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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercurial
Rank 485 531 568
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +37
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 111 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.097% 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.54% 0.81% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 37 22
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£355 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -

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
7215 6268 6379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.73% 11.88% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4772 4045 3562
Average daily rate £400 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 133 218
Average hourly rate £37.78 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +33 100 £355 -11.25% 23
London +42 69 £360 -12.19% 13
City of London +40 25 £369 -10.60% 3
North West +6 11 £350 -
South East +4 11 £325 +4.00% 4
Manchester +2 11 £350 -6.66%
Edinburgh +4 10 £425 -
Scotland -9 10 £425 -
Surrey +3 5 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £320 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £320 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £350 -
Hampshire - 3 £325 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Slough - 2 - - 1
Malvern - 2 £350 -
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Oxfordshire -8 1 £315 +0.80% 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £315 - 1
Poole - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Loughborough - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 144 (77.01%) Git (software)
2 99 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 98 (52.41%) Subversion
4 89 (47.59%) HTML
5 86 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (41.71%) CSS
7 77 (41.18%) OO
8 73 (39.04%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (36.90%) TDD
10 64 (34.22%) Java
11 59 (31.55%) SQL
12 50 (26.74%) PHP
13 49 (26.20%) MVC
14 48 (25.67%) .NET
14 48 (25.67%) JSON
15 47 (25.13%) Web Services
16 46 (24.60%) Linux
17 44 (23.53%) jQuery
18 43 (22.99%) JIRA
19 41 (21.93%) MySQL
20 40 (21.39%) C#
20 40 (21.39%) XML
21 39 (20.86%) HTML5
22 38 (20.32%) XHTML
22 38 (20.32%) SQL Server
22 38 (20.32%) Scrum
23 36 (19.25%) Jenkins
24 35 (18.72%) OOP
25 34 (18.18%) DevOps
26 32 (17.11%) BDD

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 32 (17.11%) CMS
1 32 (17.11%) Apache
2 30 (16.04%) Node.js
3 22 (11.76%) Umbraco
4 16 (8.56%) IIS
5 14 (7.49%) Tomcat
6 11 (5.88%) WebLogic
7 9 (4.81%) WebSphere
8 7 (3.74%) Adobe CQ
9 6 (3.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (3.21%) Confluence
10 5 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (2.14%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.60%) TeamSite
12 3 (1.60%) Liferay
12 3 (1.60%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.60%) Alfresco
12 3 (1.60%) Sitefinity
12 3 (1.60%) Magnolia
13 2 (1.07%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (4.81%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.07%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Magento
2 2 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.53%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.07%) Route 53
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.53%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.35%) HTTP
2 8 (4.28%) AMQP
2 8 (4.28%) Internet
3 4 (2.14%) Asterisk PBX
3 4 (2.14%) PBX
3 4 (2.14%) VoIP
4 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.60%) SSL
5 2 (1.07%) VPN
5 2 (1.07%) Firewall
5 2 (1.07%) DMZ
5 2 (1.07%) LDAP
6 1 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.93%) MySQL
2 38 (20.32%) SQL Server
3 18 (9.63%) RavenDB
4 12 (6.42%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.21%) Redis
7 6 (3.21%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.14%) OLTP
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.60%) Big Data
10 2 (1.07%) TKPROF
10 2 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 144 (77.01%) Git (software)
2 98 (52.41%) Subversion
3 43 (22.99%) JIRA
4 36 (19.25%) Jenkins
5 30 (16.04%) TeamCity
6 26 (13.90%) Hudson
7 24 (12.83%) Maven
8 23 (12.30%) Visual Studio
9 19 (10.16%) Ant
10 16 (8.56%) Selenium
11 14 (7.49%) Eclipse
12 12 (6.42%) Gerrit
12 12 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (5.88%) JUnit
13 11 (5.88%) Redmine
14 9 (4.81%) FogBugz
14 9 (4.81%) Trac
15 8 (4.28%) AnthillPro
16 7 (3.74%) NUnit
16 7 (3.74%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (9.63%) Finance
2 7 (3.74%) Games
3 6 (3.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.60%) Law
4 3 (1.60%) Retail
5 2 (1.07%) Publishing
5 2 (1.07%) Legal
5 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 146 (78.07%) Developer
2 34 (18.18%) PHP Developer
3 25 (13.37%) .NET Developer
4 24 (12.83%) Java Developer
5 17 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 13 (6.95%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (5.88%) Web Developer
8 10 (5.35%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) iOS Developer
9 9 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 8 (4.28%) Front-End Developer
10 8 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (3.74%) Senior PHP Developer
12 6 (3.21%) Deployment Manager
13 5 (2.67%) Analyst
13 5 (2.67%) Programmer
13 5 (2.67%) C# Developer
13 5 (2.67%) Agile Java Developer
13 5 (2.67%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (47.59%) HTML
2 78 (41.71%) CSS
3 48 (25.67%) .NET
3 48 (25.67%) JSON
4 47 (25.13%) Web Services
5 44 (23.53%) jQuery
6 40 (21.39%) XML
7 39 (20.86%) HTML5
8 38 (20.32%) XHTML
9 30 (16.04%) ASP.NET
10 27 (14.44%) SOAP
11 26 (13.90%) REST
12 23 (12.30%) AngularJS
13 21 (11.23%) RESTful
14 20 (10.70%) .NET Framework
15 19 (10.16%) Backbone.js
16 17 (9.09%) CSS3
17 15 (8.02%) Symfony
17 15 (8.02%) J2EE
18 14 (7.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.63%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.49%) Open Source
2 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.81%) User Experience
4 7 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.21%) W3C
6 5 (2.67%) Online Games
6 5 (2.67%) iPhone
6 5 (2.67%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.14%) Replication
8 3 (1.60%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.60%) SCORM
8 3 (1.60%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.07%) Wiki
10 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.53%) Physics
10 1 (0.53%) Animation
10 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (24.60%) Linux
2 31 (16.58%) Windows
3 17 (9.09%) UNIX
4 16 (8.56%) Apple iOS
5 15 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.42%) Android
7 7 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.14%) CentOS
8 4 (2.14%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.60%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.53%) Debian
10 1 (0.53%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (41.18%) OO
3 73 (39.04%) Continuous Integration
4 69 (36.90%) TDD
5 49 (26.20%) MVC
6 38 (20.32%) Scrum
7 35 (18.72%) OOP
8 34 (18.18%) DevOps
9 32 (17.11%) BDD
10 29 (15.51%) E-Commerce
11 23 (12.30%) Unit Testing
11 23 (12.30%) OO PHP
12 21 (11.23%) Web Development
13 18 (9.63%) Configuration Management
14 14 (7.49%) OOD
15 13 (6.95%) Software Engineering
15 13 (6.95%) Mentoring
16 12 (6.42%) iOS Development
17 11 (5.88%) SOA
17 11 (5.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 99 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 64 (34.22%) Java
3 59 (31.55%) SQL
4 50 (26.74%) PHP
5 40 (21.39%) C#
6 29 (15.51%) PHP5
7 21 (11.23%) Python
8 17 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 17 (9.09%) Groovy
9 15 (8.02%) PL/SQL
10 14 (7.49%) Scala
11 11 (5.88%) C
11 11 (5.88%) Shell Script
12 10 (5.35%) Objective-C
13 9 (4.81%) C++
13 9 (4.81%) Ruby
14 7 (3.74%) T-SQL
15 4 (2.14%) XPath
15 4 (2.14%) PowerHouse
15 4 (2.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (12.83%) Degree
2 9 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.88%) vCloud
2 4 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.60%) Docker
4 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (11.23%) Puppet
2 10 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.67%) Ansible
4 4 (2.14%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.14%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.14%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.60%) Salt
6 2 (1.07%) logstash
6 2 (1.07%) Kibana
6 2 (1.07%) YUM
6 2 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.07%) Nagios
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.53%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.53%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 29 (15.51%) Oracle
2 17 (9.09%) Zend
3 11 (5.88%) VMware
4 10 (5.35%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.35%) JBoss
5 8 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.21%) Google
6 6 (3.21%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.67%) IBM
7 5 (2.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.14%) Twitter
8 4 (2.14%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.14%) Adobe
9 2 (1.07%) Splunk
9 2 (1.07%) Red Gate
9 2 (1.07%) Perforce
9 2 (1.07%) HP
9 2 (1.07%) Progress
10 1 (0.53%) SAP
10 1 (0.53%) Sybase
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