The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Woking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Woking region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercator
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mercator 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 2.25% - -
As % of the Vendors category 6.45% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £423 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
31 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 34.83% 47.62% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 21
Average daily rate £275 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £183 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Mercator
Surrey

Mercator
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mercator across the Woking region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Mercator Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

Mercator
Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

Mercator Daily Rate Trend in Woking

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) WPF
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (20.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) XQuery
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Publishing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET

Mercator
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Blend
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA