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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MKS
Rank 568 542 582
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +40
Contract jobs citing MKS 19 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.074% 0.009% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Average daily rate £525 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.08% +6.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £401 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.73% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 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
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MKS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MKS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MKS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MKS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MKS
Top 30 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -69 19 £525 - 1
London -16 8 £550 -
City of London - 5 £550 -
Yorkshire - 4 £463 -
South East - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £463 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £463 -
South West - 2 £275 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Solihull - - - -
St Ives - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Leicester - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

MKS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
3 8 (36.36%) QlikView
3 8 (36.36%) C++
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
5 6 (27.27%) C
5 6 (27.27%) .NET
5 6 (27.27%) Release Management
5 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (22.73%) Subversion
6 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Markit EDM
6 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (22.73%) C#
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (18.18%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) Java
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
7 4 (18.18%) Maven
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.64%) IIS
8 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (13.64%) Windows
8 3 (13.64%) Linux

MKS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (13.64%) WebSphere
1 3 (13.64%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (9.09%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.55%) TeamSite
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.55%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) 2G
2 1 (4.55%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) QlikView
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (22.73%) Subversion
3 4 (18.18%) Maven
4 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium
6 1 (4.55%) Build Forge
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Release Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Build Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) XSLT
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 2 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
2 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
3 6 (27.27%) Release Management
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) DFSS
6 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
6 2 (9.09%) UML
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Logistics
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C++
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) C
3 5 (22.73%) C#
4 4 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 2 (9.09%) VC++
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
5 2 (9.09%) VB
5 2 (9.09%) VBA
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Hyperion
3 2 (9.09%) PTC
3 2 (9.09%) Fujitsu