Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 85 76 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.45% 12.71% 12.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.83% 16.24% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 49 50
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +25.93%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £299
90th Percentile £568 £539 £676
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £30.19
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.83% +8.13% +17.65%

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 408 468 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 83.78% 78.26% 79.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 290 312
Merseyside median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £249 £183
90th Percentile £538 £513 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.21 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £19.75 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +4 61 £400 - 17
Southport +8 6 £369 +5.36% 1
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 39 (45.88%) Scrum
2 34 (40.00%) Java
3 31 (36.47%) JavaScript
4 27 (31.76%) TDD
5 23 (27.06%) CSS
5 23 (27.06%) BDD
6 22 (25.88%) Test Automation
7 21 (24.71%) Kanban
7 21 (24.71%) HTML
8 20 (23.53%) Git (software)
9 19 (22.35%) MongoDB
10 17 (20.00%) React
11 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
11 16 (18.82%) Selenium
12 14 (16.47%) NoSQL
12 14 (16.47%) JSON
12 14 (16.47%) MySQL
13 13 (15.29%) Oracle
13 13 (15.29%) SQL
13 13 (15.29%) Linux
13 13 (15.29%) Spring
14 12 (14.12%) Microservices
14 12 (14.12%) Front End Development
15 11 (12.94%) Spring Boot
15 11 (12.94%) C#
15 11 (12.94%) Mocha
15 11 (12.94%) Cucumber
15 11 (12.94%) RESTful
16 10 (11.76%) Open Source
16 10 (11.76%) Node.js

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 (7.06%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.71%) Confluence
2 4 (4.71%) JBoss
3 3 (3.53%) CMS
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.53%) SAS
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.35%) IIS
5 1 (1.18%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.24%) GitHub
3 4 (4.71%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (4.71%) Serverless
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (2.35%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) 802.15
1 1 (1.18%) DNS
1 1 (1.18%) IPv6
1 1 (1.18%) RFID
1 1 (1.18%) Skype
1 1 (1.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.35%) MongoDB
2 14 (16.47%) MySQL
2 14 (16.47%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.41%) Redis
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.53%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.35%) Big Data
7 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
2 16 (18.82%) Selenium
3 11 (12.94%) Cucumber
3 11 (12.94%) Mocha
4 9 (10.59%) JIRA
5 7 (8.24%) gulp
6 5 (5.88%) Grunt
6 5 (5.88%) webpack
7 4 (4.71%) Babel
7 4 (4.71%) Mercurial
8 3 (3.53%) Liquibase
8 3 (3.53%) Subversion
8 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.35%) ERwin
9 2 (2.35%) GitLab
9 2 (2.35%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (4.71%) Finance
1 4 (4.71%) Retail
2 3 (3.53%) Banking
2 3 (3.53%) Games
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Publishing
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (56.47%) Developer
2 19 (22.35%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.94%) Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (9.41%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.71%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.71%) DBA
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Agile Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 3 (3.53%) DevOps Specialist
9 3 (3.53%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (2.35%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.06%) CSS
2 21 (24.71%) HTML
3 17 (20.00%) React
4 14 (16.47%) JSON
5 13 (15.29%) Spring
6 11 (12.94%) RESTful
6 11 (12.94%) Spring Boot
7 10 (11.76%) .NET
7 10 (11.76%) Node.js
8 9 (10.59%) Web Services
9 8 (9.41%) REST
10 7 (8.24%) Ember.js
11 6 (7.06%) Dropwizard
11 6 (7.06%) Jest
11 6 (7.06%) Redux
12 5 (5.88%) .NET Framework
12 5 (5.88%) AngularJS
12 5 (5.88%) Chai
12 5 (5.88%) jQuery
12 5 (5.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) User Experience
3 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.53%) Robotics
4 2 (2.35%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Linux
2 5 (5.88%) Unix
3 3 (3.53%) Windows
4 2 (2.35%) Android
4 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.88%) Scrum
2 27 (31.76%) TDD
3 23 (27.06%) BDD
4 22 (25.88%) Test Automation
5 21 (24.71%) Kanban
6 12 (14.12%) Front End Development
6 12 (14.12%) Microservices
7 10 (11.76%) MVC
7 10 (11.76%) Open Source
8 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
9 8 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (8.24%) Pair Programming
10 7 (8.24%) SDLC
10 7 (8.24%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.06%) SOA
11 6 (7.06%) Web Development
12 5 (5.88%) Analytics
12 5 (5.88%) Coaching
12 5 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.00%) Java
2 31 (36.47%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.29%) SQL
4 11 (12.94%) C#
5 10 (11.76%) ES6
6 6 (7.06%) ECMAScript
7 3 (3.53%) Python
8 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.35%) F#
8 2 (2.35%) PHP
8 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.35%) VBScript
9 1 (1.18%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.18%) R
9 1 (1.18%) Ruby
9 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) ISEB
3 2 (2.35%) OCPJP
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Ansible
2 3 (3.53%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Oracle
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.71%) MuleSoft
3 3 (3.53%) Blue Prism
4 2 (2.35%) Google
4 2 (2.35%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.18%) Adobe
5 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.18%) Cognos
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) Tableau