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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 114 81 74
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -7
Contract jobs citing Internet 35 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 1.47% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.29% 12.13% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 26
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £277 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £42.60 £33.55 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.97% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.38 £17.33 £12.77
% change year-on-year
+6.03% +35.70%
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
480 305 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.81% 12.14% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 151 228
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.35 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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
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 29 September 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 0 15 £448 +14.74% 4
Staffordshire +1 4 - - 6
Coventry -7 4 £450 +12.50% 8
Warwickshire -8 4 £550 +33.33% 10
Shropshire - 2 £330 - 5
Smethwick - 1 £145 -
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 21 (35.00%) Windows
2 17 (28.33%) Wireless
3 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
4 14 (23.33%) Finance
5 12 (20.00%) Firewall
5 12 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (18.33%) LAN
6 11 (18.33%) Cisco
6 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (16.67%) WAN
7 10 (16.67%) HTML
7 10 (16.67%) Linux
7 10 (16.67%) Unix
7 10 (16.67%) Project Management
8 9 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
9 8 (13.33%) ITIL
9 8 (13.33%) SQL
9 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
10 7 (11.67%) Dell
10 7 (11.67%) SSL
10 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (10.00%) Banking
11 6 (10.00%) VPN
11 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (10.00%) C#
11 6 (10.00%) MS Office
11 6 (10.00%) Management Information System

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 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) CMS
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.67%) MindAlign
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Office
2 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) Wireless
2 12 (20.00%) Firewall
3 11 (18.33%) LAN
4 10 (16.67%) WAN
5 9 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (11.67%) SSL
7 6 (10.00%) VPN
8 5 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (8.33%) DHCP
8 5 (8.33%) IMAP
8 5 (8.33%) Intranet
8 5 (8.33%) OSPF
8 5 (8.33%) SMTP
9 4 (6.67%) DNS
9 4 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (6.67%) S/MIME
10 3 (5.00%) BGP
10 3 (5.00%) MPLS
10 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.33%) OLTP
5 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MSBuild
1 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Automotive
3 5 (8.33%) Retail
4 3 (5.00%) Legal
5 2 (3.33%) Private Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Billing
6 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Designer
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Administrator
5 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Digital Designer
6 3 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.00%) Network Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Network Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) HTML
2 5 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) CSS
3 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.00%) CSS3
4 3 (5.00%) HTML5
5 2 (3.33%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.33%) Ajax
5 2 (3.33%) Classic ASP
5 2 (3.33%) jQuery
5 2 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (3.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.67%) OAuth
6 1 (1.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.33%) Internet of Things
4 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) PKI
5 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.00%) CESG
5 3 (5.00%) RIA
6 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.67%) Arduino
7 1 (1.67%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.67%) Economics
7 1 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.67%) Home Automation
7 1 (1.67%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (1.67%) User Experience
7 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Windows
2 12 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (16.67%) Linux
3 10 (16.67%) Unix
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.67%) AIX
8 1 (1.67%) CentOS
8 1 (1.67%) HPUX
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Solaris
8 1 (1.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.67%) Project Management
3 8 (13.33%) ITIL
4 6 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (8.33%) Prototyping
5 5 (8.33%) Server Building
5 5 (8.33%) Service Design
6 4 (6.67%) Front End Development
6 4 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.67%) Open Source
6 4 (6.67%) Product Management
6 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.67%) Web Development
7 3 (5.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (5.00%) Logistics
7 3 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.00%) Supplier Management
7 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) C#
3 4 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.33%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.67%) Korn
6 1 (1.67%) Perl
6 1 (1.67%) Ruby
6 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.33%) CCNP
2 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) ISEB
4 3 (5.00%) CCDP
4 3 (5.00%) CCNA
4 3 (5.00%) JNCIA
4 3 (5.00%) JNCIP
4 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCIE
6 1 (1.67%) MCITP
6 1 (1.67%) MCSA
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) WAI
1 3 (5.00%) WCAG
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (6.67%) Sendmail
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) MOM
1 2 (3.33%) Nexpose
1 2 (3.33%) SCOM
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Cisco
3 7 (11.67%) Dell
4 5 (8.33%) IBM
4 5 (8.33%) Juniper
5 4 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.67%) HP
5 4 (6.67%) Proofpoint
6 3 (5.00%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.33%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.33%) F5
7 2 (3.33%) FireEye
7 2 (3.33%) GFI Software
7 2 (3.33%) LogRhythm
7 2 (3.33%) Rapid7
7 2 (3.33%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.33%) Symantec
7 2 (3.33%) TippingPoint
7 2 (3.33%) VMware
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