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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 135 127 98
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -29
Contract jobs citing Internet 945 901 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.65% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.97% 11.89% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 519 617
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 64 42
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.25 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% -0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.06 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.31 £29.16 £28.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+19.70% -6.89%

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
7898 7575 7003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 13.85% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4040 3609
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 £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 415 477
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.97 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -6 902 £400 +5.26% 404
London +11 404 £425 - 144
South East -33 191 £349 +3.71% 66
City of London -8 79 £426 -3.12% 40
East of England +4 62 £375 -5.06% 41
Yorkshire -10 59 £400 +23.07% 31
Hampshire +6 53 £375 +7.14% 14
South West -8 52 £381 +1.66% 45
North West +3 49 £525 +40.00% 39
West Yorkshire -7 46 £415 +18.57% 21
Buckinghamshire +19 44 £325 +1.96% 6
Berkshire -30 44 £213 -43.33% 18
Leeds -14 36 £415 +18.57% 19
West Midlands -2 30 £300 -6.97% 21
East Midlands +5 29 £350 -14.16% 12
Hertfordshire -7 29 £377 -20.55% 9
Milton Keynes +7 28 £325 +1.96% 3
Surrey -6 27 £300 +50.00% 12
Cheshire +20 25 £550 +57.14% 6
Scotland 0 23 £325 -13.33% 5
Essex +2 21 £375 -16.66% 7
Bristol -1 18 £425 +32.81% 20
North East -10 18 £311 -26.76% 4
Bracknell 0 17 £213 -43.33% 2
Nottinghamshire +1 16 £350 - 5
Hook +6 15 £361 +6.96% 1
Devon +3 15 £375 +41.50% 7
Manchester -22 15 £450 +20.00% 29
Southampton +7 14 £375 -3.22% 1
Nottingham +4 13 £350 - 4

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 451 (24.00%) Windows
2 390 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
3 356 (18.95%) Finance
4 351 (18.68%) Java
5 347 (18.47%) HTML
6 324 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 299 (15.91%) Firewall
8 294 (15.65%) Cisco
9 293 (15.59%) Linux
10 285 (15.17%) JavaScript
11 276 (14.69%) SQL
12 242 (12.88%) ITIL
12 242 (12.88%) Web Services
13 232 (12.35%) UNIX
14 227 (12.08%) WAN
15 226 (12.03%) CSS
16 215 (11.44%) TCP/IP
17 206 (10.96%) Active Directory
18 202 (10.75%) Oracle
19 199 (10.59%) .NET
20 192 (10.22%) LAN
21 187 (9.95%) Intranet
22 181 (9.63%) DNS
22 181 (9.63%) TDD
23 173 (9.21%) Scrum
24 171 (9.10%) MS Office
25 164 (8.73%) Degree
26 163 (8.67%) Banking
27 161 (8.57%) XML
28 159 (8.46%) MS Excel

Internet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 126 (6.71%) SharePoint
2 120 (6.39%) IIS
3 101 (5.38%) Apache
4 77 (4.10%) MS Exchange
5 69 (3.67%) Tomcat
6 64 (3.41%) CMS
7 54 (2.87%) WebLogic
8 41 (2.18%) Lync
9 40 (2.13%) Node.js
10 35 (1.86%) WebSphere
11 33 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 31 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
13 29 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 28 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
15 23 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
16 21 (1.12%) OpenStack
17 19 (1.01%) JBoss
18 18 (0.96%) Jetty
19 16 (0.85%) WordPress
20 15 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 171 (9.10%) MS Office
2 159 (8.46%) MS Excel
3 50 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 44 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.33%) Photoshop
5 25 (1.33%) MS Project
6 20 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.16%) InDesign
9 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.053%) Mingle
11 1 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.053%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.053%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) assyst
2 9 (0.48%) Magento
3 8 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.37%) Tridion
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.16%) Summit
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.11%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) Agresso
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 73 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (1.81%) Office 365
3 25 (1.33%) SaaS
4 24 (1.28%) IaaS
5 23 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (0.90%) PaaS
7 16 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.64%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.37%) Route 53
12 6 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.16%) GitHub
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.11%) Heroku
16 1 (0.053%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 299 (15.91%) Firewall
2 227 (12.08%) WAN
3 215 (11.44%) TCP/IP
4 192 (10.22%) LAN
5 187 (9.95%) Intranet
6 181 (9.63%) DNS
7 159 (8.46%) VPN
8 117 (6.23%) HTTP
9 114 (6.07%) Wireless
10 106 (5.64%) Network Security
11 92 (4.90%) MPLS
12 91 (4.84%) BGP
13 79 (4.20%) SSL
14 76 (4.04%) DHCP
15 75 (3.99%) Ethernet
15 75 (3.99%) Cisco ASA
16 71 (3.78%) Extranet
17 59 (3.14%) SAN
18 56 (2.98%) OSPF
19 55 (2.93%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 107 (5.69%) MySQL
3 100 (5.32%) Relational Database
4 98 (5.22%) MongoDB
5 75 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 55 (2.93%) Oracle Database
7 49 (2.61%) RDBMS
8 47 (2.50%) Big Data
9 45 (2.39%) Hadoop
10 39 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (1.12%) Redis
15 21 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (1.01%) DB2
18 17 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
19 14 (0.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 114 (6.07%) Subversion
2 102 (5.43%) Git (software)
3 80 (4.26%) JUnit
4 78 (4.15%) Jenkins
5 57 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 51 (2.71%) JIRA
7 40 (2.13%) Ant
8 37 (1.97%) Visual Studio
8 37 (1.97%) Maven
9 36 (1.92%) Mockito
10 34 (1.81%) Selenium
11 29 (1.54%) Gradle
12 28 (1.49%) Eclipse
13 25 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (0.90%) Mercurial
15 16 (0.85%) PHPUnit
15 16 (0.85%) WebDriver
16 13 (0.69%) Toad
17 11 (0.59%) JMeter
18 10 (0.53%) Grunt
General
1 356 (18.95%) Finance
2 163 (8.67%) Banking
3 151 (8.04%) Telecoms
4 101 (5.38%) Marketing
5 74 (3.94%) Retail
6 50 (2.66%) Legal
7 49 (2.61%) Publishing
8 37 (1.97%) Multimedia
9 35 (1.86%) Investment Banking
10 29 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 26 (1.38%) German Language
11 26 (1.38%) Games
11 26 (1.38%) Law
11 26 (1.38%) Back Office
12 22 (1.17%) French Language
13 21 (1.12%) Advertising
14 20 (1.06%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.96%) Billing
16 12 (0.64%) Arabic Language
17 10 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 392 (20.86%) Developer
2 256 (13.62%) Analyst
3 189 (10.06%) Architect
4 130 (6.92%) Network Engineer
5 112 (5.96%) Java Developer
6 95 (5.06%) Project Manager
7 77 (4.10%) Consultant
8 68 (3.62%) Support Engineer
9 62 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
9 62 (3.30%) Business Analyst
10 55 (2.93%) Support Analyst
11 52 (2.77%) Administrator
12 47 (2.50%) Web Developer
13 41 (2.18%) Technical Architect
14 40 (2.13%) Software Engineer
14 40 (2.13%) Designer
15 39 (2.08%) Desktop Support
16 38 (2.02%) Service Analyst
17 37 (1.97%) Service Desk Analyst
18 35 (1.86%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (18.47%) HTML
2 242 (12.88%) Web Services
3 226 (12.03%) CSS
4 199 (10.59%) .NET
5 161 (8.57%) XML
6 154 (8.20%) HTML5
7 116 (6.17%) RESTful
8 108 (5.75%) jQuery
9 105 (5.59%) REST
10 88 (4.68%) J2EE
11 76 (4.04%) CSS3
11 76 (4.04%) AngularJS
12 73 (3.89%) Spring
13 72 (3.83%) JSON
14 59 (3.14%) SOAP
15 53 (2.82%) Ajax
16 52 (2.77%) ASP.NET
17 50 (2.66%) XHTML
18 49 (2.61%) XSLT
19 34 (1.81%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (6.65%) Data Centre
3 103 (5.48%) User Experience
4 74 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 61 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 55 (2.93%) PKI
7 52 (2.77%) Online Banking
8 49 (2.61%) Internet of Things
9 47 (2.50%) Mobile App
10 43 (2.29%) Client/Server
11 36 (1.92%) Clustering
11 36 (1.92%) RIA
11 36 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
12 33 (1.76%) Replication
13 28 (1.49%) Visualisation
13 28 (1.49%) Social Media
14 22 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (1.17%) Blackberry
15 19 (1.01%) Data Integration
16 18 (0.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 451 (24.00%) Windows
2 293 (15.59%) Linux
3 232 (12.35%) UNIX
4 114 (6.07%) Windows 7
5 93 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (2.98%) Android
7 56 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 46 (2.45%) Apple iOS
10 41 (2.18%) Solaris
11 39 (2.08%) Windows XP
12 27 (1.44%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.75%) AIX
14 12 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.64%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.53%) SUSE
16 9 (0.48%) HPUX
17 8 (0.43%) CentOS
17 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (12.88%) ITIL
3 181 (9.63%) TDD
4 173 (9.21%) Scrum
5 149 (7.93%) E-Commerce
6 144 (7.66%) Project Management
7 116 (6.17%) OO
8 111 (5.91%) Migration
9 110 (5.85%) Configuration Management
10 98 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
11 92 (4.90%) Software Engineering
12 90 (4.79%) Web Development
13 89 (4.74%) Open Source
14 86 (4.58%) SOA
15 85 (4.52%) MVC
15 85 (4.52%) Content Management
16 81 (4.31%) Analytics
17 80 (4.26%) BDD
17 80 (4.26%) Change Management
18 78 (4.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 351 (18.68%) Java
2 285 (15.17%) JavaScript
3 276 (14.69%) SQL
4 139 (7.40%) Python
5 100 (5.32%) PHP
5 100 (5.32%) C#
6 86 (4.58%) Ruby
7 61 (3.25%) PowerShell
7 61 (3.25%) Perl
8 37 (1.97%) C
9 35 (1.86%) T-SQL
9 35 (1.86%) Bash Shell
10 34 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 33 (1.76%) C++
12 30 (1.60%) Clojure
13 25 (1.33%) VB
14 18 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.96%) XPath
14 18 (0.96%) R
15 17 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 164 (8.73%) Degree
2 158 (8.41%) Security Cleared
3 137 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (5.53%) SC Cleared
5 97 (5.16%) CCNA
6 88 (4.68%) CCNP
7 53 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (2.02%) MCSE
9 37 (1.97%) DV Cleared
10 28 (1.49%) CISSP
11 20 (1.06%) PMI Certification
12 18 (0.96%) HNC
12 18 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 17 (0.90%) CCIE
14 15 (0.80%) MCSA
14 15 (0.80%) MCP
14 15 (0.80%) MCITP
15 13 (0.69%) PMP
16 12 (0.64%) ISEB
17 11 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.51%) SLA
2 62 (3.30%) QA
3 40 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.11%) WAI
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.053%) BS7799
10 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 206 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 107 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.13%) vSphere
4 37 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.86%) VMware ESX
6 28 (1.49%) XenApp
7 15 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.69%) ISA Server
9 13 (0.69%) Firmware
10 12 (0.64%) Terminal Services
10 12 (0.64%) ProxySG
11 11 (0.59%) Docker
12 10 (0.53%) vCloud
13 9 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.48%) XenServer
14 8 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (0.43%) Snort
15 7 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
16 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 52 (2.77%) Puppet
2 42 (2.24%) SCCM
3 37 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.54%) Tivoli
5 16 (0.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 15 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
6 15 (0.80%) Vagrant
7 13 (0.69%) Nagios
8 11 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
9 10 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (0.53%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.48%) SCOM
10 9 (0.48%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.48%) Ansible
10 9 (0.48%) Salt
11 8 (0.43%) StatsD
11 8 (0.43%) DatAdvantage
11 8 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 8 (0.43%) Cacti
12 7 (0.37%) OpenView
Vendors
1 324 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 294 (15.65%) Cisco
3 202 (10.75%) Oracle
4 156 (8.30%) VMware
5 90 (4.79%) HP
6 87 (4.63%) Citrix
6 87 (4.63%) CheckPoint
7 69 (3.67%) F5
8 59 (3.14%) Adobe
9 56 (2.98%) IBM
9 56 (2.98%) Juniper
10 54 (2.87%) Red Hat
11 51 (2.71%) Google
12 38 (2.02%) SolarWinds
13 33 (1.76%) CA
14 29 (1.54%) EMC
14 29 (1.54%) Blue Coat
15 26 (1.38%) Aruba
16 24 (1.28%) Infoblox
16 24 (1.28%) NetApp
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