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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 53 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.36% 7.57% 9.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.08% 12.17% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £413 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
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
264 115 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 71.54% 62.16% 69.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 57 84
Average daily rate £475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £532 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +11 47 £504 +34.33% 17
Wirral -4 1 - -
Southport - 1 - - 2
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 25 (30.12%) Waterfall
2 21 (25.30%) QA
3 20 (24.10%) Scrum
3 20 (24.10%) ISEB
4 19 (22.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
5 18 (21.69%) SOA
5 18 (21.69%) PRINCE2
5 18 (21.69%) Supplier Management
6 17 (20.48%) Test Strategy
7 15 (18.07%) SDLC
8 14 (16.87%) Middleware
8 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
9 13 (15.66%) .NET
9 13 (15.66%) Oracle
9 13 (15.66%) Web Services
9 13 (15.66%) XML
9 13 (15.66%) OO
9 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
9 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
9 13 (15.66%) Test Scripting
10 12 (14.46%) C#
10 12 (14.46%) SQL
11 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
11 11 (13.25%) Windows
11 11 (13.25%) OOP
11 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (13.25%) Oracle Fusion
11 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
12 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (12.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (10.84%) IIS
2 9 (10.84%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (8.43%) MQSeries
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) Documentum
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.20%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.20%) Node.js
5 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.20%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) HTTP
2 5 (6.02%) RNC
2 5 (6.02%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (6.02%) ATM
2 5 (6.02%) GSM
2 5 (6.02%) SDH
2 5 (6.02%) UMTS
2 5 (6.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (3.61%) MySQL
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.41%) DB2
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.61%) Appium
4 3 (3.61%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.61%) Selenium
4 3 (3.61%) Xcode
5 2 (2.41%) Subversion
5 2 (2.41%) JIRA
5 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.41%) CocoaPods
6 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.20%) Calabash
6 1 (1.20%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.20%) JBehave
6 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
5 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Developer
2 10 (12.05%) Test Leader
3 9 (10.84%) Test Manager
4 8 (9.64%) Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.43%) BizTalk Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Applications Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Field Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.61%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.61%) iOS Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Teradata Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Android Developer
9 2 (2.41%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Consultant
9 2 (2.41%) Consultant
9 2 (2.41%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) Middleware
2 13 (15.66%) .NET
2 13 (15.66%) Web Services
2 13 (15.66%) XML
3 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
3 11 (13.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (12.05%) REST
4 10 (12.05%) WCF
5 7 (8.43%) MSMQ
6 6 (7.23%) HTML
7 4 (4.82%) CSS
8 3 (3.61%) Cocoa
8 3 (3.61%) RESTful
8 3 (3.61%) Core Animation
8 3 (3.61%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (2.41%) UIKit
9 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.41%) HTML5
9 2 (2.41%) JSON
10 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Animation
1 3 (3.61%) User Experience
2 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.41%) Psychology
2 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) NHS
3 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.20%) Human Factors
3 1 (1.20%) iPhone
3 1 (1.20%) iPad
3 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Windows
2 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (7.23%) UNIX
4 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.41%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) Waterfall
2 20 (24.10%) Scrum
3 19 (22.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
4 18 (21.69%) Supplier Management
4 18 (21.69%) PRINCE2
4 18 (21.69%) SOA
5 17 (20.48%) Test Strategy
6 15 (18.07%) SDLC
7 13 (15.66%) Test Scripting
7 13 (15.66%) OO
8 11 (13.25%) OOP
9 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
9 10 (12.05%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (10.84%) Test Planning
11 8 (9.64%) Web Application Development
11 8 (9.64%) TDD
12 7 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) C#
1 12 (14.46%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) XQuery
2 8 (9.64%) XPath
3 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.61%) Objective-C
5 3 (3.61%) Ruby
6 2 (2.41%) Apple Swift
6 2 (2.41%) C
6 2 (2.41%) Java
7 1 (1.20%) VB
7 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) ISEB
2 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) Degree
5 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.30%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.20%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Oracle
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (6.02%) Ericsson
3 3 (3.61%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (3.61%) Apple
3 3 (3.61%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.61%) Cognos
3 3 (3.61%) Tableau
3 3 (3.61%) Teradata
4 2 (2.41%) HP
4 2 (2.41%) Sybase
5 1 (1.20%) IBM
5 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.20%) OpenText
5 1 (1.20%) EMC
5 1 (1.20%) Google
5 1 (1.20%) New Relic
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