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 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 63 53 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.71% 21.54% 27.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.64% 23.66% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £227 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £363 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
220 224 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 89.80% 91.06% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 131 86
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £22.60 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +3 59 £331 +5.15% 48
Prescot - - - -
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - - 1
Wirral - - - - 5
Birkenhead - - - - 3
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 50 (46.30%) HTML
2 45 (41.67%) .NET
3 39 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 38 (35.19%) C#
5 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
6 29 (26.85%) CSS
7 28 (25.93%) Java
8 27 (25.00%) SQL
9 24 (22.22%) Oracle
9 24 (22.22%) jQuery
10 19 (17.59%) HTML5
10 19 (17.59%) ASP.NET
11 16 (14.81%) Web Services
11 16 (14.81%) Spring
12 14 (12.96%) Web Development
12 14 (12.96%) MySQL
12 14 (12.96%) PHP
12 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
13 13 (12.04%) Hibernate
13 13 (12.04%) XML
14 12 (11.11%) PL/SQL
14 12 (11.11%) TDD
15 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (10.19%) Finance
16 10 (9.26%) Scrum
16 10 (9.26%) EJB
16 10 (9.26%) Umbraco
16 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
16 10 (9.26%) Degree
16 10 (9.26%) WPF

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (9.26%) Umbraco
2 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.85%) Apache
3 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.85%) CMS
3 2 (1.85%) AquaLogic
3 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.93%) WordPress
4 1 (0.93%) JCAPS
4 1 (0.93%) Drupal
4 1 (0.93%) CICS
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Photoshop
1 6 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.93%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Magento
3 1 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.96%) MySQL
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (6.48%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.85%) DTS
8 2 (1.85%) OLAP
8 2 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.85%) Siebel EIM
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.85%) Ant
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.93%) NUnit
6 1 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
3 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Games
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (46.30%) HTML
2 45 (41.67%) .NET
3 29 (26.85%) CSS
4 24 (22.22%) jQuery
5 19 (17.59%) HTML5
5 19 (17.59%) ASP.NET
6 16 (14.81%) Web Services
6 16 (14.81%) Spring
7 13 (12.04%) Hibernate
7 13 (12.04%) XML
8 10 (9.26%) EJB
8 10 (9.26%) WPF
9 9 (8.33%) J2EE
10 8 (7.41%) EJB 3.0
11 7 (6.48%) .NET Framework
11 7 (6.48%) JSF
11 7 (6.48%) Swing
11 7 (6.48%) XSLT
12 6 (5.56%) WinForms
13 4 (3.70%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) NHS
2 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
2 2 (1.85%) Open Source
2 2 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (1.85%) iPhone
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.93%) VSAM
3 1 (0.93%) Clustering
3 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.56%) UNIX
2 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.93%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.96%) Web Development
2 12 (11.11%) TDD
3 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.26%) Scrum
4 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
5 7 (6.48%) Web Design
6 6 (5.56%) MVC
6 6 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (4.63%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.70%) SOA
8 4 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (3.70%) OO
8 4 (3.70%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.70%) BDD
9 3 (2.78%) MVVM
9 3 (2.78%) iOS Development
9 3 (2.78%) Migration
9 3 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.11%) JavaScript
2 38 (35.19%) C#
3 28 (25.93%) Java
4 27 (25.00%) SQL
5 14 (12.96%) PHP
6 12 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 9 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 6 (5.56%) VB
9 5 (4.63%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.70%) Scala
11 3 (2.78%) PHP5
11 3 (2.78%) C++
12 2 (1.85%) COBOL
12 2 (1.85%) C
12 2 (1.85%) VBA
12 2 (1.85%) XQuery
12 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.85%) XAML
12 2 (1.85%) VB6
13 1 (0.93%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 24 (22.22%) Oracle
2 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.33%) Sybase
4 7 (6.48%) TIBCO
5 6 (5.56%) Adobe
5 6 (5.56%) Orchard
6 4 (3.70%) Siebel
7 3 (2.78%) Zend
7 3 (2.78%) Telerik
8 2 (1.85%) Cognos
8 2 (1.85%) Informatica
8 2 (1.85%) BEA
8 2 (1.85%) Greenplum
8 2 (1.85%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.93%) Open Text
9 1 (0.93%) Teradata
9 1 (0.93%) CommVault
9 1 (0.93%) Apple
9 1 (0.93%) IBM
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