The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 123 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Contract jobs citing Internet 901 1035 1271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 2.03% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 14.85% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 617 623
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 42 110
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +8.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.06 £11.39 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.16 £28.73 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 851 £380 +4.82% 426
London -43 364 £425 +6.25% 135
South East +12 234 £336 -0.37% 112
City of London -14 89 £440 +10.00% 55
Berkshire -4 86 £375 +50.00% 34
South West +7 63 £375 +66.66% 21
East of England -6 59 £395 +7.11% 42
Hampshire -1 47 £350 -6.04% 16
Yorkshire -13 47 £325 +23.80% 30
Reading +3 40 £383 +53.00% 15
West Midlands -4 35 £323 -20.61% 16
West Yorkshire -22 32 £350 +33.33% 20
Surrey -3 31 £200 -46.66% 23
North West -33 27 £375 +7.14% 43
Gloucestershire - 26 £400 - 6
Leeds -20 25 £350 +30.23% 15
Gloucester - 24 £400 - 2
Hertfordshire +11 23 £475 +22.58% 12
Kent +12 22 £125 - 11
Cambridgeshire -1 20 £363 +61.11% 18
Manchester -2 20 £375 +15.38% 19
Scotland -22 20 £375 +32.74% 5
Tunbridge Wells - 20 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire +6 19 £319 -1.92% 9
West Sussex +7 17 £220 -48.23% 1
Cambridge +3 16 £350 +55.55% 16
Bracknell +12 15 £375 -14.28% 2
Milton Keynes +8 15 £319 -1.92% 6
Edinburgh -11 14 £470 +341.31% 3
South Wales -12 13 £390 +5.40% 4

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 418 (23.68%) Windows
2 363 (20.57%) Microsoft
3 322 (18.24%) Finance
4 321 (18.19%) HTML
5 296 (16.77%) Java
6 289 (16.37%) JavaScript
7 282 (15.98%) SQL
8 247 (13.99%) Linux
9 239 (13.54%) CSS
10 226 (12.80%) XML
11 205 (11.61%) Firewall
12 201 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
13 194 (10.99%) MS Excel
13 194 (10.99%) Cisco
14 193 (10.93%) Web Services
15 191 (10.82%) Oracle
16 189 (10.71%) Degree
17 182 (10.31%) ITIL
18 177 (10.03%) Intranet
19 175 (9.92%) SQL Server
19 175 (9.92%) Active Directory
20 174 (9.86%) Telecoms
21 167 (9.46%) MS Office
22 166 (9.41%) E-Commerce
23 160 (9.07%) UNIX
24 157 (8.90%) Banking
25 148 (8.39%) .NET
26 146 (8.27%) Project Management
27 141 (7.99%) jQuery
28 139 (7.88%) DNS

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 118 (6.69%) IIS
2 98 (5.55%) MS Exchange
3 95 (5.38%) Apache
4 89 (5.04%) SharePoint
5 79 (4.48%) CMS
6 58 (3.29%) WebSphere
7 55 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 41 (2.32%) Tomcat
9 40 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 38 (2.15%) WebLogic
11 22 (1.25%) IBM Notes
11 22 (1.25%) Drupal
12 21 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (1.19%) MQSeries
13 20 (1.13%) SAS
14 18 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 18 (1.02%) Lync
14 18 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
14 18 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 194 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 167 (9.46%) MS Office
3 40 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (2.27%) Photoshop
4 36 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.62%) MS Project
7 10 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.17%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.11%) SPSS
10 2 (0.11%) InDesign
11 1 (0.057%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.057%) Mingle
11 1 (0.057%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.057%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.68%) Tridion
2 12 (0.68%) WebTrends
2 12 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.57%) assyst
3 10 (0.57%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.40%) Magento
4 7 (0.40%) Summit
5 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.17%) RiskWrite
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
7 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.17%) Academy Housing
7 3 (0.17%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.11%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.11%) Maximo
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.10%) SaaS
3 27 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.53%) Office 365
4 18 (1.02%) IaaS
5 9 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.45%) PaaS
7 6 (0.34%) GitHub
8 5 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.11%) Heroku
11 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.057%) Joyent
12 1 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 205 (11.61%) Firewall
2 177 (10.03%) Intranet
3 139 (7.88%) DNS
4 133 (7.54%) HTTP
5 129 (7.31%) TCP/IP
6 125 (7.08%) WAN
7 119 (6.74%) LAN
8 118 (6.69%) VPN
9 67 (3.80%) Network Security
10 65 (3.68%) DHCP
11 64 (3.63%) MPLS
12 61 (3.46%) BGP
13 54 (3.06%) SSL
14 52 (2.95%) SMTP
15 46 (2.61%) VoIP
16 44 (2.49%) Ethernet
16 44 (2.49%) Wireless
17 43 (2.44%) FTP
18 42 (2.38%) SAN
19 40 (2.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.53%) MySQL
3 70 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 53 (3.00%) DB2
5 36 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (1.98%) RDBMS
6 35 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 33 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 32 (1.81%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.08%) Big Data
10 19 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (0.68%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 78 (4.42%) Subversion
2 52 (2.95%) Jenkins
3 50 (2.83%) Maven
4 42 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 39 (2.21%) Selenium
5 39 (2.21%) Ant
6 37 (2.10%) JUnit
7 33 (1.87%) JIRA
7 33 (1.87%) Cucumber
8 30 (1.70%) Visual Studio
9 29 (1.64%) Eclipse
10 22 (1.25%) Hudson
11 19 (1.08%) Log4j
12 18 (1.02%) QUnit
13 17 (0.96%) SoapUI
14 15 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (0.79%) WebDriver
16 12 (0.68%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
17 11 (0.62%) Grunt
18 10 (0.57%) Jasmine
General
1 322 (18.24%) Finance
2 174 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 157 (8.90%) Banking
4 108 (6.12%) Retail
5 92 (5.21%) Marketing
6 59 (3.34%) Publishing
7 43 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 39 (2.21%) Games
8 39 (2.21%) Financial Institution
9 36 (2.04%) Legal
10 33 (1.87%) Advertising
11 29 (1.64%) Retail Banking
12 23 (1.30%) Investment Banking
13 20 (1.13%) Billing
14 18 (1.02%) Law
15 17 (0.96%) Local Government
16 16 (0.91%) French Language
16 16 (0.91%) Automotive
17 14 (0.79%) Spanish Language
18 10 (0.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 392 (22.21%) Developer
2 249 (14.11%) Analyst
3 161 (9.12%) Architect
4 92 (5.21%) Consultant
5 89 (5.04%) Project Manager
6 71 (4.02%) Support Engineer
7 67 (3.80%) Administrator
8 64 (3.63%) Java Developer
8 64 (3.63%) Business Analyst
9 58 (3.29%) Web Developer
9 58 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
10 56 (3.17%) Network Engineer
11 52 (2.95%) Support Analyst
12 48 (2.72%) Designer
13 41 (2.32%) Service Analyst
14 38 (2.15%) Systems Administrator
14 38 (2.15%) Software Engineer
15 36 (2.04%) Senior Developer
15 36 (2.04%) Service Desk Analyst
16 34 (1.93%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (18.19%) HTML
2 239 (13.54%) CSS
3 226 (12.80%) XML
4 193 (10.93%) Web Services
5 148 (8.39%) .NET
6 141 (7.99%) jQuery
7 108 (6.12%) HTML5
8 99 (5.61%) REST
9 96 (5.44%) JSON
10 88 (4.99%) J2EE
11 74 (4.19%) Spring
12 73 (4.14%) ASP.NET
13 71 (4.02%) SOAP
14 62 (3.51%) Ajax
15 59 (3.34%) XSLT
16 53 (3.00%) CSS3
17 52 (2.95%) RESTful
18 44 (2.49%) AngularJS
18 44 (2.49%) Middleware
19 41 (2.32%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.27%) Mobile App
2 70 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.46%) Blackberry
4 60 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 60 (3.40%) Open Source
5 57 (3.23%) Online Banking
6 46 (2.61%) RIA
7 38 (2.15%) Client/Server
7 38 (2.15%) Mobile Banking
8 34 (1.93%) Social Media
8 34 (1.93%) PKI
9 28 (1.59%) CESG
10 25 (1.42%) Clustering
11 22 (1.25%) Hedge funds
12 21 (1.19%) Internet of Things
12 21 (1.19%) Statistics
12 21 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (1.13%) Web 2.0
13 20 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.08%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 418 (23.68%) Windows
2 247 (13.99%) Linux
3 160 (9.07%) UNIX
4 122 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (6.57%) Windows 7
6 88 (4.99%) Windows XP
7 77 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (2.66%) Solaris
9 45 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (2.55%) Android
10 39 (2.21%) Apple iOS
11 34 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (1.02%) Windows Vista
13 17 (0.96%) HPUX
14 16 (0.91%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.79%) CentOS
16 13 (0.74%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.62%) Debian
17 11 (0.62%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (10.31%) ITIL
3 166 (9.41%) E-Commerce
4 146 (8.27%) Project Management
5 128 (7.25%) TDD
6 119 (6.74%) Scrum
7 111 (6.29%) Content Management
7 111 (6.29%) Web Development
8 106 (6.01%) OO
9 98 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 85 (4.82%) PRINCE2
11 78 (4.42%) Migration
12 67 (3.80%) Software Engineering
13 65 (3.68%) SOA
14 64 (3.63%) MVC
15 61 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
16 58 (3.29%) Load Balancing
17 57 (3.23%) Analytics
18 55 (3.12%) Change Management
19 53 (3.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 296 (16.77%) Java
2 289 (16.37%) JavaScript
3 282 (15.98%) SQL
4 105 (5.95%) PHP
5 104 (5.89%) Python
6 97 (5.50%) Perl
7 78 (4.42%) C#
8 77 (4.36%) C
9 64 (3.63%) PowerShell
10 43 (2.44%) Bash Shell
11 41 (2.32%) XPath
12 39 (2.21%) XQuery
13 34 (1.93%) T-SQL
13 34 (1.93%) VBScript
14 31 (1.76%) C++
14 31 (1.76%) Ruby
15 20 (1.13%) VB.NET
15 20 (1.13%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.08%) VB
16 19 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 189 (10.71%) Degree
2 110 (6.23%) Security Cleared
3 81 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 50 (2.83%) MCSE
7 48 (2.72%) CCNP
8 38 (2.15%) ISEB
9 37 (2.10%) CCNA
10 35 (1.98%) DV Cleared
11 33 (1.87%) CISSP
12 32 (1.81%) MCP
13 26 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
15 16 (0.91%) MCSA
16 15 (0.85%) PMI Certification
17 14 (0.79%) CCIE
17 14 (0.79%) CCENT
17 14 (0.79%) LPIC
18 13 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.16%) QA
2 45 (2.55%) SLA
3 25 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.45%) WCAG
6 8 (0.45%) WAI
7 7 (0.40%) GPG13
8 5 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.28%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.23%) COBIT
10 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.057%) Section 508
12 1 (0.057%) HIPAA
System Software
1 175 (9.92%) Active Directory
2 80 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.42%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.25%) Varnish
5 20 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (1.02%) vSphere
7 16 (0.91%) Squid
8 12 (0.68%) qmail
9 11 (0.62%) UAG
10 10 (0.57%) XenApp
10 10 (0.57%) vCloud
11 8 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
11 8 (0.45%) VMware Server
11 8 (0.45%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.28%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.23%) KVM
14 4 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 70 (3.97%) SCCM
2 35 (1.98%) Puppet
3 25 (1.42%) SCOM
4 24 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.25%) Zenoss
6 20 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (0.96%) Tivoli
8 15 (0.85%) SCDPM
9 14 (0.79%) WMI
10 12 (0.68%) Data Guard
10 12 (0.68%) OpenView
11 11 (0.62%) Nagios
11 11 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 11 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
12 10 (0.57%) WSUS
12 10 (0.57%) OVSD
12 10 (0.57%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 7 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (0.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 363 (20.57%) Microsoft
2 194 (10.99%) Cisco
3 191 (10.82%) Oracle
4 118 (6.69%) VMware
5 105 (5.95%) Citrix
6 77 (4.36%) Juniper
7 73 (4.14%) Google
8 68 (3.85%) HP
9 61 (3.46%) IBM
10 52 (2.95%) Adobe
11 50 (2.83%) CheckPoint
12 45 (2.55%) Red Hat
13 43 (2.44%) Facebook
13 43 (2.44%) Twitter
14 40 (2.27%) F5
15 25 (1.42%) ATG
16 23 (1.30%) Lotus
16 23 (1.30%) JBoss
17 21 (1.19%) SAP
18 19 (1.08%) BT
Taunton, Somerset
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside
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Rate: Neg.
Posted: 15 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Rate: From £0 to £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: Up to £400 per day
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Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per hour + Holiday
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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South West
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Wiltshire
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JM
Posted: Yesterday
London
Solmar Finance
Posted: Yesterday
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Lincolnshire
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