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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 98 81 80
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing Internet 30 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.42% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.41% 10.10% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 20
Average daily rate £320 £394 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.73% +14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £588 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.16% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £28.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
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
263 307 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.37% 14.08% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 128 125
Average daily rate £375 £298 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 49 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.65 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 12 £400 +344.44% 4
Birmingham -3 5 £150 -64.70% 4
Shropshire -15 5 £260 +4.00%
Worcestershire +11 2 £425 - 4
Staffordshire -2 2 £333 -30.00% 1
Wolverhampton +2 1 £320 - 1
Walsall - 1 £320 -
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (16.67%) Windows
1 10 (16.67%) LAN
2 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (15.00%) Project Management
2 9 (15.00%) Open Source
3 8 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (13.33%) Docker
3 8 (13.33%) DevOps
3 8 (13.33%) SLA
3 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (13.33%) UML
3 8 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
3 8 (13.33%) TDD
4 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.67%) Business Continuity
4 7 (11.67%) SQL
4 7 (11.67%) WAN
4 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
5 6 (10.00%) Intranet
5 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (10.00%) Linux
5 6 (10.00%) VMware
5 6 (10.00%) Firewall
5 6 (10.00%) Network Security
5 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.00%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
4 1 (1.67%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.67%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.67%) SAP EP
4 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) GitHub
2 2 (3.33%) IaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) LAN
2 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.67%) WAN
4 6 (10.00%) Firewall
4 6 (10.00%) Intranet
4 6 (10.00%) Network Security
5 5 (8.33%) VPN
6 4 (6.67%) HTTP
6 4 (6.67%) SAN
7 3 (5.00%) ATM
7 3 (5.00%) BGP
7 3 (5.00%) DHCP
7 3 (5.00%) DNS
7 3 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (5.00%) FTP
7 3 (5.00%) L2TP
7 3 (5.00%) MPLS
7 3 (5.00%) OSPF
7 3 (5.00%) SDH
7 3 (5.00%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.67%) MS Access
2 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.67%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (6.67%) Billing
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Automotive
3 2 (3.33%) Front Office
3 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.33%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Security Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Deskside Support
8 3 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Deskside Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Deskside Support Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
1 3 (5.00%) HTML
1 3 (5.00%) Middleware
1 3 (5.00%) Web Services
2 2 (3.33%) CSS
2 2 (3.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.33%) jQuery
2 2 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) Ajax
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.67%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.67%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (1.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.67%) J2EE
3 1 (1.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.00%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) CESG
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.67%) DataPower
5 1 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.67%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) SCADA
5 1 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.33%) Unix
6 1 (1.67%) AIX
6 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.67%) HPUX
6 1 (1.67%) Solaris
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (15.00%) Open Source
1 9 (15.00%) Project Management
2 8 (13.33%) DevOps
2 8 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
2 8 (13.33%) TDD
2 8 (13.33%) UML
3 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.67%) Business Continuity
4 5 (8.33%) CRM
4 5 (8.33%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) Scrum
4 5 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 4 (6.67%) Requirements Engineering
5 4 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 4 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) Java
3 4 (6.67%) C
4 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) PHP
4 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.67%) Korn
5 1 (1.67%) PHP 5
5 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) CCNP
2 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) ISEB
4 3 (5.00%) CCIE
4 3 (5.00%) JNCIA
4 3 (5.00%) JNCIE
4 3 (5.00%) JNCIP
4 3 (5.00%) JNCIS
5 2 (3.33%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) CCNA
5 2 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) CISSP
6 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.67%) IISP
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Docker
2 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.33%) Firmware
4 2 (3.33%) IAG
4 2 (3.33%) UAG
4 2 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.33%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (3.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) VMware
2 5 (8.33%) Cisco
2 5 (8.33%) HP
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) Citrix
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (5.00%) Juniper
4 3 (5.00%) Lotus
5 2 (3.33%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.33%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.33%) SafeCom
5 2 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (1.67%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.67%) ESRI
6 1 (1.67%) Google
6 1 (1.67%) Qualys
6 1 (1.67%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.67%) Rally
6 1 (1.67%) Syclo
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