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 3 months to 24 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4  
Contract jobs citing Degree 1 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.30% 3.92% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 12.26% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Median daily rate £415 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.68% -0.76%  
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 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  

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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35 106 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 10.64% 31.93% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 62 34
Median daily rate £500 £400 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £513 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Degree.

1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
1 1 (16.67%) Scrum
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) Kanban
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Change Control
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) BCP
1 1 (16.67%) Change Control
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
1 1 (16.67%) Kanban
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Scrum
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
Bootle, Merseyside
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago