Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 95 78 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.15% 17.49% 16.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.57% 20.16% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 56 62
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £400 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.25% +1.47%
10th Percentile £326 £313 £325
90th Percentile £558 £580 £600
North West median daily rate £429 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.59% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £38.13 £39.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -2.24% -11.36% +17.33%

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 403 387 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 81.25% 86.77% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 257 302
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £242 £241
90th Percentile £588 £550 £587
North West median daily rate £423 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.32% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 13
Merseyside median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.31% - -62.96%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.70 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.00 £18.87 £27.85
North West median hourly rate £23.83 £21.74 £21.05
% change year-on-year +9.59% +3.30% -31.05%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +1 71 £450 +11.11% 39
Bootle - 16 £488 - 2
Wirral - 2 - - 1
Prescot - 2 £575 - 1
St Helens - 1 £365 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 (35.79%) Java
2 26 (27.37%) C#
2 26 (27.37%) .NET
2 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (25.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (25.26%) CRM
4 24 (25.26%) Case Management
4 24 (25.26%) Dynamics 365
5 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
6 22 (23.16%) RESTful
6 22 (23.16%) JavaScript
7 21 (22.11%) Web Services
7 21 (22.11%) Workflow
8 20 (21.05%) Service Management
8 20 (21.05%) CSS
8 20 (21.05%) ITIL
9 19 (20.00%) User Experience
10 18 (18.95%) HTML
10 18 (18.95%) SQL
11 17 (17.89%) Spring
11 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (17.89%) .NET Framework
12 16 (16.84%) TDD
13 15 (15.79%) Finance
13 15 (15.79%) Selenium
13 15 (15.79%) API Development
14 14 (14.74%) Microservices
14 14 (14.74%) Continuous Deployment
14 14 (14.74%) Scrum

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 (7.37%) Apache Solr
1 7 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.32%) Mule
3 5 (5.26%) CMS
4 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.05%) Confluence
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.05%) SAS
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 24 (25.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.26%) Dynamics 365
2 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.37%) Office 365
4 6 (6.32%) Apigee
5 2 (2.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.05%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.37%) MySQL
2 7 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.32%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) DB2
5 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.05%) Informix
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Selenium
2 13 (13.68%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
3 10 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.47%) JMeter
5 7 (7.37%) Mercurial
6 6 (6.32%) Eclipse
6 6 (6.32%) Maven
6 6 (6.32%) NeoLoad
6 6 (6.32%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.26%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.21%) JUnit
8 4 (4.21%) NUnit
8 4 (4.21%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.16%) eggPlant
10 2 (2.11%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.05%) Appium
11 1 (1.05%) JIRA
11 1 (1.05%) Ranorex
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 8 (8.42%) Retail
4 6 (6.32%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Front Office
5 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 38 (40.00%) Developer
2 18 (18.95%) Java Developer
3 9 (9.47%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Tester
4 7 (7.37%) User Researcher
5 6 (6.32%) Architect
5 6 (6.32%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.21%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.21%) Automation Tester
6 4 (4.21%) Backend Developer
6 4 (4.21%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Lead Tester
6 4 (4.21%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.16%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.16%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Tester
7 3 (3.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.37%) .NET
2 22 (23.16%) RESTful
3 21 (22.11%) Web Services
4 20 (21.05%) CSS
5 18 (18.95%) HTML
6 17 (17.89%) .NET Framework
6 17 (17.89%) Spring
7 10 (10.53%) Node.js
7 10 (10.53%) Spring Boot
7 10 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (8.42%) AngularJS
8 8 (8.42%) XML
9 7 (7.37%) Hibernate
9 7 (7.37%) JMS
9 7 (7.37%) JSON
9 7 (7.37%) Sass
10 6 (6.32%) GWT
10 6 (6.32%) JPA
10 6 (6.32%) Spring Batch
10 6 (6.32%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) User Experience
2 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) FMCG
5 1 (1.05%) iPad
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.11%) Linux
2 1 (1.05%) Unix
2 1 (1.05%) Windows
2 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (25.26%) Case Management
2 24 (25.26%) CRM
3 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
4 21 (22.11%) Workflow
5 20 (21.05%) ITIL
5 20 (21.05%) Service Management
6 16 (16.84%) TDD
7 15 (15.79%) API Development
8 14 (14.74%) Continuous Deployment
8 14 (14.74%) Microservices
8 14 (14.74%) Scrum
9 13 (13.68%) Data Modelling
10 12 (12.63%) BDD
10 12 (12.63%) Front End Development
11 11 (11.58%) Collaborative Working
11 11 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (10.53%) Waterfall
13 9 (9.47%) Change Management
14 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) Java
2 26 (27.37%) C#
3 22 (23.16%) JavaScript
4 18 (18.95%) SQL
5 9 (9.47%) Python
5 9 (9.47%) Ruby
5 9 (9.47%) Scala
6 8 (8.42%) Java 8
7 6 (6.32%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.16%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) QA
2 5 (5.26%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (2.11%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Kibana
1 6 (6.32%) logstash
2 5 (5.26%) Ansible
2 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.58%) Oracle
3 6 (6.32%) Google
4 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.11%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) Siebel
6 1 (1.05%) BMC
6 1 (1.05%) HP
6 1 (1.05%) IBM
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.05%) Remedy
6 1 (1.05%) Xamarin