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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet
England / West Midlands
Rank 81 101 83
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing Internet 39 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 1.10% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.44% 11.20% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 13
Median daily rate £450 £323 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £150 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £428 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £28.00 - £29.45
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 - £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 - £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £18.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-26.02% -2.66%

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
341 250 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.10% 9.81% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 125 132
Median daily rate £363 £400 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 51
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Coventry -3 13 £475 +18.75% 3
Birmingham +3 9 £275 +83.33% 3
Solihull - 5 £118 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £425 - 8
Dudley - 2 £103 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £450 - 6
Internet
England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Windows
3 15 (26.79%) HTML
4 14 (25.00%) CSS
4 14 (25.00%) Degree
5 12 (21.43%) User Experience
5 12 (21.43%) Finance
6 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
6 11 (19.64%) Front End Development
7 10 (17.86%) Prototyping
7 10 (17.86%) Rapid Prototyping
7 10 (17.86%) Mobile App
8 7 (12.50%) SLA
8 7 (12.50%) Cisco
8 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.71%) Project Management
9 6 (10.71%) Intranet
9 6 (10.71%) Intel Security
9 6 (10.71%) Linux
9 6 (10.71%) Unix
9 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
10 5 (8.93%) Internet of Things
10 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
10 5 (8.93%) SQL
10 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
10 5 (8.93%) SSL
10 5 (8.93%) Firewall
11 4 (7.14%) Wireless
11 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
11 4 (7.14%) Information Security

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 (5.36%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) MindAlign
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Intranet
2 5 (8.93%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) SSL
2 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.14%) SMTP
3 4 (7.14%) VPN
3 4 (7.14%) Wireless
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.36%) IMAP
5 2 (3.57%) DHCP
5 2 (3.57%) DNS
5 2 (3.57%) LAN
5 2 (3.57%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (3.57%) OSPF
5 2 (3.57%) S/MIME
5 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.57%) VoIP
5 2 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) 3G
6 1 (1.79%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.79%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) Selenium
1 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Private Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Designer
2 7 (12.50%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Architect
3 6 (10.71%) Developer
4 4 (7.14%) UX Designer
5 3 (5.36%) Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Digital Designer
5 3 (5.36%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) Information Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) IoT Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Security Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) UI Designer
6 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (3.57%) HTML CSS Designer
6 2 (3.57%) Mobile Designer
6 2 (3.57%) Web Applications Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) HTML
2 14 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (7.14%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) 802.1X
3 4 (7.14%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) Node.js
4 3 (5.36%) Web Services
5 2 (3.57%) jQuery
5 2 (3.57%) React
5 2 (3.57%) SOAP
5 2 (3.57%) XSL
6 1 (1.79%) Ajax
6 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.79%) Express
6 1 (1.79%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.79%) Laravel
6 1 (1.79%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (1.79%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.79%) Redux
6 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) User Experience
2 10 (17.86%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.93%) Internet of Things
4 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.36%) PMI
5 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.57%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.79%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Unix
2 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (1.79%) CentOS
5 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) SUSE
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) Front End Development
3 10 (17.86%) Prototyping
3 10 (17.86%) Rapid Prototyping
4 6 (10.71%) Project Management
5 4 (7.14%) Information Security
6 3 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.36%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (5.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (5.36%) Open Source
6 3 (5.36%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (3.57%) High Availability
7 2 (3.57%) Network Management
7 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.57%) Service Management
7 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.57%) Validation
7 2 (3.57%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) C#
2 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.57%) Java
3 2 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) PHP
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.57%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.79%) Docker
4 1 (1.79%) Firmware
4 1 (1.79%) NFS
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Cisco
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Intel Security
3 3 (5.36%) Apple
3 3 (5.36%) ArcSight
3 3 (5.36%) Blue Coat
3 3 (5.36%) F5
3 3 (5.36%) FireEye
3 3 (5.36%) GFI Software
3 3 (5.36%) Juniper
3 3 (5.36%) LogRhythm
3 3 (5.36%) Rapid7
3 3 (5.36%) Sourcefire
3 3 (5.36%) Symantec
3 3 (5.36%) TippingPoint
4 2 (3.57%) Google
4 2 (3.57%) IBM
4 2 (3.57%) Proofpoint
4 2 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) HP