Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 37 51
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 -26
Contract jobs citing Degree 11 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.24% 3.37% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.79% 13.16% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
Merseyside median daily rate £369 £448 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.60% +19.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £334 £338 £319
90th Percentile £414 £587 £425
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +16.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £21.50 - £30.19
North West median hourly rate £32.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -27.50% +8.11%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Merseyside
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 86 152 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.52% 25.63% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 88 99
Merseyside median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -4.48%
10th Percentile £177 £277 £252
90th Percentile £438 £525 £700
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £19.50 - £22.50
10th Percentile £17.73 - £13.63
90th Percentile £22.68 - £26.97
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £27.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +41.36% -9.90% +48.88%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Merseyside

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Merseyside

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Merseyside

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -10 6 £363 -27.50% 7
Southport +3 3 £363 +3.57%
Degree
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Degree.

1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (27.27%) PuTTY
2 3 (27.27%) WinSCP
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Credit Risk
2 3 (27.27%) QA
2 3 (27.27%) WATIR
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 3 (27.27%) TortoiseSVN
2 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) JMeter
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 3 (27.27%) Ant

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Maximo
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) PuTTY
1 3 (27.27%) WinSCP
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Ant
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) JMeter
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (27.27%) WATIR
1 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) French Language
3 1 (9.09%) German Language
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) Credit Risk
3 2 (18.18%) Life Science
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
1 3 (27.27%) Scrum
1 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
1 3 (27.27%) TDD
1 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
1 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
1 3 (27.27%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Android Development
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Demand Management
3 1 (9.09%) EAM
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) PHP
1 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) GDPR
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
1 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) IFS
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
3 1 (9.09%) Xamarin