The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Merseyside region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 30 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.38% 0.86% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 0.92% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £388 - £142
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
Software 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
277 327 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.22% 93.43% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 157 156
Median daily rate £373 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £198 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 16
Median hourly rate £22.85 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.30% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £40.00 £162.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Merseyside region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Merseyside region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Merseyside region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +9 4 £225 - 1
Southport - 2 £388 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) MVC
3 8 (72.73%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) XML
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (45.45%) Web Services
5 5 (45.45%) JSON
5 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
5 5 (45.45%) Oracle
5 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 4 (36.36%) HTML
7 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (27.27%) XSD
7 3 (27.27%) Unix
7 3 (27.27%) Windows
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) SAML
7 3 (27.27%) MySQL
7 3 (27.27%) IIS
7 3 (27.27%) MS Office
7 3 (27.27%) CSS
7 3 (27.27%) SOAP
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
7 3 (27.27%) Scrum
7 3 (27.27%) Degree

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) DB2
4 1 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) NuGet
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) JSON
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Autofac
5 3 (27.27%) CSS
5 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) REST
5 3 (27.27%) SAML
5 3 (27.27%) SOAP
5 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 3 (27.27%) XSD
6 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (18.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) MVC
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) OWASP
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase