Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 272 205 212
Rank change year-on-year -67 +7 -17
Contract jobs citing Internet 298 856 1,256
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 1.30% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.09% 9.46% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 520 751
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £200
90th Percentile £575 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 74 80
Median hourly rate £20.39 £19.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +20.63% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.76 £12.96 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £82.50 £27.25
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year +11.43% +11.29% +16.48%

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 4,205 9,052 11,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.44% 13.76% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 5,661 7,269
Median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £200 £183 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 481 522
Median hourly rate £31.25 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +19.44% -0.58%
10th Percentile £12.97 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +44.44% +25.00% -2.04%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 -39 131 £475 +5.56% 59
South East +8 61 £425 -5.56% 38
South West +69 27 £375 -16.67% 24
North of England +34 27 £440 +3.53% 45
East of England +16 22 £303 -24.25% 9
Midlands +6 21 £313 -11.03% 25
West Midlands +17 14 £291 -10.46% 14
North West +28 12 £470 +10.59% 23
Yorkshire +26 11 £419 +4.56% 16
East Midlands +17 6 £336 -14.33% 10
North East +35 4 £425 +126.67% 6
Internet
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 96 (32.21%) Firewall
2 78 (26.17%) Cisco
3 70 (23.49%) Windows
4 62 (20.81%) Microsoft
4 62 (20.81%) Security Cleared
5 61 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (20.47%) WAN
6 57 (19.13%) Azure
7 52 (17.45%) SC Cleared
8 50 (16.78%) LAN
9 48 (16.11%) VPN
10 45 (15.10%) Finance
11 44 (14.77%) Network Security
12 42 (14.09%) TCP/IP
13 40 (13.42%) SIEM
14 38 (12.75%) AWS
14 38 (12.75%) Active Directory
14 38 (12.75%) Telecoms
15 33 (11.07%) Wireless
15 33 (11.07%) Linux
16 32 (10.74%) DNS
16 32 (10.74%) Cybersecurity
17 31 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
18 30 (10.07%) NIST
18 30 (10.07%) Public Sector
19 29 (9.73%) Python
20 28 (9.40%) Java
20 28 (9.40%) Migration
20 28 (9.40%) Data Centre
20 28 (9.40%) Office 365

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 21 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.37%) IIS
3 8 (2.68%) Confluence
4 7 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.34%) Apache
6 4 (1.34%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.01%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.01%) CMS
8 2 (0.67%) Drupal
8 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
9 1 (0.34%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.34%) ScreenFlow
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 57 (19.13%) Azure
2 38 (12.75%) AWS
3 28 (9.40%) Office 365
4 26 (8.72%) PaaS
5 18 (6.04%) IaaS
6 13 (4.36%) SaaS
7 12 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.68%) GCP
9 5 (1.68%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.34%) GitHub
10 4 (1.34%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.34%) Serverless
11 3 (1.01%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.01%) Slack
12 2 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.67%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 96 (32.21%) Firewall
2 61 (20.47%) WAN
3 50 (16.78%) LAN
4 48 (16.11%) VPN
5 44 (14.77%) Network Security
6 42 (14.09%) TCP/IP
7 33 (11.07%) Wireless
8 32 (10.74%) DNS
9 24 (8.05%) VoIP
10 23 (7.72%) Intranet
11 22 (7.38%) Ethernet
11 22 (7.38%) MPLS
12 20 (6.71%) DHCP
13 18 (6.04%) DMZ
14 17 (5.70%) HTTP
15 15 (5.03%) ADSL
15 15 (5.03%) OSPF
15 15 (5.03%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (4.70%) BGP
17 12 (4.03%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.34%) Big Data
4 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.01%) Power BI
5 3 (1.01%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.67%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.67%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.67%) MySQL
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.67%) Presto
6 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.03%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.70%) JIRA
3 10 (3.36%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.01%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.01%) IntelliJ
5 6 (2.01%) JUnit
5 6 (2.01%) Maven
6 5 (1.68%) Gatling
6 5 (1.68%) LoadRunner
6 5 (1.68%) PyCharm
6 5 (1.68%) Visual Studio Code
7 4 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.34%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.01%) Cypress.io
8 3 (1.01%) Selenium
8 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.01%) TestDirector
8 3 (1.01%) webpack
General
1 45 (15.10%) Finance
2 38 (12.75%) Telecoms
3 30 (10.07%) Public Sector
4 19 (6.38%) Banking
5 11 (3.69%) Marketing
6 7 (2.35%) Electronics
6 7 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.34%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.34%) Legal
7 4 (1.34%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.01%) Digital Economy
8 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.01%) Retail
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 42 (14.09%) Analyst
2 38 (12.75%) Developer
3 35 (11.74%) Architect
4 27 (9.06%) Network Engineer
5 18 (6.04%) Support Engineer
6 15 (5.03%) IT Support
7 14 (4.70%) IT Engineer
7 14 (4.70%) Security Specialist
8 13 (4.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 13 (4.36%) Java Developer
9 12 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.03%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (3.69%) Consultant
10 11 (3.69%) IT Support Engineer
10 11 (3.69%) Junior
10 11 (3.69%) Security Architect
11 10 (3.36%) Azure Specialist
11 10 (3.36%) Desktop Support
12 9 (3.02%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.04%) Web Services
2 16 (5.37%) JSON
2 16 (5.37%) Kafka
3 15 (5.03%) .NET
3 15 (5.03%) REST
4 14 (4.70%) React
4 14 (4.70%) Spring
5 12 (4.03%) HTML
5 12 (4.03%) Node.js
5 12 (4.03%) RESTful
6 11 (3.69%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (3.36%) CSS
8 8 (2.68%) 802.1X
8 8 (2.68%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.68%) XML
9 6 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.68%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.68%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (1.34%) .NET Core
11 4 (1.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.05%) PKI
2 21 (7.05%) Security Operations Centre
3 19 (6.38%) Internet of Things
3 19 (6.38%) Public Cloud
4 17 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (4.03%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.69%) User Experience
8 9 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.35%) CCTV
9 7 (2.35%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.35%) Online Banking
9 7 (2.35%) Replication
9 7 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (2.01%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.68%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.68%) NHS
11 5 (1.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (23.49%) Windows
2 33 (11.07%) Linux
3 19 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.70%) Unix
5 13 (4.36%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.03%) Windows 10
7 10 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (1.34%) Android
10 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.01%) Solaris
11 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.67%) HPUX
12 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.67%) SUSE
12 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (13.42%) SIEM
3 32 (10.74%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (9.40%) Migration
5 27 (9.06%) Security Operations
6 26 (8.72%) DevOps
7 21 (7.05%) ITIL
7 21 (7.05%) Project Management
8 19 (6.38%) Microservices
8 19 (6.38%) Project Delivery
9 16 (5.37%) Change Management
9 16 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (5.03%) Security Architecture
11 14 (4.70%) Scrum
12 13 (4.36%) Line Management
12 13 (4.36%) Network Management
12 13 (4.36%) TDD
12 13 (4.36%) Test Automation
13 12 (4.03%) SDLC
13 12 (4.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.73%) Python
2 28 (9.40%) Java
3 25 (8.39%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.72%) SQL
5 15 (5.03%) C#
6 13 (4.36%) PowerShell
7 12 (4.03%) C
8 11 (3.69%) Java 8
9 9 (3.02%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.02%) Ruby
10 6 (2.01%) C++
11 5 (1.68%) Go
12 4 (1.34%) PHP
12 4 (1.34%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.34%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.67%) ABAP
14 2 (0.67%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (20.81%) Security Cleared
2 52 (17.45%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (7.05%) CCNP
5 15 (5.03%) CCNA
6 14 (4.70%) Degree
7 10 (3.36%) CISSP
8 9 (3.02%) CCDP
9 8 (2.68%) BC Cleared
9 8 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (2.68%) ECDL
10 7 (2.35%) MCSE
10 7 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.01%) ISEB
11 6 (2.01%) MCSA
12 5 (1.68%) CCIP
12 5 (1.68%) CISA
12 5 (1.68%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.68%) ISTQB
13 3 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.07%) NIST
2 26 (8.72%) NCSC
3 15 (5.03%) QA
4 5 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.68%) SLA
5 4 (1.34%) GDPR
5 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.01%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.01%) ISO 20022
6 3 (1.01%) PSD2
6 3 (1.01%) TARGET2
7 2 (0.67%) COBIT
7 2 (0.67%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (12.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.36%) Docker
4 7 (2.35%) vSphere
5 6 (2.01%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.01%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.67%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.67%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.67%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) iptables
9 1 (0.34%) LXC
9 1 (0.34%) Snort
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.69%) Terraform
3 10 (3.36%) Ansible
4 5 (1.68%) Consul
4 5 (1.68%) Kibana
4 5 (1.68%) logstash
4 5 (1.68%) Puppet
4 5 (1.68%) SCCM
5 4 (1.34%) MaaS360
5 4 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.01%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.67%) Nessus
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.67%) QRadar
8 1 (0.34%) Grafana
8 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (26.17%) Cisco
2 62 (20.81%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.40%) Splunk
4 27 (9.06%) Palo Alto
5 25 (8.39%) VMware
6 24 (8.05%) Fortinet
7 21 (7.05%) LogRhythm
8 17 (5.70%) Juniper
9 11 (3.69%) Google
10 9 (3.02%) Apple
10 9 (3.02%) Avaya
11 8 (2.68%) Citrix
11 8 (2.68%) SAP
11 8 (2.68%) Veeam
12 7 (2.35%) EMC
12 7 (2.35%) Meraki
12 7 (2.35%) Oracle
13 6 (2.01%) Adobe
13 6 (2.01%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.01%) Nokia