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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 146 104 98
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -6
Contract jobs citing Internet 774 889 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.85% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.40% 14.02% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 477 497
Average daily rate
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£388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 61 67
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £9.90 £10.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.33 £29.76 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.09 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+24.25% +11.77%

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -42 725 £388 -0.64% 413
London -34 330 £410 -3.52% 153
South East -6 200 £314 -7.03% 86
City of London -20 87 £435 +2.22% 50
Berkshire -18 67 £300 -22.82% 12
East of England +5 51 £356 -10.99% 36
South West +3 50 £438 +16.66% 23
Hampshire -3 46 £400 +23.07% 17
North West -28 40 £375 -3.22% 40
West Midlands -6 29 £375 +7.14% 22
Surrey -10 26 £300 +11.11% 24
Buckinghamshire +5 24 £341 +19.63% 6
Cambridgeshire -11 21 £350 -12.60% 17
Wiltshire +9 18 £527 +46.21% 3
Cambridge +3 18 £350 -15.20% 15
Milton Keynes -3 18 £350 +22.69% 4
Scotland -4 18 £425 +17.24% 9
Hertfordshire -2 17 £493 +40.71% 12
Southampton -3 16 £406 +35.41% 3
Cheshire -6 15 £363 -14.70% 12
West Sussex - 15 £300 - 6
Edinburgh +1 13 £415 +118.42% 4
Wales -5 13 £375 -10.17% 7
South Wales -6 13 £375 -10.17% 5
Manchester -9 13 £350 +3.70% 26
East Midlands -1 12 £315 +31.25% 17
Bristol -4 12 £438 +25.00% 9
Cardiff 0 11 £420 +0.59% 2
Swindon -1 11 £546 +51.42% 1
Reading -27 11 £350 -9.96% 6

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 426 (24.74%) Windows
2 348 (20.21%) Microsoft
3 347 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
4 328 (19.05%) Linux
5 293 (17.02%) HTML
6 282 (16.38%) Finance
7 274 (15.91%) Firewall
8 269 (15.62%) JavaScript
9 263 (15.27%) Java
10 261 (15.16%) SQL
11 240 (13.94%) Cisco
12 225 (13.07%) WAN
13 223 (12.95%) LAN
14 211 (12.25%) CSS
15 208 (12.08%) Telecoms
16 207 (12.02%) Degree
17 204 (11.85%) Web Services
18 188 (10.92%) ITIL
19 186 (10.80%) TCP/IP
20 180 (10.45%) XML
21 177 (10.28%) Security Cleared
22 175 (10.16%) VPN
23 172 (9.99%) DNS
23 172 (9.99%) MS Office
23 172 (9.99%) MS Excel
24 169 (9.81%) Scrum
25 166 (9.64%) Project Management
25 166 (9.64%) Active Directory
26 156 (9.06%) SQL Server
27 152 (8.83%) Intranet

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 141 (8.19%) Apache
2 115 (6.68%) IIS
3 91 (5.28%) SharePoint
4 71 (4.12%) MS Exchange
5 65 (3.77%) Tomcat
6 39 (2.26%) WebLogic
6 39 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 38 (2.21%) CMS
8 35 (2.03%) Node.js
9 29 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 25 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (1.16%) Drupal
12 19 (1.10%) Lync
13 18 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (1.05%) JBoss
14 17 (0.99%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
15 16 (0.93%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
17 11 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 172 (9.99%) MS Office
1 172 (9.99%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.70%) MS Project
6 9 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.35%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.29%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.17%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.12%) ImageReady
12 1 (0.058%) InDesign
12 1 (0.058%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 16 (0.93%) assyst
2 12 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.46%) Magento
4 6 (0.35%) Summit
4 6 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.17%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.12%) Maximo
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.058%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.058%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.058%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.28%) Office 365
3 21 (1.22%) SaaS
4 18 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.05%) Amazon S3
5 16 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.41%) IaaS
7 7 (0.41%) GitHub
8 5 (0.29%) PaaS
9 2 (0.12%) Force.com
9 2 (0.12%) Route 53
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.12%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.058%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.058%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 274 (15.91%) Firewall
2 225 (13.07%) WAN
3 223 (12.95%) LAN
4 186 (10.80%) TCP/IP
5 175 (10.16%) VPN
6 172 (9.99%) DNS
7 152 (8.83%) Intranet
8 119 (6.91%) Network Security
9 96 (5.57%) MPLS
10 92 (5.34%) DHCP
11 91 (5.28%) BGP
12 90 (5.23%) Wireless
13 86 (4.99%) HTTP
14 83 (4.82%) SSL
15 75 (4.36%) Cisco ASA
16 74 (4.30%) OSPF
17 73 (4.24%) Ethernet
18 58 (3.37%) SAN
19 57 (3.31%) Broadband
20 56 (3.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.69%) MySQL
3 66 (3.83%) Relational Database
4 54 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 49 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 40 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (1.97%) Oracle Database
8 30 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 30 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (1.68%) DB2
10 25 (1.45%) Hadoop
11 24 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (1.10%) RDBMS
14 17 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (0.93%) MarkLogic
15 16 (0.93%) Big Data
16 13 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
18 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 105 (6.10%) Subversion
2 89 (5.17%) Git (software)
3 75 (4.36%) Jenkins
4 55 (3.19%) JUnit
5 53 (3.08%) JIRA
6 45 (2.61%) Cucumber
7 40 (2.32%) Selenium
7 40 (2.32%) Maven
8 38 (2.21%) Eclipse
9 31 (1.80%) Visual Studio
10 29 (1.68%) Ant
11 28 (1.63%) Grunt
12 27 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (1.05%) Mockito
14 16 (0.93%) WebDriver
15 15 (0.87%) Bower
15 15 (0.87%) Jasmine
15 15 (0.87%) Mercurial
16 11 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 10 (0.58%) Gradle
General
1 282 (16.38%) Finance
2 208 (12.08%) Telecoms
3 128 (7.43%) Banking
4 78 (4.53%) Retail
5 73 (4.24%) Publishing
6 71 (4.12%) Marketing
7 42 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 40 (2.32%) Legal
9 33 (1.92%) Investment Banking
10 30 (1.74%) Law
11 28 (1.63%) Billing
12 24 (1.39%) Back Office
13 23 (1.34%) Games
14 20 (1.16%) Financial Institution
15 19 (1.10%) Electronics
16 16 (0.93%) Multimedia
17 15 (0.87%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.70%) Spanish Language
19 10 (0.58%) German Language
20 9 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 345 (20.03%) Developer
2 225 (13.07%) Analyst
3 187 (10.86%) Architect
4 97 (5.63%) Project Manager
5 92 (5.34%) Network Engineer
6 87 (5.05%) Consultant
7 85 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
8 78 (4.53%) Java Developer
9 71 (4.12%) Support Engineer
10 48 (2.79%) Administrator
10 48 (2.79%) Support Analyst
11 46 (2.67%) Senior Developer
12 45 (2.61%) Web Developer
13 41 (2.38%) Security Engineer
14 40 (2.32%) Service Analyst
14 40 (2.32%) Front-End Developer
15 37 (2.15%) Service Desk Analyst
16 35 (2.03%) DevOps Engineer
17 34 (1.97%) .NET Developer
18 33 (1.92%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (17.02%) HTML
2 211 (12.25%) CSS
3 204 (11.85%) Web Services
4 180 (10.45%) XML
5 146 (8.48%) .NET
6 118 (6.85%) HTML5
7 92 (5.34%) jQuery
7 92 (5.34%) J2EE
8 83 (4.82%) RESTful
9 80 (4.65%) JSON
10 73 (4.24%) CSS3
11 67 (3.89%) REST
12 63 (3.66%) Spring
13 54 (3.14%) XSLT
14 51 (2.96%) Ajax
14 51 (2.96%) AngularJS
15 48 (2.79%) ASP.NET
16 45 (2.61%) SOAP
17 43 (2.50%) Middleware
18 34 (1.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 121 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (6.16%) Open Source
3 89 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 67 (3.89%) Blackberry
4 67 (3.89%) User Experience
5 55 (3.19%) Client/Server
6 48 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.44%) Mobile App
8 38 (2.21%) Online Banking
8 38 (2.21%) Clustering
9 34 (1.97%) PKI
10 26 (1.51%) DTV
11 25 (1.45%) RIA
12 21 (1.22%) Thin Client
12 21 (1.22%) Fat Client
13 20 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
15 18 (1.05%) Internet of Things
15 18 (1.05%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 426 (24.74%) Windows
2 328 (19.05%) Linux
3 144 (8.36%) UNIX
4 117 (6.79%) Windows 7
5 114 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 85 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 79 (4.59%) Windows XP
8 66 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.86%) Windows 8
10 32 (1.86%) Android
10 32 (1.86%) Solaris
11 31 (1.80%) Apple iOS
12 29 (1.68%) CentOS
13 26 (1.51%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.16%) SUSE
15 19 (1.10%) AIX
16 18 (1.05%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.99%) Windows Vista
17 17 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (10.92%) ITIL
3 169 (9.81%) Scrum
4 166 (9.64%) Project Management
5 151 (8.77%) TDD
6 138 (8.01%) OO
7 115 (6.68%) E-Commerce
8 95 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (5.05%) Migration
10 85 (4.94%) Web Development
11 69 (4.01%) Service Delivery
11 69 (4.01%) Load Balancing
12 68 (3.95%) MVC
13 67 (3.89%) SOA
13 67 (3.89%) BDD
13 67 (3.89%) DevOps
14 66 (3.83%) Content Management
15 60 (3.48%) Software Engineering
15 60 (3.48%) Change Control
16 57 (3.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 269 (15.62%) JavaScript
2 263 (15.27%) Java
3 261 (15.16%) SQL
4 143 (8.30%) Python
5 111 (6.45%) PHP
6 92 (5.34%) Perl
7 77 (4.47%) C#
8 69 (4.01%) Ruby
9 61 (3.54%) C
10 44 (2.56%) Bash Shell
10 44 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 41 (2.38%) C++
12 30 (1.74%) VBScript
13 27 (1.57%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.28%) XQuery
14 22 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.16%) Clojure
16 17 (0.99%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.99%) PHP5
17 13 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 207 (12.02%) Degree
2 177 (10.28%) Security Cleared
3 113 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (6.16%) SC Cleared
5 79 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 70 (4.07%) CCNP
7 66 (3.83%) DV Cleared
8 58 (3.37%) CCNA
9 54 (3.14%) CISSP
10 53 (3.08%) MCSE
11 43 (2.50%) MCP
12 25 (1.45%) MCITP
13 22 (1.28%) CCIE
14 18 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.87%) GIAC
16 14 (0.81%) CEH
16 14 (0.81%) A+ Certification
17 12 (0.70%) MCDST
18 11 (0.64%) ISEB
18 11 (0.64%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.34%) QA
2 67 (3.89%) SLA
3 41 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.87%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.41%) COBIT
8 6 (0.35%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.17%) WCAG
11 2 (0.12%) GPG13
11 2 (0.12%) WAI
11 2 (0.12%) BS7799
12 1 (0.058%) GCP
12 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.058%) EMIR
12 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.058%) FATCA
12 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
System Software
1 166 (9.64%) Active Directory
2 95 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.67%) vSphere
4 29 (1.68%) VMware ESX
5 23 (1.34%) XenApp
6 21 (1.22%) Firmware
7 19 (1.10%) Hyper-V
8 17 (0.99%) ProxySG
9 15 (0.87%) FreeRADIUS
10 14 (0.81%) vCloud
11 13 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
12 10 (0.58%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.58%) Snort
13 9 (0.52%) ISA Server
13 9 (0.52%) Docker
14 8 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.46%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
16 6 (0.35%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 66 (3.83%) Puppet
2 41 (2.38%) SCCM
3 37 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.68%) SCOM
5 22 (1.28%) Nagios
6 18 (1.05%) Vagrant
7 15 (0.87%) ZABBIX
8 13 (0.75%) OpenView
8 13 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
9 10 (0.58%) Zenoss
9 10 (0.58%) OVSD
10 9 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (0.46%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.46%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.41%) Nessus
12 7 (0.41%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.35%) Graphite
13 6 (0.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 348 (20.21%) Microsoft
2 240 (13.94%) Cisco
3 150 (8.71%) Oracle
4 148 (8.59%) VMware
5 115 (6.68%) Citrix
6 101 (5.87%) CheckPoint
7 72 (4.18%) F5
8 65 (3.77%) Red Hat
9 60 (3.48%) Juniper
10 57 (3.31%) IBM
10 57 (3.31%) HP
11 40 (2.32%) Google
12 35 (2.03%) EMC
13 33 (1.92%) Adobe
14 32 (1.86%) Perforce
15 31 (1.80%) SAP
16 29 (1.68%) CA
17 27 (1.57%) Blue Coat
18 25 (1.45%) Lotus
19 24 (1.39%) Splunk
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