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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
MKS
Rank 615 - 572
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MKS 5 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% - 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.020% - 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £340
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 6 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 31 July 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 - 4 - - 1
London - 3 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Redditch - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

MKS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (66.67%) SDLC
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) .NET
3 8 (53.33%) Subversion
3 8 (53.33%) DevOps
4 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
4 7 (46.67%) IIS
4 7 (46.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (46.67%) SOAP
4 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) XML
5 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) Banking
6 5 (33.33%) Release Management
6 5 (33.33%) Change Management
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (20.00%) Hedge funds
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) C#
9 2 (13.33%) C++
9 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle
9 2 (13.33%) MS Office
9 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
9 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++

MKS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (46.67%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) DB2
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Subversion
2 7 (46.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (13.33%) Maven
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) CANoe
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automated Tester
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Release Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) SOAP
2 7 (46.67%) XML
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Hedge funds
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) AS400
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) SDLC
2 8 (53.33%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) Change Management
3 5 (33.33%) Release Management
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++
3 2 (13.33%) C
4 1 (6.67%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) PTC
3 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu