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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 62 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -12
Contract jobs citing Internet 9 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.69% 2.31% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 13.83% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £515 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.89% +28.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £16.58
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -3.46%
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
135 94 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.42% 16.73% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 38 40
Average daily rate £381 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 £15.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.58% -41.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.00 £21.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £37.00 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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
Brentwood - 1 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - - 1
Internet
East of England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) .NET
3 7 (35.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) MS Office
3 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) JBoss
4 6 (30.00%) Apache
4 6 (30.00%) HTML
4 6 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (30.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (25.00%) Release Management
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) Publishing
5 5 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) Automotive
6 4 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 6 (30.00%) JBoss
1 6 (30.00%) Apache
2 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (5.00%) GlassFish
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (15.00%) MS Project
4 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.00%) IntruShield
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
2 1 (5.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MSTest
1 4 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (20.00%) QUnit
2 3 (15.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.00%) NUnit
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) VisualVM
General
1 5 (25.00%) Publishing
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Web Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Web Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (30.00%) XML
3 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (30.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) WCF
5 4 (20.00%) WPF
5 4 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 4 (20.00%) jQuery
5 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 2 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (10.00%) CSS3
7 2 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) EMV
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) UNIX
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Release Management
2 5 (25.00%) MVC
2 5 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (20.00%) OOP
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Cyber Security
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (5.00%) Opsview
2 1 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Splunk
4 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.00%) Rapid7
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) CA
4 1 (5.00%) webMethods
4 1 (5.00%) NetIQ
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) Altiris
4 1 (5.00%) Tripwire
4 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
4 1 (5.00%) Qualys
4 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds