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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 79 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Internet 29 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.80% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.03% 14.18% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 9
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£375 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £315 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £435 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.69 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.08 £19.00 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.31 £19.00 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.18 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+23.51% +12.44%
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
289 268 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.57% 12.67% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 129 78
Average daily rate £310 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £440 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 53
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £29.30 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
Warwickshire 0 10 £375 +11.94% 1
Birmingham -13 5 £425 +30.76% 8
Coventry - 5 £90 - 4
Shropshire - 4 £250 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 5
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 20 (31.25%) LAN
2 16 (25.00%) Firewall
3 15 (23.44%) WAN
4 13 (20.31%) HTML
4 13 (20.31%) Project Management
5 11 (17.19%) Telecoms
6 10 (15.63%) Degree
6 10 (15.63%) Network Security
6 10 (15.63%) Middleware
6 10 (15.63%) .NET
7 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
7 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
7 9 (14.06%) CSS
7 9 (14.06%) XML
7 9 (14.06%) Validation
8 8 (12.50%) jQuery
8 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 8 (12.50%) HTML5
8 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 8 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (10.94%) SQL
9 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
9 7 (10.94%) Windows
9 7 (10.94%) Web Development
9 7 (10.94%) Project Planning
10 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (9.38%) Finance
10 6 (9.38%) Automotive
10 6 (9.38%) Computer Science

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.69%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.69%) Apache
2 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.13%) JBoss
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.56%) CICS
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 4 (6.25%) MS Project
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (31.25%) LAN
2 16 (25.00%) Firewall
3 15 (23.44%) WAN
4 10 (15.63%) Network Security
5 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.38%) Ethernet
7 4 (6.25%) 4G
7 4 (6.25%) 3G
8 3 (4.69%) IPv4
8 3 (4.69%) IPv6
8 3 (4.69%) RIP
8 3 (4.69%) VPN
8 3 (4.69%) HTTPS
8 3 (4.69%) Intranet
8 3 (4.69%) MPLS
8 3 (4.69%) OSPF
8 3 (4.69%) BGP
8 3 (4.69%) DSL
8 3 (4.69%) EIGRP
8 3 (4.69%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) DB2
5 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.56%) Flex Builder
3 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (17.19%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Automotive
3 5 (7.81%) Legal
4 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (6.25%) German Language
5 3 (4.69%) Electronics
6 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 10 (15.63%) Developer
3 7 (10.94%) Architect
4 5 (7.81%) Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) Technical Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Sitecore Developer
5 4 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Web Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Auditor
7 2 (3.13%) Head of Technology
7 2 (3.13%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Chief Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Security Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Consultant
7 2 (3.13%) Security Project Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Chief Technical Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (3.13%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) HTML
2 10 (15.63%) Middleware
2 10 (15.63%) .NET
3 9 (14.06%) CSS
3 9 (14.06%) XML
4 8 (12.50%) jQuery
4 8 (12.50%) HTML5
5 5 (7.81%) XSLT
5 5 (7.81%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.25%) Ajax
7 3 (4.69%) DHTML
7 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.69%) CSS3
8 2 (3.13%) Spring
8 2 (3.13%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.13%) JMS
8 2 (3.13%) JDBC
8 2 (3.13%) JSP
8 2 (3.13%) Servlets
8 2 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Telematics
3 3 (4.69%) Open Source
3 3 (4.69%) Graphic Design
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.13%) iPad
4 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) HACMP
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.56%) RIA
5 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.56%) Animation
5 1 (1.56%) Photography
5 1 (1.56%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) UNIX
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.56%) zOS
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.56%) Solaris
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) CentOS
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.56%) SUSE
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Project Management
2 9 (14.06%) Validation
3 8 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
4 7 (10.94%) Web Development
4 7 (10.94%) Project Planning
5 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.38%) ITIL
6 5 (7.81%) Data Validation
6 5 (7.81%) Migration
6 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.25%) Data Privacy
7 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.25%) Critical Path Analysis
7 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.25%) Change Management
7 4 (6.25%) Security Architecture
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.94%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) Java
4 4 (6.25%) VBScript
5 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.69%) C
5 3 (4.69%) C#
6 2 (3.13%) C++
6 2 (3.13%) VBA
7 1 (1.56%) JCL
7 1 (1.56%) COBOL
7 1 (1.56%) Perl
7 1 (1.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.56%) PHP5
7 1 (1.56%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.25%) CCNA
4 4 (6.25%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) ISSAP
5 2 (3.13%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) MCSE
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.13%) CCIP
6 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.56%) MCP
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) RACF
2 1 (1.56%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Cisco
2 5 (7.81%) Google
3 4 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) Adobe
4 3 (4.69%) Apple
5 2 (3.13%) BT
5 2 (3.13%) ATG
5 2 (3.13%) Cramer
5 2 (3.13%) Endeca
5 2 (3.13%) Remedy
5 2 (3.13%) CA
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) HP
6 1 (1.56%) EMC
6 1 (1.56%) Intel
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix
6 1 (1.56%) Lotus
6 1 (1.56%) McAfee