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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 52 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.47% 9.17% 12.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.37% 14.19% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 22
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£323 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
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
283 155 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 73.32% 64.58% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 92 105
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £135.00 £21.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+520.68% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +5 43 £323 -2.64% 15
Southport - 1 - - 1
Wirral - 1 £275 - 4
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (38.78%) Waterfall
2 25 (25.51%) QA
3 24 (24.49%) SDLC
4 23 (23.47%) Scrum
5 21 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 20 (20.41%) HTML
6 20 (20.41%) SQL
7 19 (19.39%) ISEB
7 19 (19.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
8 18 (18.37%) Supplier Management
9 17 (17.35%) Unit Testing
9 17 (17.35%) Test Strategy
9 17 (17.35%) User Experience
10 16 (16.33%) JavaScript
10 16 (16.33%) Oracle
11 14 (14.29%) CSS
12 13 (13.27%) Middleware
12 13 (13.27%) Test Scripting
13 12 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
13 12 (12.24%) HTML5
13 12 (12.24%) .NET
14 11 (11.22%) C#
14 11 (11.22%) UNIX
14 11 (11.22%) SOA
14 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (11.22%) TDD
14 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
14 11 (11.22%) Oracle Fusion

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (10.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (3.06%) CMS
4 2 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (1.02%) Apache
5 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.02%) Jetty
5 1 (1.02%) nginx
5 1 (1.02%) Confluence
5 1 (1.02%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.02%) Node.js
5 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.02%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.02%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) Intranet
2 2 (2.04%) HTTP
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) DHCP
3 1 (1.02%) FTP
3 1 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) MySQL
1 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
1 9 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.06%) DB2
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.02%) Informix
Development Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Subversion
2 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.06%) Selenium
4 2 (2.04%) JIRA
4 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.04%) Xcode
5 1 (1.02%) NUnit
5 1 (1.02%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.02%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.02%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.02%) Calabash
5 1 (1.02%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.02%) Appium
5 1 (1.02%) JBehave
5 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Back Office
4 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.02%) Law
5 1 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (35.71%) Developer
2 15 (15.31%) Project Manager
3 12 (12.24%) Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) Test Leader
5 9 (9.18%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Teradata Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Agile Project Manager
8 4 (4.08%) HTML Developer
8 4 (4.08%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (3.06%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (3.06%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Interactive Project Manager
10 2 (2.04%) iOS Developer
10 2 (2.04%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (2.04%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) HTML
2 14 (14.29%) CSS
3 13 (13.27%) Middleware
4 12 (12.24%) .NET
4 12 (12.24%) HTML5
5 11 (11.22%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (8.16%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (7.14%) CSS3
8 6 (6.12%) Sinatra
8 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
9 5 (5.10%) XML
9 5 (5.10%) REST
10 3 (3.06%) RESTful
11 2 (2.04%) jQuery
11 2 (2.04%) Web Services
11 2 (2.04%) Cocoa
11 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.04%) JSON
11 2 (2.04%) Velocity
11 2 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.35%) User Experience
2 5 (5.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.08%) iPad
3 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.04%) iPhone
5 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.02%) BYOD
6 1 (1.02%) NHS
6 1 (1.02%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.02%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) UNIX
2 7 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (3.06%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.04%) Linux
4 2 (2.04%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.78%) Waterfall
2 24 (24.49%) SDLC
3 23 (23.47%) Scrum
4 21 (21.43%) PRINCE2
5 19 (19.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (18.37%) Supplier Management
6 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
7 17 (17.35%) Unit Testing
7 17 (17.35%) Test Strategy
8 13 (13.27%) Test Scripting
9 12 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (11.22%) TDD
10 11 (11.22%) SOA
11 9 (9.18%) ETL
11 9 (9.18%) Test Planning
11 9 (9.18%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.16%) Project Management
12 8 (8.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) SQL
2 16 (16.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.22%) C#
4 8 (8.16%) Java
4 8 (8.16%) Ruby
5 6 (6.12%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.06%) C
7 2 (2.04%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.02%) VB6
8 1 (1.02%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.02%) VB
8 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.02%) Uniface
8 1 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) ISEB
2 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Xen
1 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Oracle
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.12%) MicroStrategy
3 6 (6.12%) Teradata
3 6 (6.12%) Google
3 6 (6.12%) Tableau
3 6 (6.12%) Cognos
4 5 (5.10%) New Relic
5 3 (3.06%) Sybase
6 2 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (1.02%) SAP
7 1 (1.02%) Apple
7 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.02%) VMware
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