The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Mercator products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mercator over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Mercator
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 612 616
Rank change year-on-year +46 +4  
Contract jobs citing Mercator 16 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.041% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.086% 0.091% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £590
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Mercator is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18654 21963 22858
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.93% 44.48% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11423 13783 13673
Median daily rate £427 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 727 1041
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Mercator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Mercator as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Mercator in England

Mercator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mercator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mercator in England

Mercator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mercator in England

Mercator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
London +6 10 - -
South East - 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Mercator
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) Python
3 6 (25.00%) Ruby
4 5 (20.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
4 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (16.67%) MCSE
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (16.67%) SCCM
5 4 (16.67%) Ansible
5 4 (16.67%) Docker
5 4 (16.67%) Vagrant
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (16.67%) Puppet
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (12.50%) Release Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (12.50%) Terraform
6 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (12.50%) GitHub
6 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
6 3 (12.50%) High Availability
6 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 3 (12.50%) Analytics
6 3 (12.50%) Sensu

Mercator
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (20.83%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) GitHub
4 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.33%) PaaS
5 1 (4.17%) Office 365
5 1 (4.17%) SaaS
5 1 (4.17%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Consultant
2 7 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
3 6 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Azure Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) Server Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) SCCM Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) Senior SCCM Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Check Point Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Cloud Specialist
8 1 (4.17%) Telephony Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (12.50%) Sensu
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) Angular 2
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.17%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) OAuth
2 1 (4.17%) SAML
2 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) CentOS
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) SUSE
3 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) DevOps
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) Analytics
4 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (12.50%) Microservices
4 3 (12.50%) Refactoring
4 3 (12.50%) Release Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Python
1 6 (25.00%) Ruby
2 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) MCSE
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CREST Certified
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Ansible
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Graphite
2 3 (12.50%) Terraform
3 2 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
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