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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 17 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 22 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.27% 9.92% 11.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.15% 14.46% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 10
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£339 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £296 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £499 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £41.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.18% +11.33%
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
181 166 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 68.05% 68.60% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 96 70
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.88 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +30.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.90 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -4 21 £339 -3.21% 9
Southport - - - - 1
St Helens - - - -
Wirral - - - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (41.67%) Java
2 13 (36.11%) Spring
3 12 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 12 (33.33%) Oracle
4 11 (30.56%) Web Services
4 11 (30.56%) HTML
4 11 (30.56%) Scrum
5 10 (27.78%) JSF
5 10 (27.78%) EJB
5 10 (27.78%) Swing
5 10 (27.78%) TIBCO
5 10 (27.78%) jQuery
6 9 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 9 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 9 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 7 (19.44%) .NET
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
7 7 (19.44%) EJB 3.0
8 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.67%) C#
9 5 (13.89%) SQL
9 5 (13.89%) Multimedia
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
10 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (11.11%) Retail
10 4 (11.11%) J2EE
10 4 (11.11%) Windows
11 3 (8.33%) OOA/OOD

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) CICS
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
1 2 (5.56%) IP Telephony
1 2 (5.56%) DSL
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
1 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 9 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.78%) Adabas
5 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) NUnit
2 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.89%) Multimedia
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Java Software Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Software Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Java Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) IT Support
6 2 (5.56%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) Spring
2 12 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 11 (30.56%) Web Services
3 11 (30.56%) HTML
4 10 (27.78%) JSF
4 10 (27.78%) EJB
4 10 (27.78%) Swing
4 10 (27.78%) jQuery
5 7 (19.44%) .NET
5 7 (19.44%) EJB 3.0
6 4 (11.11%) J2EE
7 2 (5.56%) WCF
7 2 (5.56%) WPF
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.78%) CSS
8 1 (2.78%) JSP
8 1 (2.78%) Servlets
8 1 (2.78%) Struts
8 1 (2.78%) XML
8 1 (2.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.78%) NHS
1 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Scrum
2 9 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (19.44%) TDD
4 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (8.33%) BDD
5 3 (8.33%) V-Model
6 2 (5.56%) Time Management
6 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Coaching
6 2 (5.56%) Project Management
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
7 1 (2.78%) OOP
7 1 (2.78%) OO
7 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Scala
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) COBOL
6 1 (2.78%) NATURAL
6 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.78%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.78%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) MCITP
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
3 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (27.78%) TIBCO
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Adobe
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Sybase
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Cognos
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
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