Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 144 132
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12 -27
Contract jobs citing Internet 64 73 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 1.31% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.40% 10.46% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 42 47
North West median daily rate £380 £350 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.61% -11.25%
10th Percentile £165 £171 £219
90th Percentile £622 £518 £675
England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 8
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £13.54 £15.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.63% -14.55% -10.86%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.07 £11.23
90th Percentile £17.49 £15.95 £20.20
England median hourly rate £15.30 £13.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.19% -22.76% -1.52%

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 681 698 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.01% 12.52% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 398 481
North West median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -3.38%
10th Percentile £206 £158 £213
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 77 52
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +3.13% -9.96%
10th Percentile £12.17 £10.92 £10.91
90th Percentile £36.88 £43.95 £51.49
England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -6.98% -10.42%

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 19 March 2019.

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 6 months to 19 March 2019. 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 +8 46 £380 +1.33% 44
Cheshire -9 10 £215 -33.85% 16
Lancashire -13 4 £469 -9.86% 3
Merseyside -11 1 - - 5
Cumbria - 1 - - 2
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 25 (39.06%) Intranet
1 25 (39.06%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (29.69%) ITIL
2 19 (29.69%) Kalman Filter
2 19 (29.69%) Web Filtering
3 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (21.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (18.75%) GDPR
6 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
6 11 (17.19%) NHS
7 10 (15.63%) Functional Testing
8 9 (14.06%) Law
8 9 (14.06%) CSS
8 9 (14.06%) HTML
8 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
8 9 (14.06%) .NET
9 8 (12.50%) Scrum
9 8 (12.50%) React
9 8 (12.50%) Data Protection
10 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.94%) RIA
10 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
10 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (10.94%) Sass
10 7 (10.94%) Games
10 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (10.94%) Linux
11 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
11 6 (9.38%) HTTP
11 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP

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 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.81%) Apache
2 5 (7.81%) Confluence
2 5 (7.81%) nginx
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.56%) InDesign
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (1.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.06%) Intranet
2 6 (9.38%) DNS
2 6 (9.38%) HTTP
2 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.81%) Firewall
3 5 (7.81%) SSL
3 5 (7.81%) VPN
3 5 (7.81%) WAN
4 4 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.69%) LAN
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.13%) MPLS
6 2 (3.13%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.13%) Skype
6 2 (3.13%) VoIP
7 1 (1.56%) HSRP
7 1 (1.56%) OSPF
7 1 (1.56%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.81%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (7.81%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.56%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.81%) JIRA
3 2 (3.13%) Selenium
4 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (14.06%) Law
2 7 (10.94%) Games
3 5 (7.81%) Finance
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Service Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Coordinator
4 6 (9.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (7.81%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) React Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Mainframe Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (3.13%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) .NET
1 9 (14.06%) CSS
1 9 (14.06%) HTML
2 8 (12.50%) React
3 7 (10.94%) Sass
4 5 (7.81%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (7.81%) Servlets
4 5 (7.81%) WSGI
5 3 (4.69%) Middleware
6 2 (3.13%) HTML5
6 2 (3.13%) jQuery
6 2 (3.13%) RESTful
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.56%) CSS3
7 1 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.56%) REST
7 1 (1.56%) Swagger
7 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) NHS
2 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.94%) RIA
3 3 (4.69%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.13%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.56%) Blog
5 1 (1.56%) CESG
5 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.56%) iPhone
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Linux
2 6 (9.38%) Windows
3 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (29.69%) ITIL
2 19 (29.69%) Kalman Filter
2 19 (29.69%) Web Filtering
3 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
5 10 (15.63%) Functional Testing
6 8 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 8 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.38%) Front End Development
9 5 (7.81%) Build Automation
9 5 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.81%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (7.81%) DevOps
9 5 (7.81%) Load Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Performance Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.81%) Bash Shell
2 5 (7.81%) ES6
2 5 (7.81%) Java
2 5 (7.81%) Python
3 3 (4.69%) SQL
4 2 (3.13%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.56%) C#
5 1 (1.56%) PHP
5 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) CCIE
3 1 (1.56%) CCNP
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.56%) CISSP
3 1 (1.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.75%) GDPR
2 3 (4.69%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.13%) SLA
4 1 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Firmware
2 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Ansible
1 6 (9.38%) Puppet
2 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.81%) Salt
3 4 (6.25%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) Cisco
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) ServiceNow
2 3 (4.69%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) Avaya
3 2 (3.13%) Blue Coat
3 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.13%) Google
3 2 (3.13%) jetNEXUS
3 2 (3.13%) M86 Security
3 2 (3.13%) McAfee
3 2 (3.13%) Symantec
3 2 (3.13%) Trustwave
3 2 (3.13%) WatchGuard
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix
4 1 (1.56%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) hybris
4 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.56%) Veeam