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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 130 87 86
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -1
Contract jobs citing Internet 864 995 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 2.09% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.19% 13.67% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 588 662
Average daily rate £375 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 79 75
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £135.00 £43.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -2.78%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7090 7278 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.99% 15.26% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3618 4325
Average daily rate £356 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 576 612
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -37 809 £375 +7.14% 224
London -42 390 £400 - 80
South East -6 181 £330 -5.71% 58
City of London -32 86 £375 -6.25% 23
South West +15 60 £375 -9.80% 13
North West -13 53 £514 +52.22% 16
Hampshire +9 48 £300 -20.79% 9
East of England -14 46 £325 -2.62% 18
Berkshire -22 43 £338 - 23
Yorkshire -39 32 £245 -12.50% 16
Scotland -16 31 £190 -33.91% 3
Hertfordshire +10 26 £325 -17.19% 10
Buckinghamshire -6 23 £325 -7.14% 6
Surrey -14 22 £275 -14.06% 8
Lancashire -4 20 £575 +15.00%
Edinburgh -15 20 £181 -9.50% 3
West Yorkshire -42 20 £240 -17.24% 12
Basingstoke +32 19 £214 +1.78% 1
Milton Keynes -9 19 £325 -23.52% 3
Leeds -39 18 £240 -13.51% 8
West Midlands -33 17 £163 -48.00% 6
Kent +10 16 £363 +36.79% 2
Manchester -28 15 £325 +1.48% 13
East Midlands -21 14 £125 -52.38% 10
Somerset -1 13 £215 +7.50% 2
Reading -14 13 £238 -26.92% 9
Cheshire -3 12 £340 -20.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -5 12 £285 - 5
Watford -7 12 - - 2
Cambridge +5 11 £285 - 5

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 464 (26.07%) Windows
2 396 (22.25%) Microsoft
3 339 (19.04%) Finance
4 312 (17.53%) HTML
5 302 (16.97%) Java
6 289 (16.24%) JavaScript
7 239 (13.43%) SQL
8 224 (12.58%) Linux
9 221 (12.42%) CSS
10 207 (11.63%) Banking
11 205 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
12 204 (11.46%) SQL Server
13 199 (11.18%) XML
14 198 (11.12%) Oracle
15 196 (11.01%) Active Directory
16 194 (10.90%) Project Management
17 193 (10.84%) E-Commerce
18 192 (10.79%) Web Services
18 192 (10.79%) Degree
19 184 (10.34%) .NET
20 182 (10.22%) MS Office
20 182 (10.22%) MS Excel
20 182 (10.22%) Firewall
21 181 (10.17%) ITIL
22 178 (10.00%) TCP/IP
23 176 (9.89%) WAN
24 170 (9.55%) Telecoms
25 167 (9.38%) LAN
26 166 (9.33%) Cisco
27 155 (8.71%) Intranet

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.85%) MS Exchange
2 111 (6.24%) IIS
3 87 (4.89%) Apache
4 80 (4.49%) WebSphere
5 67 (3.76%) SharePoint
6 61 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 56 (3.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 52 (2.92%) CMS
9 48 (2.70%) WebLogic
9 48 (2.70%) Tomcat
10 44 (2.47%) Node.js
11 34 (1.91%) Lync
12 33 (1.85%) WebSphere Process Server
13 27 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
14 25 (1.40%) IBM Notes
14 25 (1.40%) TeamSite
15 24 (1.35%) MQSeries
15 24 (1.35%) Drupal
16 22 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
17 21 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 182 (10.22%) MS Office
1 182 (10.22%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 28 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (1.01%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.96%) MS Project
5 10 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.28%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.17%) Mingle
9 3 (0.17%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.11%) SPSS
10 2 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.11%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.056%) InDesign
11 1 (0.056%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 19 (1.07%) Tridion
2 17 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.62%) WebTrends
3 11 (0.62%) assyst
4 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.45%) Maximo
5 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.28%) RiskWrite
8 5 (0.28%) Summit
9 4 (0.22%) Magento
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.11%) RMDS
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.11%) Academy Housing
10 2 (0.11%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
11 1 (0.056%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.056%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.12%) SaaS
3 19 (1.07%) Office 365
4 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.22%) GitHub
6 3 (0.17%) PaaS
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.056%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.056%) Joyent
8 1 (0.056%) IaaS
8 1 (0.056%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 182 (10.22%) Firewall
2 178 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 176 (9.89%) WAN
4 167 (9.38%) LAN
5 155 (8.71%) Intranet
6 150 (8.43%) VPN
7 149 (8.37%) DNS
8 117 (6.57%) HTTP
9 71 (3.99%) MPLS
10 59 (3.31%) Wireless
11 58 (3.26%) SSL
11 58 (3.26%) VoIP
12 54 (3.03%) DHCP
13 51 (2.87%) Network Security
14 48 (2.70%) BGP
15 46 (2.58%) Ethernet
16 45 (2.53%) SAN
17 42 (2.36%) FTP
18 41 (2.30%) SMTP
19 38 (2.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 73 (4.10%) DB2
4 65 (3.65%) MySQL
5 53 (2.98%) Oracle Database
6 45 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (2.19%) RDBMS
9 24 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (1.07%) MongoDB
12 18 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (0.79%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (0.51%) Big Data
17 9 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
18 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 90 (5.06%) Subversion
2 55 (3.09%) Ant
3 52 (2.92%) Selenium
4 44 (2.47%) JUnit
5 38 (2.13%) Maven
6 37 (2.08%) Eclipse
7 36 (2.02%) JIRA
8 35 (1.97%) Git (software)
9 34 (1.91%) Visual Studio
10 31 (1.74%) Jenkins
11 26 (1.46%) Log4j
12 24 (1.35%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.18%) Hudson
14 19 (1.07%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
15 16 (0.90%) SoapUI
15 16 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (0.79%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.62%) QUnit
17 11 (0.62%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.62%) Grunt
General
1 339 (19.04%) Finance
2 207 (11.63%) Banking
3 170 (9.55%) Telecoms
4 130 (7.30%) Retail
5 79 (4.44%) Marketing
6 61 (3.43%) Financial Institution
7 46 (2.58%) Manufacturing
8 42 (2.36%) Legal
9 40 (2.25%) Publishing
10 37 (2.08%) Retail Banking
11 34 (1.91%) Advertising
12 33 (1.85%) Games
13 27 (1.52%) Back Office
14 17 (0.96%) Law
14 17 (0.96%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.96%) Local Government
15 13 (0.73%) French Language
15 13 (0.73%) Front Office
16 12 (0.67%) Electronics
16 12 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 375 (21.07%) Developer
2 243 (13.65%) Analyst
3 162 (9.10%) Architect
4 102 (5.73%) Project Manager
5 81 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 80 (4.49%) Consultant
7 77 (4.33%) Support Engineer
8 69 (3.88%) Business Analyst
8 69 (3.88%) Java Developer
9 68 (3.82%) Web Developer
9 68 (3.82%) Network Engineer
10 61 (3.43%) Administrator
11 55 (3.09%) Software Engineer
11 55 (3.09%) Designer
12 54 (3.03%) Support Analyst
13 47 (2.64%) Service Analyst
14 40 (2.25%) Desktop Support
15 39 (2.19%) .NET Developer
16 38 (2.13%) Service Desk Analyst
17 37 (2.08%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (17.53%) HTML
2 221 (12.42%) CSS
3 199 (11.18%) XML
4 192 (10.79%) Web Services
5 184 (10.34%) .NET
6 140 (7.87%) jQuery
7 121 (6.80%) HTML5
8 102 (5.73%) J2EE
9 87 (4.89%) Ajax
10 72 (4.04%) SOAP
11 71 (3.99%) REST
12 67 (3.76%) CSS3
13 66 (3.71%) JSON
13 66 (3.71%) Spring
14 65 (3.65%) ASP.NET
15 59 (3.31%) XSLT
16 58 (3.26%) Middleware
17 53 (2.98%) JSP
18 52 (2.92%) Struts
19 47 (2.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.39%) Online Banking
2 85 (4.78%) Blackberry
2 85 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 80 (4.49%) Client/Server
4 59 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.87%) RIA
7 42 (2.36%) Open Source
8 35 (1.97%) DataPower
8 35 (1.97%) Mobile Banking
9 30 (1.69%) Web 2.0
10 29 (1.63%) Clustering
11 26 (1.46%) Firmware
12 25 (1.40%) Hedge funds
13 22 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
14 21 (1.18%) Statistics
15 20 (1.12%) IPTV
15 20 (1.12%) Replication
15 20 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 464 (26.07%) Windows
2 224 (12.58%) Linux
3 145 (8.15%) Windows 7
4 141 (7.92%) UNIX
5 127 (7.13%) Windows XP
5 127 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (3.99%) Solaris
8 39 (2.19%) Apple iOS
8 39 (2.19%) Android
9 26 (1.46%) Windows Vista
10 25 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (1.24%) AIX
11 22 (1.24%) HPUX
11 22 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.56%) zOS
13 10 (0.56%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.45%) Windows NT
14 8 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (10.90%) Project Management
3 193 (10.84%) E-Commerce
4 181 (10.17%) ITIL
5 120 (6.74%) OO
5 120 (6.74%) TDD
5 120 (6.74%) Scrum
6 108 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 102 (5.73%) Web Development
8 99 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 95 (5.34%) Migration
10 89 (5.00%) Content Management
11 81 (4.55%) MVC
12 79 (4.44%) PRINCE2
13 72 (4.04%) Change Management
14 70 (3.93%) BDD
15 55 (3.09%) UML
15 55 (3.09%) Load Balancing
16 52 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (2.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 302 (16.97%) Java
2 289 (16.24%) JavaScript
3 239 (13.43%) SQL
4 127 (7.13%) PHP
5 112 (6.29%) C#
6 99 (5.56%) C
7 90 (5.06%) Python
8 88 (4.94%) Perl
9 74 (4.16%) PowerShell
10 64 (3.60%) C++
11 54 (3.03%) Ruby
11 54 (3.03%) Bash Shell
12 35 (1.97%) XPath
13 26 (1.46%) VBScript
14 25 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.01%) XQuery
15 18 (1.01%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 192 (10.79%) Degree
2 114 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 73 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (3.20%) CCNP
6 55 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (2.36%) CCNA
8 38 (2.13%) MCSE
9 36 (2.02%) ISEB
10 33 (1.85%) DV Cleared
11 24 (1.35%) MCP
12 17 (0.96%) CISSP
12 17 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
13 13 (0.73%) MCDST
14 12 (0.67%) APMP
15 11 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.62%) CCIE
16 10 (0.56%) MCSA
17 9 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.06%) QA
2 42 (2.36%) SLA
3 14 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.45%) WCAG
6 8 (0.45%) WAI
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.28%) FATCA
7 5 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 196 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 78 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (1.57%) vSphere
5 27 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.12%) XenApp
7 14 (0.79%) Varnish
7 14 (0.79%) Squid
8 12 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.56%) VMware Server
9 10 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.34%) UAG
10 6 (0.34%) KVM
10 6 (0.34%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.22%) NFS
12 4 (0.22%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 85 (4.78%) SCCM
2 37 (2.08%) Tivoli
3 28 (1.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 27 (1.52%) SCOM
5 26 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (1.24%) WSUS
7 18 (1.01%) NetBackup
8 17 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (0.84%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.79%) Puppet
10 14 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 13 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Management
12 12 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (0.56%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.56%) SCDPM
14 9 (0.51%) WMI
15 8 (0.45%) Nagios
16 7 (0.39%) OpenView
16 7 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 396 (22.25%) Microsoft
2 198 (11.12%) Oracle
3 166 (9.33%) Cisco
4 122 (6.85%) Citrix
5 116 (6.52%) VMware
6 106 (5.96%) HP
7 69 (3.88%) IBM
8 52 (2.92%) Juniper
9 48 (2.70%) Adobe
10 41 (2.30%) ATG
11 40 (2.25%) CheckPoint
12 34 (1.91%) Google
13 28 (1.57%) LogLogic
14 26 (1.46%) Lotus
15 25 (1.40%) Symantec
15 25 (1.40%) F5
16 22 (1.24%) Endeca
16 22 (1.24%) Remedy
16 22 (1.24%) JBoss
16 22 (1.24%) Interwoven
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £200 - £275 per day
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
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London
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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Hook, Hampshire
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