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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 126 145 95
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -50
Contract jobs citing Internet 911 793 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 1.50% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.74% 11.38% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 468 572
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 49 70
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +4.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £9.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.61 £23.00 £62.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.83 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -10.34%

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
7758 6968 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.16% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 3782 3405
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 384 542
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 +20 860 £400 +6.66% 333
London +16 370 £425 +6.18% 125
South East +1 182 £350 +16.66% 53
City of London +12 76 £438 +16.66% 32
North West -6 56 £500 -6.54% 36
Yorkshire -1 50 £415 +27.69% 15
East of England -2 50 £328 -21.08% 34
West Midlands +20 42 £438 +227.10% 24
Berkshire +7 41 £400 +18.51% 21
Buckinghamshire +12 39 £325 - 5
Hampshire -9 37 £372 +24.00% 7
Surrey +26 35 £275 - 10
South West -13 35 £375 - 34
West Yorkshire -1 34 £415 +26.71% 9
East Midlands +16 29 £300 -24.05% 6
Cheshire +12 28 £558 +63.97% 12
Scotland +8 23 £275 -17.60% 11
Leeds -9 23 £415 +27.69% 6
Milton Keynes 0 22 £289 -11.15% 3
Hertfordshire -13 22 £375 -11.76% 10
North East +10 20 £311 -7.78% 5
Manchester 0 20 £388 -6.06% 23
Reading +3 16 £350 +27.27% 11
Hook +3 15 £361 +0.27%
Woking +26 14 £270 +58.82% 1
Watford +4 14 £375 -21.05%
Tyne and Wear +4 14 £311 -7.78% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 14 £311 -7.78% 3
Edinburgh +3 13 £250 - 8
Oxfordshire -8 13 £425 +28.30% 3

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 449 (26.01%) Windows
2 332 (19.24%) Finance
3 331 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
4 327 (18.95%) Java
5 322 (18.66%) HTML
6 318 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 292 (16.92%) Linux
8 272 (15.76%) Firewall
9 265 (15.35%) JavaScript
9 265 (15.35%) SQL
10 248 (14.37%) Cisco
11 225 (13.04%) Web Services
12 216 (12.51%) WAN
13 212 (12.28%) CSS
14 202 (11.70%) Oracle
15 200 (11.59%) Active Directory
16 194 (11.24%) TCP/IP
17 193 (11.18%) LAN
18 191 (11.07%) ITIL
19 181 (10.49%) UNIX
20 180 (10.43%) Degree
21 175 (10.14%) DNS
22 172 (9.97%) VPN
23 171 (9.91%) Telecoms
24 168 (9.73%) XML
25 165 (9.56%) MS Office
26 162 (9.39%) .NET
27 161 (9.33%) Security Cleared
28 159 (9.21%) MS Excel
29 157 (9.10%) Banking

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 111 (6.43%) IIS
2 98 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 94 (5.45%) Apache
4 73 (4.23%) MS Exchange
5 71 (4.11%) Tomcat
6 66 (3.82%) WebLogic
7 40 (2.32%) WebSphere
7 40 (2.32%) Node.js
8 35 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 33 (1.91%) CMS
10 29 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 27 (1.56%) Lync
12 26 (1.51%) OpenStack
13 25 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 20 (1.16%) JBoss
15 19 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
15 19 (1.10%) Confluence
16 18 (1.04%) IBM Notes
17 16 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 15 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 165 (9.56%) MS Office
2 159 (9.21%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 37 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.10%) Photoshop
6 17 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.87%) MS Project
8 11 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.29%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.23%) InDesign
11 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.17%) ImageReady
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.058%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.058%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.58%) assyst
2 7 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.29%) Tridion
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.23%) Summit
6 3 (0.17%) RMDS
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.17%) Magento
7 1 (0.058%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 84 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.68%) Office 365
3 25 (1.45%) IaaS
4 22 (1.27%) SaaS
5 20 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (1.10%) Amazon S3
7 16 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.81%) PaaS
9 13 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.58%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.46%) Route 53
11 8 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
15 2 (0.12%) Heroku
16 1 (0.058%) Taleo
16 1 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 272 (15.76%) Firewall
2 216 (12.51%) WAN
3 194 (11.24%) TCP/IP
4 193 (11.18%) LAN
5 175 (10.14%) DNS
6 172 (9.97%) VPN
7 146 (8.46%) Intranet
8 115 (6.66%) Wireless
9 111 (6.43%) Network Security
10 105 (6.08%) HTTP
11 101 (5.85%) MPLS
12 88 (5.10%) SSL
13 84 (4.87%) DHCP
14 83 (4.81%) BGP
15 82 (4.75%) Cisco ASA
16 80 (4.63%) Ethernet
17 55 (3.19%) IPsec
18 54 (3.13%) VoIP
19 53 (3.07%) VLAN
19 53 (3.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (8.34%) SQL Server
2 96 (5.56%) MySQL
3 93 (5.39%) Relational Database
4 90 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 63 (3.65%) NoSQL
6 57 (3.30%) Oracle Database
7 48 (2.78%) RDBMS
8 47 (2.72%) Hadoop
9 43 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (2.38%) Big Data
11 28 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (1.33%) Redis
16 17 (0.98%) Data Mining
17 16 (0.93%) DB2
18 14 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 112 (6.49%) Subversion
2 97 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 80 (4.63%) JUnit
4 72 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 60 (3.48%) Cucumber
6 51 (2.95%) JIRA
7 46 (2.67%) Selenium
8 43 (2.49%) Visual Studio
9 39 (2.26%) Ant
10 34 (1.97%) Mockito
11 31 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (1.68%) Eclipse
13 24 (1.39%) Maven
14 23 (1.33%) Gradle
15 22 (1.27%) Mercurial
16 15 (0.87%) WebDriver
17 14 (0.81%) Jasmine
17 14 (0.81%) Hudson
18 13 (0.75%) Toad
18 13 (0.75%) Grunt
General
1 332 (19.24%) Finance
2 171 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 157 (9.10%) Banking
4 83 (4.81%) Marketing
5 62 (3.59%) Retail
6 60 (3.48%) Publishing
7 49 (2.84%) Legal
8 36 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.68%) Law
10 28 (1.62%) Financial Institution
11 26 (1.51%) Multimedia
12 25 (1.45%) German Language
12 25 (1.45%) Retail Banking
13 24 (1.39%) Games
13 24 (1.39%) Back Office
14 19 (1.10%) Manufacturing
15 17 (0.98%) Electronics
16 16 (0.93%) Advertising
16 16 (0.93%) French Language
17 14 (0.81%) Billing
Job Titles
1 353 (20.45%) Developer
2 237 (13.73%) Analyst
3 153 (8.86%) Architect
4 113 (6.55%) Network Engineer
5 97 (5.62%) Java Developer
6 85 (4.92%) Consultant
7 84 (4.87%) Project Manager
8 68 (3.94%) Support Engineer
9 53 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
10 51 (2.95%) Support Analyst
11 47 (2.72%) Service Analyst
12 46 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
13 43 (2.49%) Administrator
14 41 (2.38%) Software Engineer
15 40 (2.32%) Technical Architect
16 39 (2.26%) Designer
16 39 (2.26%) Web Developer
17 38 (2.20%) Business Analyst
18 35 (2.03%) JavaScript Developer
19 34 (1.97%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (18.66%) HTML
2 225 (13.04%) Web Services
3 212 (12.28%) CSS
4 168 (9.73%) XML
5 162 (9.39%) .NET
6 124 (7.18%) HTML5
7 104 (6.03%) jQuery
8 101 (5.85%) RESTful
9 92 (5.33%) JSON
10 91 (5.27%) REST
11 81 (4.69%) J2EE
12 69 (4.00%) AngularJS
13 66 (3.82%) CSS3
14 63 (3.65%) Spring
15 61 (3.53%) Ajax
16 54 (3.13%) ASP.NET
17 53 (3.07%) XSLT
18 49 (2.84%) SOAP
19 35 (2.03%) EJB
20 31 (1.80%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 128 (7.42%) Data Centre
2 126 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (6.14%) User Experience
4 66 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 58 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 55 (3.19%) PKI
7 54 (3.13%) Online Banking
8 52 (3.01%) Client/Server
9 40 (2.32%) Mobile App
10 35 (2.03%) Clustering
11 34 (1.97%) Internet of Things
12 33 (1.91%) RIA
13 32 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
14 28 (1.62%) Blackberry
15 27 (1.56%) Visualisation
16 25 (1.45%) Replication
17 21 (1.22%) Social Media
18 19 (1.10%) DTV
19 18 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
20 17 (0.98%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 449 (26.01%) Windows
2 292 (16.92%) Linux
3 181 (10.49%) UNIX
4 112 (6.49%) Windows 7
5 104 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 66 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (3.07%) Windows XP
9 43 (2.49%) Solaris
10 42 (2.43%) Android
11 36 (2.09%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.51%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.70%) CentOS
15 11 (0.64%) AIX
16 10 (0.58%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.52%) SUSE
18 7 (0.41%) HPUX
19 6 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (11.07%) ITIL
3 156 (9.04%) TDD
4 146 (8.46%) Scrum
5 129 (7.47%) Project Management
6 125 (7.24%) OO
7 112 (6.49%) E-Commerce
8 111 (6.43%) Configuration Management
9 101 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
10 93 (5.39%) Migration
11 92 (5.33%) Software Engineering
12 90 (5.21%) Open Source
13 83 (4.81%) SOA
14 80 (4.63%) SDLC
15 78 (4.52%) Web Development
16 75 (4.35%) Analytics
17 70 (4.06%) MVC
18 69 (4.00%) DevOps
19 67 (3.88%) BDD
20 64 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 327 (18.95%) Java
2 265 (15.35%) JavaScript
2 265 (15.35%) SQL
3 140 (8.11%) Python
4 101 (5.85%) PHP
5 88 (5.10%) C#
6 70 (4.06%) Perl
7 69 (4.00%) Ruby
8 40 (2.32%) Bash Shell
9 38 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 36 (2.09%) C
11 34 (1.97%) PL/SQL
11 34 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 28 (1.62%) C++
13 20 (1.16%) XQuery
14 19 (1.10%) Clojure
15 18 (1.04%) VB
16 17 (0.98%) VBScript
17 16 (0.93%) XPath
18 15 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 180 (10.43%) Degree
2 161 (9.33%) Security Cleared
3 122 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (6.26%) SC Cleared
5 79 (4.58%) CCNA
6 76 (4.40%) CCNP
7 62 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 43 (2.49%) MCSE
9 41 (2.38%) CISSP
10 40 (2.32%) DV Cleared
11 21 (1.22%) MCP
12 19 (1.10%) MCITP
13 18 (1.04%) HNC
14 16 (0.93%) ISEB
15 13 (0.75%) MCSA
15 13 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.75%) CCIE
15 13 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (0.70%) PMI Certification
17 11 (0.64%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.40%) QA
2 58 (3.36%) SLA
3 33 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.23%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.17%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.058%) WAI
10 1 (0.058%) BS7799
10 1 (0.058%) EMIR
10 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.058%) FATCA
System Software
1 200 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 98 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.61%) vSphere
4 36 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.51%) VMware ESX
6 25 (1.45%) XenApp
7 16 (0.93%) ISA Server
8 14 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.75%) Firmware
9 13 (0.75%) Terminal Services
9 13 (0.75%) vCloud
10 11 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 10 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.58%) ProxySG
12 8 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.41%) Docker
14 6 (0.35%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.35%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 60 (3.48%) Puppet
2 43 (2.49%) SCCM
3 42 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.27%) Vagrant
4 22 (1.27%) Tivoli
5 18 (1.04%) Nagios
6 14 (0.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 13 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
7 13 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 11 (0.64%) Ansible
8 11 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
9 10 (0.58%) SCOM
9 10 (0.58%) HAProxy
9 10 (0.58%) Salt
10 9 (0.52%) TrustSec
11 8 (0.46%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.46%) StatsD
12 7 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (0.41%) OpenView
12 7 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 318 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 248 (14.37%) Cisco
3 202 (11.70%) Oracle
4 149 (8.63%) VMware
5 91 (5.27%) Citrix
6 76 (4.40%) CheckPoint
7 72 (4.17%) HP
8 69 (4.00%) F5
9 68 (3.94%) Red Hat
10 53 (3.07%) Juniper
11 49 (2.84%) IBM
12 42 (2.43%) Adobe
13 40 (2.32%) Google
14 39 (2.26%) CA
15 38 (2.20%) SolarWinds
16 35 (2.03%) EMC
17 31 (1.80%) Apple
18 26 (1.51%) SAP
19 24 (1.39%) Blue Coat
20 23 (1.33%) NetApp
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
LA International
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Witham, Essex
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 350 per day GBP
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
North
Harrison James Executive
Posted: 8 hours ago
North
Harrison James Executive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £520.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: Unspecified Flexible depending on relevant experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago