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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mercurial
Rank 501 518 554
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +36
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 89 55 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.26% 0.93% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 23
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£360 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £165 £330
% change year-on-year
+96.96% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £25.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.63 -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7049 5905 6124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.90% 11.55% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4537 3701 3586
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 142 219
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 £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +23 78 £360 - 30
London +11 52 £363 +0.34% 17
City of London +30 20 £500 +42.85% 4
South East +5 14 £325 +30.00% 3
North West - 7 £350 - 1
Manchester - 7 £350 - 1
Edinburgh -17 6 - - 1
Scotland -19 6 - - 1
Berkshire - 6 - -
Surrey -3 4 £425 +70.00%
South Wales - 4 £363 -
Wales - 4 £363 -
Cardiff - 4 £363 -
Hampshire - 3 £325 -
West Midlands - 2 £338 - 3
South West - 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire +1 1 £315 - 3
Malvern - 1 £350 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 2
East of England - 1 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Oxford - 1 £315 - 1
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Telford - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 1

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 141 (81.98%) Git (software)
2 98 (56.98%) JavaScript
3 86 (50.00%) HTML
3 86 (50.00%) Subversion
4 80 (46.51%) CSS
5 78 (45.35%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (41.86%) TDD
7 61 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (34.88%) Java
9 57 (33.14%) OO
10 53 (30.81%) .NET
11 51 (29.65%) C#
11 51 (29.65%) SQL Server
12 50 (29.07%) SQL
13 47 (27.33%) TeamCity
14 45 (26.16%) BDD
14 45 (26.16%) JSON
15 44 (25.58%) jQuery
15 44 (25.58%) CMS
16 42 (24.42%) Scrum
17 41 (23.84%) JIRA
17 41 (23.84%) Linux
18 40 (23.26%) Windows
18 40 (23.26%) DevOps
19 39 (22.67%) HTML5
20 38 (22.09%) Jenkins
20 38 (22.09%) E-Commerce
20 38 (22.09%) PHP
21 36 (20.93%) XML
21 36 (20.93%) MVC

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 44 (25.58%) CMS
2 36 (20.93%) Umbraco
3 30 (17.44%) Node.js
4 17 (9.88%) IIS
5 16 (9.30%) Apache
6 14 (8.14%) WebLogic
6 14 (8.14%) Tomcat
7 12 (6.98%) WebSphere
8 9 (5.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (4.07%) Adobe CQ
10 6 (3.49%) Confluence
11 5 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (2.91%) Mule
12 4 (2.33%) MQSeries
13 3 (1.74%) TeamSite
13 3 (1.74%) Alfresco
13 3 (1.74%) Magnolia
13 3 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (1.74%) Liferay
13 3 (1.74%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.16%) Magento
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.58%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.56%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.16%) Route 53
5 1 (0.58%) GitHub
5 1 (0.58%) IaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.81%) AMQP
1 10 (5.81%) Internet
2 9 (5.23%) HTTP
3 6 (3.49%) SSL
4 3 (1.74%) PBX
4 3 (1.74%) VoIP
4 3 (1.74%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (1.16%) LDAP
6 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (29.65%) SQL Server
2 29 (16.86%) MySQL
3 23 (13.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (11.63%) RavenDB
5 15 (8.72%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (6.40%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.74%) OLTP
9 3 (1.74%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.16%) Redis
10 2 (1.16%) TKPROF
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.58%) SQLite
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 141 (81.98%) Git (software)
2 86 (50.00%) Subversion
3 47 (27.33%) TeamCity
4 41 (23.84%) JIRA
5 38 (22.09%) Jenkins
6 25 (14.53%) Ant
6 25 (14.53%) Maven
7 22 (12.79%) Visual Studio
8 19 (11.05%) Hudson
9 16 (9.30%) Selenium
10 15 (8.72%) JUnit
11 14 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (6.98%) Gerrit
13 11 (6.40%) AnthillPro
14 10 (5.81%) Apache Ivy
14 10 (5.81%) Kiln
15 9 (5.23%) Cucumber
16 8 (4.65%) WebDriver
16 8 (4.65%) NUnit
17 7 (4.07%) FogBugz
General
1 17 (9.88%) Finance
2 9 (5.23%) Banking
3 3 (1.74%) Publishing
4 2 (1.16%) Retail
4 2 (1.16%) Marketing
4 2 (1.16%) Games
4 2 (1.16%) Law
4 2 (1.16%) Legal
4 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (80.23%) Developer
2 31 (18.02%) .NET Developer
3 20 (11.63%) PHP Developer
4 19 (11.05%) JavaScript Developer
5 16 (9.30%) Java Developer
6 14 (8.14%) Senior Developer
7 11 (6.40%) Front-End Developer
8 10 (5.81%) Web Developer
9 9 (5.23%) Deployment Manager
9 9 (5.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.49%) iOS Developer
11 6 (3.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 6 (3.49%) Android Developer
12 5 (2.91%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.91%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (2.91%) Umbraco Developer
12 5 (2.91%) Automated Test Developer
13 4 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
13 4 (2.33%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (50.00%) HTML
2 80 (46.51%) CSS
3 53 (30.81%) .NET
4 45 (26.16%) JSON
5 44 (25.58%) jQuery
6 39 (22.67%) HTML5
7 36 (20.93%) XML
8 35 (20.35%) XHTML
9 34 (19.77%) ASP.NET
9 34 (19.77%) Web Services
10 27 (15.70%) AngularJS
11 24 (13.95%) .NET Framework
12 23 (13.37%) Backbone.js
13 20 (11.63%) RESTful
14 18 (10.47%) SOAP
14 18 (10.47%) J2EE
15 17 (9.88%) REST
16 14 (8.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (7.56%) LESS
18 12 (6.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.40%) Open Source
3 10 (5.81%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.49%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.91%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.74%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.74%) W3C
6 3 (1.74%) Wiki
6 3 (1.74%) Replication
7 2 (1.16%) iPhone
8 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.58%) Physics
8 1 (0.58%) Animation
8 1 (0.58%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.58%) SCORM
8 1 (0.58%) iPad
8 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.84%) Linux
2 40 (23.26%) Windows
3 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (12.79%) UNIX
5 13 (7.56%) Android
6 10 (5.81%) Apple iOS
7 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.16%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.16%) Debian
9 2 (1.16%) ThreadX
9 2 (1.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.58%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.58%) Gentoo
10 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (45.35%) Continuous Integration
2 72 (41.86%) TDD
3 61 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (33.14%) OO
5 45 (26.16%) BDD
6 42 (24.42%) Scrum
7 40 (23.26%) DevOps
8 38 (22.09%) E-Commerce
9 36 (20.93%) MVC
10 32 (18.60%) OOP
11 23 (13.37%) Web Development
12 21 (12.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (10.47%) Unit Testing
14 15 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (8.14%) SOA
15 14 (8.14%) ETL
16 13 (7.56%) OOD
16 13 (7.56%) Analytics
17 12 (6.98%) OO PHP
18 11 (6.40%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (56.98%) JavaScript
2 60 (34.88%) Java
3 51 (29.65%) C#
4 50 (29.07%) SQL
5 38 (22.09%) PHP
6 27 (15.70%) Python
7 19 (11.05%) Groovy
8 17 (9.88%) Bash Shell
9 16 (9.30%) PHP5
10 15 (8.72%) PL/SQL
11 11 (6.40%) C
12 10 (5.81%) Scala
13 9 (5.23%) C++
14 8 (4.65%) Objective-C
14 8 (4.65%) Ruby
14 8 (4.65%) XPath
14 8 (4.65%) Shell Script
15 6 (3.49%) XQuery
16 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
17 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (10.47%) Degree
2 8 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (6.40%) vCloud
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 25 (14.53%) Puppet
2 8 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.91%) Ansible
5 4 (2.33%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.74%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.16%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.16%) YUM
7 2 (1.16%) Nagios
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.58%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.58%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 28 (16.28%) Oracle
2 13 (7.56%) Google
2 13 (7.56%) Zend
3 11 (6.40%) VMware
4 9 (5.23%) Venda
5 6 (3.49%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.49%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.49%) HP
6 5 (2.91%) IBM
6 5 (2.91%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.91%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.91%) Splunk
7 4 (2.33%) Adobe
7 4 (2.33%) Perforce
8 3 (1.74%) Twitter
9 2 (1.16%) Red Gate
9 2 (1.16%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.16%) Progress
10 1 (0.58%) JBoss
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago