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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 6 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 36 27 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.43% 14.14% 31.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.92% 15.52% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 19
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£388 £294 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% +6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £253 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £327 £355
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 £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
302 174 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 87.54% 91.10% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 104 73
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £219 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £14.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +26.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +1 30 £400 +33.33% 42
St Helens - - - - 2
Wirral - - - - 3
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 24 (28.24%) SQL
2 24 (28.24%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (27.06%) XML
4 22 (25.88%) Cognos
5 20 (23.53%) Java
6 18 (21.18%) HTML
6 18 (21.18%) Oracle
7 17 (20.00%) Finance
7 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
8 16 (18.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (18.82%) Web Services
9 14 (16.47%) .NET
9 14 (16.47%) C#
9 14 (16.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
10 13 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
11 12 (14.12%) OO
11 12 (14.12%) CSS
12 11 (12.94%) IIS
12 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
12 11 (12.94%) XQuery
12 11 (12.94%) HTTP
12 11 (12.94%) jQuery
12 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (12.94%) REST
13 10 (11.76%) SOA

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (12.94%) IIS
2 10 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (9.41%) MQSeries
4 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.71%) Umbraco
6 3 (3.53%) CMS
6 3 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (3.53%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (2.35%) Node.js
7 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.18%) OpenEdge
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (4.71%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.35%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) Intranet
2 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (18.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (8.24%) Cognos Report Studio
5 7 (8.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Cognos Query Studio
6 6 (7.06%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (5.88%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (4.71%) MySQL
9 3 (3.53%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.53%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (3.53%) Cognos Event Studio
9 3 (3.53%) Cognos Transformer
10 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.24%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.35%) Appium
3 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.35%) Xcode
3 2 (2.35%) Ant
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.18%) YouTrack
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.06%) XML
2 18 (21.18%) HTML
3 16 (18.82%) Web Services
4 14 (16.47%) .NET
5 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
6 12 (14.12%) CSS
7 11 (12.94%) jQuery
7 11 (12.94%) REST
8 9 (10.59%) WCF
8 9 (10.59%) HTML5
9 8 (9.41%) MSMQ
10 7 (8.24%) Spring
10 7 (8.24%) CSS3
11 6 (7.06%) SOAP
12 4 (4.71%) Hibernate
12 4 (4.71%) J2EE
12 4 (4.71%) XSLT
12 4 (4.71%) WSDL
12 4 (4.71%) Middleware
13 3 (3.53%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) NHS
2 2 (2.35%) Open Source
2 2 (2.35%) Animation
2 2 (2.35%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.18%) DTV
3 1 (1.18%) W3C
3 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.18%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.24%) UNIX
4 3 (3.53%) Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.35%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (14.12%) OO
4 10 (11.76%) SOA
4 10 (11.76%) OOP
5 9 (10.59%) Web Application Development
6 8 (9.41%) Release Management
7 6 (7.06%) ETL
8 5 (5.88%) MVC
9 3 (3.53%) Migration
9 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.53%) TDD
9 3 (3.53%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (3.53%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.35%) Android Development
10 2 (2.35%) iOS Development
10 2 (2.35%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.35%) BDD
10 2 (2.35%) Data Architecture
10 2 (2.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) SQL
2 20 (23.53%) Java
3 14 (16.47%) C#
4 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.94%) XQuery
5 9 (10.59%) XPath
6 7 (8.24%) T-SQL
6 7 (8.24%) PL/SQL
7 5 (5.88%) PHP
8 3 (3.53%) Ruby
9 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) VCP4
4 1 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Cognos
2 18 (21.18%) Oracle
3 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.41%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.53%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.35%) Twitter
6 2 (2.35%) Google
6 2 (2.35%) Perforce
6 2 (2.35%) SAP
6 2 (2.35%) Apple
7 1 (1.18%) CODA
7 1 (1.18%) Sybase
7 1 (1.18%) Zend
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