Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 557 609
Rank change year-on-year -44 +52 -66
Contract jobs citing Mercator 31 59 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.066% 0.13% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.31% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
London median daily rate £400 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% - -
England median daily rate £400 £550 £465
% change year-on-year -27.27% +18.28% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18903 19075 19674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.51% 42.79% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12849 12712 13039
London median daily rate £475 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.41% +1.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 280 404
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.73
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

Mercator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 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
North London - 14 - - 1
West London -2 7 - -
Mercator
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (41.94%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) Runbook
5 8 (25.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (25.81%) Skype
5 8 (25.81%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (25.81%) Skype for Business
5 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (25.81%) PaaS
5 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
5 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.81%) VMware
6 7 (22.58%) SCOM
6 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) Office 365
6 7 (22.58%) vRealize
6 7 (22.58%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (19.35%) Public Cloud
7 6 (19.35%) nginx
7 6 (19.35%) DNS
8 5 (16.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.13%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (12.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
9 4 (12.90%) Data Quality
9 4 (12.90%) BizTalk Server

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 8 (25.81%) Skype for Business
2 6 (19.35%) nginx
3 4 (12.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (25.81%) Azure Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) PaaS
3 7 (22.58%) Office 365
4 3 (9.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Skype
2 6 (19.35%) DNS
3 5 (16.13%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) Network Security
4 3 (9.68%) WAN
4 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (9.68%) Wireless
5 1 (3.23%) 4G
5 1 (3.23%) HTTP
5 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) DB2
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) JMeter
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.23%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (9.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Consultant
2 15 (48.39%) Technical Consultant
3 13 (41.94%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (32.26%) Cloud Consultant
5 8 (25.81%) Azure Consultant
6 7 (22.58%) AWS Consultant
6 7 (22.58%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (22.58%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (22.58%) Office 365 Consultant
6 7 (22.58%) VMware Consultant
6 7 (22.58%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (22.58%) VMware Technical Consultant
7 4 (12.90%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) Server Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) Tester
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Consultant
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) OAuth
2 1 (3.23%) SAML
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
1 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Runbook
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 4 (12.90%) ETL
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Analytics
4 3 (9.68%) Coaching
4 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (9.68%) Data Analytics
4 3 (9.68%) OSSTMM
4 3 (9.68%) OWASP
4 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) ERP
5 2 (6.45%) Network Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
1 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (22.58%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.23%) Docker
3 1 (3.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCOM
1 7 (22.58%) vRealize
2 5 (16.13%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
4 2 (6.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) Aruba
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Nokia