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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 147 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -5
Contract jobs citing Internet 819 1043 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 2.02% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.33% 15.01% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 581 562
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £182 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 68 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.34 £9.88 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £28.05 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -52 766 £389 +3.66% 329
London -50 320 £400 - 119
South East 0 225 £351 +0.14% 79
City of London -16 94 £450 +5.75% 39
Berkshire -6 88 £300 -25.00% 17
South West -7 66 £450 +18.42% 17
Hampshire +8 53 £400 +25.00% 18
East of England -33 42 £350 -12.50% 40
Yorkshire -27 32 £350 +16.66% 20
North West -45 31 £360 -4.00% 21
Buckinghamshire +8 30 £333 +10.83% 7
West Midlands -20 28 £381 +17.30% 15
Surrey -8 25 £315 -12.50% 9
Southampton +10 22 £419 +39.58% 5
West Yorkshire -25 22 £325 +8.33% 12
East Midlands -9 20 £385 +54.00% 12
Leeds -17 20 £338 +12.50% 7
Cambridgeshire -18 20 £356 +17.76% 25
Cambridge +3 18 £356 +9.61% 23
Scotland -11 18 £415 +10.66% 12
Reading -17 18 £350 -17.64% 9
Wiltshire -3 17 £563 +4.35% 6
Wales -13 17 £338 -20.58% 7
South Wales -10 16 £325 -23.52% 7
Milton Keynes -7 15 £333 +10.83% 4
Bristol -13 15 £438 +57.65% 3
Manchester -19 15 £360 +15.20% 11
Slough 0 14 £300 +166.66% 2
Cardiff -1 14 £350 -17.64% 5
Gloucestershire -20 14 £325 -13.33% 3

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (24.49%) Windows
2 391 (21.00%) Microsoft
3 359 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
4 335 (17.99%) Linux
5 301 (16.17%) Firewall
6 297 (15.95%) HTML
7 284 (15.25%) Finance
8 281 (15.09%) SQL
9 275 (14.77%) JavaScript
10 265 (14.23%) Cisco
11 260 (13.96%) Java
12 236 (12.67%) LAN
12 236 (12.67%) WAN
13 225 (12.08%) Telecoms
14 221 (11.87%) Degree
15 216 (11.60%) ITIL
16 212 (11.39%) CSS
17 209 (11.22%) XML
18 206 (11.06%) Web Services
19 202 (10.85%) TCP/IP
20 200 (10.74%) MS Excel
21 198 (10.63%) MS Office
22 189 (10.15%) DNS
23 184 (9.88%) Active Directory
24 180 (9.67%) Oracle
24 180 (9.67%) Project Management
25 174 (9.34%) Security Cleared
26 170 (9.13%) VPN
27 166 (8.92%) Intranet
28 165 (8.86%) SQL Server

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 158 (8.49%) Apache
2 138 (7.41%) IIS
3 95 (5.10%) SharePoint
4 83 (4.46%) MS Exchange
5 57 (3.06%) Tomcat
6 53 (2.85%) CMS
7 43 (2.31%) WebSphere
8 41 (2.20%) WebLogic
9 33 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
10 28 (1.50%) Node.js
11 27 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 25 (1.34%) Lync
13 22 (1.18%) JBoss
14 20 (1.07%) IBM Notes
15 18 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
15 18 (0.97%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.91%) Drupal
16 17 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
16 17 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
17 14 (0.75%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 200 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 198 (10.63%) MS Office
3 37 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.18%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.75%) MS Project
7 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.27%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.16%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.054%) Mingle
11 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.054%) SPSS
11 1 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.054%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 20 (1.07%) assyst
2 13 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.48%) Google Analytics
3 9 (0.48%) Summit
4 7 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.32%) Magento
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.16%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.45%) SaaS
3 23 (1.24%) Office 365
4 16 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (0.81%) Amazon S3
5 15 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.54%) GitHub
8 8 (0.43%) IaaS
9 5 (0.27%) PaaS
10 3 (0.16%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.11%) Heroku
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.11%) Route 53
11 2 (0.11%) Force.com
12 1 (0.054%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.054%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.054%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 301 (16.17%) Firewall
2 236 (12.67%) LAN
2 236 (12.67%) WAN
3 202 (10.85%) TCP/IP
4 189 (10.15%) DNS
5 170 (9.13%) VPN
6 166 (8.92%) Intranet
7 125 (6.71%) Network Security
8 101 (5.42%) BGP
9 98 (5.26%) MPLS
10 97 (5.21%) DHCP
11 95 (5.10%) HTTP
12 86 (4.62%) Wireless
13 76 (4.08%) OSPF
13 76 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
14 75 (4.03%) SSL
15 64 (3.44%) SAN
16 63 (3.38%) Ethernet
16 63 (3.38%) Broadband
17 55 (2.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.59%) MySQL
3 56 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 52 (2.79%) MongoDB
5 50 (2.69%) NoSQL
6 43 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (1.99%) Oracle Database
8 35 (1.88%) DB2
9 27 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.07%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (0.75%) Big Data
14 14 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.70%) MarkLogic
16 12 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 93 (4.99%) Subversion
2 84 (4.51%) Git (software)
3 70 (3.76%) Jenkins
4 55 (2.95%) Maven
5 52 (2.79%) JIRA
6 44 (2.36%) JUnit
7 42 (2.26%) Eclipse
8 36 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 31 (1.66%) Visual Studio
10 28 (1.50%) Selenium
11 27 (1.45%) Grunt
12 26 (1.40%) Ant
13 21 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (0.86%) WebDriver
15 15 (0.81%) Bower
16 13 (0.70%) FitNesse
17 12 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 12 (0.64%) Mercurial
18 11 (0.59%) PHPUnit
19 10 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 284 (15.25%) Finance
2 225 (12.08%) Telecoms
3 137 (7.36%) Banking
4 103 (5.53%) Retail
5 85 (4.56%) Marketing
6 80 (4.30%) Publishing
7 47 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 38 (2.04%) Legal
8 38 (2.04%) Billing
9 33 (1.77%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.72%) Games
11 25 (1.34%) Back Office
11 25 (1.34%) Law
12 22 (1.18%) Retail Banking
13 18 (0.97%) Electronics
14 15 (0.81%) German Language
14 15 (0.81%) Multimedia
15 14 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.64%) Spanish Language
17 10 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 366 (19.66%) Developer
2 239 (12.84%) Analyst
3 225 (12.08%) Architect
4 108 (5.80%) Project Manager
5 95 (5.10%) Support Engineer
6 93 (4.99%) Solutions Architect
7 89 (4.78%) Consultant
8 87 (4.67%) Network Engineer
9 67 (3.60%) Java Developer
10 53 (2.85%) Support Analyst
11 49 (2.63%) Web Developer
12 48 (2.58%) Administrator
13 45 (2.42%) Senior Developer
14 44 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support
15 41 (2.20%) Security Architect
15 41 (2.20%) .NET Developer
16 40 (2.15%) Security Engineer
17 39 (2.09%) Front-End Developer
17 39 (2.09%) Service Analyst
18 36 (1.93%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (15.95%) HTML
2 212 (11.39%) CSS
3 209 (11.22%) XML
4 206 (11.06%) Web Services
5 156 (8.38%) .NET
6 111 (5.96%) HTML5
7 97 (5.21%) jQuery
8 94 (5.05%) J2EE
9 74 (3.97%) XSLT
10 73 (3.92%) RESTful
11 72 (3.87%) REST
11 72 (3.87%) JSON
11 72 (3.87%) Spring
12 67 (3.60%) CSS3
13 58 (3.11%) ASP.NET
14 53 (2.85%) Ajax
15 49 (2.63%) SOAP
16 43 (2.31%) AngularJS
17 41 (2.20%) Hibernate
18 40 (2.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 114 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.91%) Open Source
3 95 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 80 (4.30%) User Experience
5 79 (4.24%) Blackberry
6 64 (3.44%) Management Information System
7 63 (3.38%) Mobile App
8 50 (2.69%) Client/Server
9 43 (2.31%) Clustering
10 40 (2.15%) Online Banking
11 38 (2.04%) PKI
12 31 (1.66%) RIA
13 29 (1.56%) DTV
14 26 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
15 22 (1.18%) Social Media
15 22 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
16 21 (1.13%) CESG
17 19 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
17 19 (1.02%) Replication
18 18 (0.97%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 456 (24.49%) Windows
2 335 (17.99%) Linux
3 157 (8.43%) UNIX
4 127 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 114 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 83 (4.46%) Windows XP
8 63 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (2.31%) Android
11 39 (2.09%) Apple iOS
12 37 (1.99%) Windows 8
12 37 (1.99%) Solaris
13 34 (1.83%) Mac OS X
14 32 (1.72%) CentOS
15 23 (1.24%) Ubuntu
16 22 (1.18%) SUSE
17 21 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
18 20 (1.07%) Windows Vista
18 20 (1.07%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (11.60%) ITIL
3 180 (9.67%) Project Management
4 157 (8.43%) Scrum
5 139 (7.47%) E-Commerce
6 134 (7.20%) TDD
7 131 (7.04%) OO
8 96 (5.16%) Migration
9 92 (4.94%) Web Development
10 91 (4.89%) Content Management
11 79 (4.24%) Load Balancing
12 73 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
13 72 (3.87%) Service Delivery
14 71 (3.81%) MVC
15 68 (3.65%) DevOps
16 64 (3.44%) SOA
16 64 (3.44%) PRINCE2
16 64 (3.44%) Service Management
17 60 (3.22%) Change Control
18 59 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 281 (15.09%) SQL
2 275 (14.77%) JavaScript
3 260 (13.96%) Java
4 154 (8.27%) Python
5 105 (5.64%) PHP
6 89 (4.78%) Perl
7 86 (4.62%) C#
8 71 (3.81%) C
9 69 (3.71%) Ruby
10 58 (3.11%) PowerShell
11 52 (2.79%) Bash Shell
12 45 (2.42%) C++
13 39 (2.09%) VBScript
14 33 (1.77%) XQuery
15 26 (1.40%) T-SQL
16 24 (1.29%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 18 (0.97%) PHP5
19 16 (0.86%) Clojure
20 15 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 221 (11.87%) Degree
2 174 (9.34%) Security Cleared
3 124 (6.66%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 87 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 68 (3.65%) CCNP
7 65 (3.49%) DV Cleared
8 64 (3.44%) MCSE
9 63 (3.38%) CISSP
10 61 (3.28%) CCNA
11 52 (2.79%) MCP
12 23 (1.24%) CCIE
12 23 (1.24%) CEH
12 23 (1.24%) MCITP
13 22 (1.18%) GIAC
14 15 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.75%) A+ Certification
16 13 (0.70%) MCDST
17 12 (0.64%) PMI Certification
18 11 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (5.26%) QA
2 69 (3.71%) SLA
3 54 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 22 (1.18%) ISO 9001
6 17 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.38%) GPG13
7 7 (0.38%) ISO 14001
7 7 (0.38%) COBIT
8 4 (0.21%) WCAG
8 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.16%) WAI
10 2 (0.11%) BS7799
10 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.054%) Section 508
11 1 (0.054%) GCP
System Software
1 184 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 97 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.93%) vSphere
4 29 (1.56%) VMware ESX
5 20 (1.07%) XenApp
6 19 (1.02%) Firmware
7 17 (0.91%) vCloud
7 17 (0.91%) FreeRADIUS
7 17 (0.91%) ProxySG
8 15 (0.81%) Hyper-V
9 14 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.48%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.48%) Squid
11 9 (0.48%) Snort
12 8 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.38%) Docker
13 7 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 70 (3.76%) Puppet
2 46 (2.47%) SCCM
3 40 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.77%) SCOM
5 23 (1.24%) Nagios
6 17 (0.91%) ZABBIX
7 16 (0.86%) Zenoss
8 14 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
9 12 (0.64%) Vagrant
10 10 (0.54%) OpenView
10 10 (0.54%) Kibana
10 10 (0.54%) Graylog2
10 10 (0.54%) Graphite
11 9 (0.48%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.48%) WMI
11 9 (0.48%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (0.43%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 391 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 265 (14.23%) Cisco
3 180 (9.67%) Oracle
4 144 (7.73%) VMware
5 115 (6.18%) CheckPoint
6 111 (5.96%) Citrix
7 73 (3.92%) Juniper
7 73 (3.92%) F5
8 66 (3.54%) IBM
9 59 (3.17%) HP
10 55 (2.95%) Google
10 55 (2.95%) Red Hat
11 37 (1.99%) Adobe
12 34 (1.83%) Blue Coat
13 33 (1.77%) SAP
14 31 (1.66%) Perforce
14 31 (1.66%) EMC
15 30 (1.61%) CA
15 30 (1.61%) Sun
16 29 (1.56%) Lotus
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