The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Internet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Internet 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.

Internet
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 29 36
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7  
Contract jobs citing Internet 6 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.77% 3.92% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.69% 18.57% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £281 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.46% -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £273 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £510 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £16.18 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.85% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year -19.04% +29.95%  

Internet is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 29 70 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 8.55% 21.08% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 87 25
Median daily rate £250 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £306 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £508 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 5
Median hourly rate £16.18 £13.00 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.46% -74.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Internet in Merseyside

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in Merseyside

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in Merseyside

Internet
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 Internet within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -1 5 £281 -37.50% 1
Internet
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) ColdFusion
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) J2EE
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management

Internet
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) ColdFusion
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) G Suite
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DSL
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (8.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
1 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (8.33%) Xcode
General
1 1 (8.33%) Games
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Mobility Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) PlayStation
3 1 (8.33%) BYOD
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) System Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (8.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) NETGEAR
5 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL