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 8 February 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 MKS, Inc.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
MKS
Rank 627 606 573
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -33
Contract jobs citing MKS 1 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.005% 0.013% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate - £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £468
% change year-on-year
- -14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £8.50

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
22140 23572 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.04% 45.69% 45.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13204 13718 12166
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 988 963
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 2 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +9 1 - -
England -13 1 - - 3

MKS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Extranet
2 2 (50.00%) PTC
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hazard Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) SSH
3 1 (25.00%) Maven

MKS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Extranet
2 1 (25.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Manager
1 2 (50.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) PTC
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com