The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 34 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Internet 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.70% 3.16% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 30.00% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £363 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.18 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.16% +26.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.09 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+24.25% +11.77%
Internet
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
45 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.85% 10.53% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 7
Average daily rate £283 £388 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.09% +61.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Internet
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 Internet within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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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 -8 2 - - 1
Birkenhead - - - -
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 5 (55.56%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) Umbraco
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 4 (44.44%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (11.11%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) VoIP
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Internet 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 Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
1 5 (55.56%) Umbraco
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Web Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) jQuery
1 5 (55.56%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) MVC
1 1 (11.11%) Content Management
1 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (11.11%) Web Development
1 1 (11.11%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds