Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 90 89 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 18.60% 18.09% 12.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.78% 21.34% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 64 49
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £322 £313
90th Percentile £525 £553 £539
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £39.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year -16.67% -9.83% +8.13%

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 395 417 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 81.61% 84.76% 80.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 259 300
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £258 £255 £249
90th Percentile £588 £538 £521
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.06 £13.00 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.12% -42.02% +28.13%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.80 £20.18 £30.76
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.08%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 71 £450 +12.50% 37
Bootle - 15 £475 - 1
Prescot - 2 £575 - 1
Wirral - 2 - - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 35 (38.89%) Java
2 25 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 23 (25.56%) Web Services
4 22 (24.44%) Test Automation
4 22 (24.44%) RESTful
5 21 (23.33%) CSS
5 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 20 (22.22%) HTML
6 20 (22.22%) .NET
6 20 (22.22%) Scrum
7 19 (21.11%) Finance
7 19 (21.11%) C#
7 19 (21.11%) CRM
7 19 (21.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 17 (18.89%) Spring
8 17 (18.89%) Case Management
8 17 (18.89%) Dynamics 365
9 16 (17.78%) .NET Framework
9 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (17.78%) SQL
9 16 (17.78%) TDD
10 15 (16.67%) Workflow
10 15 (16.67%) Selenium
10 15 (16.67%) User Experience
11 13 (14.44%) Microservices
11 13 (14.44%) Front End Development
11 13 (14.44%) QA
11 13 (14.44%) BDD
11 13 (14.44%) Jenkins
11 13 (14.44%) Service Management

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 (7.78%) Apache Solr
1 7 (7.78%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (6.67%) Mule
3 5 (5.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.11%) Confluence
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (21.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.11%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.89%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.67%) Apigee
4 2 (2.22%) GitHub
5 1 (1.11%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
1 2 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.78%) MySQL
2 7 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.78%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.33%) MS Access
5 2 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.11%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.11%) DB2
6 1 (1.11%) Informix
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.11%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Selenium
2 13 (14.44%) Jenkins
3 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.00%) JMeter
6 7 (7.78%) Mercurial
7 6 (6.67%) Eclipse
7 6 (6.67%) Maven
7 6 (6.67%) NeoLoad
7 6 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.56%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.44%) JIRA
9 4 (4.44%) JUnit
9 4 (4.44%) NUnit
9 4 (4.44%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.33%) eggPlant
11 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (1.11%) Appium
12 1 (1.11%) Ranorex
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Banking
2 9 (10.00%) Retail
3 6 (6.67%) Law
4 2 (2.22%) Front Office
4 2 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Automotive
5 1 (1.11%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Developer
2 16 (17.78%) Java Developer
3 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
3 7 (7.78%) Tester
4 6 (6.67%) Analyst
4 6 (6.67%) Architect
4 6 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 5 (5.56%) User Researcher
6 4 (4.44%) Automation Tester
6 4 (4.44%) CRM Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Lead Tester
6 4 (4.44%) Scrum Master
7 3 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (3.33%) Performance Tester
7 3 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.56%) Web Services
2 22 (24.44%) RESTful
3 21 (23.33%) CSS
4 20 (22.22%) .NET
4 20 (22.22%) HTML
5 17 (18.89%) Spring
6 16 (17.78%) .NET Framework
7 12 (13.33%) Node.js
8 10 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (11.11%) XML
9 9 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.89%) JSON
10 8 (8.89%) Spring Boot
11 7 (7.78%) Hibernate
11 7 (7.78%) JMS
11 7 (7.78%) REST
12 6 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (6.67%) Sass
12 6 (6.67%) Spring Batch
12 6 (6.67%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) User Experience
2 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) FMCG
6 1 (1.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (1.11%) Unix
2 1 (1.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) Test Automation
2 20 (22.22%) Scrum
3 19 (21.11%) CRM
4 17 (18.89%) Case Management
5 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (17.78%) TDD
6 15 (16.67%) Workflow
7 13 (14.44%) BDD
7 13 (14.44%) Front End Development
7 13 (14.44%) ITIL
7 13 (14.44%) Microservices
7 13 (14.44%) Service Management
7 13 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (13.33%) Data Modelling
9 11 (12.22%) Collaborative Working
10 10 (11.11%) Project Management
11 9 (10.00%) Change Management
12 8 (8.89%) API Development
12 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.89%) Java
2 25 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 19 (21.11%) C#
4 16 (17.78%) SQL
5 9 (10.00%) Python
5 9 (10.00%) Ruby
5 9 (10.00%) Scala
6 7 (7.78%) Java 8
7 6 (6.67%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.44%) PHP
9 3 (3.33%) Apex Code
9 3 (3.33%) VBA
10 2 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) QA
2 5 (5.56%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) Kibana
1 6 (6.67%) logstash
2 5 (5.56%) Ansible
2 5 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.33%) Oracle
3 6 (6.67%) Google
4 5 (5.56%) SAP
5 3 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.33%) Siebel
6 2 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (1.11%) BMC
7 1 (1.11%) Cognos
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) Informatica
7 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.11%) Remedy
7 1 (1.11%) Tableau
7 1 (1.11%) Talend
7 1 (1.11%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.11%) Xamarin