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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 53 61 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Internet 26 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.60% 1.44% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.33% 9.23% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 3
Average daily rate
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£440 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
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
150 130 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.99% 15.61% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 35 49
Average daily rate £400 £340 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.03 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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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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
Warrington -10 7 £638 - 4
Chester +4 4 £350 +5.26% 3
Knutsford -4 1 £440 -2.22% 1
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (46.15%) HTML
2 17 (43.59%) Java
3 16 (41.03%) Windows
4 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
4 14 (35.90%) Oracle
4 14 (35.90%) Finance
5 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
5 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
6 10 (25.64%) Incident Management
6 10 (25.64%) JSON
6 10 (25.64%) Web Services
6 10 (25.64%) XML
7 8 (20.51%) Citrix
7 8 (20.51%) Selenium
7 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (17.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
8 7 (17.95%) StatsD
8 7 (17.95%) Apigee
8 7 (17.95%) Mashery
8 7 (17.95%) Web Accessibility
8 7 (17.95%) RESTful
8 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
8 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (17.95%) Mockito
8 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
8 7 (17.95%) MongoDB
8 7 (17.95%) Apache Cassandra

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (17.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 7 (17.95%) IBM HTTP Server
1 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
1 7 (17.95%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (17.95%) IaaS
2 6 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) HTTP
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.26%) VPN
3 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) DHCP
3 4 (10.26%) Wireless
4 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (7.69%) Network Security
4 3 (7.69%) WAN
4 3 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (2.56%) VoIP
5 1 (2.56%) Intranet
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) RDBMS
1 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
1 7 (17.95%) MongoDB
1 7 (17.95%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (17.95%) Informix
1 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (15.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Selenium
2 7 (17.95%) JUnit
2 7 (17.95%) Mockito
2 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) SonarQube
3 2 (5.13%) Introscope
3 2 (5.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) Games
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Architect
2 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Technical Architect
2 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 6 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Service Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Technical Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) Digital Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Digital Technical Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Digital Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) HTML
2 10 (25.64%) JSON
2 10 (25.64%) Web Services
2 10 (25.64%) XML
3 7 (17.95%) XSL
3 7 (17.95%) WSDL
3 7 (17.95%) JAX-RPC
3 7 (17.95%) J2EE
3 7 (17.95%) CSS
3 7 (17.95%) JDBC
3 7 (17.95%) Servlets
3 7 (17.95%) SOAP
3 7 (17.95%) RESTful
3 7 (17.95%) Spring
3 7 (17.95%) PowerMock
3 7 (17.95%) JAX-RS
3 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
3 7 (17.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (15.38%) .NET
5 3 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Visualisation
3 4 (10.26%) Online Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
4 3 (7.69%) PKI
5 2 (5.13%) Open Source
5 2 (5.13%) User Experience
5 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Handset
6 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) Incident Management
3 7 (17.95%) TDD
3 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
3 7 (17.95%) Machine Learning
3 7 (17.95%) Web Application Development
3 7 (17.95%) Web Accessibility
4 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 5 (12.82%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) SOA
6 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.56%) Time Management
8 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) User Stories
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) Java
2 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) Python
3 7 (17.95%) R
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (17.95%) StatsD
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Oracle
2 8 (20.51%) Citrix
3 7 (17.95%) IBM
3 7 (17.95%) Teradata
3 7 (17.95%) Tableau
3 7 (17.95%) Apigee
3 7 (17.95%) Mashery
4 3 (7.69%) IronPort
4 3 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Compuware
5 2 (5.13%) Perforce
6 1 (2.56%) AppSense
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
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