The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 50 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.18% 21.84% 18.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.59% 22.84% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 28
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £192 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £365 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
169 197 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.48% 95.63% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 107 116
Average daily rate £315 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.42 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -43.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £100.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Developer
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 41 £304 -6.46% 43
St Helens - 2 £265 - 1
Wirral +2 1 - - 3
Southport - 1 - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 4
Prescot - - - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 39 (47.56%) .NET
2 34 (41.46%) C#
2 34 (41.46%) SQL
3 28 (34.15%) JavaScript
4 24 (29.27%) ASP.NET
5 22 (26.83%) HTML
6 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
7 19 (23.17%) CSS
8 17 (20.73%) jQuery
9 16 (19.51%) WPF
10 15 (18.29%) Java
10 15 (18.29%) TDD
11 14 (17.07%) Oracle
12 13 (15.85%) MVC
13 12 (14.63%) WinForms
14 11 (13.41%) VB.NET
14 11 (13.41%) .NET Framework
14 11 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (12.20%) Scrum
16 9 (10.98%) Sybase
16 9 (10.98%) PHP
16 9 (10.98%) PL/SQL
16 9 (10.98%) Web Services
16 9 (10.98%) Windows
16 9 (10.98%) HTML5
16 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (10.98%) Spring
17 8 (9.76%) WCF
17 8 (9.76%) OO

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.66%) Drupal
3 2 (2.44%) JCAPS
3 2 (2.44%) WordPress
3 2 (2.44%) IIS
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.22%) AquaLogic
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Magento
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.54%) MySQL
3 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.66%) MS Access
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.44%) DTS
7 2 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (2.44%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.22%) DB2
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.66%) NMock
4 2 (2.44%) YouTrack
4 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.44%) Toad
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.22%) Xcode
5 1 (1.22%) Ant
5 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.22%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) JIRA
5 1 (1.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.22%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (2.44%) Finance
1 2 (2.44%) Banking
1 2 (2.44%) Retail
2 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (47.56%) .NET
2 24 (29.27%) ASP.NET
3 22 (26.83%) HTML
4 19 (23.17%) CSS
5 17 (20.73%) jQuery
6 16 (19.51%) WPF
7 12 (14.63%) WinForms
8 11 (13.41%) .NET Framework
9 9 (10.98%) Web Services
9 9 (10.98%) HTML5
9 9 (10.98%) Spring
10 8 (9.76%) WCF
10 8 (9.76%) Hibernate
11 7 (8.54%) J2EE
11 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (7.32%) Ajax
13 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (4.88%) CSS3
14 4 (4.88%) Spring MVC
14 4 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) NHS
2 4 (4.88%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.44%) Open Source
3 2 (2.44%) iPad
3 2 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.44%) iPhone
3 2 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.22%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.10%) UNIX
4 4 (4.88%) Android
5 2 (2.44%) Linux
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) TDD
2 13 (15.85%) MVC
3 10 (12.20%) Scrum
4 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.76%) OO
6 5 (6.10%) Workflow
6 5 (6.10%) CRM
6 5 (6.10%) iOS Development
7 4 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.88%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.88%) OOP
8 3 (3.66%) Project Management
8 3 (3.66%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (3.66%) OOD
8 3 (3.66%) SOA
8 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.66%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.66%) Android Development
8 3 (3.66%) BDD
8 3 (3.66%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.46%) C#
1 34 (41.46%) SQL
2 28 (34.15%) JavaScript
3 15 (18.29%) Java
4 11 (13.41%) VB.NET
5 9 (10.98%) PHP
5 9 (10.98%) PL/SQL
6 8 (9.76%) T-SQL
7 7 (8.54%) C++
8 4 (4.88%) VB
8 4 (4.88%) VBA
9 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.66%) Scala
10 2 (2.44%) VB6
10 2 (2.44%) C
10 2 (2.44%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.44%) XAML
10 2 (2.44%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.22%) JCL
11 1 (1.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) Degree
1 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) HL7
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) Oracle
2 9 (10.98%) Sybase
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.88%) Telerik
5 3 (3.66%) Apple
5 3 (3.66%) Zend
5 3 (3.66%) Typemock
6 2 (2.44%) CommVault
6 2 (2.44%) Adobe
7 1 (1.22%) Open Text
7 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.22%) SAP
7 1 (1.22%) Cognos
7 1 (1.22%) BEA
7 1 (1.22%) Google
7 1 (1.22%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.22%) WSO2
Merseyside
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ADB MultiQuote Ltd
Rate: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ADB MultiQuote Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago