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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 84 103 77
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs citing Internet 41 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 0.56% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.05% 4.39% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 10
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£425 £134 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+217.75% -51.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £100 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £373 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £334 £311
% change year-on-year
+12.35% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.02 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.56% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £27.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.06 £27.50 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -11.86%
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
408 296 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.01% 12.67% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 114 104
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Coventry +6 9 £500 +398.75% 2
Shropshire - 8 £498 -
Birmingham -1 7 £295 -7.81% 10
Staffordshire - 6 £130 - 3
Solihull - 4 £300 - 2
Warwickshire +2 3 £170 - 4
Worcestershire +3 1 £288 -32.35% 1
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (38.03%) Windows
2 25 (35.21%) SQL Server
3 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
4 21 (29.58%) XML
5 18 (25.35%) HTML
6 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
7 16 (22.54%) .NET
7 16 (22.54%) Firewall
8 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
9 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
10 12 (16.90%) SQL
10 12 (16.90%) Java
10 12 (16.90%) Degree
11 11 (15.49%) Open Source
11 11 (15.49%) CSS
11 11 (15.49%) Linux
12 10 (14.08%) LAN
12 10 (14.08%) WAN
12 10 (14.08%) MS Office
12 10 (14.08%) MySQL
12 10 (14.08%) Oracle
12 10 (14.08%) Intranet
13 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (12.68%) CGI
13 9 (12.68%) SSL
13 9 (12.68%) Network Security
13 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
13 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
13 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (12.68%) Ruby on Rails

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (11.27%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.41%) CICS
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Office
2 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
2 16 (22.54%) Firewall
3 10 (14.08%) LAN
3 10 (14.08%) WAN
3 10 (14.08%) Intranet
4 9 (12.68%) SSL
4 9 (12.68%) Network Security
4 9 (12.68%) Wireless
5 7 (9.86%) OSPF
5 7 (9.86%) BGP
6 6 (8.45%) Ethernet
7 5 (7.04%) VPN
7 5 (7.04%) Extranet
8 4 (5.63%) 4G
8 4 (5.63%) 3G
8 4 (5.63%) HTTPS
9 3 (4.23%) FlexRay
9 3 (4.23%) MIMO
9 3 (4.23%) Junos
9 3 (4.23%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.08%) MySQL
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.27%) MongoDB
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (7.04%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.23%) Big Data
6 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.23%) CANoe
4 1 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.45%) Automotive
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.90%) Developer
2 8 (11.27%) Consultant
2 8 (11.27%) DBA
3 7 (9.86%) Architect
3 7 (9.86%) Administrator
4 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Technical Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Security Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (2.82%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) MI Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (1.41%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) XML
2 18 (25.35%) HTML
3 16 (22.54%) .NET
4 11 (15.49%) CSS
5 9 (12.68%) CGI
5 9 (12.68%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (9.86%) jQuery
6 7 (9.86%) Ajax
7 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.04%) XSLT
8 5 (7.04%) HTML5
9 4 (5.63%) DHTML
10 2 (2.82%) XHTML
10 2 (2.82%) ADO.NET
10 2 (2.82%) Classic ASP
11 1 (1.41%) XSD
11 1 (1.41%) SOAP
11 1 (1.41%) Web Services
11 1 (1.41%) JSON
11 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Open Source
2 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) Graphic Design
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) NHS
4 3 (4.23%) Clustering
4 3 (4.23%) Telematics
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) HACMP
5 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Windows
2 11 (15.49%) Linux
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.27%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.86%) SUSE
6 5 (7.04%) UNIX
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Vista
7 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.23%) Solaris
9 1 (1.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) Migration
2 7 (9.86%) Analytics
2 7 (9.86%) Configuration Management
3 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.04%) Security Architecture
5 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.63%) Validation
5 4 (5.63%) TOGAF
5 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.63%) Software Distribution
5 4 (5.63%) Database Security
6 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.23%) Low Latency
6 3 (4.23%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.23%) Project Management
6 3 (4.23%) Web Development
7 2 (2.82%) Use Case
7 2 (2.82%) DMAIC
7 2 (2.82%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
2 12 (16.90%) SQL
2 12 (16.90%) Java
3 9 (12.68%) Ruby
4 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
4 7 (9.86%) VBScript
5 4 (5.63%) VB
5 4 (5.63%) C#
6 2 (2.82%) VB6
6 2 (2.82%) Tcl
6 2 (2.82%) C
6 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.41%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) VBA
7 1 (1.41%) C++
7 1 (1.41%) COBOL
7 1 (1.41%) Delphi
7 1 (1.41%) JCL
7 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Degree
2 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.45%) CCNP
5 5 (7.04%) CCNA
5 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.63%) MCITP
6 4 (5.63%) MCSE
7 3 (4.23%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (4.23%) CCSA
8 2 (2.82%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.82%) CCIP
9 1 (1.41%) MCP
9 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.41%) MOS
9 1 (1.41%) MCTS
9 1 (1.41%) MCPD
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) Cisco
3 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.86%) VMware
4 5 (7.04%) Juniper
5 4 (5.63%) Google
5 4 (5.63%) Apple
5 4 (5.63%) HP
5 4 (5.63%) SAP
6 3 (4.23%) Adobe
6 3 (4.23%) Citrix
6 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.82%) F5
7 2 (2.82%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.82%) Cramer
7 2 (2.82%) BT
7 2 (2.82%) NetApp
7 2 (2.82%) IBM
7 2 (2.82%) Aerohive Networks
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