The median contractor rate for a Developer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
North West / Merseyside
Rank 1 1 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 82 91 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 25.71% 26.92% 9.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.06% 28.17% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 75 19
Median daily rate £344 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £471 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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 303 323 335
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 94.98% 95.56% 91.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 213 157
Median daily rate £368 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £15.75 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 0 64 £355 -16.47% 21
Southport - 5 £200 - 1
Wirral +6 4 £230 - 2
Birkenhead +2 1 £350 +40.00% 5
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 57 (40.14%) .NET
2 54 (38.03%) HTML
2 54 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (35.92%) C#
4 49 (34.51%) JavaScript
5 47 (33.10%) CSS
6 46 (32.39%) SQL Server
7 42 (29.58%) Java
8 38 (26.76%) ASP.NET
8 38 (26.76%) MVC
9 34 (23.94%) SQL
10 27 (19.01%) TDD
11 26 (18.31%) jQuery
11 26 (18.31%) Oracle
12 24 (16.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (15.49%) XML
14 20 (14.08%) Microsoft
14 20 (14.08%) HTML5
15 19 (13.38%) CSS3
16 18 (12.68%) AngularJS
17 17 (11.97%) Scrum
18 16 (11.27%) Git (software)
19 15 (10.56%) Sitecore
19 15 (10.56%) Spring
19 15 (10.56%) .NET Framework
20 13 (9.15%) OO
20 13 (9.15%) PHP
20 13 (9.15%) Unit Testing
21 12 (8.45%) Visual Studio
21 12 (8.45%) OOD

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (6.34%) CMS
1 9 (6.34%) EPiServer
1 9 (6.34%) Umbraco
2 8 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.93%) Drupal
3 7 (4.93%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (4.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.70%) Immediacy CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Kentico
8 1 (0.70%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.11%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.11%) Magento
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.11%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) Datadog
4 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.52%) Firewall
1 5 (3.52%) Internet
1 5 (3.52%) LDAP
2 4 (2.82%) Intranet
3 3 (2.11%) Extranet
4 1 (0.70%) FTP
4 1 (0.70%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (32.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.04%) MySQL
2 10 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.34%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (4.23%) DB2
4 6 (4.23%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.82%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.41%) GIS
8 2 (1.41%) RavenDB
8 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (11.27%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.45%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.45%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.52%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.52%) Subversion
4 4 (2.82%) JUnit
4 4 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.41%) Grunt
6 2 (1.41%) gulp
6 2 (1.41%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.70%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.70%) GitLab
7 1 (0.70%) Gradle
7 1 (0.70%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.70%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.70%) Spock
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (8.45%) Finance
2 3 (2.11%) Banking
2 3 (2.11%) Games
3 2 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Front Office
4 1 (0.70%) Law
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (40.14%) .NET
2 54 (38.03%) HTML
3 47 (33.10%) CSS
4 38 (26.76%) ASP.NET
5 26 (18.31%) jQuery
6 24 (16.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (15.49%) XML
8 20 (14.08%) HTML5
9 19 (13.38%) CSS3
10 18 (12.68%) AngularJS
11 15 (10.56%) .NET Framework
11 15 (10.56%) Spring
12 9 (6.34%) J2EE
13 8 (5.63%) Web Services
14 7 (4.93%) JSON
14 7 (4.93%) Laravel
14 7 (4.93%) RESTful
14 7 (4.93%) Spring Boot
14 7 (4.93%) Symfony
15 6 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.23%) Fintech
3 4 (2.82%) Algorithms
3 4 (2.82%) User Experience
4 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.41%) AS400
5 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.34%) Linux
1 9 (6.34%) Windows
2 8 (5.63%) Unix
3 3 (2.11%) Android
4 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.76%) MVC
3 27 (19.01%) TDD
4 17 (11.97%) Scrum
5 13 (9.15%) OO
5 13 (9.15%) Unit Testing
6 12 (8.45%) DevOps
6 12 (8.45%) Front End Development
6 12 (8.45%) OOD
7 11 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (7.75%) SDLC
8 10 (7.04%) SOA
9 9 (6.34%) Microservices
10 8 (5.63%) API Design
10 8 (5.63%) BDD
10 8 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.23%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.23%) High Availability
11 6 (4.23%) Logistics
11 6 (4.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (35.92%) C#
2 49 (34.51%) JavaScript
3 42 (29.58%) Java
4 34 (23.94%) SQL
5 13 (9.15%) PHP
6 5 (3.52%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.52%) Scala
6 5 (3.52%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.52%) VBScript
7 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.11%) Python
8 2 (1.41%) RPG
8 2 (1.41%) Ruby
8 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (0.70%) C
9 1 (0.70%) Delphi
9 1 (0.70%) Perl
9 1 (0.70%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (1.41%) Degree
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) Ansible
1 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (18.31%) Oracle
2 20 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.56%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.11%) Google
4 3 (2.11%) Nintex
4 3 (2.11%) Sybase
4 3 (2.11%) VMware
5 2 (1.41%) Facebook
5 2 (1.41%) Teradata
5 2 (1.41%) Zend
6 1 (0.70%) Alterian
6 1 (0.70%) IBM
6 1 (0.70%) Perforce
6 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.70%) SAP
6 1 (0.70%) Talend
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