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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 84 103 75
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -28
Contract jobs citing Internet 71 42 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 1.29% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.99% 9.68% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 22 27
Average daily rate £518 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £495 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.16% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.82 £16.80 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £19.45 £20.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
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
592 434 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.79% 13.33% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 212 176
Average daily rate £420 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £452 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 26
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £18.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +16 36 £456 +21.66% 9
Manchester -15 15 £518 +59.23% 17
Lancashire +5 10 £750 +82.92% 1
Merseyside +4 4 £435 - 5
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 73 (42.94%) Java
2 62 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (25.88%) Unix
3 44 (25.88%) Linux
4 43 (25.29%) JavaScript
5 42 (24.71%) HTML
6 40 (23.53%) Windows
7 38 (22.35%) CSS
8 37 (21.76%) .NET
9 33 (19.41%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (17.06%) Banking
11 28 (16.47%) Finance
12 27 (15.88%) Python
13 23 (13.53%) TDD
14 22 (12.94%) Oracle
14 22 (12.94%) C#
15 21 (12.35%) Microsoft
15 21 (12.35%) Web Accessibility
16 20 (11.76%) Git (software)
16 20 (11.76%) Web Services
17 19 (11.18%) Security Cleared
18 18 (10.59%) HTTP
18 18 (10.59%) Mac OS X
19 17 (10.00%) ITIL
19 17 (10.00%) SQL
19 17 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
20 16 (9.41%) SC Cleared
20 16 (9.41%) Mentoring
20 16 (9.41%) MongoDB
20 16 (9.41%) SQL Server

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.29%) Apache
3 8 (4.71%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.12%) JBoss
4 7 (4.12%) Node.js
5 6 (3.53%) IIS
5 6 (3.53%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.35%) Drupal
7 4 (2.35%) iPlanet
7 4 (2.35%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.76%) CMS
9 2 (1.18%) CloudStack
9 2 (1.18%) Confluence
9 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.76%) MS Office
2 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.12%) IaaS
3 3 (1.76%) GitHub
4 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.59%) HTTP
2 11 (6.47%) Firewall
2 11 (6.47%) LAN
2 11 (6.47%) WAN
3 10 (5.88%) Intranet
4 8 (4.71%) SMTP
4 8 (4.71%) SSL
5 6 (3.53%) DNS
5 6 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.53%) VPN
6 5 (2.94%) Network Security
6 5 (2.94%) Wireless
7 3 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.76%) DHCP
7 3 (1.76%) MPLS
7 3 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.76%) VoIP
8 2 (1.18%) BGP
8 2 (1.18%) Broadband
8 2 (1.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.41%) MongoDB
1 16 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.47%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.12%) Big Data
6 6 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.35%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.35%) MySQL
7 4 (2.35%) SQLite
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.41%) Subversion
3 9 (5.29%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.71%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.94%) JUnit
5 5 (2.94%) NUnit
5 5 (2.94%) PHPUnit
5 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.35%) Introscope
6 4 (2.35%) JIRA
6 4 (2.35%) Maven
7 3 (1.76%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.76%) Hudson
7 3 (1.76%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.76%) Selenium
8 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.59%) FindBugs
9 1 (0.59%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.59%) Mockito
9 1 (0.59%) SonarQube
General
1 29 (17.06%) Banking
2 28 (16.47%) Finance
3 16 (9.41%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.88%) Billing
5 5 (2.94%) Legal
5 5 (2.94%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 2 (1.18%) Retail
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (24.71%) Architect
2 34 (20.00%) Developer
3 24 (14.12%) Consultant
4 21 (12.35%) Java Architect
5 18 (10.59%) Desktop Support
6 16 (9.41%) Java Consultant
7 14 (8.24%) Desktop Engineer
7 14 (8.24%) Technical Architect
8 13 (7.65%) Support Engineer
9 12 (7.06%) Digital Developer
10 11 (6.47%) Java Developer
11 10 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
12 9 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (5.29%) Analyst
13 8 (4.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 8 (4.71%) Security Architect
14 7 (4.12%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
14 7 (4.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (24.71%) HTML
2 38 (22.35%) CSS
3 37 (21.76%) .NET
4 20 (11.76%) Web Services
5 15 (8.82%) ASP.NET
6 14 (8.24%) CAML
7 13 (7.65%) HTML5
8 12 (7.06%) jQuery
9 9 (5.29%) AngularJS
9 9 (5.29%) Middleware
9 9 (5.29%) REST
9 9 (5.29%) Spring
10 7 (4.12%) .NET Framework
10 7 (4.12%) CSS3
10 7 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (4.12%) XHTML
11 6 (3.53%) SOAP
12 5 (2.94%) JSON
13 4 (2.35%) Django
13 4 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.12%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.12%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.53%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.53%) User Experience
4 5 (2.94%) Social Media
5 4 (2.35%) Contactless
5 4 (2.35%) Internet of Things
5 4 (2.35%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.76%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (1.76%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.76%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.18%) BYOD
7 2 (1.18%) Clustering
7 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Replication
7 2 (1.18%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.88%) Linux
1 44 (25.88%) Unix
2 40 (23.53%) Windows
3 18 (10.59%) Mac OS X
4 14 (8.24%) Windows 7
4 14 (8.24%) Windows 8
5 12 (7.06%) Android
6 9 (5.29%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.12%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.53%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.94%) AIX
9 5 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (13.53%) TDD
3 21 (12.35%) Web Accessibility
4 17 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (10.00%) ITIL
5 16 (9.41%) Mentoring
6 14 (8.24%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (8.24%) Incident Management
6 14 (8.24%) Migration
7 13 (7.65%) Scrum
7 13 (7.65%) Web Design
8 12 (7.06%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (6.47%) Project Management
10 9 (5.29%) Data Management
10 9 (5.29%) Security Architecture
11 8 (4.71%) Change Management
11 8 (4.71%) OOP
12 7 (4.12%) Automated Testing
12 7 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (3.53%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (42.94%) Java
2 43 (25.29%) JavaScript
3 27 (15.88%) Python
4 22 (12.94%) C#
5 17 (10.00%) SQL
6 15 (8.82%) Ruby
7 14 (8.24%) FQL
7 14 (8.24%) PowerShell
7 14 (8.24%) VB
8 11 (6.47%) C++
9 8 (4.71%) PHP
10 7 (4.12%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.94%) Jython
11 5 (2.94%) Korn
11 5 (2.94%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.94%) Perl
11 5 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.35%) C
12 4 (2.35%) R
12 4 (2.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.71%) Degree
4 7 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.53%) CCNP
6 5 (2.94%) ISEB
7 4 (2.35%) CCIE
8 3 (1.76%) CCNA
8 3 (1.76%) CISSP
9 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.59%) CISM
9 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.59%) PMP
9 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.82%) ISO 9001
1 15 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.53%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 11 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.94%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.18%) vSphere
3 2 (1.18%) Xen
3 2 (1.18%) XenServer
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (4.12%) StatsD
3 4 (2.35%) CA Wily
4 3 (1.76%) SCCM
4 3 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.18%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.18%) Puppet
5 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.59%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (12.94%) Oracle
2 21 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.06%) Cisco
4 11 (6.47%) Citrix
5 8 (4.71%) Juniper
6 7 (4.12%) Apple
7 6 (3.53%) Apigee
7 6 (3.53%) IBM
7 6 (3.53%) Mashery
8 5 (2.94%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.35%) CA
9 4 (2.35%) Sun
9 4 (2.35%) Tableau
9 4 (2.35%) Teradata
9 4 (2.35%) VMware
10 3 (1.76%) F5
10 3 (1.76%) Symantec
11 2 (1.18%) Adobe
11 2 (1.18%) EnterpriseDB
12 1 (0.59%) Google
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