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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
North West / Merseyside
Rank 38 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.96% 1.24% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £208 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.59
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.39%

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
298 305 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 95.51% 94.72% 90.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 186 141
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £162.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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
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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -7 2 £208 - 2
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (70.00%) MVC
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Data Management
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (20.00%) CSS3
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3

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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (20.00%) GIS
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) NuGet
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase