The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 26 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Internet 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.57% 0.49% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 8.33% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £220 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -2.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15 12 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.85% 5.83% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 16
Average daily rate £220 £235 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -10.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Average hourly rate - £22.25 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Internet
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 3 £220 -
St Helens - - - -
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 3 (33.33%) Statistics
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Trapeze
3 1 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) HND
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) 3G

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) 3G
3 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Business Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Business Solution Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Network Support
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) BT
2 1 (11.11%) Trapeze
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Aerohive Networks