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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mercurial
Rank 558 546 480
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -66
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 61 55 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.80% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 77
Average daily rate £360 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £560 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £450 £320
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £37.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -5.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 £37.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+89.18% -5.12%

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
7601 6904 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.78% 13.63% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 4663 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 127 126
Average hourly rate £41.85 £36.70 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £24.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +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 5 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mercurial within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Mercurial Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 58 £360 -24.21% 31
North West -3 19 £350 -30.00% 5
London -18 17 £450 -5.26% 7
Manchester -5 15 £350 -30.00% 5
East of England +8 10 £360 +6.66% 2
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £360 +20.00% 2
South East +3 6 £338 -23.94%
Cambridge - 6 £360 - 2
City of London +33 4 £450 -5.26% 3
Brighton - 4 £325 -
East Sussex - 4 £325 -
Hertfordshire +9 3 - -
Watford +1 3 - -
Cheltenham - 2 £388 -
Wirral - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 10
South West - 2 £388 - 2
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £450 -10.00%
Lancashire -1 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - - 3
Crawley - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 6
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 147 (84.48%) Git (software)
2 92 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (52.30%) HTML
4 86 (49.43%) JavaScript
5 84 (48.28%) Java
6 82 (47.13%) CSS
7 73 (41.95%) jQuery
8 67 (38.51%) HTML5
9 66 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
10 59 (33.91%) CSS3
11 53 (30.46%) Subversion
12 52 (29.89%) TDD
13 46 (26.44%) OO
14 43 (24.71%) Jenkins
15 41 (23.56%) Scrum
16 40 (22.99%) Linux
17 37 (21.26%) XML
17 37 (21.26%) Front End Development
18 36 (20.69%) SQL
18 36 (20.69%) Sass
18 36 (20.69%) User Experience
19 34 (19.54%) Web Services
20 31 (17.82%) MVC
20 31 (17.82%) Selenium
20 31 (17.82%) AngularJS
21 30 (17.24%) Ajax
21 30 (17.24%) Python
22 29 (16.67%) IntelliJ
22 29 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
22 29 (16.67%) NoSQL

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 27 (15.52%) Apache
2 18 (10.34%) nginx
2 18 (10.34%) Node.js
3 12 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (5.75%) JBoss
4 10 (5.75%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.60%) CMS
6 6 (3.45%) Confluence
7 5 (2.87%) Mule ESB
8 4 (2.30%) Jetty
8 4 (2.30%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.72%) Gunicorn
9 3 (1.72%) uWSGI
10 2 (1.15%) IIS
10 2 (1.15%) OpenEdge
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.15%) WordPress
11 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (7.47%) Photoshop
2 12 (6.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (6.90%) OmniGraffle
3 8 (4.60%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.57%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.57%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Tridion
2 4 (2.30%) Magento
2 4 (2.30%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.47%) GitHub
4 9 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.72%) IaaS
5 3 (1.72%) PaaS
5 3 (1.72%) SaaS
6 2 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.15%) Trello
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.32%) Internet
2 9 (5.17%) Firewall
2 9 (5.17%) VPN
3 8 (4.60%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.45%) DMZ
5 5 (2.87%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (2.30%) HTTP
7 2 (1.15%) SSL
8 1 (0.57%) AMQP
8 1 (0.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 29 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (16.09%) MySQL
3 25 (14.37%) MongoDB
4 17 (9.77%) SQL Server
5 15 (8.62%) Big Data
5 15 (8.62%) Relational Database
6 14 (8.05%) Redis
7 13 (7.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (5.17%) Couchbase
8 9 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.87%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.87%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.30%) CouchDB
11 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.72%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.72%) RavenDB
13 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 147 (84.48%) Git (software)
2 53 (30.46%) Subversion
3 43 (24.71%) Jenkins
4 31 (17.82%) Selenium
5 29 (16.67%) IntelliJ
6 27 (15.52%) JUnit
7 25 (14.37%) TeamCity
8 24 (13.79%) Maven
9 19 (10.92%) WebStorm
10 16 (9.20%) JIRA
11 15 (8.62%) Grunt
12 14 (8.05%) Gradle
12 14 (8.05%) gulp
12 14 (8.05%) Jasmine
12 14 (8.05%) JMeter
13 13 (7.47%) Artifactory
13 13 (7.47%) Mockito
14 12 (6.90%) Gerrit
14 12 (6.90%) PhantomJS
15 11 (6.32%) Ant
General
1 11 (6.32%) Finance
2 6 (3.45%) Publishing
2 6 (3.45%) Retail
3 5 (2.87%) Marketing
4 3 (1.72%) Legal
4 3 (1.72%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.15%) Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 134 (77.01%) Developer
2 39 (22.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 35 (20.11%) Java Developer
4 23 (13.22%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.62%) UI Developer
6 14 (8.05%) HTML Developer
7 13 (7.47%) .NET Developer
7 13 (7.47%) HTML CSS Developer
7 13 (7.47%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.17%) Scala Developer
9 9 (5.17%) Senior Scala Developer
10 8 (4.60%) Angular Developer
10 8 (4.60%) PHP Developer
11 7 (4.02%) Python Developer
12 6 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 6 (3.45%) SQL Developer
12 6 (3.45%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.87%) Senior Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (52.30%) HTML
2 82 (47.13%) CSS
3 73 (41.95%) jQuery
4 67 (38.51%) HTML5
5 59 (33.91%) CSS3
6 37 (21.26%) XML
7 36 (20.69%) Sass
8 34 (19.54%) Web Services
9 31 (17.82%) AngularJS
10 30 (17.24%) Ajax
11 28 (16.09%) REST
12 27 (15.52%) Spring
13 26 (14.94%) .NET
14 24 (13.79%) JSON
14 24 (13.79%) RESTful
15 21 (12.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (10.34%) LESS
16 18 (10.34%) SOAP
17 17 (9.77%) LAMP
18 16 (9.20%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.69%) User Experience
2 14 (8.05%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (6.90%) Graphic Design
4 9 (5.17%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.87%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.30%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.30%) Tandem
7 3 (1.72%) iPhone
7 3 (1.72%) NHS
7 3 (1.72%) Replication
7 3 (1.72%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.15%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.15%) Physics
8 2 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.15%) W3C
9 1 (0.57%) Animation
9 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.99%) Linux
2 23 (13.22%) Windows
3 17 (9.77%) Unix
4 12 (6.90%) CentOS
4 12 (6.90%) Ubuntu
5 7 (4.02%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.30%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.30%) Solaris
7 3 (1.72%) Android
7 3 (1.72%) Debian
7 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (29.89%) TDD
4 46 (26.44%) OO
5 41 (23.56%) Scrum
6 37 (21.26%) Front End Development
7 31 (17.82%) MVC
8 27 (15.52%) Open Source
8 27 (15.52%) Responsive Web Design
9 25 (14.37%) Unit Testing
10 24 (13.79%) DevOps
11 23 (13.22%) BDD
12 18 (10.34%) Web Development
13 16 (9.20%) Performance Testing
13 16 (9.20%) Test Automation
14 15 (8.62%) OOP
14 15 (8.62%) SEO
14 15 (8.62%) Software Delivery
14 15 (8.62%) UX Design
15 14 (8.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 86 (49.43%) JavaScript
2 84 (48.28%) Java
3 36 (20.69%) SQL
4 30 (17.24%) Python
5 27 (15.52%) Scala
6 23 (13.22%) PHP
7 22 (12.64%) Bash Shell
7 22 (12.64%) Ruby
8 21 (12.07%) C#
9 18 (10.34%) Groovy
10 17 (9.77%) TypeScript
11 16 (9.20%) ECMAScript
12 15 (8.62%) Dart
13 12 (6.90%) XPath
14 10 (5.75%) Perl
15 8 (4.60%) C++
16 6 (3.45%) PowerShell
17 5 (2.87%) Objective-C
17 5 (2.87%) Shell Script
17 5 (2.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.02%) Degree
2 7 (4.02%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.72%) ISEB
4 3 (1.72%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (6.90%) Docker
2 10 (5.75%) vCloud
3 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.15%) LXC
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (11.49%) Puppet
3 11 (6.32%) Ansible
4 9 (5.17%) HAProxy
5 7 (4.02%) Salt
6 6 (3.45%) Kibana
6 6 (3.45%) logstash
7 5 (2.87%) CFEngine
7 5 (2.87%) Rundeck
7 5 (2.87%) ZABBIX
8 4 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.15%) SELinux
10 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Flashback
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.57%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 20 (11.49%) Google
2 12 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.32%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.75%) Oracle
4 10 (5.75%) VMware
5 9 (5.17%) Atlassian
5 9 (5.17%) Zend
6 5 (2.87%) Black Duck
6 5 (2.87%) hybris
6 5 (2.87%) Rally
6 5 (2.87%) Sonatype
6 5 (2.87%) Veracode
7 4 (2.30%) Adobe
7 4 (2.30%) HP
7 4 (2.30%) Sun
7 4 (2.30%) Twitter
8 2 (1.15%) Facebook
8 2 (1.15%) Progress
8 2 (1.15%) Sybase
8 2 (1.15%) Tableau
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago