The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 134 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -6
Contract jobs citing Internet 894 982 1247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 2.02% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.16% 13.30% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 579 646
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 £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 74 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.38 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -0.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £11.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £135.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.22
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.41%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -33 844 £375 +2.04% 471
London -46 406 £400 - 181
South East -4 187 £338 -3.57% 110
City of London -36 98 £375 -6.25% 54
South West +10 60 £375 -6.13% 33
North West -11 55 £490 +45.18% 39
Hampshire +2 54 £318 -16.17% 22
Berkshire -11 47 £338 -3.57% 43
East of England -16 47 £325 -1.51% 44
Yorkshire -32 35 £275 -5.17% 26
Hertfordshire +13 28 £325 -23.52% 17
Scotland -19 27 £190 -26.92% 6
Surrey -15 25 £275 -14.06% 19
West Yorkshire -34 23 £250 -16.66% 21
Leeds -29 21 £250 -10.71% 15
West Midlands -22 20 £198 -37.06% 15
Basingstoke +28 19 £214 +1.78% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 19 £313 -19.35% 10
Lancashire -4 18 £575 +15.00% 4
Milton Keynes -9 16 £313 -26.47% 6
East Midlands -12 16 £125 -52.38% 18
Edinburgh -25 16 £181 -9.50% 3
Manchester -27 16 £325 -3.70% 26
Watford -4 14 - - 4
Reading -13 14 £238 -26.92% 22
Kent +7 13 £388 +33.62% 4
Somerset 0 13 £215 +7.50% 12
Cheshire -4 13 £340 -20.00% 9
Newbury +9 12 £415 +7.09%
Cambridgeshire -6 12 £285 - 23

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 469 (25.78%) Windows
2 403 (22.16%) Microsoft
3 336 (18.47%) Finance
4 320 (17.59%) HTML
5 309 (16.99%) Java
6 293 (16.11%) JavaScript
7 241 (13.25%) SQL
7 241 (13.25%) Linux
8 229 (12.59%) CSS
9 212 (11.65%) Banking
10 210 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
11 209 (11.49%) SQL Server
12 208 (11.43%) Web Services
13 206 (11.32%) XML
14 202 (11.11%) Active Directory
15 201 (11.05%) Oracle
16 199 (10.94%) Project Management
16 199 (10.94%) Degree
17 197 (10.83%) Firewall
18 193 (10.61%) E-Commerce
19 191 (10.50%) TCP/IP
20 190 (10.45%) .NET
21 187 (10.28%) MS Excel
22 184 (10.12%) ITIL
22 184 (10.12%) WAN
23 183 (10.06%) MS Office
24 176 (9.68%) LAN
25 174 (9.57%) Telecoms
26 173 (9.51%) Cisco
27 162 (8.91%) Intranet

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 122 (6.71%) MS Exchange
2 112 (6.16%) IIS
3 88 (4.84%) Apache
4 80 (4.40%) WebSphere
5 73 (4.01%) SharePoint
6 60 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 54 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
8 53 (2.91%) CMS
9 51 (2.80%) Tomcat
10 47 (2.58%) WebLogic
11 46 (2.53%) Node.js
12 34 (1.87%) Lync
13 33 (1.81%) WebSphere Process Server
14 27 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
15 25 (1.37%) TeamSite
15 25 (1.37%) IBM Notes
16 24 (1.32%) SAS
17 23 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
17 23 (1.26%) Drupal
18 22 (1.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 187 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 183 (10.06%) MS Office
3 33 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.99%) MS Project
6 15 (0.82%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.27%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.16%) RoboHelp
11 3 (0.16%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.11%) Mingle
12 2 (0.11%) Vectorworks
12 2 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.11%) SPSS
13 1 (0.055%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (0.99%) Tridion
3 11 (0.60%) WebTrends
3 11 (0.60%) assyst
4 9 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.44%) Maximo
6 7 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.33%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.27%) Summit
8 5 (0.27%) RiskWrite
9 4 (0.22%) Magento
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.11%) Academy Housing
10 2 (0.11%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 2 (0.11%) RMDS
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.055%) Agresso
11 1 (0.055%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.04%) Office 365
2 19 (1.04%) SaaS
3 16 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.22%) PaaS
5 4 (0.22%) GitHub
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.055%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.055%) IaaS
7 1 (0.055%) Joyent
7 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.055%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 197 (10.83%) Firewall
2 191 (10.50%) TCP/IP
3 184 (10.12%) WAN
4 176 (9.68%) LAN
5 162 (8.91%) Intranet
6 153 (8.41%) DNS
6 153 (8.41%) VPN
7 120 (6.60%) HTTP
8 73 (4.01%) MPLS
9 60 (3.30%) Wireless
10 58 (3.19%) SSL
10 58 (3.19%) VoIP
11 56 (3.08%) DHCP
12 53 (2.91%) BGP
13 51 (2.80%) Ethernet
14 50 (2.75%) Network Security
15 48 (2.64%) SAN
16 47 (2.58%) FTP
17 41 (2.25%) SMTP
18 40 (2.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.01%) Relational Database
3 71 (3.90%) DB2
4 68 (3.74%) MySQL
5 55 (3.02%) Oracle Database
6 50 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (2.09%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 23 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (1.15%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.88%) NoSQL
14 15 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 9 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
18 9 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 96 (5.28%) Subversion
2 52 (2.86%) Ant
3 49 (2.69%) Selenium
4 41 (2.25%) JUnit
5 38 (2.09%) JIRA
6 37 (2.03%) Visual Studio
6 37 (2.03%) Git (software)
7 36 (1.98%) Maven
8 35 (1.92%) Eclipse
9 29 (1.59%) Jenkins
10 24 (1.32%) Log4j
11 22 (1.21%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.15%) Hudson
13 18 (0.99%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 16 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (0.82%) SoapUI
16 14 (0.77%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.60%) QUnit
17 11 (0.60%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.60%) Grunt
General
1 336 (18.47%) Finance
2 212 (11.65%) Banking
3 174 (9.57%) Telecoms
4 128 (7.04%) Retail
5 81 (4.45%) Marketing
6 58 (3.19%) Financial Institution
7 47 (2.58%) Legal
8 41 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 38 (2.09%) Retail Banking
10 36 (1.98%) Publishing
11 35 (1.92%) Advertising
12 34 (1.87%) Games
13 29 (1.59%) Back Office
14 22 (1.21%) Investment Banking
15 19 (1.04%) Law
16 15 (0.82%) Local Government
17 14 (0.77%) French Language
18 13 (0.71%) Front Office
19 12 (0.66%) German Language
20 11 (0.60%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 382 (21.00%) Developer
2 243 (13.36%) Analyst
3 166 (9.13%) Architect
4 107 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 85 (4.67%) Consultant
6 80 (4.40%) Support Engineer
6 80 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
7 74 (4.07%) Business Analyst
8 69 (3.79%) Network Engineer
9 68 (3.74%) Web Developer
9 68 (3.74%) Java Developer
10 59 (3.24%) Software Engineer
11 57 (3.13%) Administrator
11 57 (3.13%) Designer
12 54 (2.97%) Support Analyst
13 46 (2.53%) Service Analyst
14 43 (2.36%) .NET Developer
15 42 (2.31%) Desktop Support
16 37 (2.03%) Service Desk Analyst
17 34 (1.87%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (17.59%) HTML
2 229 (12.59%) CSS
3 208 (11.43%) Web Services
4 206 (11.32%) XML
5 190 (10.45%) .NET
6 141 (7.75%) jQuery
7 128 (7.04%) HTML5
8 98 (5.39%) J2EE
9 88 (4.84%) Ajax
10 73 (4.01%) REST
11 72 (3.96%) SOAP
12 70 (3.85%) ASP.NET
13 67 (3.68%) CSS3
14 64 (3.52%) JSON
15 63 (3.46%) Spring
16 61 (3.35%) Middleware
17 59 (3.24%) XSLT
18 53 (2.91%) JSP
19 50 (2.75%) Struts
20 45 (2.47%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.28%) Online Banking
2 85 (4.67%) Client/Server
2 85 (4.67%) Blackberry
3 81 (4.45%) Mobile App
4 61 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 55 (3.02%) RIA
7 42 (2.31%) Open Source
8 35 (1.92%) DataPower
9 34 (1.87%) Mobile Banking
10 29 (1.59%) Clustering
11 28 (1.54%) Web 2.0
12 27 (1.48%) Firmware
13 23 (1.26%) Hedge funds
13 23 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
14 22 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (1.15%) IPTV
15 21 (1.15%) Statistics
16 20 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 469 (25.78%) Windows
2 241 (13.25%) Linux
3 150 (8.25%) UNIX
4 145 (7.97%) Windows 7
5 128 (7.04%) Windows XP
6 125 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (3.90%) Solaris
9 39 (2.14%) Android
10 38 (2.09%) Apple iOS
11 26 (1.43%) Windows Vista
12 25 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (1.32%) AIX
14 22 (1.21%) Mac OS X
15 19 (1.04%) HPUX
16 18 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.55%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.49%) zOS
19 8 (0.44%) Windows 8
19 8 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (10.94%) Project Management
3 193 (10.61%) E-Commerce
4 184 (10.12%) ITIL
5 122 (6.71%) OO
6 118 (6.49%) TDD
7 117 (6.43%) Scrum
8 108 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 107 (5.88%) Web Development
9 107 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 93 (5.11%) Migration
11 92 (5.06%) Content Management
12 81 (4.45%) MVC
13 76 (4.18%) PRINCE2
14 74 (4.07%) Change Management
15 69 (3.79%) BDD
16 58 (3.19%) Service Management
17 56 (3.08%) Load Balancing
18 53 (2.91%) UML
19 52 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 309 (16.99%) Java
2 293 (16.11%) JavaScript
3 241 (13.25%) SQL
4 133 (7.31%) PHP
5 120 (6.60%) C#
6 104 (5.72%) C
7 94 (5.17%) Python
8 90 (4.95%) Perl
9 74 (4.07%) PowerShell
10 72 (3.96%) C++
11 57 (3.13%) Bash Shell
12 56 (3.08%) Ruby
13 33 (1.81%) XPath
14 27 (1.48%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 25 (1.37%) VBScript
16 20 (1.10%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.99%) XQuery
18 17 (0.93%) ActionScript
18 17 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 199 (10.94%) Degree
2 123 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 80 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 78 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 59 (3.24%) CCNP
7 44 (2.42%) CCNA
8 42 (2.31%) MCSE
9 34 (1.87%) ISEB
10 33 (1.81%) DV Cleared
11 27 (1.48%) MCP
12 17 (0.93%) CISSP
12 17 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
14 14 (0.77%) MCDST
14 14 (0.77%) CCIE
15 12 (0.66%) APMP
16 11 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.60%) MCSA
16 11 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.89%) QA
2 43 (2.36%) SLA
3 14 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.44%) WCAG
6 8 (0.44%) WAI
7 5 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.27%) FATCA
7 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 202 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 80 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.59%) vSphere
4 28 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (1.15%) XenApp
7 13 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.71%) Varnish
8 12 (0.66%) Squid
9 10 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (0.55%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.33%) UAG
10 6 (0.33%) KVM
10 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.33%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.22%) PowerHA
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.22%) NFS
13 3 (0.16%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 86 (4.73%) SCCM
2 37 (2.03%) Tivoli
3 28 (1.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 27 (1.48%) SCOM
5 24 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (1.21%) WSUS
7 18 (0.99%) NetBackup
8 17 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (0.93%) Data Guard
9 16 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 15 (0.82%) Puppet
11 14 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Management
11 14 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.55%) SCVMM
12 10 (0.55%) SCDPM
12 10 (0.55%) Nagios
12 10 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (0.49%) WMI
14 8 (0.44%) MOM
15 7 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 403 (22.16%) Microsoft
2 201 (11.05%) Oracle
3 173 (9.51%) Cisco
4 119 (6.54%) Citrix
5 117 (6.43%) VMware
6 103 (5.66%) HP
7 67 (3.68%) IBM
8 53 (2.91%) Adobe
9 52 (2.86%) Juniper
10 41 (2.25%) ATG
11 39 (2.14%) CheckPoint
12 34 (1.87%) Google
13 28 (1.54%) LogLogic
14 27 (1.48%) Symantec
14 27 (1.48%) F5
15 26 (1.43%) Lotus
16 25 (1.37%) JBoss
17 23 (1.26%) Endeca
18 22 (1.21%) Remedy
18 22 (1.21%) Red Hat
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Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Berkshire
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
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Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Taunton, Somerset
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