.41%) ERP
5 4 (7.41%) Investment Management
5 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.41%) Project Management
5 4 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Scrum
5 4 (7.41%) Time Management
6 3 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (5.56%) ITIL
6 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.56%) Service Design
6 3 (5.56%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) C
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 6 (11.11%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) Java
3 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.41%) Python
4 4 (7.41%) Ruby
5 3 (5.56%) Go
5 3 (5.56%) VB
6 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) Scala
7 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.56%) MCSE
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) CISSP
4 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.85%) SANS
4 1 (1.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) SCOM
2 5 (9.26%) Ansible
2 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.41%) Terraform
4 3 (5.56%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (5.56%) Consul
4 3 (5.56%) SCCM
5 1 (1.85%) Control-M
5 1 (1.85%) Graphite
5 1 (1.85%) Nessus
5 1 (1.85%) Netcool
5 1 (1.85%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.85%) Nmap
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.85%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) Splunk
5 1 (1.85%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.85%) Apple
5 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Cognos
5 1 (1.85%) F5
5 1 (1.85%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Intel
5 1 (1.85%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.85%) Juniper
5 1 (1.85%) Lagan
5 1 (1.85%) Qualys
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.85%) Talend