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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercurial
Rank 547 567 551
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -16
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 114 82 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.30% 1.07% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 56 53
Median daily rate £425 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £311 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £358 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.88% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8741 7639 6993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 13.38% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5984 5042 4484
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 151
Median hourly rate £41.50 £39.39 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% +4.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.93 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +27 105 £413 -8.33% 24
London -20 28 £450 - 5
Cambridgeshire +33 24 £375 +10.29% 2
East of England +30 24 £375 +10.29% 3
Yorkshire +18 20 £450 +16.12% 3
Cambridge +32 19 £375 +10.29%
Manchester +7 17 £500 +5.26% 5
North West +7 17 £500 +5.26% 7
West Yorkshire +12 13 £500 +53.84% 2
Leeds - 13 £500 - 2
South Wales +24 7 £475 - 1
Wales +23 7 £475 - 1
Cardiff +17 7 £475 - 1
South Yorkshire -5 7 £375 -16.66% 1
Sheffield -10 7 £375 -16.66% 1
South East +11 6 £325 +18.18% 1
Croydon -11 6 £478 +6.11%
Oxfordshire +10 5 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £500 -
North East - 5 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £500 -
South West -3 3 £375 - 1
City of London +27 2 £433 -6.48% 1
Bury - 2 £350 - 1
Bath - 2 £375 -
Somerset - 2 £375 -
Scotland -1 1 £375 +38.88%
Edinburgh -5 1 £375 +38.88%
Birmingham -12 1 £375 -18.91% 3
West Midlands -25 1 £375 -18.91% 4

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 159 (91.91%) Git (software)
2 121 (69.94%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (58.38%) HTML
4 100 (57.80%) JavaScript
5 98 (56.65%) CSS
6 88 (50.87%) Java
6 88 (50.87%) Continuous Integration
7 85 (49.13%) HTML5
8 81 (46.82%) CSS3
9 78 (45.09%) OO
10 68 (39.31%) Scrum
11 64 (36.99%) TDD
12 56 (32.37%) Spring
13 52 (30.06%) GitHub
13 52 (30.06%) Jenkins
13 52 (30.06%) Virtual Machines
14 51 (29.48%) RESTful
14 51 (29.48%) MySQL
15 50 (28.90%) Hibernate
15 50 (28.90%) Enterprise Software
16 48 (27.75%) SOA
17 47 (27.17%) OOP
17 47 (27.17%) jQuery
18 46 (26.59%) Scala
18 46 (26.59%) Open Source
18 46 (26.59%) MVC
18 46 (26.59%) Microservices
19 43 (24.86%) Software Delivery
19 43 (24.86%) MongoDB
19 43 (24.86%) Linux

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 23 (13.29%) Apache
1 23 (13.29%) Tomcat
2 21 (12.14%) nginx
3 18 (10.40%) JBoss
4 13 (7.51%) Mule ESB
5 4 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.73%) Drupal
6 3 (1.73%) Jetty
6 3 (1.73%) WildFly
7 2 (1.16%) Confluence
7 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.16%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.16%) Mule
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.16%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (8.09%) Photoshop
2 12 (6.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (6.94%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.16%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 12 (6.94%) SDL Web 8
2 3 (1.73%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.58%) Magento
3 1 (0.58%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 52 (30.06%) GitHub
2 26 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (4.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.73%) PaaS
6 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.09%) Firewall
2 13 (7.51%) Reverse Proxy
3 12 (6.94%) DMZ
4 11 (6.36%) VPN
5 7 (4.05%) HTTP
6 3 (1.73%) Network Security
6 3 (1.73%) SSL
6 3 (1.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (29.48%) MySQL
2 43 (24.86%) MongoDB
3 35 (20.23%) NoSQL
4 33 (19.08%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (17.34%) SQL Server
6 21 (12.14%) Redis
7 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (4.62%) Relational Database
9 7 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (4.05%) Couchbase
9 7 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.89%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.73%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.16%) QlikView
12 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 159 (91.91%) Git (software)
2 52 (30.06%) Jenkins
3 43 (24.86%) Subversion
4 21 (12.14%) Gerrit
5 15 (8.67%) Visual Studio
6 14 (8.09%) Selenium
7 11 (6.36%) Artifactory
7 11 (6.36%) Grunt
7 11 (6.36%) gulp
7 11 (6.36%) IntelliJ
7 11 (6.36%) SonarQube
7 11 (6.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (6.36%) WebStorm
8 10 (5.78%) TeamCity
9 9 (5.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (5.20%) SpecFlow
10 8 (4.62%) Jasmine
11 7 (4.05%) MbUnit
11 7 (4.05%) MSTest
11 7 (4.05%) NUnit
General
1 9 (5.20%) Finance
2 4 (2.31%) Legal
3 2 (1.16%) Publishing
4 1 (0.58%) Advertising
4 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Retail
4 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 137 (79.19%) Developer
2 56 (32.37%) Java Developer
3 41 (23.70%) Senior Developer
4 39 (22.54%) Scala Developer
5 38 (21.97%) Java Scala Developer
5 38 (21.97%) Senior Java Developer
5 38 (21.97%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 38 (21.97%) Senior Scala Developer
6 23 (13.29%) PHP Developer
7 16 (9.25%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (6.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 11 (6.36%) .NET Developer
10 10 (5.78%) Android Developer
11 9 (5.20%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (4.05%) Senior DevOps
13 6 (3.47%) iOS Developer
14 5 (2.89%) AWS Engineer
14 5 (2.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 5 (2.89%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (58.38%) HTML
2 98 (56.65%) CSS
3 85 (49.13%) HTML5
4 81 (46.82%) CSS3
5 56 (32.37%) Spring
6 51 (29.48%) RESTful
7 50 (28.90%) Hibernate
8 47 (27.17%) jQuery
9 39 (22.54%) Web Services
10 28 (16.18%) REST
11 25 (14.45%) LAMP
12 24 (13.87%) AngularJS
13 23 (13.29%) .NET
14 22 (12.72%) RabbitMQ
15 20 (11.56%) LAPP Stack
15 20 (11.56%) LEMP Stack
16 19 (10.98%) ASP.NET
17 18 (10.40%) Ajax
17 18 (10.40%) Symfony
18 17 (9.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 50 (28.90%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (10.98%) Mobile App
3 17 (9.83%) Data Structures
3 17 (9.83%) User Experience
4 12 (6.94%) Graphic Design
5 8 (4.62%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.62%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.31%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.31%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.16%) Fintech
7 2 (1.16%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Animation
8 1 (0.58%) BBC
8 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.86%) Linux
2 14 (8.09%) CentOS
2 14 (8.09%) Ubuntu
3 13 (7.51%) Android
4 8 (4.62%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.73%) Unix
5 3 (1.73%) Windows
6 2 (1.16%) Solaris
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (69.94%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (50.87%) Continuous Integration
3 78 (45.09%) OO
4 68 (39.31%) Scrum
5 64 (36.99%) TDD
6 48 (27.75%) SOA
7 47 (27.17%) OOP
8 46 (26.59%) Microservices
8 46 (26.59%) MVC
8 46 (26.59%) Open Source
9 43 (24.86%) Software Delivery
10 40 (23.12%) Pair Programming
11 36 (20.81%) DevOps
12 29 (16.76%) Web Development
13 23 (13.29%) Unit Testing
14 18 (10.40%) Configuration Management
15 17 (9.83%) BDD
16 15 (8.67%) Continuous Delivery
16 15 (8.67%) OOD
17 13 (7.51%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 100 (57.80%) JavaScript
2 88 (50.87%) Java
3 46 (26.59%) Scala
4 41 (23.70%) Groovy
5 39 (22.54%) PHP
6 38 (21.97%) Clojure
7 22 (12.72%) C#
8 20 (11.56%) SQL
9 19 (10.98%) Python
10 18 (10.40%) Bash Shell
11 16 (9.25%) Perl
12 15 (8.67%) TypeScript
13 14 (8.09%) Ruby
14 13 (7.51%) ECMAScript
15 8 (4.62%) Dart
16 7 (4.05%) ES6
17 5 (2.89%) Go
17 5 (2.89%) Objective-C
17 5 (2.89%) PHP 5
18 3 (1.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.62%) Degree
3 7 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.05%) QA
System Software
1 52 (30.06%) Virtual Machines
2 21 (12.14%) Docker
3 11 (6.36%) vCloud
4 8 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.89%) LXC
6 3 (1.73%) Xen
7 2 (1.16%) Squid
7 2 (1.16%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 35 (20.23%) Ansible
2 20 (11.56%) Puppet
3 16 (9.25%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (8.09%) HAProxy
4 14 (8.09%) Salt
5 13 (7.51%) Kibana
5 13 (7.51%) logstash
5 13 (7.51%) ZABBIX
6 11 (6.36%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.16%) Capistrano
7 2 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.58%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.58%) SELinux
Vendors
1 18 (10.40%) VMware
2 15 (8.67%) Oracle
3 14 (8.09%) Red Hat
4 11 (6.36%) Black Duck
4 11 (6.36%) Sonatype
4 11 (6.36%) Veracode
5 8 (4.62%) Google
6 7 (4.05%) Zend
7 6 (3.47%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.31%) IBM
9 2 (1.16%) Facebook
9 2 (1.16%) OpenText
9 2 (1.16%) Sun
9 2 (1.16%) Tableau
9 2 (1.16%) Twitter
9 2 (1.16%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.58%) New Relic
10 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
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