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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet
England / North West
Rank 97 86 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Contract jobs citing Internet 39 69 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 1.79% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.47% 12.04% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 16
Median daily rate £375 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +19.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £750 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.40% +14.28%

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
412 573 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.68% 14.89% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 314 188
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +18 19 £313 -50.98% 38
Cheshire -1 10 £463 +8.82% 14
Lancashire +3 4 - - 10
Merseyside +2 4 £325 -25.28% 5
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 23 (26.74%) Windows
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.09%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.60%) LAN
4 16 (18.60%) VoIP
5 15 (17.44%) Data Centre
6 14 (16.28%) WAN
6 14 (16.28%) XML
6 14 (16.28%) C#
6 14 (16.28%) .NET
7 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (12.79%) Cisco
8 11 (12.79%) TDD
9 10 (11.63%) Project Management
9 10 (11.63%) Finance
9 10 (11.63%) Scrum
9 10 (11.63%) MS Office
9 10 (11.63%) Java
9 10 (11.63%) Web Services
9 10 (11.63%) OOP
9 10 (11.63%) CCIE
10 9 (10.47%) CCNP
10 9 (10.47%) Linux
10 9 (10.47%) ITIL
10 9 (10.47%) SQL
10 9 (10.47%) Firewall
10 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
10 9 (10.47%) Android
10 9 (10.47%) User Experience

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 7 (8.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) SAS
3 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Office
2 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.65%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.65%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.33%) Office 365
3 2 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (18.60%) LAN
2 16 (18.60%) VoIP
3 14 (16.28%) WAN
4 9 (10.47%) Firewall
5 8 (9.30%) Network Security
6 7 (8.14%) Broadband
7 6 (6.98%) HTTP
7 6 (6.98%) Intranet
7 6 (6.98%) PBX
8 5 (5.81%) SAN
9 4 (4.65%) Extranet
9 4 (4.65%) VLAN
10 3 (3.49%) DNS
10 3 (3.49%) HTTPS
10 3 (3.49%) VPN
11 2 (2.33%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (2.33%) MPLS
11 2 (2.33%) NAS
11 2 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) GIS
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 3 (3.49%) SQLite
4 2 (2.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.16%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.98%) JIRA
2 6 (6.98%) Subversion
3 5 (5.81%) JUnit
4 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 4 (4.65%) Xcode
5 3 (3.49%) MSI
6 1 (1.16%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.16%) Calabash
6 1 (1.16%) Hudson
6 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.16%) Moq
6 1 (1.16%) NUnit
6 1 (1.16%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.16%) QUnit
6 1 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.16%) Robotium
6 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Local Government
4 3 (3.49%) Back Office
4 3 (3.49%) Games
5 2 (2.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) Architect
1 21 (24.42%) Developer
2 11 (12.79%) Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Network Architect
4 8 (9.30%) .NET Developer
5 6 (6.98%) Administrator
5 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.81%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Security Architect
6 5 (5.81%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.65%) Android Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Lead Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Lead Security Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Objective-C Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) .NET
1 14 (16.28%) XML
2 10 (11.63%) Web Services
3 7 (8.14%) JSON
3 7 (8.14%) REST
4 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET
5 5 (5.81%) HTML
5 5 (5.81%) jQuery
5 5 (5.81%) Node.js
5 5 (5.81%) RESTful
5 5 (5.81%) SOAP
6 4 (4.65%) Cocoa
6 4 (4.65%) CSS
6 4 (4.65%) WCF
6 4 (4.65%) WF
7 3 (3.49%) WPF
8 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.33%) HTML5
8 2 (2.33%) React
9 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.47%) User Experience
3 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.14%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.98%) BYOD
5 5 (5.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (5.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.33%) EPoS
7 2 (2.33%) Interactive TV
7 2 (2.33%) IPTV
7 2 (2.33%) MHEG
8 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.16%) New Media
8 1 (1.16%) PKI
8 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.16%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.74%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Android
2 9 (10.47%) Linux
3 8 (9.30%) Apple iOS
3 8 (9.30%) Windows 8
4 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.98%) Unix
6 5 (5.81%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.65%) AIX
7 4 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.49%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.33%) Solaris
9 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.16%) CentOS
10 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.79%) TDD
3 10 (11.63%) OOP
3 10 (11.63%) Project Management
3 10 (11.63%) Scrum
4 9 (10.47%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (10.47%) ITIL
5 8 (9.30%) Network Architecture
5 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
5 8 (9.30%) TOGAF
6 7 (8.14%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.14%) ITIL V3
6 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.98%) Analytics
7 6 (6.98%) BDD
8 5 (5.81%) Android Development
8 5 (5.81%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.81%) Migration
8 5 (5.81%) Mobile Development
8 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.28%) C#
2 10 (11.63%) Java
3 9 (10.47%) SQL
4 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.81%) Objective-C
5 4 (4.65%) Apple Swift
6 3 (3.49%) PHP
7 2 (2.33%) ActionScript
7 2 (2.33%) C++
7 2 (2.33%) Perl
7 2 (2.33%) Python
7 2 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.63%) CCIE
3 9 (10.47%) CCNP
4 6 (6.98%) CCNA
4 6 (6.98%) Degree
5 4 (4.65%) ISEB
5 4 (4.65%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.16%) MCAD
7 1 (1.16%) MCP
7 1 (1.16%) MCSD
7 1 (1.16%) MCSE
7 1 (1.16%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) Cisco
3 6 (6.98%) Google
3 6 (6.98%) VMware
4 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.65%) Nintex
5 4 (4.65%) Veritas
6 3 (3.49%) Citrix
6 3 (3.49%) GENBAND
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle
6 3 (3.49%) SAP
7 2 (2.33%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.33%) BroadSoft
7 2 (2.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.33%) HP
7 2 (2.33%) OpenTV
7 2 (2.33%) Teradata
8 1 (1.16%) Infor
8 1 (1.16%) Pega
8 1 (1.16%) Workday