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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 85 89 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing Internet 59 34 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.78% 1.46% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.22% 10.59% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 24
Average daily rate £375 £400 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.13% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £20.70 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £23.90 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -2.78%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 321 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.58% 13.80% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 187 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +2 13 £215 +7.50% 8
Bristol -21 10 £338 -22.85% 3
Wiltshire -14 8 £500 +20.26% 2
Devon - 8 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire +9 7 £350 - 3
Dorset - - - - 3
Cornwall - - - - 2
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (33.70%) Security Cleared
2 25 (27.17%) Windows
3 24 (26.09%) HTML
4 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
5 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
5 21 (22.83%) CSS
6 19 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (19.57%) Active Directory
8 17 (18.48%) SC Cleared
9 16 (17.39%) Linux
10 15 (16.30%) HTML5
11 14 (15.22%) DV Cleared
11 14 (15.22%) Telecoms
12 13 (14.13%) Finance
12 13 (14.13%) MS Office
12 13 (14.13%) jQuery
12 13 (14.13%) RIA
13 12 (13.04%) Java
13 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange
14 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
14 11 (11.96%) VMware
15 10 (10.87%) Maven
15 10 (10.87%) Degree
15 10 (10.87%) Windows 7
16 9 (9.78%) RESTful
16 9 (9.78%) Firewall
16 9 (9.78%) Intranet
16 9 (9.78%) Windows XP
16 9 (9.78%) WAN
16 9 (9.78%) Oracle

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.26%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.26%) CMS
4 3 (3.26%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.26%) Apache
4 3 (3.26%) SAS
4 3 (3.26%) Drupal
4 3 (3.26%) Lync
5 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.09%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) MS Office
2 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.09%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (1.09%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Summit
2 4 (4.35%) assyst
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) Firewall
1 9 (9.78%) Intranet
1 9 (9.78%) WAN
2 7 (7.61%) LAN
3 4 (4.35%) Extranet
3 4 (4.35%) SAN
3 4 (4.35%) Nortel Meridian
4 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.26%) VPN
4 3 (3.26%) DNS
5 2 (2.17%) OpenFlow
5 2 (2.17%) Network Security
5 2 (2.17%) Broadband
5 2 (2.17%) LDAP
5 2 (2.17%) SMTP
5 2 (2.17%) DHCP
5 2 (2.17%) VoIP
5 2 (2.17%) DVB
5 2 (2.17%) HTTP
5 2 (2.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.26%) Essbase
4 3 (3.26%) MySQL
4 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Maven
2 8 (8.70%) Hudson
2 8 (8.70%) QUnit
2 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.35%) MSI
4 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.09%) JIRA
5 1 (1.09%) Subversion
5 1 (1.09%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.09%) Grunt
5 1 (1.09%) Gerrit
General
1 14 (15.22%) Telecoms
2 13 (14.13%) Finance
3 7 (7.61%) Retail Banking
3 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 7 (7.61%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (2.17%) Law
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Local Government
5 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (29.35%) Developer
2 11 (11.96%) Analyst
2 11 (11.96%) Software Developer
3 9 (9.78%) Architect
3 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support
4 8 (8.70%) Designer
5 7 (7.61%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.61%) Administrator
5 7 (7.61%) Web Developer
5 7 (7.61%) Consultant
6 6 (6.52%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.09%) HTML
2 21 (22.83%) CSS
3 15 (16.30%) HTML5
4 13 (14.13%) jQuery
5 9 (9.78%) RESTful
6 8 (8.70%) J2EE
6 8 (8.70%) SVG
6 8 (8.70%) Java EE
7 7 (7.61%) CSS3
8 4 (4.35%) Dojo
8 4 (4.35%) XML
8 4 (4.35%) .NET
9 3 (3.26%) DOM
10 2 (2.17%) Sass
10 2 (2.17%) LAMP
10 2 (2.17%) Ajax
11 1 (1.09%) JSON
11 1 (1.09%) X-Windows
11 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.09%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) RIA
2 7 (7.61%) Mobile Banking
2 7 (7.61%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (7.61%) Online Banking
2 7 (7.61%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.43%) CESG
3 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.35%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (3.26%) Streaming Video
5 3 (3.26%) W3C
5 3 (3.26%) DTV
5 3 (3.26%) RMADS
5 3 (3.26%) Open Source
6 2 (2.17%) MPEG
6 2 (2.17%) Clustering
6 2 (2.17%) IPTV
7 1 (1.09%) PKI
7 1 (1.09%) PDA
7 1 (1.09%) GIS
7 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.17%) Windows
2 16 (17.39%) Linux
3 10 (10.87%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.78%) Windows XP
5 7 (7.61%) UNIX
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.09%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (9.78%) ITIL
3 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (6.52%) Risk Management
4 6 (6.52%) Software Engineering
5 5 (5.43%) Scrum
5 5 (5.43%) Information Security
5 5 (5.43%) Project Management
6 4 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.35%) Change Control
6 4 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.35%) OO
6 4 (4.35%) Service Management
6 4 (4.35%) TDD
6 4 (4.35%) Web Development
6 4 (4.35%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.26%) Content Management
7 3 (3.26%) Network Design
7 3 (3.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
2 12 (13.04%) Java
3 4 (4.35%) Python
3 4 (4.35%) Perl
3 4 (4.35%) PHP
4 3 (3.26%) C
4 3 (3.26%) VBScript
5 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.17%) PHP5
5 2 (2.17%) C#
5 2 (2.17%) C++
5 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.17%) SQL
5 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.09%) Ruby
6 1 (1.09%) Pascal
6 1 (1.09%) Prolog
6 1 (1.09%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.09%) Fortran
6 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (33.70%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.48%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.22%) DV Cleared
4 10 (10.87%) Degree
5 2 (2.17%) CCNP
5 2 (2.17%) CCDP
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.09%) LPIC
6 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.09%) ISEB
6 1 (1.09%) CCNA
6 1 (1.09%) CCDA
6 1 (1.09%) MCP
6 1 (1.09%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) ISO 14001
1 5 (5.43%) ISO 9001
1 5 (5.43%) JSP 440
2 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.26%) WAI
4 1 (1.09%) SLA
4 1 (1.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.17%) UAG
4 2 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.09%) Squid
5 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.09%) qmail
5 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) WSUS
2 1 (1.09%) Nagios
2 1 (1.09%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.96%) VMware
3 9 (9.78%) Oracle
4 8 (8.70%) Cisco
5 7 (7.61%) SAP
6 6 (6.52%) Unisys
6 6 (6.52%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.52%) HP
6 6 (6.52%) Nortel
6 6 (6.52%) Citrix
6 6 (6.52%) ICL
7 5 (5.43%) Sophos
8 4 (4.35%) Altiris
9 3 (3.26%) Lotus
9 3 (3.26%) Juniper
9 3 (3.26%) IBM
9 3 (3.26%) Adobe
9 3 (3.26%) Business Objects
10 2 (2.17%) Avaya
11 1 (1.09%) Sourcefire
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £215 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Taunton
Swan IT Recruitment Limited
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Capita Internal Resourcing
Rate: £34000 - £36000 per annum + PRO RATA
Posted: 15 days ago