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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
North West / Merseyside
Rank 2 5 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 73 61 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 22.88% 18.05% 7.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.04% 22.34% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 50 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 £315 £348 £412
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £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 £42.50 £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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 270 273 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.64% 80.77% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 182 126
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 +2 60 £475 +5.55% 17
Southport -5 2 £290 -17.14% 1
Wirral +2 1 £301 +33.55% 1
Bootle 0 1 £465 -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 32 (28.32%) Scrum
2 31 (27.43%) Java
3 30 (26.55%) JavaScript
3 30 (26.55%) TDD
4 29 (25.66%) .NET
5 26 (23.01%) Oracle
6 24 (21.24%) HTML
6 24 (21.24%) Microsoft
7 21 (18.58%) CSS
8 19 (16.81%) Project Management
9 18 (15.93%) MVC
9 18 (15.93%) C#
9 18 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (15.93%) DevOps
10 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET
11 16 (14.16%) Linux
12 15 (13.27%) SQL
12 15 (13.27%) Open Source
13 14 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (12.39%) Finance
13 14 (12.39%) Jenkins
14 13 (11.50%) CRM
14 13 (11.50%) BDD
14 13 (11.50%) AngularJS
14 13 (11.50%) Dynamics CRM
15 12 (10.62%) Git (software)
15 12 (10.62%) Waterfall
15 12 (10.62%) Web Services
15 12 (10.62%) Spring
15 12 (10.62%) Microservices

Agile Software Development
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 5 (4.42%) Oracle Service Bus
1 5 (4.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.54%) CMS
3 3 (2.65%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) DNN
5 1 (0.88%) Immediacy CMS
5 1 (0.88%) Kentico
5 1 (0.88%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
2 3 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (11.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.88%) GitHub
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) FTP
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) MongoDB
1 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.19%) MySQL
2 7 (6.19%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.77%) RavenDB
6 2 (1.77%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.62%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.77%) Grunt
4 2 (1.77%) gulp
5 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.88%) GitLab
5 1 (0.88%) JIRA
5 1 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 14 (12.39%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Legal
3 2 (1.77%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Law
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (47.79%) Developer
2 19 (16.81%) .NET Developer
3 17 (15.04%) Java Developer
4 16 (14.16%) Project Manager
5 12 (10.62%) Agile Developer
5 12 (10.62%) Agile Java Developer
6 10 (8.85%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.96%) Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) Architect
7 9 (7.96%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (7.08%) Business Analyst
8 8 (7.08%) Senior Agile Developer
8 8 (7.08%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Principal Developer
10 5 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Digital Project Manager
10 5 (4.42%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence Lead
11 4 (3.54%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.66%) .NET
2 24 (21.24%) HTML
3 21 (18.58%) CSS
4 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET
5 14 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (11.50%) AngularJS
7 12 (10.62%) Spring
7 12 (10.62%) Web Services
8 10 (8.85%) .NET Framework
9 9 (7.96%) RESTful
10 7 (6.19%) Spring Boot
11 6 (5.31%) HTML5
11 6 (5.31%) jQuery
11 6 (5.31%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (4.42%) CSS3
12 5 (4.42%) J2EE
12 5 (4.42%) Middleware
13 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (3.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) Fintech
3 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) FMCG
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Linux
2 4 (3.54%) Unix
3 3 (2.65%) Windows
4 2 (1.77%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.32%) Scrum
2 30 (26.55%) TDD
3 19 (16.81%) Project Management
4 18 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (15.93%) DevOps
4 18 (15.93%) MVC
5 15 (13.27%) Open Source
6 13 (11.50%) BDD
6 13 (11.50%) CRM
7 12 (10.62%) Microservices
7 12 (10.62%) Waterfall
8 11 (9.73%) API Design
8 11 (9.73%) Front End Development
9 10 (8.85%) PRINCE2
10 9 (7.96%) Process Improvement
10 9 (7.96%) SDLC
11 8 (7.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (7.08%) Kanban
12 7 (6.19%) OOD
12 7 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.43%) Java
2 30 (26.55%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.93%) C#
4 15 (13.27%) SQL
5 4 (3.54%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.77%) Scala
8 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.88%) Ruby
8 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.77%) APMP
3 2 (1.77%) ISEB
4 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) PMO
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Ansible
1 2 (1.77%) Puppet
2 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) Oracle
2 24 (21.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.31%) VMware
4 4 (3.54%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.54%) Teradata
5 3 (2.65%) Siebel
6 2 (1.77%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) Alterian
7 1 (0.88%) Cognos
7 1 (0.88%) Sybase
7 1 (0.88%) Talend
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