The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 111 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing Internet 40 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.46% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.05% 11.80% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 18
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£525 £493 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% +51.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £750 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £18.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.00 £14.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -
Internet
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
442 373 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.17% 12.35% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 189 147
Average daily rate £325 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Internet
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
Manchester -14 16 £400 +3.22% 17
Cheshire +9 15 £525 +50.00% 6
Lancashire -10 3 £550 -4.34%
Merseyside -14 3 £249 -16.38% 2
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 46 (41.07%) Windows
2 37 (33.04%) Java
3 32 (28.57%) Oracle
4 29 (25.89%) Web Services
4 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (24.11%) HTML
6 26 (23.21%) Security Cleared
7 21 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 21 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 20 (17.86%) Citrix
8 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
9 19 (16.96%) Linux
9 19 (16.96%) Finance
10 18 (16.07%) JSON
10 18 (16.07%) UNIX
11 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
11 17 (15.18%) TDD
11 17 (15.18%) Firewall
12 16 (14.29%) Degree
12 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (13.39%) Cisco
13 15 (13.39%) .NET
13 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
13 15 (13.39%) Incident Management
14 14 (12.50%) Active Directory
14 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
15 13 (11.61%) Hadoop
15 13 (11.61%) Cucumber
15 13 (11.61%) MongoDB
15 13 (11.61%) Big Data

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (8.04%) IIS
1 9 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.14%) Node.js
3 7 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (5.36%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (4.46%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.46%) Confluence
6 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.79%) JBoss
6 2 (1.79%) Apache
6 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.79%) CMS
7 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.89%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.89%) Lync
7 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) MS Office
2 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.89%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.14%) IaaS
3 3 (2.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.18%) Firewall
2 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.71%) OSPF
3 12 (10.71%) BGP
3 12 (10.71%) DNS
4 11 (9.82%) Wireless
4 11 (9.82%) VPN
4 11 (9.82%) SAN
5 10 (8.93%) WAN
6 9 (8.04%) HTTP
6 9 (8.04%) NAS
7 8 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (7.14%) DMZ
7 8 (7.14%) DHCP
7 8 (7.14%) VPLS
7 8 (7.14%) iSCSI
7 8 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (7.14%) MPLS
7 8 (7.14%) EIGRP
8 6 (5.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) Hadoop
1 13 (11.61%) MongoDB
1 13 (11.61%) Big Data
1 13 (11.61%) Oracle Database
2 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (5.36%) Informix
5 5 (4.46%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.68%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.79%) MySQL
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (11.61%) JUnit
1 13 (11.61%) Cucumber
2 9 (8.04%) Subversion
3 8 (7.14%) Selenium
4 7 (6.25%) Ant
5 6 (5.36%) Mockito
5 6 (5.36%) JIRA
6 5 (4.46%) Eclipse
6 5 (4.46%) Mercurial
6 5 (4.46%) Gradle
7 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.79%) XMLUnit
8 2 (1.79%) HttpUnit
9 1 (0.89%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.89%) Introscope
9 1 (0.89%) NUnit
9 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.89%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Banking
2 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.68%) Marketing
3 3 (2.68%) Publishing
3 3 (2.68%) Games
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Back Office
5 1 (0.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (21.43%) Architect
2 16 (14.29%) Developer
2 16 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 14 (12.50%) Analyst
4 11 (9.82%) Desktop Support
4 11 (9.82%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Trainer
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Technical Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Digital Technical Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Digital Architect
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Digital Architect
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.89%) Web Services
2 27 (24.11%) HTML
3 18 (16.07%) JSON
4 15 (13.39%) .NET
5 11 (9.82%) XML
6 10 (8.93%) CSS
6 10 (8.93%) RESTful
6 10 (8.93%) AngularJS
6 10 (8.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (8.04%) SOAP
8 8 (7.14%) SAML
8 8 (7.14%) Spring
9 7 (6.25%) OAuth
9 7 (6.25%) REST
10 6 (5.36%) PowerMock
10 6 (5.36%) JAX-RS
10 6 (5.36%) WSDL
10 6 (5.36%) JAX-RPC
10 6 (5.36%) XSL
10 6 (5.36%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.04%) Clustering
4 8 (7.14%) Replication
4 8 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 8 (7.14%) Celerra
4 8 (7.14%) Visualisation
5 7 (6.25%) Device Driver
6 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.46%) BYOD
7 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.57%) User Experience
8 3 (2.68%) MHEG
8 3 (2.68%) Interactive TV
8 3 (2.68%) PKI
8 3 (2.68%) IPTV
8 3 (2.68%) Online Banking
8 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.07%) Windows
2 19 (16.96%) Linux
3 18 (16.07%) UNIX
4 8 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.14%) Solaris
5 7 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.36%) Android
7 5 (4.46%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 17 (15.18%) TDD
4 15 (13.39%) Incident Management
5 13 (11.61%) Configuration Management
6 12 (10.71%) ITIL
6 12 (10.71%) Scrum
7 11 (9.82%) Project Management
7 11 (9.82%) SDLC
8 10 (8.93%) Migration
8 10 (8.93%) Open Source
9 9 (8.04%) Integration Testing
9 9 (8.04%) Business Continuity
9 9 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (7.14%) Test Scripting
10 8 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
10 8 (7.14%) Machine Learning
11 7 (6.25%) Change Control
11 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.04%) Java
2 21 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.82%) SQL
4 8 (7.14%) Python
4 8 (7.14%) R
5 4 (3.57%) Ruby
6 3 (2.68%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.79%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.89%) JCL
8 1 (0.89%) C
8 1 (0.89%) C#
8 1 (0.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.29%) Degree
4 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.57%) CCNP
6 4 (3.57%) CCNA
7 3 (2.68%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.79%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.79%) CISSP
8 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.89%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.89%) ISEB
9 1 (0.89%) PhD
9 1 (0.89%) CCIE
9 1 (0.89%) MCDST
9 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.14%) XenApp
3 8 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 8 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.14%) StatsD
2 5 (4.46%) Puppet
2 5 (4.46%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.57%) Nagios
3 4 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (1.79%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.89%) Icinga
6 1 (0.89%) SCCM
6 1 (0.89%) Cacti
Vendors
1 32 (28.57%) Oracle
2 20 (17.86%) Citrix
3 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
4 15 (13.39%) Cisco
5 11 (9.82%) VMware
6 10 (8.93%) CheckPoint
6 10 (8.93%) SolarWinds
7 9 (8.04%) EMC
8 8 (7.14%) Nortel
8 8 (7.14%) Tableau
8 8 (7.14%) Apigee
8 8 (7.14%) Mashery
8 8 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.14%) Teradata
9 6 (5.36%) IBM
10 5 (4.46%) Avaya
10 5 (4.46%) Juniper
10 5 (4.46%) Atlassian
11 4 (3.57%) HP
12 3 (2.68%) Infoblox
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