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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercurial
Rank 536 499 498
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -1
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 73 83 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 1.21% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 40
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £170 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £310 £225
% change year-on-year
+21.77% +37.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +21.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +21.90%

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
7175 6873 5366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.83% 12.59% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4590 4401 3397
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 141 136
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.24 £31.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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 5 May 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 20 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 5 May 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 -30 69 £500 +45.45% 34
London +3 48 £525 +44.82% 18
City of London +5 12 £550 +29.41% 5
South East -24 9 £375 +200.00% 2
East of England +21 6 £475 +18.75% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 6 £475 +18.75% 3
Manchester -2 5 £500 +81.81% 4
North West -14 5 £500 +81.81% 5
Oxfordshire -18 4 £365 +62.22% 1
Cambridge +3 3 £475 +18.75% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £500 +300.00%
Milton Keynes - 3 £500 -
Hampshire -14 2 £350 -9.67%
Oxford - 2 £359 -
Basingstoke - 2 £350 -
Scotland -6 1 £450 +45.16% 1
Edinburgh -10 1 £450 +45.16% 1
West Midlands -16 1 £375 +11.11% 1
Birmingham - 1 £375 - 1
Croydon - 1 £500 -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (71.88%) Git (software)
2 83 (64.84%) Java
3 79 (61.72%) Subversion
4 70 (54.69%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (54.69%) Linux
5 69 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (39.06%) Python
7 49 (38.28%) Windows
8 48 (37.50%) Red Hat
9 46 (35.94%) Configuration Management
9 46 (35.94%) Oracle
10 44 (34.38%) Puppet
11 43 (33.59%) Apache
11 43 (33.59%) Tomcat
12 42 (32.81%) Scrum
13 40 (31.25%) Web Services
13 40 (31.25%) Gradle
13 40 (31.25%) Jenkins
13 40 (31.25%) Oracle Database
14 39 (30.47%) Ant
14 39 (30.47%) JIRA
15 38 (29.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 38 (29.69%) .NET
15 38 (29.69%) MongoDB
15 38 (29.69%) Bash Shell
16 36 (28.13%) Open Source
17 35 (27.34%) OO
18 34 (26.56%) MySQL
19 33 (25.78%) SQL
19 33 (25.78%) Amazon AWS

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 43 (33.59%) Apache
1 43 (33.59%) Tomcat
2 23 (17.97%) IIS
3 21 (16.41%) WebLogic
4 19 (14.84%) Confluence
5 18 (14.06%) nginx
6 12 (9.38%) JBoss
7 11 (8.59%) Node.js
8 9 (7.03%) Mule ESB
9 5 (3.91%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (2.34%) Drupal
11 2 (1.56%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.56%) CMS
12 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.78%) Jetty
12 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.34%) MS Office
1 3 (2.34%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.34%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.34%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 33 (25.78%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (13.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.59%) PaaS
4 9 (7.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (5.47%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.56%) IaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.09%) Firewall
2 22 (17.19%) Internet
3 20 (15.63%) AMQP
4 13 (10.16%) HTTP
5 12 (9.38%) SSL
6 11 (8.59%) TCP/IP
7 9 (7.03%) VPN
8 8 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (5.47%) DMZ
10 5 (3.91%) LDAP
11 1 (0.78%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.78%) PBX
11 1 (0.78%) VoIP
11 1 (0.78%) DNS
11 1 (0.78%) SNMP
11 1 (0.78%) IPsec
11 1 (0.78%) IMAP
11 1 (0.78%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (0.78%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 38 (29.69%) MongoDB
3 34 (26.56%) MySQL
4 33 (25.78%) NoSQL
5 29 (22.66%) SQL Server
6 26 (20.31%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (14.06%) Big Data
8 17 (13.28%) Hadoop
9 16 (12.50%) Redis
10 5 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (3.91%) OLTP
10 5 (3.91%) TKPROF
11 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.78%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 92 (71.88%) Git (software)
2 79 (61.72%) Subversion
3 40 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 40 (31.25%) Gradle
4 39 (30.47%) JIRA
4 39 (30.47%) Ant
5 25 (19.53%) Maven
6 22 (17.19%) TeamCity
7 19 (14.84%) Cucumber
7 19 (14.84%) MSBuild
7 19 (14.84%) JUnit
8 18 (14.06%) Eclipse
9 10 (7.81%) SonarQube
10 9 (7.03%) Artifactory
10 9 (7.03%) Selenium
10 9 (7.03%) Hudson
11 8 (6.25%) Gerrit
12 6 (4.69%) Visual Studio
13 5 (3.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (3.91%) JMeter
General
1 12 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.34%) Banking
3 2 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (52.34%) Developer
2 25 (19.53%) Java Developer
3 19 (14.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.69%) PHP Developer
7 6 (4.69%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Android Developer
10 3 (2.34%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Drupal Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (1.56%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (31.25%) Web Services
2 38 (29.69%) .NET
3 25 (19.53%) HTML
3 25 (19.53%) JSON
4 22 (17.19%) Django
5 21 (16.41%) Java EE
6 20 (15.63%) CSS
7 19 (14.84%) JMS
8 17 (13.28%) XML
9 16 (12.50%) EJB
9 16 (12.50%) jQuery
10 14 (10.94%) HTML5
10 14 (10.94%) J2EE
10 14 (10.94%) Rendezvous
11 11 (8.59%) LAMP
11 11 (8.59%) REST
12 10 (7.81%) CSS3
12 10 (7.81%) Ajax
13 9 (7.03%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (5.47%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 36 (28.13%) Open Source
2 18 (14.06%) Fixed Income
3 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.38%) Replication
5 11 (8.59%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.91%) User Experience
6 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.91%) W3C
7 3 (2.34%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.56%) Equities
9 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.78%) PKI
9 1 (0.78%) Clustering
9 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.78%) iPhone
9 1 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (54.69%) Linux
2 49 (38.28%) Windows
3 38 (29.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (7.81%) Ubuntu
4 10 (7.81%) CentOS
5 7 (5.47%) UNIX
6 5 (3.91%) Android
7 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.78%) Solaris
8 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (54.69%) Continuous Integration
2 69 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (35.94%) Configuration Management
4 42 (32.81%) Scrum
5 35 (27.34%) OO
6 33 (25.78%) DevOps
7 29 (22.66%) TDD
8 27 (21.09%) Load Balancing
9 20 (15.63%) Software Delivery
10 18 (14.06%) Release Management
10 18 (14.06%) MVC
11 16 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 16 (12.50%) BDD
11 16 (12.50%) MapReduce
12 15 (11.72%) Capacity Management
12 15 (11.72%) Problem Management
12 15 (11.72%) ITIL
13 14 (10.94%) Web Development
13 14 (10.94%) Technical Analysis
14 13 (10.16%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 83 (64.84%) Java
2 50 (39.06%) Python
3 38 (29.69%) Bash Shell
4 33 (25.78%) SQL
5 32 (25.00%) Ruby
6 24 (18.75%) C++
7 23 (17.97%) C#
8 22 (17.19%) JavaScript
9 19 (14.84%) PHP
10 15 (11.72%) Scala
11 14 (10.94%) Perl
12 12 (9.38%) Groovy
13 10 (7.81%) Go
14 8 (6.25%) PL/SQL
15 6 (4.69%) C
15 6 (4.69%) Dart
16 5 (3.91%) XPath
16 5 (3.91%) PHP5
17 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
18 3 (2.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (22.66%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.69%) Degree
4 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.16%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.81%) Docker
3 9 (7.03%) vCloud
4 7 (5.47%) Varnish
4 7 (5.47%) VirtualBox
5 5 (3.91%) Oracle Clusterware
5 5 (3.91%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.78%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.78%) KVM
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 44 (34.38%) Puppet
2 29 (22.66%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (19.53%) Vagrant
4 21 (16.41%) Ansible
5 20 (15.63%) Salt
6 19 (14.84%) ITRS Geneos
6 19 (14.84%) BladeLogic
7 10 (7.81%) ZABBIX
8 9 (7.03%) Kibana
8 9 (7.03%) logstash
9 8 (6.25%) HAProxy
10 5 (3.91%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (3.91%) Oracle Flashback
10 5 (3.91%) Data Guard
10 5 (3.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.78%) Nagios
11 1 (0.78%) Cacti
Vendors
1 48 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 46 (35.94%) Oracle
3 19 (14.84%) Atlassian
4 17 (13.28%) VMware
5 14 (10.94%) TIBCO
5 14 (10.94%) Splunk
6 12 (9.38%) Google
7 5 (3.91%) Zend
7 5 (3.91%) Xamarin
7 5 (3.91%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.56%) Sun
9 2 (1.56%) Sybase
10 1 (0.78%) IBM
10 1 (0.78%) Adobe
10 1 (0.78%) Borland
10 1 (0.78%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.78%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.78%) Fujitsu
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