The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Liverpool region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 17 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 9 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 5.03% 8.07% 8.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.57% 11.61% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £376 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.62% +36.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
105 112 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 58.66% 69.57% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 63
Average daily rate £375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £31.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £15.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Agile Software Development
Merseyside

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Liverpool region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 6 (37.50%) Java
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Spring
2 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) EJB 3.0
3 4 (25.00%) WPF
3 4 (25.00%) JSF
3 4 (25.00%) Multimedia
3 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 4 (25.00%) Swing
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) EJB
4 3 (18.75%) Sybase
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (12.50%) J2EE
5 2 (12.50%) JUnit
5 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (25.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) WPF Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SOA Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
2 5 (31.25%) Spring
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) Swing
3 4 (25.00%) JSF
3 4 (25.00%) WPF
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) EJB 3.0
3 4 (25.00%) EJB
4 2 (12.50%) J2EE
5 1 (6.25%) DHTML
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) JSP
5 1 (6.25%) Servlets
5 1 (6.25%) Struts
5 1 (6.25%) Struts2
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
1 5 (31.25%) TDD
1 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (6.25%) MVVM
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Data Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) System Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) VBA
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
1 4 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (18.75%) Sybase