The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 73 80 71
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Internet 62 27 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.08% 1.26% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.12% 9.25% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 32
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£375 £225 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £134 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.10 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.90 £19.90 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -3.33%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
410 292 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.78% 13.58% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 154 193
Average daily rate £375 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £198 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
Internet
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 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.

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
Gloucestershire - 26 £390 - 5
Devon +1 9 £300 -3.22% 3
Bristol -25 9 £320 +137.03% 6
Wiltshire +5 7 £500 +5.26% 5
Dorset +2 3 £150 -31.81%
Somerset -14 3 £415 - 4
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 31 (25.41%) Linux
3 30 (24.59%) Windows
4 29 (23.77%) HTML
5 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
5 23 (18.85%) CSS
5 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
6 22 (18.03%) Active Directory
6 22 (18.03%) Finance
7 21 (17.21%) Perl
8 20 (16.39%) SMTP
8 20 (16.39%) DNS
8 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
10 17 (13.93%) Telecoms
10 17 (13.93%) Cisco
10 17 (13.93%) Juniper
10 17 (13.93%) MS Office
11 16 (13.11%) Java
11 16 (13.11%) ITIL
11 16 (13.11%) F5
12 15 (12.30%) HTML5
12 15 (12.30%) Squid
12 15 (12.30%) jQuery
12 15 (12.30%) LDAP
13 14 (11.48%) LPIC
13 14 (11.48%) SSL
13 14 (11.48%) HTTP
13 14 (11.48%) Load Balancing
13 14 (11.48%) CCENT

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.92%) CMS
3 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.46%) Lync
4 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.46%) SAS
4 3 (2.46%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.46%) IIS
5 2 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.82%) Apache
6 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.82%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.82%) Drupal
6 1 (0.82%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (13.93%) MS Office
2 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.82%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.82%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Summit
1 4 (3.28%) assyst
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) SaaS
2 1 (0.82%) PaaS
2 1 (0.82%) CloudFront
2 1 (0.82%) IaaS
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.39%) SMTP
1 20 (16.39%) DNS
2 15 (12.30%) LDAP
3 14 (11.48%) HTTP
3 14 (11.48%) SSL
4 8 (6.56%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.56%) Firewall
5 6 (4.92%) WAN
5 6 (4.92%) DHCP
5 6 (4.92%) Intranet
6 5 (4.10%) LAN
7 4 (3.28%) Extranet
7 4 (3.28%) Nortel Meridian
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.64%) Wireless
8 2 (1.64%) 3G
8 2 (1.64%) MPLS
8 2 (1.64%) DVB
8 2 (1.64%) SAN
8 2 (1.64%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) MongoDB
1 8 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.46%) Essbase
4 3 (2.46%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.82%) OLTP
6 1 (0.82%) MySQL
6 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.82%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.82%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.82%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Maven
1 8 (6.56%) Hudson
1 8 (6.56%) QUnit
1 8 (6.56%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.28%) MSI
3 3 (2.46%) JUnit
4 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.82%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.82%) JIRA
5 1 (0.82%) Selenium
5 1 (0.82%) Subversion
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (18.03%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.38%) Banking
4 8 (6.56%) Retail
4 8 (6.56%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Legal
6 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.64%) Electronics
6 2 (1.64%) Law
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (30.33%) Developer
2 17 (13.93%) Administrator
3 15 (12.30%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (12.30%) Linux Administrator
4 14 (11.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 12 (9.84%) Designer
6 11 (9.02%) Analyst
6 11 (9.02%) Software Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Architect
7 9 (7.38%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.56%) Web Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Consultant
8 8 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.10%) Python Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Web Designer
11 3 (2.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 3 (2.46%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.77%) HTML
2 23 (18.85%) CSS
3 15 (12.30%) jQuery
3 15 (12.30%) HTML5
4 8 (6.56%) RESTful
4 8 (6.56%) Java EE
4 8 (6.56%) J2EE
4 8 (6.56%) SVG
5 7 (5.74%) XML
5 7 (5.74%) .NET
6 5 (4.10%) CSS3
7 4 (3.28%) Web Services
7 4 (3.28%) Dojo
8 3 (2.46%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (2.46%) REST
8 3 (2.46%) Middleware
8 3 (2.46%) DOM
8 3 (2.46%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.46%) Spring
9 2 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) RIA
2 9 (7.38%) Online Banking
3 8 (6.56%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.56%) Mobile Banking
4 7 (5.74%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.10%) W3C
5 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.10%) CESG
6 4 (3.28%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (3.28%) RMADS
7 3 (2.46%) DTV
7 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.46%) Streaming Video
7 3 (2.46%) Open Source
8 2 (1.64%) Statistics
8 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.64%) MPEG
8 2 (1.64%) IPTV
9 1 (0.82%) PDA
9 1 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.41%) Linux
2 30 (24.59%) Windows
3 13 (10.66%) Windows 7
4 10 (8.20%) Windows XP
5 9 (7.38%) UNIX
6 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.82%) SUSE
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (13.11%) ITIL
3 14 (11.48%) Load Balancing
4 9 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.56%) Scrum
5 8 (6.56%) TDD
6 7 (5.74%) Risk Management
6 7 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (4.10%) Project Management
7 5 (4.10%) Service Management
7 5 (4.10%) Information Security
7 5 (4.10%) Content Management
7 5 (4.10%) Computer Security
8 4 (3.28%) Kanban
8 4 (3.28%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (3.28%) Information Assurance
8 4 (3.28%) Web Development
8 4 (3.28%) OO
8 4 (3.28%) DevOps
9 3 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
2 21 (17.21%) Perl
3 16 (13.11%) Java
4 11 (9.02%) Python
5 10 (8.20%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.38%) SQL
7 5 (4.10%) VBScript
8 4 (3.28%) C#
9 3 (2.46%) PHP
9 3 (2.46%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.64%) C++
10 2 (1.64%) C
10 2 (1.64%) VB
10 2 (1.64%) Ruby
11 1 (0.82%) XPath
11 1 (0.82%) PHP5
11 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.82%) Fortran
11 1 (0.82%) Pascal
11 1 (0.82%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.48%) LPIC
3 14 (11.48%) CCENT
4 12 (9.84%) Degree
4 12 (9.84%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.10%) MCP
6 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.64%) MCSE
7 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.82%) ISEB
8 1 (0.82%) CISSP
8 1 (0.82%) CEH
8 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.10%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.10%) QA
2 5 (4.10%) JSP 440
3 4 (3.28%) SLA
3 4 (3.28%) ISO 14001
3 4 (3.28%) WAI
4 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.82%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 22 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.30%) Squid
3 10 (8.20%) qmail
4 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.64%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (11.48%) Zenoss
2 8 (6.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.82%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.93%) Cisco
2 17 (13.93%) Juniper
3 16 (13.11%) F5
4 10 (8.20%) Oracle
4 10 (8.20%) SAP
5 8 (6.56%) Unisys
5 8 (6.56%) ICL
6 7 (5.74%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.74%) VMware
6 7 (5.74%) Citrix
7 5 (4.10%) Adobe
8 4 (3.28%) Nortel
8 4 (3.28%) Altiris
8 4 (3.28%) Infoblox
9 3 (2.46%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.64%) HP
10 2 (1.64%) NetApp
10 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.64%) BT
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £580 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 19 days ago