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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 69 82 66
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing Internet 53 28 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.13% 1.31% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.80% 8.48% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 27
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£363 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £109 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +17.18%
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
414 330 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.61% 15.38% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 152 149
Average daily rate £320 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.15 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +11 21 £410 +133.87% 2
Birmingham +1 9 £388 -6.06% 2
Coventry -7 8 £275 -31.25% 3
Solihull +7 6 - -
Shropshire -5 1 - -
Worcestershire -8 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (24.24%) Oracle
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 14 (21.21%) Web Services
3 13 (19.70%) XML
3 13 (19.70%) HTML
3 13 (19.70%) Firewall
4 12 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 12 (18.18%) Content Management
5 11 (16.67%) SQL
6 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
6 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
6 10 (15.15%) CMS
7 9 (13.64%) Validation
7 9 (13.64%) Apache
7 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 9 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (12.12%) B2C
8 8 (12.12%) JMS
8 8 (12.12%) Java
8 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
8 8 (12.12%) J2EE
8 8 (12.12%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (12.12%) WebLogic
8 8 (12.12%) XSLT
8 8 (12.12%) JBoss
8 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
8 8 (12.12%) CSS
8 8 (12.12%) JDBC
8 8 (12.12%) JSP
8 8 (12.12%) Servlets

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (15.15%) CMS
2 9 (13.64%) Apache
3 8 (12.12%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (12.12%) WebLogic
3 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
4 5 (7.58%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (7.58%) IIS
5 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.52%) WordPress
7 1 (1.52%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Project
3 3 (4.55%) MS Office
4 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Google Analytics
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle FAH
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (3.03%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Google Apps
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) Firewall
2 7 (10.61%) LAN
3 6 (9.09%) WAN
4 5 (7.58%) VPN
5 4 (6.06%) Extranet
6 3 (4.55%) Junos
6 3 (4.55%) Network Security
6 3 (4.55%) Intranet
7 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.03%) OSPF
7 2 (3.03%) BGP
8 1 (1.52%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.52%) MIMO
8 1 (1.52%) LTE
8 1 (1.52%) 4G
8 1 (1.52%) IMAP
8 1 (1.52%) 3G
8 1 (1.52%) 2G
8 1 (1.52%) Wireless
8 1 (1.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.03%) PowerCenter
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.61%) Automotive
4 5 (7.58%) Legal
5 4 (6.06%) Marketing
6 3 (4.55%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Architect
2 12 (18.18%) Developer
3 9 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Web Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Auditor
6 3 (4.55%) UI Developer
6 3 (4.55%) UI Programmer
6 3 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.55%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) DBA
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Junior
7 2 (3.03%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.03%) Head of Technology
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Financials Consultant
7 2 (3.03%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) Web Services
2 13 (19.70%) XML
2 13 (19.70%) HTML
3 8 (12.12%) JMS
3 8 (12.12%) J2EE
3 8 (12.12%) XSLT
3 8 (12.12%) CSS
3 8 (12.12%) JDBC
3 8 (12.12%) JSP
3 8 (12.12%) Servlets
3 8 (12.12%) SOAP
3 8 (12.12%) Struts
3 8 (12.12%) JMX
3 8 (12.12%) Spring
3 8 (12.12%) Hibernate
3 8 (12.12%) jQuery
4 7 (10.61%) HTML5
5 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 6 (9.09%) .NET
5 6 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) iPad
2 5 (7.58%) Clustering
2 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.55%) Social Media
5 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.03%) Open Source
6 1 (1.52%) Telematics
6 1 (1.52%) PKI
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.52%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.55%) UNIX
2 3 (4.55%) Solaris
2 3 (4.55%) Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Windows NT
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (3.03%) Android
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) CentOS
4 1 (1.52%) SUSE
4 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) E-Commerce
1 12 (18.18%) Content Management
2 9 (13.64%) Validation
2 9 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (12.12%) B2C
3 8 (12.12%) Project Management
3 8 (12.12%) Load Testing
3 8 (12.12%) Software Architecture
3 8 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (10.61%) Data Validation
4 7 (10.61%) Project Planning
4 7 (10.61%) Web Development
5 6 (9.09%) ITIL
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.09%) Time Management
5 6 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 6 (9.09%) Analytics
6 5 (7.58%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Java
2 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.58%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.55%) C#
4 3 (4.55%) Perl
5 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.03%) C
5 2 (3.03%) Tcl
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
6 1 (1.52%) VBA
6 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) CCSA
2 3 (4.55%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (4.55%) CCNP
3 2 (3.03%) ISSAP
3 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
2 5 (7.58%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) SCOM
1 3 (4.55%) MOM
1 3 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Oracle
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.12%) JBoss
3 8 (12.12%) ATG
3 8 (12.12%) Endeca
3 8 (12.12%) Google
4 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
5 4 (6.06%) Juniper
6 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat
6 3 (4.55%) BMC
7 2 (3.03%) CA
7 2 (3.03%) Informatica
7 2 (3.03%) Apple
7 2 (3.03%) Capita
8 1 (1.52%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.52%) Facebook
8 1 (1.52%) Twitter
8 1 (1.52%) Tableau
8 1 (1.52%) McAfee
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