The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 43 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 16.86% 11.97% 5.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.50% 18.68% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 1
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£513 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.42% +8.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Agile Software Development
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
183 91 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 71.76% 64.08% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 49 55
Average daily rate £475 £413 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £301 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 21 (31.82%) Scrum
2 19 (28.79%) QA
2 19 (28.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (28.79%) ISEB
2 19 (28.79%) Waterfall
3 18 (27.27%) Supplier Management
4 17 (25.76%) PRINCE2
4 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
4 17 (25.76%) Test Strategy
5 15 (22.73%) SOA
6 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
7 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 12 (18.18%) Middleware
8 11 (16.67%) Web Services
8 11 (16.67%) Oracle
8 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 10 (15.15%) XML
9 10 (15.15%) OOP
10 9 (13.64%) OO
10 9 (13.64%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (13.64%) REST
10 9 (13.64%) Test Planning
10 9 (13.64%) SDLC
11 8 (12.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
11 8 (12.12%) C#
11 8 (12.12%) .NET
11 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 8 (12.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (10.61%) IIS
3 6 (9.09%) MQSeries
4 5 (7.58%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) Documentum
5 1 (1.52%) Confluence
5 1 (1.52%) Node.js
5 1 (1.52%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) HTTP
2 6 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (9.09%) ATM
2 6 (9.09%) GSM
2 6 (9.09%) SDH
2 6 (9.09%) UMTS
2 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 6 (9.09%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) DB2
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
1 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.06%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) Selenium
3 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.55%) Appium
4 2 (3.03%) CocoaPods
4 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.03%) Xcode
5 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.52%) Calabash
5 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.52%) JBehave
5 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Publishing
3 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Developer
2 10 (15.15%) Test Leader
3 9 (13.64%) Test Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Applications Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Consultant
9 1 (1.52%) Change Manager
9 1 (1.52%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) Middleware
2 11 (16.67%) Web Services
3 10 (15.15%) XML
4 9 (13.64%) Oracle Fusion
4 9 (13.64%) REST
5 8 (12.12%) .NET
5 8 (12.12%) WCF
6 6 (9.09%) MSMQ
6 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.06%) HTML
8 2 (3.03%) Core Animation
8 2 (3.03%) Cocoa Touch
8 2 (3.03%) UIKit
8 2 (3.03%) jQuery
8 2 (3.03%) Cocoa
9 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.52%) JSON
9 1 (1.52%) Spring
9 1 (1.52%) JSF
9 1 (1.52%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.03%) User Experience
1 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.03%) Animation
1 2 (3.03%) Psychology
2 1 (1.52%) Human Factors
2 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
1 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.03%) Android
2 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) Scrum
2 19 (28.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (28.79%) Waterfall
3 18 (27.27%) Supplier Management
4 17 (25.76%) PRINCE2
4 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
4 17 (25.76%) Test Strategy
5 15 (22.73%) SOA
6 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 10 (15.15%) OOP
8 9 (13.64%) OO
8 9 (13.64%) Test Planning
8 9 (13.64%) SDLC
9 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (10.61%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (9.09%) Web Application Development
11 6 (9.09%) Line Management
11 6 (9.09%) Release Management
11 6 (9.09%) WFM
12 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.12%) C#
2 7 (10.61%) XPath
2 7 (10.61%) XQuery
3 4 (6.06%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) Apple Swift
4 2 (3.03%) Ruby
4 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.52%) Java
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (28.79%) ISEB
2 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
3 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.79%) QA
2 6 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.03%) hybris
4 2 (3.03%) Apple
4 2 (3.03%) HP
4 2 (3.03%) Sybase
4 2 (3.03%) ATG
5 1 (1.52%) OpenText
5 1 (1.52%) EMC
5 1 (1.52%) IBM
5 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.52%) TIBCO
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