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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 108 82 94
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing Internet 42 93 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 2.08% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 15.95% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 65 29
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £588 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £395 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £12.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +35.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.16 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.08 £17.77 £16.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.13 £17.33 £12.62
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +37.32%
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
525 583 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.00% 13.03% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 329 273
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 67 52
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -17.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.99 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +4 20 £425 +6.25% 30
Merseyside +13 11 £350 -17.64% 6
Lancashire +1 5 £575 +18.98% 7
Cheshire -29 5 £425 -10.52% 18
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 32 (36.78%) Java
2 31 (35.63%) Windows
3 30 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
4 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
5 18 (20.69%) XML
6 16 (18.39%) Project Management
6 16 (18.39%) Linux
7 15 (17.24%) ITIL
7 15 (17.24%) Finance
7 15 (17.24%) TDD
8 14 (16.09%) VMware
8 14 (16.09%) E-Commerce
8 14 (16.09%) SQL
8 14 (16.09%) .NET
8 14 (16.09%) Red Hat
8 14 (16.09%) DNS
9 13 (14.94%) LAN
9 13 (14.94%) WAN
9 13 (14.94%) Oracle
9 13 (14.94%) REST
10 12 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (13.79%) Scrum
10 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
10 12 (13.79%) SharePoint
10 12 (13.79%) Web Services
10 12 (13.79%) JBoss
10 12 (13.79%) HTTP
11 11 (12.64%) HP

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 12 (13.79%) JBoss
1 12 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.64%) IIS
3 8 (9.20%) Apache
4 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.90%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.45%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.30%) ColdFusion
8 2 (2.30%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.30%) SAS
8 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.15%) Confluence
9 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Office
2 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.30%) Mingle
4 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.30%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) DNS
2 13 (14.94%) LAN
2 13 (14.94%) WAN
3 12 (13.79%) HTTP
4 11 (12.64%) Firewall
5 9 (10.34%) SSL
6 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
6 7 (8.05%) VPN
7 6 (6.90%) DHCP
7 6 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (5.75%) VoIP
9 4 (4.60%) Intranet
9 4 (4.60%) Network Security
9 4 (4.60%) Wireless
10 3 (3.45%) Broadband
10 3 (3.45%) MPLS
10 3 (3.45%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.45%) VLAN
11 2 (2.30%) PBX
11 2 (2.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) MySQL
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.30%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.15%) GIS
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) Informix
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) OLTP
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.15%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Git (software)
1 9 (10.34%) JIRA
1 9 (10.34%) JUnit
1 9 (10.34%) Subversion
2 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.75%) Selenium
4 4 (4.60%) Xcode
5 3 (3.45%) Calabash
5 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.45%) Hudson
5 3 (3.45%) Mockito
5 3 (3.45%) Robotium
5 3 (3.45%) SonarQube
5 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.30%) Checkstyle
6 2 (2.30%) FindBugs
6 2 (2.30%) Maven
6 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.15%) NUnit
7 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Law
2 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 2 (2.30%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Analyst
1 17 (19.54%) Architect
2 13 (14.94%) Developer
3 6 (6.90%) Java Developer
3 6 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 5 (5.75%) Android Developer
4 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
4 5 (5.75%) Objective-C Developer
4 5 (5.75%) Systems Architect
4 5 (5.75%) Test Analyst
5 4 (4.60%) Administrator
5 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Java Mobile Developer
5 4 (4.60%) Mobile Developer
5 4 (4.60%) Software Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (4.60%) Technical Architect
5 4 (4.60%) Web Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Web Hosting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.69%) XML
2 14 (16.09%) .NET
3 13 (14.94%) REST
4 12 (13.79%) Web Services
5 9 (10.34%) HTML
5 9 (10.34%) JSON
6 8 (9.20%) JSP
6 8 (9.20%) LAMP
7 7 (8.05%) .NET Framework
7 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET
7 7 (8.05%) SOAP
8 6 (6.90%) CSS
9 5 (5.75%) RESTful
10 4 (4.60%) CAML
10 4 (4.60%) Cocoa
10 4 (4.60%) J2EE
10 4 (4.60%) Spring
10 4 (4.60%) XSD
11 3 (3.45%) JDBC
11 3 (3.45%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) PMI
3 7 (8.05%) Clustering
3 7 (8.05%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.75%) Internet of Things
4 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.60%) N-Tier
5 4 (4.60%) User Experience
6 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.45%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.45%) Streaming Media
7 2 (2.30%) BYOD
7 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.30%) EPoS
7 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.63%) Windows
2 16 (18.39%) Linux
3 12 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 8 (9.20%) Android
6 8 (9.20%) Apple iOS
6 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
7 7 (8.05%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.90%) Unix
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.15%) AIX
11 1 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.39%) Project Management
3 15 (17.24%) ITIL
3 15 (17.24%) TDD
4 14 (16.09%) E-Commerce
5 12 (13.79%) Scrum
5 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 12 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.64%) OOP
7 9 (10.34%) PRINCE2
8 8 (9.20%) Automated Testing
8 8 (9.20%) BDD
8 8 (9.20%) Capacity Management
8 8 (9.20%) Security Management
9 7 (8.05%) Migration
9 7 (8.05%) Mobile Development
9 7 (8.05%) Open Source
9 7 (8.05%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (8.05%) UML
10 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.78%) Java
2 14 (16.09%) SQL
3 11 (12.64%) PHP
4 10 (11.49%) PowerShell
5 8 (9.20%) Objective-C
6 7 (8.05%) C#
6 7 (8.05%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.90%) VB
8 4 (4.60%) Apple Swift
8 4 (4.60%) FQL
9 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.30%) VBScript
11 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.15%) C
11 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.15%) Ruby
11 1 (1.15%) Scala
11 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (10.34%) PMI Certification
2 8 (9.20%) CCNP
2 8 (9.20%) Degree
2 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.05%) MCTS
4 6 (6.90%) ISEB
4 6 (6.90%) MCITP
4 6 (6.90%) RHCE
5 4 (4.60%) CCIE
5 4 (4.60%) CCNA
5 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.15%) CCSP
8 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) UAG
2 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.15%) Firmware
5 1 (1.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Puppet
1 8 (9.20%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (4.60%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.30%) SmoothWall
3 2 (2.30%) vMotion
4 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.15%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.09%) Red Hat
2 14 (16.09%) VMware
3 13 (14.94%) Oracle
4 11 (12.64%) HP
5 9 (10.34%) Cisco
6 8 (9.20%) Brocade
7 6 (6.90%) Citrix
8 4 (4.60%) F5
8 4 (4.60%) IBM
8 4 (4.60%) Perforce
8 4 (4.60%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.45%) Dell
9 3 (3.45%) Juniper
9 3 (3.45%) Lotus
9 3 (3.45%) SAP
10 2 (2.30%) Infor
10 2 (2.30%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.30%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.30%) Sony
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