Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Internet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Internet over the 6 months to 1 October 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 240 208 219
Rank change year-on-year -32 +11 -34
Contract jobs citing Internet 256 1,043 1,227
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.30% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.29% 9.88% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 588 674
Median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £276 £200 £185
90th Percentile £638 £652 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 63 70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £15.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -1.96% -10.00%
10th Percentile £17.13 £12.00 £11.84
90th Percentile £37.93 £82.50 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £15.25 £15.30
% change year-on-year +118.03% -0.33% -10.00%

Internet is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,512 10,560 12,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.55% 13.19% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,055 6,483 7,513
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £629 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 516 629
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% +25.60% +6.95%
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.84% +33.75% +3.20%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Internet as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in England

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Internet in England.

Daily rate trend for Internet in England

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Internet in England over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Internet in England

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Internet in England.

Hourly rate trend for Internet in England

Internet
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Internet in England over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Internet in England

Internet
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the England region over the 6 months to 1 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 147 £485 +2.11% 84
South East +11 36 £425 - 46
North of England +54 26 £500 +33.33% 43
South West +44 15 £413 +3.13% 32
East of England +63 14 £303 -24.25% 14
Midlands +7 12 £338 -11.18% 23
North West +45 11 £458 +14.38% 25
West Midlands +33 9 £338 +1.12% 18
North East +48 8 £572 +43.00% 5
Yorkshire +46 7 £506 +44.64% 13
East Midlands +11 3 £339 -10.86% 5
Internet
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Internet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Internet.

1 85 (33.20%) Windows
2 80 (31.25%) Firewall
3 58 (22.66%) WAN
3 58 (22.66%) Azure
4 53 (20.70%) Linux
5 51 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (19.53%) Cisco
7 49 (19.14%) VPN
8 46 (17.97%) Microsoft
8 46 (17.97%) Active Directory
9 43 (16.80%) LAN
10 42 (16.41%) Wireless
11 40 (15.63%) Finance
12 38 (14.84%) Java
12 38 (14.84%) .NET
12 38 (14.84%) DevOps
13 37 (14.45%) AWS
14 36 (14.06%) DMZ
14 36 (14.06%) Data Centre
15 35 (13.67%) PKI
16 33 (12.89%) Security Cleared
16 33 (12.89%) TCP/IP
17 31 (12.11%) Intranet
17 31 (12.11%) CISSP
17 31 (12.11%) Network Security
18 30 (11.72%) DNS
18 30 (11.72%) Cybersecurity
19 29 (11.33%) Public Sector
19 29 (11.33%) SC Cleared
20 27 (10.55%) Information Security

Internet
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (7.03%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.52%) Confluence
3 8 (3.13%) IIS
4 5 (1.95%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.56%) Apache
5 4 (1.56%) CMS
6 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.78%) Drupal
7 2 (0.78%) SAS
7 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.39%) Documentum
8 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.39%) nginx
8 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.39%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.39%) Maya
5 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.39%) Sketch
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.39%) assyst
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.39%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 58 (22.66%) Azure
2 37 (14.45%) AWS
3 27 (10.55%) PaaS
4 17 (6.64%) IaaS
5 15 (5.86%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (5.08%) Office 365
7 11 (4.30%) SaaS
8 9 (3.52%) GCP
9 6 (2.34%) GitHub
10 5 (1.95%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.56%) NuGet
12 3 (1.17%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.17%) Serverless
12 3 (1.17%) Slack
13 2 (0.78%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.39%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 80 (31.25%) Firewall
2 58 (22.66%) WAN
3 49 (19.14%) VPN
4 43 (16.80%) LAN
5 42 (16.41%) Wireless
6 36 (14.06%) DMZ
7 33 (12.89%) TCP/IP
8 31 (12.11%) Intranet
8 31 (12.11%) Network Security
9 30 (11.72%) DNS
10 22 (8.59%) Ethernet
11 21 (8.20%) OSPF
12 18 (7.03%) SNMP
13 14 (5.47%) DHCP
13 14 (5.47%) TACACS
13 14 (5.47%) VoIP
14 13 (5.08%) BGP
15 11 (4.30%) MPLS
15 11 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (3.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 8 (3.13%) MySQL
2 8 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.95%) Big Data
4 5 (1.95%) Power BI
5 4 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.78%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.78%) Triplestore
8 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Spanner
8 1 (0.39%) CockroachDB
Development Applications
1 14 (5.47%) JIRA
2 13 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (4.30%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.52%) Bitbucket
4 9 (3.52%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.13%) SonarQube
6 6 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.34%) Maven
6 6 (2.34%) Selenium
7 5 (1.95%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.56%) FishEye
8 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.17%) Hudson
9 3 (1.17%) JUnit
10 2 (0.78%) Ant
10 2 (0.78%) Gradle
10 2 (0.78%) JMeter
10 2 (0.78%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (15.63%) Finance
2 29 (11.33%) Public Sector
3 26 (10.16%) Banking
4 25 (9.77%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.34%) Marketing
6 5 (1.95%) Electronics
6 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.17%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.78%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Police
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (13.67%) Architect
2 25 (9.77%) Developer
3 22 (8.59%) Security Architect
4 18 (7.03%) Analyst
4 18 (7.03%) Security Engineer
5 16 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 15 (5.86%) Network Engineer
6 15 (5.86%) Security Specialist
7 13 (5.08%) IT Engineer
7 13 (5.08%) IT Support
8 11 (4.30%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (3.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (3.52%) Applications Architect
10 9 (3.52%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.84%) .NET
2 17 (6.64%) Web Services
3 15 (5.86%) CSS
4 13 (5.08%) HTML
5 10 (3.91%) React
6 9 (3.52%) Node.js
6 9 (3.52%) RESTful
7 8 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.13%) JSON
8 7 (2.73%) Kafka
8 7 (2.73%) Spring
9 6 (2.34%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.95%) 802.1X
10 5 (1.95%) Gherkin
10 5 (1.95%) Middleware
10 5 (1.95%) REST
11 4 (1.56%) .NET Core
11 4 (1.56%) SAML
11 4 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.06%) Data Centre
2 35 (13.67%) PKI
3 20 (7.81%) Management Information System
4 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (5.08%) Internet of Things
7 9 (3.52%) Replication
8 8 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.13%) User Experience
9 7 (2.73%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.73%) Online Banking
10 6 (2.34%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.34%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.95%) Blog
11 5 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.56%) NHS
12 4 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (1.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (33.20%) Windows
2 53 (20.70%) Linux
3 22 (8.59%) Unix
4 7 (2.73%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.95%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.78%) HPUX
8 2 (0.78%) Solaris
8 2 (0.78%) SUSE
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.39%) Android
9 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.84%) DevOps
3 30 (11.72%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (10.55%) Information Security
5 26 (10.16%) Security Architecture
6 23 (8.98%) Project Management
6 23 (8.98%) SIEM
7 20 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (7.42%) ITIL
9 17 (6.64%) Product Roadmap
10 16 (6.25%) Scrum
11 15 (5.86%) Migration
11 15 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (5.47%) Network Virtualisation
12 14 (5.47%) Security Operations
13 13 (5.08%) Open Source
13 13 (5.08%) Risk Management
14 12 (4.69%) Change Management
14 12 (4.69%) Network Management
15 11 (4.30%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.84%) Java
2 22 (8.59%) C
3 21 (8.20%) JavaScript
3 21 (8.20%) Python
4 17 (6.64%) Bash Shell
4 17 (6.64%) C#
4 17 (6.64%) SQL
5 13 (5.08%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.73%) Ruby
7 6 (2.34%) Java 8
8 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.56%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.17%) C++
9 3 (1.17%) Go
9 3 (1.17%) PHP
9 3 (1.17%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.78%) Groovy
10 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.39%) Perl
11 1 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (12.89%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.11%) CISSP
3 29 (11.33%) SC Cleared
4 21 (8.20%) Degree
5 20 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.69%) CCNP
7 10 (3.91%) CISA
8 9 (3.52%) GIAC
9 8 (3.13%) CCNA
9 8 (3.13%) CISM
9 8 (3.13%) CREST Certified
9 8 (3.13%) ECDL
10 7 (2.73%) BC Cleared
10 7 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (2.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (2.34%) CCSP
12 4 (1.56%) CCDP
12 4 (1.56%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.17%) CSSLP
13 3 (1.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.08%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) NIST
3 4 (1.56%) COBIT
4 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.17%) ISO 20022
4 3 (1.17%) PSD2
4 3 (1.17%) TARGET2
5 2 (0.78%) AICPA
5 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.78%) NCSC
5 2 (0.78%) SLA
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) GDPR
6 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (17.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.52%) Docker
4 8 (3.13%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.34%) vSphere
6 4 (1.56%) Squid
6 4 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.17%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.78%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.39%) iptables
9 1 (0.39%) Snort
9 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.39%) UAG
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (6.64%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.69%) Terraform
3 11 (4.30%) Ansible
4 9 (3.52%) EnCase
4 9 (3.52%) FTK
5 7 (2.73%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.95%) SCCM
7 4 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.17%) MaaS360
8 3 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.17%) Rundeck
8 3 (1.17%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.78%) CASB
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.78%) Nagios
9 2 (0.78%) Nessus
9 2 (0.78%) Puppet
9 2 (0.78%) QRadar
9 2 (0.78%) SCOM
10 1 (0.39%) Grafana
Vendors
1 50 (19.53%) Cisco
2 46 (17.97%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.86%) VMware
4 14 (5.47%) Oracle
5 12 (4.69%) Juniper
6 11 (4.30%) Palo Alto
7 9 (3.52%) Cellebrite
8 8 (3.13%) CyberArk
8 8 (3.13%) SAP
9 6 (2.34%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.34%) Fortinet
9 6 (2.34%) Splunk
9 6 (2.34%) Veracode
10 5 (1.95%) Citrix
10 5 (1.95%) Google
10 5 (1.95%) Nokia
10 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.95%) Veeam
11 4 (1.56%) Apple
11 4 (1.56%) F5