The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 113 95 77
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs citing Internet 1028 1074 1343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 2.01% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.63% 14.84% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 656 705
Average daily rate
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£390 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 39 107
Average hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.00 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +17.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Internet
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Internet within the UK.

Internet Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Internet within the UK.

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Internet
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Internet Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Internet
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
England -13 966 £400 +10.34% 386
London -34 390 £425 +6.25% 123
South East +13 254 £350 - 87
Berkshire +7 95 £400 +23.07% 34
City of London +2 94 £440 +22.22% 31
South West +13 72 £390 +68.64% 30
East of England +2 72 £375 +17.18% 40
Hampshire +18 71 £365 +20.26% 18
Yorkshire -9 57 £300 - 31
West Midlands +6 54 £386 -3.38% 14
Reading +16 46 £400 +14.28% 10
North West -26 33 £363 -3.33% 28
West Yorkshire -21 30 £335 +27.61% 19
Kent +13 29 £350 +133.33% 5
Hertfordshire +4 29 £398 +37.06% 13
Surrey -13 28 £200 -46.66% 13
Scotland -5 27 £375 +50.00% 9
Cambridgeshire +5 26 £350 +62.79% 20
Tunbridge Wells - 26 £350 -
Warwickshire +11 22 £435 +147.99% 2
Manchester -6 22 £388 +13.97% 13
Gloucestershire - 21 £425 - 7
Edinburgh -4 19 £490 +360.09% 3
Leeds -15 19 £350 +33.33% 16
Gloucester - 19 £425 - 6
Cambridge +2 18 £350 - 17
East Midlands -11 18 £401 +41.76% 22
South Yorkshire +9 16 £275 -21.42% 3
Devon - 14 £215 - 4
Sheffield +17 13 £275 -21.42% 3

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 433 (23.87%) Windows
2 384 (21.17%) Microsoft
3 328 (18.08%) Finance
4 323 (17.81%) Java
5 318 (17.53%) HTML
6 300 (16.54%) SQL
7 285 (15.71%) JavaScript
8 275 (15.16%) Linux
9 247 (13.62%) Firewall
10 227 (12.51%) CSS
11 225 (12.40%) XML
12 216 (11.91%) MS Excel
13 212 (11.69%) Degree
14 211 (11.63%) ITIL
15 209 (11.52%) Web Services
16 206 (11.36%) Cisco
17 196 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
18 189 (10.42%) Oracle
19 188 (10.36%) SQL Server
19 188 (10.36%) Intranet
20 184 (10.14%) MS Office
21 177 (9.76%) E-Commerce
22 176 (9.70%) Active Directory
23 161 (8.88%) Telecoms
24 160 (8.82%) Project Management
25 157 (8.65%) .NET
25 157 (8.65%) UNIX
26 150 (8.27%) DNS
27 146 (8.05%) Banking
28 140 (7.72%) TCP/IP

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 126 (6.95%) IIS
1 126 (6.95%) Apache
2 90 (4.96%) MS Exchange
3 89 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 80 (4.41%) CMS
5 63 (3.47%) WebSphere
6 50 (2.76%) Tomcat
7 47 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 43 (2.37%) WebLogic
9 36 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (1.16%) MQSeries
11 20 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
12 19 (1.05%) Node.js
12 19 (1.05%) Lync
13 18 (0.99%) IBM Notes
13 18 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 18 (0.99%) OpenStack
13 18 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 216 (11.91%) MS Excel
2 184 (10.14%) MS Office
3 46 (2.54%) MS Visio
3 46 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.26%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (0.72%) MS Project
7 11 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.17%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.11%) InDesign
11 2 (0.11%) SPSS
11 2 (0.11%) Mingle
12 1 (0.055%) Maya
12 1 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (0.94%) assyst
2 13 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.66%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.55%) WebTrends
5 8 (0.44%) Tridion
6 7 (0.39%) Magento
7 6 (0.33%) Summit
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle FAH
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.98%) SaaS
3 33 (1.82%) Office 365
4 31 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (1.16%) IaaS
6 12 (0.66%) GitHub
7 10 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.50%) PaaS
9 6 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.11%) Force.com
12 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.11%) Heroku
13 1 (0.055%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.055%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.055%) Joyent
13 1 (0.055%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 247 (13.62%) Firewall
2 188 (10.36%) Intranet
3 150 (8.27%) DNS
4 140 (7.72%) TCP/IP
5 138 (7.61%) VPN
6 128 (7.06%) LAN
6 128 (7.06%) WAN
7 123 (6.78%) HTTP
8 80 (4.41%) Network Security
9 70 (3.86%) DHCP
10 66 (3.64%) BGP
11 57 (3.14%) SSL
12 56 (3.09%) MPLS
13 52 (2.87%) Wireless
14 47 (2.59%) SMTP
15 45 (2.48%) Ethernet
16 43 (2.37%) FTP
16 43 (2.37%) VoIP
17 41 (2.26%) Extranet
17 41 (2.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.96%) MySQL
3 71 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 48 (2.65%) NoSQL
5 43 (2.37%) DB2
6 41 (2.26%) MongoDB
7 36 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 30 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 26 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (0.99%) Big Data
13 17 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.83%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
17 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (0.50%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 87 (4.80%) Subversion
2 58 (3.20%) Git (software)
3 55 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 49 (2.70%) Maven
5 34 (1.87%) JUnit
5 34 (1.87%) Selenium
6 32 (1.76%) Ant
6 32 (1.76%) Visual Studio
7 30 (1.65%) JIRA
8 29 (1.60%) Cucumber
9 28 (1.54%) Eclipse
10 18 (0.99%) Grunt
11 16 (0.88%) QUnit
12 15 (0.83%) Hudson
12 15 (0.83%) Log4j
13 14 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (0.77%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.66%) Axure RP
14 12 (0.66%) Jasmine
15 11 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 328 (18.08%) Finance
2 161 (8.88%) Telecoms
3 146 (8.05%) Banking
4 111 (6.12%) Retail
5 102 (5.62%) Marketing
6 62 (3.42%) Publishing
7 48 (2.65%) Manufacturing
8 43 (2.37%) Games
9 32 (1.76%) Legal
10 28 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 27 (1.49%) Retail Banking
12 25 (1.38%) Billing
12 25 (1.38%) Investment Banking
12 25 (1.38%) Advertising
13 22 (1.21%) Law
14 18 (0.99%) Back Office
15 17 (0.94%) Local Government
16 16 (0.88%) French Language
16 16 (0.88%) Automotive
17 14 (0.77%) German Language
Job Titles
1 413 (22.77%) Developer
2 250 (13.78%) Analyst
3 168 (9.26%) Architect
4 97 (5.35%) Project Manager
5 90 (4.96%) Consultant
6 75 (4.13%) Java Developer
7 72 (3.97%) Support Engineer
8 64 (3.53%) Network Engineer
9 61 (3.36%) Administrator
10 59 (3.25%) Web Developer
11 58 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
12 57 (3.14%) Business Analyst
13 53 (2.92%) Support Analyst
14 49 (2.70%) Senior Developer
14 49 (2.70%) Designer
15 39 (2.15%) Mobile Developer
16 37 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 37 (2.04%) Service Analyst
16 37 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support
17 36 (1.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (17.53%) HTML
2 227 (12.51%) CSS
3 225 (12.40%) XML
4 209 (11.52%) Web Services
5 157 (8.65%) .NET
6 132 (7.28%) jQuery
7 112 (6.17%) HTML5
7 112 (6.17%) REST
8 101 (5.57%) JSON
9 98 (5.40%) Spring
10 91 (5.02%) J2EE
11 75 (4.13%) ASP.NET
12 70 (3.86%) SOAP
13 59 (3.25%) Ajax
14 56 (3.09%) XSLT
15 55 (3.03%) CSS3
16 48 (2.65%) AngularJS
16 48 (2.65%) RESTful
16 48 (2.65%) Middleware
17 46 (2.54%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.84%) Mobile App
2 86 (4.74%) Open Source
3 76 (4.19%) Management Information System
4 74 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 69 (3.80%) Blackberry
6 48 (2.65%) Online Banking
7 43 (2.37%) RIA
8 38 (2.09%) PKI
9 34 (1.87%) Social Media
10 33 (1.82%) Mobile Banking
11 30 (1.65%) Client/Server
12 28 (1.54%) Clustering
13 26 (1.43%) CESG
14 23 (1.27%) Hedge funds
15 22 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (1.05%) Statistics
18 18 (0.99%) Graphic Design
18 18 (0.99%) iPad
18 18 (0.99%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 433 (23.87%) Windows
2 275 (15.16%) Linux
3 157 (8.65%) UNIX
4 120 (6.62%) Windows 7
5 118 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (5.02%) Windows XP
7 77 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (2.81%) Android
9 49 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (2.59%) Apple iOS
11 44 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (2.43%) Solaris
12 21 (1.16%) CentOS
13 19 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.94%) Windows Vista
15 16 (0.88%) HPUX
16 15 (0.83%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.83%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.77%) Debian
18 13 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (11.63%) ITIL
2 196 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (9.76%) E-Commerce
4 160 (8.82%) Project Management
5 138 (7.61%) TDD
6 131 (7.22%) Scrum
7 120 (6.62%) OO
8 119 (6.56%) Content Management
9 110 (6.06%) Web Development
10 99 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 92 (5.07%) PRINCE2
12 84 (4.63%) Migration
13 83 (4.58%) MVC
13 83 (4.58%) SOA
14 70 (3.86%) Load Balancing
15 64 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (3.47%) Use Case
17 62 (3.42%) Software Engineering
18 60 (3.31%) Change Management
19 57 (3.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 323 (17.81%) Java
2 300 (16.54%) SQL
3 285 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 115 (6.34%) Python
5 106 (5.84%) Perl
6 100 (5.51%) PHP
7 82 (4.52%) C#
8 67 (3.69%) C
9 61 (3.36%) PowerShell
10 40 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 37 (2.04%) Ruby
12 36 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 36 (1.98%) VBScript
13 34 (1.87%) XQuery
14 33 (1.82%) XPath
15 30 (1.65%) C++
16 21 (1.16%) VB
17 20 (1.10%) PHP5
18 18 (0.99%) PL/SQL
18 18 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 212 (11.69%) Degree
2 104 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 91 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 59 (3.25%) SC Cleared
6 53 (2.92%) MCSE
7 50 (2.76%) CCNP
8 46 (2.54%) CISSP
9 38 (2.09%) CCNA
10 36 (1.98%) ISEB
11 35 (1.93%) MCP
12 32 (1.76%) DV Cleared
13 30 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (0.94%) GIAC
14 17 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
15 16 (0.88%) CEH
15 16 (0.88%) MCSA
15 16 (0.88%) CCIE
16 15 (0.83%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.83%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.24%) QA
2 43 (2.37%) SLA
2 43 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.61%) GPG13
5 10 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.44%) COBIT
6 8 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.39%) WAI
8 4 (0.22%) WCAG
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.055%) Section 508
11 1 (0.055%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.055%) BS7799
11 1 (0.055%) GCP
System Software
1 176 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 84 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.21%) vSphere
4 19 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.05%) Varnish
5 16 (0.88%) Squid
5 16 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (0.88%) vCloud
6 12 (0.66%) qmail
7 11 (0.61%) UAG
7 11 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.55%) XenApp
9 8 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.39%) FreeRADIUS
10 7 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.39%) VMware Server
10 7 (0.39%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.39%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 63 (3.47%) SCCM
2 44 (2.43%) Puppet
3 29 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.43%) Zenoss
5 20 (1.10%) SCOM
6 15 (0.83%) OpenView
7 14 (0.77%) Nagios
7 14 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (0.77%) ZABBIX
8 13 (0.72%) SCDPM
8 13 (0.72%) OVSD
9 11 (0.61%) WMI
10 10 (0.55%) Data Guard
10 10 (0.55%) Kibana
10 10 (0.55%) Graylog2
11 7 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.39%) Windows Intune
12 6 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.33%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 384 (21.17%) Microsoft
2 206 (11.36%) Cisco
3 189 (10.42%) Oracle
4 125 (6.89%) VMware
5 106 (5.84%) Citrix
6 85 (4.69%) Juniper
7 77 (4.24%) Google
8 69 (3.80%) IBM
9 64 (3.53%) CheckPoint
10 58 (3.20%) HP
11 56 (3.09%) Adobe
12 54 (2.98%) Red Hat
13 49 (2.70%) Facebook
13 49 (2.70%) Twitter
14 45 (2.48%) F5
15 31 (1.71%) JBoss
16 20 (1.10%) EMC
16 20 (1.10%) Remedy
16 20 (1.10%) ATG
17 19 (1.05%) Blue Coat
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