Period
to 22 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 22 January 2020 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 > South West
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 160 138
Rank change year-on-year +4 -22 -23
Contract jobs citing Internet 61 67 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.04% 1.05% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 7.17% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 48 27
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +28.79% -4.00%
10th Percentile £215 £200 £237
90th Percentile £550 £509 £560
England median daily rate £441 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.82% +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
South West median hourly rate £12.81 - £13.00
10th Percentile £11.90 - £11.50
90th Percentile £13.71 - £28.95
England median hourly rate £19.00 £15.48 £13.50
% change year-on-year +22.78% +14.63% -27.03%

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 South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 839 935 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.28% 14.59% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 539 458
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £225 £149 £181
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £412 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -3.00% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 47 46
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £37.55 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.51% +40.37% -29.14%
10th Percentile £13.98 £13.90 £13.25
90th Percentile £52.63 £48.75 £43.63
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +19.94% +0.32% -16.89%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Internet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in the South West

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Internet in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in the South West

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in the South West

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in the South West

Internet
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 22 January 2020. 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
Gloucestershire +9 27 £475 -2.06% 13
Bristol +11 12 £419 +4.69% 12
Wiltshire -9 7 £375 -11.76% 7
Somerset +11 6 £425 +115.19% 7
Devon +5 4 £425 +125.17% 9
Dorset +1 4 £165 -61.18% 4
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 South West region with a requirement for Internet.

1 35 (57.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (47.54%) DV Cleared
2 29 (47.54%) SC Cleared
3 25 (40.98%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (39.34%) C
4 24 (39.34%) DNS
5 23 (37.70%) Military
6 21 (34.43%) Google
7 20 (32.79%) Apple
8 19 (31.15%) DevOps
9 17 (27.87%) Windows
9 17 (27.87%) Software Engineering
10 16 (26.23%) OO
10 16 (26.23%) C++
10 16 (26.23%) OOD
11 14 (22.95%) TDD
11 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (22.95%) BDD
12 10 (16.39%) Information Security
12 10 (16.39%) SNMP
13 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
13 9 (14.75%) UML
13 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (13.11%) Cryptography
14 8 (13.11%) SysML
14 8 (13.11%) Linux
14 8 (13.11%) Java
14 8 (13.11%) DHCP
14 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
15 7 (11.48%) ASIC

Internet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 4 (6.56%) CMS
1 4 (6.56%) Drupal
2 3 (4.92%) Apache
2 3 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.28%) Confluence
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.28%) JBoss
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) nginx
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) SilverStripe
4 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (4.92%) Acrobat
3 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.64%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Azure
1 5 (8.20%) IaaS
2 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.28%) AWS
3 2 (3.28%) PaaS
3 2 (3.28%) Serverless
4 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.64%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (39.34%) DNS
2 10 (16.39%) SNMP
3 8 (13.11%) DHCP
4 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.20%) Intranet
5 5 (8.20%) LAN
5 5 (8.20%) VPN
5 5 (8.20%) WAN
6 4 (6.56%) Firewall
6 4 (6.56%) Wireless
7 3 (4.92%) Extranet
7 3 (4.92%) OSPF
8 2 (3.28%) BGP
8 2 (3.28%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.28%) IPsec
8 2 (3.28%) NAS
8 2 (3.28%) RIP
8 2 (3.28%) SSL
8 2 (3.28%) TACACS
8 2 (3.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.28%) Gradle
2 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.64%) Rational Rose
General
1 23 (37.70%) Military
2 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.84%) Public Sector
4 4 (6.56%) Electronics
4 4 (6.56%) Finance
5 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.92%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Software Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) C++ Software Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Embedded Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) C Software Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Embedded C Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Desktop Support
5 7 (11.48%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Network Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.92%) Web Services
3 2 (3.28%) .NET Core
3 2 (3.28%) HTML
3 2 (3.28%) J2EE
3 2 (3.28%) jQuery
3 2 (3.28%) LDAP
3 2 (3.28%) Node.js
3 2 (3.28%) React
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) Ajax
4 1 (1.64%) Google Maps API
4 1 (1.64%) HTML5
4 1 (1.64%) Java EE
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) Spring
4 1 (1.64%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.64%) XHTML
4 1 (1.64%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) ASIC
1 7 (11.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.56%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.56%) Internet of Things
4 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.28%) HP Storage
5 2 (3.28%) PDA
5 2 (3.28%) Wiki
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Linux
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.92%) Solaris
5 3 (4.92%) Unix
6 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (31.15%) DevOps
3 17 (27.87%) Software Engineering
4 16 (26.23%) OO
4 16 (26.23%) OOD
5 14 (22.95%) BDD
5 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (22.95%) TDD
6 10 (16.39%) Information Security
7 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (14.75%) UML
8 8 (13.11%) Cryptography
8 8 (13.11%) SysML
9 7 (11.48%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (11.48%) Systems Engineering
10 5 (8.20%) Migration
11 4 (6.56%) Content Management
11 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
11 4 (6.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) C
2 16 (26.23%) C++
3 8 (13.11%) Java
4 3 (4.92%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) SQL
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (57.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (47.54%) DV Cleared
2 29 (47.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) RIBA
4 2 (3.28%) CCIP
4 2 (3.28%) CCNA
4 2 (3.28%) CCNP
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.64%) CCSA
5 1 (1.64%) CCSE
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) SNIA Certification
5 1 (1.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) RMADS
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Docker
3 1 (1.64%) Gluster
3 1 (1.64%) GlusterFS
3 1 (1.64%) LXC
3 1 (1.64%) NFS
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.28%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.64%) Ansible
2 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.64%) QRadar
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Google
2 20 (32.79%) Apple
3 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.84%) Cisco
5 4 (6.56%) HP
6 3 (4.92%) Adobe
6 3 (4.92%) F5
6 3 (4.92%) SAP
7 2 (3.28%) BiZZdesign
7 2 (3.28%) Bomgar
7 2 (3.28%) Brocade
7 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.28%) EMC
7 2 (3.28%) Juniper
7 2 (3.28%) McAfee
7 2 (3.28%) NetApp
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle
7 2 (3.28%) Peregrine
7 2 (3.28%) Remedy
7 2 (3.28%) VMware