The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mercurial
UK
Rank 507 577 537
Rank change year-on-year +70 -40  
Contract jobs citing Mercurial 89 65 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 0.84% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 68
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 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £380
% change year-on-year +1.38% -5.26%  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7863 7718 6924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.36% 14.56% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5129 4432
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 188 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £31.70 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Mercurial
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Mercurial
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mercurial in the UK

Mercurial
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mercurial over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mercurial in the UK

Mercurial
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mercurial in the UK

Mercurial
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mercurial within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +59 88 £400 +11.11% 47
London +48 35 £406 -7.67% 14
Yorkshire +26 18 £350 - 8
South East +36 14 £401 +28.16%
West Yorkshire +21 13 £350 - 8
Leeds +19 13 £350 - 8
South West +4 8 £325 +3.17% 2
North West +12 6 - - 8
Somerset - 6 - -
Cambridge +5 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 5 - - 2
East of England -6 5 - - 5
Bracknell - 5 £500 -
Berkshire - 5 £500 -
Lancashire +21 4 - - 2
City of London +7 4 £400 -13.51% 1
Sheffield +6 4 - -
South Yorkshire 0 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
East Sussex +5 3 £401 +28.16%
Hove - 3 £401 -
West Midlands +5 2 £378 +37.27% 5
Preston 0 2 - -
Manchester -7 2 - - 6
Coventry - 2 £378 - 1
Hammersmith - 2 £325 - 1
South Wales +15 1 £350 +21.73%
Wales +10 1 £350 +21.73%
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £325 -

Mercurial
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Mercurial.

1 161 (89.44%) Git (software)
2 107 (59.44%) Continuous Integration
3 103 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (50.56%) Subversion
5 90 (50.00%) Java
6 64 (35.56%) Jenkins
7 60 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 59 (32.78%) Linux
9 56 (31.11%) MVC
9 56 (31.11%) NoSQL
10 55 (30.56%) OO
11 53 (29.44%) Ansible
12 51 (28.33%) TDD
13 49 (27.22%) Scrum
14 48 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
14 48 (26.67%) DevOps
15 46 (25.56%) MySQL
16 45 (25.00%) HTML
16 45 (25.00%) Python
17 42 (23.33%) SQL
18 41 (22.78%) AngularJS
18 41 (22.78%) MongoDB
19 39 (21.67%) CSS
20 38 (21.11%) Web Services
21 36 (20.00%) Spring
22 35 (19.44%) Apache
23 34 (18.89%) Automated Testing
24 33 (18.33%) Puppet
25 32 (17.78%) RESTful
25 32 (17.78%) PHP

Mercurial
Top Related IT Skills 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 35 (19.44%) Apache
2 30 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 27 (15.00%) nginx
4 19 (10.56%) Jetty
5 15 (8.33%) Confluence
6 13 (7.22%) Mule ESB
6 13 (7.22%) WildFly
7 12 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (4.44%) JBoss
9 7 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (3.33%) WebLogic
11 5 (2.78%) CMS
11 5 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (2.22%) Apache Solr
12 4 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (1.67%) Drupal
13 3 (1.67%) WordPress
14 2 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.33%) GIMP
3 4 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.22%) MS Office
4 2 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.11%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.11%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.56%) Magento
5 1 (0.56%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.56%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.89%) PaaS
3 12 (6.67%) Datadog
4 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.22%) GitHub
6 4 (2.22%) SaaS
7 3 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.11%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.56%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.56%) IaaS
9 1 (0.56%) Trello
9 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.44%) Firewall
2 16 (8.89%) VPN
3 13 (7.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 11 (6.11%) Internet
5 9 (5.00%) DMZ
5 9 (5.00%) HTTP
6 5 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.11%) DNS
8 1 (0.56%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.56%) LTE
8 1 (0.56%) SSL
8 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (31.11%) NoSQL
2 48 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (25.56%) MySQL
4 41 (22.78%) MongoDB
5 25 (13.89%) Redis
6 21 (11.67%) SQL Server
7 17 (9.44%) Relational Database
8 12 (6.67%) CouchDB
9 5 (2.78%) Big Data
10 4 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.11%) GIS
11 2 (1.11%) MarkLogic
11 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.56%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.56%) DTS
12 1 (0.56%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 161 (89.44%) Git (software)
2 91 (50.56%) Subversion
3 64 (35.56%) Jenkins
4 29 (16.11%) JIRA
4 29 (16.11%) JUnit
5 20 (11.11%) Gerrit
5 20 (11.11%) IntelliJ
6 19 (10.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (10.56%) Maven
7 15 (8.33%) Bazaar
7 15 (8.33%) TeamCity
8 14 (7.78%) Visual Studio
9 13 (7.22%) Eclipse
9 13 (7.22%) GitLab
10 12 (6.67%) Gradle
11 11 (6.11%) Ant
11 11 (6.11%) Mockito
11 11 (6.11%) Selenium
12 8 (4.44%) Hudson
12 8 (4.44%) JMeter
General
1 17 (9.44%) Finance
2 6 (3.33%) Games
2 6 (3.33%) Marketing
2 6 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.78%) Banking
3 5 (2.78%) Electronics
3 5 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.67%) Avionics
4 3 (1.67%) Retail
5 2 (1.11%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 114 (63.33%) Developer
2 52 (28.89%) Java Developer
3 19 (10.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 13 (7.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 13 (7.22%) Senior Developer
5 13 (7.22%) Software Engineer
6 11 (6.11%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 11 (6.11%) Symfony Developer
7 10 (5.56%) Architect
8 9 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (5.00%) PHP Zend Developer
9 8 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
9 8 (4.44%) HTML Developer
10 7 (3.89%) HTML CSS Developer
10 7 (3.89%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.89%) Tester
11 6 (3.33%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.33%) Applications Developer
11 6 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.00%) HTML
2 41 (22.78%) AngularJS
3 39 (21.67%) CSS
4 38 (21.11%) Web Services
5 36 (20.00%) Spring
6 32 (17.78%) RESTful
7 31 (17.22%) jQuery
8 28 (15.56%) LAMP
9 27 (15.00%) LEMP Stack
9 27 (15.00%) REST
10 26 (14.44%) HTML5
10 26 (14.44%) LAPP Stack
11 23 (12.78%) Hibernate
11 23 (12.78%) XML
12 21 (11.67%) JSON
13 19 (10.56%) Node.js
14 18 (10.00%) Laravel
14 18 (10.00%) React
14 18 (10.00%) Sass
14 18 (10.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.22%) Data Structures
2 25 (13.89%) Algorithms
3 23 (12.78%) User Experience
4 9 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.89%) RIA
7 6 (3.33%) Minimum Viable Product
8 5 (2.78%) Web 2.0
9 4 (2.22%) Animation
10 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.11%) Fintech
10 2 (1.11%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.78%) Linux
2 14 (7.78%) CentOS
2 14 (7.78%) Ubuntu
3 12 (6.67%) Windows
4 10 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.89%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.33%) Android
6 6 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (59.44%) Continuous Integration
2 103 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (31.11%) MVC
4 55 (30.56%) OO
5 51 (28.33%) TDD
6 49 (27.22%) Scrum
7 48 (26.67%) DevOps
8 34 (18.89%) Automated Testing
9 32 (17.78%) Configuration Management
10 30 (16.67%) Open Source
11 24 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (13.33%) Unit Testing
11 24 (13.33%) Web Development
12 21 (11.67%) E-Commerce
12 21 (11.67%) Software Engineering
13 20 (11.11%) BDD
14 18 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
14 18 (10.00%) SOA
15 17 (9.44%) Microservices
15 17 (9.44%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 90 (50.00%) Java
2 60 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 45 (25.00%) Python
4 42 (23.33%) SQL
5 32 (17.78%) PHP
6 30 (16.67%) Ruby
7 25 (13.89%) Bash Shell
8 21 (11.67%) C#
9 16 (8.89%) Perl
10 14 (7.78%) Go
11 12 (6.67%) Groovy
12 9 (5.00%) C++
13 8 (4.44%) Scala
13 8 (4.44%) TypeScript
14 7 (3.89%) PowerShell
15 5 (2.78%) C
16 4 (2.22%) T-SQL
17 3 (1.67%) Clojure
17 3 (1.67%) Objective-C
18 2 (1.11%) Dart
Qualifications
1 21 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.89%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.33%) Degree
4 6 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO26262
2 1 (0.56%) MISRA
System Software
1 23 (12.78%) Docker
1 23 (12.78%) Virtual Machines
2 13 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.22%) Xen
3 3 (1.67%) Varnish
4 1 (0.56%) Gluster
4 1 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 53 (29.44%) Ansible
2 33 (18.33%) Puppet
3 28 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (9.44%) Salt
5 15 (8.33%) Terraform
6 14 (7.78%) HAProxy
7 13 (7.22%) Kibana
7 13 (7.22%) logstash
7 13 (7.22%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.11%) Consul
8 2 (1.11%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (1.11%) Nagios
9 1 (0.56%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.56%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.56%) SELinux
Vendors
1 23 (12.78%) Red Hat
2 21 (11.67%) Oracle
3 14 (7.78%) VMware
4 13 (7.22%) Zend
5 8 (4.44%) ATG
6 7 (3.89%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.78%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.78%) SAP
7 5 (2.78%) Xamarin
8 4 (2.22%) Perforce
9 2 (1.11%) Adobe
9 2 (1.11%) Apple
9 2 (1.11%) Demandware
9 2 (1.11%) Elastic Path
9 2 (1.11%) Google
9 2 (1.11%) hybris
10 1 (0.56%) BEA
10 1 (0.56%) Luciad
10 1 (0.56%) OpenText
10 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
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