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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercurial
Rank 545 571 543
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -28
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 98 65 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.18% 0.87% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 46 48
Median daily rate £413 £463 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +27.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.00

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
8339 7501 6779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.53% 13.39% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5751 4959 4310
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 £313 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 123 156
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -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 29 June 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 June 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 +26 94 £400 -15.78% 29
London -22 26 £450 -5.26% 10
Yorkshire - 21 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire +31 19 £375 +10.29% 3
East of England +28 19 £375 +10.29% 4
Cambridge +35 16 £375 +10.29% 3
Manchester +4 15 £500 +14.28% 4
North West 0 15 £500 +14.28% 4
West Yorkshire - 14 £500 - 1
Leeds - 14 £500 - 1
Croydon -9 7 £480 +12.94%
South Yorkshire - 7 £375 -
Sheffield - 7 £375 -
Leicestershire - 5 £238 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £238 - 1
City of London +31 4 £295 -41.00% 2
North East - 3 £500 -
Wales - 3 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £500 -
South Wales - 3 £475 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £500 -
Oxfordshire +12 2 - -
South East -3 2 - - 2
South West - 2 £375 - 3
Somerset - 2 £375 -
Bath - 2 £375 -
Bury - 2 £350 -
Birmingham -7 1 £350 -6.66% 3
Edinburgh -11 1 £375 +38.88%

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 152 (91.02%) Git (software)
2 110 (65.87%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (65.87%) HTML
3 107 (64.07%) JavaScript
3 107 (64.07%) CSS
4 87 (52.10%) HTML5
5 83 (49.70%) CSS3
6 82 (49.10%) Java
7 74 (44.31%) OO
8 73 (43.71%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (37.72%) jQuery
10 62 (37.13%) Scrum
11 53 (31.74%) TDD
12 51 (30.54%) Spring
13 46 (27.54%) RESTful
13 46 (27.54%) Subversion
14 45 (26.95%) Hibernate
14 45 (26.95%) GitHub
14 45 (26.95%) Enterprise Software
15 44 (26.35%) Virtual Machines
16 43 (25.75%) Scala
17 42 (25.15%) Open Source
17 42 (25.15%) OOP
18 41 (24.55%) SOA
19 40 (23.95%) MySQL
19 40 (23.95%) MVC
19 40 (23.95%) Microservices
20 39 (23.35%) Software Delivery
20 39 (23.35%) Groovy
21 38 (22.75%) Web Services

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 18 (10.78%) Apache
2 17 (10.18%) nginx
3 16 (9.58%) Tomcat
4 14 (8.38%) JBoss
5 10 (5.99%) Mule ESB
6 2 (1.20%) Confluence
6 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.20%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.20%) Gunicorn
6 2 (1.20%) Mule
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.20%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.20%) uWSGI
6 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Drupal
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Photoshop
2 9 (5.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (5.39%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (1.80%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.60%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.60%) GIMP
4 1 (0.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.39%) SDL Web 8
2 5 (2.99%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.80%) Magento
4 1 (0.60%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 45 (26.95%) GitHub
2 17 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.99%) Firewall
1 10 (5.99%) Reverse Proxy
2 9 (5.39%) DMZ
3 7 (4.19%) VPN
4 3 (1.80%) HTTP
4 3 (1.80%) Network Security
5 1 (0.60%) SSL
5 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (23.95%) MySQL
2 32 (19.16%) MongoDB
3 30 (17.96%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (15.57%) NoSQL
5 22 (13.17%) SQL Server
6 18 (10.78%) Redis
7 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.80%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.20%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.20%) GIS
10 2 (1.20%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 152 (91.02%) Git (software)
2 46 (27.54%) Subversion
3 36 (21.56%) Jenkins
4 15 (8.98%) Gerrit
5 13 (7.78%) IntelliJ
5 13 (7.78%) Visual Studio
5 13 (7.78%) WebStorm
6 11 (6.59%) Selenium
7 10 (5.99%) Artifactory
7 10 (5.99%) SonarQube
7 10 (5.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (5.39%) Grunt
8 9 (5.39%) gulp
8 9 (5.39%) Maven
9 8 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (4.19%) JUnit
10 7 (4.19%) PhpStorm
11 6 (3.59%) Mockito
11 6 (3.59%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (5.99%) Finance
2 5 (2.99%) Legal
3 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.20%) Publishing
3 2 (1.20%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.60%) Advertising
4 1 (0.60%) Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 139 (83.23%) Developer
2 52 (31.14%) Java Developer
3 37 (22.16%) Senior Developer
4 35 (20.96%) Scala Developer
5 34 (20.36%) Java Scala Developer
5 34 (20.36%) Senior Java Developer
5 34 (20.36%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 34 (20.36%) Senior Scala Developer
6 21 (12.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 20 (11.98%) PHP Developer
8 14 (8.38%) UI Developer
9 11 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) Android Developer
11 7 (4.19%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (3.59%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.99%) HTML CSS Developer
13 5 (2.99%) HTML Developer
13 5 (2.99%) Senior DevOps
14 4 (2.40%) iOS Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (65.87%) HTML
2 107 (64.07%) CSS
3 87 (52.10%) HTML5
4 83 (49.70%) CSS3
5 63 (37.72%) jQuery
6 51 (30.54%) Spring
7 46 (27.54%) RESTful
8 45 (26.95%) Hibernate
9 38 (22.75%) Web Services
10 31 (18.56%) Ajax
11 29 (17.37%) Sass
12 23 (13.77%) XML
13 22 (13.17%) REST
14 20 (11.98%) AngularJS
14 20 (11.98%) LESS
15 19 (11.38%) .NET
15 19 (11.38%) LAMP
16 18 (10.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (10.18%) RabbitMQ
18 16 (9.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 45 (26.95%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (16.17%) User Experience
3 16 (9.58%) Mobile App
4 14 (8.38%) Data Structures
5 11 (6.59%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.39%) Graphic Design
7 6 (3.59%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.80%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.80%) NHS
8 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.80%) Web 2.0
9 2 (1.20%) Fintech
9 2 (1.20%) PKI
9 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.20%) Replication
10 1 (0.60%) Animation
10 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.56%) Linux
2 12 (7.19%) Android
2 12 (7.19%) CentOS
2 12 (7.19%) Ubuntu
3 5 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.80%) Unix
4 3 (1.80%) Windows
5 2 (1.20%) Debian
5 2 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (65.87%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (44.31%) OO
3 73 (43.71%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (37.13%) Scrum
5 53 (31.74%) TDD
6 42 (25.15%) OOP
6 42 (25.15%) Open Source
7 41 (24.55%) SOA
8 40 (23.95%) Microservices
8 40 (23.95%) MVC
9 39 (23.35%) Software Delivery
10 35 (20.96%) Pair Programming
11 34 (20.36%) Web Development
12 23 (13.77%) DevOps
13 20 (11.98%) Wireframes
14 18 (10.78%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 17 (10.18%) Front End Development
15 17 (10.18%) SEO
16 14 (8.38%) Unit Testing
17 13 (7.78%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 107 (64.07%) JavaScript
2 82 (49.10%) Java
3 43 (25.75%) Scala
4 39 (23.35%) Groovy
5 36 (21.56%) PHP
6 34 (20.36%) Clojure
7 21 (12.57%) SQL
8 16 (9.58%) C#
9 15 (8.98%) Python
10 14 (8.38%) Bash Shell
11 13 (7.78%) Ruby
12 12 (7.19%) Perl
12 12 (7.19%) XPath
13 11 (6.59%) ECMAScript
13 11 (6.59%) TypeScript
14 8 (4.79%) Dart
15 5 (2.99%) PHP 5
16 4 (2.40%) C++
16 4 (2.40%) Go
17 3 (1.80%) ES6
Qualifications
1 9 (5.39%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.79%) Degree
3 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.20%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.19%) QA
System Software
1 44 (26.35%) Virtual Machines
2 17 (10.18%) Docker
3 10 (5.99%) vCloud
4 6 (3.59%) LXC
5 5 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.20%) Squid
6 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (13.17%) Ansible
2 14 (8.38%) Puppet
3 13 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (6.59%) Kibana
4 11 (6.59%) logstash
4 11 (6.59%) Salt
5 10 (5.99%) HAProxy
5 10 (5.99%) Rundeck
5 10 (5.99%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.20%) SELinux
6 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.60%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (8.38%) VMware
2 10 (5.99%) Black Duck
2 10 (5.99%) Oracle
2 10 (5.99%) Red Hat
2 10 (5.99%) Sonatype
2 10 (5.99%) Veracode
3 9 (5.39%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.19%) Google
4 7 (4.19%) Zend
5 4 (2.40%) IBM
6 3 (1.80%) hybris
6 3 (1.80%) Tableau
7 2 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.20%) Facebook
7 2 (1.20%) OpenText
7 2 (1.20%) Sun
7 2 (1.20%) Twitter
7 2 (1.20%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe
8 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
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