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 23 June 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.

Agile Software Development
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 12 6
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 97 37 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 29.31% 11.11% 13.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 36.19% 13.36% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 21 28
Median daily rate £425 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £475 £683
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +17.36%  

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 268 277 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 80.97% 83.18% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 161 131
Median daily rate £425 £380 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +14 71 £440 +3.52% 12
Southport +3 7 £375 +11.11% 1
St Helens - 1 £363 - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 72 (41.62%) Scrum
2 63 (36.42%) Java
3 57 (32.95%) TDD
4 55 (31.79%) JavaScript
5 49 (28.32%) HTML
6 45 (26.01%) CSS
7 43 (24.86%) Oracle
8 40 (23.12%) BDD
8 40 (23.12%) Jenkins
9 35 (20.23%) MongoDB
10 33 (19.08%) Microservices
11 32 (18.50%) Git (software)
12 31 (17.92%) React
13 30 (17.34%) Linux
14 29 (16.76%) MySQL
14 29 (16.76%) Kanban
14 29 (16.76%) Continuous Delivery
15 28 (16.18%) Spring
16 27 (15.61%) SQL
16 27 (15.61%) DevOps
17 26 (15.03%) .NET
17 26 (15.03%) RESTful
18 25 (14.45%) Project Management
19 24 (13.87%) Open Source
20 23 (13.29%) Coaching
20 23 (13.29%) Greenfield Project
21 22 (12.72%) Waterfall
21 22 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
22 21 (12.14%) MVC
22 21 (12.14%) Microsoft

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 6 (3.47%) Oracle Service Bus
1 6 (3.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.31%) Confluence
2 4 (2.31%) Drupal
3 3 (1.73%) CMS
3 3 (1.73%) ColdFusion
4 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.16%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.16%) JBoss
4 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.58%) IIS
5 1 (0.58%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.58%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (8.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.31%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (1.73%) GitHub
4 2 (1.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.58%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.58%) Datadog
5 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.31%) Internet
2 2 (1.16%) FTP
3 1 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.23%) MongoDB
2 29 (16.76%) MySQL
3 19 (10.98%) Oracle Database
4 15 (8.67%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.78%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.89%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.16%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.58%) Redis
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (23.12%) Jenkins
2 32 (18.50%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.36%) Selenium
4 10 (5.78%) JIRA
5 8 (4.62%) gulp
6 7 (4.05%) Mocha
7 6 (3.47%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.47%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.31%) ERwin
8 4 (2.31%) Subversion
8 4 (2.31%) Vagrant
8 4 (2.31%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.73%) Grunt
9 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.16%) JMeter
10 2 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.58%) MSTest
11 1 (0.58%) Xcode
General
1 10 (5.78%) Finance
2 3 (1.73%) Advertising
2 3 (1.73%) Marketing
2 3 (1.73%) Retail
3 2 (1.16%) Games
3 2 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (0.58%) Electronics
4 1 (0.58%) Law
4 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Russian Language
4 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (47.98%) Developer
2 33 (19.08%) Java Developer
3 23 (13.29%) Senior Developer
4 22 (12.72%) Senior Java Developer
5 21 (12.14%) Analyst
6 20 (11.56%) Agile Developer
6 20 (11.56%) Agile Java Developer
6 20 (11.56%) Project Manager
7 17 (9.83%) Senior Agile Developer
7 17 (9.83%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 13 (7.51%) Business Analyst
9 12 (6.94%) Scrum Master
10 9 (5.20%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.62%) Consultant
11 8 (4.62%) Test Analyst
12 7 (4.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 7 (4.05%) Oracle Developer
13 6 (3.47%) Java Engineer
13 6 (3.47%) Security Consultant
14 5 (2.89%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (28.32%) HTML
2 45 (26.01%) CSS
3 31 (17.92%) React
4 28 (16.18%) Spring
5 26 (15.03%) .NET
5 26 (15.03%) RESTful
6 20 (11.56%) Ember.js
6 20 (11.56%) Spring Boot
7 15 (8.67%) Node.js
8 14 (8.09%) J2EE
8 14 (8.09%) XML
9 13 (7.51%) Web Services
10 9 (5.20%) .NET Framework
11 8 (4.62%) SAML
12 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET
13 6 (3.47%) AngularJS
13 6 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (3.47%) Hibernate
13 6 (3.47%) Middleware
13 6 (3.47%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.29%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.62%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.62%) User Experience
3 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.73%) FMCG
6 2 (1.16%) Fintech
6 2 (1.16%) PlayStation
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.34%) Linux
2 8 (4.62%) Unix
3 7 (4.05%) Android
4 6 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.73%) Windows
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (41.62%) Scrum
2 57 (32.95%) TDD
3 40 (23.12%) BDD
4 33 (19.08%) Microservices
5 29 (16.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 29 (16.76%) Kanban
6 27 (15.61%) DevOps
7 25 (14.45%) Project Management
8 24 (13.87%) Open Source
9 23 (13.29%) Coaching
10 22 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (12.72%) Waterfall
11 21 (12.14%) MVC
12 16 (9.25%) Front End Development
13 14 (8.09%) CRM
14 13 (7.51%) PRINCE2
14 13 (7.51%) Web Development
15 12 (6.94%) OOD
16 11 (6.36%) SOA
17 10 (5.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (36.42%) Java
2 55 (31.79%) JavaScript
3 27 (15.61%) SQL
4 16 (9.25%) C#
5 5 (2.89%) Apple Swift
5 5 (2.89%) ECMAScript
5 5 (2.89%) ES6
6 4 (2.31%) PHP
6 4 (2.31%) Python
7 3 (1.73%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.16%) PHP 5
8 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 8 (4.62%) SC Cleared
1 8 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.47%) CESG Certified Professional
2 6 (3.47%) CISM
2 6 (3.47%) CISSP
2 6 (3.47%) CLAS
3 4 (2.31%) OCPJP
4 3 (1.73%) ISEB
4 3 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.16%) APMP
6 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.58%) Degree
6 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.05%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.47%) GDPR
2 6 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) PMO
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (3.47%) Docker
2 3 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.89%) Ansible
2 3 (1.73%) Puppet
3 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (24.86%) Oracle
2 21 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.47%) VMware
4 5 (2.89%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.73%) HP
5 3 (1.73%) SAP
5 3 (1.73%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.16%) Adobe
6 2 (1.16%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.16%) Talend
7 1 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.58%) Cognos
7 1 (0.58%) Sybase
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