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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 59 51 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Internet 4 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.53% 1.08% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.60% 8.54% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £193 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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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
111 82 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.76% 12.65% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 37
Average daily rate £344 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £215 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) Juniper
3 4 (36.36%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) Extranet
3 4 (36.36%) Low Latency
3 4 (36.36%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (27.27%) Junos
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) OSPF
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) Blue Coat
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) CCSA
4 3 (27.27%) Solaris
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Tcl
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (18.18%) Clustering

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (9.09%) Joomla!
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) Extranet
4 3 (27.27%) Junos
4 3 (27.27%) OSPF
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
6 1 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (9.09%) xDSL
6 1 (9.09%) MPLS
6 1 (9.09%) LLU
6 1 (9.09%) IMAP
6 1 (9.09%) SMTP
6 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
6 1 (9.09%) RIP
6 1 (9.09%) PSTN
6 1 (9.09%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) General Ledger
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Chief Technical Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Web Marketing Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Chief Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Solaris
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) SUSE
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
1 4 (36.36%) Low Latency
1 4 (36.36%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Internet Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Cash Management
3 1 (9.09%) Online Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Web Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) SEO
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Data Privacy
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Tcl
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (27.27%) CCSA
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
1 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
2 4 (36.36%) Juniper
3 3 (27.27%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) Proofpoint
4 1 (9.09%) Facebook
4 1 (9.09%) Twitter
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Sun
4 1 (9.09%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) BT
4 1 (9.09%) Cramer