The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Mercurial skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mercurial over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 158 182
Rank change year-on-year 0 +24  
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 6 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 0.85% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 18
Median daily rate £463 £340 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.02% -32.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £340
% change year-on-year +5.92% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 - -

Mercurial is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 675 591 717
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.43% 17.45% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 493 582
Median daily rate £476 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.36% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Mercurial
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Mercurial as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Mercurial in the City of London

Mercurial
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mercurial in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mercurial also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Mercurial.

1 10 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (70.00%) Subversion
3 7 (70.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (40.00%) New Relic
6 4 (40.00%) Ansible
6 4 (40.00%) Docker
6 4 (40.00%) GitLab
6 4 (40.00%) Kubernetes
6 4 (40.00%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (40.00%) Terraform
6 4 (40.00%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (40.00%) Java
7 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) MySQL
7 3 (30.00%) HTML
7 3 (30.00%) CSS
7 3 (30.00%) Apache
7 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
7 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (30.00%) Scrum
7 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (30.00%) RESTful
8 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing

Mercurial
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Apache
1 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Redis
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (70.00%) Subversion
3 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (40.00%) GitLab
5 2 (20.00%) JUnit
5 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (10.00%) Ant
6 1 (10.00%) Bundler
6 1 (10.00%) Darcs
6 1 (10.00%) gulp
6 1 (10.00%) Selenium
6 1 (10.00%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) RESTful
3 2 (20.00%) Grails
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (10.00%) CSS3
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) Kafka
4 1 (10.00%) LESS
4 1 (10.00%) Node.js
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Fintech
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (10.00%) Affiliate Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) MapReduce
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) Groovy
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Ansible
1 4 (40.00%) Docker Swarm
1 4 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (40.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) New Relic
2 1 (10.00%) Google