The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 40 51 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs citing Internet 43 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.18% 1.73% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.83% 8.50% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 5
Average daily rate £400 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.61 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £15.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+28.59% +17.30%
Internet
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
290 200 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.18% 20.35% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 74 95
Average daily rate £400 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Internet across the Reading region.

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Reading region.

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 29 (40.28%) Firewall
3 22 (30.56%) Windows
4 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 20 (27.78%) Cisco
6 18 (25.00%) UAG
7 17 (23.61%) IIS
8 16 (22.22%) Wireless
8 16 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (20.83%) PKI
9 15 (20.83%) DNS
9 15 (20.83%) Windows Server
10 14 (19.44%) Relational Database
10 14 (19.44%) RDBMS
10 14 (19.44%) Python
10 14 (19.44%) Linux
10 14 (19.44%) C#
10 14 (19.44%) ISA Server
10 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (18.06%) Degree
11 13 (18.06%) WSUS
11 13 (18.06%) Network Architecture
12 12 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 12 (16.67%) Wireless Security
12 12 (16.67%) Identity Management
12 12 (16.67%) Security Management
12 12 (16.67%) Project Management
12 12 (16.67%) VB.NET
12 12 (16.67%) .NET
12 12 (16.67%) ITIL

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 17 (23.61%) IIS
2 10 (13.89%) Node.js
3 7 (9.72%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.56%) Drupal
4 4 (5.56%) Joomla!
4 4 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.56%) WordPress
5 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Office 365
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (40.28%) Firewall
2 16 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 16 (22.22%) Wireless
3 15 (20.83%) DNS
4 12 (16.67%) Wireless Security
5 10 (13.89%) MPLS
6 8 (11.11%) Broadband
6 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (11.11%) SSL
7 7 (9.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
8 6 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (8.33%) FTP
8 6 (8.33%) HTTP
8 6 (8.33%) NetScaler
9 5 (6.94%) IOS XR
9 5 (6.94%) NX-OS
10 4 (5.56%) Network Security
10 4 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) RDBMS
1 14 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 10 (13.89%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.39%) Ant
3 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.39%) Gradle
3 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.39%) Maven
3 1 (1.39%) Selenium
3 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (11.11%) German Language
2 7 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.33%) Marketing
4 5 (6.94%) French Language
4 5 (6.94%) Italian Language
4 5 (6.94%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.39%) Electronics
5 1 (1.39%) Finance
5 1 (1.39%) Legal
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Developer
2 10 (13.89%) Consultant
2 10 (13.89%) Python Developer
3 9 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Escalation Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (8.33%) ITIL Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Web Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (8.33%) Web Specialist
6 5 (6.94%) Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) .NET
2 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
2 10 (13.89%) JSON
2 10 (13.89%) REST
3 9 (12.50%) HTML
4 7 (9.72%) CSS
4 7 (9.72%) DCOM
5 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 6 (8.33%) Web Services
6 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (5.56%) Django
6 4 (5.56%) MAPI
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (4.17%) XMPP
8 2 (2.78%) 802.1X
8 2 (2.78%) COM
8 2 (2.78%) Sass
9 1 (1.39%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) PKI
2 12 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 10 (13.89%) User Experience
4 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.17%) Clustering
5 3 (4.17%) N-Tier
5 3 (4.17%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.17%) Replication
6 2 (2.78%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.78%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.39%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Windows
2 15 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 14 (19.44%) Linux
4 2 (2.78%) Unix
5 1 (1.39%) AIX
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.06%) Network Architecture
3 12 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 12 (16.67%) ITIL
3 12 (16.67%) Project Management
3 12 (16.67%) Security Management
4 11 (15.28%) TDD
5 10 (13.89%) Kanban
5 10 (13.89%) OOP
5 10 (13.89%) Scrum
5 10 (13.89%) Software Testing
6 8 (11.11%) Memory Management
6 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 6 (8.33%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.94%) High Availability
9 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.56%) MVC
9 4 (5.56%) Quality Management
9 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 14 (19.44%) C#
2 14 (19.44%) Python
3 12 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
5 9 (12.50%) C++
5 9 (12.50%) VBScript
6 7 (9.72%) Java
7 6 (8.33%) VB
8 5 (6.94%) SQL
9 4 (5.56%) PHP
9 4 (5.56%) VB6
10 3 (4.17%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.78%) Perl
11 2 (2.78%) Ruby
12 1 (1.39%) C
12 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Degree
2 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (11.11%) CCNP
4 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.94%) CCIE
6 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.17%) CISSP
7 3 (4.17%) MCSE
7 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.17%) PMP
8 2 (2.78%) CCNA
8 2 (2.78%) CITP
8 2 (2.78%) MCITP
8 2 (2.78%) MCTS
9 1 (1.39%) CCENT
9 1 (1.39%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (25.00%) UAG
2 14 (19.44%) ISA Server
3 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) WSUS
2 3 (4.17%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.17%) Nagios
2 3 (4.17%) SCCM
2 3 (4.17%) WMI
3 1 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.39%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) SELinux
3 1 (1.39%) Simpana
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.78%) Cisco
3 5 (6.94%) VMware
4 4 (5.56%) Avaya
5 3 (4.17%) Dell
5 3 (4.17%) EMC
5 3 (4.17%) F5
5 3 (4.17%) NetApp
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle
5 3 (4.17%) Polycom
5 3 (4.17%) Splunk
6 2 (2.78%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) SAP
7 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (1.39%) CommVault
7 1 (1.39%) Google
7 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.39%) Lotus
7 1 (1.39%) Micro Focus