The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 126 73 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 38.07% 21.92% 12.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 40.00% 23.40% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 43 25
Median daily rate £363 £368 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +17.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 315 312 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.17% 93.69% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 167 171
Median daily rate £400 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.34 £19.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 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 +2 102 £325 -13.33% 38
Southport -1 4 £369 +9.25% 2
Birkenhead - 2 £350 - 2
St Helens - 1 £363 - 1
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 97 (45.75%) JavaScript
2 93 (43.87%) HTML
3 84 (39.62%) CSS
4 83 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (24.53%) TDD
5 52 (24.53%) .NET
6 51 (24.06%) Java
7 46 (21.70%) PHP
8 45 (21.23%) MVC
9 43 (20.28%) C#
10 41 (19.34%) Scrum
11 40 (18.87%) MySQL
11 40 (18.87%) Git (software)
12 39 (18.40%) Drupal
12 39 (18.40%) SQL
13 38 (17.92%) Oracle
14 36 (16.98%) Jenkins
15 35 (16.51%) SQL Server
16 34 (16.04%) Front End Development
17 32 (15.09%) ASP.NET
18 29 (13.68%) HTML5
18 29 (13.68%) jQuery
19 26 (12.26%) Sitecore
19 26 (12.26%) Greenfield Project
20 25 (11.79%) Spring
21 24 (11.32%) Linux
21 24 (11.32%) BDD
22 23 (10.85%) RESTful
22 23 (10.85%) React
23 22 (10.38%) MongoDB

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 39 (18.40%) Drupal
2 20 (9.43%) CMS
3 15 (7.08%) Umbraco
4 11 (5.19%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.83%) EPiServer
6 6 (2.83%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.36%) WordPress
8 4 (1.89%) Confluence
8 4 (1.89%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.42%) Liferay
9 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.94%) JBoss
11 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.47%) IIS
11 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.47%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Magento
2 4 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.36%) GitHub
3 4 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.94%) PaaS
4 2 (0.94%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.47%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.47%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.47%) FTP
1 1 (0.47%) HTTP
1 1 (0.47%) Internet
1 1 (0.47%) LDAP
1 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.87%) MySQL
2 35 (16.51%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.38%) MongoDB
4 18 (8.49%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.25%) NoSQL
5 9 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.36%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.42%) Redis
9 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (18.87%) Git (software)
2 36 (16.98%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.25%) Mocha
4 8 (3.77%) gulp
5 7 (3.30%) Grunt
5 7 (3.30%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.83%) SonarQube
7 5 (2.36%) JIRA
7 5 (2.36%) Selenium
8 4 (1.89%) ERwin
8 4 (1.89%) JMeter
9 3 (1.42%) Subversion
9 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.94%) JDeveloper
10 2 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.47%) Spock
11 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.47%) webpack
General
1 4 (1.89%) Finance
1 4 (1.89%) Games
2 3 (1.42%) Marketing
3 2 (0.94%) Law
3 2 (0.94%) Legal
4 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (43.87%) HTML
2 84 (39.62%) CSS
3 52 (24.53%) .NET
4 32 (15.09%) ASP.NET
5 29 (13.68%) HTML5
5 29 (13.68%) jQuery
6 25 (11.79%) Spring
7 23 (10.85%) React
7 23 (10.85%) RESTful
8 18 (8.49%) AngularJS
8 18 (8.49%) CSS3
9 17 (8.02%) Ember.js
9 17 (8.02%) Laravel
10 15 (7.08%) J2EE
11 14 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (6.60%) Node.js
11 14 (6.60%) Spring Boot
12 13 (6.13%) .NET Framework
13 12 (5.66%) XML
14 11 (5.19%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.26%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.36%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.36%) User Experience
5 3 (1.42%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.94%) Fintech
6 2 (0.94%) iPad
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.32%) Linux
2 9 (4.25%) Unix
3 7 (3.30%) Android
4 4 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.42%) Windows
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (24.53%) TDD
3 45 (21.23%) MVC
4 41 (19.34%) Scrum
5 34 (16.04%) Front End Development
6 24 (11.32%) BDD
7 21 (9.91%) DevOps
7 21 (9.91%) Microservices
8 20 (9.43%) Kanban
9 19 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (8.49%) OOD
11 17 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (7.55%) Coaching
12 16 (7.55%) Open Source
13 14 (6.60%) Web Development
14 13 (6.13%) SOA
15 11 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (5.19%) OO
15 11 (5.19%) Unit Testing
16 9 (4.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 97 (45.75%) JavaScript
2 51 (24.06%) Java
3 46 (21.70%) PHP
4 43 (20.28%) C#
5 39 (18.40%) SQL
6 6 (2.83%) PHP 5
7 5 (2.36%) ECMAScript
7 5 (2.36%) ES6
7 5 (2.36%) Python
8 4 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.94%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.94%) C
10 2 (0.94%) Scala
10 2 (0.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.47%) Delphi
11 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (1.89%) OCPJP
1 4 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.94%) Degree
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.36%) Ansible
2 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (17.92%) Oracle
2 26 (12.26%) Sitecore
3 17 (8.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.42%) VMware
5 2 (0.94%) ATG
5 2 (0.94%) Facebook
5 2 (0.94%) MuleSoft
5 2 (0.94%) Sybase
5 2 (0.94%) Talend
5 2 (0.94%) Teradata
5 2 (0.94%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.94%) Zend
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe
6 1 (0.47%) Chordiant
6 1 (0.47%) IBM
6 1 (0.47%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.47%) SAP
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