The table below looks at the statistics for Mercurial skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mercurial over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercurial
Rank 582 570 520
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -50
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 74 79 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 1.10% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 55 46
Median daily rate £400 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £330 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%

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
8307 7201 6773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.23% 13.04% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5708 4696 4391
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 131 155
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £45.28 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

Mercurial
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mercurial as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercurial within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 72 £400 -15.78% 32
London -44 18 £425 -19.04% 10
Yorkshire - 17 £400 - 1
North West +7 15 £500 - 5
Leeds - 12 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 12 £500 - 1
East of England +11 10 £375 -9.09% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 10 £375 -9.09%
Cambridge +7 8 £375 -9.09%
Manchester -11 8 £500 - 5
Croydon -5 5 £480 -4.00%
Sheffield - 5 £385 -
Leicestershire - 5 £238 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £385 -
Cheshire - 5 £325 -
East Midlands - 5 £238 -
City of London +24 3 £250 -54.54% 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £500 -
North East - 3 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £500 -
Birmingham +6 2 £350 -6.66% 3
West Midlands -5 2 £350 -6.66% 8
South West - 2 £353 - 3
South Wales - 1 £475 -
Wales - 1 £475 -
Cardiff - 1 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £330 -
Somerset - 1 £375 - 1
Chiswick - 1 £425 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mercurial also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mercurial.

1 120 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 92 (68.15%) HTML
3 91 (67.41%) CSS
4 87 (64.44%) JavaScript
5 82 (60.74%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (51.11%) HTML5
7 67 (49.63%) CSS3
8 62 (45.93%) Java
9 58 (42.96%) jQuery
10 56 (41.48%) OO
11 55 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (33.33%) Scrum
13 37 (27.41%) Subversion
14 36 (26.67%) Spring
15 35 (25.93%) TDD
15 35 (25.93%) RESTful
16 33 (24.44%) Enterprise Software
17 32 (23.70%) GitHub
17 32 (23.70%) Ajax
18 31 (22.96%) Linux
18 31 (22.96%) PHP
18 31 (22.96%) Sass
19 30 (22.22%) Software Delivery
19 30 (22.22%) Scala
20 29 (21.48%) Open Source
20 29 (21.48%) Web Development
20 29 (21.48%) MySQL
20 29 (21.48%) Web Services
20 29 (21.48%) OOP
20 29 (21.48%) Hibernate

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.11%) Apache
2 14 (10.37%) nginx
3 9 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.19%) JBoss
4 7 (5.19%) Mule ESB
5 6 (4.44%) Node.js
6 3 (2.22%) Gunicorn
6 3 (2.22%) uWSGI
7 2 (1.48%) Confluence
7 2 (1.48%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.48%) Mule
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.74%) CMS
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Photoshop
2 8 (5.93%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (5.93%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.74%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.74%) GIMP
4 1 (0.74%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.93%) SDL Web 8
2 5 (3.70%) Magento
3 3 (2.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.70%) GitHub
2 10 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.19%) Firewall
1 7 (5.19%) Reverse Proxy
2 6 (4.44%) DMZ
2 6 (4.44%) VPN
3 3 (2.22%) Network Security
4 2 (1.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.48%) MySQL
2 24 (17.78%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 17 (12.59%) MongoDB
5 13 (9.63%) Redis
6 11 (8.15%) SQL Server
7 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.22%) MariaDB
9 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.48%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.48%) GIS
10 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.74%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.74%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 120 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 37 (27.41%) Subversion
3 22 (16.30%) Jenkins
4 11 (8.15%) Grunt
4 11 (8.15%) IntelliJ
4 11 (8.15%) WebStorm
5 10 (7.41%) gulp
6 9 (6.67%) PhpStorm
6 9 (6.67%) Selenium
7 8 (5.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (5.19%) Artifactory
8 7 (5.19%) Gerrit
8 7 (5.19%) SonarQube
8 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.44%) Maven
10 5 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.70%) Bower
10 5 (3.70%) JIRA
11 4 (2.96%) JUnit
11 4 (2.96%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (5.93%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Legal
3 3 (2.22%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.48%) Publishing
5 1 (0.74%) Games
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 113 (83.70%) Developer
2 36 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 27 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 25 (18.52%) Java Scala Developer
4 25 (18.52%) Scala Developer
4 25 (18.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 25 (18.52%) Senior Java Scala Developer
4 25 (18.52%) Senior Scala Developer
5 23 (17.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 17 (12.59%) PHP Developer
7 14 (10.37%) UI Developer
8 7 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (5.19%) HTML Developer
9 5 (3.70%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Android Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Angular Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Magento Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.96%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (68.15%) HTML
2 91 (67.41%) CSS
3 69 (51.11%) HTML5
4 67 (49.63%) CSS3
5 58 (42.96%) jQuery
6 36 (26.67%) Spring
7 35 (25.93%) RESTful
8 32 (23.70%) Ajax
9 31 (22.96%) Sass
10 29 (21.48%) Hibernate
10 29 (21.48%) Web Services
11 23 (17.04%) XML
12 20 (14.81%) LESS
13 18 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (11.11%) AngularJS
14 15 (11.11%) LAMP
15 14 (10.37%) REST
16 13 (9.63%) .NET
16 13 (9.63%) LAPP Stack
16 13 (9.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.44%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (19.26%) User Experience
3 12 (8.89%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.93%) Graphic Design
5 6 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.44%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.96%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.22%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.22%) NHS
7 3 (2.22%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.22%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.48%) Fintech
8 2 (1.48%) PKI
8 2 (1.48%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.48%) Replication
9 1 (0.74%) Animation
9 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.74%) Online Games
9 1 (0.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.96%) Linux
2 10 (7.41%) CentOS
2 10 (7.41%) Ubuntu
3 6 (4.44%) Android
4 4 (2.96%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.22%) Debian
5 3 (2.22%) Unix
5 3 (2.22%) Windows
6 2 (1.48%) Solaris
7 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (60.74%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (41.48%) OO
3 55 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (33.33%) Scrum
5 35 (25.93%) TDD
6 30 (22.22%) Software Delivery
7 29 (21.48%) OOP
7 29 (21.48%) Open Source
7 29 (21.48%) Web Development
8 27 (20.00%) Microservices
8 27 (20.00%) SOA
9 25 (18.52%) Pair Programming
10 24 (17.78%) MVC
11 20 (14.81%) Wireframes
12 19 (14.07%) Front End Development
13 18 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 18 (13.33%) SEO
14 14 (10.37%) DevOps
14 14 (10.37%) Responsive Web Design
15 12 (8.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 87 (64.44%) JavaScript
2 62 (45.93%) Java
3 31 (22.96%) PHP
4 30 (22.22%) Scala
5 28 (20.74%) Groovy
6 25 (18.52%) Clojure
7 18 (13.33%) SQL
8 12 (8.89%) Python
8 12 (8.89%) XPath
9 11 (8.15%) Bash Shell
10 10 (7.41%) C#
10 10 (7.41%) ECMAScript
10 10 (7.41%) Ruby
11 9 (6.67%) Perl
11 9 (6.67%) TypeScript
12 8 (5.93%) Dart
13 5 (3.70%) PHP 5
14 4 (2.96%) C++
15 3 (2.22%) Objective-C
16 2 (1.48%) Lua
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.44%) Degree
3 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (1.48%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.63%) Docker
2 7 (5.19%) vCloud
3 6 (4.44%) LXC
4 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.48%) Squid
5 2 (1.48%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (9.63%) Ansible
2 12 (8.89%) Puppet
3 11 (8.15%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.93%) Kibana
4 8 (5.93%) logstash
5 7 (5.19%) HAProxy
5 7 (5.19%) Rundeck
5 7 (5.19%) Salt
5 7 (5.19%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.48%) SELinux
7 1 (0.74%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (8.15%) VMware
2 9 (6.67%) Zend
3 7 (5.19%) Black Duck
3 7 (5.19%) Oracle
3 7 (5.19%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.19%) Sonatype
3 7 (5.19%) Veracode
4 6 (4.44%) Google
4 6 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.70%) hybris
6 4 (2.96%) IBM
7 3 (2.22%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.22%) Tableau
8 2 (1.48%) OpenText
8 2 (1.48%) Sun
8 2 (1.48%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.74%) Adobe
9 1 (0.74%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.74%) Sitecore