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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 51 62 37
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -25
Contract jobs citing Internet 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.48% 0.44% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 4.55% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
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£400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -5.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £336 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.03% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +22.22%
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
72 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.10% 9.73% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 40 26
Average daily rate £325 £401 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.85% +66.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £350 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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
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 4 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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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 - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Thurrock - - - -
Internet
East of England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 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 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) MS Project
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) NetIQ
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) C#

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (11.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) IntruShield
1 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) Extranet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Autofac
2 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (22.22%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) PrimeFaces
3 1 (11.11%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (11.11%) PhoneGap
3 1 (11.11%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) LINQ
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) Nessus
2 2 (22.22%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) NetIQ
2 2 (22.22%) Symantec
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Qualys
2 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
2 2 (22.22%) Altiris
2 2 (22.22%) Tripwire
2 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
2 2 (22.22%) ArcSight
2 2 (22.22%) Splunk
2 2 (22.22%) Rapid7