Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 19 October 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.

Software Developer
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 50 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.94% 1.36% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.45% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Merseyside median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
North West median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% -

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 508 622 725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 94.10% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 356 348
Merseyside median daily rate £398 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £213 £214 £150
90th Percentile £550 £511 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 29
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% -4.40% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £11.60
90th Percentile £18.87 £24.11 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £19.13 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -10.53% +17.57%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Merseyside

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Merseyside

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Merseyside

Software 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 Software Developer within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Southport 0 3 £375 +3.45%
Liverpool -1 1 - - 2
St Helens - 1 £300 -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (60.00%) SAML
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation

Software 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 3 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Autofac
2 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) SAML
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
1 3 (60.00%) OWASP
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Xamarin