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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 9 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 37 50 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.45% 26.74% 19.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.49% 29.59% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
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
322 169 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 90.96% 90.37% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 105 120
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £78 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 9
Average hourly rate £13.08 £16.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.26% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £13.00 £10.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.06 £145.00 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 May 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 May 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 -6 25 £344 +14.39% 43
Birkenhead - 2 £225 - 6
Prescot - 1 - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 23 (28.40%) SQL
2 22 (27.16%) SQL Server
3 21 (25.93%) XML
3 21 (25.93%) Cognos
4 20 (24.69%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (19.75%) Finance
6 16 (19.75%) Java
7 15 (18.52%) Web Services
7 15 (18.52%) Oracle
7 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
8 14 (17.28%) .NET
9 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
9 13 (16.05%) OO
9 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
10 12 (14.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 12 (14.81%) WCF
10 12 (14.81%) REST
10 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 12 (14.81%) HTTP
10 12 (14.81%) SOA
10 12 (14.81%) C#
10 12 (14.81%) HTML
11 11 (13.58%) T-SQL
12 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
12 10 (12.35%) IIS
12 10 (12.35%) XQuery
12 10 (12.35%) Windows
12 10 (12.35%) OOP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (12.35%) IIS
1 10 (12.35%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (9.88%) MQSeries
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.70%) Node.js
4 3 (3.70%) SAS
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.23%) WordPress
6 1 (1.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (4.94%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.47%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (9.88%) Cognos Report Studio
4 8 (9.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 7 (8.64%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 6 (7.41%) Cognos Event Studio
6 6 (7.41%) Cognos Transformer
6 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (6.17%) MySQL
7 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database
8 4 (4.94%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (4.94%) ActiveReports
9 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (2.47%) Cognos Powerplay
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 9 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.70%) Xcode
2 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.47%) Appium
3 2 (2.47%) CocoaPods
3 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.23%) ERwin
4 1 (1.23%) Ant
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Marketing
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.47%) Electronics
3 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Games
4 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.93%) XML
2 15 (18.52%) Web Services
3 14 (17.28%) .NET
4 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
5 12 (14.81%) HTML
5 12 (14.81%) WCF
5 12 (14.81%) REST
6 9 (11.11%) CSS
7 8 (9.88%) MSMQ
8 7 (8.64%) jQuery
8 7 (8.64%) Middleware
9 6 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (6.17%) Spring
10 5 (6.17%) SOAP
10 5 (6.17%) CSS3
10 5 (6.17%) HTML5
11 4 (4.94%) J2EE
11 4 (4.94%) JSON
12 3 (3.70%) Cocoa
12 3 (3.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) NHS
2 3 (3.70%) Animation
3 2 (2.47%) Open Source
3 2 (2.47%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.47%) DTV
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.23%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.23%) W3C
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.23%) iPad
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.23%) Informatics
4 1 (1.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (7.41%) UNIX
4 5 (6.17%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.94%) Android
6 2 (2.47%) Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.05%) OO
4 12 (14.81%) SOA
5 10 (12.35%) OOP
5 10 (12.35%) Web Application Development
6 8 (9.88%) Release Management
7 6 (7.41%) Unit Testing
7 6 (7.41%) ETL
8 5 (6.17%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.94%) iOS Development
9 4 (4.94%) TDD
9 4 (4.94%) MVC
10 3 (3.70%) Migration
10 3 (3.70%) UML
10 3 (3.70%) Automated Testing
10 3 (3.70%) Data Architecture
10 3 (3.70%) Android Development
10 3 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.40%) SQL
2 16 (19.75%) Java
3 12 (14.81%) C#
4 11 (13.58%) T-SQL
5 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.35%) XQuery
6 9 (11.11%) XPath
7 8 (9.88%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.17%) PHP
9 3 (3.70%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.47%) Ruby
10 2 (2.47%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.47%) Perl
11 1 (1.23%) C++
11 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.23%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.23%) PHP5
11 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 21 (25.93%) Cognos
2 15 (18.52%) Oracle
3 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.41%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.94%) Apple
6 3 (3.70%) SAP
7 2 (2.47%) Perforce
8 1 (1.23%) Teradata
8 1 (1.23%) Google
8 1 (1.23%) Facebook
8 1 (1.23%) Twitter
8 1 (1.23%) Nintex
8 1 (1.23%) Informatica
8 1 (1.23%) Sybase
8 1 (1.23%) CODA
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