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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 15 24 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 7 2 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 5.22% 1.22% 12.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.87% 1.65% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 18
Average daily rate £350 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.45 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+13.48% +1.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89 121 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 66.42% 73.78% 71.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 72 85
Average daily rate £413 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.22% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £95.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
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 23 April 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 4 (33.33%) TDD
1 4 (33.33%) WPF
1 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) Sybase
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) WSO2
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Data Transformation
4 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Retail

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Alfresco
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) WPF Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Business Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Business Solution Architect
5 1 (8.33%) SOA Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) WPF
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
3 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Spring Security
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) TDD
1 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) User Stories
3 1 (8.33%) Data Transformation
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Content Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) MVVM
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) DSDM
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Sybase
2 1 (8.33%) WSO2