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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
MKS
Rank 586 586 553
Rank change year-on-year
0 -33
Contract jobs citing MKS 10 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.017% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.042% 0.038% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -0.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £339 £401
% change year-on-year
-26.29% -15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -

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
23947 23780 22159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.90% 44.92% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13966 13494 11792
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1088 1048 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 13 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 29 May 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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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 -21 10 £250 -37.50% 2
London +3 4 - -
West Midlands -8 3 £250 - 1
East of England - 2 £253 -
Brentwood - 2 £253 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £250 -
Essex - 2 £253 -
Staffordshire - 2 £250 -
Worcestershire +3 1 - - 1
Sheffield -4 1 - -
South Yorkshire -12 1 - -
Yorkshire -21 1 - -
Redditch - 1 - - 1

MKS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) SDLC
3 8 (57.14%) Subversion
4 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) IIS
4 7 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (50.00%) SOAP
4 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) DevOps
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Banking
6 5 (35.71%) Change Management
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
7 4 (28.57%) Release Management
7 4 (28.57%) Project Management
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 3 (21.43%) Hedge funds
8 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
9 2 (14.29%) QlikView
9 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (14.29%) QA

MKS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) QlikView
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (14.29%) OLTP
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Subversion
2 7 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (7.14%) CANoe
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Deployment Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Tester
3 2 (14.29%) QlikView Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Release Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Release Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) SOAP
1 7 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Struts
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) JSP
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Hedge funds
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) AS400
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) SDLC
2 6 (42.86%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
4 4 (28.57%) Release Management
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Change Control
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) RPG/400
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu
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