Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Mercurial skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mercurial over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mercurial
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 85 104
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.46% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.36% 1.42% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +26.92% -
10th Percentile £339 £397 £313
90th Percentile £455 £432 £338
North West median daily rate £400 £414 £500
% change year-on-year -3.32% -17.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £38.75 -

Mercurial is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 254 211 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.27% 16.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 165 186
Cheshire median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £278
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £29.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% +7.06% -20.29%
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.00 £22.55
90th Percentile £60.70 £33.00 £37.63
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +3.13% +6.67%

Mercurial
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Mercurial as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Mercurial in Cheshire

Mercurial
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mercurial in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mercurial in Cheshire

Mercurial
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercurial within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 3 - -
Chester - 2 £404 -
Mercurial
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mercurial also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Mercurial.

1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) JUnit
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) HND
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) Java EE
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) REST
3 4 (66.67%) TestNG
4 2 (33.33%) Subversion
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) Scala
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) JSON
5 1 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services

Mercurial
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) JUnit
3 4 (66.67%) TestNG
4 2 (33.33%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) Java EE
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) HND
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SaltStack