The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 55 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Internet 33 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.99% 2.66% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 18.88% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 3
Average daily rate £388 £440 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.93% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £663 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+26.51% +19.23%
Internet
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
198 143 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.93% 14.07% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 74 44
Average daily rate £385 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Internet
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 9 £319 -8.92% 1
Warrington -9 9 £550 -13.72% 1
Knutsford -10 5 £406 -7.67%
Crewe -2 2 £374 -
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 29 (46.77%) Java
2 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (33.87%) Finance
4 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
4 17 (27.42%) Banking
5 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
6 12 (19.35%) CSS
6 12 (19.35%) WebSphere
7 11 (17.74%) Windows
7 11 (17.74%) HTML
7 11 (17.74%) Oracle
7 11 (17.74%) Telecoms
8 10 (16.13%) Unix
8 10 (16.13%) ISO 9001
8 10 (16.13%) HTTP
8 10 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (16.13%) Billing
8 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
9 9 (14.52%) IBM HTTP Server
9 9 (14.52%) IBM
9 9 (14.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 9 (14.52%) .NET
10 8 (12.90%) SQL
10 8 (12.90%) SSL
10 8 (12.90%) Linux
10 8 (12.90%) JIRA
10 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (12.90%) jQuery
10 8 (12.90%) PowerShell

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (19.35%) WebSphere
2 9 (14.52%) IBM HTTP Server
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (9.68%) JBoss
3 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.06%) Apache
4 5 (8.06%) IIS
4 5 (8.06%) Node.js
4 5 (8.06%) Tomcat
5 4 (6.45%) Drupal
5 4 (6.45%) iPlanet
5 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
5 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (4.84%) CMS
6 3 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (3.23%) Confluence
8 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.23%) IaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Office 365
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) HTTP
2 8 (12.90%) SSL
3 6 (9.68%) Intranet
4 5 (8.06%) Firewall
4 5 (8.06%) LAN
4 5 (8.06%) WAN
5 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.84%) VPN
5 3 (4.84%) Wireless
6 2 (3.23%) Network Security
7 1 (1.61%) DNS
7 1 (1.61%) NetScreen
7 1 (1.61%) SMTP
7 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (1.61%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) JIRA
2 5 (8.06%) Checkstyle
2 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
2 5 (8.06%) FindBugs
2 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.06%) Maven
2 5 (8.06%) Mockito
2 5 (8.06%) Selenium
2 5 (8.06%) SonarQube
3 4 (6.45%) Introscope
4 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA Agile
General
1 21 (33.87%) Finance
2 17 (27.42%) Banking
3 11 (17.74%) Telecoms
4 10 (16.13%) Billing
5 4 (6.45%) Law
5 4 (6.45%) Publishing
6 3 (4.84%) Marketing
7 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Architect
1 17 (27.42%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Consultant
2 10 (16.13%) Java Architect
3 9 (14.52%) Java Consultant
4 7 (11.29%) Technical Architect
5 6 (9.68%) Desktop Support
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Digital Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (6.45%) Java Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) CSS
2 11 (17.74%) HTML
3 9 (14.52%) .NET
4 8 (12.90%) jQuery
4 8 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
6 6 (9.68%) JSP
6 6 (9.68%) Spring
6 6 (9.68%) XML
6 6 (9.68%) XSLT
7 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
7 5 (8.06%) CAML
7 5 (8.06%) Java EE
7 5 (8.06%) JDBC
7 5 (8.06%) Servlets
7 5 (8.06%) Spring MVC
7 5 (8.06%) Spring Security
8 4 (6.45%) Middleware
8 4 (6.45%) Web Services
9 3 (4.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) N-Tier
2 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.06%) User Experience
4 4 (6.45%) Online Banking
5 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.23%) Clustering
6 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.23%) Contactless
6 2 (3.23%) Social Media
7 1 (1.61%) BYOD
7 1 (1.61%) CMDB
7 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.61%) Health Informatics
7 1 (1.61%) Informatics
7 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.61%) PMI
7 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Unix
3 8 (12.90%) Linux
4 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.06%) AIX
5 5 (8.06%) Android
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
3 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.29%) MVC
5 6 (9.68%) Data Protection
5 6 (9.68%) ITIL
5 6 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (8.06%) OOP
6 5 (8.06%) TDD
7 4 (6.45%) Data Management
7 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.45%) Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Open Source
7 4 (6.45%) OWASP
7 4 (6.45%) Project Management
7 4 (6.45%) Scrum
7 4 (6.45%) Service Management
7 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) Java
2 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.90%) SQL
4 7 (11.29%) C#
5 6 (9.68%) VB
6 5 (8.06%) Jython
6 5 (8.06%) Korn
6 5 (8.06%) Perl
6 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.45%) FQL
7 4 (6.45%) PHP
8 2 (3.23%) VBScript
9 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.61%) Python
9 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) CCNP
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) CCIE
3 1 (1.61%) CCNA
3 1 (1.61%) CCSP
3 1 (1.61%) ISEB
3 1 (1.61%) MCITP
3 1 (1.61%) MCTS
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) ISO 9001
1 10 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) CA Wily
2 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.23%) SmoothWall
3 2 (3.23%) StatsD
4 1 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) Oracle
3 9 (14.52%) IBM
4 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.68%) VMware
5 5 (8.06%) Perforce
6 4 (6.45%) CA
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco
6 4 (6.45%) Citrix
6 4 (6.45%) Juniper
6 4 (6.45%) ServiceNow
6 4 (6.45%) Sun
7 2 (3.23%) Adobe
7 2 (3.23%) Apigee
7 2 (3.23%) HP
7 2 (3.23%) Mashery
8 1 (1.61%) Apple
8 1 (1.61%) Brocade
8 1 (1.61%) F5