The table below looks at the statistics for Mercurial skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercurial over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercurial
Rank 518 476 500
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +24
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 81 94 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.087%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 1.48% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 69 23
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£500 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £297 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £396 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £263 £238
% change year-on-year
+61.90% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £24.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +67.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +67.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6982 6366 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.26% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4469 4037 3301
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 110 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

Mercurial
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mercurial Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mercurial
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mercurial within the UK.

Mercurial Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mercurial
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mercurial within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Mercurial Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mercurial
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mercurial within the UK.

Mercurial Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mercurial
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercurial within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 69 £500 +53.84% 33
London -28 46 £525 +61.53% 12
City of London +11 12 £475 +31.03% 2
South East -28 9 £380 +204.00% 4
Manchester -5 7 £500 +37.93% 5
North West -9 7 £500 +37.93% 5
East of England - 7 £413 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 7 £413 - 2
Oxfordshire -13 4 £365 +192.00% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
Scotland - 4 £425 -
Cambridge - 3 £475 - 2
Oxford - 2 £359 - 1
Hampshire -13 1 £325 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £325 - 1
Birmingham - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Hove - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 92 (68.66%) Git (software)
2 83 (61.94%) Java
3 78 (58.21%) Subversion
4 65 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (44.78%) Linux
6 55 (41.04%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (36.57%) Windows
8 44 (32.84%) Configuration Management
9 40 (29.85%) Apache
10 39 (29.10%) Oracle
10 39 (29.10%) Red Hat
11 38 (28.36%) Ant
11 38 (28.36%) Web Services
11 38 (28.36%) Gradle
12 37 (27.61%) .NET
13 36 (26.87%) OO
13 36 (26.87%) Python
13 36 (26.87%) Jenkins
14 35 (26.12%) Puppet
14 35 (26.12%) Tomcat
15 34 (25.37%) Scrum
15 34 (25.37%) Oracle Database
16 32 (23.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (23.88%) JIRA
17 30 (22.39%) Bash Shell
18 29 (21.64%) DevOps
18 29 (21.64%) TDD
18 29 (21.64%) SQL
18 29 (21.64%) C#
19 28 (20.90%) Open Source

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 40 (29.85%) Apache
2 35 (26.12%) Tomcat
3 20 (14.93%) WebLogic
4 18 (13.43%) IIS
4 18 (13.43%) Confluence
5 14 (10.45%) nginx
6 12 (8.96%) Node.js
6 12 (8.96%) JBoss
7 5 (3.73%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (3.73%) Drupal
8 4 (2.99%) CMS
9 3 (2.24%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.75%) Jetty
11 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.75%) concrete5
11 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.24%) MS Office
1 3 (2.24%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.24%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.24%) Tridion
3 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.75%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.22%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.73%) PaaS
4 5 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.24%) IaaS
5 3 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.42%) Internet
2 19 (14.18%) AMQP
3 18 (13.43%) Firewall
4 9 (6.72%) HTTP
5 6 (4.48%) SSL
6 5 (3.73%) DMZ
6 5 (3.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.73%) VPN
6 5 (3.73%) LDAP
7 4 (2.99%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.49%) PBX
8 2 (1.49%) VoIP
8 2 (1.49%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.75%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.75%) IPsec
9 1 (0.75%) IMAP
9 1 (0.75%) Extranet
9 1 (0.75%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.75%) DNS
9 1 (0.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.37%) Oracle Database
2 27 (20.15%) NoSQL
3 26 (19.40%) MongoDB
3 26 (19.40%) MySQL
4 22 (16.42%) SQL Server
5 17 (12.69%) Big Data
6 16 (11.94%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (11.94%) Hadoop
7 12 (8.96%) Redis
8 5 (3.73%) TKPROF
8 5 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.73%) OLTP
9 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.75%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.75%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 92 (68.66%) Git (software)
2 78 (58.21%) Subversion
3 38 (28.36%) Ant
3 38 (28.36%) Gradle
4 36 (26.87%) Jenkins
5 32 (23.88%) JIRA
6 25 (18.66%) Maven
7 21 (15.67%) TeamCity
8 20 (14.93%) Eclipse
9 19 (14.18%) JUnit
10 18 (13.43%) Cucumber
11 14 (10.45%) MSBuild
12 10 (7.46%) Hudson
13 9 (6.72%) Selenium
13 9 (6.72%) JMeter
14 6 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (4.48%) Redmine
14 6 (4.48%) VisualVM
14 6 (4.48%) SonarQube
15 5 (3.73%) Artifactory
General
1 17 (12.69%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Banking
3 2 (1.49%) Publishing
4 1 (0.75%) Games
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (59.70%) Developer
2 25 (18.66%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (7.46%) Applications Developer
5 9 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.97%) .NET Developer
6 8 (5.97%) Android Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.48%) PHP Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Release Manager
8 5 (3.73%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Mobile Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Drupal Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.24%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.24%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (28.36%) Web Services
2 37 (27.61%) .NET
3 27 (20.15%) HTML
3 27 (20.15%) JSON
4 22 (16.42%) CSS
5 20 (14.93%) Java EE
6 18 (13.43%) JMS
6 18 (13.43%) jQuery
7 16 (11.94%) Django
7 16 (11.94%) REST
7 16 (11.94%) XML
8 15 (11.19%) EJB
9 14 (10.45%) HTML5
10 10 (7.46%) CSS3
10 10 (7.46%) J2EE
10 10 (7.46%) LAMP
11 9 (6.72%) Rendezvous
11 9 (6.72%) Ajax
11 9 (6.72%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (5.97%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.90%) Open Source
2 18 (13.43%) Mobile App
3 16 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (9.70%) Fixed Income
5 12 (8.96%) Replication
6 6 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.73%) User Experience
7 5 (3.73%) W3C
8 4 (2.99%) iPhone
9 3 (2.24%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.49%) PKI
10 2 (1.49%) Equities
11 1 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.75%) Clustering
11 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.75%) Social Media
11 1 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 60 (44.78%) Linux
2 49 (36.57%) Windows
3 32 (23.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (9.70%) Android
5 12 (8.96%) UNIX
6 10 (7.46%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.22%) CentOS
8 6 (4.48%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.49%) Solaris
9 2 (1.49%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (41.04%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (32.84%) Configuration Management
4 36 (26.87%) OO
5 34 (25.37%) Scrum
6 29 (21.64%) TDD
6 29 (21.64%) DevOps
7 22 (16.42%) Load Balancing
8 20 (14.93%) MVC
9 18 (13.43%) Software Engineering
9 18 (13.43%) Web Development
10 16 (11.94%) BDD
10 16 (11.94%) MapReduce
11 15 (11.19%) Release Management
12 13 (9.70%) Android Development
13 12 (8.96%) User Stories
13 12 (8.96%) Test Scripting
14 11 (8.21%) Kanban
14 11 (8.21%) Problem Management
14 11 (8.21%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 83 (61.94%) Java
2 36 (26.87%) Python
3 30 (22.39%) Bash Shell
4 29 (21.64%) C#
4 29 (21.64%) SQL
5 26 (19.40%) JavaScript
6 25 (18.66%) Ruby
7 21 (15.67%) C++
8 17 (12.69%) PHP
9 16 (11.94%) Groovy
10 14 (10.45%) Perl
11 12 (8.96%) Scala
12 8 (5.97%) Shell Script
12 8 (5.97%) Objective-C
13 7 (5.22%) PL/SQL
14 6 (4.48%) C
14 6 (4.48%) PHP5
14 6 (4.48%) Dart
15 5 (3.73%) Golang
15 5 (3.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.16%) DV Cleared
3 8 (5.97%) Degree
4 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.19%) QA
2 5 (3.73%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.22%) Varnish
2 7 (5.22%) VirtualBox
2 7 (5.22%) Docker
3 5 (3.73%) Oracle Clusterware
3 5 (3.73%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (3.73%) vCloud
4 2 (1.49%) Squid
5 1 (0.75%) NFS
5 1 (0.75%) KVM
5 1 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 35 (26.12%) Puppet
2 23 (17.16%) Vagrant
3 19 (14.18%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (10.45%) BladeLogic
4 14 (10.45%) ITRS Geneos
5 11 (8.21%) Ansible
6 10 (7.46%) Salt
7 6 (4.48%) ZABBIX
8 5 (3.73%) logstash
8 5 (3.73%) Kibana
8 5 (3.73%) Oracle Flashback
8 5 (3.73%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (3.73%) Data Guard
8 5 (3.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (2.99%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.75%) Nagios
10 1 (0.75%) Cacti
Vendors
1 39 (29.10%) Oracle
1 39 (29.10%) Red Hat
2 18 (13.43%) Atlassian
3 14 (10.45%) VMware
4 10 (7.46%) Google
5 9 (6.72%) TIBCO
5 9 (6.72%) Splunk
6 8 (5.97%) Zend
7 5 (3.73%) Xamarin
7 5 (3.73%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.24%) Sun
9 2 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.49%) Adobe
9 2 (1.49%) IBM
10 1 (0.75%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.75%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.75%) hybris
10 1 (0.75%) Sybase
10 1 (0.75%) Borland
10 1 (0.75%) AppDynamics
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