Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 127 129
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing Internet 71 82 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.15% 1.44% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.96% 9.93% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 73
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% -17.50%
10th Percentile £211 £225 £300
90th Percentile £538 £485 £675
England median daily rate £418 £413 £409
% change year-on-year +1.21% +0.86% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 10
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -10.34% -10.27%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.75 £12.68
90th Percentile £17.25 £21.00 £21.37
England median hourly rate £15.30 £17.50 £19.23
% change year-on-year -12.57% -9.00% +19.00%

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 792 826 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.79% 14.46% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 461 638
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.06% +10.80%
10th Percentile £208 £231 £254
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 84 53
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% +3.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £43.18 £51.05 £42.85
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -13 45 £375 -11.76% 53
Cheshire -6 14 £425 +5.26% 5
Merseyside +13 5 £400 +60.00% 6
Lancashire -19 4 £520 +57.58% 5
Cumbria - 3 £875 - 1
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.76%) ITIL
3 18 (25.35%) Retail
4 17 (23.94%) SQL
5 16 (22.54%) HTML
5 16 (22.54%) CSS
5 16 (22.54%) Scrum
6 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
7 14 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (16.90%) Finance
9 11 (15.49%) Linux
9 11 (15.49%) JavaScript
9 11 (15.49%) DevOps
10 10 (14.08%) AngularJS
10 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
10 10 (14.08%) jQuery
10 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
10 10 (14.08%) .NET
10 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
10 10 (14.08%) Web Design
11 9 (12.68%) C#
11 9 (12.68%) HTML5
11 9 (12.68%) CSS3
11 9 (12.68%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (12.68%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (12.68%) React
12 8 (11.27%) SDLC
12 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
12 8 (11.27%) Project 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 5 (7.04%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) Apache
2 4 (5.63%) CMS
2 4 (5.63%) nginx
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.82%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) JBoss
4 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (7.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Google Analytics
3 4 (5.63%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.23%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (4.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.41%) SaaS
5 1 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.86%) Intranet
3 6 (8.45%) Firewall
3 6 (8.45%) VPN
4 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 3 (4.23%) HTTP
4 3 (4.23%) MPLS
5 2 (2.82%) BGP
5 2 (2.82%) EIGRP
5 2 (2.82%) SMS
5 2 (2.82%) SSL
5 2 (2.82%) VLAN
5 2 (2.82%) WAN
6 1 (1.41%) Broadband
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.41%) FTP
6 1 (1.41%) HSRP
6 1 (1.41%) LAN
6 1 (1.41%) Network Security
6 1 (1.41%) VDSL2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.41%) Big Data
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (4.23%) Bitbucket
4 3 (4.23%) JIRA
5 2 (2.82%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.82%) NUnit
5 2 (2.82%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.41%) Ant
6 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.41%) FishEye
6 1 (1.41%) Gradle
6 1 (1.41%) Maven
6 1 (1.41%) Selenium
6 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.41%) Subversion
6 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (25.35%) Retail
2 12 (16.90%) Finance
3 7 (9.86%) Automotive
3 7 (9.86%) Interactive Media
4 5 (7.04%) Back Office
5 3 (4.23%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Developer
2 16 (22.54%) Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Applications Support
4 7 (9.86%) Applications Support Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (8.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) SQL Support Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Content Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.23%) Web Content Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.54%) CSS
1 16 (22.54%) HTML
2 10 (14.08%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) AngularJS
2 10 (14.08%) jQuery
3 9 (12.68%) CSS3
3 9 (12.68%) HTML5
3 9 (12.68%) KnockoutJS
3 9 (12.68%) React
4 5 (7.04%) Node.js
4 5 (7.04%) WPF
5 4 (5.63%) Ember.js
5 4 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.82%) Kafka
6 2 (2.82%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.82%) XML
7 1 (1.41%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.41%) Middleware
7 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (8.45%) Internet of Things
3 5 (7.04%) NHS
4 4 (5.63%) Clustering
4 4 (5.63%) PKI
5 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.23%) Online Banking
5 3 (4.23%) Robotics
6 2 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Unix
4 2 (2.82%) CentOS
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.82%) VMS
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.76%) ITIL
3 16 (22.54%) Scrum
4 14 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (15.49%) DevOps
6 10 (14.08%) Web Design
7 9 (12.68%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (11.27%) Project Management
8 8 (11.27%) SDLC
9 6 (8.45%) Front End Development
10 5 (7.04%) Analytics
10 5 (7.04%) Change Control
10 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
10 5 (7.04%) Information Architecture
10 5 (7.04%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (7.04%) Web Filtering
11 4 (5.63%) Content Management
11 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.63%) Migration
12 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) SQL
2 11 (15.49%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.68%) C#
4 5 (7.04%) Python
5 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.63%) Ruby
6 3 (4.23%) Java
7 2 (2.82%) Perl
7 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.41%) Jython
8 1 (1.41%) Korn
8 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.41%) Scala
8 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.41%) VB
8 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Degree
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.82%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.41%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) PMO
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) Docker
2 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.63%) VMware NSX
2 4 (5.63%) vSphere
3 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Puppet
2 6 (8.45%) Terraform
3 5 (7.04%) Ansible
3 5 (7.04%) Kubernetes
3 5 (7.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (5.63%) SCCM
4 4 (5.63%) vCenter Server
5 3 (4.23%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.82%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.82%) Kibana
6 2 (2.82%) logstash
6 2 (2.82%) Packer
7 1 (1.41%) FlexNet
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.41%) Proventia
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Google
3 4 (5.63%) Bomgar
3 4 (5.63%) Brocade
3 4 (5.63%) EMC
3 4 (5.63%) NetApp
3 4 (5.63%) Veritas
3 4 (5.63%) VMware
4 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco
4 3 (4.23%) Juniper
4 3 (4.23%) Meraki
5 2 (2.82%) F5
5 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.41%) Capita
6 1 (1.41%) M86 Security
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.41%) Trustwave