The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 7 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 42 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.57% 27.17% 19.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.50% 28.74% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 24
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£313 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £141 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £458 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
336 174 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 92.56% 94.57% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 88 109
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £173 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £26.50 £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Merseyside region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Merseyside region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Developer
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 Developer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 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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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 -5 36 £325 -13.33% 30
Bootle -3 1 - -
Prescot - 1 - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title.

1 31 (36.47%) SQL Server
2 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.76%) SQL
4 20 (23.53%) .NET
4 20 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (22.35%) SDLC
6 18 (21.18%) C#
6 18 (21.18%) Oracle
6 18 (21.18%) ASP.NET
7 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 17 (20.00%) SOA
8 16 (18.82%) Web Services
8 16 (18.82%) XML
9 15 (17.65%) HTML
10 14 (16.47%) CSS
11 13 (15.29%) Windows
11 13 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
11 13 (15.29%) Middleware
11 13 (15.29%) WCF
12 12 (14.12%) Unit Testing
12 12 (14.12%) REST
12 12 (14.12%) OO
12 12 (14.12%) Visual Studio
12 12 (14.12%) Java
12 12 (14.12%) T-SQL
13 11 (12.94%) XQuery
13 11 (12.94%) Oracle Fusion
14 10 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (11.76%) Web Application Development

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.76%) IIS
1 10 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (11.76%) Oracle Service Bus
1 10 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (9.41%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) SAS
3 3 (3.53%) WordPress
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) AquaLogic
5 1 (1.18%) Confluence
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.18%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (36.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (8.24%) MySQL
7 6 (7.06%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 6 (7.06%) Cognos Report Studio
7 6 (7.06%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Cognos Event Studio
7 6 (7.06%) Cognos Transformer
8 5 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (4.71%) ActiveReports
9 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (3.53%) QlikView
11 2 (2.35%) Cognos Powerplay
11 2 (2.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.53%) Xcode
4 3 (3.53%) Subversion
5 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.35%) Appium
5 2 (2.35%) CocoaPods
6 1 (1.18%) Ant
6 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.18%) Grunt
6 1 (1.18%) JIRA
6 1 (1.18%) ERwin
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Back Office
3 2 (2.35%) Electronics
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Advertising
4 1 (1.18%) Games
4 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) .NET
2 18 (21.18%) ASP.NET
3 16 (18.82%) Web Services
3 16 (18.82%) XML
4 15 (17.65%) HTML
5 14 (16.47%) CSS
6 13 (15.29%) Middleware
6 13 (15.29%) WCF
7 12 (14.12%) REST
8 11 (12.94%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (9.41%) MSMQ
10 7 (8.24%) HTML5
11 5 (5.88%) CSS3
12 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
12 4 (4.71%) RESTful
12 4 (4.71%) jQuery
13 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
13 3 (3.53%) JSON
13 3 (3.53%) Core Animation
13 3 (3.53%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.53%) NHS
1 3 (3.53%) Animation
2 2 (2.35%) DTV
2 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.35%) User Experience
3 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.18%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.18%) Informatics
3 1 (1.18%) iPhone
3 1 (1.18%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (5.88%) Android
3 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.53%) UNIX
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.35%) SDLC
3 17 (20.00%) SOA
4 12 (14.12%) OO
4 12 (14.12%) Unit Testing
5 10 (11.76%) OOP
5 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (11.76%) Web Application Development
6 9 (10.59%) MVC
7 8 (9.41%) Release Management
7 8 (9.41%) TDD
8 7 (8.24%) ETL
9 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.06%) Waterfall
10 5 (5.88%) BDD
10 5 (5.88%) Data Analysis
11 4 (4.71%) Analytics
11 4 (4.71%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) SQL
2 18 (21.18%) C#
3 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.12%) Java
4 12 (14.12%) T-SQL
5 11 (12.94%) XQuery
6 9 (10.59%) XPath
7 8 (9.41%) PHP
8 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.71%) Ruby
10 3 (3.53%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.35%) VB
11 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.18%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.18%) C
12 1 (1.18%) C++
12 1 (1.18%) COBOL
12 1 (1.18%) VB6
12 1 (1.18%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) Oracle
2 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.06%) TIBCO
3 6 (7.06%) Cognos
4 4 (4.71%) Apple
5 3 (3.53%) Google
5 3 (3.53%) SAP
6 2 (2.35%) Sybase
6 2 (2.35%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.35%) Teradata
6 2 (2.35%) New Relic
7 1 (1.18%) Nintex
7 1 (1.18%) Facebook
7 1 (1.18%) Twitter
7 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.18%) BEA
7 1 (1.18%) Informatica
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