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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 12 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 37 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.90% 13.40% 8.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.29% 17.28% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 20
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £30.19 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.80 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +10.34%
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
242 301 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 77.81% 77.58% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 166 110
Median daily rate £388 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £176 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £22.85 £30.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £135.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -4 29 £400 +6.66% 14
Southport -6 4 £350 - 4
Wirral -1 1 - -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 20 (27.40%) Oracle
2 18 (24.66%) SQL
3 16 (21.92%) Scrum
3 16 (21.92%) Java
4 15 (20.55%) Web Services
5 14 (19.18%) .NET
6 13 (17.81%) C#
6 13 (17.81%) MVC
7 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
8 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
8 11 (15.07%) Finance
8 11 (15.07%) Spring
9 10 (13.70%) JIRA
9 10 (13.70%) jQuery
9 10 (13.70%) Project Management
9 10 (13.70%) Unix
9 10 (13.70%) HTML
9 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
9 10 (13.70%) XML
10 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
10 9 (12.33%) Banking
11 8 (10.96%) .NET Framework
11 8 (10.96%) Relational Database
11 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (10.96%) SDLC
12 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
12 7 (9.59%) Linux
12 7 (9.59%) Windows
13 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
13 6 (8.22%) SOAP

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.85%) IIS
2 4 (5.48%) CMS
2 4 (5.48%) ColdFusion
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.74%) SAS
4 2 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) Confluence
5 1 (1.37%) JBoss
5 1 (1.37%) Liferay
5 1 (1.37%) Mule
5 1 (1.37%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS Project
4 2 (2.74%) Mingle
5 1 (1.37%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) BIG-IP
2 2 (2.74%) DHCP
2 2 (2.74%) DNS
2 2 (2.74%) LAN
2 2 (2.74%) Skype
2 2 (2.74%) SNMP
2 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) VoIP
2 2 (2.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.22%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.22%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.85%) MySQL
6 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.37%) DB2
8 1 (1.37%) Essbase
8 1 (1.37%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (1.37%) Power BI
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) JIRA
2 6 (8.22%) Subversion
3 5 (6.85%) Selenium
4 3 (4.11%) Grunt
4 3 (4.11%) NuGet
4 3 (4.11%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.37%) Moq
6 1 (1.37%) NUnit
6 1 (1.37%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.37%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Developer
2 17 (23.29%) Analyst
3 12 (16.44%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) .NET Developer
4 8 (10.96%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.85%) IT Project Manager
7 5 (6.85%) IT Security Manager
7 5 (6.85%) IT Security Project Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Security Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Security Project Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.48%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) Web Services
2 14 (19.18%) .NET
3 11 (15.07%) Spring
4 10 (13.70%) HTML
4 10 (13.70%) jQuery
4 10 (13.70%) XML
5 8 (10.96%) .NET Framework
6 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
6 6 (8.22%) JSON
6 6 (8.22%) REST
6 6 (8.22%) SOAP
7 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.85%) Autofac
7 5 (6.85%) Hibernate
7 5 (6.85%) SAML
7 5 (6.85%) XSD
8 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
8 4 (5.48%) CSS
9 3 (4.11%) Entity Framework
10 2 (2.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) User Experience
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.74%) IVR
5 1 (1.37%) Blog
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Social Media
5 1 (1.37%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Unix
2 7 (9.59%) Linux
2 7 (9.59%) Windows
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.74%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Scrum
2 13 (17.81%) MVC
3 10 (13.70%) Project Management
4 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
5 8 (10.96%) SDLC
6 5 (6.85%) Automated Testing
6 5 (6.85%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.85%) Case Management
6 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.85%) ETL
6 5 (6.85%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (6.85%) Information Security
6 5 (6.85%) ITIL
6 5 (6.85%) OWASP
6 5 (6.85%) SOA
6 5 (6.85%) Web Development
7 4 (5.48%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.48%) Integration Testing
7 4 (5.48%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.48%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) SQL
2 16 (21.92%) Java
3 13 (17.81%) C#
4 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.11%) Ruby
7 2 (2.74%) CFML
7 2 (2.74%) VB
7 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.37%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) ISEB
3 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.37%) CISSP
4 1 (1.37%) CLAS
4 1 (1.37%) MCAD
4 1 (1.37%) MCP
4 1 (1.37%) MCSD
4 1 (1.37%) MCTS
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) PCI DSS
1 5 (6.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (2.74%) XenApp
1 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) Oracle
2 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.48%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.11%) Talend
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 2 (2.74%) Sony
5 2 (2.74%) Sun
5 2 (2.74%) Teradata
5 2 (2.74%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) Perforce
6 1 (1.37%) Sybase