Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 837 838 835
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +53
Contract jobs citing Mercator 48 43 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.043% 0.061%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
UK median daily rate £550 £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -27.27% -6.78%
10th Percentile £525 £400 £525
90th Percentile £575 £400 £575
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 43,028 42,681 47,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 42.96% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,633 26,376 29,360
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,645 1,386 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.77 £45.22 £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

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 9 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 20 October 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 -4 48 £550 +37.50% 2
London -11 36 £550 +37.50% 1
UK excluding London -16 15 - - 1
Midlands -11 10 - - 1
East of England +13 8 - -
East Midlands +10 8 - -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -20 1 - -
North of England -23 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14 (29.17%) Migration
2 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) WAN
2 12 (25.00%) Cisco
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.92%) MPLS
4 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 10 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (20.83%) CCNP
4 10 (20.83%) Office 365
4 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 9 (18.75%) Project Management
5 9 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 8 (16.67%) IP Telephony
6 8 (16.67%) Validation
6 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (16.67%) IT Governance
6 8 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
6 8 (16.67%) SCCM
6 8 (16.67%) Wireless
6 8 (16.67%) Identity Management
6 8 (16.67%) CCDP
6 8 (16.67%) BGP
6 8 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 8 (16.67%) Internet
6 8 (16.67%) ITIL
6 8 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
6 8 (16.67%) DMVPN
6 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) Office 365
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) WAN
2 11 (22.92%) MPLS
3 8 (16.67%) BGP
3 8 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
3 8 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
3 8 (16.67%) DMVPN
3 8 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 8 (16.67%) Internet
3 8 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 8 (16.67%) Wireless
3 8 (16.67%) xDSL
4 5 (10.42%) LAN
5 4 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.08%) DHCP
6 1 (2.08%) DNS
6 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Back Office
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Consultant
2 9 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 8 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 8 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Active Directory Consultant
4 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.08%) WCF
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Migration
2 9 (18.75%) Project Management
2 9 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 8 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 8 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 8 (16.67%) IT Governance
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
3 8 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (16.67%) Validation
4 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.33%) CRM
6 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Decision-Making
7 2 (4.17%) Six Sigma
8 1 (2.08%) OOP
8 1 (2.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) C#
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) CCNP
1 10 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.67%) CCDP
3 2 (4.17%) CCIE
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) PMO
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) BT
2 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.08%) F5
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Mitel
3 1 (2.08%) Software AG