The first table below looks at the demand for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 31 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Internet 18 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.26% 0.46% 3.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.38% 3.33% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
Average daily rate £575 £500 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +12.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -2.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
77 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.20% 13.89% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 17
Average daily rate £250 £253 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £403 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -6.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Internet
North West

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Internet
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Lancaster - 1 - -
Blackburn - - - -
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 15 (71.43%) PRINCE2
1 15 (71.43%) Finance
2 14 (66.67%) ISEB
2 14 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 11 (52.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 11 (52.38%) APMP
3 11 (52.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (47.62%) Supplier Management
5 7 (33.33%) Degree
5 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 6 (28.57%) Project Management
7 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
7 5 (23.81%) PRINCE
7 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
8 4 (19.05%) Local Government
8 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL
10 2 (9.52%) Scrum
10 2 (9.52%) Windows
10 2 (9.52%) Test Management
10 2 (9.52%) JIRA
11 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
11 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
11 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
11 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
11 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
11 1 (4.76%) Active Directory

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 15 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Integration Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Environment Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Business Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) PRINCE2
2 11 (52.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (47.62%) Supplier Management
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
5 5 (23.81%) PRINCE
5 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Scrum
8 2 (9.52%) Test Management
9 1 (4.76%) Workflow
9 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
1 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) ISEB
1 14 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 11 (52.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 11 (52.38%) APMP
3 7 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy
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