Period
to 25 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 205 170
Contract jobs citing Mercator 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.082% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.17% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median daily rate - - £465
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
West Midlands 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 West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2138 2863 2200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.23% 46.67% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1277 1554 1101
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £205 £246 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 87 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -7.35% -1.26%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.25 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.63 £25.40 £33.28
England median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.53% -2.86% +6.06%

Mercator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Mercator as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Mercator in the West Midlands

Mercator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mercator in the West Midlands