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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet
Rank 123 90 92
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +2
Contract jobs citing Internet 19 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 1.21% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.34% 9.01% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 14
Median daily rate £310 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £298 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.28 £25.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% -12.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £13.26 £14.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.34 £31.30 £36.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.74 £16.50 £12.68
% change year-on-year
+19.62% +30.12%
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
356 344 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.86% 13.45% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 166 197
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £188 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 34
Median hourly rate £15.71 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £11.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.55 £29.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 2 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 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 -11 9 £238 -43.45% 3
Warwickshire -4 2 - - 8
Coventry -22 2 £495 +23.75% 2
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Smethwick - 1 £145 -
Shropshire - 1 £330 - 11
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 13 (24.07%) Finance
3 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (20.37%) Wireless
5 10 (18.52%) Cisco
5 10 (18.52%) HTML
6 8 (14.81%) Firewall
6 8 (14.81%) Unix
7 7 (12.96%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (12.96%) SQL
7 7 (12.96%) LAN
8 6 (11.11%) VPN
8 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 6 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (11.11%) Juniper
8 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 6 (11.11%) ITIL
8 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 6 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
9 5 (9.26%) Service Design
9 5 (9.26%) Prototyping
9 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
9 5 (9.26%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (9.26%) OSPF
9 5 (9.26%) Intel Security
9 5 (9.26%) Linux
9 5 (9.26%) CCNP

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 3 (5.56%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.85%) MindAlign
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Office
2 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) SaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) IaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) Wireless
2 8 (14.81%) Firewall
3 7 (12.96%) LAN
3 7 (12.96%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (11.11%) VPN
5 5 (9.26%) OSPF
5 5 (9.26%) SSL
5 5 (9.26%) VoIP
6 4 (7.41%) DHCP
6 4 (7.41%) DNS
6 4 (7.41%) Intranet
6 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.56%) BGP
7 3 (5.56%) IMAP
7 3 (5.56%) IPsec
7 3 (5.56%) MPLS
7 3 (5.56%) Network Security
7 3 (5.56%) SMTP
7 3 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) OLTP
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MSBuild
1 2 (3.70%) Selenium
1 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Legal
3 2 (3.70%) Billing
3 2 (3.70%) Private Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Analyst
2 6 (11.11%) Designer
2 6 (11.11%) Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Administrator
4 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Digital Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (5.56%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (5.56%) Information Specialist
5 3 (5.56%) Network Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Network Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) HTML
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) CSS
3 3 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.56%) CSS3
3 3 (5.56%) HTML5
4 2 (3.70%) SOAP
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 2 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) Ajax
5 1 (1.85%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.85%) jQuery
5 1 (1.85%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.85%) OAuth
5 1 (1.85%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.56%) CESG
2 3 (5.56%) Internet of Things
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) RIA
3 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.85%) Economics
4 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Unix
3 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) AIX
6 1 (1.85%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) CentOS
6 1 (1.85%) HPUX
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Solaris
6 1 (1.85%) SUSE
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.11%) ITIL
3 5 (9.26%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (9.26%) Prototyping
3 5 (9.26%) Service Design
4 4 (7.41%) Front End Development
4 4 (7.41%) Network Architecture
4 4 (7.41%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Web Development
5 3 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Content Management
5 3 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (5.56%) ISMS
5 3 (5.56%) Product Management
5 3 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.56%) Security Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) C#
3 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.70%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.85%) Korn
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) CCNP
2 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) CCDP
3 3 (5.56%) CCNA
3 3 (5.56%) ISEB
3 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.56%) JNCIA
3 3 (5.56%) JNCIP
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) CCIE
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
1 3 (5.56%) WAI
1 3 (5.56%) WCAG
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.70%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Nexpose
2 2 (3.70%) MOM
2 2 (3.70%) SCOM
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) Cisco
3 6 (11.11%) Juniper
4 5 (9.26%) Intel Security
5 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.41%) Dell
5 4 (7.41%) HP
6 3 (5.56%) ArcSight
6 3 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 3 (5.56%) F5
6 3 (5.56%) FireEye
6 3 (5.56%) GFI Software
6 3 (5.56%) LogRhythm
6 3 (5.56%) Rapid7
6 3 (5.56%) Sourcefire
6 3 (5.56%) Symantec
6 3 (5.56%) TippingPoint
7 2 (3.70%) IBM
7 2 (3.70%) Proofpoint
7 2 (3.70%) VMware