The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 38 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing Internet 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.53% 0.47% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 8.70% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £750 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% +9.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.16% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.15 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
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 Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.92% 5.41% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 11
Average daily rate £313 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.15 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool -2 8 £750 +78.57%
Chorley - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 23 (69.70%) Java
1 23 (69.70%) .NET
2 22 (66.67%) Unix
2 22 (66.67%) Linux
3 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
3 20 (60.61%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (48.48%) C#
4 16 (48.48%) CSS
4 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (42.42%) Mac OS X
5 14 (42.42%) Python
6 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
6 13 (39.39%) VB
6 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
6 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
6 13 (39.39%) CAML
6 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
6 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (39.39%) FQL
7 11 (33.33%) TDD
7 11 (33.33%) HTML
8 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
8 10 (30.30%) Web Accessibility
8 10 (30.30%) MongoDB
9 8 (24.24%) Eclipse
9 8 (24.24%) Web Services
9 8 (24.24%) jQuery
9 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (24.24%) Data Management
9 8 (24.24%) Jenkins

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) Apache
2 5 (15.15%) IIS
2 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Node.js
3 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
1 3 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) HTTP
2 6 (18.18%) SMTP
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) BGP
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) FWSM
5 1 (3.03%) Intranet
5 1 (3.03%) Skype
5 1 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (30.30%) MongoDB
3 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (12.12%) MySQL
4 4 (12.12%) SQLite
5 3 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (9.09%) Big Data
5 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
2 8 (24.24%) Eclipse
2 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
3 6 (18.18%) Subversion
4 5 (15.15%) JUnit
4 5 (15.15%) NUnit
4 5 (15.15%) PHPUnit
4 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
5 3 (9.09%) Hudson
5 3 (9.09%) IntelliJ
5 3 (9.09%) Maven
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Digital Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Security Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Information Assurance Leader
7 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Angular Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Digital Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 2 (6.06%) HTML Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Information Security Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (69.70%) .NET
2 16 (48.48%) CSS
3 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
3 13 (39.39%) CAML
4 11 (33.33%) HTML
5 8 (24.24%) jQuery
5 8 (24.24%) Web Services
6 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
6 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
7 4 (12.12%) Django
7 4 (12.12%) HTML5
7 4 (12.12%) LAMP
7 4 (12.12%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (12.12%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (9.09%) J2EE
8 3 (9.09%) REST
8 3 (9.09%) SOAP
8 3 (9.09%) Spring
8 3 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (9.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Social Media
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Linux
1 22 (66.67%) Unix
2 14 (42.42%) Mac OS X
3 7 (21.21%) Windows
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) TDD
3 10 (30.30%) Web Accessibility
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (24.24%) Data Management
5 6 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (18.18%) Web Design
6 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL
6 5 (15.15%) Security Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
8 3 (9.09%) BDD
8 3 (9.09%) Machine Learning
9 1 (3.03%) CRM
9 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.03%) Front End Development
9 1 (3.03%) ITSM
9 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
9 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
9 1 (3.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Java
2 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
3 16 (48.48%) C#
4 14 (42.42%) Python
5 13 (39.39%) FQL
5 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
5 13 (39.39%) VB
6 7 (21.21%) C++
6 7 (21.21%) Ruby
7 6 (18.18%) SQL
8 4 (12.12%) C
8 4 (12.12%) PHP
8 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
8 4 (12.12%) VBA
8 4 (12.12%) VBScript
9 3 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) CCNP
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.09%) StatsD
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Apigee
1 3 (9.09%) Citrix
1 3 (9.09%) Mashery
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
1 3 (9.09%) Tableau
1 3 (9.09%) Teradata
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Juniper