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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 66 50 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.44% 20.49% 26.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.62% 22.42% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 24
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
239 223 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.52% 91.39% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 124 80
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £215 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.88 £21.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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 +3 59 £325 +8.33% 48
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - - 2
Wirral - - - - 3
Birkenhead - - - - 6
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 54 (46.55%) HTML
2 42 (36.21%) .NET
3 40 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 40 (34.48%) SQL Server
4 37 (31.90%) C#
5 32 (27.59%) CSS
6 30 (25.86%) SQL
7 29 (25.00%) Java
8 25 (21.55%) Oracle
8 25 (21.55%) jQuery
9 22 (18.97%) HTML5
9 22 (18.97%) ASP.NET
10 20 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (14.66%) Microsoft
12 16 (13.79%) Spring
12 16 (13.79%) Umbraco
13 15 (12.93%) XML
14 13 (11.21%) MySQL
14 13 (11.21%) PHP
14 13 (11.21%) Hibernate
14 13 (11.21%) Finance
14 13 (11.21%) Degree
14 13 (11.21%) Web Development
15 12 (10.34%) Software Engineering
15 12 (10.34%) PL/SQL
15 12 (10.34%) Web Services
15 12 (10.34%) SharePoint
15 12 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (8.62%) Oracle Reports

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 16 (13.79%) Umbraco
2 12 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.45%) CMS
4 3 (2.59%) IIS
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.72%) Apache
5 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.86%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.86%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.86%) CICS
6 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Photoshop
1 6 (5.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.86%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) Intranet
3 1 (0.86%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.21%) MySQL
3 12 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (8.62%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (6.03%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database
5 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.72%) QlikView
10 2 (1.72%) OLAP
10 2 (1.72%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.72%) Ant
4 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.86%) NUnit
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.86%) JUnit
General
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.72%) Games
4 2 (1.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (46.55%) HTML
2 42 (36.21%) .NET
3 32 (27.59%) CSS
4 25 (21.55%) jQuery
5 22 (18.97%) ASP.NET
5 22 (18.97%) HTML5
6 16 (13.79%) Spring
7 15 (12.93%) XML
8 13 (11.21%) Hibernate
9 12 (10.34%) Web Services
10 10 (8.62%) EJB
11 9 (7.76%) J2EE
11 9 (7.76%) .NET Framework
12 8 (6.90%) XSLT
12 8 (6.90%) EJB 3.0
13 7 (6.03%) Swing
13 7 (6.03%) JSF
14 6 (5.17%) Ajax
14 6 (5.17%) CSS3
15 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) NHS
2 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
2 2 (1.72%) iPhone
3 1 (0.86%) Open Source
3 1 (0.86%) User Experience
3 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.86%) VSAM
3 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.03%) UNIX
2 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.86%) Linux
3 1 (0.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.21%) Web Development
3 12 (10.34%) Software Engineering
4 10 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (7.76%) Scrum
6 8 (6.90%) MVC
6 8 (6.90%) TDD
7 7 (6.03%) Web Design
8 6 (5.17%) ETL
8 6 (5.17%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (4.31%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.31%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (3.45%) BDD
11 3 (2.59%) iOS Development
11 3 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.59%) MVVM
11 3 (2.59%) OO
11 3 (2.59%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 37 (31.90%) C#
3 30 (25.86%) SQL
4 29 (25.00%) Java
5 13 (11.21%) PHP
6 12 (10.34%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.17%) VB
8 4 (3.45%) Scala
9 3 (2.59%) PHP5
9 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.59%) C++
10 2 (1.72%) COBOL
10 2 (1.72%) VBA
10 2 (1.72%) XQuery
10 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.72%) XAML
10 2 (1.72%) VB6
11 1 (0.86%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.86%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Degree
2 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) HL7
Vendors
1 25 (21.55%) Oracle
2 17 (14.66%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.03%) TIBCO
4 6 (5.17%) Orchard
4 6 (5.17%) Adobe
5 4 (3.45%) Siebel
6 3 (2.59%) Sybase
6 3 (2.59%) Cognos
7 2 (1.72%) Telerik
7 2 (1.72%) Google
7 2 (1.72%) Zend
7 2 (1.72%) Greenplum
7 2 (1.72%) Twitter
7 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.72%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.72%) Informatica
8 1 (0.86%) Apple
8 1 (0.86%) CODA
8 1 (0.86%) BEA
8 1 (0.86%) IBM
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