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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 29 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 Mercator Software, Inc.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 115 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Mercator 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.083% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.095% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£465 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £330 £380
% change year-on-year
+40.90% -13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1056 1190 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.07% 49.15% 46.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 552 386
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 86 69
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.32 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Mercator 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 Mercator.

1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) SAP GRC

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Mercator 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 Mercator. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SAP GRC
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP