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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 98 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -12
Contract jobs citing Internet 39 61 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 2.23% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.13% 16.67% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 39
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£375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £308 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.18 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+21.87% +12.44%
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
427 366 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.57% 13.39% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 179 191
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 53
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -6 14 £375 -11.76% 10
Manchester -8 13 £350 +3.70% 23
Lancashire -17 5 £410 +9.33% 1
Merseyside -8 2 - -
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 26 (31.71%) Windows
1 26 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.95%) WAN
2 18 (21.95%) HTML
3 17 (20.73%) LAN
4 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
5 14 (17.07%) Java
5 14 (17.07%) .NET
5 14 (17.07%) Software Engineering
6 13 (15.85%) Oracle
6 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
7 12 (14.63%) Wireless
7 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
8 11 (13.41%) Firewall
8 11 (13.41%) Finance
8 11 (13.41%) Project Management
8 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
9 10 (12.20%) Cisco
9 10 (12.20%) Linux
9 10 (12.20%) MPLS
9 10 (12.20%) HTML5
10 9 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (10.98%) SolarWinds
10 9 (10.98%) VPLS
10 9 (10.98%) OSPF
10 9 (10.98%) CheckPoint
10 9 (10.98%) Nortel
10 9 (10.98%) EIGRP
10 9 (10.98%) Migration
10 9 (10.98%) Web Services

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.10%) Umbraco
2 5 (6.10%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.88%) Confluence
4 2 (2.44%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.22%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Office
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) Mathematica
3 1 (1.22%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.95%) WAN
2 17 (20.73%) LAN
3 12 (14.63%) Wireless
4 11 (13.41%) Firewall
5 10 (12.20%) MPLS
6 9 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (10.98%) VPLS
6 9 (10.98%) OSPF
6 9 (10.98%) EIGRP
7 8 (9.76%) DMZ
7 8 (9.76%) BGP
7 8 (9.76%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (6.10%) Network Security
8 5 (6.10%) AMQP
8 5 (6.10%) SAN
9 4 (4.88%) NAS
10 2 (2.44%) HTTP
10 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.44%) VLAN
11 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.10%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.10%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.88%) Big Data
4 2 (2.44%) Informix
4 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.22%) QlikView
5 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.22%) OLTP
5 1 (1.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) JIRA
1 8 (9.76%) Cucumber
2 7 (8.54%) JUnit
3 5 (6.10%) Selenium
3 5 (6.10%) Ant
4 4 (4.88%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.88%) Subversion
4 4 (4.88%) Mercurial
4 4 (4.88%) Gradle
5 2 (2.44%) Introscope
5 2 (2.44%) Mockito
5 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.22%) XMLUnit
6 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.22%) GoogleTest
6 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.22%) NUnit
6 1 (1.22%) HttpUnit
6 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Developer
2 11 (13.41%) Technical Project Leader
2 11 (13.41%) Project Leader
3 8 (9.76%) Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Programme Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.32%) UI Designer
5 6 (7.32%) Designer
6 4 (4.88%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Security Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Perl Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Data Modeller
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.66%) Information Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Administrator
7 3 (3.66%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) HTML
2 14 (17.07%) .NET
3 10 (12.20%) HTML5
4 9 (10.98%) Web Services
5 7 (8.54%) jQuery
5 7 (8.54%) CSS
6 6 (7.32%) JSON
7 5 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (6.10%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.10%) CSS3
7 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.10%) JMS
8 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.88%) EJB
8 4 (4.88%) Java EE
9 3 (3.66%) Moose
9 3 (3.66%) RESTful
9 3 (3.66%) XML
9 3 (3.66%) SOAP
10 2 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Open Source
1 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Informatics
3 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Life Science
3 4 (4.88%) Online Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.66%) Internet of Things
4 3 (3.66%) Clustering
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.44%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.44%) New Media
5 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) iPad
6 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.22%) CESG
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.71%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Linux
3 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.10%) UNIX
4 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.07%) Software Engineering
3 11 (13.41%) Project Management
4 9 (10.98%) Migration
5 8 (9.76%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (8.54%) TDD
6 7 (8.54%) Scrum
7 6 (7.32%) OO
7 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.32%) Project Governance
8 5 (6.10%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.88%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.88%) MapReduce
9 4 (4.88%) User Stories
10 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.66%) Information Assurance
10 3 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) Java
2 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.76%) C#
4 4 (4.88%) C
5 3 (3.66%) R
5 3 (3.66%) Ruby
5 3 (3.66%) MATLAB
5 3 (3.66%) SQL
5 3 (3.66%) Perl
6 1 (1.22%) SQR
6 1 (1.22%) Python
6 1 (1.22%) PHP
6 1 (1.22%) VBScript
6 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) PhD
5 2 (2.44%) Degree
6 1 (1.22%) MCPD
6 1 (1.22%) CISA
6 1 (1.22%) CISSP
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) BS7799
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.88%) Puppet
2 4 (4.88%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.85%) Oracle
3 10 (12.20%) Cisco
4 9 (10.98%) SolarWinds
4 9 (10.98%) CheckPoint
4 9 (10.98%) Nortel
5 5 (6.10%) Atlassian
5 5 (6.10%) HP
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.66%) IronPort
7 3 (3.66%) Adobe
8 2 (2.44%) Compuware
8 2 (2.44%) IBM
8 2 (2.44%) Perforce
8 2 (2.44%) VMware
9 1 (1.22%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.22%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.22%) Aruba
9 1 (1.22%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.22%) Google