Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Developer
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 146 141 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 29.98% 23.58% 15.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.33% 25.00% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 96 59
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £311 £289 £261
90th Percentile £500 £475 £505
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - £23.25 -
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 466 564 712
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 94.31% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 334 345
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £193 £213 £163
90th Percentile £550 £518 £533
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 31
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £9.32 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £18.87 £25.01 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Merseyside

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Merseyside

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Merseyside over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Merseyside

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Merseyside

Developer
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 Developer 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 0 124 £385 +3.36% 28
St Helens 0 2 £313 -24.24% 2
Southport -2 2 £363 +3.57% 1
Prescot - 1 £270 -
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 67 (45.89%) JavaScript
2 54 (36.99%) Java
3 50 (34.25%) CSS
3 50 (34.25%) HTML
4 48 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (21.92%) Front End Development
6 30 (20.55%) Node.js
7 29 (19.86%) Scrum
8 28 (19.18%) TDD
8 28 (19.18%) PHP
9 26 (17.81%) MySQL
9 26 (17.81%) Git (software)
10 22 (15.07%) Jenkins
11 21 (14.38%) BDD
11 21 (14.38%) Selenium
12 20 (13.70%) JSON
13 19 (13.01%) Drupal
13 19 (13.01%) Test Automation
13 19 (13.01%) Mocha
13 19 (13.01%) MVC
14 18 (12.33%) .NET
15 17 (11.64%) Oracle
15 17 (11.64%) C#
15 17 (11.64%) Kanban
15 17 (11.64%) Greenfield Project
16 16 (10.96%) Redis
16 16 (10.96%) SQL
17 15 (10.27%) SAML
17 15 (10.27%) MongoDB
17 15 (10.27%) Nunjucks

Developer Skill Set
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 19 (13.01%) Drupal
2 7 (4.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.42%) CMS
4 5 (3.42%) Confluence
4 5 (3.42%) Umbraco
4 5 (3.42%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.74%) JBoss
6 3 (2.05%) Liferay
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (2.05%) WordPress
7 2 (1.37%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.37%) IIS
7 2 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.68%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Magento
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.16%) GitHub
2 7 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (3.42%) Serverless
4 2 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.05%) LDAP
2 1 (0.68%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.81%) MySQL
2 16 (10.96%) Redis
3 15 (10.27%) MongoDB
4 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
5 9 (6.16%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.05%) Power BI
11 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
13 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (17.81%) Git (software)
2 22 (15.07%) Jenkins
3 21 (14.38%) Selenium
4 19 (13.01%) Mocha
5 9 (6.16%) Grunt
6 8 (5.48%) JMeter
7 7 (4.79%) JIRA
8 6 (4.11%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.42%) gulp
10 3 (2.05%) JDeveloper
10 3 (2.05%) Subversion
10 3 (2.05%) webpack
11 2 (1.37%) Babel
11 2 (1.37%) ERwin
11 2 (1.37%) GitLab
11 2 (1.37%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (1.37%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (2.05%) Banking
1 3 (2.05%) Retail
2 2 (1.37%) Law
2 2 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (0.68%) Finance
3 1 (0.68%) Games
3 1 (0.68%) Legal
3 1 (0.68%) Publishing
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (34.25%) CSS
1 50 (34.25%) HTML
2 30 (20.55%) Node.js
3 20 (13.70%) JSON
4 18 (12.33%) .NET
5 15 (10.27%) Nunjucks
5 15 (10.27%) React
5 15 (10.27%) SAML
6 14 (9.59%) Express
6 14 (9.59%) Spring
7 13 (8.90%) AngularJS
7 13 (8.90%) jQuery
7 13 (8.90%) REST
8 12 (8.22%) HTML5
8 12 (8.22%) RESTful
9 11 (7.53%) SOAP
9 11 (7.53%) Spring Boot
10 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET
10 9 (6.16%) CSS3
10 9 (6.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.05%) Equities
4 3 (2.05%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.05%) Robotics
4 3 (2.05%) User Experience
5 2 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.37%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.59%) Linux
2 8 (5.48%) Unix
3 6 (4.11%) Android
4 4 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.05%) Windows
6 2 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.92%) Front End Development
3 29 (19.86%) Scrum
4 28 (19.18%) TDD
5 21 (14.38%) BDD
6 19 (13.01%) MVC
6 19 (13.01%) Test Automation
7 17 (11.64%) Kanban
8 13 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.53%) SOA
10 9 (6.16%) Microservices
10 9 (6.16%) Web Development
11 7 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (4.79%) Open Source
11 7 (4.79%) Pair Programming
11 7 (4.79%) SDLC
11 7 (4.79%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.11%) Android Development
12 6 (4.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 67 (45.89%) JavaScript
2 54 (36.99%) Java
3 28 (19.18%) PHP
4 17 (11.64%) C#
5 16 (10.96%) SQL
6 9 (6.16%) ES6
7 5 (3.42%) PHP 5
7 5 (3.42%) Python
7 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.74%) ECMAScript
9 2 (1.37%) C
9 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) R
10 1 (0.68%) Scala
10 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) Ansible
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (11.64%) Oracle
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.11%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.74%) MuleSoft
5 3 (2.05%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.37%) Zend
7 1 (0.68%) Adobe
7 1 (0.68%) ATG
7 1 (0.68%) Cognos
7 1 (0.68%) Murex
7 1 (0.68%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) Xamarin