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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Degree
Rank 32 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 6 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.85% 3.03% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 10.98% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Average daily rate £450 £663 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.07% +65.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.72 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+33.98% +15.34%
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
74 82 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.84% 27.61% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 23
Average daily rate £410 £453 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% +13.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 5 £450 -32.07% 10
Degree
North West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 5 (38.46%) Time Management
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
3 4 (30.77%) Spring
3 4 (30.77%) Subversion
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Bugzilla
3 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) RAD
3 4 (30.77%) Struts
3 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
3 4 (30.77%) HTML5
3 4 (30.77%) Apache Hive
3 4 (30.77%) Hudson
3 4 (30.77%) Big Data
3 4 (30.77%) Apache Pig
3 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (30.77%) MapReduce
3 4 (30.77%) HDFS
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Line Management
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (30.77%) Apache Pig
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (7.69%) Sage 1000
1 1 (7.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
1 2 (15.38%) SSH
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) PuTTY
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Apache Hive
2 4 (30.77%) Big Data
2 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) MS Access
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Bugzilla
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Hudson
2 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Ant
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (7.69%) WATIR
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Sage Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) Struts
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) ODBC
4 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Time Management
2 4 (30.77%) MapReduce
2 4 (30.77%) RAD
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Line Management
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCDBA
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) HDFS
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Sage
2 1 (7.69%) Siemens