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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 61 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Internet 7 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.90% 2.63% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.83% 15.85% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 13
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£313 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.60% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £363 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £18.73 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -4.54%
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
145 164 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.61% 16.57% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 79 91
Average daily rate £345 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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
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 22 December 2014. 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
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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
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) IronPort
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) .NET

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Informix
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (8.33%) Mockito
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Introscope
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Information Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Security Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) XSL
3 1 (8.33%) WSDL
3 1 (8.33%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) PowerMock
3 1 (8.33%) JAX-RS
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) JDBC
3 1 (8.33%) Servlets
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) CESG
1 1 (8.33%) Online Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) BS7799
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IronPort
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Compuware
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Perforce
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
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