Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 373 394
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 -15
Contract jobs citing Mercator 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.018% 0.030% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.037% 0.063% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median daily rate - - -
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
South East 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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 8037 7971 9224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.07% 48.32% 47.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4622 4590 5154
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £533
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 396 435
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.43% -12.84% +19.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.00 £44.50
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 the South East

Job postings citing Mercator as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Mercator in the South East

Mercator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mercator in the South East

Mercator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the South East 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
West Sussex - 2 - -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Thames Valley -8 1 - -
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 South East region with a requirement for Mercator.

1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) Docker
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall

Mercator
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) AWS DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) AWS Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Azure DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper