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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 115 92 94
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing Internet 49 58 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.55% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.18% 11.33% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 25
Median daily rate £394 £500 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £354 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £675 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £382 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.81 £15.83 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+25.11% +21.76%
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
599 512 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.35% 13.71% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 243 189
Median daily rate £375 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Internet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -9 26 £388 -30.49% 3
Manchester -21 11 £500 +25.00% 15
Merseyside -1 8 £325 -10.34% 3
Lancashire +3 2 - - 1
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Internet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Internet.

1 50 (42.37%) Java
2 42 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
3 31 (26.27%) Linux
4 26 (22.03%) Oracle
5 23 (19.49%) .NET
6 21 (17.80%) Unix
6 21 (17.80%) Windows
6 21 (17.80%) Finance
7 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
7 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
7 18 (15.25%) ITIL
8 17 (14.41%) Red Hat
9 16 (13.56%) CSS
9 16 (13.56%) JBoss
10 15 (12.71%) HTML
10 15 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (12.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (11.86%) IIS
11 14 (11.86%) Apache
11 14 (11.86%) HTTP
11 14 (11.86%) SSL
12 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
12 13 (11.02%) Web Services
12 13 (11.02%) Banking
13 12 (10.17%) VMware
13 12 (10.17%) PHP
13 12 (10.17%) Active Directory
13 12 (10.17%) Project Management

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (13.56%) JBoss
2 14 (11.86%) Apache
2 14 (11.86%) IIS
3 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
4 12 (10.17%) Node.js
4 12 (10.17%) WebSphere
5 11 (9.32%) Tomcat
6 9 (7.63%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (7.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (3.39%) Drupal
7 4 (3.39%) iPlanet
7 4 (3.39%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.54%) CMS
8 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.69%) CloudStack
9 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
3 2 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (6.78%) IaaS
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.85%) Office 365
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.86%) HTTP
1 14 (11.86%) SSL
2 10 (8.47%) DNS
2 10 (8.47%) Firewall
2 10 (8.47%) Intranet
3 9 (7.63%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.78%) LAN
4 8 (6.78%) WAN
5 6 (5.08%) Wireless
6 5 (4.24%) SMTP
7 3 (2.54%) BGP
7 3 (2.54%) Network Security
7 3 (2.54%) VPN
8 2 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.69%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (1.69%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.69%) FTP
8 2 (1.69%) FWSM
8 2 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) MongoDB
2 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.63%) MySQL
4 8 (6.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.54%) Big Data
6 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) MS Access
8 1 (0.85%) OLTP
8 1 (0.85%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.85%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Jenkins
1 7 (5.93%) JIRA
2 5 (4.24%) Checkstyle
2 5 (4.24%) Cucumber
2 5 (4.24%) FindBugs
2 5 (4.24%) Maven
2 5 (4.24%) Mockito
2 5 (4.24%) Selenium
2 5 (4.24%) SonarQube
2 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.39%) Introscope
4 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.69%) JUnit
5 2 (1.69%) NUnit
5 2 (1.69%) PHPUnit
5 2 (1.69%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.85%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
3 13 (11.02%) Banking
4 10 (8.47%) Billing
5 5 (4.24%) Publishing
6 4 (3.39%) Law
6 4 (3.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (29.66%) Architect
2 21 (17.80%) Developer
3 16 (13.56%) Technical Architect
4 12 (10.17%) Consultant
5 11 (9.32%) Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) Digital Architect
6 10 (8.47%) Java Architect
7 9 (7.63%) Digital Technical Architect
7 9 (7.63%) Java Consultant
8 8 (6.78%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.93%) Network Analyst
9 7 (5.93%) Network Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Senior Architect
9 7 (5.93%) Telecoms Analyst
9 7 (5.93%) Telecoms Business Analyst
10 6 (5.08%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
11 5 (4.24%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.49%) .NET
2 16 (13.56%) CSS
3 15 (12.71%) HTML
3 15 (12.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 13 (11.02%) Web Services
5 12 (10.17%) AngularJS
6 11 (9.32%) .NET Framework
6 11 (9.32%) jQuery
6 11 (9.32%) JSP
7 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET
7 8 (6.78%) LAMP
8 6 (5.08%) CAML
8 6 (5.08%) JDBC
8 6 (5.08%) Middleware
8 6 (5.08%) REST
8 6 (5.08%) SOAP
8 6 (5.08%) Spring
8 6 (5.08%) XML
8 6 (5.08%) XSLT
9 5 (4.24%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.63%) User Experience
3 8 (6.78%) PMI
4 7 (5.93%) N-Tier
5 6 (5.08%) Clustering
5 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.08%) Social Media
6 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.39%) Contactless
6 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.39%) Internet of Things
6 4 (3.39%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.39%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.54%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) BYOD
9 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.85%) iPad
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.27%) Linux
2 21 (17.80%) Unix
2 21 (17.80%) Windows
3 15 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.93%) Android
6 5 (4.24%) AIX
6 5 (4.24%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.25%) ITIL
3 12 (10.17%) Capacity Management
3 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (10.17%) Project Management
4 11 (9.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (9.32%) UML
5 10 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.47%) Web Accessibility
6 9 (7.63%) Mentoring
6 9 (7.63%) PRINCE2
7 8 (6.78%) Scrum
7 8 (6.78%) Security Management
7 8 (6.78%) TDD
8 7 (5.93%) BPMN
8 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
8 7 (5.93%) eTOM
8 7 (5.93%) MVC
8 7 (5.93%) OOP
9 6 (5.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.37%) Java
2 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
3 12 (10.17%) PHP
3 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
4 10 (8.47%) Python
4 10 (8.47%) SQL
5 8 (6.78%) C#
6 7 (5.93%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.93%) VB
7 5 (4.24%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.24%) FQL
7 5 (4.24%) Jython
7 5 (4.24%) Korn
7 5 (4.24%) Perl
8 3 (2.54%) R
8 3 (2.54%) Ruby
9 2 (1.69%) VBScript
10 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (7.63%) Degree
1 9 (7.63%) ISEB
1 9 (7.63%) PMI Certification
2 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) CCNP
3 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.08%) MCITP
3 6 (5.08%) MCTS
3 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.08%) RHCE
3 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.24%) CISSP
5 3 (2.54%) CCNA
5 3 (2.54%) CISM
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) CCIE
6 1 (0.85%) CCSP
6 1 (0.85%) PMP
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) ISO 9001
1 9 (7.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.39%) SLA
3 3 (2.54%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.08%) UAG
3 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.69%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.69%) vSphere
5 2 (1.69%) Xen
5 2 (1.69%) XenServer
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.85%) Snort
6 1 (0.85%) vCloud
6 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (8.47%) Puppet
3 8 (6.78%) Red Hat Satellite
3 8 (6.78%) StatsD
4 4 (3.39%) CA Wily
4 4 (3.39%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.69%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.69%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.69%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (22.03%) Oracle
2 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 17 (14.41%) Red Hat
4 12 (10.17%) VMware
5 10 (8.47%) Citrix
5 10 (8.47%) IBM
6 9 (7.63%) Cisco
7 8 (6.78%) Apigee
7 8 (6.78%) Brocade
7 8 (6.78%) Mashery
8 7 (5.93%) HP
9 6 (5.08%) F5
10 5 (4.24%) Juniper
10 5 (4.24%) Perforce
11 4 (3.39%) CA
11 4 (3.39%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.39%) Sun
12 3 (2.54%) Tableau
12 3 (2.54%) Teradata
13 2 (1.69%) EnterpriseDB
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