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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 3 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 46 24 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.20% 12.63% 34.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.83% 13.79% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 33
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£400 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £244 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £445 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -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
258 174 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 90.85% 91.58% 90.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 96 81
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £160 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 18
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.25 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +30.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 January 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 30 January 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 +6 38 £400 +33.33% 38
Southport - - - -
Wirral - - - - 5
Birkenhead - - - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (41.49%) SQL Server
2 28 (29.79%) HTML
2 28 (29.79%) C#
3 27 (28.72%) SQL
3 27 (28.72%) .NET
4 26 (27.66%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (24.47%) XML
6 21 (22.34%) Java
7 20 (21.28%) JavaScript
7 20 (21.28%) ASP.NET
7 20 (21.28%) Cognos
8 19 (20.21%) Microsoft
8 19 (20.21%) Finance
9 18 (19.15%) Oracle
9 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
10 17 (18.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (18.09%) SC Cleared
11 16 (17.02%) Web Services
11 16 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (15.96%) jQuery
12 15 (15.96%) HTML5
13 14 (14.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (12.77%) Umbraco
14 12 (12.77%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (12.77%) CSS
15 11 (11.70%) IIS
15 11 (11.70%) SharePoint
15 11 (11.70%) HTTP
15 11 (11.70%) OO

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (12.77%) Umbraco
1 12 (12.77%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (11.70%) IIS
2 11 (11.70%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.51%) MQSeries
4 3 (3.19%) CMS
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.13%) Node.js
5 2 (2.13%) OpenEdge
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.06%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.19%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (2.13%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) HTTP
2 4 (4.26%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (41.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.26%) Cognos Query Studio
6 4 (4.26%) Cognos Report Studio
6 4 (4.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.19%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (2.13%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 2 (2.13%) QlikView
8 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.13%) MySQL
9 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.06%) Xcode
3 1 (1.06%) Ant
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.06%) Appium
3 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.06%) YouTrack
General
1 19 (20.21%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
3 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.06%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.79%) HTML
2 27 (28.72%) .NET
3 23 (24.47%) XML
4 20 (21.28%) ASP.NET
5 16 (17.02%) Web Services
6 15 (15.96%) jQuery
6 15 (15.96%) HTML5
7 12 (12.77%) CSS
8 10 (10.64%) WCF
8 10 (10.64%) REST
9 9 (9.57%) Spring
10 8 (8.51%) MSMQ
11 7 (7.45%) .NET Framework
12 6 (6.38%) SOAP
13 5 (5.32%) Hibernate
13 5 (5.32%) CSS3
14 4 (4.26%) Swing
14 4 (4.26%) XSLT
14 4 (4.26%) EJB
14 4 (4.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) NHS
2 2 (2.13%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.06%) W3C
3 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.06%) Open Source
3 1 (1.06%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.06%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.38%) UNIX
4 3 (3.19%) Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Solaris
5 1 (1.06%) Android
5 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.66%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (11.70%) OO
4 9 (9.57%) OOP
4 9 (9.57%) Web Application Development
5 8 (8.51%) Release Management
5 8 (8.51%) SOA
6 7 (7.45%) Software Engineering
6 7 (7.45%) MVC
7 5 (5.32%) ETL
8 3 (3.19%) Migration
8 3 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.19%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (3.19%) Unit Testing
8 3 (3.19%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.13%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.13%) Data Architecture
9 2 (2.13%) UML
9 2 (2.13%) Content Management
9 2 (2.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.79%) C#
2 27 (28.72%) SQL
3 21 (22.34%) Java
4 20 (21.28%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.64%) XQuery
6 9 (9.57%) XPath
7 8 (8.51%) T-SQL
8 6 (6.38%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.19%) PHP
10 2 (2.13%) Ruby
10 2 (2.13%) Perl
10 2 (2.13%) VB
11 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.06%) VBA
11 1 (1.06%) VBScript
11 1 (1.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Cognos
2 19 (20.21%) Microsoft
3 18 (19.15%) Oracle
4 7 (7.45%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.19%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.13%) Twitter
6 2 (2.13%) Google
6 2 (2.13%) Siebel
6 2 (2.13%) Perforce
6 2 (2.13%) CODA
7 1 (1.06%) Apple
7 1 (1.06%) SAP
7 1 (1.06%) Sybase
7 1 (1.06%) Zend
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