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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercurial
Rank 535 521 498
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 65 78 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 1.14% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 49 53
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £303 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £25.13
% change year-on-year
- +27.36%

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
7416 6860 5553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.74% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4894 4357 3438
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 158 158
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £31.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £52.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +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 30 June 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 18 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 30 June 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 -17 62 £475 +31.03% 40
London -7 52 £475 +26.66% 20
City of London +3 20 £500 +14.28% 8
East of England +4 5 £340 -15.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -1 5 £340 -15.00% 2
Scotland +2 3 £270 -12.90% 1
Edinburgh -5 3 £270 -12.90% 1
Cambridge -11 2 £340 -15.00% 2
Manchester -17 2 £438 +45.83% 4
North West -22 2 £438 +45.83% 4
South East -34 2 - - 2
West Midlands 0 1 £375 +11.11% 5
Surrey -4 1 - -
Oxfordshire -22 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £425 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £375 - 3
Hammersmith - 1 - -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 106 (72.60%) Git (software)
2 88 (60.27%) Continuous Integration
2 88 (60.27%) Java
3 84 (57.53%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (56.16%) Linux
5 81 (55.48%) Subversion
6 61 (41.78%) Red Hat
7 56 (38.36%) Puppet
8 55 (37.67%) MongoDB
9 54 (36.99%) Python
9 54 (36.99%) Web Services
10 52 (35.62%) Windows
11 51 (34.93%) Configuration Management
11 51 (34.93%) Scrum
12 48 (32.88%) JIRA
13 47 (32.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 47 (32.19%) Open Source
13 47 (32.19%) Gradle
14 46 (31.51%) Oracle
15 45 (30.82%) Apache
16 44 (30.14%) Tomcat
16 44 (30.14%) MySQL
17 43 (29.45%) TDD
17 43 (29.45%) Jenkins
18 41 (28.08%) Oracle Database
18 41 (28.08%) Amazon AWS
19 39 (26.71%) .NET
20 38 (26.03%) PostgreSQL
20 38 (26.03%) Opscode Chef
20 38 (26.03%) DevOps

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 45 (30.82%) Apache
2 44 (30.14%) Tomcat
3 27 (18.49%) Confluence
4 24 (16.44%) IIS
5 20 (13.70%) WebLogic
6 18 (12.33%) nginx
7 16 (10.96%) JBoss
8 14 (9.59%) Mule ESB
9 12 (8.22%) Node.js
10 3 (2.05%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (1.37%) Drupal
12 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.68%) SAS
12 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Photoshop
1 6 (4.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (4.11%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Tridion
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (28.08%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (13.01%) PaaS
4 14 (9.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.60%) Firewall
2 28 (19.18%) AMQP
3 21 (14.38%) Internet
4 20 (13.70%) HTTP
5 19 (13.01%) TCP/IP
5 19 (13.01%) SSL
6 13 (8.90%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (8.90%) VPN
7 8 (5.48%) DMZ
8 3 (2.05%) LDAP
9 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (37.67%) MongoDB
2 44 (30.14%) MySQL
3 41 (28.08%) Oracle Database
4 38 (26.03%) NoSQL
4 38 (26.03%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (21.92%) SQL Server
6 22 (15.07%) Big Data
7 17 (11.64%) Redis
7 17 (11.64%) Hadoop
8 8 (5.48%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.05%) TKPROF
9 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.05%) OLTP
10 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 106 (72.60%) Git (software)
2 81 (55.48%) Subversion
3 48 (32.88%) JIRA
4 47 (32.19%) Gradle
5 43 (29.45%) Jenkins
6 37 (25.34%) Ant
7 23 (15.75%) JUnit
7 23 (15.75%) Maven
7 23 (15.75%) TeamCity
8 20 (13.70%) Cucumber
8 20 (13.70%) MSBuild
9 16 (10.96%) Eclipse
10 15 (10.27%) SonarQube
11 14 (9.59%) Artifactory
12 13 (8.90%) Gerrit
13 9 (6.16%) Selenium
14 8 (5.48%) IntelliJ
14 8 (5.48%) gulp
14 8 (5.48%) Redmine
14 8 (5.48%) WebStorm
General
1 14 (9.59%) Finance
2 4 (2.74%) Publishing
3 2 (1.37%) Legal
3 2 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 83 (56.85%) Developer
2 29 (19.86%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (12.33%) Front-End Developer
5 14 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Web Developer
7 8 (5.48%) PHP Developer
8 7 (4.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 6 (4.11%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.05%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (2.05%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.05%) Lead Java Developer
11 3 (2.05%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.05%) Front-End Web Developer
12 2 (1.37%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 2 (1.37%) Mobile Developer
12 2 (1.37%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (36.99%) Web Services
2 39 (26.71%) .NET
3 34 (23.29%) HTML
4 33 (22.60%) JSON
5 31 (21.23%) CSS
6 27 (18.49%) JMS
7 26 (17.81%) jQuery
7 26 (17.81%) HTML5
8 24 (16.44%) Java EE
9 23 (15.75%) Django
10 20 (13.70%) CSS3
11 19 (13.01%) J2EE
12 16 (10.96%) EJB
12 16 (10.96%) XML
13 15 (10.27%) Rendezvous
13 15 (10.27%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (9.59%) LAMP
15 13 (8.90%) Ajax
15 13 (8.90%) REST
16 12 (8.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.01%) Fixed Income
1 19 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.59%) User Experience
3 11 (7.53%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.11%) Graphic Design
5 6 (4.11%) Replication
6 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.05%) W3C
8 2 (1.37%) Equities
9 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.68%) iPhone
9 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 82 (56.16%) Linux
2 52 (35.62%) Windows
3 47 (32.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (9.59%) Ubuntu
4 14 (9.59%) CentOS
5 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.37%) Android
5 2 (1.37%) UNIX
6 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (60.27%) Continuous Integration
2 84 (57.53%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (34.93%) Configuration Management
3 51 (34.93%) Scrum
4 47 (32.19%) Open Source
5 43 (29.45%) TDD
6 38 (26.03%) DevOps
7 36 (24.66%) OO
8 25 (17.12%) Software Delivery
9 24 (16.44%) Load Balancing
10 21 (14.38%) Software Engineering
10 21 (14.38%) SDLC
11 19 (13.01%) MVC
12 18 (12.33%) Release Management
12 18 (12.33%) Unit Testing
12 18 (12.33%) Test Scripting
13 16 (10.96%) Capacity Management
13 16 (10.96%) User Stories
13 16 (10.96%) MapReduce
14 15 (10.27%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 88 (60.27%) Java
2 54 (36.99%) Python
3 37 (25.34%) Bash Shell
4 36 (24.66%) SQL
5 35 (23.97%) Ruby
6 32 (21.92%) JavaScript
7 23 (15.75%) PHP
7 23 (15.75%) C++
8 22 (15.07%) C#
9 17 (11.64%) Go
9 17 (11.64%) Scala
10 16 (10.96%) Perl
11 11 (7.53%) C
11 11 (7.53%) Dart
12 8 (5.48%) TypeScript
12 8 (5.48%) PHP5
12 8 (5.48%) ECMAScript
13 7 (4.79%) Shell Script
14 6 (4.11%) Groovy
15 4 (2.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (25.34%) Security Cleared
2 28 (19.18%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.42%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.59%) QA
2 12 (8.22%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (10.27%) Docker
2 14 (9.59%) vCloud
3 6 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.05%) Varnish
4 3 (2.05%) VirtualBox
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 56 (38.36%) Puppet
2 38 (26.03%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (23.29%) Ansible
4 33 (22.60%) Salt
5 30 (20.55%) Vagrant
6 20 (13.70%) BladeLogic
6 20 (13.70%) ITRS Geneos
7 14 (9.59%) ZABBIX
7 14 (9.59%) logstash
7 14 (9.59%) Kibana
7 14 (9.59%) Rundeck
8 13 (8.90%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.05%) Data Guard
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 61 (41.78%) Red Hat
2 46 (31.51%) Oracle
3 27 (18.49%) Atlassian
4 17 (11.64%) VMware
5 15 (10.27%) Google
5 15 (10.27%) Splunk
5 15 (10.27%) TIBCO
6 8 (5.48%) Microsoft
7 7 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (3.42%) Xamarin
9 3 (2.05%) Zend
10 2 (1.37%) Sybase
11 1 (0.68%) Adobe
11 1 (0.68%) Sun
11 1 (0.68%) Perforce
11 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
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