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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 93 90 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing Internet 63 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 1.64% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 13.00% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 21
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£440 £493 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +45.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.83 £9.63 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.46% -37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £8.93 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £10.33 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
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
521 400 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 12.63% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 161 128
Average daily rate £350 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +8 26 £440 +29.41% 14
Manchester +3 25 £388 +19.23% 16
Merseyside -16 5 £250 +13.63% 1
Lancashire -15 2 £625 +8.69% 2
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 44 (44.00%) Windows
2 34 (34.00%) Oracle
3 33 (33.00%) Java
4 31 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (23.00%) Software Engineering
5 23 (23.00%) HTML
5 23 (23.00%) Linux
5 23 (23.00%) Web Services
6 22 (22.00%) Security Cleared
7 21 (21.00%) JavaScript
8 20 (20.00%) Finance
9 19 (19.00%) Citrix
10 18 (18.00%) UNIX
10 18 (18.00%) TDD
10 18 (18.00%) JSON
10 18 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (16.00%) Oracle Database
11 16 (16.00%) Hadoop
11 16 (16.00%) Wireless
11 16 (16.00%) WAN
12 15 (15.00%) .NET
12 15 (15.00%) JUnit
12 15 (15.00%) Configuration Management
12 15 (15.00%) Cucumber
12 15 (15.00%) MongoDB
13 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared
13 14 (14.00%) Big Data
14 13 (13.00%) Firewall
14 13 (13.00%) Cisco
15 12 (12.00%) Microsoft

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (8.00%) IIS
1 8 (8.00%) WebSphere
1 8 (8.00%) Node.js
2 7 (7.00%) Confluence
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (7.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 7 (7.00%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.00%) JBoss
4 2 (2.00%) Apache
4 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Office
2 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.00%) Mathematica
4 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.00%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (8.00%) IaaS
2 3 (3.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.00%) WAN
1 16 (16.00%) Wireless
2 13 (13.00%) Firewall
3 11 (11.00%) MPLS
3 11 (11.00%) SAN
4 10 (10.00%) DMZ
4 10 (10.00%) OSPF
4 10 (10.00%) BGP
4 10 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 10 (10.00%) VPLS
4 10 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (9.00%) NAS
6 8 (8.00%) AMQP
6 8 (8.00%) LAN
6 8 (8.00%) iSCSI
7 7 (7.00%) HTTP
7 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (7.00%) Network Security
8 6 (6.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) Hadoop
1 16 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 15 (15.00%) MongoDB
3 14 (14.00%) Big Data
4 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (9.00%) RDBMS
5 9 (9.00%) Relational Database
6 8 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (8.00%) NoSQL
7 7 (7.00%) Informix
7 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.00%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.00%) MySQL
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (15.00%) JUnit
1 15 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (10.00%) JIRA
3 9 (9.00%) Selenium
4 8 (8.00%) Ant
4 8 (8.00%) Subversion
5 7 (7.00%) Eclipse
5 7 (7.00%) Mockito
5 7 (7.00%) Mercurial
5 7 (7.00%) Gradle
6 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.00%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.00%) Introscope
7 1 (1.00%) NUnit
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.00%) HttpUnit
7 1 (1.00%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.00%) XMLUnit
7 1 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 20 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.00%) Games
4 3 (3.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (20.00%) Architect
1 20 (20.00%) Developer
2 15 (15.00%) Technical Architect
3 14 (14.00%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.00%) Analyst
5 9 (9.00%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.00%) Administrator
7 6 (6.00%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Digital Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Technical Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Digital Technical Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.00%) HTML
1 23 (23.00%) Web Services
2 18 (18.00%) JSON
3 15 (15.00%) .NET
4 12 (12.00%) XML
5 11 (11.00%) CSS
5 11 (11.00%) AngularJS
5 11 (11.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (9.00%) RESTful
6 9 (9.00%) SOAP
6 9 (9.00%) Spring
7 8 (8.00%) JMS
8 7 (7.00%) WSDL
8 7 (7.00%) JAX-RPC
8 7 (7.00%) XSL
8 7 (7.00%) EJB
8 7 (7.00%) JDBC
8 7 (7.00%) Servlets
8 7 (7.00%) J2EE
8 7 (7.00%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.00%) Clustering
3 9 (9.00%) Open Source
4 8 (8.00%) Celerra
4 8 (8.00%) Replication
5 7 (7.00%) Visualisation
6 6 (6.00%) Mobile App
6 6 (6.00%) Computer Science
7 5 (5.00%) User Experience
8 4 (4.00%) Online Banking
8 4 (4.00%) Device Driver
9 3 (3.00%) Informatics
9 3 (3.00%) Interactive TV
9 3 (3.00%) PKI
9 3 (3.00%) IPTV
9 3 (3.00%) Internet of Things
9 3 (3.00%) MHEG
10 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
10 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 44 (44.00%) Windows
2 23 (23.00%) Linux
3 18 (18.00%) UNIX
4 10 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (8.00%) Solaris
6 5 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.00%) Android
8 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.00%) Software Engineering
3 18 (18.00%) TDD
4 15 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 12 (12.00%) Migration
5 12 (12.00%) Scrum
6 10 (10.00%) Project Management
6 10 (10.00%) ITIL
6 10 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 9 (9.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.00%) OO
7 9 (9.00%) Business Continuity
7 9 (9.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (8.00%) Web Accessibility
8 8 (8.00%) Integration Testing
8 8 (8.00%) Machine Learning
8 8 (8.00%) User Stories
9 7 (7.00%) MapReduce
9 7 (7.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.00%) Java
2 21 (21.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.00%) SQL
4 11 (11.00%) R
5 8 (8.00%) Python
6 4 (4.00%) C
7 3 (3.00%) C#
7 3 (3.00%) Perl
7 3 (3.00%) PHP
7 3 (3.00%) MATLAB
7 3 (3.00%) Ruby
8 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.00%) C++
9 1 (1.00%) JCL
9 1 (1.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.00%) Degree
4 8 (8.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.00%) PhD
5 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.00%) CCNP
6 2 (2.00%) CISSP
7 1 (1.00%) CCNA
7 1 (1.00%) ISEB
7 1 (1.00%) CCIE
7 1 (1.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.00%) MCDST
7 1 (1.00%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.00%) XenApp
3 8 (8.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (8.00%) Terminal Services
3 8 (8.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (8.00%) StatsD
2 7 (7.00%) Puppet
2 7 (7.00%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.00%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.00%) Icinga
5 1 (1.00%) SCCM
5 1 (1.00%) Cacti
5 1 (1.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (34.00%) Oracle
2 19 (19.00%) Citrix
3 13 (13.00%) Cisco
4 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.00%) SolarWinds
5 10 (10.00%) Nortel
5 10 (10.00%) VMware
5 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 10 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.00%) EMC
7 8 (8.00%) Teradata
7 8 (8.00%) Atlassian
7 8 (8.00%) Tableau
7 8 (8.00%) Apigee
7 8 (8.00%) Mashery
8 7 (7.00%) IBM
9 5 (5.00%) HP
9 5 (5.00%) Avaya
10 3 (3.00%) OpenTV
10 3 (3.00%) IronPort
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