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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 128 133 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -46
Contract jobs citing Internet 941 871 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.60% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 12.09% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 514 601
Average daily rate
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£399 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £529 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 47 81
Average hourly rate £15.83 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.94 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.88 £28.80 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.30% -13.33%

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
8287 7206 7404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.85% 13.23% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4522 3828 3687
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 392 583
Average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.45% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.82 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +9 886 £390 +4.00% 399
London +2 387 £420 +5.00% 125
South East +4 214 £361 +11.07% 104
City of London +5 90 £400 +6.66% 31
North West -13 63 £440 -17.75% 36
Berkshire +12 60 £388 +14.81% 33
Yorkshire +4 48 £373 +49.00% 25
West Midlands +17 46 £463 +340.47% 20
East of England +4 46 £375 +15.38% 44
Hampshire -4 46 £375 +25.00% 18
Buckinghamshire +8 43 £325 - 10
West Yorkshire -2 33 £350 +40.00% 14
Surrey +10 31 £270 -1.81% 21
East Midlands +9 28 £300 +140.00% 9
Cheshire +10 27 £440 +29.41% 12
Manchester -2 27 £381 +17.30% 22
Milton Keynes -1 26 £290 -10.76% 4
Scotland -7 23 £425 +123.68% 6
Hertfordshire -4 20 £375 +15.38% 9
Reading +4 19 £350 +75.00% 28
Leeds -19 19 £370 +54.16% 12
South West -42 17 £350 - 33
Hook +7 15 £361 +0.27% 1
Edinburgh 0 14 £450 +148.61% 2
Oxfordshire -9 14 £425 +28.30% 7
West Sussex -12 13 £275 -21.42% 2
North East -1 12 £313 +5.93% 2
Southampton - 12 £400 - 1
Watford +3 11 £475 -
Coventry +7 10 £500 +398.75% 3

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 438 (25.48%) Windows
2 337 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (18.91%) Finance
4 319 (18.56%) Microsoft
5 317 (18.44%) HTML
6 307 (17.86%) Java
6 307 (17.86%) Linux
7 276 (16.06%) Firewall
8 269 (15.65%) SQL
9 268 (15.59%) JavaScript
10 260 (15.13%) Cisco
11 221 (12.86%) WAN
12 218 (12.68%) Web Services
13 213 (12.39%) CSS
14 205 (11.93%) LAN
15 200 (11.63%) TCP/IP
16 199 (11.58%) Oracle
17 190 (11.05%) DNS
18 184 (10.70%) Active Directory
19 183 (10.65%) VPN
19 183 (10.65%) XML
20 180 (10.47%) ITIL
21 179 (10.41%) Telecoms
21 179 (10.41%) Degree
22 175 (10.18%) Security Cleared
23 170 (9.89%) MS Office
24 165 (9.60%) .NET
25 160 (9.31%) Banking
26 158 (9.19%) UNIX
26 158 (9.19%) MS Excel

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 118 (6.86%) IIS
2 106 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 101 (5.88%) Apache
4 76 (4.42%) Tomcat
5 68 (3.96%) MS Exchange
6 55 (3.20%) WebLogic
7 39 (2.27%) Node.js
8 36 (2.09%) CMS
9 35 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 35 (2.04%) WebSphere
10 28 (1.63%) Lync
11 27 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
12 23 (1.34%) OpenStack
13 21 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 21 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 20 (1.16%) JBoss
15 19 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
15 19 (1.11%) IBM Notes
16 17 (0.99%) Confluence
17 16 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 170 (9.89%) MS Office
2 158 (9.19%) MS Excel
3 36 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 35 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.93%) MS Project
5 16 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.17%) ImageReady
9 3 (0.17%) InDesign
10 2 (0.12%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.058%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.058%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) assyst
2 8 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.41%) Magento
3 7 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.35%) Summit
4 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.17%) RMDS
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.12%) Tridion
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.058%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 85 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.57%) Office 365
3 23 (1.34%) IaaS
3 23 (1.34%) SaaS
4 21 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (1.05%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.76%) PaaS
8 13 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (0.41%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.23%) Route 53
13 3 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.12%) Heroku
15 1 (0.058%) GitHub
15 1 (0.058%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 276 (16.06%) Firewall
2 221 (12.86%) WAN
3 205 (11.93%) LAN
4 200 (11.63%) TCP/IP
5 190 (11.05%) DNS
6 183 (10.65%) VPN
7 142 (8.26%) Intranet
8 118 (6.86%) Wireless
9 112 (6.52%) Network Security
10 107 (6.22%) MPLS
11 95 (5.53%) DHCP
12 93 (5.41%) BGP
13 92 (5.35%) SSL
14 91 (5.29%) HTTP
15 89 (5.18%) Cisco ASA
16 81 (4.71%) Ethernet
17 69 (4.01%) OSPF
18 61 (3.55%) VLAN
19 60 (3.49%) IPsec
20 56 (3.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 82 (4.77%) MongoDB
3 82 (4.77%) MySQL
4 60 (3.49%) NoSQL
4 60 (3.49%) Oracle Database
5 45 (2.62%) Hadoop
6 42 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 34 (1.98%) Big Data
9 33 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
10 27 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 26 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (1.34%) MarkLogic
14 21 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
15 19 (1.11%) Redis
16 17 (0.99%) DB2
17 16 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 121 (7.04%) Subversion
2 98 (5.70%) Git (software)
3 85 (4.94%) JUnit
4 84 (4.89%) Jenkins
5 60 (3.49%) Cucumber
6 56 (3.26%) JIRA
7 49 (2.85%) Selenium
8 43 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 35 (2.04%) Mockito
10 34 (1.98%) Ant
11 32 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.51%) Maven
13 24 (1.40%) Eclipse
14 21 (1.22%) Mercurial
15 20 (1.16%) Gradle
16 19 (1.11%) WebDriver
17 17 (0.99%) Grunt
18 15 (0.87%) Jasmine
19 14 (0.81%) Hudson
20 11 (0.64%) Bower
General
1 325 (18.91%) Finance
2 179 (10.41%) Telecoms
3 160 (9.31%) Banking
4 85 (4.94%) Marketing
5 68 (3.96%) Publishing
6 57 (3.32%) Retail
7 50 (2.91%) Legal
8 43 (2.50%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.80%) Financial Institution
10 27 (1.57%) Law
11 23 (1.34%) German Language
11 23 (1.34%) Back Office
11 23 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 23 (1.34%) Games
12 22 (1.28%) Retail Banking
13 19 (1.11%) Electronics
14 17 (0.99%) Multimedia
15 15 (0.87%) Advertising
16 14 (0.81%) French Language
17 12 (0.70%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 348 (20.24%) Developer
2 228 (13.26%) Analyst
3 164 (9.54%) Architect
4 108 (6.28%) Network Engineer
5 90 (5.24%) Java Developer
6 89 (5.18%) Project Manager
7 87 (5.06%) Consultant
8 65 (3.78%) Support Engineer
9 53 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
10 49 (2.85%) Support Analyst
11 47 (2.73%) Service Analyst
12 46 (2.68%) Service Desk Analyst
13 45 (2.62%) Administrator
14 43 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
15 37 (2.15%) Technical Architect
16 36 (2.09%) Software Engineer
17 35 (2.04%) DevOps Engineer
18 34 (1.98%) Designer
19 31 (1.80%) 1st Line Support
19 31 (1.80%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (18.44%) HTML
2 218 (12.68%) Web Services
3 213 (12.39%) CSS
4 183 (10.65%) XML
5 165 (9.60%) .NET
6 120 (6.98%) HTML5
7 106 (6.17%) jQuery
7 106 (6.17%) RESTful
8 96 (5.58%) JSON
9 87 (5.06%) REST
10 75 (4.36%) J2EE
11 74 (4.30%) AngularJS
12 71 (4.13%) CSS3
13 65 (3.78%) Spring
14 63 (3.66%) Ajax
15 54 (3.14%) ASP.NET
16 52 (3.03%) XSLT
17 39 (2.27%) SOAP
18 31 (1.80%) EJB
19 30 (1.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 121 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.93%) User Experience
3 86 (5.00%) Open Source
4 66 (3.84%) Computer Science
5 58 (3.37%) Client/Server
6 55 (3.20%) Management Information System
7 49 (2.85%) Online Banking
8 48 (2.79%) PKI
9 43 (2.50%) Mobile App
10 39 (2.27%) Blackberry
11 34 (1.98%) RIA
12 33 (1.92%) Clustering
13 30 (1.75%) Internet of Things
14 27 (1.57%) Mobile Banking
15 26 (1.51%) Replication
16 22 (1.28%) Visualisation
17 20 (1.16%) DTV
17 20 (1.16%) Social Media
18 19 (1.11%) Handset
19 18 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 438 (25.48%) Windows
2 307 (17.86%) Linux
3 158 (9.19%) UNIX
4 113 (6.57%) Windows 7
5 109 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (3.78%) Windows XP
8 64 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 62 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (2.27%) Solaris
11 38 (2.21%) Android
12 33 (1.92%) Apple iOS
13 21 (1.22%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.93%) CentOS
15 15 (0.87%) SUSE
16 14 (0.81%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.81%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.76%) AIX
18 10 (0.58%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (10.47%) ITIL
3 157 (9.13%) Scrum
4 155 (9.02%) TDD
5 136 (7.91%) OO
6 134 (7.80%) Project Management
7 111 (6.46%) E-Commerce
8 104 (6.05%) Configuration Management
9 103 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
10 88 (5.12%) Migration
11 85 (4.94%) Software Engineering
12 84 (4.89%) SOA
13 75 (4.36%) Web Development
14 73 (4.25%) BDD
15 71 (4.13%) Analytics
16 69 (4.01%) Service Delivery
17 68 (3.96%) Change Control
18 64 (3.72%) MVC
18 64 (3.72%) DevOps
19 62 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (17.86%) Java
2 269 (15.65%) SQL
3 268 (15.59%) JavaScript
4 147 (8.55%) Python
5 98 (5.70%) PHP
6 96 (5.58%) C#
7 70 (4.07%) Perl
8 69 (4.01%) Ruby
9 48 (2.79%) C
10 38 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 37 (2.15%) C++
12 36 (2.09%) PL/SQL
13 33 (1.92%) T-SQL
14 31 (1.80%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.11%) XQuery
16 17 (0.99%) R
17 16 (0.93%) VBScript
17 16 (0.93%) VB
18 15 (0.87%) Clojure
18 15 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 179 (10.41%) Degree
2 175 (10.18%) Security Cleared
3 134 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (6.63%) SC Cleared
5 85 (4.94%) CCNP
6 82 (4.77%) CCNA
7 72 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (3.03%) DV Cleared
9 50 (2.91%) CISSP
10 47 (2.73%) MCSE
11 28 (1.63%) MCP
12 26 (1.51%) MCITP
13 19 (1.11%) CCIE
14 17 (0.99%) HNC
15 15 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.81%) ISEB
17 12 (0.70%) MCSA
18 11 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (0.64%) MCTS
18 11 (0.64%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (5.41%) QA
2 62 (3.61%) SLA
3 33 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.75%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.76%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.35%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.058%) FATCA
8 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.058%) EMIR
8 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.058%) BS7799
System Software
1 184 (10.70%) Active Directory
2 96 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.62%) vSphere
4 35 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.57%) VMware ESX
6 25 (1.45%) XenApp
7 18 (1.05%) Firmware
8 14 (0.81%) ISA Server
8 14 (0.81%) Terminal Services
9 13 (0.76%) vCloud
10 11 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 11 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (0.64%) ProxySG
11 10 (0.58%) VirtualBox
12 9 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.52%) Docker
13 7 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
13 7 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
13 7 (0.41%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.41%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 61 (3.55%) Puppet
2 44 (2.56%) SCCM
3 40 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.40%) Vagrant
5 17 (0.99%) Nagios
6 13 (0.76%) ZABBIX
7 12 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
8 11 (0.64%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.58%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.52%) SCOM
10 9 (0.52%) Ansible
10 9 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.47%) StatsD
12 7 (0.41%) OpenView
13 6 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.35%) OVSD
13 6 (0.35%) Oracle Flashback
13 6 (0.35%) Salt
13 6 (0.35%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 319 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 260 (15.13%) Cisco
3 199 (11.58%) Oracle
4 152 (8.84%) VMware
5 100 (5.82%) Citrix
6 81 (4.71%) CheckPoint
7 78 (4.54%) F5
8 69 (4.01%) Red Hat
9 67 (3.90%) HP
10 55 (3.20%) Juniper
11 44 (2.56%) IBM
12 42 (2.44%) Google
12 42 (2.44%) EMC
13 38 (2.21%) CA
14 35 (2.04%) SolarWinds
15 34 (1.98%) Adobe
16 28 (1.63%) Apple
17 27 (1.57%) SAP
17 27 (1.57%) Perforce
18 24 (1.40%) Blue Coat
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Great working environment
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
FRAGOMEN
Rate: Competitive salary and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Volt
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £100 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £377.36 per day
Posted: 4 days ago