The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 14 8 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 26 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.34% 9.63% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.92% 14.75% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 3
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£400 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +1.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.11
% change year-on-year
- -3.07%
Agile Software Development
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
238 122 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 67.23% 65.24% 72.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 69 96
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Agile Software Development Hourly 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 6 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 21 £438 +14.75% 20
Wirral - 2 - - 5
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 14 (28.00%) Web Services
2 13 (26.00%) SOA
3 12 (24.00%) XML
3 12 (24.00%) OO
4 11 (22.00%) OOP
4 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.00%) .NET
5 10 (20.00%) Oracle
5 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (20.00%) REST
6 9 (18.00%) WCF
6 9 (18.00%) C#
6 9 (18.00%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (18.00%) Middleware
6 9 (18.00%) HTTP
7 8 (16.00%) XQuery
7 8 (16.00%) IIS
7 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
7 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (16.00%) Windows
7 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (16.00%) XPath
7 8 (16.00%) Release Management
7 8 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (16.00%) Web Application Development
7 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.00%) MSMQ
8 7 (14.00%) MQSeries

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 9 (18.00%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (16.00%) IIS
3 7 (14.00%) MQSeries
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (2.00%) Node.js
6 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.00%) Documentum
6 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.00%) Alfresco
6 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) HTTP
2 6 (12.00%) RNC
2 6 (12.00%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (12.00%) ATM
2 6 (12.00%) GSM
2 6 (12.00%) SDH
2 6 (12.00%) UMTS
2 6 (12.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) DB2
4 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.00%) Xcode
2 3 (6.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.00%) Appium
3 2 (4.00%) CocoaPods
3 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.00%) YouTrack
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Developer
2 7 (14.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (14.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Field Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Change Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) Web Services
2 12 (24.00%) XML
3 10 (20.00%) .NET
3 10 (20.00%) REST
4 9 (18.00%) Middleware
4 9 (18.00%) WCF
5 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (14.00%) MSMQ
7 6 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (12.00%) HTML
8 4 (8.00%) jQuery
8 4 (8.00%) Spring
9 3 (6.00%) JSF
9 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
9 3 (6.00%) Cocoa
9 3 (6.00%) Swing
9 3 (6.00%) EJB
9 3 (6.00%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (6.00%) Core Animation
10 2 (4.00%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Animation
2 2 (4.00%) Psychology
2 2 (4.00%) Open Source
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.00%) Human Factors
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
1 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) SOA
2 12 (24.00%) OO
3 11 (22.00%) OOP
4 8 (16.00%) Release Management
4 8 (16.00%) Web Application Development
5 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.00%) WFM
6 6 (12.00%) Line Management
7 5 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (10.00%) Project Management
7 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
8 4 (8.00%) TDD
8 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.00%) BDD
9 3 (6.00%) iOS Development
9 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.00%) Scrum
9 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) C#
2 8 (16.00%) XQuery
2 8 (16.00%) XPath
3 4 (8.00%) SQL
3 4 (8.00%) Java
4 3 (6.00%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ISEB
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) Oracle
3 6 (12.00%) Ericsson
3 6 (12.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (8.00%) TIBCO
5 3 (6.00%) Apple
6 2 (4.00%) Sybase
6 2 (4.00%) ATG
6 2 (4.00%) hybris
7 1 (2.00%) OpenText
7 1 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) EMC
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