The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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 Mercator Software, Inc.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mercator
England / West Midlands
Rank - 122 109
Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.076% 0.091%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1068 1268 1123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.56% 48.03% 51.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 648 571
Median daily rate £400 £401 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £241 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £549 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 35 101
Median hourly rate £16.42 £14.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.28% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.34 £23.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Mercator as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mercator across the West Midlands region.

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Mercator
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mercator also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Tuxedo
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) TPMS
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) TPMS
1 1 (33.33%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Manager
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) IP Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior E-Commerce Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) VB Analyst Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) VB Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) SAP