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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 16 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 20 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.19% 9.00% 10.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.42% 14.29% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 9
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£420 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%
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
192 133 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 69.06% 63.03% 67.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 87 78
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £209 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 +1 17 £420 +20.00% 6
Birkenhead - - - -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (42.86%) HTML
1 18 (42.86%) Web Services
2 17 (40.48%) Java
2 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 17 (40.48%) jQuery
3 16 (38.10%) Spring
3 16 (38.10%) TIBCO
4 15 (35.71%) EJB
4 15 (35.71%) Swing
4 15 (35.71%) JSF
5 13 (30.95%) Hibernate
6 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
7 9 (21.43%) RDBMS
7 9 (21.43%) Relational Database
8 7 (16.67%) EJB 3.0
8 7 (16.67%) Scrum
9 6 (14.29%) Project Management
9 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
10 5 (11.90%) Multimedia
10 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
10 5 (11.90%) Degree
11 4 (9.52%) Middleware
11 4 (9.52%) SQL
11 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
12 3 (7.14%) .NET
12 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
12 3 (7.14%) CSS
12 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
12 3 (7.14%) Retail

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) CICS
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) ATM
1 1 (2.38%) GSM
1 1 (2.38%) SDH
1 1 (2.38%) UMTS
1 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.38%) RNC
1 1 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) RDBMS
1 9 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
1 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.38%) YouTrack
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) JUnit
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 5 (11.90%) Multimedia
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Software Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Designer
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) HTML
1 18 (42.86%) Web Services
2 17 (40.48%) jQuery
3 16 (38.10%) Spring
4 15 (35.71%) JSF
4 15 (35.71%) Swing
4 15 (35.71%) EJB
5 13 (30.95%) Hibernate
6 7 (16.67%) EJB 3.0
7 4 (9.52%) Middleware
8 3 (7.14%) CSS
8 3 (7.14%) .NET
9 2 (4.76%) J2EE
9 2 (4.76%) XML
9 2 (4.76%) HTML5
9 2 (4.76%) WCF
10 1 (2.38%) CSS3
10 1 (2.38%) Struts2
10 1 (2.38%) DHTML
10 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) NHS
1 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.38%) User Experience
1 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
1 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
2 7 (16.67%) Scrum
3 6 (14.29%) Project Management
3 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.14%) Workflow
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.76%) Release Management
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Data Analytics
7 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.76%) Coaching
7 2 (4.76%) V-Model
7 2 (4.76%) Analytics
8 1 (2.38%) Business Process Mapping
8 1 (2.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) COBOL
5 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.38%) NATURAL
5 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 16 (38.10%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.76%) ATG
3 2 (4.76%) hybris
4 1 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (2.38%) Sybase
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Cognos
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
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