Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 142 148
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 -42
Contract jobs citing Internet 78 67 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 1.19% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.48% 8.08% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 54
North West median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £190 £243 £302
90th Percentile £538 £488 £625
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 13
North West median hourly rate £13.54 £12.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.16% -20.31% -7.67%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.75 £12.90
90th Percentile £19.48 £21.08 £19.66
England median hourly rate £15.30 £16.41 £19.23
% change year-on-year -6.74% -14.69% +14.81%

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 823 829 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.93% 14.73% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 497 618
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £180 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 57
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% -0.97% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £53.04 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +3 56 £375 +7.14% 47
Cheshire -1 13 £525 +44.83% 14
Merseyside +7 7 £400 +28.00% 6
Lancashire -26 2 £650 +52.94% 8
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 29 (37.18%) ITIL
2 24 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (29.49%) Intranet
4 19 (24.36%) Kalman Filter
5 18 (23.08%) Web Filtering
6 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
7 15 (19.23%) NHS
7 15 (19.23%) Retail
8 14 (17.95%) Finance
8 14 (17.95%) HTML
8 14 (17.95%) CSS
9 13 (16.67%) SQL
9 13 (16.67%) Windows
10 12 (15.38%) Linux
11 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
11 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
11 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (12.82%) React
12 10 (12.82%) Puppet
12 10 (12.82%) AngularJS
12 10 (12.82%) .NET
13 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
13 9 (11.54%) Scrum
13 9 (11.54%) Web Design
13 9 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (11.54%) HTML5
13 9 (11.54%) CSS3
13 9 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (11.54%) jQuery

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 (7.69%) nginx
1 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.13%) Apache
4 3 (3.85%) Confluence
4 3 (3.85%) IIS
4 3 (3.85%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.56%) WordPress
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.85%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.13%) IaaS
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.85%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.85%) Office 365
3 3 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.49%) Intranet
2 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.26%) Firewall
4 7 (8.97%) DNS
4 7 (8.97%) SSL
5 6 (7.69%) HTTP
5 6 (7.69%) VPN
6 5 (6.41%) LAN
6 5 (6.41%) WAN
7 3 (3.85%) MPLS
7 3 (3.85%) Skype
7 3 (3.85%) VLAN
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.56%) DHCP
8 2 (2.56%) HSRP
8 2 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.56%) PSTN
8 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.28%) BGP
9 1 (1.28%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
4 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.56%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.56%) NUnit
General
1 15 (19.23%) Retail
2 14 (17.95%) Finance
3 7 (8.97%) Interactive Media
4 6 (7.69%) Automotive
5 2 (2.56%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (32.05%) Analyst
2 17 (21.79%) Developer
2 17 (21.79%) Service Analyst
2 17 (21.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (8.97%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Applications Support
4 5 (6.41%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.41%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Technical Support
4 5 (6.41%) Technical Support Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (5.13%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Support Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Coordinator
6 3 (3.85%) Web Content Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) CSS
1 14 (17.95%) HTML
2 10 (12.82%) .NET
2 10 (12.82%) AngularJS
2 10 (12.82%) React
3 9 (11.54%) CSS3
3 9 (11.54%) HTML5
3 9 (11.54%) jQuery
3 9 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (6.41%) Node.js
5 4 (5.13%) Ember.js
5 4 (5.13%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.56%) Kafka
6 2 (2.56%) RESTful
6 2 (2.56%) Servlets
6 2 (2.56%) SOAP
6 2 (2.56%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) NHS
2 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.85%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.56%) EFT
6 2 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.28%) Blog
7 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.28%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.67%) Windows
2 12 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.13%) Unix
3 4 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.85%) CentOS
5 2 (2.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) ITIL
2 24 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (24.36%) Kalman Filter
4 18 (23.08%) Web Filtering
5 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (11.54%) Scrum
6 9 (11.54%) Web Design
7 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.97%) DevOps
8 7 (8.97%) Front End Development
8 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
9 6 (7.69%) Service Management
9 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.69%) TDD
10 5 (6.41%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (5.13%) BDD
11 4 (5.13%) Process Improvement
11 4 (5.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 11 (14.10%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.97%) Python
4 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.41%) Java
6 4 (5.13%) C#
6 4 (5.13%) Ruby
7 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.28%) ES6
8 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.28%) Scala
8 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.56%) CCSA
4 2 (2.56%) CCSE
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCP
5 1 (1.28%) MCSA
5 1 (1.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) GDPR
1 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.85%) Docker
3 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) Puppet
2 8 (10.26%) Ansible
3 6 (7.69%) Terraform
4 5 (6.41%) Kubernetes
4 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.56%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.56%) Kibana
5 2 (2.56%) logstash
5 2 (2.56%) Packer
5 2 (2.56%) Salt
6 1 (1.28%) OpenView
6 1 (1.28%) SCCM
6 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.97%) Blue Coat
3 6 (7.69%) Cisco
4 5 (6.41%) M86 Security
4 5 (6.41%) McAfee
4 5 (6.41%) Trustwave
5 4 (5.13%) Citrix
5 4 (5.13%) VMware
6 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.85%) F5
6 3 (3.85%) Google
6 3 (3.85%) Meraki
6 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.85%) Veeam
7 2 (2.56%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.56%) IronPort
7 2 (2.56%) Nokia
7 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.28%) Juniper
8 1 (1.28%) Remedy