The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 52 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Internet 13 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.69% 0.62% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.92% 3.27% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £330 £295 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% +180.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £15.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+28.59% +17.30%
Internet
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 153 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.99% 18.87% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 96 40
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £280 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 6
Average hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 9 (52.94%) Project Management
2 8 (47.06%) Wireless
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) MS Office
4 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) SLA
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (29.41%) Banking
5 5 (29.41%) LAN
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 4 (23.53%) PMI
6 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
6 4 (23.53%) 3G
6 4 (23.53%) Logistics
6 4 (23.53%) Network Planning
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) LTE
6 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (11.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Wireless
2 6 (35.29%) WAN
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) 3G
4 4 (23.53%) LTE
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.88%) FTP
6 1 (5.88%) HTTP
6 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
6 1 (5.88%) ICMP
6 1 (5.88%) IKE
6 1 (5.88%) IPv4
6 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (5.88%) SAN
6 1 (5.88%) SNMP
6 1 (5.88%) Telnet
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Automotive
4 2 (11.76%) Billing
4 2 (11.76%) Front Office
4 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Lead Project Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Deskside Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Deskside Support
3 2 (11.76%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Server Support
3 2 (11.76%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) PMI
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) AIX
6 1 (5.88%) HPUX
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Logistics
3 4 (23.53%) Network Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Server Building
5 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) Data Entry
6 1 (5.88%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) Korn
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Dell
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Cincom
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) VMware