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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercurial
Rank 523 469 511
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +42
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 55 88 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 1.52% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 65 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £37.00 £28.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.69% +27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £28.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+28.69% +27.77%

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
6844 5801 5277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.49% 11.91% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3690 3277
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 137 204
Average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -71 39 £475 +26.66% 45
London -44 25 £475 +26.66% 25
City of London +8 11 £450 +24.13% 6
Scotland - 10 £425 -
Edinburgh - 10 £425 -
North West 0 5 £500 +33.33% 1
South East -22 5 £389 +48.09% 7
Manchester -1 4 £500 +33.33% 1
East of England +9 3 £375 - 4
Berkshire +1 3 £388 +46.91%
Hampshire - 2 £390 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £381 - 1
Watford - 2 £381 -
Cambridgeshire -12 1 £300 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 3
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Kent - - - -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 99 (66.89%) Git (software)
2 81 (54.73%) Subversion
3 77 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (40.54%) Java
4 60 (40.54%) OO
5 49 (33.11%) JavaScript
6 46 (31.08%) Web Services
7 44 (29.73%) HTML
7 44 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (29.05%) Apache
8 43 (29.05%) MVC
9 42 (28.38%) Linux
9 42 (28.38%) PHP
10 38 (25.68%) SQL
10 38 (25.68%) MySQL
10 38 (25.68%) Scrum
11 37 (25.00%) TDD
12 36 (24.32%) Configuration Management
13 35 (23.65%) CSS
14 34 (22.97%) Windows
15 31 (20.95%) JSON
16 29 (19.59%) JIRA
17 28 (18.92%) Jenkins
18 27 (18.24%) jQuery
19 26 (17.57%) Hudson
19 26 (17.57%) REST
20 25 (16.89%) PHP5
20 25 (16.89%) XML
20 25 (16.89%) Oracle
20 25 (16.89%) Eclipse

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (29.05%) Apache
2 19 (12.84%) Tomcat
3 18 (12.16%) JBoss
4 13 (8.78%) Node.js
5 12 (8.11%) Confluence
6 11 (7.43%) nginx
6 11 (7.43%) WebLogic
7 7 (4.73%) CMS
8 3 (2.03%) Drupal
8 3 (2.03%) GlassFish
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.35%) IIS
9 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.35%) concrete5
10 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.68%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.68%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.03%) MS Office
4 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.35%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.35%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.73%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.03%) IaaS
5 2 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) Internet
2 12 (8.11%) AMQP
3 9 (6.08%) HTTP
4 4 (2.70%) VPN
4 4 (2.70%) PBX
4 4 (2.70%) VoIP
4 4 (2.70%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (2.03%) LDAP
5 3 (2.03%) Firewall
5 3 (2.03%) DMZ
6 2 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.35%) Extranet
6 2 (1.35%) SSL
6 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.68%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.68%) IPsec
7 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.68%) SNMP
7 1 (0.68%) DNS
7 1 (0.68%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (25.68%) MySQL
2 20 (13.51%) NoSQL
3 17 (11.49%) Oracle Database
4 13 (8.78%) Redis
5 12 (8.11%) Big Data
5 12 (8.11%) MongoDB
6 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
7 9 (6.08%) Hadoop
8 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.38%) OLTP
8 5 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.03%) TKPROF
9 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 99 (66.89%) Git (software)
2 81 (54.73%) Subversion
3 29 (19.59%) JIRA
4 28 (18.92%) Jenkins
5 26 (17.57%) Hudson
6 25 (16.89%) Eclipse
7 19 (12.84%) Ant
8 18 (12.16%) Gradle
9 17 (11.49%) Maven
10 14 (9.46%) JUnit
11 11 (7.43%) Redmine
12 10 (6.76%) Selenium
12 10 (6.76%) Cucumber
13 7 (4.73%) TeamCity
13 7 (4.73%) Bazaar
13 7 (4.73%) Visual Studio
14 6 (4.05%) JMeter
14 6 (4.05%) VisualVM
15 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (3.38%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (10.81%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Games
3 4 (2.70%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (68.92%) Developer
2 29 (19.59%) PHP Developer
3 24 (16.22%) Java Developer
4 14 (9.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.08%) Android Developer
6 9 (6.08%) Front-End Developer
6 9 (6.08%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Applications Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.38%) iOS Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Senior PHP Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Release Manager
9 5 (3.38%) .NET Developer
10 4 (2.70%) PHP Web Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Mobile Developer
10 4 (2.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (31.08%) Web Services
2 44 (29.73%) HTML
3 35 (23.65%) CSS
4 31 (20.95%) JSON
5 27 (18.24%) jQuery
6 26 (17.57%) REST
7 25 (16.89%) XML
8 21 (14.19%) SOAP
9 19 (12.84%) Java EE
10 18 (12.16%) Symfony
10 18 (12.16%) LAMP
10 18 (12.16%) .NET
10 18 (12.16%) HTML5
11 16 (10.81%) XHTML
12 14 (9.46%) Spring
12 14 (9.46%) EJB
13 13 (8.78%) RESTful
13 13 (8.78%) JMS
14 12 (8.11%) Ajax
14 12 (8.11%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Open Source
2 14 (9.46%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.11%) Replication
3 12 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.73%) iPhone
5 6 (4.05%) W3C
5 6 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.38%) Online Games
7 3 (2.03%) SCORM
7 3 (2.03%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.35%) PKI
8 2 (1.35%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.68%) iPad
9 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.38%) Linux
2 34 (22.97%) Windows
3 17 (11.49%) Apple iOS
3 17 (11.49%) Android
4 16 (10.81%) UNIX
5 13 (8.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.73%) CentOS
7 5 (3.38%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.03%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.54%) OO
3 44 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (29.05%) MVC
5 38 (25.68%) Scrum
6 37 (25.00%) TDD
7 36 (24.32%) Configuration Management
8 19 (12.84%) Software Engineering
9 18 (12.16%) OO PHP
9 18 (12.16%) DevOps
10 17 (11.49%) Android Development
10 17 (11.49%) Web Development
11 14 (9.46%) Unit Testing
11 14 (9.46%) OOP
11 14 (9.46%) BDD
12 12 (8.11%) iOS Development
13 11 (7.43%) Multithreading
14 10 (6.76%) Kanban
14 10 (6.76%) OOD
14 10 (6.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.54%) Java
2 49 (33.11%) JavaScript
3 42 (28.38%) PHP
4 38 (25.68%) SQL
5 25 (16.89%) PHP5
6 22 (14.86%) C#
7 19 (12.84%) Groovy
8 18 (12.16%) Ruby
9 17 (11.49%) Bash Shell
9 17 (11.49%) Python
10 12 (8.11%) Objective-C
10 12 (8.11%) Shell Script
11 11 (7.43%) Scala
11 11 (7.43%) Perl
12 9 (6.08%) PL/SQL
13 8 (5.41%) C++
14 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
14 4 (2.70%) C
15 3 (2.03%) R
15 3 (2.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.14%) Degree
3 13 (8.78%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.73%) VirtualBox
2 7 (4.73%) Varnish
3 5 (3.38%) Docker
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (2.70%) vCloud
5 2 (1.35%) Squid
6 1 (0.68%) KVM
6 1 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (14.86%) Puppet
2 17 (11.49%) Vagrant
3 13 (8.78%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.38%) ZABBIX
4 5 (3.38%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.70%) Ansible
5 4 (2.70%) Salt
6 3 (2.03%) Kibana
6 3 (2.03%) logstash
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.35%) Nagios
7 2 (1.35%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.68%) Cacti
8 1 (0.68%) yum
Vendors
1 25 (16.89%) Oracle
2 18 (12.16%) Red Hat
3 15 (10.14%) Zend
4 13 (8.78%) VMware
5 12 (8.11%) Atlassian
6 8 (5.41%) Google
7 4 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.35%) Sun
8 2 (1.35%) IBM
8 2 (1.35%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.35%) Adobe
9 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.68%) Facebook
9 1 (0.68%) Twitter
9 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.68%) hybris
9 1 (0.68%) Sybase
9 1 (0.68%) Borland
9 1 (0.68%) Fujitsu
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