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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 92 91 82
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Internet 58 47 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 1.48% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.44% 12.34% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 17
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£500 £535 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% +64.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £331 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.83 - £14.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 - £14.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.83 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -10.34%
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
507 381 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.59% 11.97% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 184 125
Average daily rate £335 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 29 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.95 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Cheshire +13 28 £558 +67.66% 13
Manchester +2 21 £400 -3.03% 24
Merseyside -12 3 £363 +64.77% 1
Lancashire -7 2 £625 +8.69%
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 47 (41.96%) Windows
2 41 (36.61%) Java
3 36 (32.14%) Oracle
4 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (28.57%) Web Services
6 28 (25.00%) HTML
7 26 (23.21%) Software Engineering
8 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
9 24 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 23 (20.54%) Linux
10 23 (20.54%) Finance
11 22 (19.64%) JSON
12 21 (18.75%) TDD
13 20 (17.86%) Citrix
14 18 (16.07%) UNIX
14 18 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
15 17 (15.18%) Degree
15 17 (15.18%) Firewall
16 16 (14.29%) JUnit
16 16 (14.29%) Cucumber
17 15 (13.39%) MongoDB
17 15 (13.39%) Big Data
17 15 (13.39%) Oracle Database
17 15 (13.39%) Hadoop
17 15 (13.39%) SDLC
17 15 (13.39%) .NET
17 15 (13.39%) Cisco
17 15 (13.39%) Configuration Management
18 14 (12.50%) Scrum

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.14%) Node.js
2 8 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
2 8 (7.14%) IIS
2 8 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 7 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.25%) Confluence
4 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.79%) CMS
5 2 (1.79%) Apache
5 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.89%) Lync
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.89%) WorkSite
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.46%) MS Office
2 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 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 14 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.71%) OSPF
3 12 (10.71%) BGP
4 11 (9.82%) VPN
4 11 (9.82%) DNS
4 11 (9.82%) Wireless
5 10 (8.93%) HTTP
5 10 (8.93%) WAN
5 10 (8.93%) SAN
6 8 (7.14%) NAS
6 8 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (7.14%) iSCSI
6 8 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (7.14%) VPLS
6 8 (7.14%) EIGRP
6 8 (7.14%) MPLS
6 8 (7.14%) DMZ
7 7 (6.25%) DHCP
7 7 (6.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.39%) MongoDB
1 15 (13.39%) Big Data
1 15 (13.39%) Oracle Database
1 15 (13.39%) Hadoop
2 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.93%) RDBMS
4 8 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (7.14%) Informix
4 8 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.68%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.79%) MySQL
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (14.29%) JUnit
1 16 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 11 (9.82%) Subversion
3 10 (8.93%) Selenium
3 10 (8.93%) JIRA
4 8 (7.14%) Mockito
4 8 (7.14%) Ant
5 7 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 7 (6.25%) Gradle
5 7 (6.25%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.68%) Introscope
7 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.68%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.89%) NUnit
8 1 (0.89%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.89%) HttpUnit
8 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.89%) GoogleTest
8 1 (0.89%) XMLUnit
General
1 23 (20.54%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Banking
3 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.57%) Games
4 3 (2.68%) Publishing
4 3 (2.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (18.75%) Architect
1 21 (18.75%) Developer
2 16 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 15 (13.39%) Java Developer
4 14 (12.50%) Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
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%) Designer
9 4 (3.57%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.57%) Web Services
2 28 (25.00%) HTML
3 22 (19.64%) JSON
4 15 (13.39%) .NET
5 13 (11.61%) XML
5 13 (11.61%) CSS
6 11 (9.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
6 11 (9.82%) RESTful
7 10 (8.93%) Spring
7 10 (8.93%) SOAP
8 8 (7.14%) JAX-RS
8 8 (7.14%) PowerMock
8 8 (7.14%) WSDL
8 8 (7.14%) JDBC
8 8 (7.14%) Servlets
8 8 (7.14%) XSL
8 8 (7.14%) J2EE
8 8 (7.14%) SAML
8 8 (7.14%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.14%) Visualisation
3 8 (7.14%) Celerra
3 8 (7.14%) Clustering
3 8 (7.14%) Replication
4 6 (5.36%) Device Driver
5 5 (4.46%) Online Banking
5 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.46%) User Experience
5 5 (4.46%) BYOD
6 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.57%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.68%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.68%) Interactive TV
7 3 (2.68%) PKI
7 3 (2.68%) IPTV
7 3 (2.68%) Informatics
7 3 (2.68%) MHEG
8 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (41.96%) Windows
2 23 (20.54%) Linux
3 18 (16.07%) UNIX
4 10 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.14%) Solaris
6 6 (5.36%) Android
6 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.36%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.21%) Software Engineering
3 21 (18.75%) TDD
4 15 (13.39%) SDLC
4 15 (13.39%) Configuration Management
5 14 (12.50%) Scrum
5 14 (12.50%) Open Source
6 13 (11.61%) Incident Management
7 12 (10.71%) Project Management
8 11 (9.82%) ITIL
9 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.93%) Migration
10 9 (8.04%) OO
10 9 (8.04%) Business Continuity
10 9 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (8.04%) Integration Testing
10 9 (8.04%) Test Scripting
11 8 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
11 8 (7.14%) Machine Learning
11 8 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 41 (36.61%) Java
2 24 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.61%) SQL
4 9 (8.04%) Python
5 8 (7.14%) R
6 4 (3.57%) Ruby
6 4 (3.57%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.79%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.79%) Perl
7 2 (1.79%) C#
8 1 (0.89%) JCL
8 1 (0.89%) C++
8 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
2 17 (15.18%) Degree
3 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.57%) CCNP
5 4 (3.57%) CCNA
6 3 (2.68%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.79%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.79%) CISSP
7 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.89%) ISEB
8 1 (0.89%) CCIE
8 1 (0.89%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.89%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (7.14%) XenApp
3 8 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 8 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.89%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.14%) StatsD
2 7 (6.25%) Puppet
2 7 (6.25%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (3.57%) Nagios
4 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (1.79%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.89%) SCCM
6 1 (0.89%) Cacti
6 1 (0.89%) Icinga
Vendors
1 36 (32.14%) Oracle
2 20 (17.86%) Citrix
3 15 (13.39%) Cisco
4 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (9.82%) VMware
6 10 (8.93%) SolarWinds
6 10 (8.93%) CheckPoint
6 10 (8.93%) Red Hat
7 9 (8.04%) EMC
8 8 (7.14%) Tableau
8 8 (7.14%) Apigee
8 8 (7.14%) Mashery
8 8 (7.14%) Teradata
8 8 (7.14%) Nortel
8 8 (7.14%) IBM
9 7 (6.25%) HP
9 7 (6.25%) Atlassian
10 5 (4.46%) Avaya
10 5 (4.46%) Juniper
11 3 (2.68%) Compuware