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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 55 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing Internet 4 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.62% 2.43% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.88% 17.86% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 1
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£290 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
103 84 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.92% 13.61% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 23
Average daily rate £325 £260 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £136 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 (53.85%) VPN
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNP
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) BGP
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 5 (38.46%) OSPF
3 5 (38.46%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 4 (30.77%) Extranet
4 4 (30.77%) Low Latency
4 4 (30.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) CCSA
5 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
5 3 (23.08%) xDSL
5 3 (23.08%) Junos
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) DSL
5 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
5 3 (23.08%) CCNA
5 3 (23.08%) Check Point Certification

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) CICS
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) VPN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) BGP
3 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 5 (38.46%) OSPF
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Extranet
5 3 (23.08%) xDSL
5 3 (23.08%) Junos
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) DSL
5 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
5 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
5 3 (23.08%) RIP
5 3 (23.08%) ADSL
6 2 (15.38%) PSTN
6 2 (15.38%) SDH
6 2 (15.38%) Broadband
6 2 (15.38%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Chief Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Chief Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) IP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) HACMP
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Solaris
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) SUSE
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) CentOS
3 1 (7.69%) zOS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
1 4 (30.77%) Low Latency
1 4 (30.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Data Privacy
3 1 (7.69%) Cash Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Perl
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Tcl
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) JCL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) COBOL
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNP
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) CCSA
4 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 3 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (15.38%) CCIP
5 2 (15.38%) BC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (7.69%) MCP
6 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Sendmail
1 1 (7.69%) RACF
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) Remedy
4 2 (15.38%) BT
4 2 (15.38%) Cramer
5 1 (7.69%) Proofpoint
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Sun
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Business Objects