Period
to 23 April 2018

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 6 months to 23 April 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 125 117
Rank change year-on-year -27 -8 +7
Contract jobs citing Internet 66 82 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 1.51% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.12% 10.28% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 88
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -22.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £180 £229 £263
90th Percentile £524 £475 £700
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 9
North West median hourly rate £13.54 £15.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% -12.77% -3.95%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £15.63 £21.00 £21.75
England median hourly rate £14.46 £16.18 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.63% -14.84% +8.88%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 724 798 1,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.54% 14.69% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 463 647
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +13.79%
10th Percentile £187 £234 £235
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 61 60
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £23.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -31.40% +24.40%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £11.93
90th Percentile £37.50 £49.50 £41.85
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +15.85%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Internet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in the North West over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 April 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
Manchester -24 36 £375 +7.14% 45
Cheshire -13 19 £325 -22.62% 6
Lancashire -13 5 £520 +57.58% 7
Cumbria - 3 £875 -
Merseyside +6 2 - - 8
Internet
England

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

1 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.24%) DevOps
4 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
4 14 (21.21%) ITIL
5 12 (18.18%) SQL
6 11 (16.67%) Scrum
6 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
7 10 (15.15%) Java
8 9 (13.64%) .NET
8 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (13.64%) Linux
8 9 (13.64%) Python
8 9 (13.64%) Bitbucket
8 9 (13.64%) Analytics
8 9 (13.64%) Google
8 9 (13.64%) JIRA
8 9 (13.64%) Google Analytics
8 9 (13.64%) SDLC
9 8 (12.12%) SonarQube
9 8 (12.12%) CMS
9 8 (12.12%) Change Control
9 8 (12.12%) Information Architecture
9 8 (12.12%) Apache
9 8 (12.12%) Photoshop
9 8 (12.12%) C#
9 8 (12.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (12.12%) Content Management

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 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 8 (12.12%) Apache
2 8 (12.12%) CMS
3 7 (10.61%) JBoss
4 4 (6.06%) Confluence
4 4 (6.06%) IIS
5 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (12.12%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) Google Analytics
2 7 (10.61%) OpenShift
3 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.03%) Office 365
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (1.52%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.52%) GitHub
6 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.52%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (1.52%) SaaS
6 1 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) HTTP
2 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.58%) Firewall
4 3 (4.55%) Intranet
4 3 (4.55%) VLAN
5 2 (3.03%) Broadband
5 2 (3.03%) MPLS
5 2 (3.03%) Network Security
5 2 (3.03%) SAN
5 2 (3.03%) Skype
5 2 (3.03%) SMS
5 2 (3.03%) VPN
5 2 (3.03%) WAN
6 1 (1.52%) BGP
6 1 (1.52%) DMZ
6 1 (1.52%) DNS
6 1 (1.52%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.52%) FTP
6 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) BigQuery
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
2 9 (13.64%) Bitbucket
2 9 (13.64%) JIRA
3 8 (12.12%) SonarQube
4 5 (7.58%) Ant
4 5 (7.58%) Gradle
4 5 (7.58%) Maven
4 5 (7.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.03%) Selenium
5 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.52%) FishEye
6 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.52%) Subversion
6 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Back Office
3 5 (7.58%) Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Content Manager
3 6 (9.09%) Web Content Manager
3 6 (9.09%) Web Manager
4 5 (7.58%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (7.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Workstream Lead
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) .NET
2 7 (10.61%) Middleware
3 6 (9.09%) CSS
3 6 (9.09%) HTML
3 6 (9.09%) WPF
4 2 (3.03%) jQuery
4 2 (3.03%) Web Services
4 2 (3.03%) XML
4 2 (3.03%) YAML
5 1 (1.52%) CSS3
5 1 (1.52%) HTML5
5 1 (1.52%) JSON
5 1 (1.52%) Node.js
5 1 (1.52%) REST
5 1 (1.52%) RESTful
5 1 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.06%) PKI
3 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.55%) Internet of Things
3 3 (4.55%) Online Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Robotics
4 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.03%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.03%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Linux
2 6 (9.09%) Windows
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) Unix
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.24%) DevOps
3 14 (21.21%) ITIL
4 11 (16.67%) Scrum
5 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (13.64%) Analytics
6 9 (13.64%) SDLC
7 8 (12.12%) Change Control
7 8 (12.12%) Content Management
7 8 (12.12%) Information Architecture
7 8 (12.12%) Project Management
8 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.06%) Workflow
11 3 (4.55%) Migration
11 3 (4.55%) Prototyping
11 3 (4.55%) Robotic Process Automation
11 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 2 (3.03%) Collaborative Working
12 2 (3.03%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) Java
3 9 (13.64%) Python
4 8 (12.12%) C#
5 6 (9.09%) Perl
6 5 (7.58%) Jython
7 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.06%) VB
8 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.03%) Groovy
9 2 (3.03%) Ruby
9 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.52%) Korn
10 1 (1.52%) VBA
10 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) CIPD
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.52%) MCITP
5 1 (1.52%) MCSE
5 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.52%) PMP
5 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) PMO
2 2 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) Active Directory
1 7 (10.61%) Docker
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.58%) vSphere
3 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.06%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.03%) XenApp
5 1 (1.52%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (9.09%) SCCM
3 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (7.58%) vCenter Server
4 4 (6.06%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.03%) Ansible
5 2 (3.03%) Puppet
6 1 (1.52%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.52%) FlexNet
6 1 (1.52%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.52%) Proventia
Vendors
1 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Google
3 5 (7.58%) EMC
3 5 (7.58%) VMware
4 4 (6.06%) Bomgar
4 4 (6.06%) Brocade
4 4 (6.06%) NetApp
4 4 (6.06%) Veritas
5 3 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco
5 3 (4.55%) Citrix
5 3 (4.55%) F5
6 2 (3.03%) AppDynamics
6 2 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (1.52%) CA
7 1 (1.52%) HP
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle
7 1 (1.52%) Palo Alto