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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mercurial
Rank 534 511 485
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -26
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 79 78 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.11% 1.16% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 45
Average daily rate
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£475 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £125 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £238
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +30.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average 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
7141 6747 5202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.94% 12.79% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4656 4366 3254
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 155 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £52.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 27 May 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 22 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 27 May 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 -18 73 £475 +31.03% 38
London +14 51 £525 +40.00% 23
City of London +1 17 £550 +25.71% 6
East of England +7 8 £413 +3.12% 5
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £413 +3.12% 3
South East -20 8 £365 +192.00% 3
Manchester -2 5 £500 +81.81% 1
North West -20 5 £500 +81.81% 1
Cambridge +3 4 £413 +3.12% 3
Edinburgh -1 3 £270 -12.90% 2
Scotland -3 3 £270 -12.90% 2
Oxfordshire -19 3 £365 +62.22% 1
Hampshire +5 2 £350 -9.67%
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £500 +300.00%
Basingstoke - 2 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 -
Surrey +3 1 - - 1
West Midlands -11 1 £375 +11.11% 2
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £338 -
Birmingham - 1 £375 - 1
Croydon - 1 £500 -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 103 (72.54%) Git (software)
2 92 (64.79%) Java
3 86 (60.56%) Subversion
4 81 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (55.63%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (53.52%) Linux
7 54 (38.03%) Python
8 53 (37.32%) Configuration Management
9 52 (36.62%) Puppet
10 51 (35.92%) Red Hat
11 50 (35.21%) Windows
12 49 (34.51%) Oracle
13 48 (33.80%) Scrum
14 47 (33.10%) Web Services
14 47 (33.10%) Tomcat
15 46 (32.39%) MongoDB
16 45 (31.69%) Open Source
16 45 (31.69%) Apache
17 44 (30.99%) Gradle
18 42 (29.58%) MySQL
18 42 (29.58%) JIRA
19 41 (28.87%) Jenkins
19 41 (28.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 41 (28.87%) Oracle Database
20 40 (28.17%) Amazon AWS
20 40 (28.17%) Ant
21 38 (26.76%) .NET
21 38 (26.76%) SQL
21 38 (26.76%) OO
21 38 (26.76%) Bash Shell

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 47 (33.10%) Tomcat
2 45 (31.69%) Apache
3 24 (16.90%) IIS
4 22 (15.49%) WebLogic
5 21 (14.79%) Confluence
6 18 (12.68%) nginx
7 13 (9.15%) Node.js
8 12 (8.45%) JBoss
9 9 (6.34%) Mule ESB
10 4 (2.82%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (2.11%) Drupal
12 2 (1.41%) GlassFish
12 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.70%) Jetty
13 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.70%) SAS
13 1 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.70%) CMS
13 1 (0.70%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Photoshop
1 4 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.82%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (2.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.41%) MS Project
3 2 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Tridion
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 40 (28.17%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (12.68%) PaaS
4 9 (6.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.93%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.41%) IaaS
8 1 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.72%) Firewall
2 22 (15.49%) Internet
2 22 (15.49%) AMQP
3 20 (14.08%) HTTP
4 19 (13.38%) SSL
5 18 (12.68%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.34%) VPN
7 8 (5.63%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (4.93%) DMZ
9 4 (2.82%) LDAP
10 1 (0.70%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.70%) SNMP
10 1 (0.70%) DNS
10 1 (0.70%) IPsec
10 1 (0.70%) IMAP
10 1 (0.70%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (32.39%) MongoDB
2 42 (29.58%) MySQL
3 41 (28.87%) Oracle Database
4 34 (23.94%) NoSQL
5 33 (23.24%) SQL Server
5 33 (23.24%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (13.38%) Big Data
7 18 (12.68%) Hadoop
8 16 (11.27%) Redis
9 7 (4.93%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.82%) TKPROF
10 4 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.82%) OLTP
11 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.70%) DB2
13 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 103 (72.54%) Git (software)
2 86 (60.56%) Subversion
3 44 (30.99%) Gradle
4 42 (29.58%) JIRA
5 41 (28.87%) Jenkins
6 40 (28.17%) Ant
7 25 (17.61%) Maven
8 23 (16.20%) TeamCity
9 21 (14.79%) JUnit
10 20 (14.08%) MSBuild
10 20 (14.08%) Cucumber
11 19 (13.38%) Eclipse
12 10 (7.04%) SonarQube
13 9 (6.34%) Selenium
13 9 (6.34%) Artifactory
14 8 (5.63%) Hudson
14 8 (5.63%) Gerrit
14 8 (5.63%) Redmine
15 7 (4.93%) Visual Studio
16 6 (4.23%) FogBugz
General
1 15 (10.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.11%) Banking
3 2 (1.41%) Publishing
4 1 (0.70%) Games
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (52.82%) Developer
2 27 (19.01%) Java Developer
3 20 (14.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.34%) Front-End Developer
6 8 (5.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) Applications Developer
7 7 (4.93%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) PHP Developer
8 6 (4.23%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.23%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (2.82%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.82%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.82%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Android Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Drupal Developer
11 2 (1.41%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (33.10%) Web Services
2 38 (26.76%) .NET
3 26 (18.31%) HTML
3 26 (18.31%) JSON
4 23 (16.20%) Django
4 23 (16.20%) Java EE
5 22 (15.49%) CSS
6 21 (14.79%) JMS
7 17 (11.97%) EJB
8 16 (11.27%) XML
8 16 (11.27%) HTML5
8 16 (11.27%) jQuery
9 15 (10.56%) Rendezvous
10 14 (9.86%) J2EE
11 12 (8.45%) Ajax
11 12 (8.45%) CSS3
12 11 (7.75%) REST
13 10 (7.04%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (7.04%) LAMP
14 8 (5.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.38%) Fixed Income
2 17 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.75%) Replication
3 11 (7.75%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.93%) User Experience
5 6 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.82%) Graphic Design
7 4 (2.82%) W3C
8 2 (1.41%) Equities
9 1 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.70%) PKI
9 1 (0.70%) Clustering
9 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.70%) iPhone
9 1 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (53.52%) Linux
2 50 (35.21%) Windows
3 41 (28.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (7.04%) Ubuntu
4 10 (7.04%) CentOS
5 6 (4.23%) UNIX
6 4 (2.82%) Android
7 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.70%) Solaris
8 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (55.63%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (37.32%) Configuration Management
4 48 (33.80%) Scrum
5 45 (31.69%) Open Source
6 38 (26.76%) OO
6 38 (26.76%) DevOps
7 36 (25.35%) TDD
8 29 (20.42%) Load Balancing
9 23 (16.20%) SDLC
10 22 (15.49%) Software Delivery
11 21 (14.79%) MVC
12 20 (14.08%) Software Engineering
13 19 (13.38%) Release Management
14 17 (11.97%) MapReduce
15 16 (11.27%) BDD
15 16 (11.27%) Capacity Management
15 16 (11.27%) Problem Management
15 16 (11.27%) ITIL
16 15 (10.56%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 92 (64.79%) Java
2 54 (38.03%) Python
3 38 (26.76%) SQL
3 38 (26.76%) Bash Shell
4 35 (24.65%) Ruby
5 25 (17.61%) C++
6 23 (16.20%) JavaScript
7 22 (15.49%) C#
8 20 (14.08%) PHP
9 18 (12.68%) Scala
10 16 (11.27%) Go
11 13 (9.15%) Perl
12 11 (7.75%) Groovy
13 8 (5.63%) PHP5
13 8 (5.63%) Dart
13 8 (5.63%) C
14 7 (4.93%) PL/SQL
15 6 (4.23%) Shell Script
16 5 (3.52%) TypeScript
16 5 (3.52%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 30 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.90%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) Degree
4 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.15%) QA
2 12 (8.45%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.04%) Docker
3 9 (6.34%) vCloud
4 7 (4.93%) Varnish
4 7 (4.93%) VirtualBox
5 4 (2.82%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.70%) KVM
6 1 (0.70%) NFS
6 1 (0.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 52 (36.62%) Puppet
2 37 (26.06%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (19.72%) Ansible
4 27 (19.01%) Salt
4 27 (19.01%) Vagrant
5 20 (14.08%) BladeLogic
5 20 (14.08%) ITRS Geneos
6 10 (7.04%) ZABBIX
7 9 (6.34%) Kibana
7 9 (6.34%) logstash
7 9 (6.34%) Rundeck
8 8 (5.63%) HAProxy
9 4 (2.82%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (2.82%) Oracle Flashback
9 4 (2.82%) Data Guard
9 4 (2.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.70%) Nagios
10 1 (0.70%) Cacti
Vendors
1 51 (35.92%) Red Hat
2 49 (34.51%) Oracle
3 21 (14.79%) Atlassian
4 17 (11.97%) VMware
5 15 (10.56%) Splunk
5 15 (10.56%) TIBCO
6 11 (7.75%) Google
7 6 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (3.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.52%) Xamarin
9 4 (2.82%) Zend
10 2 (1.41%) Sun
10 2 (1.41%) Sybase
11 1 (0.70%) IBM
11 1 (0.70%) Adobe
11 1 (0.70%) Perforce
11 1 (0.70%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.70%) Rackspace
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