The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 28 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 Merseyside 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 21 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 9 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.17% 5.58% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.03% 8.23% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
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£325 £353 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +28.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +7.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
128 158 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 59.26% 67.81% 67.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 96 73
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 20
Average hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.84% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £16.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £13.00 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -3 9 £325 -7.80% 6
St Helens - 1 £310 - 1
Wirral - - - - 3
Birkenhead - - - -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) HTML
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Hibernate
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Spring
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
4 4 (22.22%) EJB 3.0
4 4 (22.22%) V-Model
4 4 (22.22%) WPF
4 4 (22.22%) jQuery
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 4 (22.22%) JSF
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Multimedia
4 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
4 4 (22.22%) ISEB
4 4 (22.22%) TIBCO
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) EJB
4 4 (22.22%) Swing

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (22.22%) Multimedia
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
4 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Software Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Web Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) WPF Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 5 (27.78%) Hibernate
2 5 (27.78%) Spring
2 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 4 (22.22%) Swing
3 4 (22.22%) JSF
3 4 (22.22%) WPF
3 4 (22.22%) jQuery
3 4 (22.22%) EJB 3.0
3 4 (22.22%) EJB
4 2 (11.11%) J2EE
5 1 (5.56%) DHTML
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) JSP
5 1 (5.56%) Servlets
5 1 (5.56%) Struts
5 1 (5.56%) Struts2
5 1 (5.56%) Ajax
5 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
1 5 (27.78%) TDD
1 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
2 4 (22.22%) V-Model
3 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Management
5 1 (5.56%) Content Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) VBA
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
1 4 (22.22%) TIBCO
2 3 (16.67%) Sybase