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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet
North West / Lancashire
Rank 29 48 41
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7  
Contract jobs citing Internet 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.49% 1.61% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 12.28% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £250 £650 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.53% +34.02%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £18.08 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £17.65 £18.50
% change year-on-year -23.51% -4.59%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 45 57 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 22.17% 13.07% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 15
Median daily rate £500 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.00% +13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £447 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
Preston -3 1 £250 - 1
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Internet.

1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) VoIP
1 6 (54.55%) CCIE
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL V3
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Broadband
4 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
6 1 (9.09%) vMotion
6 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 1 (9.09%) NETGEAR
6 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 1 (9.09%) Office 365

Internet
Top Related 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 (9.09%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) VoIP
1 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) Broadband
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) DSL
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (9.09%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL V3
1 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
4 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CCIE
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) NETGEAR
2 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
2 1 (9.09%) VMware