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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 133 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs citing Internet 980 1020 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 1.83% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.10% 12.49% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 578 645
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £520 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 66 40
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.41 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £35.00 £28.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -25.00%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 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
England -14 937 £400 +2.89% 442
London +2 415 £425 - 169
South East -37 199 £350 - 85
City of London -5 79 £423 -3.97% 35
North West +7 73 £483 +33.31% 39
East of England +5 70 £375 - 28
Yorkshire -19 63 £425 +47.82% 38
Hampshire -22 55 £375 +2.73% 28
Buckinghamshire +25 48 £350 +11.11% 7
South West -28 46 £425 +8.97% 38
West Yorkshire -4 45 £425 +32.81% 27
Berkshire -41 45 £213 -43.33% 18
Cheshire +26 39 £463 +1.09% 8
Leeds -6 37 £425 +21.42% 25
Milton Keynes +14 32 £348 +10.31% 3
Hertfordshire +6 31 £525 +40.00% 5
West Midlands -22 30 £395 +8.96% 28
Surrey -2 29 £300 +50.00% 12
North East -11 24 £511 +132.15% 9
Lancashire - 22 £492 - 2
Essex +10 21 £375 +42.85% 1
East Midlands -5 20 £325 -18.85% 9
Bristol +7 19 £425 +32.81% 16
Warrington +6 19 £550 -4.34% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 18 £550 - 1
Blackpool - 18 £475 -
Bracknell -3 17 £213 -43.33% 3
Scotland -17 17 £389 +11.07% 13
Tyne and Wear -17 17 £532 +147.20% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 17 £532 +141.59% 3

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 459 (24.16%) Windows
2 386 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
3 361 (19.00%) Finance
4 358 (18.84%) HTML
5 336 (17.68%) Java
6 328 (17.26%) Microsoft
7 326 (17.16%) Linux
8 301 (15.84%) Firewall
9 282 (14.84%) Cisco
10 279 (14.68%) JavaScript
11 257 (13.53%) UNIX
12 255 (13.42%) SQL
13 249 (13.11%) ITIL
14 234 (12.32%) CSS
15 228 (12.00%) .NET
15 228 (12.00%) TCP/IP
16 218 (11.47%) WAN
17 216 (11.37%) Web Services
18 209 (11.00%) Oracle
19 206 (10.84%) DNS
20 194 (10.21%) LAN
21 191 (10.05%) Active Directory
21 191 (10.05%) Intranet
22 183 (9.63%) Degree
23 170 (8.95%) Python
24 169 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
25 167 (8.79%) MS Office
25 167 (8.79%) Banking
26 166 (8.74%) TDD
27 159 (8.37%) HTML5

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 125 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 105 (5.53%) IIS
3 99 (5.21%) Apache
4 79 (4.16%) MS Exchange
5 69 (3.63%) CMS
6 62 (3.26%) Tomcat
7 41 (2.16%) WebLogic
8 40 (2.11%) Lync
9 38 (2.00%) Node.js
10 33 (1.74%) WebSphere
11 30 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 25 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 25 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 25 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 24 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
14 17 (0.89%) WordPress
15 16 (0.84%) Jetty
15 16 (0.84%) IBM Notes
15 16 (0.84%) nginx
16 15 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 167 (8.79%) MS Office
2 155 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 42 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.63%) Photoshop
5 27 (1.42%) MS Project
6 21 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.16%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.11%) InDesign
11 1 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.053%) Mingle
11 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.053%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.053%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) assyst
3 8 (0.42%) Tridion
3 8 (0.42%) Magento
3 8 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (0.42%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.37%) Primavera
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.16%) Summit
7 3 (0.16%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (1.79%) IaaS
3 30 (1.58%) Office 365
4 27 (1.42%) PaaS
5 26 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (1.37%) SaaS
6 17 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.63%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.47%) GitHub
10 8 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.32%) Route 53
12 5 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.11%) Heroku
14 1 (0.053%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.053%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.053%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 301 (15.84%) Firewall
2 228 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 218 (11.47%) WAN
4 206 (10.84%) DNS
5 194 (10.21%) LAN
6 191 (10.05%) Intranet
7 143 (7.53%) VPN
8 142 (7.47%) HTTP
9 111 (5.84%) Wireless
10 97 (5.11%) DHCP
11 95 (5.00%) Network Security
12 92 (4.84%) BGP
13 88 (4.63%) MPLS
14 86 (4.53%) SSL
15 70 (3.68%) Extranet
16 68 (3.58%) Ethernet
17 65 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
18 59 (3.11%) OSPF
19 57 (3.00%) IPsec
20 52 (2.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 105 (5.53%) MySQL
2 105 (5.53%) Relational Database
3 96 (5.05%) MongoDB
4 65 (3.42%) NoSQL
5 48 (2.53%) Big Data
6 47 (2.47%) RDBMS
7 41 (2.16%) Oracle Database
8 39 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
9 37 (1.95%) Hadoop
9 37 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 32 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.00%) Redis
12 18 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.95%) DB2
13 17 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 116 (6.11%) Git (software)
2 109 (5.74%) Subversion
3 79 (4.16%) Jenkins
4 77 (4.05%) JUnit
5 45 (2.37%) Cucumber
6 44 (2.32%) JIRA
7 42 (2.21%) Visual Studio
8 38 (2.00%) Ant
9 37 (1.95%) Maven
10 34 (1.79%) Eclipse
11 30 (1.58%) Selenium
12 29 (1.53%) Mockito
13 25 (1.32%) Gradle
14 24 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (0.89%) Toad
15 17 (0.89%) PHPUnit
16 14 (0.74%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.68%) Mercurial
18 12 (0.63%) Hudson
19 10 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 361 (19.00%) Finance
2 167 (8.79%) Banking
3 147 (7.74%) Telecoms
4 88 (4.63%) Marketing
5 77 (4.05%) Retail
6 46 (2.42%) Legal
7 42 (2.21%) Publishing
7 42 (2.21%) Multimedia
8 29 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.47%) Retail Banking
10 25 (1.32%) German Language
11 23 (1.21%) French Language
11 23 (1.21%) Law
11 23 (1.21%) Back Office
12 21 (1.11%) Billing
13 19 (1.00%) Advertising
14 17 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.84%) Games
16 8 (0.42%) Front Office
16 8 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 399 (21.00%) Developer
2 242 (12.74%) Analyst
3 188 (9.89%) Architect
4 127 (6.68%) Network Engineer
5 106 (5.58%) Java Developer
6 90 (4.74%) Project Manager
7 81 (4.26%) Consultant
8 76 (4.00%) Support Engineer
9 64 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
10 61 (3.21%) Business Analyst
10 61 (3.21%) Administrator
11 57 (3.00%) Support Analyst
12 50 (2.63%) Desktop Support
13 48 (2.53%) Web Developer
14 44 (2.32%) Senior Developer
15 39 (2.05%) Service Analyst
16 37 (1.95%) Service Desk Analyst
17 36 (1.89%) Software Engineer
17 36 (1.89%) Designer
18 34 (1.79%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (18.84%) HTML
2 234 (12.32%) CSS
3 228 (12.00%) .NET
4 216 (11.37%) Web Services
5 159 (8.37%) HTML5
6 146 (7.68%) XML
7 114 (6.00%) jQuery
8 98 (5.16%) RESTful
9 97 (5.11%) REST
10 81 (4.26%) CSS3
11 76 (4.00%) AngularJS
12 73 (3.84%) J2EE
13 67 (3.53%) Spring
14 60 (3.16%) ASP.NET
15 54 (2.84%) JSON
16 51 (2.68%) Ajax
17 50 (2.63%) SOAP
18 49 (2.58%) XHTML
19 44 (2.32%) XSLT
20 35 (1.84%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 169 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (6.11%) Data Centre
3 105 (5.53%) User Experience
4 86 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 75 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.95%) Internet of Things
7 53 (2.79%) Online Banking
8 45 (2.37%) PKI
9 44 (2.32%) RIA
10 38 (2.00%) Client/Server
10 38 (2.00%) Mobile App
11 35 (1.84%) Mobile Banking
12 32 (1.68%) Visualisation
13 30 (1.58%) Replication
13 30 (1.58%) Clustering
14 28 (1.47%) Social Media
15 26 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (1.26%) Blackberry
17 22 (1.16%) Algorithms
18 20 (1.05%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 459 (24.16%) Windows
2 326 (17.16%) Linux
3 257 (13.53%) UNIX
4 121 (6.37%) Windows 7
5 94 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 53 (2.79%) Android
10 51 (2.68%) Apple iOS
11 39 (2.05%) Solaris
12 33 (1.74%) Windows XP
13 32 (1.68%) Mac OS X
14 31 (1.63%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.68%) HPUX
16 12 (0.63%) AIX
16 12 (0.63%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.53%) Windows Phone
18 9 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
19 8 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (13.11%) ITIL
3 166 (8.74%) TDD
4 145 (7.63%) Scrum
5 140 (7.37%) Project Management
6 137 (7.21%) E-Commerce
7 106 (5.58%) OO
8 101 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
9 96 (5.05%) Software Engineering
9 96 (5.05%) Migration
10 89 (4.68%) Configuration Management
11 88 (4.63%) Web Development
12 85 (4.47%) Content Management
13 84 (4.42%) Change Management
14 82 (4.32%) Open Source
15 76 (4.00%) MVC
16 75 (3.95%) BDD
17 74 (3.89%) DevOps
18 68 (3.58%) Incident Management
19 64 (3.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 336 (17.68%) Java
2 279 (14.68%) JavaScript
3 255 (13.42%) SQL
4 170 (8.95%) Python
5 113 (5.95%) C#
6 93 (4.89%) PHP
7 91 (4.79%) Ruby
8 76 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 58 (3.05%) C++
10 55 (2.89%) Perl
11 51 (2.68%) C
12 40 (2.11%) Bash Shell
13 35 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 33 (1.74%) VB
15 26 (1.37%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.32%) Clojure
17 24 (1.26%) VBScript
17 24 (1.26%) PL/SQL
18 22 (1.16%) R
19 20 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 183 (9.63%) Degree
2 154 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 131 (6.89%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (5.58%) SC Cleared
5 93 (4.89%) CCNP
6 81 (4.26%) CCNA
7 42 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.63%) MCSE
10 30 (1.58%) CISSP
11 22 (1.16%) PMI Certification
11 22 (1.16%) CCIE
12 19 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (0.84%) HNC
14 14 (0.74%) PMP
15 13 (0.68%) MCSA
16 11 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.58%) MCITP
17 10 (0.53%) CCSE
17 10 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.00%) SLA
2 59 (3.11%) QA
3 51 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.21%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.11%) BS7799
9 2 (0.11%) WAI
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.053%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 191 (10.05%) Active Directory
2 104 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.95%) vSphere
4 34 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 23 (1.21%) XenApp
7 15 (0.79%) ISA Server
8 14 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.68%) Docker
9 13 (0.68%) ProxySG
10 12 (0.63%) Firmware
11 11 (0.58%) XenServer
12 10 (0.53%) Snort
13 9 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.42%) NFS
14 8 (0.42%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 6 (0.32%) Squid
16 5 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (2.47%) Puppet
2 38 (2.00%) SCCM
3 37 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.74%) Tivoli
5 20 (1.05%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 19 (1.00%) CA Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.79%) Nagios
8 12 (0.63%) Cacti
8 12 (0.63%) Vagrant
9 11 (0.58%) StatsD
10 10 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 9 (0.47%) OpenView
11 9 (0.47%) SCOM
11 9 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 9 (0.47%) Ansible
11 9 (0.47%) DatAdvantage
12 8 (0.42%) Graphite
12 8 (0.42%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 328 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 282 (14.84%) Cisco
3 209 (11.00%) Oracle
4 141 (7.42%) VMware
5 98 (5.16%) HP
6 82 (4.32%) CheckPoint
7 81 (4.26%) Citrix
8 68 (3.58%) F5
9 62 (3.26%) Adobe
10 61 (3.21%) Juniper
11 58 (3.05%) IBM
12 54 (2.84%) Google
13 47 (2.47%) Red Hat
14 31 (1.63%) SolarWinds
15 29 (1.53%) Blue Coat
16 28 (1.47%) Aruba
16 28 (1.47%) CA
17 24 (1.26%) NetApp
17 24 (1.26%) Sun
18 23 (1.21%) Nokia
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