Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 17 January 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 661 668 649
Rank change year-on-year +7 -19 +52
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 171 174 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 1.01% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 109 110
England median daily rate £480 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% -10.53% +26.67%
10th Percentile £330 £369 £325
90th Percentile £596 £553 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +8.82% -10.53% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £38.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.51% +44.44%
UK median hourly rate - £38.75 £48.75
% change year-on-year - -20.51% -2.50%

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19,576 17,206 15,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.49% 18.62% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,440 12,155 10,100
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £305
90th Percentile £635 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 224 217
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32.70 £30.08 £22.67
90th Percentile £55.00 £62.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.15% +6.10% +2.50%

Mercurial
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Mercurial in England

Mercurial
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mercurial in England

Mercurial
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mercurial in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mercurial in England

Mercurial
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercurial in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mercurial in England

Mercurial
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercurial within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
London +12 70 £538 +7.50% 18
North of England -13 53 £450 +8.43% 22
South East +24 37 £525 +12.00% 17
Yorkshire -22 34 £485 +16.17% 6
North West -7 15 £400 -3.32% 12
East of England +3 5 £425 - 11
Midlands -3 5 £320 -8.57% 6
North East -3 4 £425 - 4
West Midlands -18 4 £320 -8.57% 5
South West -33 3 £400 -3.03% 7
East Midlands +5 1 - - 1
Mercurial
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for Mercurial.

1 158 (92.40%) Git (software)
2 121 (70.76%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (69.59%) Continuous Integration
4 110 (64.33%) JavaScript
5 108 (63.16%) TDD
6 95 (55.56%) Jenkins
7 83 (48.54%) HTML
8 82 (47.95%) CSS
9 79 (46.20%) DevOps
10 75 (43.86%) BDD
11 70 (40.94%) Scrum
12 67 (39.18%) Subversion
13 65 (38.01%) Microservices
14 63 (36.84%) REST
15 61 (35.67%) HTML5
16 59 (34.50%) AngularJS
17 58 (33.92%) Web Services
18 55 (32.16%) Amazon AWS
19 53 (30.99%) SQL
19 53 (30.99%) Software Engineering
20 52 (30.41%) Pair Programming
20 52 (30.41%) CSS3
21 51 (29.82%) Unit Testing
21 51 (29.82%) Java
22 50 (29.24%) Kanban
22 50 (29.24%) Sass
23 47 (27.49%) Elasticsearch
24 46 (26.90%) React
25 45 (26.32%) Node.js
26 44 (25.73%) OO

Mercurial
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 47 (27.49%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (19.30%) Confluence
3 28 (16.37%) Apache Solr
4 26 (15.20%) nginx
5 23 (13.45%) Apache
6 15 (8.77%) Apache Spark
7 13 (7.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (7.02%) Mule
9 6 (3.51%) WordPress
10 3 (1.75%) CMS
10 3 (1.75%) Drupal
11 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.58%) IIS
12 1 (0.58%) Jetty
12 1 (0.58%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.75%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.17%) InVision
4 1 (0.58%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Magento
2 2 (1.17%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 55 (32.16%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (16.37%) AWS Lambda
2 28 (16.37%) Serverless
3 24 (14.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 24 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (9.94%) Amazon Kinesis
5 12 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (7.02%) Amazon S3
5 12 (7.02%) Amazon SQS
5 12 (7.02%) Apigee
6 11 (6.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (6.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 11 (6.43%) CloudFront
7 9 (5.26%) GitHub
8 8 (4.68%) npm
9 4 (2.34%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (2.34%) NuGet
9 4 (2.34%) SaaS
10 3 (1.75%) IaaS
10 3 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.09%) HTTP
2 3 (1.75%) SSL
3 2 (1.17%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) DSL
4 1 (0.58%) RS-232
4 1 (0.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.15%) MongoDB
2 32 (18.71%) NoSQL
2 32 (18.71%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (16.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 25 (14.62%) Redis
5 24 (14.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 24 (14.04%) MySQL
6 23 (13.45%) SQL Server
7 22 (12.87%) CouchDB
8 21 (12.28%) Relational Database
9 19 (11.11%) GIS
9 19 (11.11%) Riak
10 17 (9.94%) RDBMS
11 15 (8.77%) Hadoop
12 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database
13 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 158 (92.40%) Git (software)
2 95 (55.56%) Jenkins
3 67 (39.18%) Subversion
4 40 (23.39%) JIRA
5 35 (20.47%) Maven
6 28 (16.37%) Eclipse
7 21 (12.28%) Selenium
8 20 (11.70%) Gradle
9 16 (9.36%) JUnit
10 15 (8.77%) IntelliJ
11 13 (7.60%) webpack
12 12 (7.02%) JMeter
12 12 (7.02%) NeoLoad
12 12 (7.02%) SoapUI
13 11 (6.43%) Checkstyle
13 11 (6.43%) SonarQube
14 9 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (4.68%) Jasmine
16 7 (4.09%) TeamCity
17 6 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (8.19%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Retail
3 4 (2.34%) Marketing
4 3 (1.75%) Banking
5 2 (1.17%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 126 (73.68%) Developer
2 34 (19.88%) Senior Developer
3 33 (19.30%) React Developer
4 29 (16.96%) Java Developer
5 20 (11.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (9.94%) Software Engineer
7 16 (9.36%) Python Developer
7 16 (9.36%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (7.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 12 (7.02%) JavaScript Developer
8 12 (7.02%) Senior React Developer
9 8 (4.68%) Backend Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Digital Developer
10 7 (4.09%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (2.92%) Python Engineer
13 4 (2.34%) .NET Developer
13 4 (2.34%) Build Engineer
13 4 (2.34%) PHP Developer
13 4 (2.34%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (48.54%) HTML
2 82 (47.95%) CSS
3 63 (36.84%) REST
4 61 (35.67%) HTML5
5 59 (34.50%) AngularJS
6 58 (33.92%) Web Services
7 52 (30.41%) CSS3
8 50 (29.24%) Sass
9 46 (26.90%) React
10 45 (26.32%) Node.js
11 36 (21.05%) RESTful
12 31 (18.13%) JSON
12 31 (18.13%) Spring
13 28 (16.37%) LESS
14 27 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
15 24 (14.04%) Redux
16 21 (12.28%) .NET
17 19 (11.11%) XML
18 15 (8.77%) JSF
18 15 (8.77%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.54%) User Experience
2 21 (12.28%) Mobile App
3 13 (7.60%) Algorithms
4 11 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.75%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.17%) FMCG
9 1 (0.58%) Animation
9 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.58%) Fintech
9 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.36%) Apple iOS
2 14 (8.19%) Android
3 13 (7.60%) Linux
4 6 (3.51%) Windows
5 5 (2.92%) Debian
6 1 (0.58%) CentOS
6 1 (0.58%) Fedora
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (70.76%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (69.59%) Continuous Integration
3 108 (63.16%) TDD
4 79 (46.20%) DevOps
5 75 (43.86%) BDD
6 70 (40.94%) Scrum
7 65 (38.01%) Microservices
8 53 (30.99%) Software Engineering
9 52 (30.41%) Pair Programming
10 51 (29.82%) Unit Testing
11 50 (29.24%) Kanban
12 44 (25.73%) OO
13 38 (22.22%) User Stories
14 29 (16.96%) Responsive Web Design
15 26 (15.20%) OOP
16 25 (14.62%) Release Management
17 24 (14.04%) Cross-Browser Development
17 24 (14.04%) Functional Testing
18 23 (13.45%) Front End Development
18 23 (13.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 110 (64.33%) JavaScript
2 53 (30.99%) SQL
3 51 (29.82%) Java
4 41 (23.98%) Python
5 14 (8.19%) C#
5 14 (8.19%) Java 8
5 14 (8.19%) PL/SQL
6 10 (5.85%) PHP
7 8 (4.68%) C++
7 8 (4.68%) Groovy
8 7 (4.09%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.51%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.51%) Scala
10 5 (2.92%) Clojure
10 5 (2.92%) Ruby
10 5 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.92%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.34%) Go
11 4 (2.34%) Perl
12 3 (1.75%) F#
Qualifications
1 6 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (2.92%) Degree
3 4 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.70%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) GDPR
2 1 (0.58%) MISRA
2 1 (0.58%) MISRA C
System Software
1 19 (11.11%) Docker
2 5 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.58%) KVM
3 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (22.22%) Ansible
2 17 (9.94%) Kibana
2 17 (9.94%) logstash
3 12 (7.02%) Kubernetes
3 12 (7.02%) Puppet
4 11 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.09%) Terraform
6 6 (3.51%) Salt
7 2 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.58%) Graylog
8 1 (0.58%) Nagios
8 1 (0.58%) Packer
Vendors
1 21 (12.28%) Oracle
2 16 (9.36%) Google
3 13 (7.60%) Adobe
4 7 (4.09%) hybris
5 5 (2.92%) AppDynamics
5 5 (2.92%) MuleSoft
5 5 (2.92%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.75%) New Relic
6 3 (1.75%) Perforce
7 2 (1.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.17%) Tableau
8 1 (0.58%) Apple
8 1 (0.58%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.58%) Splunk
8 1 (0.58%) VMware