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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 9 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 40 37 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.44% 18.05% 26.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.05% 20.22% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 16
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£338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £340 £363
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
332 183 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.68% 89.27% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 109 90
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £78 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% +48.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £70.00 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -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 31 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 31 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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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 -4 31 £358 +19.16% 38
Birkenhead - 2 £225 - 6
Prescot - - - - 1
St Helens - - - - 1
Wirral - - - - 4
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 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 (30.12%) SQL
1 25 (30.12%) Cognos
2 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
3 22 (26.51%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (25.30%) XML
5 18 (21.69%) Java
6 17 (20.48%) Web Services
6 17 (20.48%) Finance
6 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
7 16 (19.28%) SC Cleared
8 15 (18.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (18.07%) Oracle
9 14 (16.87%) HTML
9 14 (16.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
10 13 (15.66%) OO
11 12 (14.46%) HTTP
12 11 (13.25%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (13.25%) OOP
12 11 (13.25%) C#
12 11 (13.25%) .NET
12 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
12 11 (13.25%) REST
13 10 (12.05%) Cognos Report Studio
13 10 (12.05%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 10 (12.05%) WCF
13 10 (12.05%) IIS
13 10 (12.05%) CSS
13 10 (12.05%) T-SQL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 10 (12.05%) IIS
1 10 (12.05%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (9.64%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.61%) Node.js
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.20%) SAS
5 1 (1.20%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.20%) CMS
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.20%) WordPress
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (16.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (4.82%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.41%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (13.25%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (12.05%) Cognos Report Studio
4 10 (12.05%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (9.64%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 6 (7.23%) Cognos Event Studio
7 6 (7.23%) Cognos Transformer
7 6 (7.23%) Cognos Query Studio
7 6 (7.23%) MySQL
8 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (4.82%) ActiveReports
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.41%) Cognos Powerplay
9 2 (2.41%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.61%) Xcode
4 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.41%) Appium
5 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) YouTrack
5 1 (1.20%) Subversion
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
5 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.20%) Ant
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.20%) ERwin
General
1 17 (20.48%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) XML
2 17 (20.48%) Web Services
3 14 (16.87%) HTML
4 11 (13.25%) .NET
4 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
4 11 (13.25%) REST
5 10 (12.05%) CSS
5 10 (12.05%) WCF
6 9 (10.84%) jQuery
7 8 (9.64%) MSMQ
8 7 (8.43%) Spring
9 6 (7.23%) CSS3
9 6 (7.23%) HTML5
10 4 (4.82%) Middleware
10 4 (4.82%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.82%) JSON
10 4 (4.82%) SOAP
10 4 (4.82%) J2EE
11 3 (3.61%) EJB
11 3 (3.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) NHS
1 3 (3.61%) Animation
2 2 (2.41%) Online Banking
2 2 (2.41%) Open Source
3 1 (1.20%) iPad
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.20%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.20%) Informatics
3 1 (1.20%) iPhone
3 1 (1.20%) W3C
3 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.20%) DTV
3 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Windows
2 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (7.23%) UNIX
4 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.61%) Linux
5 3 (3.61%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.66%) OO
4 11 (13.25%) OOP
5 9 (10.84%) SOA
5 9 (10.84%) Web Application Development
6 8 (9.64%) Release Management
7 5 (6.02%) TDD
7 5 (6.02%) ETL
7 5 (6.02%) MVC
8 3 (3.61%) Migration
8 3 (3.61%) UML
8 3 (3.61%) Data Analysis
8 3 (3.61%) Automated Testing
8 3 (3.61%) Unit Testing
8 3 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.61%) Data Architecture
8 3 (3.61%) BDD
8 3 (3.61%) iOS Development
9 2 (2.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) SQL
2 18 (21.69%) Java
3 11 (13.25%) C#
4 10 (12.05%) T-SQL
4 10 (12.05%) XQuery
5 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.84%) XPath
6 8 (9.64%) PL/SQL
7 7 (8.43%) PHP
8 3 (3.61%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.61%) Ruby
9 2 (2.41%) Perl
10 1 (1.20%) C
10 1 (1.20%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.28%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) Cognos
2 15 (18.07%) Oracle
3 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.64%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.61%) Apple
5 3 (3.61%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) Perforce
7 1 (1.20%) Teradata
7 1 (1.20%) Zend
7 1 (1.20%) Informatica
7 1 (1.20%) Sybase
7 1 (1.20%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.20%) CODA
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