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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank 132 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.037% - 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 0.081% - 0.086%
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 - - -
Mercator
England

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
1234 1167 1167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.12% 45.53% 48.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 575 590
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 110
Median hourly rate £15.43 £15.83 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -3.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.44 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (80.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (40.00%) TPMS
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Tuxedo
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce

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 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) TPMS
1 2 (40.00%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) C Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) C# Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) IP Network Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Network Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) VB Analyst Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) VB Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Web Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Web Analyst Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Web Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP