Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 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
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 202 170
Rank change year-on-year -16 -32 -16
Contract jobs citing Internet 1,298 1,325 1,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.33% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.64% 9.81% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 778 1,123
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.84% +1.88%
10th Percentile £186 £170 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 121 119
UK median hourly rate £15.30 £16.41 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.74% -14.69% +13.12%
10th Percentile £11.89 £10.75 £10.16
90th Percentile £27.25 £40.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £15.05 £19.61
% change year-on-year +1.68% -23.27% +21.35%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,462 13,506 16,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 13.59% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,098 8,235 9,986
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £200 £187 £220
90th Percentile £605 £582 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 723 831
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -16.30% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.32 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -22.00% +25.00%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Internet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in the UK

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in the UK

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in the UK

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in the UK

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Internet in the UK

Internet
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England -15 1,217 £425 +3.98% 565
UK excluding London +4 788 £400 +8.11% 417
London -45 473 £440 -2.22% 178
South East +11 302 £433 +17.03% 111
North of England -12 150 £400 -5.88% 100
Midlands -8 111 £360 -4.00% 71
East of England +21 110 £450 +36.36% 59
North West 0 79 £400 +12.28% 71
West Midlands +6 73 £360 -0.69% 47
South West -19 59 £355 -5.33% 46
Yorkshire -26 54 £423 -1.74% 19
East Midlands +1 38 £325 -31.58% 24
Scotland -55 35 £376 +5.77% 17
Wales -12 21 £390 +116.67% 9
North East +8 17 £363 -28.04% 10
Northern Ireland +35 1 - - 4
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for Internet.

1 337 (25.96%) Windows
2 291 (22.42%) Microsoft
3 248 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
4 245 (18.88%) Firewall
5 206 (15.87%) Finance
6 199 (15.33%) Cisco
7 196 (15.10%) WAN
8 194 (14.95%) Active Directory
9 176 (13.56%) SQL
10 173 (13.33%) ITIL
11 165 (12.71%) JavaScript
12 161 (12.40%) Linux
13 158 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
14 157 (12.10%) Security Cleared
15 153 (11.79%) HTML
16 152 (11.71%) TCP/IP
17 151 (11.63%) DNS
18 144 (11.09%) LAN
19 136 (10.48%) Python
20 133 (10.25%) CSS
21 126 (9.71%) VPN
21 126 (9.71%) Migration
22 123 (9.48%) Microsoft Office
23 119 (9.17%) Data Protection
24 117 (9.01%) Java
25 115 (8.86%) Telecoms
25 115 (8.86%) SC Cleared
26 114 (8.78%) Unix
27 110 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
28 109 (8.40%) Scrum

Internet
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 97 (7.47%) IIS
2 72 (5.55%) SharePoint
3 57 (4.39%) Apache
4 38 (2.93%) MS Exchange
5 30 (2.31%) Confluence
6 23 (1.77%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.62%) nginx
8 19 (1.46%) CMS
9 16 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (1.16%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.08%) Skype for Business
12 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.62%) JBoss
15 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.46%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.46%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.31%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 123 (9.48%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.16%) Photoshop
6 13 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.77%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.23%) Autodesk Inventor
9 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.23%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.077%) HipChat
10 1 (0.077%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.15%) SAP FI-GL
3 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.077%) Actimize
4 1 (0.077%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.077%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.077%) HFM
4 1 (0.077%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.077%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.077%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.077%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 107 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (6.24%) Office 365
4 31 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (1.39%) SaaS
8 17 (1.31%) IaaS
9 16 (1.23%) PaaS
10 14 (1.08%) Akamai
10 14 (1.08%) OpenShift
11 13 (1.00%) GitHub
12 10 (0.77%) Serverless
13 9 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.62%) G Suite
15 6 (0.46%) Sauce Labs
16 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
17 4 (0.31%) Datadog
17 4 (0.31%) OneDrive
17 4 (0.31%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 245 (18.88%) Firewall
2 196 (15.10%) WAN
3 152 (11.71%) TCP/IP
4 151 (11.63%) DNS
5 144 (11.09%) LAN
6 126 (9.71%) VPN
7 101 (7.78%) Wireless
8 97 (7.47%) Intranet
9 78 (6.01%) SSL
10 77 (5.93%) HTTP
10 77 (5.93%) MPLS
11 71 (5.47%) Network Security
12 66 (5.08%) BGP
13 60 (4.62%) DHCP
14 48 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
15 47 (3.62%) VoIP
16 45 (3.47%) OSPF
17 42 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
18 39 (3.00%) IPsec
19 37 (2.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.85%) Relational Database
3 33 (2.54%) Big Data
4 32 (2.47%) MySQL
5 30 (2.31%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.77%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.39%) Apache Hive
9 16 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (1.16%) Flink
11 10 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (0.69%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.62%) Impala
13 8 (0.62%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.54%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.54%) Power BI
15 6 (0.46%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 88 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 86 (6.63%) Git (software)
3 61 (4.70%) JIRA
4 41 (3.16%) Selenium
5 39 (3.00%) Visual Studio
6 36 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (1.93%) Maven
7 25 (1.93%) WebDriver
8 22 (1.69%) Cucumber
9 15 (1.16%) Bitbucket
10 13 (1.00%) MSI
11 12 (0.92%) AdminStudio
12 11 (0.85%) Hudson
12 11 (0.85%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.85%) Subversion
12 11 (0.85%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.77%) InstallShield
13 10 (0.77%) Jasmine
13 10 (0.77%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.69%) JUnit
General
1 206 (15.87%) Finance
2 115 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 90 (6.93%) Law
4 76 (5.86%) Banking
5 45 (3.47%) Retail
6 31 (2.39%) Legal
7 24 (1.85%) Marketing
8 19 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.39%) Publishing
10 16 (1.23%) Back Office
11 13 (1.00%) Electronics
11 13 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.85%) Automotive
12 11 (0.85%) Games
13 9 (0.69%) Interactive Media
13 9 (0.69%) Military
14 8 (0.62%) Billing
14 8 (0.62%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.54%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 214 (16.49%) Developer
2 195 (15.02%) Analyst
3 125 (9.63%) Architect
4 100 (7.70%) Network Engineer
5 63 (4.85%) Service Analyst
6 62 (4.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 54 (4.16%) Project Manager
8 49 (3.78%) Support Engineer
9 42 (3.24%) Desktop Support
10 39 (3.00%) Consultant
11 38 (2.93%) .NET Developer
12 36 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 36 (2.77%) Support Analyst
13 35 (2.70%) Security Engineer
14 34 (2.62%) Business Analyst
15 32 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 30 (2.31%) Administrator
16 30 (2.31%) Senior Network Engineer
16 30 (2.31%) Software Engineer
17 27 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (11.79%) HTML
2 133 (10.25%) CSS
3 101 (7.78%) Web Services
4 99 (7.63%) .NET
5 61 (4.70%) XML
6 60 (4.62%) React
7 58 (4.47%) HTML5
8 53 (4.08%) jQuery
9 52 (4.01%) REST
10 45 (3.47%) AngularJS
11 42 (3.24%) CSS3
12 41 (3.16%) ASP.NET
13 36 (2.77%) .NET Framework
14 31 (2.39%) LAMP
15 30 (2.31%) JSON
16 29 (2.23%) Ajax
16 29 (2.23%) SOAP
17 28 (2.16%) RESTful
18 27 (2.08%) Node.js
19 23 (1.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (7.24%) Data Centre
3 78 (6.01%) Internet of Things
4 60 (4.62%) User Experience
5 54 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (3.39%) Computer Science
7 40 (3.08%) Mobile App
8 37 (2.85%) Client/Server
8 37 (2.85%) PKI
9 36 (2.77%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
10 24 (1.85%) NHS
11 21 (1.62%) Online Banking
12 20 (1.54%) RIA
13 18 (1.39%) iPhone
13 18 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (1.31%) Blackberry
14 17 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (1.23%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 337 (25.96%) Windows
2 161 (12.40%) Linux
3 114 (8.78%) Unix
4 105 (8.09%) Windows Server
5 86 (6.63%) Windows 7
6 79 (6.09%) Windows 10
7 51 (3.93%) Apple iOS
8 45 (3.47%) Android
9 37 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (2.47%) Windows XP
11 30 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (2.00%) Solaris
13 25 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (1.23%) Windows Vista
16 14 (1.08%) SUSE
17 13 (1.00%) CentOS
17 13 (1.00%) Mac OS X
17 13 (1.00%) Ubuntu
17 13 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (13.33%) ITIL
3 158 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
4 126 (9.71%) Migration
5 119 (9.17%) Data Protection
6 109 (8.40%) Scrum
7 89 (6.86%) TDD
8 84 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
9 80 (6.16%) DevOps
10 79 (6.09%) Web Development
11 68 (5.24%) Test Automation
12 61 (4.70%) Kalman Filter
12 61 (4.70%) SDLC
13 60 (4.62%) Software Engineering
14 58 (4.47%) Analytics
14 58 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (4.39%) E-Commerce
16 56 (4.31%) Information Security
17 55 (4.24%) Open Source
18 54 (4.16%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (13.56%) SQL
2 165 (12.71%) JavaScript
3 136 (10.48%) Python
4 117 (9.01%) Java
5 88 (6.78%) C#
6 78 (6.01%) PowerShell
7 57 (4.39%) Perl
8 43 (3.31%) C
8 43 (3.31%) Ruby
9 37 (2.85%) Bash Shell
10 35 (2.70%) PHP
11 33 (2.54%) Shell Script
12 25 (1.93%) C++
13 23 (1.77%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.69%) ES6
15 20 (1.54%) TypeScript
15 20 (1.54%) VBScript
16 13 (1.00%) VB
17 11 (0.85%) Apple Swift
17 11 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 157 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 115 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 105 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (5.62%) CCNP
4 73 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (5.47%) Degree
6 56 (4.31%) MCSE
7 49 (3.78%) CCNA
8 37 (2.85%) DV Cleared
9 31 (2.39%) MCSA
10 26 (2.00%) CCIE
11 24 (1.85%) CISSP
12 20 (1.54%) MCP
13 19 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
14 18 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (1.16%) ISEB
17 14 (1.08%) CCDP
18 13 (1.00%) ISTQB
19 12 (0.92%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.09%) GDPR
2 60 (4.62%) QA
3 28 (2.16%) SLA
4 12 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.62%) PMO
7 7 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
7 7 (0.54%) WCAG
8 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 3 (0.23%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.23%) RMADS
10 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) TickIT
11 1 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 194 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 84 (6.47%) Docker
3 57 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.69%) ProxySG
5 19 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.92%) VirtualBox
7 12 (0.92%) vSphere
7 12 (0.92%) XenApp
8 10 (0.77%) iptables
9 8 (0.62%) KVM
10 7 (0.54%) etcd
10 7 (0.54%) flannel
10 7 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.39%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 75 (5.78%) SCCM
2 46 (3.54%) Ansible
3 44 (3.39%) Kubernetes
4 42 (3.24%) Puppet
5 36 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.46%) Terraform
7 17 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
8 15 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (0.92%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.77%) OpenView
10 10 (0.77%) SCOM
10 10 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.69%) OVSD
11 9 (0.69%) WSUS
12 8 (0.62%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.54%) CFEngine
13 7 (0.54%) logstash
13 7 (0.54%) SELinux
13 7 (0.54%) yum
Vendors
1 291 (22.42%) Microsoft
2 199 (15.33%) Cisco
3 78 (6.01%) Juniper
4 77 (5.93%) Citrix
5 74 (5.70%) CheckPoint
5 74 (5.70%) VMware
6 72 (5.55%) Oracle
7 55 (4.24%) F5
8 51 (3.93%) Blue Coat
9 48 (3.70%) McAfee
10 45 (3.47%) HP
11 44 (3.39%) Palo Alto
12 39 (3.00%) Splunk
13 34 (2.62%) Red Hat
14 33 (2.54%) Aruba
15 32 (2.47%) Adobe
16 31 (2.39%) Google
17 30 (2.31%) IBM
18 23 (1.77%) Fortinet
19 20 (1.54%) SAP