Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 822 784 849
Rank change year-on-year -38 +65 -122
Contract jobs citing Mercator 40 71 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.073% 0.016%
As % of the Vendors category 0.099% 0.16% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
England median daily rate £400 £550 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +18.28% -2.11%
UK median daily rate £400 £550 £465
% change year-on-year -27.27% +18.28% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40566 44097 45318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.79% 45.21% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25456 27228 27218
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £243 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1351 1563 1946
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.34
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

Mercator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Mercator as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -37 32 £400 -27.27% 1
Midlands +29 3 - -
South East +2 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
North of England +57 1 - -
East of England -4 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Mercator
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 19 (47.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (22.50%) Runbook
4 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (22.50%) VMware
5 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (20.00%) PaaS
5 8 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (20.00%) Skype
5 8 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (17.50%) vRealize
6 7 (17.50%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (17.50%) Office 365
6 7 (17.50%) SCOM
6 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
6 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.00%) nginx
7 6 (15.00%) DNS
7 6 (15.00%) Windows
7 6 (15.00%) Public Cloud
7 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (12.50%) DevOps
8 5 (12.50%) .NET
8 5 (12.50%) C#

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 8 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (15.00%) nginx
3 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (47.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (20.00%) PaaS
4 7 (17.50%) Office 365
5 3 (7.50%) IaaS
6 2 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Skype
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (10.00%) Firewall
5 3 (7.50%) LAN
5 3 (7.50%) Network Security
5 3 (7.50%) WAN
5 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.50%) Wireless
6 1 (2.50%) 4G
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.50%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.50%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (7.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Consultant
2 17 (42.50%) Technical Consultant
3 13 (32.50%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (25.00%) Cloud Consultant
5 8 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
5 8 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
6 7 (17.50%) AWS Consultant
6 7 (17.50%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (17.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (17.50%) Office 365 Consultant
6 7 (17.50%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (17.50%) VMware Technical Consultant
7 5 (12.50%) Server Consultant
7 5 (12.50%) Server Engineer
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Consultant
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Technical Consultant
8 4 (10.00%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) OAuth
3 1 (2.50%) SAML
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
1 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Runbook
2 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.50%) DevOps
4 4 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 4 (10.00%) ETL
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Analytics
5 3 (7.50%) Coaching
5 3 (7.50%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.50%) Data Analytics
5 3 (7.50%) OSSTMM
5 3 (7.50%) OWASP
5 3 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Scrum
5 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) CCENT
2 1 (2.50%) CCNA
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) MCSA
2 1 (2.50%) MCSE
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.50%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.50%) Docker
5 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCOM
1 7 (17.50%) vRealize
2 5 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (10.00%) Ansible
4 1 (2.50%) Packer
4 1 (2.50%) Puppet
4 1 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.50%) Juniper
5 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.50%) Aruba
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) Nokia
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle