The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 32 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Degree 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.44% 2.37% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.48% 11.63% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
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£300 £368 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +63.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £23.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.37% -24.60%
Degree
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
73 43 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.26% 20.38% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 32
Average daily rate £480 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £293 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Degree across the Merseyside region.

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -3 2 £300 -16.37% 3
Southport - - - - 1
St Helens - - - -
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree.

1 15 (78.95%) HTML
2 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
3 10 (52.63%) C#
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
3 10 (52.63%) .NET
4 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
4 9 (47.37%) Web Services
4 9 (47.37%) HTML5
4 9 (47.37%) Umbraco
5 8 (42.11%) jQuery
5 8 (42.11%) Oracle
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
7 5 (26.32%) Spring
7 5 (26.32%) JSF
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) Multimedia
7 5 (26.32%) Swing
7 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
7 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
7 5 (26.32%) TIBCO
7 5 (26.32%) RDBMS
7 5 (26.32%) Java
7 5 (26.32%) EJB
7 5 (26.32%) EJB 3.0
7 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
8 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (15.79%) Mentoring

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (47.37%) Umbraco
2 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP SD
1 1 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) RDBMS
2 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (26.32%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Java Software Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Information Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) MI Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) HTML
2 10 (52.63%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
3 9 (47.37%) Web Services
3 9 (47.37%) HTML5
4 8 (42.11%) jQuery
5 5 (26.32%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (26.32%) Swing
5 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
5 5 (26.32%) Spring
5 5 (26.32%) JSF
5 5 (26.32%) EJB
6 3 (15.79%) WCF
7 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Content Management
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Web Development
3 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Coaching
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
1 10 (52.63%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) VBScript
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.26%) Splunk
4 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.26%) SAP