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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 11 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 38 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.06% 7.41% 9.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.50% 10.61% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 12
Average daily rate £450 £470 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +31.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £370
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.36% +2.85%
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
262 264 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 83.17% 69.84% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 125 70
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £675 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £18.80 £51.67 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.61% +137.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 33 £463 -1.54% 10
Southport - 2 £338 -
Birkenhead - 1 £300 -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 34 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
3 31 (40.79%) SQL
3 31 (40.79%) Waterfall
4 21 (27.63%) CRM
5 20 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (19.74%) Java
7 11 (14.47%) .NET
7 11 (14.47%) Oracle
7 11 (14.47%) Finance
8 10 (13.16%) Project Management
8 10 (13.16%) Web Services
8 10 (13.16%) HTML
8 10 (13.16%) Spring
9 8 (10.53%) Scrum
9 8 (10.53%) HTML5
10 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
10 7 (9.21%) Windows
11 6 (7.89%) Hibernate
11 6 (7.89%) Subversion
11 6 (7.89%) Degree
11 6 (7.89%) JIRA
11 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
11 6 (7.89%) Linux
11 6 (7.89%) CSS
11 6 (7.89%) Middleware
11 6 (7.89%) MVC
11 6 (7.89%) SDLC
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (6.58%) Hadoop

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (7.89%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (5.26%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.95%) Node.js
4 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Big Data
2 5 (6.58%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.32%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.89%) JIRA
2 6 (7.89%) Subversion
3 4 (5.26%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.26%) Hudson
3 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.95%) gulp
5 1 (1.32%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) Xcode
5 1 (1.32%) YouTrack
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Back Office
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (59.21%) Developer
2 29 (38.16%) Analyst
3 18 (23.68%) Analyst Developer
4 7 (9.21%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (9.21%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 7 (9.21%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Senior Manager
6 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Big Data Developer
7 4 (5.26%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.95%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Integration Developer
8 3 (3.95%) IT Security Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) .NET
2 10 (13.16%) HTML
2 10 (13.16%) Spring
2 10 (13.16%) Web Services
3 8 (10.53%) HTML5
4 6 (7.89%) CSS
4 6 (7.89%) Hibernate
4 6 (7.89%) Middleware
5 5 (6.58%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.58%) XML
6 4 (5.26%) CSS3
6 4 (5.26%) RESTful
6 4 (5.26%) Struts
7 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.95%) Backbone.js
7 3 (3.95%) DOM
7 3 (3.95%) Express
7 3 (3.95%) jQuery
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (3.95%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.95%) iPad
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) FMCG
4 1 (1.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Linux
3 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.79%) Waterfall
2 21 (27.63%) CRM
3 10 (13.16%) Project Management
4 8 (10.53%) Scrum
5 6 (7.89%) MVC
5 6 (7.89%) SDLC
5 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.58%) MapReduce
6 5 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.58%) Time Management
7 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.26%) Line Management
7 4 (5.26%) OO
7 4 (5.26%) RAD
8 3 (3.95%) Isomorphic JavaScript
8 3 (3.95%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.95%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) SQL
2 15 (19.74%) Java
3 5 (6.58%) C#
3 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) AAT
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) HDFS
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle
3 1 (1.32%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.32%) HP
3 1 (1.32%) Tableau
3 1 (1.32%) Teradata
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