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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercurial
Rank 192 202 197
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.088% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.03% 0.79% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£335 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £315 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £455 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
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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
776 761 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 11.19% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 573 551
Average daily rate £435 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 28 (87.50%) Git (software)
2 24 (75.00%) Subversion
3 15 (46.88%) Apache
4 14 (43.75%) SQL
4 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (40.63%) OO
6 11 (34.38%) Web Services
6 11 (34.38%) HTML
7 10 (31.25%) Java
7 10 (31.25%) XML
7 10 (31.25%) Linux
7 10 (31.25%) Finance
7 10 (31.25%) MVC
7 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
7 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (28.13%) PHP5
8 9 (28.13%) Groovy
8 9 (28.13%) PHP
8 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
8 9 (28.13%) MySQL
8 9 (28.13%) OO PHP
9 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 8 (25.00%) CSS
9 8 (25.00%) UNIX
9 8 (25.00%) TDD
9 8 (25.00%) Degree
9 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 7 (21.88%) Zend
10 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
10 7 (21.88%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 15 (46.88%) Apache
2 5 (15.63%) JBoss
3 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (9.38%) GlassFish
5 2 (6.25%) Node.js
5 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (6.25%) CMS
5 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 2 (6.25%) Umbraco
6 1 (3.13%) Jetty
6 1 (3.13%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) IMAP
3 1 (3.13%) IPsec
3 1 (3.13%) SNMP
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) MySQL
2 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) RavenDB
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (3.13%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (87.50%) Git (software)
2 24 (75.00%) Subversion
3 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (18.75%) FogBugz
4 6 (18.75%) Trac
4 6 (18.75%) Redmine
4 6 (18.75%) Hudson
5 5 (15.63%) Maven
5 5 (15.63%) Ant
5 5 (15.63%) TeamCity
6 4 (12.50%) JProfiler
6 4 (12.50%) Gradle
6 4 (12.50%) VisualVM
6 4 (12.50%) JMeter
6 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (9.38%) Selenium
7 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 3 (9.38%) NUnit
7 3 (9.38%) JIRA
7 3 (9.38%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (68.75%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) PHP Developer
3 6 (18.75%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) iOS Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Release Manager
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Web Services
1 11 (34.38%) HTML
2 10 (31.25%) XML
3 8 (25.00%) CSS
4 7 (21.88%) RESTful
5 6 (18.75%) .NET
5 6 (18.75%) XHTML
5 6 (18.75%) SOAP
5 6 (18.75%) XSL
6 4 (12.50%) iOS SDK
6 4 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
6 4 (12.50%) Cocoa
6 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 4 (12.50%) JSON
7 2 (6.25%) Middleware
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (3.13%) Zend Framework
8 1 (3.13%) LINQ
8 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) iPhone
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Open Source
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 8 (25.00%) UNIX
3 6 (18.75%) Apple iOS
4 5 (15.63%) Windows
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
5 2 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
6 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) OO
3 10 (31.25%) MVC
3 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (28.13%) OO PHP
5 8 (25.00%) TDD
6 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
6 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
6 7 (21.88%) Project Management
7 6 (18.75%) iOS Development
7 6 (18.75%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
9 4 (12.50%) OOD
10 3 (9.38%) BDD
11 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (6.25%) Change Control
11 2 (6.25%) Android Development
11 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
11 2 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
3 9 (28.13%) PHP5
3 9 (28.13%) Groovy
3 9 (28.13%) PHP
3 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.88%) Perl
5 6 (18.75%) C#
5 6 (18.75%) Scala
5 6 (18.75%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) Golang
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Squid
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) NFS
2 1 (3.13%) KVM
2 1 (3.13%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.13%) Cacti
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Zend
2 6 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) Sun
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Perforce
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) Sybase
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