The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of MKS 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 MKS over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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 MKS, Inc.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
MKS
Rank 591 552 537
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -15
Contract jobs citing MKS 8 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.035% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.033% 0.076% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Average daily rate
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£258 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.41% +6.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
-36.56% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £30.50

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

MKS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MKS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

MKS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MKS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MKS within the UK.

MKS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MKS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MKS within the UK.

MKS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MKS
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MKS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 8 £258 -39.41% 1
Essex +10 3 £258 -37.19% 1
East of England +7 3 £258 -37.19% 1
Brentwood -9 3 £258 -37.19% 1
West Midlands -7 1 £250 -
Staffordshire - 1 £250 -
Worcestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

MKS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MKS 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 MKS.

1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (40.00%) IIS
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) .NET
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 6 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 6 (40.00%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Subversion
4 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) SWIFT
5 5 (33.33%) DevOps
5 5 (33.33%) Summit
5 5 (33.33%) PowerMart
5 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 5 (33.33%) Equities
5 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (33.33%) Perl
5 5 (33.33%) Informatica
5 5 (33.33%) Control-M
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (20.00%) Release Management
7 3 (20.00%) Change Management

MKS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MKS 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 MKS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Summit
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (33.33%) PowerMart
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) OLTP
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (13.33%) QlikView
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (40.00%) Subversion
2 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) TestComplete
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (53.33%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Support Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QlikView Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Release Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) SOAP
1 6 (40.00%) XML
1 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Struts
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Equities
2 5 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 3 (20.00%) Hedge funds
4 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Informatica
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
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