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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 105 84 86
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Contract jobs citing Internet 28 59 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 1.97% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 15.61% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 39 19
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£375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £199 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £334 £311
% change year-on-year
+12.35% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £19.23 £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.42% -34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £13.00 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £17.10 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -11.86%
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
344 378 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.62% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 224 162
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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
Wiltshire +6 9 £425 -15.00% 8
Devon 0 9 £375 +3.44% 6
Bristol -7 4 £388 +29.16% 18
Somerset +9 3 £405 +88.37% 7
Dorset -3 1 £325 +116.66%
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 16 (23.88%) HTML
2 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
3 15 (22.39%) Java
3 15 (22.39%) Windows
4 14 (20.90%) SQL
4 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
5 13 (19.40%) CSS
6 12 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
7 11 (16.42%) Management Information System
8 10 (14.93%) XML
8 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.93%) Web Development
8 10 (14.93%) REST
9 9 (13.43%) HTTP
9 9 (13.43%) Project Management
10 8 (11.94%) DNS
10 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
10 8 (11.94%) XSLT
10 8 (11.94%) SOAP
10 8 (11.94%) SAP
10 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
10 8 (11.94%) Degree
10 8 (11.94%) Banking
10 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
11 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (10.45%) Online Banking
11 7 (10.45%) MS Office
11 7 (10.45%) Web Services

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (10.45%) WebLogic
1 7 (10.45%) IIS
2 6 (8.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (8.96%) Liferay
3 4 (5.97%) CMS
4 3 (4.48%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.48%) LiveLink
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Project
3 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Summit
2 3 (4.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) PaaS
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) HTTP
2 8 (11.94%) DNS
3 7 (10.45%) VPN
3 7 (10.45%) LAN
3 7 (10.45%) WAN
3 7 (10.45%) Firewall
4 6 (8.96%) DHCP
5 5 (7.46%) IP Telephony
5 5 (7.46%) VLAN
5 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.46%) VoIP
5 5 (7.46%) WLAN
5 5 (7.46%) MPLS
5 5 (7.46%) Wireless
6 4 (5.97%) IPv4
7 3 (4.48%) SSL
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.49%) Network Security
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) MySQL
3 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.49%) WiX
3 1 (1.49%) Maven
3 1 (1.49%) Selenium
3 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.94%) Banking
4 6 (8.96%) Retail Banking
4 6 (8.96%) Retail
5 5 (7.46%) Marketing
6 3 (4.48%) Electronics
6 3 (4.48%) Law
6 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.49%) Billing
7 1 (1.49%) Publishing
7 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Architect
3 9 (13.43%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.45%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Designer
6 5 (7.46%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Data Scientist
9 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Service Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) HTML
2 13 (19.40%) CSS
3 10 (14.93%) XML
3 10 (14.93%) REST
4 8 (11.94%) XSLT
4 8 (11.94%) SOAP
5 7 (10.45%) Web Services
6 4 (5.97%) Spring
6 4 (5.97%) HTML5
7 3 (4.48%) jQuery
7 3 (4.48%) JSON
7 3 (4.48%) .NET
7 3 (4.48%) XML Schema
7 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.99%) LINQ
8 2 (2.99%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (1.49%) Ajax
9 1 (1.49%) Flash
9 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.45%) Online Banking
2 7 (10.45%) User Experience
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.96%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.46%) Social Media
4 5 (7.46%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (7.46%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (4.48%) Handset
5 3 (4.48%) DTV
6 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.99%) RIA
6 2 (2.99%) iPad
7 1 (1.49%) Open Source
7 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.49%) GIS
7 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.49%) W3C
7 1 (1.49%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (8.96%) Linux
4 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.93%) Web Development
3 9 (13.43%) Project Management
4 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.96%) Migration
6 5 (7.46%) Critical Path Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.97%) Analytics
7 4 (5.97%) Digital Content Management
7 4 (5.97%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.97%) Content Management
8 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.48%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (4.48%) Scrum
8 3 (4.48%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (4.48%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.48%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
2 15 (22.39%) Java
3 14 (20.90%) SQL
4 6 (8.96%) XQuery
4 6 (8.96%) XPath
5 4 (5.97%) PHP
5 4 (5.97%) Python
6 3 (4.48%) Ruby
6 3 (4.48%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) Go
7 2 (2.99%) VBScript
7 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.49%) PHP5
8 1 (1.49%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.46%) MCSE
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.46%) CCNA
4 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) ISEB
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) CCIE
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) ISO 9001
1 5 (7.46%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.99%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.99%) Firmware
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.49%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Puppet
1 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.99%) WSUS
3 1 (1.49%) SCOM
3 1 (1.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) SAP
3 6 (8.96%) Cisco
4 5 (7.46%) SonicWALL
4 5 (7.46%) Polycom
4 5 (7.46%) Avaya
4 5 (7.46%) Juniper
4 5 (7.46%) McAfee
5 4 (5.97%) Unisys
5 4 (5.97%) ICL
5 4 (5.97%) VMware
6 3 (4.48%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.99%) NetApp
7 2 (2.99%) Citrix
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.49%) HP
8 1 (1.49%) Apple
8 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
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