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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercurial
Rank 510 477 495
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +18
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 66 99 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 1.62% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 75 20
Average daily rate
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£500 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £381 £285
% change year-on-year
+31.14% +33.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +73.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +73.33%

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
7067 6116 5041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.45% 11.96% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3849 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 158
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £54.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +5.00%

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 2 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 2 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 -69 55 £500 +42.85% 28
London -37 40 £525 +50.00% 14
City of London -2 11 £475 +31.03% 4
North West -5 7 £500 +37.93% 5
Manchester -8 6 £500 +37.93% 5
South East -15 6 £500 +53.84% 2
Scotland - 5 £413 -
Edinburgh - 5 £413 -
East of England - 2 £338 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £380 -
Watford - 1 £375 -
Oxford - 1 £380 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Southampton - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Street - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Worcester - - - -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 72 (63.16%) Git (software)
2 69 (60.53%) Subversion
3 65 (57.02%) Java
4 56 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (41.23%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (39.47%) Linux
7 41 (35.96%) Configuration Management
8 40 (35.09%) Windows
9 33 (28.95%) OO
9 33 (28.95%) Apache
10 31 (27.19%) Oracle
11 30 (26.32%) Ant
11 30 (26.32%) Puppet
12 29 (25.44%) Gradle
13 28 (24.56%) Jenkins
13 28 (24.56%) Web Services
13 28 (24.56%) Red Hat
13 28 (24.56%) Scrum
14 27 (23.68%) .NET
14 27 (23.68%) Tomcat
15 26 (22.81%) Oracle Database
16 25 (21.93%) Open Source
16 25 (21.93%) Python
16 25 (21.93%) SQL
16 25 (21.93%) C#
16 25 (21.93%) TDD
16 25 (21.93%) JIRA
17 24 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (20.18%) Security Cleared
18 23 (20.18%) JSON

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 33 (28.95%) Apache
2 27 (23.68%) Tomcat
3 17 (14.91%) WebLogic
4 15 (13.16%) Confluence
5 11 (9.65%) Node.js
5 11 (9.65%) IIS
6 10 (8.77%) JBoss
6 10 (8.77%) nginx
7 5 (4.39%) CMS
8 4 (3.51%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (2.63%) Drupal
9 3 (2.63%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.75%) concrete5
11 1 (0.88%) Jetty
11 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Office
2 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Project
2 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.88%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.14%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.51%) PaaS
5 3 (2.63%) IaaS
6 2 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.67%) Internet
2 15 (13.16%) AMQP
3 11 (9.65%) Firewall
4 9 (7.89%) HTTP
5 6 (5.26%) SSL
6 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.51%) LDAP
8 3 (2.63%) VPN
9 2 (1.75%) PBX
9 2 (1.75%) VoIP
9 2 (1.75%) Extranet
9 2 (1.75%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (0.88%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.88%) DMZ
10 1 (0.88%) IPsec
10 1 (0.88%) IMAP
10 1 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.88%) DNS
10 1 (0.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.81%) Oracle Database
2 23 (20.18%) NoSQL
3 22 (19.30%) MySQL
4 20 (17.54%) MongoDB
5 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
6 14 (12.28%) Big Data
7 13 (11.40%) Hadoop
8 10 (8.77%) Redis
9 8 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (3.51%) OLTP
10 4 (3.51%) TKPROF
11 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 72 (63.16%) Git (software)
2 69 (60.53%) Subversion
3 30 (26.32%) Ant
4 29 (25.44%) Gradle
5 28 (24.56%) Jenkins
6 25 (21.93%) JIRA
7 20 (17.54%) Maven
8 19 (16.67%) Eclipse
9 16 (14.04%) JUnit
10 15 (13.16%) TeamCity
10 15 (13.16%) Cucumber
10 15 (13.16%) Hudson
11 9 (7.89%) MSBuild
12 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
13 6 (5.26%) Redmine
14 5 (4.39%) JProfiler
14 5 (4.39%) JMeter
14 5 (4.39%) Selenium
14 5 (4.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (4.39%) VisualVM
General
1 16 (14.04%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Publishing
3 2 (1.75%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (58.77%) Developer
2 21 (18.42%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (7.02%) Android Developer
4 8 (7.02%) PHP Developer
5 6 (5.26%) Applications Developer
6 5 (4.39%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.39%) Release Manager
6 5 (4.39%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 4 (3.51%) Mobile Developer
7 4 (3.51%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (3.51%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.56%) Web Services
2 27 (23.68%) .NET
3 23 (20.18%) JSON
4 21 (18.42%) HTML
5 17 (14.91%) Java EE
6 16 (14.04%) CSS
7 15 (13.16%) JMS
8 14 (12.28%) EJB
9 13 (11.40%) jQuery
10 12 (10.53%) REST
10 12 (10.53%) XML
11 10 (8.77%) HTML5
12 9 (7.89%) Django
12 9 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails
13 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET
13 8 (7.02%) Play Framework
14 7 (6.14%) LAMP
14 7 (6.14%) Spring
14 7 (6.14%) Ajax
15 6 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.93%) Open Source
2 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.65%) Mobile App
3 11 (9.65%) Replication
4 8 (7.02%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.51%) W3C
5 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.51%) iPhone
5 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.75%) Equities
6 2 (1.75%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Online Games
7 1 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.47%) Linux
2 40 (35.09%) Windows
3 24 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (12.28%) Android
5 12 (10.53%) UNIX
6 11 (9.65%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.51%) CentOS
8 3 (2.63%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.75%) Solaris
9 2 (1.75%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (41.23%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (35.96%) Configuration Management
4 33 (28.95%) OO
5 28 (24.56%) Scrum
6 25 (21.93%) TDD
7 22 (19.30%) DevOps
8 21 (18.42%) MVC
9 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
9 17 (14.91%) Load Balancing
10 15 (13.16%) Web Development
11 14 (12.28%) MapReduce
11 14 (12.28%) Android Development
12 11 (9.65%) Kanban
13 10 (8.77%) Multithreading
13 10 (8.77%) Test Scripting
13 10 (8.77%) Release Management
13 10 (8.77%) User Stories
14 8 (7.02%) BDD
14 8 (7.02%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (57.02%) Java
2 25 (21.93%) C#
2 25 (21.93%) SQL
2 25 (21.93%) Python
3 22 (19.30%) Ruby
4 21 (18.42%) JavaScript
4 21 (18.42%) Bash Shell
5 16 (14.04%) Groovy
5 16 (14.04%) C++
6 15 (13.16%) PHP
7 11 (9.65%) Scala
8 9 (7.89%) Perl
8 9 (7.89%) Objective-C
9 7 (6.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (5.26%) PHP5
10 6 (5.26%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.51%) XPath
11 4 (3.51%) C
11 4 (3.51%) Golang
12 3 (2.63%) Dart
Qualifications
1 23 (20.18%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.54%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.39%) Degree
4 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.75%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.89%) QA
2 4 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.14%) Varnish
2 7 (6.14%) VirtualBox
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.63%) Docker
5 2 (1.75%) vCloud
5 2 (1.75%) Squid
6 1 (0.88%) NFS
6 1 (0.88%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 30 (26.32%) Puppet
2 22 (19.30%) Vagrant
3 16 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (7.89%) BladeLogic
4 9 (7.89%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (5.26%) Ansible
5 6 (5.26%) Salt
6 4 (3.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (3.51%) Data Guard
7 3 (2.63%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.75%) Nagios
9 1 (0.88%) logstash
9 1 (0.88%) Kibana
9 1 (0.88%) Cacti
9 1 (0.88%) yum
9 1 (0.88%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 31 (27.19%) Oracle
2 28 (24.56%) Red Hat
3 15 (13.16%) Atlassian
4 11 (9.65%) VMware
5 7 (6.14%) Zend
6 6 (5.26%) Google
7 5 (4.39%) TIBCO
7 5 (4.39%) Splunk
8 3 (2.63%) Sun
9 2 (1.75%) IBM
9 2 (1.75%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.88%) Adobe
10 1 (0.88%) Borland
10 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.88%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.88%) hybris
10 1 (0.88%) Fujitsu
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