The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 2 4 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 63 53 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 24.32% 21.03% 10.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.38% 25.60% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 9
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £412
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year -0.59% +16.95%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 222 207 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 85.71% 82.14% 79.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 161 98
Median daily rate £455 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.63% +2.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £30.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% -11.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £14.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £47.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Liverpool

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Liverpool

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Liverpool over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Liverpool

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Liverpool

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Liverpool region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 27 (29.35%) JavaScript
1 27 (29.35%) Scrum
1 27 (29.35%) TDD
2 25 (27.17%) Java
3 24 (26.09%) .NET
4 23 (25.00%) HTML
4 23 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (22.83%) CSS
6 20 (21.74%) Oracle
7 17 (18.48%) DevOps
8 16 (17.39%) Linux
8 16 (17.39%) Project Management
9 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (16.30%) Open Source
10 14 (15.22%) MVC
10 14 (15.22%) ASP.NET
10 14 (15.22%) C#
11 13 (14.13%) Finance
11 13 (14.13%) AngularJS
11 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
11 13 (14.13%) BDD
12 12 (13.04%) Waterfall
12 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
12 12 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
12 12 (13.04%) SQL
12 12 (13.04%) CRM
12 12 (13.04%) Microservices
13 11 (11.96%) API Design
13 11 (11.96%) Front End Development
13 11 (11.96%) Web Services

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 4 (4.35%) CMS
2 3 (3.26%) EPiServer
2 3 (3.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) Confluence
4 1 (1.09%) DNN
4 1 (1.09%) Immediacy CMS
4 1 (1.09%) Kentico
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.09%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
2 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.26%) MS Project
3 1 (1.09%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.09%) GitHub
2 1 (1.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) FTP
2 1 (1.09%) HTTP
2 1 (1.09%) Internet
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) MongoDB
1 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) MySQL
2 7 (7.61%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.17%) RavenDB
5 2 (2.17%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
2 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.17%) Grunt
4 2 (2.17%) gulp
5 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.09%) GitLab
5 1 (1.09%) JIRA
5 1 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.09%) Xcode
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Legal
3 2 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Games
4 1 (1.09%) Law
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (46.74%) Developer
2 16 (17.39%) .NET Developer
3 14 (15.22%) Java Developer
3 14 (15.22%) Project Manager
4 12 (13.04%) Agile Developer
4 12 (13.04%) Agile Java Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Senior Developer
6 9 (9.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (8.70%) Senior Agile Developer
7 8 (8.70%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 7 (7.61%) Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Architect
9 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Principal Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Digital Project Manager
11 4 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Lead
11 4 (4.35%) C# Developer
11 4 (4.35%) Consultant
11 4 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.09%) .NET
2 23 (25.00%) HTML
3 21 (22.83%) CSS
4 14 (15.22%) ASP.NET
5 13 (14.13%) AngularJS
6 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (11.96%) Spring
6 11 (11.96%) Web Services
7 9 (9.78%) RESTful
8 8 (8.70%) .NET Framework
9 7 (7.61%) Spring Boot
10 6 (6.52%) HTML5
11 5 (5.43%) CSS3
12 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (4.35%) J2EE
12 4 (4.35%) jQuery
12 4 (4.35%) Node.js
13 3 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (3.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.26%) Fintech
4 2 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.09%) FMCG
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Linux
2 4 (4.35%) Unix
3 3 (3.26%) Windows
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Scrum
1 27 (29.35%) TDD
2 17 (18.48%) DevOps
3 16 (17.39%) Project Management
4 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (16.30%) Open Source
5 14 (15.22%) MVC
6 13 (14.13%) BDD
7 12 (13.04%) CRM
7 12 (13.04%) Microservices
7 12 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 11 (11.96%) API Design
8 11 (11.96%) Front End Development
9 10 (10.87%) PRINCE2
10 9 (9.78%) Process Improvement
11 8 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (8.70%) Kanban
12 7 (7.61%) OOD
12 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) JavaScript
2 25 (27.17%) Java
3 14 (15.22%) C#
4 12 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (3.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.09%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) Ruby
6 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.17%) APMP
3 2 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) PMO
2 1 (1.09%) COBIT
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Ansible
1 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.74%) Oracle
3 6 (6.52%) VMware
4 4 (4.35%) Sitecore
4 4 (4.35%) Teradata
5 3 (3.26%) Siebel
6 2 (2.17%) Google
7 1 (1.09%) Alterian
7 1 (1.09%) Cognos
7 1 (1.09%) Sybase
7 1 (1.09%) Talend
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