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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 86 68 75
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing Internet 26 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.54% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.43% 9.76% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 17
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£375 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £433 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.06% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £25.52 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.31% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £19.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.61 £19.00 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.68 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-9.42% -20.00%
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
350 328 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.77% 15.81% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 163 122
Average daily rate £350 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 48
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.64 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Coventry +4 10 £226 -43.60% 1
Warwickshire -1 4 £375 - 2
Shropshire -7 1 - -
Worcestershire -8 1 - - 1
Birmingham -14 1 £160 -50.76% 4
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 20 (24.69%) Firewall
2 16 (19.75%) HTML
2 16 (19.75%) Oracle
2 16 (19.75%) Finance
3 15 (18.52%) LAN
4 14 (17.28%) Web Services
4 14 (17.28%) XML
4 14 (17.28%) Project Management
5 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
5 12 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (14.81%) Content Management
5 12 (14.81%) Web Development
6 11 (13.58%) jQuery
6 11 (13.58%) WAN
6 11 (13.58%) CSS
6 11 (13.58%) .NET
6 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
7 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
7 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.35%) Middleware
7 10 (12.35%) Google
7 10 (12.35%) CMS
7 10 (12.35%) HTML5
8 9 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (11.11%) Project Planning
8 9 (11.11%) Apache
8 9 (11.11%) Java
8 9 (11.11%) WebLogic
9 8 (9.88%) J2EE
9 8 (9.88%) SQL

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (12.35%) CMS
2 9 (11.11%) Apache
2 9 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 8 (9.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (9.88%) JBoss
3 8 (9.88%) WebSphere
4 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.47%) IIS
6 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.23%) WordPress
7 1 (1.23%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Project
3 5 (6.17%) MS Office
4 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Google Analytics
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle FAH
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.47%) Agresso
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) SaaS
1 2 (2.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.69%) Firewall
2 15 (18.52%) LAN
3 11 (13.58%) WAN
4 8 (9.88%) Network Security
5 6 (7.41%) VPN
6 5 (6.17%) Intranet
6 5 (6.17%) Extranet
7 3 (3.70%) Junos
7 3 (3.70%) BGP
7 3 (3.70%) OSPF
7 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.23%) xDSL
9 1 (1.23%) 4G
9 1 (1.23%) 2G
9 1 (1.23%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.23%) LTE
9 1 (1.23%) MIMO
9 1 (1.23%) LLU
9 1 (1.23%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.47%) PowerCenter
2 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
1 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.70%) Toad
3 1 (1.23%) Flex Builder
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Automotive
2 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) German Language
3 4 (4.94%) Marketing
3 4 (4.94%) Retail
3 4 (4.94%) Legal
4 3 (3.70%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.47%) Electronics
5 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Developer
2 16 (19.75%) Project Manager
3 13 (16.05%) Architect
4 5 (6.17%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Web Developer
5 4 (4.94%) Analyst
5 4 (4.94%) UI Developer
5 4 (4.94%) .NET Developer
5 4 (4.94%) UI Programmer
5 4 (4.94%) Sitecore Developer
6 3 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (2.47%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.47%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.47%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (2.47%) Programmer
7 2 (2.47%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.47%) Coordinator
7 2 (2.47%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.75%) HTML
2 14 (17.28%) Web Services
2 14 (17.28%) XML
3 11 (13.58%) jQuery
3 11 (13.58%) CSS
3 11 (13.58%) .NET
4 10 (12.35%) Middleware
4 10 (12.35%) HTML5
5 8 (9.88%) J2EE
5 8 (9.88%) JDBC
5 8 (9.88%) JSP
5 8 (9.88%) Servlets
5 8 (9.88%) SOAP
5 8 (9.88%) Struts
5 8 (9.88%) XSLT
5 8 (9.88%) JMS
5 8 (9.88%) JMX
5 8 (9.88%) Hibernate
5 8 (9.88%) Spring
5 8 (9.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) iPad
2 5 (6.17%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.94%) User Experience
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.70%) Social Media
4 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) Telematics
5 2 (2.47%) Clustering
5 2 (2.47%) Open Source
6 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.23%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Animation
6 1 (1.23%) Photography
6 1 (1.23%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) UNIX
2 4 (4.94%) Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.70%) Android
3 3 (3.70%) Solaris
4 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.23%) SUSE
5 1 (1.23%) CentOS
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) Project Management
2 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
2 12 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.81%) Content Management
2 12 (14.81%) Web Development
3 9 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 8 (9.88%) ITIL
4 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
4 8 (9.88%) B2C
4 8 (9.88%) Load Testing
4 8 (9.88%) Software Architecture
4 8 (9.88%) Analytics
4 8 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (8.64%) Waterfall
5 7 (8.64%) Business Analysis
6 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.41%) Change Management
6 6 (7.41%) Time Management
6 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
2 9 (11.11%) Java
3 8 (9.88%) SQL
4 5 (6.17%) C#
5 3 (3.70%) Perl
6 2 (2.47%) VBA
6 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.47%) Tcl
7 1 (1.23%) R
7 1 (1.23%) PHP5
7 1 (1.23%) Python
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) VBScript
7 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
3 5 (6.17%) CCNP
4 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.70%) CCSA
5 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.47%) CCNA
6 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.47%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) QA
2 5 (6.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Sendmail
1 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Oracle
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.35%) Google
3 8 (9.88%) ATG
3 8 (9.88%) Endeca
4 7 (8.64%) Cisco
5 4 (4.94%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.94%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.70%) Blue Coat
6 3 (3.70%) Juniper
7 2 (2.47%) CA
7 2 (2.47%) Informatica
7 2 (2.47%) Apple
7 2 (2.47%) Adobe
7 2 (2.47%) McAfee
7 2 (2.47%) Capita
8 1 (1.23%) Tableau
8 1 (1.23%) Facebook
8 1 (1.23%) Twitter
8 1 (1.23%) Cramer
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