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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercurial
Rank 538 502 535
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +33
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 93 111 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.095%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 1.54% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 73 39
Average daily rate
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£450 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £316 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £26.25

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
8225 7199 6187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 12.93% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5414 4595 3968
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 133 132
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -42 89 £450 +26.76% 35
London -25 41 £450 +25.00% 20
East of England +26 21 £360 - 4
North West -23 18 £475 +35.71% 6
Manchester -10 17 £475 +35.71% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 16 £360 - 2
City of London -13 13 £400 +10.72% 4
Cambridge - 8 £355 - 2
Croydon - 6 £450 - 1
Watford - 5 - -
Hertfordshire - 5 - - 2
South East -38 4 £275 -15.38% 1
Scotland -17 3 £260 -42.22%
Edinburgh -21 3 £260 -42.22%
Yorkshire -31 3 £388 +21.09% 1
West Midlands -4 2 £550 +57.14% 3
Surrey -6 2 £275 -35.29%
West Yorkshire -31 2 £325 +1.56% 1
Camberley - 2 £275 -
Birmingham - 2 £550 - 1
Slough -1 1 - -
Gloucestershire -3 1 - -
South West -4 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 - -
Oxford -21 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -24 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £175 -
Liverpool - 1 - -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 135 (79.88%) Git (software)
2 105 (62.13%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (55.03%) Java
4 92 (54.44%) Continuous Integration
5 88 (52.07%) Subversion
6 75 (44.38%) Linux
7 59 (34.91%) HTML
8 58 (34.32%) MySQL
9 57 (33.73%) JavaScript
9 57 (33.73%) Scrum
10 56 (33.14%) TDD
10 56 (33.14%) Web Services
11 55 (32.54%) Open Source
12 51 (30.18%) Puppet
12 51 (30.18%) MongoDB
12 51 (30.18%) jQuery
12 51 (30.18%) CSS
13 50 (29.59%) OO
14 49 (28.99%) Python
14 49 (28.99%) PostgreSQL
15 48 (28.40%) Apache
15 48 (28.40%) Jenkins
16 47 (27.81%) Amazon AWS
17 46 (27.22%) Red Hat
18 45 (26.63%) HTML5
19 44 (26.04%) Opscode Chef
20 42 (24.85%) SQL
21 41 (24.26%) Configuration Management
22 40 (23.67%) JIRA
23 39 (23.08%) PHP

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 48 (28.40%) Apache
2 35 (20.71%) Tomcat
3 24 (14.20%) nginx
4 21 (12.43%) Confluence
4 21 (12.43%) JBoss
5 16 (9.47%) IIS
5 16 (9.47%) Node.js
6 14 (8.28%) Mule ESB
7 10 (5.92%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.96%) Jetty
8 5 (2.96%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.78%) CMS
9 3 (1.78%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.18%) Drupal
10 2 (1.18%) WordPress
11 1 (0.59%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Photoshop
1 10 (5.92%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (5.92%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Tridion
2 3 (1.78%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.81%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (11.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (10.65%) PaaS
5 3 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.59%) SaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.16%) Firewall
2 19 (11.24%) HTTP
3 18 (10.65%) TCP/IP
3 18 (10.65%) VPN
3 18 (10.65%) SSL
4 17 (10.06%) AMQP
5 13 (7.69%) DMZ
5 13 (7.69%) Internet
5 13 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.59%) SSH
7 1 (0.59%) Telnet
7 1 (0.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (34.32%) MySQL
2 51 (30.18%) MongoDB
3 49 (28.99%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (20.71%) NoSQL
5 28 (16.57%) SQL Server
6 21 (12.43%) Oracle Database
7 19 (11.24%) Big Data
8 18 (10.65%) Redis
9 16 (9.47%) Relational Database
10 13 (7.69%) Hadoop
11 5 (2.96%) CouchDB
12 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.78%) TKPROF
13 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.78%) OLTP
14 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (1.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 135 (79.88%) Git (software)
2 88 (52.07%) Subversion
3 48 (28.40%) Jenkins
4 40 (23.67%) JIRA
5 34 (20.12%) Gradle
6 24 (14.20%) Ant
7 22 (13.02%) TeamCity
8 21 (12.43%) Maven
9 20 (11.83%) Artifactory
10 19 (11.24%) Selenium
10 19 (11.24%) JUnit
11 18 (10.65%) Gerrit
12 17 (10.06%) IntelliJ
13 16 (9.47%) SonarQube
14 15 (8.88%) PhantomJS
14 15 (8.88%) WebStorm
14 15 (8.88%) Jasmine
15 13 (7.69%) JMeter
16 12 (7.10%) Eclipse
17 11 (6.51%) Redmine
General
1 15 (8.88%) Finance
2 4 (2.37%) Publishing
3 2 (1.18%) Legal
3 2 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 111 (65.68%) Developer
2 32 (18.93%) Java Developer
3 24 (14.20%) Front-End Developer
4 16 (9.47%) PHP Developer
5 15 (8.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Senior Developer
7 11 (6.51%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 10 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.92%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Applications Developer
9 6 (3.55%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 4 (2.37%) Front-End Web Developer
12 3 (1.78%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (1.78%) UI Developer
12 3 (1.78%) C# .NET Developer
12 3 (1.78%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (34.91%) HTML
2 56 (33.14%) Web Services
3 51 (30.18%) CSS
3 51 (30.18%) jQuery
4 45 (26.63%) HTML5
5 38 (22.49%) CSS3
6 37 (21.89%) .NET
7 27 (15.98%) JSON
8 24 (14.20%) REST
9 21 (12.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (11.24%) LAMP
11 18 (10.65%) Java EE
11 18 (10.65%) SOAP
11 18 (10.65%) XML
11 18 (10.65%) RESTful
12 17 (10.06%) J2EE
12 17 (10.06%) JMS
13 15 (8.88%) Ajax
13 15 (8.88%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (8.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.20%) User Experience
2 16 (9.47%) Mobile App
3 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (6.51%) Fixed Income
6 10 (5.92%) Graphic Design
7 5 (2.96%) Tandem
7 5 (2.96%) W3C
8 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.78%) Replication
10 2 (1.18%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.59%) iPhone
11 1 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.59%) Social Media
11 1 (0.59%) iPad
11 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.59%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 75 (44.38%) Linux
2 39 (23.08%) Windows
3 27 (15.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (11.24%) Ubuntu
4 19 (11.24%) CentOS
5 8 (4.73%) UNIX
6 6 (3.55%) Mac OS
7 5 (2.96%) Solaris
8 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.78%) Android
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (62.13%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (54.44%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (33.73%) Scrum
4 56 (33.14%) TDD
5 55 (32.54%) Open Source
6 50 (29.59%) OO
7 41 (24.26%) Configuration Management
8 36 (21.30%) DevOps
9 33 (19.53%) MVC
10 28 (16.57%) Software Delivery
11 26 (15.38%) Unit Testing
12 23 (13.61%) BDD
13 22 (13.02%) Mentoring
14 19 (11.24%) Responsive Web Design
15 17 (10.06%) Release Management
16 16 (9.47%) OOP
17 15 (8.88%) Pair Programming
17 15 (8.88%) Software Engineering
17 15 (8.88%) Continuous Delivery
18 14 (8.28%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 93 (55.03%) Java
2 57 (33.73%) JavaScript
3 49 (28.99%) Python
4 42 (24.85%) SQL
5 39 (23.08%) PHP
6 34 (20.12%) Bash Shell
7 33 (19.53%) Ruby
8 27 (15.98%) Scala
9 21 (12.43%) Perl
9 21 (12.43%) C#
10 17 (10.06%) C++
10 17 (10.06%) Go
11 16 (9.47%) PHP5
12 14 (8.28%) Groovy
12 14 (8.28%) TypeScript
12 14 (8.28%) Dart
12 14 (8.28%) ECMAScript
13 12 (7.10%) Shell Script
14 10 (5.92%) C
15 5 (2.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (19.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.24%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.47%) QA
2 10 (5.92%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (12.43%) Docker
2 19 (11.24%) vCloud
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 51 (30.18%) Puppet
2 44 (26.04%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (22.49%) Ansible
4 32 (18.93%) Salt
5 20 (11.83%) Vagrant
6 18 (10.65%) HAProxy
7 14 (8.28%) logstash
7 14 (8.28%) Kibana
7 14 (8.28%) Rundeck
7 14 (8.28%) ZABBIX
8 11 (6.51%) BladeLogic
8 11 (6.51%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.78%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.78%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (1.78%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 46 (27.22%) Red Hat
2 29 (17.16%) Oracle
3 22 (13.02%) Google
4 21 (12.43%) Atlassian
5 19 (11.24%) VMware
6 11 (6.51%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (5.92%) TIBCO
7 10 (5.92%) Microsoft
7 10 (5.92%) Splunk
8 7 (4.14%) Zend
9 6 (3.55%) Xamarin
10 5 (2.96%) Sun
10 5 (2.96%) HP
11 4 (2.37%) Adobe
12 2 (1.18%) Sybase
12 2 (1.18%) Red Gate
13 1 (0.59%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.59%) SAP
13 1 (0.59%) Perforce
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