Period
to 21 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 April 2018 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
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 845 817 851
Rank change year-on-year -28 +34 -60
Contract jobs citing Mercator 35 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.026% 0.030%
As % of the Vendors category 0.083% 0.059% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
UK median daily rate £390 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.09% +22.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42,273 41,021 46,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.79% 44.58% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,437 25,188 28,106
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.76%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,452 1,477 1,677
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.27 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +9.09%

Mercator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mercator in the UK

Mercator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mercator in the UK

Mercator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mercator in the UK

Mercator
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercator within the UK over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. 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
England -38 35 £390 -29.09%
London -39 30 £390 -29.09%
UK excluding London -33 5 - -
South East -17 4 - -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mercator also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Mercator.

1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) Change Management
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (28.57%) Office 365
4 9 (25.71%) Windows
5 8 (22.86%) MCSE
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (22.86%) Finance
5 8 (22.86%) SCCM
5 8 (22.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (20.00%) Use Case
6 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (20.00%) ITIL
6 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (17.14%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
7 6 (17.14%) .NET
7 6 (17.14%) Time Management
7 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
7 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 5 (14.29%) Project Governance
8 5 (14.29%) Information Security
8 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
8 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework

Mercator
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (28.57%) Office 365
3 8 (22.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (11.43%) IaaS
5 4 (11.43%) PaaS
6 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (8.57%) Network Security
2 3 (8.57%) Skype
2 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) Wireless
4 1 (2.86%) 4G
4 1 (2.86%) BGP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (2.86%) DMVPN
4 1 (2.86%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) MPLS
4 1 (2.86%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.86%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.86%) Base SAS
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Active Directory Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Azure Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Office 365 Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Security Manager
3 7 (20.00%) Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) SCCM Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Security Project Manager
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Exchange Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Senior SCCM Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Change Management
2 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 7 (20.00%) Use Case
3 6 (17.14%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
3 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (17.14%) Time Management
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 5 (14.29%) CRM
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 5 (14.29%) Security Management
4 5 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C#
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.86%) SAS Macro
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) MCSE
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 5 (14.29%) PMP
3 3 (8.57%) CISA
3 3 (8.57%) CISM
3 3 (8.57%) CISSP
3 3 (8.57%) GIAC
4 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) CCDP
4 1 (2.86%) CCIE
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) GCP
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Docker
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 3 (8.57%) ArcSight
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Aruba
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) DataFlux
5 1 (2.86%) McAfee
5 1 (2.86%) Nokia