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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 92 66 72
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs citing Internet 42 73 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 2.48% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.81% 17.51% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.62 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-15.86% -11.76%
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
477 417 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.94% 14.15% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 211 186
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 53
Average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
Manchester -13 25 £340 -0.72% 17
Merseyside +3 7 £350 - 1
Cheshire -26 5 £565 +37.80% 7
Lancashire -15 1 £450 - 4
Cumbria - - - -
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.14%) Finance
3 19 (21.59%) PRINCE2
4 17 (19.32%) HTML
4 17 (19.32%) JavaScript
4 17 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (18.18%) ISEB
5 16 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
6 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
7 14 (15.91%) .NET
7 14 (15.91%) HTML5
8 12 (13.64%) jQuery
8 12 (13.64%) Project Management
9 11 (12.50%) CSS
9 11 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (12.50%) APMP
9 11 (12.50%) Supplier Management
10 10 (11.36%) C#
11 9 (10.23%) Web Services
11 9 (10.23%) Windows
11 9 (10.23%) LAN
11 9 (10.23%) Firewall
12 8 (9.09%) Scrum
12 8 (9.09%) WAN
12 8 (9.09%) Java
12 8 (9.09%) New Media
13 7 (7.95%) Local Government
13 7 (7.95%) Web Development
13 7 (7.95%) Degree

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 5 (5.68%) IIS
1 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.68%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.14%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.14%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Office
2 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) LAN
1 9 (10.23%) Firewall
2 8 (9.09%) WAN
3 5 (5.68%) VPN
3 5 (5.68%) DNS
4 3 (3.41%) SSL
4 3 (3.41%) Intranet
5 2 (2.27%) IKE
5 2 (2.27%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.27%) Wireless
5 2 (2.27%) IPsec
5 2 (2.27%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.27%) DHCP
5 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.27%) Network Security
5 2 (2.27%) DSL
6 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) OLAP
2 1 (1.14%) OLTP
2 1 (1.14%) QlikView
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Selenium
1 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.14%) XMLUnit
2 1 (1.14%) Ant
2 1 (1.14%) JUnit
2 1 (1.14%) PeopleTools
2 1 (1.14%) HttpUnit
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 23 (26.14%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Local Government
3 5 (5.68%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.55%) Games
5 2 (2.27%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Publishing
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (12.50%) Developer
2 9 (10.23%) Test Manager
3 8 (9.09%) Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Programme Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Consultant
4 7 (7.95%) Integration Manager
5 6 (6.82%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Information Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Product Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Project Leader
8 3 (3.41%) Environment Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Project Leader
8 3 (3.41%) Designer
9 2 (2.27%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.32%) HTML
2 14 (15.91%) .NET
2 14 (15.91%) HTML5
3 12 (13.64%) jQuery
4 11 (12.50%) CSS
5 9 (10.23%) Web Services
6 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.68%) MooTools
7 5 (5.68%) Dojo
8 4 (4.55%) WCF
8 4 (4.55%) XHTML
8 4 (4.55%) LAMP
8 4 (4.55%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.41%) JSP
10 2 (2.27%) WPF
10 2 (2.27%) CSS3
10 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.09%) New Media
3 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.68%) User Experience
5 4 (4.55%) Social Media
5 4 (4.55%) IPTV
5 4 (4.55%) Online Banking
5 4 (4.55%) Animation
6 3 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.27%) Informatics
7 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.27%) Life Science
7 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.27%) PKI
8 1 (1.14%) iPad
8 1 (1.14%) Statistics
8 1 (1.14%) NHS
8 1 (1.14%) Firmware
8 1 (1.14%) Handset
8 1 (1.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Windows
2 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.59%) PRINCE2
3 17 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (13.64%) Project Management
5 11 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 8 (9.09%) Scrum
7 7 (7.95%) PRINCE
7 7 (7.95%) Web Development
8 6 (6.82%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (6.82%) MVC
9 5 (5.68%) OO
9 5 (5.68%) Information Security
9 5 (5.68%) TDD
9 5 (5.68%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.68%) Project Governance
9 5 (5.68%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.55%) Business Development
10 4 (4.55%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.55%) Test Management
10 4 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) JavaScript
2 10 (11.36%) C#
3 8 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (2.27%) SQL
4 2 (2.27%) Ruby
5 1 (1.14%) VBScript
5 1 (1.14%) SQR
5 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) ISEB
1 16 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
2 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 11 (12.50%) APMP
3 7 (7.95%) Degree
4 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.55%) CCNA
6 3 (3.41%) CCNP
6 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) MCITP
7 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.27%) MCSE
7 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.27%) CISSP
8 1 (1.14%) CISA
8 1 (1.14%) HND
8 1 (1.14%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.27%) RACF
2 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.68%) Adobe
2 5 (5.68%) Cisco
3 4 (4.55%) F5
3 4 (4.55%) HP
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) VMware
4 3 (3.41%) Akamai
5 2 (2.27%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.27%) Juniper
6 1 (1.14%) Nokia
6 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.14%) Unisys
6 1 (1.14%) Meru Networks
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