The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 118 89 98
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing Internet 24 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.40% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.08% 9.73% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 9
Median daily rate £400 £298 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.45% +8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £218 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £423 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -49.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £16.16 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+50.06% +19.70%
Internet
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
395 339 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.23% 14.36% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 189 147
Median daily rate £358 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.21 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Internet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Internet
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Internet Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Internet
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 10 £400 +34.45% 1
Coventry -7 6 £400 +18.51%
Solihull -21 3 - -
Staffordshire 0 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -9 1 - - 1
Warwickshire -10 1 - - 6
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Internet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Internet.

1 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
3 15 (23.44%) Project Management
4 14 (21.88%) Wireless
4 14 (21.88%) Linux
4 14 (21.88%) Windows Server
5 12 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (15.63%) Firewall
6 10 (15.63%) MS Office
6 10 (15.63%) LAN
6 10 (15.63%) SLA
6 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
7 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
7 9 (14.06%) WAN
7 9 (14.06%) Unix
7 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
7 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (12.50%) UML
8 8 (12.50%) .NET
8 8 (12.50%) SQL
8 8 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (12.50%) VMware
8 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (10.94%) Finance
9 7 (10.94%) SSL
9 7 (10.94%) Web Services
9 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (10.94%) VPN
9 7 (10.94%) User Stories

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) IIS
3 2 (3.13%) Apache
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Office
2 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) GitHub
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) Wireless
2 12 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (15.63%) Firewall
3 10 (15.63%) LAN
4 9 (14.06%) WAN
5 7 (10.94%) SSL
5 7 (10.94%) VPN
6 6 (9.38%) HTTP
6 6 (9.38%) Intranet
6 6 (9.38%) SAN
6 6 (9.38%) ZigBee
7 5 (7.81%) HTTPS
8 4 (6.25%) 3G
8 4 (6.25%) DHCP
8 4 (6.25%) Ethernet
8 4 (6.25%) LTE
9 3 (4.69%) MPLS
9 3 (4.69%) S/MIME
9 3 (4.69%) SMTP
9 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.25%) MS Access
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.56%) Big Data
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) Automotive
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Business Analyst
3 6 (9.38%) Lead Project Manager
3 6 (9.38%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) Web Services
3 3 (4.69%) XML
4 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.56%) Ajax
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Internet of Things
1 6 (9.38%) PMI
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Arduino
2 4 (6.25%) Home Automation
2 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.25%) Raspberry Pi
3 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) Linux
2 14 (21.88%) Windows Server
3 9 (14.06%) Unix
3 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.13%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) AIX
7 1 (1.56%) HPUX
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Project Management
2 8 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 8 (12.50%) UML
3 7 (10.94%) User Stories
4 6 (9.38%) Logistics
4 6 (9.38%) Migration
4 6 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
5 5 (7.81%) Network Architecture
5 5 (7.81%) Open Source
5 5 (7.81%) Process Improvement
5 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
5 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
6 4 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (6.25%) C#
3 3 (4.69%) Korn
3 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.13%) Python
4 2 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) ISEB
1 6 (9.38%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) CCNP
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.56%) CCNA
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.56%) MCITP
4 1 (1.56%) MCP
4 1 (1.56%) MCSA
4 1 (1.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.69%) Docker
6 2 (3.13%) NFS
6 2 (3.13%) Sendmail
6 2 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (3.13%) XenApp
7 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) MAILsweeper
1 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (4.69%) SCCM
1 3 (4.69%) Simpana
2 2 (3.13%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.56%) Ansible
3 1 (1.56%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (9.38%) Cisco
4 5 (7.81%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) IBM
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle
5 4 (6.25%) NetApp
6 3 (4.69%) Citrix
6 3 (4.69%) CommVault
6 3 (4.69%) Dell
6 3 (4.69%) Netezza
6 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.13%) Proofpoint
7 2 (3.13%) Sun
7 2 (3.13%) Symantec
7 2 (3.13%) Veritas
8 1 (1.56%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.56%) F5
8 1 (1.56%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.56%) Juniper