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 3 months to 28 March 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 496 548 530
Rank change year-on-year +52 -18  
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 87 66 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.19% 0.91% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 62
Median daily rate £400 £360 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £390
% change year-on-year +3.57% -10.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £39.38 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 - £40.00

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7290 7244 6442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 14.66% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4924 4879 4175
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 171 125
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Mercurial
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +43 34 £400 -7.51% 15
Yorkshire +30 17 £350 - 9
South East +22 14 £401 +28.16%
South West +3 8 £325 +3.17% 2
North West +8 6 - - 7
East of England -2 6 £363 +0.69% 5
West Midlands +12 2 £378 +37.27% 4
Mercurial
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 England region with a requirement for Mercurial.

1 153 (88.95%) Git (software)
2 103 (59.88%) Continuous Integration
3 100 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (52.33%) Java
5 88 (51.16%) Subversion
6 59 (34.30%) JavaScript
7 56 (32.56%) Jenkins
8 53 (30.81%) Linux
8 53 (30.81%) OO
9 52 (30.23%) MVC
10 50 (29.07%) TDD
11 49 (28.49%) NoSQL
12 47 (27.33%) Ansible
12 47 (27.33%) Scrum
13 45 (26.16%) HTML
14 42 (24.42%) SQL
14 42 (24.42%) PostgreSQL
14 42 (24.42%) DevOps
15 41 (23.84%) Python
16 39 (22.67%) MySQL
16 39 (22.67%) CSS
16 39 (22.67%) AngularJS
17 37 (21.51%) MongoDB
18 36 (20.93%) Spring
19 35 (20.35%) Web Services
20 34 (19.77%) Automated Testing
21 32 (18.60%) Puppet
22 31 (18.02%) RESTful
22 31 (18.02%) Configuration Management
23 30 (17.44%) PHP

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 29 (16.86%) Apache
2 25 (14.53%) Tomcat
3 21 (12.21%) nginx
4 15 (8.72%) Confluence
4 15 (8.72%) Jetty
5 13 (7.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (5.23%) Mule ESB
6 9 (5.23%) WildFly
7 7 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (4.07%) JBoss
8 6 (3.49%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.91%) CMS
10 4 (2.33%) Apache Solr
10 4 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.74%) Drupal
11 3 (1.74%) WordPress
12 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.49%) GIMP
3 4 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.33%) MS Office
4 3 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.74%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.58%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (2.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.74%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.58%) Magento
4 1 (0.58%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.58%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.30%) PaaS
3 12 (6.98%) Datadog
4 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.33%) GitHub
6 4 (2.33%) SaaS
7 3 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.16%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.58%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.58%) IaaS
9 1 (0.58%) Trello
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.56%) Firewall
2 12 (6.98%) VPN
3 11 (6.40%) Internet
4 9 (5.23%) HTTP
4 9 (5.23%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (4.07%) DMZ
6 5 (2.91%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.16%) DNS
8 1 (0.58%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.58%) LTE
8 1 (0.58%) SSL
8 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (28.49%) NoSQL
2 42 (24.42%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (22.67%) MySQL
4 37 (21.51%) MongoDB
5 23 (13.37%) Redis
6 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
7 15 (8.72%) Relational Database
8 10 (5.81%) CouchDB
9 5 (2.91%) Big Data
10 3 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.16%) MarkLogic
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.58%) DTS
12 1 (0.58%) Event Store
12 1 (0.58%) GIS
12 1 (0.58%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 153 (88.95%) Git (software)
2 88 (51.16%) Subversion
3 56 (32.56%) Jenkins
4 29 (16.86%) JIRA
4 29 (16.86%) JUnit
5 20 (11.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (11.63%) IntelliJ
6 19 (11.05%) Maven
7 15 (8.72%) Bazaar
7 15 (8.72%) Gerrit
8 14 (8.14%) TeamCity
9 13 (7.56%) Eclipse
9 13 (7.56%) Visual Studio
10 12 (6.98%) Gradle
11 11 (6.40%) Ant
11 11 (6.40%) Mockito
12 10 (5.81%) Selenium
13 9 (5.23%) GitLab
14 8 (4.65%) Hudson
14 8 (4.65%) WebStorm
General
1 17 (9.88%) Finance
2 6 (3.49%) Games
2 6 (3.49%) Marketing
2 6 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.91%) Banking
3 5 (2.91%) Electronics
3 5 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.74%) Avionics
5 2 (1.16%) Polish Language
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 110 (63.95%) Developer
2 52 (30.23%) Java Developer
3 16 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.30%) PHP Developer
4 13 (7.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (7.56%) Senior Developer
4 13 (7.56%) Software Engineer
5 10 (5.81%) Architect
5 10 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (5.81%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 10 (5.81%) Symfony Developer
6 9 (5.23%) PHP Zend Developer
7 8 (4.65%) HTML Developer
8 7 (4.07%) AWS DevOps
8 7 (4.07%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (4.07%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.07%) Tester
9 6 (3.49%) Agile Developer
9 6 (3.49%) Applications Developer
9 6 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.16%) HTML
2 39 (22.67%) AngularJS
2 39 (22.67%) CSS
3 36 (20.93%) Spring
4 35 (20.35%) Web Services
5 31 (18.02%) RESTful
6 30 (17.44%) jQuery
7 27 (15.70%) REST
8 26 (15.12%) HTML5
9 23 (13.37%) XML
10 22 (12.79%) Hibernate
10 22 (12.79%) LAMP
11 21 (12.21%) JSON
11 21 (12.21%) LEMP Stack
12 20 (11.63%) LAPP Stack
13 19 (11.05%) Node.js
14 18 (10.47%) Ajax
14 18 (10.47%) React
14 18 (10.47%) Sass
15 17 (9.88%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.44%) Data Structures
2 24 (13.95%) Algorithms
2 24 (13.95%) User Experience
3 9 (5.23%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.07%) RIA
6 6 (3.49%) Minimum Viable Product
7 5 (2.91%) Web 2.0
8 4 (2.33%) Animation
9 3 (1.74%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.16%) Fintech
11 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 53 (30.81%) Linux
2 12 (6.98%) Windows
3 10 (5.81%) CentOS
3 10 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (5.81%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.49%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.49%) Unix
5 5 (2.91%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (59.88%) Continuous Integration
2 100 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (30.81%) OO
4 52 (30.23%) MVC
5 50 (29.07%) TDD
6 47 (27.33%) Scrum
7 42 (24.42%) DevOps
8 34 (19.77%) Automated Testing
9 31 (18.02%) Configuration Management
10 30 (17.44%) Open Source
11 24 (13.95%) Unit Testing
12 22 (12.79%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (12.21%) Software Engineering
13 21 (12.21%) Web Development
14 20 (11.63%) E-Commerce
15 19 (11.05%) BDD
16 17 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (9.88%) SOA
17 16 (9.30%) Microservices
17 16 (9.30%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 90 (52.33%) Java
2 59 (34.30%) JavaScript
3 42 (24.42%) SQL
4 41 (23.84%) Python
5 30 (17.44%) PHP
5 30 (17.44%) Ruby
6 21 (12.21%) Bash Shell
7 19 (11.05%) C#
8 14 (8.14%) Go
9 12 (6.98%) Groovy
9 12 (6.98%) Perl
10 9 (5.23%) C++
11 8 (4.65%) Scala
12 7 (4.07%) PowerShell
12 7 (4.07%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.91%) C
14 4 (2.33%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.74%) Clojure
15 3 (1.74%) Objective-C
16 2 (1.16%) Dart
Qualifications
1 20 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.07%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.49%) Degree
4 6 (3.49%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) ISO26262
2 1 (0.58%) MISRA
System Software
1 19 (11.05%) Docker
1 19 (11.05%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.23%) Xen
3 3 (1.74%) Varnish
4 1 (0.58%) Gluster
4 1 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (27.33%) Ansible
2 32 (18.60%) Puppet
3 27 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (9.88%) Salt
5 15 (8.72%) Terraform
6 10 (5.81%) HAProxy
7 9 (5.23%) Kibana
7 9 (5.23%) logstash
7 9 (5.23%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.16%) Consul
8 2 (1.16%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (1.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.58%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.58%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.58%) SELinux
Vendors
1 20 (11.63%) Oracle
2 19 (11.05%) Red Hat
3 12 (6.98%) Zend
4 10 (5.81%) VMware
5 8 (4.65%) ATG
6 7 (4.07%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.91%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.91%) SAP
8 4 (2.33%) Perforce
8 4 (2.33%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.16%) Adobe
9 2 (1.16%) Apple
9 2 (1.16%) Demandware
9 2 (1.16%) Elastic Path
9 2 (1.16%) Google
9 2 (1.16%) hybris
10 1 (0.58%) BEA
10 1 (0.58%) Luciad
10 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.58%) Sonatype
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