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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercurial
Rank 537 523 521
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 83 88 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.10% 1.25% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 44
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£450 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.63

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
7557 7024 5870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.29% 12.85% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 4513 3677
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 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 152 144
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 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 July 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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 77 £450 +24.56% 26
London -7 47 £450 +20.00% 9
City of London -9 22 £438 +2.94% 2
East of England +10 11 £340 - 6
North West -22 10 £475 +40.74% 3
Manchester -5 9 £475 +40.74% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £340 - 2
Edinburgh -9 5 £270 -
Scotland -11 5 £270 -
South East -20 4 £275 -15.38% 2
Cambridge - 4 £340 - 2
Surrey -3 3 £275 -35.29%
Watford - 3 - - 1
Croydon - 3 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 4
West Midlands +3 2 £463 +37.03% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £388 - 3
Birmingham - 2 £463 - 1
Camberley - 2 £275 -
Gloucestershire 0 1 - -
South Wales -2 1 - -
Cardiff -4 1 - -
Wales -6 1 - -
South West -9 1 - -
Oxfordshire -23 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 117 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 93 (59.62%) Continuous Integration
3 91 (58.33%) Subversion
4 90 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (57.69%) Java
5 83 (53.21%) Linux
6 57 (36.54%) Red Hat
7 55 (35.26%) Web Services
8 54 (34.62%) MySQL
8 54 (34.62%) Python
8 54 (34.62%) Puppet
9 53 (33.97%) MongoDB
10 52 (33.33%) Open Source
11 50 (32.05%) Apache
11 50 (32.05%) Scrum
12 49 (31.41%) Windows
12 49 (31.41%) Jenkins
13 47 (30.13%) Configuration Management
13 47 (30.13%) TDD
14 46 (29.49%) JIRA
15 44 (28.21%) PostgreSQL
15 44 (28.21%) HTML
15 44 (28.21%) Gradle
16 43 (27.56%) Oracle
16 43 (27.56%) SQL
16 43 (27.56%) .NET
16 43 (27.56%) OO
16 43 (27.56%) Tomcat
17 42 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
17 42 (26.92%) Opscode Chef

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 50 (32.05%) Apache
2 43 (27.56%) Tomcat
3 24 (15.38%) IIS
3 24 (15.38%) Confluence
4 20 (12.82%) nginx
5 18 (11.54%) JBoss
6 16 (10.26%) WebLogic
7 13 (8.33%) Mule ESB
8 12 (7.69%) Node.js
9 4 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (1.92%) Jetty
10 3 (1.92%) Umbraco
11 2 (1.28%) Drupal
12 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.64%) SAS
12 1 (0.64%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Photoshop
1 7 (4.49%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (4.49%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Tridion
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 42 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (12.82%) PaaS
4 16 (10.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (22.44%) Firewall
2 22 (14.10%) AMQP
3 21 (13.46%) HTTP
4 20 (12.82%) TCP/IP
4 20 (12.82%) SSL
5 17 (10.90%) Internet
6 15 (9.62%) VPN
7 12 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (6.41%) DMZ
9 3 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (34.62%) MySQL
2 53 (33.97%) MongoDB
3 44 (28.21%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 33 (21.15%) SQL Server
5 33 (21.15%) NoSQL
6 18 (11.54%) Big Data
7 16 (10.26%) Redis
8 14 (8.97%) Hadoop
8 14 (8.97%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.56%) TKPROF
9 4 (2.56%) CouchDB
9 4 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.56%) OLTP
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 117 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 91 (58.33%) Subversion
3 49 (31.41%) Jenkins
4 46 (29.49%) JIRA
5 44 (28.21%) Gradle
6 36 (23.08%) Ant
7 27 (17.31%) Maven
7 27 (17.31%) TeamCity
8 20 (12.82%) MSBuild
9 18 (11.54%) JUnit
10 17 (10.90%) Artifactory
11 16 (10.26%) Cucumber
12 15 (9.62%) Gerrit
12 15 (9.62%) Eclipse
12 15 (9.62%) SonarQube
13 12 (7.69%) PhantomJS
13 12 (7.69%) Selenium
13 12 (7.69%) Jasmine
14 11 (7.05%) IntelliJ
14 11 (7.05%) WebStorm
General
1 16 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (1.28%) Legal
2 2 (1.28%) Publishing
3 1 (0.64%) Banking
3 1 (0.64%) Retail
3 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 93 (59.62%) Developer
2 26 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 21 (13.46%) Front-End Developer
4 15 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.97%) PHP Developer
6 10 (6.41%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 10 (6.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.77%) Web Developer
8 6 (3.85%) Applications Developer
9 5 (3.21%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) .NET Developer
10 4 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (2.56%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.56%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (2.56%) Front-End Web Developer
11 3 (1.92%) UI Developer
11 3 (1.92%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 3 (1.92%) Linux Engineer
12 2 (1.28%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (35.26%) Web Services
2 44 (28.21%) HTML
3 43 (27.56%) .NET
4 38 (24.36%) CSS
4 38 (24.36%) jQuery
5 33 (21.15%) HTML5
6 28 (17.95%) JSON
7 26 (16.67%) CSS3
8 23 (14.74%) Django
9 22 (14.10%) JMS
10 21 (13.46%) Java EE
11 19 (12.18%) J2EE
12 17 (10.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (10.26%) REST
13 16 (10.26%) XML
13 16 (10.26%) LAMP
14 15 (9.62%) Rendezvous
15 14 (8.97%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (8.33%) AngularJS
17 12 (7.69%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.18%) Fixed Income
1 19 (12.18%) User Experience
2 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 10 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.49%) Graphic Design
6 6 (3.85%) W3C
7 4 (2.56%) Replication
7 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.92%) Tandem
9 2 (1.28%) Equities
9 2 (1.28%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (53.21%) Linux
2 49 (31.41%) Windows
3 41 (26.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (10.26%) Ubuntu
4 16 (10.26%) CentOS
5 5 (3.21%) UNIX
6 4 (2.56%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.92%) Solaris
8 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (59.62%) Continuous Integration
2 90 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (33.33%) Open Source
4 50 (32.05%) Scrum
5 47 (30.13%) Configuration Management
5 47 (30.13%) TDD
6 43 (27.56%) OO
7 34 (21.79%) DevOps
8 25 (16.03%) Software Delivery
9 23 (14.74%) MVC
10 22 (14.10%) Release Management
10 22 (14.10%) Unit Testing
11 21 (13.46%) Load Balancing
12 18 (11.54%) Software Engineering
13 16 (10.26%) ITIL
13 16 (10.26%) Capacity Management
13 16 (10.26%) SDLC
14 15 (9.62%) BDD
14 15 (9.62%) Test Scripting
14 15 (9.62%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (57.69%) Java
2 54 (34.62%) Python
3 43 (27.56%) SQL
4 41 (26.28%) JavaScript
5 38 (24.36%) Bash Shell
6 32 (20.51%) Ruby
7 31 (19.87%) PHP
8 24 (15.38%) C++
9 21 (13.46%) C#
10 20 (12.82%) Scala
11 19 (12.18%) Go
12 18 (11.54%) Perl
13 14 (8.97%) PHP5
14 11 (7.05%) TypeScript
14 11 (7.05%) Dart
14 11 (7.05%) C
14 11 (7.05%) Shell Script
14 11 (7.05%) ECMAScript
15 5 (3.21%) PL/SQL
15 5 (3.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 36 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.03%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.21%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.97%) QA
2 12 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (10.90%) Docker
2 16 (10.26%) vCloud
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 54 (34.62%) Puppet
2 42 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (23.72%) Ansible
4 33 (21.15%) Salt
5 23 (14.74%) Vagrant
6 20 (12.82%) BladeLogic
6 20 (12.82%) ITRS Geneos
7 15 (9.62%) HAProxy
8 13 (8.33%) logstash
8 13 (8.33%) Rundeck
8 13 (8.33%) Kibana
8 13 (8.33%) ZABBIX
9 4 (2.56%) Data Guard
9 4 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (2.56%) Oracle Flashback
10 3 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (36.54%) Red Hat
2 43 (27.56%) Oracle
3 24 (15.38%) Atlassian
4 17 (10.90%) Google
5 16 (10.26%) VMware
6 15 (9.62%) TIBCO
6 15 (9.62%) Splunk
7 10 (6.41%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (5.13%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.85%) Zend
10 4 (2.56%) Xamarin
10 4 (2.56%) Sun
11 3 (1.92%) HP
11 3 (1.92%) Adobe
12 2 (1.28%) Sybase
13 1 (0.64%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.64%) Rackspace
13 1 (0.64%) Perforce
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago