The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 27 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Internet 12 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.68% 4.52% 4.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.39% 19.74% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £203 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £11.25 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £16.79
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -16.60%
Internet
Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
69 76 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.17% 22.89% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 28
Average daily rate £330 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £153 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £399 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 22
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% -8.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.20 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.50 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 13 (43.33%) Python
2 13 (43.33%) HTML
2 13 (43.33%) SQL
3 10 (33.33%) JIRA
3 10 (33.33%) QA
4 9 (30.00%) C
5 8 (26.67%) Java
5 8 (26.67%) XML
5 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (26.67%) Perforce
5 8 (26.67%) Scrum
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) C++
6 7 (23.33%) Client/Server
6 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (20.00%) UNIX
7 6 (20.00%) OO
7 6 (20.00%) TDD
8 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Streaming Media
8 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.67%) Perl
8 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
9 4 (13.33%) J2EE
9 4 (13.33%) PHP

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.67%) Node.js
4 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) SAS
4 1 (3.33%) nginx
4 1 (3.33%) Confluence
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) VoIP
3 2 (6.67%) LDAP
3 2 (6.67%) Wireless
3 2 (6.67%) VLAN
3 2 (6.67%) IPv6
3 2 (6.67%) HTTP
3 2 (6.67%) MPLS
3 2 (6.67%) BGP
3 2 (6.67%) Junos
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 2 (6.67%) Multicast
4 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) DWDM
4 1 (3.33%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.33%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 2 (6.67%) Grunt
3 2 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Developer
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Design Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) HTML
2 8 (26.67%) XML
3 4 (13.33%) J2SE
3 4 (13.33%) J2EE
4 2 (6.67%) CSS
4 2 (6.67%) .NET
4 2 (6.67%) DOM
4 2 (6.67%) XHTML
4 2 (6.67%) jQuery
4 2 (6.67%) HTML5
4 2 (6.67%) REST
4 2 (6.67%) LESS
4 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) FFmpeg
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Client/Server
2 5 (16.67%) Streaming Media
3 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
3 4 (13.33%) Open Source
3 4 (13.33%) Clustering
4 3 (10.00%) IPTV
5 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.33%) Internet of Things
6 1 (3.33%) MPEG
6 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) UNIX
3 4 (13.33%) Solaris
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (26.67%) Scrum
2 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (20.00%) TDD
2 6 (20.00%) OO
3 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Multithreading
4 4 (13.33%) Product Management
4 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (13.33%) UML
4 4 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Information Security
6 2 (6.67%) Line Management
6 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
1 13 (43.33%) Python
2 9 (30.00%) C
3 8 (26.67%) Java
4 7 (23.33%) C++
5 5 (16.67%) Perl
6 4 (13.33%) PHP
6 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.33%) AWK
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CCIE
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Samba
1 1 (3.33%) qmail
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) Bacula
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Perforce
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Sun
2 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.67%) Juniper
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Lotus
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint