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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 34 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Internet 13 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.10% 1.41% 5.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.30% 10.20% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -8.57%
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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
115 49 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.45% 13.84% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 22
Average daily rate £333 £273 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.01% -18.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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
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 2 October 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 11 (39.29%) Java
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) UNIX
3 9 (32.14%) OO
4 8 (28.57%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 7 (25.00%) Python
5 7 (25.00%) PHP
5 7 (25.00%) Open Source
5 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 6 (21.43%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 6 (21.43%) Windows
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) QA
7 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
7 5 (17.86%) C
7 5 (17.86%) Perl
7 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle
8 4 (14.29%) CSS
8 4 (14.29%) XML
8 4 (14.29%) DOM
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) J2EE
8 4 (14.29%) Solaris

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (17.86%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.14%) SAS
4 2 (7.14%) Node.js
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.57%) Confluence
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.57%) nginx
5 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.57%) Apache
5 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
3 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Multicast
1 3 (10.71%) Junos
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
1 3 (10.71%) VLAN
1 3 (10.71%) MPLS
1 3 (10.71%) BGP
1 3 (10.71%) IPv6
1 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) VoIP
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) ZigBee
2 2 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.57%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Firebug
2 2 (7.14%) Fiddler
2 2 (7.14%) Subversion
2 2 (7.14%) Jasmine
2 2 (7.14%) Grunt
2 2 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Developer
1 4 (14.29%) Web Developer
1 4 (14.29%) Design Engineer
1 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
1 4 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.14%) Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) CSS
2 4 (14.29%) XML
2 4 (14.29%) DOM
2 4 (14.29%) J2EE
2 4 (14.29%) XHTML
2 4 (14.29%) J2SE
2 4 (14.29%) jQuery
2 4 (14.29%) REST
2 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) Semantic HTML
3 2 (7.14%) LESS
4 1 (3.57%) FFmpeg
4 1 (3.57%) Velocity
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 4 (14.29%) Clustering
2 4 (14.29%) Internet of Things
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) UNIX
3 6 (21.43%) Windows
4 4 (14.29%) Solaris
4 4 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) OO
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (21.43%) TDD
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
6 4 (14.29%) UML
6 4 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.71%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (10.71%) Data Management
7 3 (10.71%) DNA
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.14%) SEO
8 2 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) PHP
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) C
4 5 (17.86%) Perl
5 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (14.29%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) sed
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) AWK
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.57%) CCIE
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Samba
1 1 (3.57%) qmail
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Bacula
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) OPNET
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Sun
2 4 (14.29%) Juniper
2 4 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Veeam
5 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard
5 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Lotus
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) JBoss