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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mercator
England / London
Rank 393 421 384
Rank change year-on-year +28 -37  
Contract jobs citing Mercator 7 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.032% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.085% 0.077% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 -
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 8223 9067 9381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.24% 41.12% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5511 6040 6050
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 202
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.34 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +12.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 - 4 - -
Mercator
England

Mercator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (29.63%) Migration
3 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) PaaS
5 5 (18.52%) Office 365
5 5 (18.52%) IaaS
6 4 (14.81%) Coaching
6 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
6 4 (14.81%) SCCM
6 4 (14.81%) SCOM
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security
6 4 (14.81%) Finance
6 4 (14.81%) MCSE
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
7 3 (11.11%) Linux
7 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
7 3 (11.11%) Windows
7 3 (11.11%) C
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) Investment Management
7 3 (11.11%) Time Management
7 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.11%) Salerio
7 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint

Mercator
Top Related 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 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (25.93%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (18.52%) IaaS
3 5 (18.52%) Office 365
3 5 (18.52%) PaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.70%) GitHub
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) DKIM
2 1 (3.70%) DMARC
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.70%) DataStage
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ERwin
2 1 (3.70%) Ant
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Gradle
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
2 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Consultant
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Senior Consultant
3 7 (25.93%) Azure Consultant
4 6 (22.22%) Business Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) Cloud Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) Automation Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) Office 365 Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) SCCM Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) Senior SCCM Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) Server Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) Business Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Security Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Consultant
8 2 (7.41%) Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (7.41%) Security Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) REST
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.70%) JSON
2 1 (3.70%) Kafka
2 1 (3.70%) OpenID
2 1 (3.70%) SAML
2 1 (3.70%) Sensu
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) AIX
2 1 (3.70%) CentOS
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Solaris
2 1 (3.70%) SUSE
2 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Coaching
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 3 (11.11%) Client Onboarding
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
3 3 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) ERP
4 2 (7.41%) ETL
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Use Case
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.11%) C
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) MCSE
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
1 4 (14.81%) SCOM
2 2 (7.41%) Ansible
2 2 (7.41%) Graphite
2 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 2 (7.41%) Terraform
3 1 (3.70%) Control-M
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.70%) Cognos
4 1 (3.70%) ForgeRock
4 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.70%) Splunk
4 1 (3.70%) Talend
4 1 (3.70%) VMware