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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 141 97 93
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -4
Contract jobs citing Internet 875 1044 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 2.01% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.78% 14.92% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 589 554
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 76 73
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £9.89 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £27.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £16.79
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -16.60%

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
8118 6995 8016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.23% 13.46% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4655 3850 3842
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 £215 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 473 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -39 823 £388 +3.33% 343
London -39 333 £413 +3.12% 113
South East +17 281 £360 +5.88% 78
Berkshire +4 107 £335 -16.25% 15
City of London -24 88 £475 +11.76% 37
Hampshire +11 77 £400 +23.07% 17
South West -30 51 £500 +42.85% 27
North West -33 38 £340 -9.33% 24
Surrey +9 36 £260 -28.27% 22
Buckinghamshire +13 35 £375 +7.14% 6
Yorkshire -18 35 £320 +6.66% 34
East of England -44 33 £350 -12.50% 40
Southampton +15 29 £425 +41.66% 5
West Midlands -16 27 £375 +11.11% 13
West Yorkshire -13 24 £323 +7.50% 13
Reading -3 23 £344 -19.11% 8
Manchester -17 22 £330 +8.19% 13
Leeds -20 21 £338 +12.50% 11
East Midlands -7 20 £385 +54.00% 6
Hook -13 18 £360 +7.46%
Slough +3 17 £333 +195.55% 1
Milton Keynes -4 17 £338 -3.57% 3
Scotland -29 17 £200 -45.76% 8
Gloucestershire -15 14 £325 - 3
Wales -23 14 £350 +27.27%
High Wycombe - 14 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +17 13 £345 +38.00% 3
Wiltshire -15 13 £563 -0.44% 9
Hertfordshire -16 13 £475 +16.92% 9
South Wales -17 13 £350 +27.27%

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 456 (24.00%) Windows
2 394 (20.74%) Microsoft
3 368 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
4 331 (17.42%) Linux
5 302 (15.89%) HTML
6 296 (15.58%) Finance
7 294 (15.47%) JavaScript
8 287 (15.11%) SQL
8 287 (15.11%) Firewall
9 270 (14.21%) Java
10 244 (12.84%) Cisco
11 228 (12.00%) ITIL
12 222 (11.68%) CSS
13 220 (11.58%) MS Excel
14 216 (11.37%) XML
15 215 (11.32%) Web Services
16 210 (11.05%) Degree
17 209 (11.00%) WAN
18 207 (10.89%) LAN
18 207 (10.89%) Telecoms
19 205 (10.79%) MS Office
20 190 (10.00%) Active Directory
21 188 (9.89%) TCP/IP
21 188 (9.89%) DNS
21 188 (9.89%) Intranet
22 182 (9.58%) SQL Server
23 181 (9.53%) Oracle
24 175 (9.21%) Project Management
25 168 (8.84%) Scrum
26 165 (8.68%) .NET

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 164 (8.63%) Apache
2 153 (8.05%) IIS
3 104 (5.47%) SharePoint
4 90 (4.74%) MS Exchange
5 78 (4.11%) CMS
6 61 (3.21%) Tomcat
7 47 (2.47%) WebSphere
8 40 (2.11%) WebLogic
9 34 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 29 (1.53%) Node.js
11 24 (1.26%) Lync
12 22 (1.16%) JBoss
13 21 (1.11%) OpenStack
14 20 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
14 20 (1.05%) IBM Notes
14 20 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 19 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
16 16 (0.84%) Apache Solr
17 15 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
17 15 (0.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 220 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 205 (10.79%) MS Office
3 43 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.47%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.79%) MS Project
7 14 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.32%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.26%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.16%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.11%) InDesign
13 2 (0.11%) SPSS
14 1 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.053%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (0.95%) assyst
2 13 (0.68%) Google Analytics
3 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.37%) Summit
4 7 (0.37%) Magento
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.26%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.26%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.89%) SaaS
3 28 (1.47%) Office 365
4 19 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.68%) GitHub
7 12 (0.63%) IaaS
7 12 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.32%) PaaS
10 3 (0.16%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.11%) Heroku
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.11%) Force.com
12 1 (0.053%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.053%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.053%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.053%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.053%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 287 (15.11%) Firewall
2 209 (11.00%) WAN
3 207 (10.89%) LAN
4 188 (9.89%) TCP/IP
4 188 (9.89%) DNS
4 188 (9.89%) Intranet
5 153 (8.05%) VPN
6 109 (5.74%) Network Security
7 102 (5.37%) HTTP
8 87 (4.58%) DHCP
8 87 (4.58%) BGP
9 76 (4.00%) Wireless
10 75 (3.95%) MPLS
11 71 (3.74%) SAN
12 69 (3.63%) SSL
13 67 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
14 62 (3.26%) OSPF
15 61 (3.21%) Broadband
16 59 (3.11%) Ethernet
17 57 (3.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 115 (6.05%) MySQL
3 54 (2.84%) NoSQL
4 53 (2.79%) MongoDB
5 47 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 41 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (2.05%) DB2
8 36 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.00%) Hadoop
14 18 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (0.84%) Big Data
15 16 (0.84%) RDBMS
16 15 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.63%) MarkLogic
18 9 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
18 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 88 (4.63%) Subversion
2 82 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 74 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 61 (3.21%) Maven
5 46 (2.42%) JIRA
6 43 (2.26%) Eclipse
7 40 (2.11%) Cucumber
8 34 (1.79%) JUnit
9 30 (1.58%) Grunt
10 28 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 28 (1.47%) Selenium
11 22 (1.16%) Ant
12 20 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (0.79%) FitNesse
14 14 (0.74%) Mockito
14 14 (0.74%) Bower
15 13 (0.68%) WebDriver
16 11 (0.58%) PHPUnit
16 11 (0.58%) Axure RP
17 10 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 296 (15.58%) Finance
2 207 (10.89%) Telecoms
3 138 (7.26%) Banking
4 103 (5.42%) Retail
5 86 (4.53%) Marketing
6 82 (4.32%) Publishing
7 45 (2.37%) Manufacturing
8 38 (2.00%) Billing
9 37 (1.95%) Games
10 34 (1.79%) Legal
11 26 (1.37%) Investment Banking
12 23 (1.21%) Retail Banking
12 23 (1.21%) Law
13 22 (1.16%) Back Office
14 17 (0.89%) German Language
15 16 (0.84%) Multimedia
16 15 (0.79%) Financial Institution
16 15 (0.79%) French Language
16 15 (0.79%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 393 (20.68%) Developer
2 263 (13.84%) Analyst
3 228 (12.00%) Architect
4 100 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 94 (4.95%) Consultant
6 90 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
7 89 (4.68%) Support Engineer
8 71 (3.74%) Network Engineer
9 67 (3.53%) Java Developer
10 58 (3.05%) Web Developer
11 56 (2.95%) Support Analyst
12 54 (2.84%) Administrator
13 52 (2.74%) Senior Developer
14 49 (2.58%) 2nd Line Support
15 41 (2.16%) Service Analyst
15 41 (2.16%) Security Analyst
15 41 (2.16%) .NET Developer
16 39 (2.05%) Security Architect
16 39 (2.05%) Front-End Developer
17 38 (2.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (15.89%) HTML
2 222 (11.68%) CSS
3 216 (11.37%) XML
4 215 (11.32%) Web Services
5 165 (8.68%) .NET
6 115 (6.05%) HTML5
7 107 (5.63%) jQuery
8 101 (5.32%) J2EE
9 89 (4.68%) REST
10 84 (4.42%) JSON
11 76 (4.00%) Spring
12 75 (3.95%) ASP.NET
13 73 (3.84%) XSLT
14 71 (3.74%) RESTful
15 66 (3.47%) CSS3
16 58 (3.05%) SOAP
17 52 (2.74%) Ajax
18 42 (2.21%) AngularJS
19 40 (2.11%) Hibernate
20 39 (2.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 112 (5.89%) Open Source
2 107 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 84 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 78 (4.11%) User Experience
6 74 (3.89%) Blackberry
7 69 (3.63%) Management Information System
8 46 (2.42%) PKI
9 44 (2.32%) Client/Server
10 43 (2.26%) Clustering
11 40 (2.11%) Online Banking
12 28 (1.47%) Social Media
13 27 (1.42%) RIA
14 26 (1.37%) DTV
15 25 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
16 24 (1.26%) CESG
17 22 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
18 20 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
18 20 (1.05%) iPad
19 17 (0.89%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 456 (24.00%) Windows
2 331 (17.42%) Linux
3 163 (8.58%) UNIX
4 131 (6.89%) Windows 7
5 116 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 88 (4.63%) Windows XP
8 62 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (2.47%) Android
11 41 (2.16%) Apple iOS
12 38 (2.00%) Windows 8
13 36 (1.89%) CentOS
14 33 (1.74%) Solaris
15 32 (1.68%) Mac OS X
16 25 (1.32%) Ubuntu
17 22 (1.16%) SUSE
17 22 (1.16%) AIX
18 21 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
19 20 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (12.00%) ITIL
3 175 (9.21%) Project Management
4 168 (8.84%) Scrum
5 152 (8.00%) TDD
6 138 (7.26%) E-Commerce
7 124 (6.53%) OO
8 100 (5.26%) Content Management
9 99 (5.21%) Web Development
10 98 (5.16%) Migration
11 89 (4.68%) Load Balancing
12 84 (4.42%) MVC
13 79 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
14 74 (3.89%) SOA
15 73 (3.84%) DevOps
16 69 (3.63%) Service Delivery
17 68 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 67 (3.53%) Service Management
19 64 (3.37%) Change Management
19 64 (3.37%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 294 (15.47%) JavaScript
2 287 (15.11%) SQL
3 270 (14.21%) Java
4 151 (7.95%) Python
5 100 (5.26%) Perl
5 100 (5.26%) PHP
6 82 (4.32%) C#
7 67 (3.53%) C
8 66 (3.47%) Ruby
9 61 (3.21%) PowerShell
10 51 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 41 (2.16%) VBScript
12 40 (2.11%) C++
13 38 (2.00%) XQuery
14 30 (1.58%) T-SQL
15 23 (1.21%) VB
16 19 (1.00%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.95%) PL/SQL
17 18 (0.95%) PHP5
18 17 (0.89%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 210 (11.05%) Degree
2 158 (8.32%) Security Cleared
3 103 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (4.95%) SC Cleared
5 83 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 63 (3.32%) MCSE
7 58 (3.05%) CISSP
8 57 (3.00%) DV Cleared
9 54 (2.84%) CCNP
10 51 (2.68%) MCP
11 47 (2.47%) CCNA
12 24 (1.26%) MCITP
13 22 (1.16%) GIAC
14 21 (1.11%) CEH
15 18 (0.95%) CCIE
16 15 (0.79%) A+ Certification
16 15 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.68%) MCDST
17 13 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.21%) QA
2 64 (3.37%) SLA
3 55 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.26%) ISO 9001
5 21 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.58%) GPG13
8 8 (0.42%) COBIT
9 5 (0.26%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.21%) WCAG
10 4 (0.21%) WAI
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.11%) BS7799
12 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.053%) GCP
13 1 (0.053%) Section 508
13 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
System Software
1 190 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 104 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.16%) vSphere
4 27 (1.42%) VMware ESX
5 22 (1.16%) vCloud
6 21 (1.11%) XenApp
7 18 (0.95%) Firmware
8 17 (0.89%) FreeRADIUS
9 16 (0.84%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.68%) ProxySG
11 11 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
12 10 (0.53%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.53%) Squid
13 9 (0.47%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.42%) Snort
15 7 (0.37%) Varnish
15 7 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.32%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 73 (3.84%) Puppet
2 51 (2.68%) SCCM
3 46 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.89%) SCOM
5 24 (1.26%) Nagios
6 21 (1.11%) Zenoss
7 20 (1.05%) ZABBIX
8 15 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
9 13 (0.68%) Kibana
9 13 (0.68%) Graylog2
9 13 (0.68%) WMI
9 13 (0.68%) OpenView
10 11 (0.58%) Vagrant
11 10 (0.53%) OVSD
12 9 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.47%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.42%) Windows Intune
13 8 (0.42%) SCDPM
13 8 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 394 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 244 (12.84%) Cisco
3 181 (9.53%) Oracle
4 153 (8.05%) VMware
5 118 (6.21%) Citrix
6 107 (5.63%) CheckPoint
7 72 (3.79%) Google
8 68 (3.58%) Juniper
9 66 (3.47%) F5
10 65 (3.42%) IBM
11 62 (3.26%) HP
11 62 (3.26%) Red Hat
12 45 (2.37%) Adobe
13 37 (1.95%) Twitter
14 36 (1.89%) Facebook
15 31 (1.63%) Remedy
16 30 (1.58%) Blue Coat
17 28 (1.47%) Lotus
17 28 (1.47%) Perforce
18 27 (1.42%) SAP
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