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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 139 126 88
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -38
Contract jobs citing Internet 903 889 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.65% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.53% 12.11% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 535 638
Average daily rate
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£399 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £190 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 62 62
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.94 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £29.95 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.40% -5.00%

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
7831 7340 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.66% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4398 3980 3587
Average daily rate £355 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 389 523
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.41 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -4 863 £400 +6.66% 445
London +6 397 £426 +3.33% 188
South East -38 170 £350 +7.69% 82
City of London -15 73 £430 +1.17% 53
Yorkshire +1 58 £400 +23.07% 30
East of England -10 55 £350 +3.70% 34
South West -10 47 £375 - 36
West Yorkshire +14 45 £400 +14.28% 20
North West -16 43 £513 +4.06% 29
Hampshire -14 42 £375 +11.11% 19
Berkshire -19 41 £380 +4.82% 21
East Midlands +13 35 £338 -15.73% 14
Leeds -7 35 £415 +18.57% 18
Buckinghamshire +5 33 £315 -8.69% 4
West Midlands +3 27 £300 +9.09% 28
Surrey +4 26 £280 +75.00% 19
Hertfordshire -11 24 £375 -21.05% 10
North East +3 21 £250 -37.50% 5
Essex -3 21 £339 -18.37% 1
Scotland +2 20 £285 -36.66% 7
Milton Keynes -6 19 £288 -16.66% 1
Cheshire +11 17 £525 +50.00% 8
Manchester -11 17 £400 +3.22% 19
Bristol +9 14 £425 +47.82% 17
Southampton +3 14 £375 -1.96% 4
Devon +1 14 £375 +25.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +3 13 £383 - 6
Watford -1 13 £375 -21.05% 1
Reading -9 13 £380 +1.33% 11
Exeter +5 12 £375 +19.52% 3

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 467 (25.19%) Windows
2 382 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (19.31%) Finance
4 357 (19.26%) Java
5 343 (18.50%) HTML
6 311 (16.77%) Microsoft
7 306 (16.50%) Linux
8 285 (15.37%) JavaScript
9 283 (15.26%) Firewall
10 277 (14.94%) Cisco
11 273 (14.72%) SQL
12 238 (12.84%) Web Services
13 225 (12.14%) CSS
14 224 (12.08%) WAN
15 221 (11.92%) UNIX
16 220 (11.87%) TCP/IP
17 214 (11.54%) ITIL
18 201 (10.84%) Active Directory
19 196 (10.57%) Oracle
20 192 (10.36%) .NET
21 189 (10.19%) LAN
22 184 (9.92%) TDD
23 182 (9.82%) DNS
24 179 (9.65%) Scrum
25 171 (9.22%) MS Office
26 167 (9.01%) VPN
26 167 (9.01%) Banking
27 164 (8.85%) XML
28 163 (8.79%) Intranet
28 163 (8.79%) Security Cleared

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 121 (6.53%) SharePoint
2 116 (6.26%) IIS
3 100 (5.39%) Apache
4 78 (4.21%) Tomcat
5 72 (3.88%) MS Exchange
6 65 (3.51%) WebLogic
7 51 (2.75%) CMS
8 39 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 39 (2.10%) Node.js
9 38 (2.05%) Lync
10 33 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 32 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
12 29 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 27 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
14 25 (1.35%) JBoss
15 23 (1.24%) OpenStack
16 20 (1.08%) Confluence
17 19 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
18 16 (0.86%) IBM Notes
19 14 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 171 (9.22%) MS Office
2 151 (8.14%) MS Excel
3 43 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 40 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.19%) Photoshop
6 19 (1.02%) MS Project
7 16 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.32%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.27%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.22%) InDesign
12 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.16%) ImageReady
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.054%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.054%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.054%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 9 (0.49%) Magento
2 8 (0.43%) assyst
3 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.27%) Tridion
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.16%) Summit
7 3 (0.16%) RMDS
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.054%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 81 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.62%) Office 365
3 25 (1.35%) IaaS
4 23 (1.24%) SaaS
5 16 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (0.81%) PaaS
6 15 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.65%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.38%) Route 53
12 6 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.11%) Heroku
16 1 (0.054%) Taleo
16 1 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 283 (15.26%) Firewall
2 224 (12.08%) WAN
3 220 (11.87%) TCP/IP
4 189 (10.19%) LAN
5 182 (9.82%) DNS
6 167 (9.01%) VPN
7 163 (8.79%) Intranet
8 118 (6.36%) Wireless
9 113 (6.09%) HTTP
10 108 (5.83%) Network Security
11 91 (4.91%) SSL
12 88 (4.75%) MPLS
13 81 (4.37%) BGP
13 81 (4.37%) Ethernet
13 81 (4.37%) Cisco ASA
14 76 (4.10%) DHCP
15 60 (3.24%) Extranet
16 56 (3.02%) SAN
17 55 (2.97%) IPsec
17 55 (2.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.88%) MySQL
3 104 (5.61%) MongoDB
4 98 (5.29%) Relational Database
5 78 (4.21%) NoSQL
6 61 (3.29%) Oracle Database
7 53 (2.86%) Hadoop
8 51 (2.75%) RDBMS
9 50 (2.70%) Big Data
10 42 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
11 36 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 30 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
16 24 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
17 19 (1.02%) Redis
17 19 (1.02%) Data Mining
18 17 (0.92%) DB2
19 16 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 120 (6.47%) Subversion
2 97 (5.23%) Git (software)
3 81 (4.37%) JUnit
4 80 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 60 (3.24%) Cucumber
6 58 (3.13%) JIRA
7 42 (2.27%) Selenium
8 40 (2.16%) Ant
9 39 (2.10%) Mockito
10 38 (2.05%) Visual Studio
11 30 (1.62%) Eclipse
11 30 (1.62%) Maven
12 28 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (1.46%) Gradle
14 21 (1.13%) Mercurial
15 12 (0.65%) Toad
15 12 (0.65%) Grunt
15 12 (0.65%) PHPUnit
15 12 (0.65%) Jasmine
16 11 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 358 (19.31%) Finance
2 167 (9.01%) Banking
3 159 (8.58%) Telecoms
4 93 (5.02%) Marketing
5 71 (3.83%) Retail
6 55 (2.97%) Publishing
7 53 (2.86%) Legal
8 35 (1.89%) Multimedia
9 34 (1.83%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.51%) Retail Banking
11 27 (1.46%) German Language
11 27 (1.46%) Games
12 26 (1.40%) Law
12 26 (1.40%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.35%) Back Office
14 21 (1.13%) French Language
15 19 (1.02%) Advertising
16 13 (0.70%) Billing
17 12 (0.65%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.65%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 380 (20.50%) Developer
2 257 (13.86%) Analyst
3 178 (9.60%) Architect
4 123 (6.63%) Network Engineer
5 108 (5.83%) Java Developer
6 97 (5.23%) Project Manager
7 82 (4.42%) Consultant
8 69 (3.72%) Support Engineer
9 62 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
10 55 (2.97%) Business Analyst
11 53 (2.86%) Support Analyst
12 50 (2.70%) Administrator
13 44 (2.37%) Technical Architect
14 43 (2.32%) Designer
15 42 (2.27%) Service Analyst
16 41 (2.21%) Service Desk Analyst
17 40 (2.16%) Web Developer
18 36 (1.94%) Desktop Support
19 35 (1.89%) Software Engineer
19 35 (1.89%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (18.50%) HTML
2 238 (12.84%) Web Services
3 225 (12.14%) CSS
4 192 (10.36%) .NET
5 164 (8.85%) XML
6 145 (7.82%) HTML5
7 115 (6.20%) RESTful
8 100 (5.39%) REST
9 99 (5.34%) jQuery
10 98 (5.29%) J2EE
11 85 (4.58%) JSON
12 77 (4.15%) AngularJS
13 70 (3.78%) CSS3
14 69 (3.72%) Spring
15 63 (3.40%) SOAP
16 58 (3.13%) ASP.NET
17 50 (2.70%) XSLT
17 50 (2.70%) Ajax
18 48 (2.59%) XHTML
19 33 (1.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (6.80%) Data Centre
3 101 (5.45%) User Experience
4 70 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 58 (3.13%) PKI
6 56 (3.02%) Computer Science
7 52 (2.80%) Online Banking
8 50 (2.70%) Client/Server
9 49 (2.64%) Internet of Things
10 45 (2.43%) Mobile App
11 37 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
11 37 (2.00%) Clustering
12 34 (1.83%) RIA
13 30 (1.62%) Visualisation
14 27 (1.46%) Replication
15 26 (1.40%) Social Media
16 24 (1.29%) Blackberry
17 20 (1.08%) Data Integration
18 17 (0.92%) iPad
18 17 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 467 (25.19%) Windows
2 306 (16.50%) Linux
3 221 (11.92%) UNIX
4 118 (6.36%) Windows 7
5 100 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 59 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 52 (2.80%) Android
10 47 (2.54%) Windows XP
11 46 (2.48%) Solaris
12 42 (2.27%) Apple iOS
13 30 (1.62%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.81%) AIX
15 11 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.59%) Windows Vista
15 11 (0.59%) CentOS
16 9 (0.49%) SUSE
17 7 (0.38%) HPUX
18 6 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (11.54%) ITIL
3 184 (9.92%) TDD
4 179 (9.65%) Scrum
5 140 (7.55%) Project Management
6 135 (7.28%) E-Commerce
7 119 (6.42%) OO
8 115 (6.20%) Configuration Management
9 107 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (5.45%) Migration
11 98 (5.29%) SOA
12 92 (4.96%) Open Source
13 90 (4.85%) Software Engineering
14 82 (4.42%) Web Development
14 82 (4.42%) MVC
15 80 (4.31%) Analytics
15 80 (4.31%) DevOps
16 79 (4.26%) SDLC
17 77 (4.15%) BDD
18 74 (3.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 357 (19.26%) Java
2 285 (15.37%) JavaScript
3 273 (14.72%) SQL
4 136 (7.34%) Python
5 101 (5.45%) PHP
6 96 (5.18%) C#
7 81 (4.37%) Ruby
8 75 (4.05%) Perl
9 44 (2.37%) PowerShell
10 37 (2.00%) C
11 36 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 34 (1.83%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.67%) Clojure
14 30 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 28 (1.51%) C++
16 21 (1.13%) VB
17 19 (1.02%) XQuery
17 19 (1.02%) R
18 16 (0.86%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 163 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 159 (8.58%) Degree
3 126 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (5.72%) SC Cleared
5 90 (4.85%) CCNA
6 76 (4.10%) CCNP
7 61 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 41 (2.21%) MCSE
10 31 (1.67%) CISSP
11 18 (0.97%) HNC
12 17 (0.92%) MCITP
13 16 (0.86%) MCP
13 16 (0.86%) PMI Certification
13 16 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.76%) ISEB
15 13 (0.70%) MCSA
15 13 (0.70%) CCIE
16 10 (0.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.83%) QA
2 67 (3.61%) SLA
3 33 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.22%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.054%) FATCA
10 1 (0.054%) EMIR
10 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.054%) BS7799
10 1 (0.054%) WAI
System Software
1 201 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 105 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.54%) vSphere
4 38 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.62%) XenApp
6 28 (1.51%) VMware ESX
7 17 (0.92%) ISA Server
8 15 (0.81%) Firmware
8 15 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.70%) vCloud
11 11 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.54%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (0.43%) Docker
15 7 (0.38%) Snort
16 6 (0.32%) NFS
16 6 (0.32%) XenServer
16 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 62 (3.34%) Puppet
2 43 (2.32%) SCCM
3 42 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.35%) Tivoli
5 21 (1.13%) Vagrant
6 18 (0.97%) Nagios
7 15 (0.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 14 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.70%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (0.54%) Salt
12 9 (0.49%) Ansible
12 9 (0.49%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.49%) SCOM
13 8 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 8 (0.43%) StatsD
14 7 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
14 7 (0.38%) Cacti
14 7 (0.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 311 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 277 (14.94%) Cisco
3 196 (10.57%) Oracle
4 148 (7.98%) VMware
5 92 (4.96%) Citrix
6 79 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 75 (4.05%) HP
8 70 (3.78%) Red Hat
9 66 (3.56%) F5
10 59 (3.18%) Adobe
11 53 (2.86%) Juniper
12 52 (2.80%) Google
13 47 (2.54%) IBM
14 40 (2.16%) SolarWinds
15 33 (1.78%) CA
16 32 (1.73%) EMC
17 27 (1.46%) NetApp
17 27 (1.46%) Blue Coat
18 24 (1.29%) Infoblox
18 24 (1.29%) Atlassian
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