The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 408 413
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Contract jobs citing Mercator 10 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.049% 0.092% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.22% 0.087%
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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8469 8968 10300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.43% 41.37% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5728 6189 6796
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 110 256
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Mercator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mercator in London

Mercator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mercator in London

Mercator
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the London 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
Enfield - 3 - -
Mercator
England

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 London region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 7 (41.18%) Linux
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (41.18%) DevOps
2 6 (35.29%) Ruby
2 6 (35.29%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (23.53%) Puppet
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (23.53%) MCSE
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) SCCM
5 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
5 3 (17.65%) Refactoring
5 3 (17.65%) CentOS
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (17.65%) SUSE
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Release Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (17.65%) Terraform
5 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
5 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
5 3 (17.65%) High Availability

Mercator
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) GitHub
4 2 (11.76%) PaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365
5 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (11.76%) Skype
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (17.65%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Consultant
1 7 (41.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (35.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Azure Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Server Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) SCCM Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) Senior SCCM Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Active Directory Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Check Point Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (17.65%) Sensu
2 1 (5.88%) OAuth
2 1 (5.88%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) CentOS
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (17.65%) SUSE
3 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) DevOps
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) High Availability
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (17.65%) Microservices
3 3 (17.65%) Refactoring
3 3 (17.65%) Release Automation
4 1 (5.88%) B2C
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) EAM
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Python
1 6 (35.29%) Ruby
2 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) MCSE
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Puppet
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) Ansible
2 3 (17.65%) Graphite
2 3 (17.65%) Terraform
3 2 (11.76%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle