The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Internet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 57 62
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Internet 9 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.42% 1.86% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 10.56% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 4
Median daily rate £400 £383 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £293 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £441 £718
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year -17.85% +29.95%  

Internet is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 98 161 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.51% 17.61% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 113 63
Median daily rate £363 £385 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 19
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Internet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Internet in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Warrington +14 1 £275 -32.09% 2
Chester +11 1 £300 -22.58% 1
Internet
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Internet.

1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Veritas
5 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) REST
6 3 (18.75%) BYOD
6 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) Intranet
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) AIX
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) GIS
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) SAML
7 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (12.50%) Information Security
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) IIS
7 2 (12.50%) Windows

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
1 2 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (18.75%) Intranet
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) SSH
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Unix Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) AIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Officer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) REST
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) OAuth
2 2 (12.50%) SAML
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) BYOD
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
2 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) SABSA
2 2 (12.50%) SOA
2 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) ISMS
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Korn
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) RHCSA
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) CCIE
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Veritas
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Samsung