The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 82 75 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -33
Contract jobs citing Internet 56 45 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 1.87% 3.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.14% 14.20% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 62
Average daily rate £493 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.92% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £9.63 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.90% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.93 £14.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £25.80 £31.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -2.78%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Internet
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -3 20 £575 +15.00% 1
Manchester -23 18 £325 -3.70% 22
Cheshire -10 12 £340 -20.00% 8
Merseyside +6 3 £220 -
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 25 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (16.95%) PRINCE2
4 20 (16.95%) Windows
5 19 (16.10%) Project Management
6 17 (14.41%) ISEB
6 17 (14.41%) Firewall
7 16 (13.56%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (12.71%) HTML
8 15 (12.71%) Java
9 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
9 14 (11.86%) Client/Server
9 14 (11.86%) Banking
10 13 (11.02%) LAN
10 13 (11.02%) Cisco
10 13 (11.02%) Degree
11 12 (10.17%) WAN
11 12 (10.17%) UNIX
11 12 (10.17%) CSS
11 12 (10.17%) XML
12 11 (9.32%) SQL
12 11 (9.32%) Supplier Management
12 11 (9.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (9.32%) APMP
13 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
13 10 (8.47%) Service Delivery
13 10 (8.47%) Web Services
13 10 (8.47%) VPN
13 10 (8.47%) DNS

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (4.24%) IIS
1 5 (4.24%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.69%) Mule
2 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.93%) MS Office
2 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.41%) Firewall
2 13 (11.02%) LAN
3 12 (10.17%) WAN
4 10 (8.47%) VPN
4 10 (8.47%) DNS
4 10 (8.47%) SSL
5 9 (7.63%) DMZ
5 9 (7.63%) Wireless
6 6 (5.08%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (5.08%) DHCP
7 5 (4.24%) HTTP
7 5 (4.24%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.24%) BGP
7 5 (4.24%) VLAN
7 5 (4.24%) Network Security
8 4 (3.39%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (3.39%) NetScaler
8 4 (3.39%) Intranet
8 4 (3.39%) MPLS
8 4 (3.39%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
1 9 (7.63%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.85%) DataStage
5 1 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) JIRA
2 6 (5.08%) JUnit
3 5 (4.24%) Cucumber
3 5 (4.24%) Selenium
4 4 (3.39%) HttpUnit
4 4 (3.39%) XMLUnit
4 4 (3.39%) Ant
5 2 (1.69%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.69%) Subversion
5 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.85%) Maven
General
1 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Games
3 6 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.08%) Local Government
3 6 (5.08%) Retail Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Retail
4 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.39%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.85%) French Language
7 1 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (12.71%) Project Manager
2 14 (11.86%) Consultant
3 10 (8.47%) Analyst
4 9 (7.63%) Architect
5 8 (6.78%) Network Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Test Manager
6 7 (5.93%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.93%) Integration Manager
7 6 (5.08%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Developer
8 5 (4.24%) Test Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Business Architect
8 5 (4.24%) Support Technician
8 5 (4.24%) ICT Support Technician
8 5 (4.24%) ICT Technician
9 4 (3.39%) Security Consultant
9 4 (3.39%) DBA
9 4 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.39%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (3.39%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) HTML
2 12 (10.17%) CSS
2 12 (10.17%) XML
3 10 (8.47%) Web Services
4 9 (7.63%) .NET
5 8 (6.78%) SOAP
6 7 (5.93%) Middleware
7 6 (5.08%) HTML5
7 6 (5.08%) JSP
8 5 (4.24%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.39%) jQuery
9 4 (3.39%) RESTful
9 4 (3.39%) XHTML
9 4 (3.39%) J2EE
10 3 (2.54%) DOM
10 3 (2.54%) XSLT
10 3 (2.54%) Flash
10 3 (2.54%) WSDL
10 3 (2.54%) JAX-RPC
10 3 (2.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Client/Server
2 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.93%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.08%) New Media
4 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.08%) Social Media
5 5 (4.24%) Firmware
5 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.39%) Clustering
6 4 (3.39%) GIS
6 4 (3.39%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.39%) Interactive TV
7 3 (2.54%) Statistics
7 3 (2.54%) IPTV
7 3 (2.54%) Kindle
7 3 (2.54%) MHEG
7 3 (2.54%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.69%) RIA
8 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.69%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.95%) Windows
2 12 (10.17%) UNIX
3 6 (5.08%) Linux
4 5 (4.24%) AIX
4 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.39%) Solaris
6 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.54%) Android
7 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (16.95%) PRINCE2
4 19 (16.10%) Project Management
5 11 (9.32%) Supplier Management
6 10 (8.47%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.78%) Change Management
9 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.93%) PRINCE
10 6 (5.08%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.08%) Business Development
10 6 (5.08%) Time Management
10 6 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (5.08%) Information Security
10 6 (5.08%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.08%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.08%) TDD
10 6 (5.08%) ITIL
11 5 (4.24%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.71%) Java
2 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.32%) SQL
4 8 (6.78%) Ruby
5 6 (5.08%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.08%) ActionScript
5 6 (5.08%) C#
5 6 (5.08%) PHP
6 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.54%) C++
6 3 (2.54%) XPath
7 2 (1.69%) R
7 2 (1.69%) JCL
7 2 (1.69%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) COBOL
8 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (14.41%) ISEB
2 16 (13.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 13 (11.02%) Degree
4 11 (9.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (9.32%) APMP
5 10 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (8.47%) CCNP
6 5 (4.24%) CCNA
6 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) HND
8 1 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) QA
1 4 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) Data Guard
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.85%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) Cisco
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) Axway
3 6 (5.08%) Tumbleweed
3 6 (5.08%) HP
3 6 (5.08%) IBM
3 6 (5.08%) Juniper
4 5 (4.24%) F5
5 4 (3.39%) Blue Coat
6 3 (2.54%) OpenTV
6 3 (2.54%) Akamai
7 2 (1.69%) ProCurve
7 2 (1.69%) Perforce
8 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.85%) JBoss
8 1 (0.85%) Adobe
8 1 (0.85%) CA
8 1 (0.85%) Epicor
8 1 (0.85%) Remedy
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