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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 11 1
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 84 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.67% 9.69% 26.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.19% 10.54% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 26 29
Average daily rate £370 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.80 - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.33% +7.14%
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
298 351 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.60% 91.88% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 158 104
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.42 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £19.00 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 74 £375 +9.09% 31
St Helens - 2 £240 -
Southport - 1 £325 - 1
Wirral - 1 £250 - 2
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 71 (45.81%) SQL
2 48 (30.97%) JavaScript
3 45 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (27.74%) SQL Server
5 39 (25.16%) HTML
6 38 (24.52%) Java
6 38 (24.52%) Oracle
7 36 (23.23%) Microsoft
8 31 (20.00%) CSS
9 30 (19.35%) Finance
10 29 (18.71%) .NET
11 27 (17.42%) Web Services
12 26 (16.77%) C#
12 26 (16.77%) CRM
13 23 (14.84%) Waterfall
14 22 (14.19%) XML
15 21 (13.55%) Dynamics CRM
16 20 (12.90%) MVC
16 20 (12.90%) E-Commerce
17 18 (11.61%) PL/SQL
17 18 (11.61%) Ajax
17 18 (11.61%) Security Cleared
18 17 (10.97%) JSP
19 16 (10.32%) PHP
19 16 (10.32%) Oracle Database
20 15 (9.68%) Migration
20 15 (9.68%) SC Cleared
21 14 (9.03%) Spring
21 14 (9.03%) MySQL
21 14 (9.03%) Business Intelligence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 13 (8.39%) ATG Dynamo
1 13 (8.39%) JBoss
2 9 (5.81%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (2.58%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.58%) Node.js
3 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.94%) CICS
5 2 (1.29%) Exstream Dialogue
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.29%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (13.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (7.10%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (5.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (4.52%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (3.23%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (1.94%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (1.94%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (1.29%) Exstream
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Office 365
2 2 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) GSM
1 3 (1.94%) HTTP
1 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.29%) LDAP
3 1 (0.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (27.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.32%) Oracle Database
3 14 (9.03%) MySQL
4 10 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (5.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (3.23%) Big Data
10 4 (2.58%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.58%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.58%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.58%) QlikView
10 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.94%) DB2
11 3 (1.94%) GIS
11 3 (1.94%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.81%) Ant
2 9 (5.81%) Maven
2 9 (5.81%) Subversion
3 5 (3.23%) JIRA
3 5 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.58%) Bugzilla
4 4 (2.58%) Hudson
4 4 (2.58%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.94%) gulp
6 2 (1.29%) JDeveloper
6 2 (1.29%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.29%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.65%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.65%) Xcode
7 1 (0.65%) Zend Studio
General
1 30 (19.35%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Banking
3 5 (3.23%) Advertising
4 3 (1.94%) Electronics
4 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.94%) Marketing
4 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.29%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.16%) HTML
2 31 (20.00%) CSS
3 29 (18.71%) .NET
4 27 (17.42%) Web Services
5 22 (14.19%) XML
6 18 (11.61%) Ajax
7 17 (10.97%) JSP
8 14 (9.03%) Spring
9 13 (8.39%) AngularJS
9 13 (8.39%) HTML5
10 9 (5.81%) CSS3
10 9 (5.81%) jQuery
11 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET
11 7 (4.52%) Middleware
12 6 (3.87%) REST
12 6 (3.87%) SOAP
13 5 (3.23%) .NET Framework
13 5 (3.23%) Hibernate
13 5 (3.23%) Symfony
14 4 (2.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.81%) iPad
2 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (1.94%) User Experience
4 2 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.29%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.65%) FMCG
5 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.16%) Linux
2 6 (3.87%) Windows
3 4 (2.58%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.65%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.77%) CRM
3 23 (14.84%) Waterfall
4 20 (12.90%) E-Commerce
4 20 (12.90%) MVC
5 15 (9.68%) Migration
6 14 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (8.39%) System Testing
8 11 (7.10%) Data Migration
8 11 (7.10%) Data Modelling
8 11 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (5.81%) OO
10 8 (5.16%) ETL
11 7 (4.52%) SOA
11 7 (4.52%) TDD
11 7 (4.52%) Test Scripting
11 7 (4.52%) Unit Testing
12 6 (3.87%) Web Development
12 6 (3.87%) Workflow
13 5 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 71 (45.81%) SQL
2 48 (30.97%) JavaScript
3 38 (24.52%) Java
4 26 (16.77%) C#
5 18 (11.61%) PL/SQL
6 16 (10.32%) PHP
7 7 (4.52%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.23%) PHP 5
8 5 (3.23%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.58%) VB
10 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.29%) VB6
11 2 (1.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.65%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.65%) COBOL
12 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.65%) MCTS
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (24.52%) Oracle
2 36 (23.23%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.39%) ATG
4 8 (5.16%) SAP
5 5 (3.23%) Endeca
5 5 (3.23%) Informatica
5 5 (3.23%) Siebel
5 5 (3.23%) Zend
6 2 (1.29%) Chordiant
6 2 (1.29%) Google
6 2 (1.29%) HP
6 2 (1.29%) Twitter
7 1 (0.65%) Motorola
7 1 (0.65%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.65%) Tableau
7 1 (0.65%) Teradata
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