The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 58 49 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing Internet 11 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.47% 1.43% 3.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.67% 10.26% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 15
Average daily rate
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£390 £268 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.79% -29.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £163 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £330 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.70 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.32% -17.64%
Internet
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 78 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.05% 13.93% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 49 34
Average daily rate £389 £275 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.36% -22.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -60.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Internet across the Wales region.

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Wales region.

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Internet
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 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
South Wales -8 10 £390 +77.27% 1
West Wales - 1 £475 -
North Wales - - - -
Internet
UK

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VPN
2 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (44.44%) SAN
2 8 (44.44%) IIS
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) MCSE
2 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (44.44%) DHCP
2 8 (44.44%) McAfee
2 8 (44.44%) MCTS
2 8 (44.44%) MCITP
2 8 (44.44%) Data Protection
2 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (44.44%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (44.44%) Office 365
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Intune
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (44.44%) SCDPM
3 5 (27.78%) GIS
3 5 (27.78%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 8 (44.44%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
2 8 (44.44%) VPN
2 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 8 (44.44%) SAN
2 8 (44.44%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) Wireless
3 3 (16.67%) SSL
3 3 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) IPv4
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Ant
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) JBehave
2 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) Hudson
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Mercurial
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Maven
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Server Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 2 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Test Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Security Advisor
7 1 (5.56%) Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) J2EE
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
1 2 (11.11%) XML
1 2 (11.11%) RESTful
1 2 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) GIS
2 3 (16.67%) PKI
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (27.78%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
1 8 (44.44%) Data Protection
2 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Management
3 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) SIEM
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) VBScript
3 2 (11.11%) VB
3 2 (11.11%) XQuery
3 2 (11.11%) Groovy
3 2 (11.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (44.44%) MCSE
1 8 (44.44%) MCTS
1 8 (44.44%) MCITP
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) GCIA
2 3 (16.67%) GCFW
2 3 (16.67%) GCWN
2 3 (16.67%) GIAC
2 3 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (44.44%) Windows Intune
1 8 (44.44%) SCDPM
2 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 8 (44.44%) McAfee
2 3 (16.67%) Trend Micro
2 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
2 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 3 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) VMware