The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 75 79 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing Internet 40 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.27% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.55% 8.28% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 28
Average daily rate
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£338 £406 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £101 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +40.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £16.50 £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
379 302 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.55% 15.34% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 135 136
Average daily rate £313 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
Warwickshire +10 12 £380 +442.85% 2
Birmingham -6 8 £335 -18.78% 6
Coventry -12 6 £325 +30.00% 4
Solihull +6 5 - -
Worcestershire -10 2 £425 +10.38% 1
Shropshire 0 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Wolverhampton - - - -
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Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 12 (22.22%) HTML
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle
2 12 (22.22%) Web Services
3 11 (20.37%) XML
4 10 (18.52%) SQL
4 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
4 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
4 10 (18.52%) Content Management
5 8 (14.81%) Google
5 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 8 (14.81%) CMS
5 8 (14.81%) Firewall
6 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
6 7 (12.96%) Automotive
6 7 (12.96%) Validation
6 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.96%) Windows
6 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
6 7 (12.96%) CSS
6 7 (12.96%) jQuery
6 7 (12.96%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (11.11%) Analytics
7 6 (11.11%) Software Architecture
7 6 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (11.11%) HTML5
7 6 (11.11%) iPad
7 6 (11.11%) Endeca
7 6 (11.11%) Load Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Data Validation

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (14.81%) CMS
2 6 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 6 (11.11%) Apache
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (7.41%) IIS
5 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.70%) Lync
6 1 (1.85%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.70%) MS Project
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (7.41%) Google Analytics
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (3.70%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) SaaS
1 2 (3.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) VPN
3 4 (7.41%) Extranet
4 3 (5.56%) Junos
4 3 (5.56%) Intranet
5 2 (3.70%) OSPF
5 2 (3.70%) BGP
5 2 (3.70%) Network Security
5 2 (3.70%) LAN
5 2 (3.70%) WAN
6 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.85%) PBX
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.85%) IPv4
6 1 (1.85%) IPv6
6 1 (1.85%) DMZ
6 1 (1.85%) MIMO
6 1 (1.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.70%) PowerCenter
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
1 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Automotive
2 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.41%) Marketing
4 3 (5.56%) Legal
4 3 (5.56%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 6 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Auditor
4 4 (7.41%) Web Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) UI Developer
5 3 (5.56%) DBA
5 3 (5.56%) UI Programmer
6 2 (3.70%) Informatica Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) HTML
1 12 (22.22%) Web Services
2 11 (20.37%) XML
3 7 (12.96%) CSS
3 7 (12.96%) jQuery
4 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.11%) HTML5
4 6 (11.11%) JDBC
4 6 (11.11%) JSP
4 6 (11.11%) Servlets
4 6 (11.11%) SOAP
4 6 (11.11%) Struts
4 6 (11.11%) .NET
4 6 (11.11%) J2EE
4 6 (11.11%) XSLT
4 6 (11.11%) JMS
4 6 (11.11%) JMX
4 6 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 6 (11.11%) Spring
5 5 (9.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) iPad
2 5 (9.26%) Clustering
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.56%) Social Media
5 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.85%) GIS
6 1 (1.85%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.85%) Telematics
6 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.70%) UNIX
3 2 (3.70%) Solaris
3 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Windows NT
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.70%) Android
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
1 10 (18.52%) Content Management
2 7 (12.96%) Validation
2 7 (12.96%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (11.11%) Software Architecture
3 6 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (11.11%) Analytics
3 6 (11.11%) B2C
3 6 (11.11%) Web Development
3 6 (11.11%) Load Testing
3 6 (11.11%) Data Validation
4 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (9.26%) Time Management
4 5 (9.26%) Use Case
4 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.26%) Workflow
4 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.41%) Low Latency
5 4 (7.41%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 4 (7.41%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.11%) Java
4 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.56%) C#
6 2 (3.70%) C
6 2 (3.70%) Perl
6 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.70%) Tcl
7 1 (1.85%) VBScript
7 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (5.56%) CCSA
2 3 (5.56%) CCNP
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 5 (9.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) MOM
1 3 (5.56%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (5.56%) Control-M
1 3 (5.56%) SCOM
2 2 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Google
3 6 (11.11%) ATG
3 6 (11.11%) JBoss
3 6 (11.11%) Endeca
4 5 (9.26%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.41%) Cisco
5 4 (7.41%) Juniper
6 3 (5.56%) BMC
6 3 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.70%) Capita
7 2 (3.70%) IronPort
7 2 (3.70%) Informatica
7 2 (3.70%) Apple
8 1 (1.85%) Sun
8 1 (1.85%) Tableau
8 1 (1.85%) Facebook
8 1 (1.85%) Twitter
8 1 (1.85%) McAfee
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: From £420 to £435 per day
Posted: 6 days ago