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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercator
Rank 111 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Mercator 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.46% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - £337 £450
% change year-on-year
- -25.22%
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
1171 1076 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.68% 48.69% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 508 340
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 61 108
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £77.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (25.00%) UAT Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) VMware