The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercurial
Rank 502 505 553
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +48
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 78 65 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.056%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 1.14% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 25
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £248 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £225 £330
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6770 5717 5819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 11.40% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4341 3568 3443
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 152 212
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £24.65 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -3 68 £363 +3.57% 35
London -8 49 £375 +1.69% 23
City of London +25 17 £450 +33.33% 9
South East -5 13 £325 +36.84% 4
Berkshire - 6 - - 1
Scotland -4 5 - - 1
Edinburgh -15 5 - -
Cardiff - 4 £363 -
Wales - 4 £363 -
South Wales - 4 £363 -
Surrey +3 3 £425 +70.00%
Manchester +3 3 £325 +36.84% 4
North West -3 3 £325 +36.84% 4
Hampshire - 3 £325 - 1
South West - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £338 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Malvern - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 154 (83.24%) Git (software)
2 118 (63.78%) JavaScript
3 112 (60.54%) Continuous Integration
4 108 (58.38%) HTML
5 102 (55.14%) CSS
6 89 (48.11%) TDD
7 85 (45.95%) Subversion
8 80 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (42.16%) C#
10 75 (40.54%) TeamCity
11 70 (37.84%) jQuery
12 69 (37.30%) SQL Server
12 69 (37.30%) CMS
13 61 (32.97%) Java
14 60 (32.43%) Scrum
15 58 (31.35%) BDD
16 57 (30.81%) Umbraco
17 54 (29.19%) .NET
17 54 (29.19%) XHTML
17 54 (29.19%) E-Commerce
18 53 (28.65%) Windows
19 50 (27.03%) OO
20 46 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
20 46 (24.86%) Jenkins
21 45 (24.32%) HTML5
22 43 (23.24%) JSON
23 42 (22.70%) SQL Server 2008
24 41 (22.16%) SQL
25 40 (21.62%) DevOps
26 39 (21.08%) LESS

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 69 (37.30%) CMS
2 57 (30.81%) Umbraco
3 30 (16.22%) Node.js
4 16 (8.65%) IIS
5 15 (8.11%) WebLogic
6 14 (7.57%) Tomcat
7 13 (7.03%) WebSphere
8 10 (5.41%) Apache
8 10 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (3.78%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (2.70%) Mule
11 4 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (2.16%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.62%) TeamSite
12 3 (1.62%) Liferay
12 3 (1.62%) Alfresco
12 3 (1.62%) Magnolia
12 3 (1.62%) Confluence
13 2 (1.08%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.54%) Simulink
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (16.22%) Google Analytics
2 4 (2.16%) Magento
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.54%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.57%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (7.03%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.08%) Route 53
6 1 (0.54%) GitHub
6 1 (0.54%) IaaS
6 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.41%) Internet
2 8 (4.32%) HTTP
3 7 (3.78%) AMQP
4 6 (3.24%) SSL
5 3 (1.62%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (1.62%) PBX
5 3 (1.62%) VoIP
6 2 (1.08%) LDAP
7 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (37.30%) SQL Server
2 42 (22.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (11.89%) MySQL
4 20 (10.81%) RavenDB
5 16 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.32%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.78%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.08%) TKPROF
10 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.08%) OLTP
10 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.54%) SQLite
11 1 (0.54%) Redis
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 154 (83.24%) Git (software)
2 85 (45.95%) Subversion
3 75 (40.54%) TeamCity
4 46 (24.86%) Jenkins
5 35 (18.92%) JIRA
6 34 (18.38%) Kiln
7 28 (15.14%) Ant
8 27 (14.59%) Maven
9 21 (11.35%) Selenium
9 21 (11.35%) Visual Studio
10 17 (9.19%) Hudson
11 15 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (7.57%) JUnit
13 13 (7.03%) Gerrit
13 13 (7.03%) Cucumber
14 12 (6.49%) AnthillPro
15 10 (5.41%) Apache Ivy
16 9 (4.86%) NUnit
16 9 (4.86%) JBehave
16 9 (4.86%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (9.19%) Finance
2 11 (5.95%) Banking
3 3 (1.62%) Retail
3 3 (1.62%) Publishing
4 2 (1.08%) Games
4 2 (1.08%) Marketing
4 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.08%) Law
4 2 (1.08%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Automotive
5 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 147 (79.46%) Developer
2 31 (16.76%) .NET Developer
3 30 (16.22%) Front-End Developer
4 22 (11.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 16 (8.65%) Web Developer
6 11 (5.95%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.41%) Deployment Manager
7 10 (5.41%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.86%) PHP Developer
8 9 (4.86%) CSS Developer
9 8 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.32%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Android Developer
10 6 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (2.70%) Automated Test Developer
11 5 (2.70%) iOS Developer
11 5 (2.70%) Umbraco Developer
11 5 (2.70%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.16%) Programmer
12 4 (2.16%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (58.38%) HTML
2 102 (55.14%) CSS
3 70 (37.84%) jQuery
4 54 (29.19%) .NET
4 54 (29.19%) XHTML
5 45 (24.32%) HTML5
6 43 (23.24%) JSON
7 39 (21.08%) XML
7 39 (21.08%) LESS
8 34 (18.38%) AngularJS
9 33 (17.84%) ASP.NET
10 32 (17.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 28 (15.14%) Web Services
12 24 (12.97%) .NET Framework
13 23 (12.43%) Backbone.js
14 18 (9.73%) RESTful
14 18 (9.73%) J2EE
15 17 (9.19%) SOAP
16 16 (8.65%) Ajax
16 16 (8.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.11%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.49%) Open Source
3 9 (4.86%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.70%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.62%) W3C
6 3 (1.62%) Wiki
6 3 (1.62%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.08%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) Animation
8 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.54%) Physics
8 1 (0.54%) iPhone
8 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) iPad
8 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 53 (28.65%) Windows
2 46 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (19.46%) Linux
4 29 (15.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (11.89%) UNIX
6 12 (6.49%) Android
7 8 (4.32%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.62%) ThreadX
8 3 (1.62%) Solaris
9 2 (1.08%) Debian
9 2 (1.08%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (60.54%) Continuous Integration
2 89 (48.11%) TDD
3 80 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (32.43%) Scrum
5 58 (31.35%) BDD
6 54 (29.19%) E-Commerce
7 50 (27.03%) OO
8 40 (21.62%) DevOps
9 38 (20.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (17.84%) Analytics
11 31 (16.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (16.22%) SEO
13 29 (15.68%) OOP
13 29 (15.68%) Kanban
14 28 (15.14%) MVC
15 20 (10.81%) Web Development
16 19 (10.27%) Unit Testing
17 18 (9.73%) OOD
17 18 (9.73%) SOA
17 18 (9.73%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 118 (63.78%) JavaScript
2 78 (42.16%) C#
3 61 (32.97%) Java
4 41 (22.16%) SQL
5 31 (16.76%) Python
6 28 (15.14%) PHP
7 21 (11.35%) Bash Shell
8 16 (8.65%) C
9 15 (8.11%) PL/SQL
9 15 (8.11%) Groovy
10 12 (6.49%) C++
11 11 (5.95%) XPath
12 9 (4.86%) Ruby
12 9 (4.86%) XQuery
13 7 (3.78%) Objective-C
14 6 (3.24%) PHP5
14 6 (3.24%) Scala
14 6 (3.24%) T-SQL
15 5 (2.70%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.62%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 13 (7.03%) Degree
2 5 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.16%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 12 (6.49%) vCloud
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (13.51%) Puppet
2 8 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.70%) Ansible
5 4 (2.16%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.08%) YUM
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.08%) Nagios
6 2 (1.08%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (17.84%) Google
2 29 (15.68%) Oracle
2 29 (15.68%) Venda
3 12 (6.49%) VMware
4 8 (4.32%) Zend
5 7 (3.78%) Perforce
6 6 (3.24%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.24%) HP
7 5 (2.70%) Adobe
7 5 (2.70%) IBM
7 5 (2.70%) Splunk
8 4 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.16%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.62%) Twitter
10 2 (1.08%) Red Gate
10 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.08%) EPiServer
10 2 (1.08%) Progress
10 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
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Square One Resources
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Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-425 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 28 days ago