Period
to 12 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 6 months to 12 December 2019 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.

Agile Software Development
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 92 91 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.23% 17.98% 17.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.53% 22.09% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 59
Merseyside median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £359 £319 £313
90th Percentile £598 £530 £600
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £48.00 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +47.69% -23.53% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 471 412 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 83.07% 81.42% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 265 248
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.31% +6.33%
10th Percentile £243 £258 £254
90th Percentile £575 £580 £552
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 13
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.00 £14.06 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.84% +8.12% -40.91%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.20 £10.63
90th Percentile £24.20 £25.34 £18.87
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -18.52% +22.73%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Merseyside

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Merseyside

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Merseyside over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Merseyside

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Merseyside

Agile Software Development
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 Agile Software Development within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool 0 80 £500 +11.11% 24
Wirral 0 1 - - 1
Bootle -3 1 - -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 34 (36.96%) DevOps
2 26 (28.26%) AWS
3 25 (27.17%) Java
3 25 (27.17%) TDD
4 22 (23.91%) Azure
5 20 (21.74%) Microservices
6 19 (20.65%) RESTful
6 19 (20.65%) Scrum
7 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
7 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
8 17 (18.48%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (17.39%) Project Management
10 15 (16.30%) Finance
11 14 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (15.22%) Waterfall
12 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
12 13 (14.13%) Git (software)
12 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
13 12 (13.04%) Change Management
13 12 (13.04%) Windows
14 11 (11.96%) Linux
14 11 (11.96%) C#
14 11 (11.96%) .NET
14 11 (11.96%) SAP
14 11 (11.96%) Maven
14 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (11.96%) Public Sector
15 10 (10.87%) Spring Boot
15 10 (10.87%) SDLC
15 10 (10.87%) Java 8

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring 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 7 (7.61%) Confluence
2 6 (6.52%) Anypoint
3 5 (5.43%) Mule
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.26%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.26%) CMS
6 2 (2.17%) Apache
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.09%) IIS
7 1 (1.09%) JBoss
7 1 (1.09%) SilverStripe
7 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.09%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Magento
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.09%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.26%) AWS
2 22 (23.91%) Azure
3 8 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (6.52%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (4.35%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.35%) Office 365
5 4 (4.35%) PaaS
5 4 (4.35%) Serverless
6 3 (3.26%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (3.26%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.26%) CloudFront
6 3 (3.26%) GCP
7 2 (2.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (2.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (1.09%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.09%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) DNS
1 1 (1.09%) Firewall
1 1 (1.09%) HTTP
1 1 (1.09%) Internet
1 1 (1.09%) Intranet
1 1 (1.09%) Network Security
1 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.09%) Endeca
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) Power BI
5 1 (1.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.96%) Maven
3 9 (9.78%) JIRA
4 7 (7.61%) JUnit
4 7 (7.61%) Subversion
5 6 (6.52%) Bitbucket Server
5 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.17%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.17%) Xcode
8 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.09%) NUnit
8 1 (1.09%) Postman
8 1 (1.09%) Selenium
8 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (16.30%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (40.22%) Developer
2 18 (19.57%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.96%) AWS Developer
3 11 (11.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.70%) Release Manager
6 7 (7.61%) Architect
7 6 (6.52%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.52%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) MuleSoft Architect
8 5 (5.43%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (5.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) E-Commerce Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Java Scala Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Scala Developer
9 4 (4.35%) ICT Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.65%) RESTful
2 11 (11.96%) .NET
3 10 (10.87%) Hibernate
3 10 (10.87%) Spring
3 10 (10.87%) Spring Boot
4 7 (7.61%) .NET Core
4 7 (7.61%) REST
5 6 (6.52%) CSS
5 6 (6.52%) HTML
6 5 (5.43%) Middleware
7 4 (4.35%) jQuery
7 4 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (4.35%) Web Services
8 3 (3.26%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.26%) CSS3
8 3 (3.26%) HTML5
8 3 (3.26%) Kafka
8 3 (3.26%) React
8 3 (3.26%) SOAP
9 2 (2.17%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.48%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.61%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.52%) Public Cloud
3 6 (6.52%) User Experience
4 4 (4.35%) e-Learning
5 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) SCADA
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.04%) Windows
2 11 (11.96%) Linux
3 7 (7.61%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.52%) Android
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
5 1 (1.09%) Unix
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.96%) DevOps
2 25 (27.17%) TDD
3 20 (21.74%) Microservices
4 19 (20.65%) Scrum
5 16 (17.39%) Project Management
6 14 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (15.22%) Waterfall
7 12 (13.04%) Change Management
8 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (10.87%) SDLC
10 9 (9.78%) Agile Project Management
10 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
10 9 (9.78%) Kanban
10 9 (9.78%) OOP
11 8 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.61%) BDD
12 7 (7.61%) ERP
12 7 (7.61%) High Availability
12 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (6.52%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) Java
2 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.96%) C#
4 10 (10.87%) Java 8
5 8 (8.70%) Python
6 7 (7.61%) Apple Swift
7 6 (6.52%) Kotlin
7 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
8 5 (5.43%) Scala
8 5 (5.43%) SQL
9 4 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.17%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.17%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.09%) PHP
11 1 (1.09%) Ruby
11 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
1 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) AWS Certification
2 3 (3.26%) PMP
3 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.17%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.35%) Ansible
3 4 (4.35%) SCCM
3 4 (4.35%) Terraform
4 3 (3.26%) Puppet
5 2 (2.17%) Packer
5 2 (2.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.96%) SAP
3 9 (9.78%) Oracle
4 6 (6.52%) MuleSoft
5 4 (4.35%) Google
5 4 (4.35%) Virgin Media
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 3 (3.26%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (3.26%) Informatica
7 2 (2.17%) Apple
7 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.09%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.09%) FatWire