The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 100 76 84
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing Internet 48 67 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.42% 2.07% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.32% 13.35% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 16
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£425 £390 £192
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +103.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -25.00%
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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
465 502 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.71% 15.54% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 307 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £134.00 £41.50
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 South West

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Internet
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Internet Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Internet
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Bristol +7 19 £425 +32.81% 16
Wiltshire +1 14 £488 -2.50% 4
Devon -7 6 £194 -9.88% 9
Dorset -1 4 £130 +3.17% 2
Gloucestershire -19 2 - - 1
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 31 (37.35%) Windows
2 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.69%) SQL
4 17 (20.48%) Java
4 17 (20.48%) Web Services
4 17 (20.48%) Finance
5 16 (19.28%) .NET
5 16 (19.28%) HTML
6 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
6 15 (18.07%) User Experience
7 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
7 14 (16.87%) CSS
8 13 (15.66%) E-Commerce
8 13 (15.66%) Scrum
9 12 (14.46%) Project Management
10 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
11 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
11 10 (12.05%) SOAP
11 10 (12.05%) IIS
11 10 (12.05%) Web Development
12 9 (10.84%) Retail Banking
12 9 (10.84%) Unit Testing
12 9 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (10.84%) Kanban
12 9 (10.84%) Android
12 9 (10.84%) TDD
12 9 (10.84%) Banking
12 9 (10.84%) Retail
12 9 (10.84%) WebLogic

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 10 (12.05%) IIS
2 9 (10.84%) WebLogic
2 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.43%) Liferay
4 6 (7.23%) CMS
4 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.61%) LiveLink
7 2 (2.41%) JBoss
7 2 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Office
2 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.61%) MS Project
4 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.20%) PaaS
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) HTTP
2 7 (8.43%) Firewall
3 6 (7.23%) DNS
4 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.61%) DHCP
5 3 (3.61%) WAN
6 2 (2.41%) LAN
6 2 (2.41%) SAN
6 2 (2.41%) Intranet
6 2 (2.41%) MQTT
6 2 (2.41%) Wireless
7 1 (1.20%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.20%) VoIP
7 1 (1.20%) WLAN
7 1 (1.20%) SMTP
7 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.02%) SQLite
2 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Robotium
1 5 (6.02%) Mechanoid
1 5 (6.02%) Robolectric
2 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.61%) Maven
3 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.41%) Mockito
4 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.41%) EasyMock
4 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.41%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.41%) Subversion
4 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.41%) JUnit
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.20%) Selenium
5 1 (1.20%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.20%) WiX
General
1 17 (20.48%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Banking
2 9 (10.84%) Retail
2 9 (10.84%) Retail Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Marketing
4 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.61%) Back Office
6 1 (1.20%) Law
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (32.53%) Developer
2 10 (12.05%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.84%) Senior Developer
3 9 (10.84%) Designer
4 7 (8.43%) Architect
5 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Web Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Android Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Android Developer
7 4 (4.82%) iOS Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior iOS Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Digital Designer
8 3 (3.61%) UX Designer
8 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.48%) Web Services
2 16 (19.28%) HTML
2 16 (19.28%) .NET
3 14 (16.87%) CSS
4 10 (12.05%) SOAP
5 9 (10.84%) REST
6 8 (9.64%) XSLT
7 7 (8.43%) XML
8 5 (6.02%) ActionBarSherlock
9 4 (4.82%) jQuery
10 3 (3.61%) HTML5
10 3 (3.61%) CSS3
10 3 (3.61%) XML Schema
10 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.41%) Spring
11 2 (2.41%) Ajax
11 2 (2.41%) Hibernate
11 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
11 2 (2.41%) JSP
11 2 (2.41%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) User Experience
2 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
3 9 (10.84%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (9.64%) Online Banking
5 7 (8.43%) iPad
6 6 (7.23%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.82%) iPhone
7 4 (4.82%) Blackberry
8 3 (3.61%) Social Media
8 3 (3.61%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.61%) Internet of Things
8 3 (3.61%) W3C
8 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.41%) RMADS
10 1 (1.20%) GIS
10 1 (1.20%) VHDL
10 1 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.35%) Windows
2 9 (10.84%) Android
2 9 (10.84%) Windows Phone 7
2 9 (10.84%) Apple iOS
2 9 (10.84%) Windows Phone
3 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.23%) Linux
5 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.61%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.66%) Scrum
2 13 (15.66%) E-Commerce
3 12 (14.46%) Project Management
4 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (12.05%) Web Development
5 9 (10.84%) Unit Testing
5 9 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.84%) Kanban
5 9 (10.84%) TDD
5 9 (10.84%) Migration
5 9 (10.84%) OOD
5 9 (10.84%) OOP
5 9 (10.84%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (10.84%) OO
5 9 (10.84%) BDD
5 9 (10.84%) Android Development
6 8 (9.64%) Target Operating Model
6 8 (9.64%) ITIL
6 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) SQL
2 17 (20.48%) Java
3 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.43%) XQuery
4 7 (8.43%) XPath
5 6 (7.23%) C
6 5 (6.02%) C++
7 4 (4.82%) Objective-C
7 4 (4.82%) C#
8 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.20%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.20%) Python
9 1 (1.20%) VB6
9 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) R
9 1 (1.20%) PHP
9 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.20%) VBScript
9 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) ISEB
2 4 (4.82%) CISSP
2 4 (4.82%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.41%) APMP
4 2 (2.41%) GWAPT
4 2 (2.41%) OSCP
4 2 (2.41%) OSCE
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) ISO 14001
2 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.61%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.41%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.41%) QA
4 1 (1.20%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (1.20%) WAI
4 1 (1.20%) BS7799
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.82%) Firmware
4 3 (3.61%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) SCOM
2 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.20%) WSUS
3 1 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.20%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (1.20%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) VMware
3 6 (7.23%) Google
4 5 (6.02%) ICL
4 5 (6.02%) SAP
4 5 (6.02%) Unisys
4 5 (6.02%) Citrix
5 3 (3.61%) HP
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco
6 2 (2.41%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.41%) Apple
6 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.41%) Veeam
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle
7 1 (1.20%) Ektron
7 1 (1.20%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.20%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.20%) Symantec
7 1 (1.20%) Websense
7 1 (1.20%) Toshiba
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