The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Academic Degree
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 32 29
Contract jobs citing Degree 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool - 2.73% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category - 7.87% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  

Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool.

Academic & Professional Certification
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 29 89 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 10.43% 34.77% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 109 88
Median daily rate £500 £400 £504
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £855
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £11.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Liverpool.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Liverpool

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Liverpool

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Liverpool region with a requirement for Degree.

1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) BCP
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) BCP
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft