Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 19 December 2018 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 52 47
Rank change year-on-year -19 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing Internet 4 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.57% 0.66% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 3.53% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Lancashire median daily rate £469 £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% -20.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £281 £463 £545
90th Percentile £650 £488 £680
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £12.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +36.55% -20.31% -7.67%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 73 85 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.40% 18.60% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 57 39
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £258 £192 £156
90th Percentile £681 £556 £605
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -54.00% -40.19%
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £18.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.69% +0.69% +3.87%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Internet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in Lancashire

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in Lancashire

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in Lancashire

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in Lancashire

Internet
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 December 2018. 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
Preston +3 2 £288 -39.47% 4
Blackpool -10 2 £650 -
Internet
North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Internet.

1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Firmware
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) WatchGuard
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA

Internet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Kanban
1 2 (50.00%) OWASP
1 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (50.00%) Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
1 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Secure Coding
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) GDPR
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Firmware
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) jetNEXUS
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) WatchGuard
2 1 (25.00%) EnterpriseDB
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Pega
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow