The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 72 62 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs citing Internet 13 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.92% 1.63% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.74% 12.00% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.79% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+17.74% +14.81%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
168 150 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.93% 13.57% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 72 86
Average daily rate £320 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Internet
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) WAN
3 12 (29.27%) Windows
4 11 (26.83%) LAN
4 11 (26.83%) Software Engineering
5 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (21.95%) VPLS
5 9 (21.95%) Migration
5 9 (21.95%) Firewall
5 9 (21.95%) Wireless
5 9 (21.95%) Nortel
5 9 (21.95%) CheckPoint
5 9 (21.95%) MPLS
5 9 (21.95%) OSPF
5 9 (21.95%) EIGRP
5 9 (21.95%) Cisco
5 9 (21.95%) Oracle
6 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.51%) Project Management
6 8 (19.51%) BGP
6 8 (19.51%) DMZ
6 8 (19.51%) SolarWinds
6 8 (19.51%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (19.51%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (19.51%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (17.07%) Scrum
7 7 (17.07%) Linux
7 7 (17.07%) .NET
8 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 6 (14.63%) HTML

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
1 4 (9.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) WAN
2 11 (26.83%) LAN
3 9 (21.95%) EIGRP
3 9 (21.95%) Firewall
3 9 (21.95%) Wireless
3 9 (21.95%) VPLS
3 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (21.95%) MPLS
3 9 (21.95%) OSPF
4 8 (19.51%) BGP
4 8 (19.51%) DMZ
4 8 (19.51%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (12.20%) AMQP
6 4 (9.76%) NAS
6 4 (9.76%) SAN
7 1 (2.44%) Bluetooth
7 1 (2.44%) GSM
7 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
1 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.76%) Big Data
2 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
2 4 (9.76%) Subversion
2 4 (9.76%) Gradle
2 4 (9.76%) Ant
2 4 (9.76%) JUnit
2 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.76%) Mercurial
2 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.44%) GoogleTest
3 1 (2.44%) NUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Project Leader
1 11 (26.83%) Technical Project Leader
2 7 (17.07%) Programme Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) UI Designer
3 6 (14.63%) Designer
4 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Interface Designer
7 1 (2.44%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.44%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.44%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) HTML
3 5 (12.20%) CSS
3 5 (12.20%) JMS
3 5 (12.20%) HTML5
3 5 (12.20%) CSS3
3 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
3 5 (12.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (9.76%) Java EE
4 4 (9.76%) JSON
4 4 (9.76%) Web Services
4 4 (9.76%) EJB
5 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.88%) jQuery
7 1 (2.44%) WinForms
7 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.44%) Software Packaging
7 1 (2.44%) WCF
7 1 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Informatics
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Life Science
2 4 (9.76%) Open Source
3 2 (4.88%) New Media
3 2 (4.88%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Handset
4 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 5 (12.20%) UNIX
4 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.83%) Software Engineering
3 9 (21.95%) Migration
4 8 (19.51%) Project Management
4 8 (19.51%) Agile Project Management
5 7 (17.07%) Scrum
6 5 (12.20%) OO
6 5 (12.20%) TDD
6 5 (12.20%) Project Governance
7 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.76%) MapReduce
7 4 (9.76%) User Stories
7 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Usability Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.44%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.20%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) DV Cleared
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) MCPD
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (9.76%) Puppet
2 4 (9.76%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Oracle
1 9 (21.95%) Cisco
1 9 (21.95%) Nortel
1 9 (21.95%) CheckPoint
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) SolarWinds
3 5 (12.20%) Atlassian
4 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Meru Networks