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 3 months to 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 634 633
Rank change year-on-year +41 -1  
Contract jobs citing Mercator 17 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.037% 0.016%
As % of the Vendors category 0.082% 0.082% 0.037%
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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20658 24248 24553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.91% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12524 14933 14366
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 832 1088
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.45 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +7.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Mercator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 16 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 3 months to 27 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
England +19 17 - - 3
London -7 10 - - 2
South East - 4 - - 1
Enfield - 3 - - 1
Middlesex - 3 - -
East of England - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - - 1
Lincoln - 1 - -
Elland - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Mercator.

1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (30.77%) DevOps
2 7 (26.92%) Ruby
2 7 (26.92%) Python
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
4 4 (15.38%) SCCM
4 4 (15.38%) Puppet
4 4 (15.38%) Windows
4 4 (15.38%) Ansible
4 4 (15.38%) Docker
4 4 (15.38%) Vagrant
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 3 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (11.54%) Terraform
5 3 (11.54%) Release Automation
5 3 (11.54%) Sensu
5 3 (11.54%) GitHub
5 3 (11.54%) Analytics
5 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (11.54%) Microservices
5 3 (11.54%) Graphite
5 3 (11.54%) SQL

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 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (11.54%) GitHub
4 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.69%) PaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Office 365
5 1 (3.85%) SaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (7.69%) Skype
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior DevOps
3 6 (23.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Azure Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Server Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) SCCM Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Senior SCCM Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Check Point Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) LAN Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (11.54%) Sensu
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) Ajax
3 1 (3.85%) Angular 2
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) OAuth
3 1 (3.85%) SAML
3 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) CentOS
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (11.54%) SUSE
3 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) DevOps
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
4 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) High Availability
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.54%) Information Security
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (11.54%) Microservices
4 3 (11.54%) Refactoring
4 3 (11.54%) Release Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (7.69%) Web Development
6 1 (3.85%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Python
1 7 (26.92%) Ruby
2 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) Scala
4 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) MCSE
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) CREST Certified
3 1 (3.85%) CCENT
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Ansible
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Graphite
2 3 (11.54%) Terraform
3 2 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) VMware
2 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
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