The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 38 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Internet 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.91% 2.34% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 23.08% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate £450 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
Internet
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
43 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.99% 10.16% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 15
Average daily rate £418 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Internet across the Bedfordshire region.

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Internet
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Internet
East of England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) Intranet
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Nessus
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (44.44%) F5
1 4 (44.44%) SIEM
1 4 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (44.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 3 (33.33%) tcpdump
2 3 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 3 (33.33%) CCSA
2 3 (33.33%) CCSE
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) SLA
3 2 (22.22%) MS Project

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Intranet
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) tcpdump
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Spanish Language
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Dutch Language
2 1 (11.11%) German Language
2 1 (11.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Junior
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) SIEM Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) SIEM
1 4 (44.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Case Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNA
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) CCSA
1 3 (33.33%) CCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (22.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP