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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 63 59 43
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing Internet 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.61% 0.32% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 2.67% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£295 £213 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.82% -52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £127 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £299 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.30% -13.33%
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
157 75 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.01% 12.12% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 42 29
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.92% -1.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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
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 4 May 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (60.00%) OSPF
1 6 (60.00%) BGP
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
2 5 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) xDSL
4 3 (30.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (30.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (30.00%) Junos
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) CCSA
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) DSL
4 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) ADSL
4 3 (30.00%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Extranet

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) OSPF
1 6 (60.00%) BGP
2 5 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) xDSL
4 3 (30.00%) Junos
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) DSL
4 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (30.00%) ADSL
4 3 (30.00%) Extranet
4 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (30.00%) RIP
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) SDH
5 2 (20.00%) PSTN
5 2 (20.00%) Broadband
5 2 (20.00%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) IP Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) XSD
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Solaris
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (30.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Tcl
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) COBOL
2 1 (10.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) CCSA
4 3 (30.00%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (20.00%) CCIP
5 2 (20.00%) BC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) MCP
6 1 (10.00%) MCSE
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) RACF
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) BT
4 2 (20.00%) Cramer
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Huawei
5 1 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (10.00%) Sun
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Nortel