The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 118 106
Rank change year-on-year +29 -12  
Contract jobs citing Internet 51 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.73% 1.18% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.16% 7.81% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 14
Median daily rate £400 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £294 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £356
% change year-on-year - +5.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +29.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.40 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £21.00 £17.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year -19.04% +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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 457 576 494
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.53% 15.06% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 325 248
Median daily rate £365 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +16.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 46
Median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.64% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in the North West

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in the North West

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in the North West

Internet
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +24 23 £438 -4.63% 24
Cheshire +17 11 £400 +3.82% 8
Lancashire +10 9 £410 -6.81% 2
Merseyside -3 6 £281 -13.46% 2
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for Internet.

1 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.78%) SQL
2 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.99%) Linux
4 14 (17.72%) Windows
4 14 (17.72%) ITIL
5 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
6 11 (13.92%) DNS
6 11 (13.92%) HTML
6 11 (13.92%) Java
6 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
6 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
7 10 (12.66%) Firewall
7 10 (12.66%) Finance
7 10 (12.66%) Automotive
7 10 (12.66%) Migration
7 10 (12.66%) Unix
7 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (11.39%) Mobile App
8 9 (11.39%) Project Management
8 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
8 9 (11.39%) Office 365
9 8 (10.13%) Banking
9 8 (10.13%) Scrum
9 8 (10.13%) Web Services
9 8 (10.13%) MS Exchange
10 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.86%) Blackberry
10 7 (8.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Internet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (10.13%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.06%) IIS
3 4 (5.06%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.80%) ColdFusion
4 3 (3.80%) SAS
4 3 (3.80%) Smallworld
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.27%) iPlanet
6 1 (1.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.80%) MicroStation
3 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Office 365
2 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) PaaS
3 2 (2.53%) SaaS
3 2 (2.53%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.27%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) DNS
2 10 (12.66%) Firewall
3 5 (6.33%) DHCP
3 5 (6.33%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (5.06%) LAN
4 4 (5.06%) MPLS
4 4 (5.06%) Skype
4 4 (5.06%) Unified Communications
4 4 (5.06%) WAN
5 3 (3.80%) DMZ
5 3 (3.80%) DSL
5 3 (3.80%) Intranet
5 3 (3.80%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.80%) NFC
5 3 (3.80%) RFID
5 3 (3.80%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.80%) VLAN
5 3 (3.80%) VRRP
6 2 (2.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) GIS
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) JIRA
2 3 (3.80%) Selenium
2 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.27%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.27%) Xcode
General
1 10 (12.66%) Automotive
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Games
4 2 (2.53%) Local Government
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Support Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) SQL Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) SQL Support Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Technical Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Technical Support
3 10 (12.66%) Technical Support Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (8.86%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Administrator
6 6 (7.59%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Security Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.06%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.80%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) HTML
2 8 (10.13%) Web Services
3 6 (7.59%) XML
4 5 (6.33%) CSS
5 4 (5.06%) HTML5
6 3 (3.80%) J2EE
6 3 (3.80%) jQuery
6 3 (3.80%) REST
7 2 (2.53%) JSON
7 2 (2.53%) Middleware
7 2 (2.53%) OAuth
7 2 (2.53%) SAML
7 2 (2.53%) Spring
8 1 (1.27%) .NET
8 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.27%) JMS
8 1 (1.27%) Material Design
8 1 (1.27%) SOAP
8 1 (1.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.39%) Mobile App
3 7 (8.86%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.86%) Internet of Things
4 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.06%) BYOD
6 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (3.80%) User Experience
7 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.53%) Life Science
7 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.53%) PlayStation
7 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.27%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Linux
2 14 (17.72%) Windows
3 10 (12.66%) Unix
4 7 (8.86%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.59%) Android
5 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (6.33%) Solaris
7 4 (5.06%) AIX
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.27%) HPUX
9 1 (1.27%) NetWare
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.72%) ITIL
3 10 (12.66%) Migration
4 9 (11.39%) Project Management
5 8 (10.13%) Scrum
6 7 (8.86%) DevOps
6 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.86%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.59%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.06%) Functional Testing
9 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.06%) System Testing
9 4 (5.06%) User Stories
10 3 (3.80%) CRM
10 3 (3.80%) Information Security
10 3 (3.80%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) SQL
2 11 (13.92%) Java
2 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.33%) Python
4 4 (5.06%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) Korn
5 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.27%) Perl
5 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.53%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.27%) CCIE
4 1 (1.27%) CCNP
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.27%) CISSP
4 1 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) HND
4 1 (1.27%) ISEB
4 1 (1.27%) MCPD
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.53%) Docker
3 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.80%) vMotion
3 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.53%) Ansible
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.53%) SCCM
3 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) HP
2 6 (7.59%) VMware
3 5 (6.33%) Cisco
3 5 (6.33%) Google
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle
4 4 (5.06%) Proofpoint
4 4 (5.06%) Symantec
4 4 (5.06%) Veritas
5 3 (3.80%) Autodesk
5 3 (3.80%) Dell
5 3 (3.80%) IBM
5 3 (3.80%) NETGEAR
5 3 (3.80%) SonicWALL
6 2 (2.53%) Citrix
6 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.27%) Twitter
7 1 (1.27%) Xamarin
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