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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 92 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing Internet 55 67 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 2.20% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.65% 14.76% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 18
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£375 £390 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +82.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £19.46 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.70% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.80 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £80.60 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.73% +3.44%
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
403 454 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.31% 14.91% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 270 147
Average daily rate £390 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 27
Average hourly rate £42.46 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.30% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £16.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +11 20 £425 +32.81% 13
Devon +2 16 £375 +23.96% 7
Wiltshire +2 11 £506 +1.25% 3
Dorset -4 3 £150 - 1
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 24 (32.43%) Windows
2 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.97%) Java
4 16 (21.62%) SQL
4 16 (21.62%) Web Services
4 16 (21.62%) User Experience
5 15 (20.27%) CSS
5 15 (20.27%) HTML
6 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
6 14 (18.92%) .NET
6 14 (18.92%) Project Management
7 13 (17.57%) Finance
7 13 (17.57%) Scrum
7 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
7 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
8 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
9 10 (13.51%) SOAP
9 10 (13.51%) PRINCE2
9 10 (13.51%) Web Development
10 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
10 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (12.16%) Kanban
10 9 (12.16%) Android
10 9 (12.16%) Mobile Payment
10 9 (12.16%) Android Development
10 9 (12.16%) REST
10 9 (12.16%) Windows Phone
10 9 (12.16%) BDD
10 9 (12.16%) Windows Phone 7

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (12.16%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) Liferay
3 5 (6.76%) IIS
3 5 (6.76%) CMS
4 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.05%) LiveLink
5 3 (4.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.70%) JBoss
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.35%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Office
2 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.05%) MS Project
4 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) PaaS
1 1 (1.35%) IaaS
1 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) HTTP
2 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) WAN
2 2 (2.70%) DNS
2 2 (2.70%) SAN
2 2 (2.70%) Firewall
2 2 (2.70%) Wireless
3 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.35%) MQTT
3 1 (1.35%) SMTP
3 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.35%) LAN
3 1 (1.35%) VoIP
3 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQLite
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Robotium
1 5 (6.76%) Mechanoid
1 5 (6.76%) Robolectric
2 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.05%) Maven
3 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.70%) Mockito
4 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.70%) EasyMock
4 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.70%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.70%) Subversion
4 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.70%) JUnit
5 1 (1.35%) JIRA
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.35%) Selenium
5 1 (1.35%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.35%) WiX
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Banking
2 8 (10.81%) Retail
2 8 (10.81%) Retail Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.05%) Back Office
4 3 (4.05%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Project Manager
3 9 (12.16%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Designer
5 7 (9.46%) Web Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Android Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Android Developer
8 4 (5.41%) iOS Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior iOS Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.05%) UX Designer
9 3 (4.05%) Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.62%) Web Services
2 15 (20.27%) HTML
2 15 (20.27%) CSS
3 14 (18.92%) .NET
4 10 (13.51%) SOAP
5 9 (12.16%) REST
6 8 (10.81%) XSLT
7 7 (9.46%) XML
8 5 (6.76%) ActionBarSherlock
9 4 (5.41%) jQuery
10 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.05%) XML Schema
10 3 (4.05%) HTML5
10 3 (4.05%) CSS3
11 2 (2.70%) Spring Integration
11 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
11 2 (2.70%) Hibernate
11 2 (2.70%) Spring
11 2 (2.70%) Ajax
12 1 (1.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) User Experience
2 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
3 9 (12.16%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (9.46%) iPad
5 7 (9.46%) Online Banking
6 5 (6.76%) Social Media
6 5 (6.76%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
7 4 (5.41%) iPhone
7 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
8 3 (4.05%) W3C
9 1 (1.35%) GIS
9 1 (1.35%) VHDL
9 1 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Android
2 9 (12.16%) Windows Phone 7
2 9 (12.16%) Apple iOS
2 9 (12.16%) Windows Phone
3 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.41%) Linux
4 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.92%) Project Management
3 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
3 13 (17.57%) Scrum
4 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (13.51%) PRINCE2
5 10 (13.51%) Web Development
6 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (12.16%) Kanban
6 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
6 9 (12.16%) OOD
6 9 (12.16%) OOP
6 9 (12.16%) OOA/OOD
6 9 (12.16%) OO
6 9 (12.16%) Migration
6 9 (12.16%) TDD
6 9 (12.16%) Android Development
6 9 (12.16%) BDD
7 7 (9.46%) Target Operating Model
7 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) Java
2 16 (21.62%) SQL
3 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.46%) XQuery
4 7 (9.46%) XPath
5 5 (6.76%) C++
6 4 (5.41%) Objective-C
6 4 (5.41%) C
6 4 (5.41%) C#
7 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.35%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.35%) Python
8 1 (1.35%) VB6
8 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.35%) R
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.35%) VBScript
8 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) ISEB
2 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.70%) APMP
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
1 3 (4.05%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.41%) Firmware
4 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
4 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) SCOM
2 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.35%) WSUS
3 1 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.35%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) VMware
2 6 (8.11%) Google
3 5 (6.76%) Citrix
4 4 (5.41%) SAP
4 4 (5.41%) Unisys
4 4 (5.41%) ICL
5 3 (4.05%) HP
5 3 (4.05%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.70%) Veeam
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco
6 2 (2.70%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.70%) Apple
7 1 (1.35%) Symantec
7 1 (1.35%) Websense
7 1 (1.35%) Toshiba
7 1 (1.35%) OpenText
7 1 (1.35%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.35%) Avaya