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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 108 92 90
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing Internet 35 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.21% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.56% 10.86% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 10
Median daily rate £450 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £208 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £422 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £36.50 £24.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.51% +14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £20.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £27.65 £32.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £16.16 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+21.34% +7.73%
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
463 267 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.77% 11.18% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 146 162
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 32
Median hourly rate £36.25 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -7 12 £450 +50.00% 3
Coventry -11 8 £425 +25.92% 4
Staffordshire +2 5 - - 2
Warwickshire -9 3 £575 +35.77% 2
Worcestershire -6 1 - - 1
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (32.88%) Windows
2 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
3 18 (24.66%) Wireless
4 15 (20.55%) Project Management
4 15 (20.55%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (19.18%) Linux
5 14 (19.18%) Windows Server
6 13 (17.81%) Firewall
7 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
8 11 (15.07%) SQL
8 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (13.70%) Finance
9 10 (13.70%) MS Office
9 10 (13.70%) Unix
9 10 (13.70%) Cisco
10 9 (12.33%) Active Directory
10 9 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (12.33%) LAN
10 9 (12.33%) SLA
11 8 (10.96%) WAN
11 8 (10.96%) VPN
11 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
11 8 (10.96%) .NET
11 8 (10.96%) Logistics
11 8 (10.96%) Data Centre
11 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (9.59%) Internet of Things
12 7 (9.59%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (9.59%) Migration
12 7 (9.59%) VMware

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 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.48%) CMS
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (2.74%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) Wireless
2 15 (20.55%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (17.81%) Firewall
4 9 (12.33%) LAN
5 8 (10.96%) VPN
5 8 (10.96%) WAN
6 7 (9.59%) DHCP
6 7 (9.59%) SSL
7 6 (8.22%) SAN
7 6 (8.22%) ZigBee
8 5 (6.85%) Intranet
9 4 (5.48%) 3G
9 4 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.48%) Ethernet
9 4 (5.48%) HTTP
9 4 (5.48%) HTTPS
9 4 (5.48%) LTE
9 4 (5.48%) OSPF
10 3 (4.11%) BGP
10 3 (4.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) MS Access
7 2 (2.74%) Big Data
7 2 (2.74%) OLTP
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.74%) MSBuild
2 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Retail
3 4 (5.48%) Automotive
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Business Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Developer
3 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Lead Project Manager
3 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Administrator
4 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (5.48%) DBA
5 4 (5.48%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (5.48%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) .NET
2 7 (9.59%) HTML
3 5 (6.85%) Web Services
4 4 (5.48%) CSS
5 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.11%) CSS3
5 3 (4.11%) HTML5
6 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.37%) Ajax
6 1 (1.37%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.37%) jQuery
6 1 (1.37%) OAuth
6 1 (1.37%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.37%) SAML
6 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.59%) Internet of Things
3 6 (8.22%) PMI
4 4 (5.48%) Arduino
4 4 (5.48%) Home Automation
4 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.48%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) CESG
5 3 (4.11%) RIA
6 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.74%) PKI
6 2 (2.74%) Replication
7 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.37%) NHS
7 1 (1.37%) User Experience
7 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Linux
2 14 (19.18%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.70%) Unix
4 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) AIX
6 2 (2.74%) HPUX
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.74%) Solaris
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Project Management
2 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.96%) Logistics
4 7 (9.59%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (9.59%) Migration
5 6 (8.22%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (8.22%) ITIL
5 6 (8.22%) Risk Management
5 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
5 6 (8.22%) UML
5 6 (8.22%) User Stories
6 5 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.85%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.48%) High Availability
7 4 (5.48%) Network Planning
7 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.48%) Process Improvement
7 4 (5.48%) Server Building
7 4 (5.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) C#
3 4 (5.48%) Korn
3 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.74%) Python
5 2 (2.74%) Ruby
5 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (8.22%) ISEB
1 6 (8.22%) PMI Certification
1 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) CCNP
3 4 (5.48%) CCNA
4 3 (4.11%) CCDP
4 3 (4.11%) JNCIA
4 3 (4.11%) JNCIP
5 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.37%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) MCITP
6 1 (1.37%) MCP
6 1 (1.37%) MCSA
6 1 (1.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) WAI
2 3 (4.11%) WCAG
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.85%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.74%) NFS
5 2 (2.74%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (2.74%) XenApp
6 1 (1.37%) Docker
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.11%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) Simpana
3 2 (2.74%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.74%) MOM
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (2.74%) SCOM
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.37%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.70%) Cisco
3 7 (9.59%) Dell
3 7 (9.59%) VMware
4 6 (8.22%) HP
4 6 (8.22%) IBM
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle
5 4 (5.48%) Juniper
5 4 (5.48%) NetApp
5 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.11%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.11%) CommVault
6 3 (4.11%) Netezza
7 2 (2.74%) Citrix
7 2 (2.74%) Proofpoint
7 2 (2.74%) Sun
7 2 (2.74%) Veritas
8 1 (1.37%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.37%) F5
8 1 (1.37%) GFI Software