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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 90 102 75
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Contract jobs citing Internet 75 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.71% 1.07% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.84% 7.17% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 22 34
Average daily rate
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£492 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.58% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £303 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.33 £12.77 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.70% -36.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.15 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £16.95 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -25.00%
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
542 460 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.35% 14.91% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 +25 39 £463 +1.09% 9
Lancashire - 22 £492 - 2
Manchester -27 10 £506 +30.45% 26
Merseyside -12 2 £280 -20.00% 3
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 64 (48.85%) Java
2 51 (38.93%) HTML
3 49 (37.40%) Linux
4 46 (35.11%) UNIX
4 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (32.82%) Windows
6 40 (30.53%) .NET
7 38 (29.01%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (25.19%) Oracle
9 32 (24.43%) Python
10 31 (23.66%) JavaScript
10 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
11 25 (19.08%) Web Services
12 23 (17.56%) C#
12 23 (17.56%) Mac OS X
12 23 (17.56%) SC Cleared
13 22 (16.79%) TDD
14 21 (16.03%) Incident Management
14 21 (16.03%) CSS
15 20 (15.27%) Ruby
16 19 (14.50%) SQL
16 19 (14.50%) Web Accessibility
16 19 (14.50%) MongoDB
17 18 (13.74%) C++
17 18 (13.74%) ITIL
17 18 (13.74%) TCP/IP
17 18 (13.74%) Finance
18 17 (12.98%) Spring
18 17 (12.98%) Degree
19 16 (12.21%) HTTP

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.87%) Node.js
3 7 (5.34%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.58%) Apache
4 6 (4.58%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.82%) IIS
5 5 (3.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (3.82%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.29%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.53%) JBoss
8 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.53%) CMS
8 2 (1.53%) Confluence
8 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.76%) Lync
9 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.76%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (4.58%) MS Office
2 2 (1.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.63%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.87%) IaaS
3 4 (3.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.74%) TCP/IP
2 16 (12.21%) HTTP
3 15 (11.45%) DNS
4 11 (8.40%) DHCP
5 8 (6.11%) Firewall
6 7 (5.34%) VPN
7 6 (4.58%) SSL
7 6 (4.58%) SMTP
8 5 (3.82%) SNMP
8 5 (3.82%) Extranet
8 5 (3.82%) IPsec
9 4 (3.05%) Network Security
9 4 (3.05%) OSPF
9 4 (3.05%) BGP
10 3 (2.29%) LAN
10 3 (2.29%) VoIP
10 3 (2.29%) Intranet
11 2 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (1.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.50%) MongoDB
2 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.40%) Big Data
3 11 (8.40%) Hadoop
4 10 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (6.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (5.34%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.34%) RDBMS
6 7 (5.34%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.58%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.58%) MySQL
8 5 (3.82%) Informix
9 4 (3.05%) SQLite
10 2 (1.53%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.76%) DataStage
11 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (12.21%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.69%) Subversion
3 12 (9.16%) JUnit
4 10 (7.63%) Eclipse
5 9 (6.87%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.11%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.58%) Selenium
8 5 (3.82%) Mockito
9 4 (3.05%) PHPUnit
9 4 (3.05%) Hudson
9 4 (3.05%) IntelliJ
9 4 (3.05%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.05%) Maven
9 4 (3.05%) NUnit
10 3 (2.29%) Ant
10 3 (2.29%) JIRA
11 2 (1.53%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.53%) Gradle
12 1 (0.76%) XMLUnit
12 1 (0.76%) HttpUnit
General
1 18 (13.74%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Publishing
4 1 (0.76%) Marketing
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (25.95%) Developer
2 27 (20.61%) Architect
3 21 (16.03%) Java Developer
4 13 (9.92%) Analyst
5 12 (9.16%) Desktop Support
5 12 (9.16%) Technical Architect
6 11 (8.40%) Consultant
6 11 (8.40%) Service Analyst
6 11 (8.40%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (6.11%) Java Consultant
8 8 (6.11%) Java Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Technical Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Digital Architect
10 6 (4.58%) Digital Technical Architect
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (38.93%) HTML
2 40 (30.53%) .NET
3 25 (19.08%) Web Services
4 21 (16.03%) CSS
5 17 (12.98%) Spring
6 11 (8.40%) JSON
6 11 (8.40%) AngularJS
7 10 (7.63%) SOAP
8 9 (6.87%) Middleware
8 9 (6.87%) J2EE
8 9 (6.87%) ASP.NET
8 9 (6.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (6.87%) CAML
9 8 (6.11%) jQuery
9 8 (6.11%) REST
10 7 (5.34%) RESTful
10 7 (5.34%) .NET Framework
11 6 (4.58%) HTML5
12 5 (3.82%) PowerMock
12 5 (3.82%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (29.01%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.63%) Device Driver
3 9 (6.87%) Visualisation
4 7 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.34%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.34%) User Experience
5 5 (3.82%) BYOD
6 4 (3.05%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.29%) Clustering
7 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.53%) Replication
8 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.53%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.76%) Handset
9 1 (0.76%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.40%) Linux
2 46 (35.11%) UNIX
3 43 (32.82%) Windows
4 23 (17.56%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.82%) Android
5 5 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.82%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.79%) TDD
3 21 (16.03%) Incident Management
4 19 (14.50%) Web Accessibility
5 18 (13.74%) ITIL
6 11 (8.40%) Project Management
6 11 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.63%) Software Engineering
7 10 (7.63%) Data Management
8 9 (6.87%) Migration
8 9 (6.87%) Machine Learning
8 9 (6.87%) Mentoring
9 8 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (6.11%) Web Design
10 7 (5.34%) User Stories
10 7 (5.34%) Open Source
10 7 (5.34%) SDLC
11 6 (4.58%) Integration Testing
11 6 (4.58%) Scrum
11 6 (4.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (48.85%) Java
2 32 (24.43%) Python
3 31 (23.66%) JavaScript
4 23 (17.56%) C#
5 20 (15.27%) Ruby
6 19 (14.50%) SQL
7 18 (13.74%) C++
8 11 (8.40%) PowerShell
9 9 (6.87%) FQL
9 9 (6.87%) VB
9 9 (6.87%) R
10 7 (5.34%) PHP
11 4 (3.05%) VBScript
11 4 (3.05%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.05%) VBA
11 4 (3.05%) C
12 2 (1.53%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.56%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.98%) Degree
4 5 (3.82%) CCNP
4 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.05%) CCNA
6 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.53%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.76%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.76%) ISEB
8 1 (0.76%) CISSP
8 1 (0.76%) MCDST
8 1 (0.76%) PhD
8 1 (0.76%) CCIE
8 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) SLA
2 10 (7.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (6.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.05%) BitLocker
3 3 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (6.87%) StatsD
2 4 (3.05%) Nagios
2 4 (3.05%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (3.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.29%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (1.53%) Puppet
4 2 (1.53%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.53%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.76%) Icinga
5 1 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.76%) Cacti
Vendors
1 33 (25.19%) Oracle
2 13 (9.92%) Citrix
3 10 (7.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.87%) Teradata
4 9 (6.87%) Tableau
4 9 (6.87%) Apigee
4 9 (6.87%) Mashery
5 7 (5.34%) Cisco
6 6 (4.58%) IBM
6 6 (4.58%) Juniper
7 5 (3.82%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.29%) VMware
8 3 (2.29%) HP
8 3 (2.29%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.53%) F5
9 2 (1.53%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.53%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.76%) Wyse
10 1 (0.76%) Perforce
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