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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 49 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Internet 15 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.03% 2.91% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 18.57% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 11
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.09 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+24.25% +11.77%
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
155 140 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.00% 15.64% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 74 69
Average daily rate £350 £410 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £565 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -22.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £31.56 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015. 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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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 - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) HTML
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
6 4 (21.05%) Selenium
6 4 (21.05%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) J2EE
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) CSS
7 3 (15.79%) JDBC
7 3 (15.79%) Servlets
7 3 (15.79%) SOAP
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) XML
7 3 (15.79%) XSL
7 3 (15.79%) JUnit
7 3 (15.79%) Informix
7 3 (15.79%) LAN
7 3 (15.79%) WAN
7 3 (15.79%) HTTP
7 3 (15.79%) WSDL
7 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
7 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
7 3 (15.79%) IBM
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle HTTP Server

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
1 3 (15.79%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) Wireless
1 3 (15.79%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Informix
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) JUnit
2 3 (15.79%) Mockito
2 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) Introscope
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Administrator
1 3 (15.79%) Developer
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) Information Architect
1 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
1 3 (15.79%) Architect
1 3 (15.79%) Security Architect
1 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Engagement Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Lead Security Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Business Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Lead Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
3 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) J2EE
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) JDBC
2 3 (15.79%) Servlets
2 3 (15.79%) SOAP
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) XSL
2 3 (15.79%) WSDL
2 3 (15.79%) JAX-RPC
2 3 (15.79%) JSON
2 3 (15.79%) Spring
2 3 (15.79%) RESTful
2 3 (15.79%) PowerMock
2 3 (15.79%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Online Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Information Assurance
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Web Application Development
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
5 1 (5.26%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) CISA
3 1 (5.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) BS7799
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
1 3 (15.79%) IBM
1 3 (15.79%) IronPort
2 2 (10.53%) Perforce
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Compuware
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) VMware