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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 115 99 75
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -24
Contract jobs citing Internet 1033 1022 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.94% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.28% 14.36% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 607 716
Average daily rate
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£390 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -4.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 118
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £10.70 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.50 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.62 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.96% -14.70%

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
8412 7118 9036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.48% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4643 3883 4097
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 408 696
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 -12 972 £400 +11.11% 424
London -26 385 £425 +12.58% 172
South East +28 282 £360 +2.85% 95
Berkshire +17 114 £375 +7.14% 25
City of London -4 93 £450 +12.50% 59
Hampshire +16 87 £400 +24.12% 16
East of England -12 68 £388 +33.62% 42
South West -2 62 £375 +56.45% 23
Yorkshire -6 51 £300 - 26
West Midlands +6 48 £399 -0.25% 20
North West -27 42 £350 -6.66% 32
Reading +23 41 £413 +17.85% 15
Surrey +4 37 £225 -40.00% 27
Hertfordshire -8 30 £375 +63.04% 12
West Yorkshire -32 27 £320 +6.66% 7
Scotland -9 26 £350 -7.28% 10
Manchester -13 25 £340 -0.72% 17
Cambridgeshire +11 22 £363 +68.60% 26
Warwickshire +7 19 £435 +147.99% 3
Hook -6 19 £360 +7.46% 2
Kent +9 18 £350 +133.33% 2
East Midlands -10 18 £356 +27.80% 6
Leeds -27 17 £350 +16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +10 16 £320 +0.78% 5
Southampton +3 16 £411 - 4
Edinburgh +2 16 £375 -3.53% 4
South Yorkshire +15 15 £275 -21.42% 7
Cambridge +1 14 £350 - 20
Wiltshire -1 14 £500 +66.66% 6
Slough +4 13 £308 -17.80% 3

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 463 (24.46%) Windows
2 395 (20.87%) Microsoft
3 368 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 326 (17.22%) Finance
5 322 (17.01%) HTML
6 320 (16.90%) Java
7 313 (16.53%) SQL
8 302 (15.95%) JavaScript
9 301 (15.90%) Linux
10 262 (13.84%) Firewall
11 234 (12.36%) CSS
12 233 (12.31%) XML
13 226 (11.94%) MS Excel
14 223 (11.78%) ITIL
15 220 (11.62%) Degree
16 217 (11.46%) Web Services
17 209 (11.04%) Cisco
18 201 (10.62%) MS Office
18 201 (10.62%) SQL Server
19 190 (10.04%) Oracle
19 190 (10.04%) Intranet
20 183 (9.67%) Active Directory
21 177 (9.35%) Telecoms
22 172 (9.09%) Project Management
23 169 (8.93%) .NET
23 169 (8.93%) E-Commerce
24 166 (8.77%) DNS
25 163 (8.61%) TCP/IP
26 161 (8.51%) UNIX
27 153 (8.08%) Banking

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 151 (7.98%) Apache
2 146 (7.71%) IIS
3 92 (4.86%) SharePoint
4 91 (4.81%) MS Exchange
5 80 (4.23%) CMS
6 64 (3.38%) WebSphere
7 47 (2.48%) Tomcat
7 47 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 45 (2.38%) WebLogic
9 35 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 24 (1.27%) Node.js
11 23 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (1.16%) OpenStack
12 22 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 21 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 20 (1.06%) MQSeries
15 18 (0.95%) Lync
16 17 (0.90%) Drupal
17 16 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 226 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 201 (10.62%) MS Office
3 45 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.90%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.58%) MS Project
8 10 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.16%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.11%) SPSS
11 2 (0.11%) Mingle
11 2 (0.11%) InDesign
12 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.053%) Maya
12 1 (0.053%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 20 (1.06%) assyst
2 14 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.63%) Google Analytics
4 8 (0.42%) Magento
4 8 (0.42%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.32%) Summit
6 5 (0.26%) Tridion
6 5 (0.26%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.16%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.16%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 3 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.22%) SaaS
3 33 (1.74%) Office 365
4 32 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (1.11%) IaaS
6 14 (0.74%) GitHub
7 11 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.48%) PaaS
9 7 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.16%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.11%) Force.com
12 2 (0.11%) Heroku
12 2 (0.11%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.053%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.053%) Joyent
13 1 (0.053%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.053%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 262 (13.84%) Firewall
2 190 (10.04%) Intranet
3 166 (8.77%) DNS
4 163 (8.61%) TCP/IP
5 147 (7.77%) LAN
6 145 (7.66%) WAN
7 143 (7.55%) VPN
8 128 (6.76%) HTTP
9 79 (4.17%) Network Security
10 76 (4.01%) DHCP
11 65 (3.43%) BGP
12 64 (3.38%) SSL
13 59 (3.12%) MPLS
14 53 (2.80%) Ethernet
15 51 (2.69%) Broadband
16 50 (2.64%) SAN
16 50 (2.64%) Wireless
17 49 (2.59%) SMTP
18 47 (2.48%) FTP
19 45 (2.38%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 99 (5.23%) MySQL
3 63 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 53 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 48 (2.54%) Oracle Database
6 45 (2.38%) DB2
7 44 (2.32%) MongoDB
8 34 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 27 (1.43%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.16%) Big Data
12 20 (1.06%) Hadoop
13 18 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 89 (4.70%) Subversion
2 66 (3.49%) Git (software)
3 65 (3.43%) Jenkins
4 59 (3.12%) Maven
5 40 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 37 (1.95%) Visual Studio
7 36 (1.90%) Selenium
8 34 (1.80%) JIRA
8 34 (1.80%) Eclipse
9 32 (1.69%) JUnit
10 29 (1.53%) Ant
11 26 (1.37%) Grunt
12 17 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (0.85%) FitNesse
14 13 (0.69%) WebDriver
14 13 (0.69%) QUnit
15 12 (0.63%) Jasmine
15 12 (0.63%) Axure RP
15 12 (0.63%) SoapUI
15 12 (0.63%) Log4j
General
1 326 (17.22%) Finance
2 177 (9.35%) Telecoms
3 153 (8.08%) Banking
4 112 (5.92%) Retail
5 96 (5.07%) Marketing
6 71 (3.75%) Publishing
7 51 (2.69%) Manufacturing
8 42 (2.22%) Games
9 33 (1.74%) Billing
10 32 (1.69%) Investment Banking
11 31 (1.64%) Legal
12 27 (1.43%) Retail Banking
12 27 (1.43%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.32%) Law
14 22 (1.16%) Advertising
15 20 (1.06%) Back Office
16 17 (0.90%) Automotive
16 17 (0.90%) Spanish Language
17 16 (0.85%) Local Government
18 15 (0.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 425 (22.45%) Developer
2 270 (14.26%) Analyst
3 184 (9.72%) Architect
4 100 (5.28%) Project Manager
5 90 (4.75%) Consultant
6 79 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 73 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
8 69 (3.65%) Java Developer
9 68 (3.59%) Web Developer
10 67 (3.54%) Network Engineer
11 60 (3.17%) Administrator
12 58 (3.06%) Support Analyst
13 57 (3.01%) Senior Developer
14 54 (2.85%) Business Analyst
15 47 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support
16 46 (2.43%) Designer
17 43 (2.27%) Service Analyst
18 39 (2.06%) Mobile Developer
19 38 (2.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 38 (2.01%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (17.01%) HTML
2 234 (12.36%) CSS
3 233 (12.31%) XML
4 217 (11.46%) Web Services
5 169 (8.93%) .NET
6 136 (7.18%) jQuery
7 121 (6.39%) HTML5
8 113 (5.97%) REST
9 100 (5.28%) J2EE
10 99 (5.23%) Spring
11 98 (5.18%) JSON
12 85 (4.49%) ASP.NET
13 73 (3.86%) SOAP
14 66 (3.49%) XSLT
15 65 (3.43%) CSS3
16 56 (2.96%) RESTful
17 52 (2.75%) AngularJS
18 51 (2.69%) Ajax
19 49 (2.59%) Middleware
20 45 (2.38%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 108 (5.71%) Open Source
1 108 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 104 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 82 (4.33%) User Experience
5 74 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 67 (3.54%) Blackberry
7 45 (2.38%) Online Banking
8 43 (2.27%) PKI
9 39 (2.06%) RIA
10 36 (1.90%) Clustering
11 35 (1.85%) Social Media
12 31 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
13 26 (1.37%) CESG
14 24 (1.27%) Client/Server
15 23 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
16 22 (1.16%) Hedge funds
17 21 (1.11%) iPad
18 20 (1.06%) Mainframe
19 19 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 463 (24.46%) Windows
2 301 (15.90%) Linux
3 161 (8.51%) UNIX
4 124 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 120 (6.34%) Windows 7
6 91 (4.81%) Windows XP
7 85 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 57 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (2.64%) Android
10 44 (2.32%) Apple iOS
11 42 (2.22%) Solaris
12 26 (1.37%) Mac OS X
13 25 (1.32%) CentOS
14 24 (1.27%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.95%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.90%) AIX
17 16 (0.85%) Debian
17 16 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (11.78%) ITIL
3 172 (9.09%) Project Management
4 169 (8.93%) E-Commerce
5 143 (7.55%) Scrum
6 141 (7.45%) TDD
7 128 (6.76%) OO
8 114 (6.02%) Content Management
9 107 (5.65%) Web Development
10 94 (4.97%) Migration
10 94 (4.97%) PRINCE2
11 88 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 86 (4.54%) MVC
13 85 (4.49%) SOA
14 77 (4.07%) Load Balancing
15 71 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
16 61 (3.22%) Service Management
17 60 (3.17%) Service Delivery
17 60 (3.17%) Use Case
18 59 (3.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 320 (16.90%) Java
2 313 (16.53%) SQL
3 302 (15.95%) JavaScript
4 131 (6.92%) Python
5 111 (5.86%) Perl
6 104 (5.49%) PHP
7 89 (4.70%) C#
8 70 (3.70%) C
9 62 (3.28%) PowerShell
10 45 (2.38%) Ruby
11 41 (2.17%) XQuery
11 41 (2.17%) Bash Shell
12 39 (2.06%) T-SQL
13 38 (2.01%) VBScript
14 34 (1.80%) C++
15 28 (1.48%) XPath
16 22 (1.16%) VB
17 18 (0.95%) PHP5
18 17 (0.90%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 220 (11.62%) Degree
2 114 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 95 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 66 (3.49%) MCSE
7 53 (2.80%) CISSP
8 48 (2.54%) CCNP
9 41 (2.17%) CCNA
10 39 (2.06%) MCP
11 34 (1.80%) ISEB
12 31 (1.64%) DV Cleared
13 29 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 23 (1.22%) GIAC
15 18 (0.95%) CEH
15 18 (0.95%) MCSA
16 17 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
17 16 (0.85%) CCIE
18 15 (0.79%) LPIC
19 14 (0.74%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.97%) QA
2 49 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (2.43%) SLA
4 25 (1.32%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.58%) GPG13
6 11 (0.58%) COBIT
7 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.37%) WAI
9 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.11%) WCAG
12 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.053%) GCP
13 1 (0.053%) BS7799
13 1 (0.053%) Section 508
13 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
System Software
1 183 (9.67%) Active Directory
2 88 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.53%) vSphere
4 20 (1.06%) vCloud
5 17 (0.90%) VMware ESX
5 17 (0.90%) Squid
6 16 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (0.74%) Varnish
8 12 (0.63%) qmail
8 12 (0.63%) XenApp
9 11 (0.58%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.58%) UAG
9 11 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
10 9 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
11 8 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.42%) ProxySG
12 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.37%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.32%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 59 (3.12%) Puppet
2 56 (2.96%) SCCM
3 35 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.58%) Zenoss
5 19 (1.00%) SCOM
5 19 (1.00%) Nagios
6 18 (0.95%) OpenView
6 18 (0.95%) ZABBIX
7 15 (0.79%) OVSD
8 13 (0.69%) Kibana
8 13 (0.69%) Graylog2
9 11 (0.58%) WMI
9 11 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.53%) Data Guard
11 9 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.42%) SCDPM
12 8 (0.42%) Windows Intune
13 7 (0.37%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.37%) CA Spectrum
13 7 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 395 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 209 (11.04%) Cisco
3 190 (10.04%) Oracle
4 141 (7.45%) VMware
5 110 (5.81%) Citrix
6 84 (4.44%) Juniper
7 76 (4.01%) Google
8 74 (3.91%) CheckPoint
9 73 (3.86%) IBM
10 60 (3.17%) HP
11 58 (3.06%) Red Hat
12 50 (2.64%) Adobe
12 50 (2.64%) Facebook
12 50 (2.64%) Twitter
13 47 (2.48%) F5
14 31 (1.64%) JBoss
15 24 (1.27%) Splunk
16 22 (1.16%) Remedy
17 20 (1.06%) SAP
17 20 (1.06%) Sun
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