The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 50 60 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs citing Internet 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.87% 0.57% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 5.19% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £309 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% -22.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +10.52%
Internet
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 77 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.34% 10.89% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 27
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.21 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% -19.15%
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 Essex

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Internet
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 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
Chelmsford - 2 £233 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Thurrock - - - -
Internet
East of England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) MS Project
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 2 (20.00%) NHS
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) NetIQ

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Moodle
1 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (20.00%) IntruShield
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) VoIP
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (10.00%) Intranet
3 1 (10.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) DHTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSL
1 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) PhoneGap
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) PrimeFaces
1 1 (10.00%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Snort
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (20.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Avaya
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) NetIQ
2 2 (20.00%) Symantec
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee
2 2 (20.00%) Altiris
2 2 (20.00%) Tripwire
2 2 (20.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (20.00%) Qualys
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (20.00%) Splunk
2 2 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (20.00%) Rapid7
3 1 (10.00%) Mitel
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix