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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 99 87
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12  
Contract jobs citing Internet 31 61 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.20% 1.59% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.22% 10.78% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 42 41
Median daily rate £423 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £673 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -2.56% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 10
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.40 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -17.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.45 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.71 £22.10 £19.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.62% -3.03%  

Internet is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 377 566 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.59% 14.71% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 328 234
Median daily rate £384 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.70% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Internet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 17 £425 -15.00% 40
Cheshire +2 7 £425 -5.55% 21
Merseyside +6 6 £210 -53.33% 7
Lancashire +16 1 £250 -61.53% 10
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Internet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Internet.

1 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.25%) Windows
3 14 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (15.00%) ITIL
4 12 (15.00%) Linux
4 12 (15.00%) LAN
4 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
5 11 (13.75%) VoIP
5 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
5 11 (13.75%) .NET
5 11 (13.75%) Firewall
6 10 (12.50%) SQL
6 10 (12.50%) C#
6 10 (12.50%) Cisco
6 10 (12.50%) WAN
7 9 (11.25%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (11.25%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (10.00%) Analytics
8 8 (10.00%) Google
8 8 (10.00%) DNS
8 8 (10.00%) Unix
8 8 (10.00%) Finance
8 8 (10.00%) Migration
9 7 (8.75%) VMware
9 7 (8.75%) Project Management
9 7 (8.75%) CCIE
9 7 (8.75%) MS Office
9 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
9 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
9 7 (8.75%) Web Services

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 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) IIS
2 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.75%) SAS
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.25%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) Smallworld
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
1 7 (8.75%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.25%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.75%) Office 365
4 2 (2.50%) SaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (15.00%) LAN
3 11 (13.75%) Firewall
3 11 (13.75%) VoIP
4 10 (12.50%) WAN
5 8 (10.00%) DNS
6 6 (7.50%) Intranet
6 6 (7.50%) Network Security
7 4 (5.00%) Broadband
7 4 (5.00%) DHCP
7 4 (5.00%) Extranet
7 4 (5.00%) PBX
7 4 (5.00%) SAN
7 4 (5.00%) VLAN
8 3 (3.75%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.75%) MPLS
8 3 (3.75%) NFC
8 3 (3.75%) RFID
8 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.50%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) GIS
3 3 (3.75%) SQLite
4 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.50%) MySQL
4 2 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (3.75%) JIRA
3 3 (3.75%) MSI
4 1 (1.25%) Xcode
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Local Government
4 4 (5.00%) Automotive
5 2 (2.50%) Back Office
5 2 (2.50%) Games
5 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Developer
2 15 (18.75%) Architect
3 11 (13.75%) Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Administrator
5 6 (7.50%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Network Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Security Architect
6 5 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Lead Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Lead Security Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) SQL Support Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) .NET
2 7 (8.75%) Web Services
3 6 (7.50%) jQuery
4 5 (6.25%) HTML
4 5 (6.25%) XML
5 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.00%) CSS
5 4 (5.00%) WF
6 3 (3.75%) HTML5
6 3 (3.75%) SOAP
6 3 (3.75%) WCF
6 3 (3.75%) WPF
7 2 (2.50%) Node.js
7 2 (2.50%) Spring
8 1 (1.25%) JSON
8 1 (1.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) BYOD
3 5 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.25%) User Experience
4 3 (3.75%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.50%) PKI
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.25%) Windows
2 12 (15.00%) Linux
3 8 (10.00%) Unix
4 7 (8.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.50%) Android
6 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.00%) AIX
7 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.50%) Solaris
10 1 (1.25%) CentOS
10 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.00%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (10.00%) Analytics
3 8 (10.00%) Migration
4 7 (8.75%) Project Management
5 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.50%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.50%) Network Architecture
5 6 (7.50%) TOGAF
6 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.00%) DevOps
7 4 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.00%) SOA
7 4 (5.00%) Social Engineering
7 4 (5.00%) Workflow
8 3 (3.75%) Actionable Insight
8 3 (3.75%) Case Management
8 3 (3.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) C#
1 10 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) Java
2 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.25%) Python
3 3 (3.75%) PHP
4 2 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.75%) CCIE
3 6 (7.50%) CCNP
4 5 (6.25%) CCNA
4 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.75%) Degree
6 3 (3.75%) ISEB
6 3 (3.75%) RHCSA
7 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) CISSP
8 1 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) MCSE
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.50%) SCCM
1 2 (2.50%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.25%) Ansible
2 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Cisco
3 8 (10.00%) Google
4 7 (8.75%) VMware
5 4 (5.00%) Nintex
5 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.75%) GENBAND
6 3 (3.75%) Veritas
7 2 (2.50%) BroadSoft
7 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.50%) Lotus
7 2 (2.50%) Teradata
8 1 (1.25%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.25%) Citrix
8 1 (1.25%) Dell
8 1 (1.25%) HP
8 1 (1.25%) IBM
8 1 (1.25%) Juniper
8 1 (1.25%) SonicWALL
Merseyside
Reed Technology
Rate: £16.18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Rate: Free 1 week training programme
Posted: 6 days ago