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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 113 110 111
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Internet 41 45 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.19% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.62% 10.09% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 13
Median daily rate £405 £538 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.65% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £342 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £700 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.16 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.91% -10.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £16.16 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+21.34% +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
538 446 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.70% 11.81% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 222 199
Median daily rate £389 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -6 15 £428 +6.87% 21
Merseyside +10 14 £325 +30.65% 2
Cheshire -9 8 £383 -30.36% 6
Lancashire -8 2 £440 -20.00% 1
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 39 (37.50%) Java
2 38 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
3 29 (27.88%) Windows
4 22 (21.15%) Linux
4 22 (21.15%) Microsoft
5 20 (19.23%) Active Directory
5 20 (19.23%) .NET
6 18 (17.31%) Oracle
7 16 (15.38%) Web Services
7 16 (15.38%) Project Management
7 16 (15.38%) Finance
8 15 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (14.42%) HTML
8 15 (14.42%) PHP
8 15 (14.42%) SQL
9 14 (13.46%) XML
9 14 (13.46%) CSS
9 14 (13.46%) DNS
9 14 (13.46%) VMware
9 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (12.50%) TDD
10 13 (12.50%) Red Hat
10 13 (12.50%) IIS
10 13 (12.50%) UML
10 13 (12.50%) ITIL
11 12 (11.54%) JBoss
11 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
11 12 (11.54%) Unix
11 12 (11.54%) SQL Server

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 (12.50%) IIS
2 12 (11.54%) JBoss
2 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.65%) Apache
4 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
5 6 (5.77%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.85%) Drupal
6 4 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (2.88%) CMS
7 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.88%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.92%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.92%) SAS
8 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.81%) MS Office
2 2 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.92%) Mingle
3 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.92%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.81%) IaaS
3 4 (3.85%) Office 365
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.46%) DNS
2 12 (11.54%) Firewall
2 12 (11.54%) HTTP
2 12 (11.54%) LAN
2 12 (11.54%) WAN
3 11 (10.58%) Intranet
4 9 (8.65%) SSL
4 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.77%) DHCP
6 5 (4.81%) VPN
6 5 (4.81%) Wireless
7 4 (3.85%) Network Security
8 3 (2.88%) MPLS
8 3 (2.88%) SMTP
9 2 (1.92%) ADSL
9 2 (1.92%) BGP
9 2 (1.92%) DSL
9 2 (1.92%) FTP
9 2 (1.92%) VRRP
9 2 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) MySQL
3 7 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.92%) Big Data
7 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.96%) Informix
8 1 (0.96%) MS Access
8 1 (0.96%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.96%) OLTP
8 1 (0.96%) OrientDB
8 1 (0.96%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.96%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.96%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Jenkins
1 10 (9.62%) JIRA
2 7 (6.73%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.73%) Selenium
3 6 (5.77%) JUnit
3 6 (5.77%) Subversion
4 5 (4.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.81%) Mockito
4 5 (4.81%) SonarQube
4 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.85%) Checkstyle
5 4 (3.85%) FindBugs
5 4 (3.85%) Maven
6 3 (2.88%) Calabash
6 3 (2.88%) Hudson
6 3 (2.88%) Robotium
6 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.88%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.92%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.73%) Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Marketing
4 5 (4.81%) Publishing
5 4 (3.85%) Law
6 3 (2.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.96%) Back Office
7 1 (0.96%) Electronics
7 1 (0.96%) Games
7 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (21.15%) Developer
2 21 (20.19%) Architect
3 19 (18.27%) Analyst
4 12 (11.54%) Technical Architect
5 9 (8.65%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Network Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Telecoms Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Digital Architect
7 7 (6.73%) Digital Technical Architect
8 6 (5.77%) Network Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Android Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Digital Architect
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Technical Architect
9 5 (4.81%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) .NET
2 16 (15.38%) Web Services
3 15 (14.42%) HTML
4 14 (13.46%) CSS
4 14 (13.46%) XML
5 12 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
7 10 (9.62%) JSP
8 9 (8.65%) AngularJS
8 9 (8.65%) jQuery
8 9 (8.65%) Node.js
8 9 (8.65%) REST
9 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 8 (7.69%) LAMP
10 7 (6.73%) Spring
11 6 (5.77%) SOAP
12 5 (4.81%) CAML
12 5 (4.81%) JDBC
12 5 (4.81%) Servlets
12 5 (4.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.62%) User Experience
3 8 (7.69%) PMI
4 7 (6.73%) N-Tier
5 6 (5.77%) Clustering
6 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.81%) Internet of Things
7 4 (3.85%) Social Media
8 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.88%) Online Banking
8 3 (2.88%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.88%) Streaming Media
8 3 (2.88%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.88%) Windows
2 22 (21.15%) Linux
3 12 (11.54%) Unix
4 11 (10.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.73%) Android
6 7 (6.73%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.38%) Project Management
3 15 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (12.50%) ITIL
4 13 (12.50%) TDD
4 13 (12.50%) UML
5 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (10.58%) E-Commerce
6 11 (10.58%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.65%) OOP
7 9 (8.65%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.65%) Scrum
8 8 (7.69%) BPMN
8 8 (7.69%) Capacity Management
8 8 (7.69%) eTOM
8 8 (7.69%) Migration
8 8 (7.69%) Security Management
9 7 (6.73%) MVC
9 7 (6.73%) Web Accessibility
10 6 (5.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.50%) Java
2 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
3 15 (14.42%) PHP
3 15 (14.42%) SQL
4 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.69%) C#
6 6 (5.77%) VB
7 5 (4.81%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.81%) Python
8 4 (3.85%) FQL
9 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.92%) R
10 2 (1.92%) Ruby
10 2 (1.92%) VBScript
11 1 (0.96%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.96%) C
11 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (11.54%) Degree
1 12 (11.54%) ISEB
2 9 (8.65%) PMI Certification
3 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.77%) MCITP
4 6 (5.77%) MCTS
4 6 (5.77%) RHCE
5 5 (4.81%) CCNP
6 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.88%) CCNA
7 3 (2.88%) CISM
7 3 (2.88%) CISSP
8 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.96%) PMP
9 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.77%) UAG
3 5 (4.81%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.92%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.96%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.96%) Firmware
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.96%) Snort
6 1 (0.96%) vCloud
6 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Puppet
1 8 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.81%) StatsD
3 4 (3.85%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.92%) SmoothWall
4 2 (1.92%) vMotion
5 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.31%) Oracle
3 14 (13.46%) VMware
4 13 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 10 (9.62%) HP
6 9 (8.65%) Cisco
7 8 (7.69%) Brocade
7 8 (7.69%) Citrix
8 7 (6.73%) IBM
9 6 (5.77%) Perforce
10 5 (4.81%) Apigee
10 5 (4.81%) F5
10 5 (4.81%) Mashery
11 4 (3.85%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.88%) Adobe
12 3 (2.88%) Dell
12 3 (2.88%) Juniper
12 3 (2.88%) Lotus
13 2 (1.92%) EMC
13 2 (1.92%) Teradata