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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercator
Rank - - 116
Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.086%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £440
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
1463 1091 1174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.27% 46.82% 50.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 634 543
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £173 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 72 92
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) GitHub
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Terraform
1 2 (100.00%) GoCD

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 (100.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) GoCD
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Linux Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Terraform