The first table below looks at the demand for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 68 71 113
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +42
Contract jobs citing Internet 233 210 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.53% 2.47% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.48% 13.31% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 111 56
Average daily rate
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£325 £333 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £141 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.83 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.30 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1578 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.80% 18.55% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 695 577
Average daily rate £335 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 132 181
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
Internet
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Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Internet
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Internet Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Internet
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 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.

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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
Berkshire +1 87 £375 +57.89% 38
Hampshire +5 48 £355 -4.05% 17
Surrey -3 30 £198 -47.33% 19
Kent +13 22 £125 - 13
Buckinghamshire +6 18 £320 -1.53% 9
West Sussex +7 17 £220 -48.23% 3
East Sussex 0 6 £375 +78.57% 4
Oxfordshire -12 2 £313 -6.01% 8
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
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Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 125 (29.69%) Windows
2 105 (24.94%) Microsoft
3 85 (20.19%) XML
4 83 (19.71%) SQL
5 72 (17.10%) Firewall
5 72 (17.10%) Telecoms
6 71 (16.86%) ITIL
7 63 (14.96%) Linux
8 60 (14.25%) Active Directory
9 53 (12.59%) IIS
9 53 (12.59%) Degree
10 51 (12.11%) Java
11 50 (11.88%) Cisco
12 48 (11.40%) JSON
13 47 (11.16%) VMware
13 47 (11.16%) REST
13 47 (11.16%) Mobile App
14 46 (10.93%) Finance
15 45 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
16 43 (10.21%) Security Cleared
16 43 (10.21%) Google
16 43 (10.21%) JavaScript
16 43 (10.21%) Project Management
17 42 (9.98%) MS Exchange
17 42 (9.98%) TDD
18 41 (9.74%) HTML
18 41 (9.74%) Intranet
19 40 (9.50%) SQL Server
19 40 (9.50%) MS Excel
19 40 (9.50%) Facebook

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 53 (12.59%) IIS
2 42 (9.98%) MS Exchange
3 37 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (5.70%) Apache
5 18 (4.28%) SharePoint
6 17 (4.04%) WebSphere
7 14 (3.33%) IBM Notes
8 11 (2.61%) Lotus Domino
8 11 (2.61%) SAS
8 11 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (2.38%) Liferay
10 9 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.90%) IBM HTTP Server
12 7 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (1.66%) CMS
13 5 (1.19%) Tomcat
13 5 (1.19%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.84%) MS Office
3 10 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.19%) MS Project
5 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.24%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.71%) Maximo
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) assyst
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.75%) Office 365
3 16 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.56%) SaaS
4 15 (3.56%) IaaS
5 8 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.95%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.95%) PaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (17.10%) Firewall
2 41 (9.74%) Intranet
3 39 (9.26%) WAN
4 38 (9.03%) DNS
5 35 (8.31%) HTTP
6 33 (7.84%) TCP/IP
7 28 (6.65%) LAN
8 27 (6.41%) VPN
9 24 (5.70%) MPLS
10 23 (5.46%) FTP
11 22 (5.23%) Broadband
12 21 (4.99%) SMTP
12 21 (4.99%) Ethernet
12 21 (4.99%) Network Security
13 16 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (3.56%) BGP
14 15 (3.56%) IPv6
14 15 (3.56%) VoIP
15 14 (3.33%) DHCP
15 14 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.33%) DB2
2 14 (3.33%) MySQL
3 12 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (2.85%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.90%) Big Data
7 7 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.43%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.95%) MS Access
10 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.33%) Maven
3 11 (2.61%) Cucumber
4 8 (1.90%) JIRA
4 8 (1.90%) Subversion
4 8 (1.90%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.66%) FitNesse
6 6 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.43%) PHPUnit
7 5 (1.19%) Selenium
8 4 (0.95%) RSpec
8 4 (0.95%) Introscope
8 4 (0.95%) Mockito
9 3 (0.71%) Grunt
9 3 (0.71%) Behat
9 3 (0.71%) Ant
10 2 (0.48%) ERwin
10 2 (0.48%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 72 (17.10%) Telecoms
2 46 (10.93%) Finance
3 20 (4.75%) Games
4 18 (4.28%) Publishing
4 18 (4.28%) Banking
5 17 (4.04%) Billing
6 14 (3.33%) Marketing
7 10 (2.38%) Retail
7 10 (2.38%) Advertising
8 9 (2.14%) Military
8 9 (2.14%) Legal
8 9 (2.14%) Spanish Language
9 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.19%) Electronics
9 5 (1.19%) Automotive
10 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
11 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (17.10%) Developer
2 52 (12.35%) Architect
3 51 (12.11%) Analyst
4 31 (7.36%) Mobile Developer
5 29 (6.89%) Project Manager
6 27 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (6.18%) Lead Developer
8 25 (5.94%) Consultant
9 20 (4.75%) Network Engineer
9 20 (4.75%) Support Engineer
9 20 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (4.28%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.56%) Administrator
12 11 (2.61%) SCCM Engineer
12 11 (2.61%) Front-End Developer
13 10 (2.38%) Test Engineer
13 10 (2.38%) Junior
13 10 (2.38%) Support Analyst
14 9 (2.14%) Senior Architect
15 8 (1.90%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (20.19%) XML
2 48 (11.40%) JSON
3 47 (11.16%) REST
4 41 (9.74%) HTML
5 38 (9.03%) CSS
5 38 (9.03%) OAuth
6 37 (8.79%) Web Services
7 28 (6.65%) Spring
8 26 (6.18%) .NET
9 24 (5.70%) J2EE
10 19 (4.51%) XSLT
11 18 (4.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 16 (3.80%) Unity DI Container
12 16 (3.80%) jQuery
13 12 (2.85%) RESTful
14 11 (2.61%) ASP.NET
15 10 (2.38%) DCOM
15 10 (2.38%) SOAP
16 9 (2.14%) PostGIS
17 7 (1.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.16%) Mobile App
2 26 (6.18%) PKI
3 25 (5.94%) Blackberry
4 18 (4.28%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.38%) Open Source
7 9 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.90%) DTV
9 7 (1.66%) EMV
9 7 (1.66%) CESG
9 7 (1.66%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.43%) Cryptography
11 5 (1.19%) FMCG
11 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.95%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.71%) Blog
13 3 (0.71%) SecurID
13 3 (0.71%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 125 (29.69%) Windows
2 63 (14.96%) Linux
3 45 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (8.08%) UNIX
5 31 (7.36%) Windows XP
5 31 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (5.46%) Windows 7
8 17 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.38%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.38%) Android
10 5 (1.19%) Solaris
11 4 (0.95%) VMS
11 4 (0.95%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.95%) CentOS
11 4 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.95%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.86%) ITIL
2 43 (10.21%) Project Management
3 42 (9.98%) TDD
4 39 (9.26%) Use Case
4 39 (9.26%) Mobile Application Development
5 37 (8.79%) SOA
6 35 (8.31%) Rapid Prototyping
7 23 (5.46%) Web Development
8 22 (5.23%) Scrum
9 21 (4.99%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (4.75%) Content Management
10 20 (4.75%) Game Development
11 19 (4.51%) Change Management
12 18 (4.28%) Service Management
12 18 (4.28%) Migration
12 18 (4.28%) PRINCE2
12 18 (4.28%) E-Commerce
13 17 (4.04%) Performance Analysis
14 14 (3.33%) Configuration Management
15 13 (3.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 83 (19.71%) SQL
2 51 (12.11%) Java
3 43 (10.21%) JavaScript
4 35 (8.31%) PowerShell
5 22 (5.23%) PHP
5 22 (5.23%) Python
6 21 (4.99%) C
7 19 (4.51%) VBScript
8 17 (4.04%) XQuery
9 11 (2.61%) Perl
9 11 (2.61%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.90%) C++
11 7 (1.66%) PHP5
12 4 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.95%) C#
13 3 (0.71%) VB
14 2 (0.48%) RPG
14 2 (0.48%) RPG/400
14 2 (0.48%) RPG IV
15 1 (0.24%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 53 (12.59%) Degree
2 43 (10.21%) Security Cleared
3 27 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.18%) SC Cleared
5 25 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (5.23%) MCSE
7 15 (3.56%) CCNP
8 13 (3.09%) CCNA
8 13 (3.09%) MCP
8 13 (3.09%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.85%) MCSA
10 11 (2.61%) CISSP
11 6 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.19%) ISEB
13 4 (0.95%) CCA
13 4 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.95%) CCIE
13 4 (0.95%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.04%) QA
2 9 (2.14%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.14%) SLA
2 9 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (14.25%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.38%) UAG
4 8 (1.90%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (0.95%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.95%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.71%) vCloud
6 3 (0.71%) KVM
6 3 (0.71%) vSphere
7 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.48%) Xen
7 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.24%) Snort
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (8.55%) SCCM
2 20 (4.75%) SCOM
3 13 (3.09%) Puppet
4 11 (2.61%) WMI
5 10 (2.38%) SCVMM
5 10 (2.38%) SCDPM
6 7 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.19%) WSUS
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.95%) CA Wily
8 4 (0.95%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.48%) Plesk
11 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.24%) Munin
11 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.24%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 105 (24.94%) Microsoft
2 50 (11.88%) Cisco
3 47 (11.16%) VMware
4 43 (10.21%) Google
5 40 (9.50%) Facebook
5 40 (9.50%) Twitter
6 37 (8.79%) Oracle
7 35 (8.31%) Citrix
8 24 (5.70%) Juniper
9 17 (4.04%) Red Hat
10 15 (3.56%) CheckPoint
10 15 (3.56%) HP
11 14 (3.33%) Lotus
12 13 (3.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 12 (2.85%) IBM
14 7 (1.66%) EMC
14 7 (1.66%) FatWire
14 7 (1.66%) Brocade
15 6 (1.43%) Huawei
15 6 (1.43%) F5
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