The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 MKS, Inc.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MKS
Rank 579 562 581
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs citing MKS 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.004% 0.029% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate
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£278 £340 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.11% -24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
-18.11% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24568 24017 27034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.63% 47.11% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13640 13020 13682
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1070 1195 1387
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 12 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 23 July 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
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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 -20 1 £278 -18.11%
East of England - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
London - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

MKS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (47.37%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
2 8 (42.11%) C++
2 8 (42.11%) QlikView
3 7 (36.84%) Release Management
4 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (31.58%) C
4 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (26.32%) Markit EDM
5 5 (26.32%) C#
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Java
5 5 (26.32%) Maven
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) HTML
6 4 (21.05%) HTML5
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (15.79%) IBM
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) DFSS
8 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
8 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
8 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma

MKS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) TeamSite
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) QlikView
2 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (26.32%) Maven
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Build Forge
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE
3 2 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) XSLT
3 2 (10.53%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
3 7 (36.84%) Release Management
4 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Analytics
8 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
8 2 (10.53%) DFSS
8 2 (10.53%) UML
8 2 (10.53%) OO
8 2 (10.53%) Test Management
8 2 (10.53%) Time Management
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
8 2 (10.53%) Rapid Prototyping
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C++
2 6 (31.58%) C
3 5 (26.32%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) VBScript
4 2 (10.53%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) VBA
4 2 (10.53%) VC++
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded C
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) IBM
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Hyperion
2 2 (10.53%) PTC
2 2 (10.53%) Fujitsu
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle