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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 110 107 78
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs citing Internet 48 25 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 0.83% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.32% 6.49% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 33
Average daily rate
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£525 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £443 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.73% +3.44%
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
465 385 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.15% 12.82% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 191 181
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 43
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 23 £550 +57.14% 10
Manchester -12 15 £450 +20.00% 29
Lancashire - 5 £550 - 2
Merseyside -11 3 £249 -33.66% 2
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (41.07%) Java
2 41 (36.61%) Windows
3 33 (29.46%) Oracle
3 33 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (25.89%) HTML
5 27 (24.11%) Web Services
6 26 (23.21%) Security Cleared
7 24 (21.43%) UNIX
8 23 (20.54%) Linux
9 19 (16.96%) Citrix
9 19 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
10 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
11 17 (15.18%) .NET
11 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
11 17 (15.18%) TDD
11 17 (15.18%) JSON
12 16 (14.29%) Firewall
12 16 (14.29%) Degree
12 16 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 15 (13.39%) Cisco
13 15 (13.39%) Incident Management
13 15 (13.39%) Finance
14 14 (12.50%) Migration
14 14 (12.50%) Active Directory
14 14 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 14 (12.50%) Python
15 13 (11.61%) Data Centre
16 12 (10.71%) Hadoop
16 12 (10.71%) Oracle Database

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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%) IIS
2 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.14%) Node.js
3 7 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (5.36%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.57%) Confluence
6 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.79%) JBoss
6 2 (1.79%) Apache
6 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.79%) CMS
7 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.89%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.89%) Lync
7 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) MS Office
2 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
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 16 (14.29%) Firewall
2 14 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.71%) OSPF
3 12 (10.71%) BGP
4 11 (9.82%) Wireless
4 11 (9.82%) DNS
5 10 (8.93%) VPN
5 10 (8.93%) SAN
5 10 (8.93%) WAN
6 9 (8.04%) HTTP
6 9 (8.04%) NAS
7 8 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (7.14%) DMZ
7 8 (7.14%) EIGRP
7 8 (7.14%) VPLS
7 8 (7.14%) MPLS
7 8 (7.14%) iSCSI
7 8 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (6.25%) DHCP
9 6 (5.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) Hadoop
1 12 (10.71%) MongoDB
1 12 (10.71%) Big Data
1 12 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (5.36%) Informix
5 4 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.79%) MySQL
6 2 (1.79%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.89%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) JUnit
1 11 (9.82%) Cucumber
2 8 (7.14%) Subversion
3 7 (6.25%) Selenium
4 6 (5.36%) Mockito
5 5 (4.46%) Ant
5 5 (4.46%) JIRA
6 4 (3.57%) Gradle
6 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.57%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.57%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.89%) Introscope
7 1 (0.89%) HttpUnit
7 1 (0.89%) XMLUnit
7 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (13.39%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.68%) Marketing
3 3 (2.68%) Publishing
3 3 (2.68%) Games
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Back Office
5 1 (0.89%) Electronics
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Architect
2 21 (18.75%) Developer
3 17 (15.18%) Java Developer
4 16 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 11 (9.82%) Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Desktop Support
7 8 (7.14%) Network Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Consultant
8 7 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.46%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Technical Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Digital Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Digital Technical Architect
11 4 (3.57%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
11 4 (3.57%) Senior Digital Architect
11 4 (3.57%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.89%) HTML
2 27 (24.11%) Web Services
3 17 (15.18%) .NET
3 17 (15.18%) JSON
4 12 (10.71%) Spring
5 11 (9.82%) XML
6 9 (8.04%) RESTful
7 8 (7.14%) SOAP
7 8 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 8 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (7.14%) SAML
7 8 (7.14%) CSS
8 7 (6.25%) OAuth
8 7 (6.25%) REST
9 6 (5.36%) PowerMock
9 6 (5.36%) JAX-RS
9 6 (5.36%) JDBC
9 6 (5.36%) Servlets
9 6 (5.36%) WSDL
9 6 (5.36%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.61%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.04%) Clustering
4 8 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 8 (7.14%) Celerra
4 8 (7.14%) Replication
4 8 (7.14%) Visualisation
5 6 (5.36%) Device Driver
6 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.46%) BYOD
7 4 (3.57%) User Experience
7 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.57%) PKI
8 3 (2.68%) IPTV
8 3 (2.68%) Online Banking
8 3 (2.68%) Interactive TV
8 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.68%) MHEG
9 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.61%) Windows
2 24 (21.43%) UNIX
3 23 (20.54%) Linux
4 8 (7.14%) Solaris
5 7 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.36%) Android
6 6 (5.36%) Mac OS X
7 5 (4.46%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.18%) TDD
3 16 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 15 (13.39%) Incident Management
5 14 (12.50%) Migration
6 12 (10.71%) ITIL
6 12 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 11 (9.82%) Scrum
8 10 (8.93%) SDLC
9 9 (8.04%) Business Continuity
9 9 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (8.04%) Open Source
10 8 (7.14%) Integration Testing
10 8 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
10 8 (7.14%) Machine Learning
10 8 (7.14%) Project Management
11 7 (6.25%) Change Control
12 6 (5.36%) System Integration Testing
12 6 (5.36%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.36%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (41.07%) Java
2 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.50%) Python
4 11 (9.82%) SQL
5 9 (8.04%) Ruby
6 8 (7.14%) R
7 6 (5.36%) C#
7 6 (5.36%) C++
8 3 (2.68%) PHP
9 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.79%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.89%) JCL
Qualifications
1 26 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.29%) Degree
4 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
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%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.89%) ISEB
8 1 (0.89%) PhD
8 1 (0.89%) CCIE
8 1 (0.89%) MCDST
8 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 6 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.14%) XenApp
3 8 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 8 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.89%) vSphere
4 1 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.14%) StatsD
2 4 (3.57%) Nagios
2 4 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (3.57%) Puppet
2 4 (3.57%) Vagrant
3 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (1.79%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.89%) Icinga
5 1 (0.89%) SCCM
5 1 (0.89%) Cacti
Vendors
1 33 (29.46%) Oracle
2 19 (16.96%) Citrix
3 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
4 15 (13.39%) Cisco
5 11 (9.82%) VMware
6 10 (8.93%) CheckPoint
7 9 (8.04%) SolarWinds
7 9 (8.04%) EMC
8 8 (7.14%) Nortel
8 8 (7.14%) Tableau
8 8 (7.14%) Apigee
8 8 (7.14%) Mashery
8 8 (7.14%) Teradata
9 7 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 7 (6.25%) IBM
10 5 (4.46%) Avaya
10 5 (4.46%) Juniper
11 4 (3.57%) Atlassian
12 3 (2.68%) Infoblox
12 3 (2.68%) OpenTV
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