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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 110 92 108
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing Internet 41 70 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 1.64% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.88% 13.18% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 22
Median daily rate £425 £492 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.53% +35.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £361 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £12.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +35.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.16 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.77 £16.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.56 £16.16 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+14.82% +13.40%
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
520 531 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 12.47% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 290 246
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £226 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 51
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Manchester +15 22 £425 -10.52% 29
Merseyside +17 10 £338 +150.00% 4
Lancashire +1 4 £575 +12.57% 3
Cheshire -26 3 £325 -29.72% 13
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.08%) Java
3 31 (34.83%) Windows
4 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
5 22 (24.72%) Active Directory
6 21 (23.60%) XML
7 17 (19.10%) Project Management
7 17 (19.10%) SQL
8 16 (17.98%) E-Commerce
8 16 (17.98%) Finance
9 15 (16.85%) VMware
9 15 (16.85%) TDD
9 15 (16.85%) Linux
9 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
9 15 (16.85%) .NET
10 14 (15.73%) HTTP
10 14 (15.73%) DNS
10 14 (15.73%) Oracle
10 14 (15.73%) Web Services
10 14 (15.73%) ITIL
10 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
11 13 (14.61%) Firewall
11 13 (14.61%) SharePoint
11 13 (14.61%) LAN
11 13 (14.61%) WAN
11 13 (14.61%) Red Hat
11 13 (14.61%) REST
12 12 (13.48%) HP
12 12 (13.48%) OOP
12 12 (13.48%) JBoss

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 13 (14.61%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.48%) IIS
2 12 (13.48%) JBoss
3 8 (8.99%) Apache
4 7 (7.87%) WebSphere
5 6 (6.74%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
7 4 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (4.49%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (4.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (3.37%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.25%) ColdFusion
9 2 (2.25%) SAS
9 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
10 1 (1.12%) CMS
10 1 (1.12%) Confluence
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) MS Office
2 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.25%) Mingle
4 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.25%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Office 365
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.73%) DNS
1 14 (15.73%) HTTP
2 13 (14.61%) Firewall
2 13 (14.61%) LAN
2 13 (14.61%) WAN
3 9 (10.11%) SSL
4 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.87%) VPN
6 6 (6.74%) DHCP
7 5 (5.62%) Wireless
8 4 (4.49%) Intranet
9 3 (3.37%) MPLS
9 3 (3.37%) Unified Communications
9 3 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.25%) BGP
10 2 (2.25%) DSL
10 2 (2.25%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.25%) NAS
10 2 (2.25%) Network Security
10 2 (2.25%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.11%) MySQL
3 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.12%) GIS
6 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.12%) Informix
6 1 (1.12%) MS Access
6 1 (1.12%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.12%) OLTP
6 1 (1.12%) OrientDB
6 1 (1.12%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.12%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) JIRA
2 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.11%) JUnit
3 9 (10.11%) Subversion
4 7 (7.87%) Selenium
5 5 (5.62%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.62%) Mockito
5 5 (5.62%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.49%) Checkstyle
6 4 (4.49%) FindBugs
6 4 (4.49%) Maven
6 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.49%) Xcode
7 3 (3.37%) Calabash
7 3 (3.37%) Hudson
7 3 (3.37%) Robotium
7 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.12%) QUnit
General
1 16 (17.98%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Law
4 3 (3.37%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (1.12%) Electronics
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Analyst
1 18 (20.22%) Developer
2 15 (16.85%) Architect
3 7 (7.87%) Java Developer
4 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) Network Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Android Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Objective-C Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) Systems Architect
5 5 (5.62%) Technical Architect
5 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.49%) Java Android Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Java Mobile Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Network Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Web Hosting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) XML
2 15 (16.85%) .NET
3 14 (15.73%) Web Services
4 13 (14.61%) REST
5 12 (13.48%) HTML
6 11 (12.36%) CSS
7 10 (11.24%) JSP
8 9 (10.11%) JSON
9 8 (8.99%) .NET Framework
9 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET
9 8 (8.99%) jQuery
9 8 (8.99%) LAMP
10 7 (7.87%) SOAP
11 6 (6.74%) Spring
11 6 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (5.62%) CAML
12 5 (5.62%) Java EE
12 5 (5.62%) JDBC
12 5 (5.62%) Servlets
12 5 (5.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) PMI
3 7 (7.87%) Clustering
3 7 (7.87%) N-Tier
4 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.62%) Internet of Things
4 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.49%) User Experience
6 3 (3.37%) BYOD
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.37%) Online Banking
6 3 (3.37%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.37%) Streaming Media
7 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.25%) EPoS
7 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Windows
2 15 (16.85%) Linux
3 11 (12.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.99%) Android
5 8 (8.99%) Apple iOS
5 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.62%) Unix
6 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (3.37%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.10%) Project Management
3 16 (17.98%) E-Commerce
4 15 (16.85%) TDD
5 14 (15.73%) ITIL
5 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
6 12 (13.48%) OOP
6 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.36%) Scrum
8 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.11%) UML
9 8 (8.99%) Automated Testing
9 8 (8.99%) Capacity Management
9 8 (8.99%) Migration
9 8 (8.99%) Security Management
10 7 (7.87%) BDD
10 7 (7.87%) Integration Testing
10 7 (7.87%) MVC
10 7 (7.87%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.08%) Java
2 17 (19.10%) SQL
3 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.36%) PHP
4 11 (12.36%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.99%) C#
5 8 (8.99%) Objective-C
6 6 (6.74%) VB
7 4 (4.49%) Apple Swift
7 4 (4.49%) FQL
8 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.25%) VBScript
10 1 (1.12%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.12%) C
10 1 (1.12%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.12%) Ruby
10 1 (1.12%) Scala
10 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 9 (10.11%) PMI Certification
3 8 (8.99%) ISEB
4 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.74%) MCITP
5 6 (6.74%) MCTS
5 6 (6.74%) RHCE
6 5 (5.62%) CCNP
7 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.37%) CCNA
8 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.12%) CISM
10 1 (1.12%) CISSP
10 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.12%) PMP
10 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) QA
System Software
1 22 (24.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) UAG
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.12%) Firmware
6 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) Puppet
1 8 (8.99%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (4.49%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.25%) SmoothWall
3 2 (2.25%) vMotion
4 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.85%) VMware
3 14 (15.73%) Oracle
4 13 (14.61%) Red Hat
5 12 (13.48%) HP
6 8 (8.99%) Brocade
7 7 (7.87%) Cisco
8 6 (6.74%) IBM
8 6 (6.74%) Perforce
9 5 (5.62%) Citrix
10 4 (4.49%) F5
10 4 (4.49%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.37%) Dell
11 3 (3.37%) Juniper
11 3 (3.37%) Lotus
12 2 (2.25%) Infor
12 2 (2.25%) NETGEAR
12 2 (2.25%) SAP
12 2 (2.25%) SonicWALL
12 2 (2.25%) Sony
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