Period
to 13 December 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 13 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
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 141 130
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 -34
Contract jobs citing Internet 81 62 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 1.09% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.74% 8.32% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 61
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £162 £274 £269
90th Percentile £538 £510 £650
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 11
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.92% -18.75% -7.67%
10th Percentile £12.16 £11.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £23.47 £16.03 £18.88
England median hourly rate £15.73 £13.50 £19.74
% change year-on-year +16.48% -31.60% +13.89%

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 832 745 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.82% 13.11% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 472 582
North West median daily rate £400 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £160 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 52 53
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.03 £12.61
90th Percentile £45.70 £44.97 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +8.60%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 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
Manchester +13 62 £380 +4.83% 36
Cheshire -12 10 £215 -46.25% 9
Merseyside -5 4 £155 -53.21% 4
Lancashire -24 3 £650 +44.44% 10
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 North West region with a requirement for Internet.

1 35 (43.21%) Intranet
2 33 (40.74%) ITIL
2 33 (40.74%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (34.57%) Kalman Filter
4 27 (33.33%) Web Filtering
5 20 (24.69%) NHS
6 17 (20.99%) Windows
7 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
8 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
8 13 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (14.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (13.58%) .NET
10 11 (13.58%) Linux
11 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (12.35%) SQL
11 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
11 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (11.11%) Ansible
12 9 (11.11%) Puppet
12 9 (11.11%) HTML
12 9 (11.11%) Java
12 9 (11.11%) CSS
12 9 (11.11%) DNS
12 9 (11.11%) SSL
12 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
13 8 (9.88%) VPN
13 8 (9.88%) HTTP
13 8 (9.88%) SharePoint

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 (9.88%) nginx
1 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.41%) Apache
3 5 (6.17%) IIS
3 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.70%) Confluence
4 3 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.47%) WordPress
6 1 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.94%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.23%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.23%) InDesign
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.94%) Google Analytics
2 4 (4.94%) IaaS
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (3.70%) Office 365
3 3 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (43.21%) Intranet
2 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.11%) DNS
3 9 (11.11%) SSL
4 8 (9.88%) HTTP
4 8 (9.88%) VPN
5 6 (7.41%) Firewall
6 5 (6.17%) LAN
6 5 (6.17%) WAN
7 3 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.70%) MPLS
7 3 (3.70%) Skype
7 3 (3.70%) VLAN
7 3 (3.70%) VoIP
7 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.47%) DHCP
8 2 (2.47%) HSRP
8 2 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.47%) PSTN
8 2 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
2 6 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.23%) Big Data
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.23%) Riak
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.70%) JIRA
3 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Games
2 4 (4.94%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Automotive
5 1 (1.23%) Interactive Media
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (35.80%) Analyst
2 23 (28.40%) Service Analyst
2 23 (28.40%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (13.58%) Developer
4 6 (7.41%) Coordinator
5 5 (6.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (6.17%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Web Content Officer
8 2 (2.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Service Desk Support
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) .NET
2 9 (11.11%) CSS
2 9 (11.11%) HTML
3 6 (7.41%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (7.41%) React
3 6 (7.41%) Servlets
3 6 (7.41%) WSGI
4 4 (4.94%) Sass
5 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.47%) CSS3
5 2 (2.47%) HTML5
5 2 (2.47%) jQuery
5 2 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.47%) RESTful
5 2 (2.47%) SOAP
6 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.23%) COM+
6 1 (1.23%) Node.js
6 1 (1.23%) REST
6 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) NHS
2 13 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.94%) RIA
5 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.47%) EFT
5 2 (2.47%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.23%) Blog
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.99%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Unix
4 2 (2.47%) VMS
4 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.74%) ITIL
1 33 (40.74%) Problem-Solving
2 28 (34.57%) Kalman Filter
3 27 (33.33%) Web Filtering
4 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
5 8 (9.88%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (8.64%) DevOps
6 7 (8.64%) Front End Development
7 6 (7.41%) Build Automation
7 6 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.41%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (7.41%) Load Testing
7 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.17%) Service Management
9 4 (4.94%) Pair Programming
9 4 (4.94%) Quality Management
9 4 (4.94%) Regression Testing
9 4 (4.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) SQL
2 9 (11.11%) Java
3 7 (8.64%) Python
4 6 (7.41%) Bash Shell
4 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.94%) ES6
6 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.47%) C#
7 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.23%) PHP
8 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (4.94%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.47%) CCSA
3 2 (2.47%) CCSE
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) MCP
4 1 (1.23%) MCSA
4 1 (1.23%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) GDPR
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) Firmware
3 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) Ansible
1 9 (11.11%) Puppet
2 6 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.41%) Salt
3 3 (3.70%) Terraform
4 2 (2.47%) Packer
5 1 (1.23%) OpenView
5 1 (1.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.41%) Blue Coat
2 6 (7.41%) Cisco
3 5 (6.17%) VMware
4 4 (4.94%) Citrix
4 4 (4.94%) Google
4 4 (4.94%) M86 Security
4 4 (4.94%) McAfee
4 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow
4 4 (4.94%) Trustwave
5 3 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.70%) F5
5 3 (3.70%) Meraki
5 3 (3.70%) Veeam
6 2 (2.47%) Avaya
6 2 (2.47%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.47%) IronPort
6 2 (2.47%) Nokia
7 1 (1.23%) Pega
7 1 (1.23%) WatchGuard