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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercurial
Rank 550 506 555
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +49
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 51 71 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.14% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 1.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 11
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
7332 5997 6075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.57% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5007 3863 3591
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 143 230
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £45.00 £45.60
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 25 November 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 25 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -69 40 £375 - 41
London -25 28 £370 -3.89% 22
Scotland 0 11 £500 - 2
City of London +32 10 £375 -11.76% 7
Edinburgh -2 10 £463 - 2
South East -24 5 £390 +30.00% 5
North West -7 4 £363 +11.53% 5
Manchester -14 3 £350 - 4
Hampshire -18 2 £403 - 1
Surrey - 2 £335 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 1
Cheshire +12 1 £375 +15.38% 1
Berkshire +3 1 £388 +176.78%
East of England -11 1 £388 - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £388 -
Warrington - 1 £375 - 1
Watford - 1 £388 -
York - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Malvern - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 117 (72.22%) Git (software)
2 85 (52.47%) Subversion
3 78 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (43.21%) JavaScript
4 70 (43.21%) OO
5 62 (38.27%) HTML
6 58 (35.80%) Java
7 53 (32.72%) TDD
8 51 (31.48%) CSS
9 49 (30.25%) PHP
10 48 (29.63%) MVC
11 47 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (27.16%) SQL
12 44 (27.16%) Web Services
13 41 (25.31%) Apache
14 40 (24.69%) MySQL
15 38 (23.46%) jQuery
16 34 (20.99%) Linux
17 32 (19.75%) JSON
18 31 (19.14%) Scrum
18 31 (19.14%) PHP5
19 30 (18.52%) JIRA
19 30 (18.52%) C#
19 30 (18.52%) .NET
20 29 (17.90%) Windows
20 29 (17.90%) Jenkins
21 28 (17.28%) REST
21 28 (17.28%) XML
22 26 (16.05%) XHTML
22 26 (16.05%) Degree

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 41 (25.31%) Apache
2 22 (13.58%) CMS
3 16 (9.88%) Node.js
4 15 (9.26%) JBoss
5 12 (7.41%) Umbraco
6 7 (4.32%) IIS
7 6 (3.70%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.09%) Confluence
9 4 (2.47%) Drupal
9 4 (2.47%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.47%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (1.85%) Sitefinity
10 3 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (1.23%) Alfresco
11 2 (1.23%) TeamSite
11 2 (1.23%) Magnolia
11 2 (1.23%) concrete5
11 2 (1.23%) nginx
11 2 (1.23%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.23%) Liferay
Applications
1 8 (4.94%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.62%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.62%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.17%) HTTP
2 7 (4.32%) Internet
3 6 (3.70%) PBX
3 6 (3.70%) VoIP
3 6 (3.70%) Asterisk PBX
4 5 (3.09%) AMQP
5 3 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.85%) LDAP
6 2 (1.23%) VPN
6 2 (1.23%) Extranet
6 2 (1.23%) Firewall
6 2 (1.23%) DMZ
7 1 (0.62%) SSL
7 1 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (24.69%) MySQL
2 16 (9.88%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.17%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.56%) RavenDB
4 9 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.09%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.09%) Redis
5 5 (3.09%) OLTP
5 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.47%) Big Data
6 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.85%) TKPROF
7 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 117 (72.22%) Git (software)
2 85 (52.47%) Subversion
3 30 (18.52%) JIRA
4 29 (17.90%) Jenkins
5 23 (14.20%) Hudson
6 17 (10.49%) Eclipse
6 17 (10.49%) Maven
6 17 (10.49%) TeamCity
7 14 (8.64%) Selenium
8 13 (8.02%) Redmine
9 12 (7.41%) Gradle
9 12 (7.41%) Ant
10 9 (5.56%) FogBugz
10 9 (5.56%) Trac
11 8 (4.94%) Visual Studio
12 7 (4.32%) PHPUnit
12 7 (4.32%) JUnit
12 7 (4.32%) NUnit
13 6 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 20 (12.35%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Games
3 3 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Retail
4 2 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (0.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (78.40%) Developer
2 38 (23.46%) PHP Developer
3 24 (14.81%) Java Developer
4 16 (9.88%) Senior Developer
5 15 (9.26%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.56%) Android Developer
6 9 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 9 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 8 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (4.94%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 8 (4.94%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (4.32%) iOS Developer
8 7 (4.32%) Senior PHP Developer
9 6 (3.70%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.09%) Release Manager
10 5 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.47%) PHP Web Developer
11 4 (2.47%) Analyst
11 4 (2.47%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 4 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (38.27%) HTML
2 51 (31.48%) CSS
3 44 (27.16%) Web Services
4 38 (23.46%) jQuery
5 32 (19.75%) JSON
6 30 (18.52%) .NET
7 28 (17.28%) REST
7 28 (17.28%) XML
8 26 (16.05%) XHTML
9 25 (15.43%) SOAP
10 23 (14.20%) HTML5
11 19 (11.73%) RESTful
12 18 (11.11%) Symfony
12 18 (11.11%) ASP.NET
13 16 (9.88%) LAMP
14 14 (8.64%) CSS3
15 13 (8.02%) AngularJS
16 11 (6.79%) XSLT
16 11 (6.79%) Struts
16 11 (6.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.73%) Computer Science
2 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.26%) Open Source
4 12 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.94%) iPhone
6 7 (4.32%) User Experience
7 6 (3.70%) W3C
8 5 (3.09%) Replication
8 5 (3.09%) Online Games
9 4 (2.47%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.85%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.85%) SCORM
10 3 (1.85%) E-Learning
11 2 (1.23%) iPad
12 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.62%) PKI
12 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.99%) Linux
2 29 (17.90%) Windows
3 19 (11.73%) Android
3 19 (11.73%) Apple iOS
4 12 (7.41%) UNIX
5 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.09%) CentOS
7 4 (2.47%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.47%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.62%) Debian
8 1 (0.62%) Solaris
8 1 (0.62%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.62%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (43.21%) OO
3 53 (32.72%) TDD
4 48 (29.63%) MVC
5 47 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (19.14%) Scrum
7 24 (14.81%) OOP
7 24 (14.81%) BDD
7 24 (14.81%) OO PHP
8 21 (12.96%) Configuration Management
8 21 (12.96%) E-Commerce
9 20 (12.35%) Unit Testing
10 18 (11.11%) Web Development
11 16 (9.88%) Android Development
12 14 (8.64%) DevOps
12 14 (8.64%) Software Engineering
13 13 (8.02%) iOS Development
14 12 (7.41%) Mentoring
14 12 (7.41%) Multithreading
15 11 (6.79%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 70 (43.21%) JavaScript
2 58 (35.80%) Java
3 49 (30.25%) PHP
4 44 (27.16%) SQL
5 31 (19.14%) PHP5
6 30 (18.52%) C#
7 17 (10.49%) Shell Script
7 17 (10.49%) Groovy
8 16 (9.88%) Scala
9 12 (7.41%) Objective-C
10 10 (6.17%) Ruby
10 10 (6.17%) Bash Shell
11 9 (5.56%) Perl
12 8 (4.94%) Python
13 7 (4.32%) PL/SQL
13 7 (4.32%) C++
14 6 (3.70%) C
15 5 (3.09%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.85%) XPath
17 2 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (16.05%) Degree
2 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.09%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.47%) Docker
3 3 (1.85%) vCloud
4 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.62%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (4.94%) Puppet
2 6 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.09%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.47%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.47%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.85%) Salt
5 3 (1.85%) Ansible
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.23%) Nagios
6 2 (1.23%) Kibana
6 2 (1.23%) logstash
6 2 (1.23%) YUM
7 1 (0.62%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.62%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.62%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 21 (12.96%) Zend
2 17 (10.49%) Oracle
3 10 (6.17%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.94%) Google
4 8 (4.94%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.09%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.47%) VMware
6 4 (2.47%) Adobe
6 4 (2.47%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.23%) IBM
7 2 (1.23%) Perforce
8 1 (0.62%) Sencha
8 1 (0.62%) hybris
8 1 (0.62%) Facebook
8 1 (0.62%) Twitter
8 1 (0.62%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.62%) Sun
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.62%) Sybase
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