The table below looks at the statistics for Mercurial skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercurial over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercurial
Rank 182 193 188
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 8 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.14% 1.87% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Average daily rate
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£538 £363 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.27% -10.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £345 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £275 £210
% change year-on-year
+50.90% +30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +35.23%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
704 856 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.88% 13.30% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 653 601
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £56.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £47.50 £49.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

Mercurial
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mercurial across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Mercurial Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Mercurial
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mercurial across the City of London region.

Mercurial Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Mercurial
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mercurial across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Mercurial Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Mercurial also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mercurial.

1 17 (89.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (68.42%) Subversion
2 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Apache
3 9 (47.37%) Python
3 9 (47.37%) Java
3 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
3 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 8 (42.11%) MySQL
4 8 (42.11%) Tomcat
4 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) UNIX
5 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) DevOps
6 6 (31.58%) Gradle
6 6 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (31.58%) Puppet
6 6 (31.58%) Perl
6 6 (31.58%) Ant
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) HTTP
6 6 (31.58%) Maven
6 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
6 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
7 5 (26.32%) Groovy
7 5 (26.32%) Release Management
7 5 (26.32%) Ruby
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Mercurial also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mercurial. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (68.42%) Apache
2 8 (42.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (15.79%) IIS
3 3 (15.79%) JBoss
3 3 (15.79%) GlassFish
3 3 (15.79%) nginx
4 2 (10.53%) Node.js
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.26%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) PaaS
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) HTTP
2 4 (21.05%) SSL
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) IMAP
5 1 (5.26%) OpenVPN
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) MySQL
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.53%) Redis
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (89.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (68.42%) Subversion
3 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 6 (31.58%) Gradle
4 6 (31.58%) Maven
4 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
4 6 (31.58%) Ant
5 4 (21.05%) Hudson
6 3 (15.79%) JProfiler
6 3 (15.79%) MSBuild
6 3 (15.79%) JMeter
6 3 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (15.79%) VisualVM
7 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
7 2 (10.53%) FogBugz
7 2 (10.53%) Trac
7 2 (10.53%) Redmine
8 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Release Manager
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) Django
4 2 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (10.53%) XSL
4 2 (10.53%) XHTML
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.53%) CSS
4 2 (10.53%) Middleware
4 2 (10.53%) WCF
4 2 (10.53%) LINQ
4 2 (10.53%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) Play Framework
5 1 (5.26%) Cocoa
5 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.26%) Java EE
5 1 (5.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 2 (10.53%) Fixed Income
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) iPhone
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) UNIX
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) Debian
6 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) DevOps
4 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (26.32%) Release Management
6 4 (21.05%) MVC
6 4 (21.05%) OO
7 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
7 3 (15.79%) Web Development
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) OO PHP
8 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Change Control
8 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Kanban
8 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
1 9 (47.37%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
3 6 (31.58%) Perl
4 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
4 5 (26.32%) Ruby
4 5 (26.32%) Groovy
5 3 (15.79%) Scala
5 3 (15.79%) Golang
5 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) C++
6 2 (10.53%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) PHP
6 2 (10.53%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Varnish
2 2 (10.53%) VirtualBox
2 2 (10.53%) Squid
3 1 (5.26%) NFS
3 1 (5.26%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (5.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
1 6 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (15.79%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (15.79%) Ansible
2 3 (15.79%) Salt
2 3 (15.79%) BladeLogic
3 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.26%) ZABBIX
4 1 (5.26%) Cacti
4 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Sun
4 2 (10.53%) Zend
4 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.26%) Splunk
5 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
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