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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MKS
Rank 587 569 557
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs citing MKS 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Vendors category 0.020% 0.004% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.75

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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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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 +18 5 £325 -
England -24 5 £325 - 2
City of London +7 2 £325 -
West Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Redditch - - - - 2
Essex - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Lichfield - - - -

MKS
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (83.33%) Perl
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
1 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (83.33%) Informatica
1 5 (83.33%) Control-M
1 5 (83.33%) PowerMart
1 5 (83.33%) Equities
1 5 (83.33%) Summit
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
1 5 (83.33%) Risk Management
1 5 (83.33%) SWIFT
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) TeamSite
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (16.67%) 2G
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching

MKS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (16.67%) TeamSite
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (83.33%) PowerMart
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 3 (50.00%) Support Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Equities
1 5 (83.33%) SWIFT
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) Informatica
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft