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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 48 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Internet 24 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.82% 1.78% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.02% 11.86% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 3
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£440 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +10.52%
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
141 118 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.57% 15.03% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 37 46
Average daily rate £388 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -2 7 £638 - 6
Chester +9 3 £363 +9.02% 2
Knutsford -2 1 £440 -2.22%
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (48.48%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
2 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 13 (39.39%) Oracle
2 13 (39.39%) Finance
3 12 (36.36%) Windows
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (27.27%) JSON
5 9 (27.27%) Web Services
5 9 (27.27%) XML
6 8 (24.24%) Citrix
7 7 (21.21%) Linux
7 7 (21.21%) UNIX
7 7 (21.21%) Python
7 7 (21.21%) Selenium
7 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
7 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
7 7 (21.21%) Web Accessibility
7 7 (21.21%) Teradata
7 7 (21.21%) Hadoop
7 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
7 7 (21.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (21.21%) R
7 7 (21.21%) Node.js
7 7 (21.21%) Tableau
7 7 (21.21%) Machine Learning
7 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
7 7 (21.21%) IaaS
7 7 (21.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (21.21%) Node.js
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) IaaS
2 6 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) HTTP
2 4 (12.12%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) Wireless
3 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (9.09%) Network Security
3 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) LAN
3 3 (9.09%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) DHCP
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) Intranet
5 1 (3.03%) VoIP
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Hadoop
1 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
1 7 (21.21%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (18.18%) Big Data
2 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 6 (18.18%) Informix
2 6 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (18.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Selenium
2 6 (18.18%) JUnit
2 6 (18.18%) Mockito
2 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) SonarQube
3 2 (6.06%) Introscope
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Technical Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Technical Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.12%) Digital Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Administrator
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Digital Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Business Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Engagement Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 9 (27.27%) Web Services
2 9 (27.27%) XML
2 9 (27.27%) JSON
3 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
3 7 (21.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (18.18%) Spring
4 6 (18.18%) RESTful
4 6 (18.18%) PowerMock
4 6 (18.18%) JAX-RS
4 6 (18.18%) XSL
4 6 (18.18%) WSDL
4 6 (18.18%) JAX-RPC
4 6 (18.18%) .NET
4 6 (18.18%) J2EE
4 6 (18.18%) CSS
4 6 (18.18%) JDBC
4 6 (18.18%) Servlets
4 6 (18.18%) SOAP
5 3 (9.09%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Visualisation
3 4 (12.12%) Online Banking
4 3 (9.09%) PKI
5 2 (6.06%) Open Source
5 2 (6.06%) User Experience
5 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
5 2 (6.06%) Device Driver
6 1 (3.03%) Handset
6 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 7 (21.21%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Web Accessibility
2 7 (21.21%) Machine Learning
3 6 (18.18%) Web Application Development
3 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 6 (18.18%) TDD
4 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) SOA
5 3 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Service Management
7 1 (3.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) Python
3 7 (21.21%) R
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (21.21%) StatsD
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) Citrix
3 7 (21.21%) Teradata
3 7 (21.21%) Tableau
4 6 (18.18%) IBM
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) IronPort
6 2 (6.06%) Perforce
6 2 (6.06%) Compuware
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) AppSense
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