Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 184 170
Rank change year-on-year -30 -14 -21
Contract jobs citing Internet 1,316 1,369 1,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.43% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.57% 10.51% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 763 1,132
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -2.73% +5.38%
10th Percentile £191 £195 £213
90th Percentile £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +4.00% -2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 128 109
UK median hourly rate £15.30 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.57% -12.50% +23.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.68 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.50 £44.88 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.09 £19.61
% change year-on-year -6.77% -17.95% +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 13,745 13,022 16,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 13.61% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,418 7,830 10,230
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 767 744 810
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.36%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +20.38%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -33 1,217 £425 - 529
UK excluding London -37 733 £390 +4.00% 371
London +1 546 £450 -1.37% 177
South East -22 262 £400 +7.10% 105
North of England -32 150 £375 -8.54% 104
East of England -17 96 £450 +40.63% 47
Midlands -13 95 £325 -13.33% 53
North West -21 71 £388 -3.13% 62
West Midlands +8 67 £320 -11.72% 31
South West -44 61 £355 -9.55% 43
Yorkshire -40 58 £375 -12.79% 34
Scotland -47 41 £390 +9.86% 6
East Midlands -29 29 £358 -27.04% 22
Wales -2 28 £325 +80.56% 5
North East -3 21 £351 -21.94% 8
Northern Ireland +25 1 - - 7
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 314 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (23.40%) Windows
3 265 (20.14%) Microsoft
4 244 (18.54%) Finance
5 228 (17.33%) Firewall
6 201 (15.27%) SQL
7 191 (14.51%) Cisco
8 180 (13.68%) Active Directory
9 179 (13.60%) WAN
10 175 (13.30%) JavaScript
11 173 (13.15%) Security Cleared
12 169 (12.84%) DNS
13 163 (12.39%) Linux
14 159 (12.08%) HTML
15 155 (11.78%) ITIL
16 148 (11.25%) TCP/IP
17 141 (10.71%) Java
18 139 (10.56%) LAN
18 139 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
19 131 (9.95%) SC Cleared
20 129 (9.80%) Python
21 127 (9.65%) Telecoms
22 126 (9.57%) VPN
23 122 (9.27%) .NET
23 122 (9.27%) CSS
24 121 (9.19%) Unix
25 119 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
26 117 (8.89%) Scrum
27 115 (8.74%) Migration
28 113 (8.59%) Amazon AWS

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 83 (6.31%) IIS
1 83 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.65%) Apache
3 45 (3.42%) Confluence
4 39 (2.96%) MS Exchange
5 35 (2.66%) nginx
6 18 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
7 17 (1.29%) CMS
8 15 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.91%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.91%) JBoss
10 12 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.68%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.61%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 119 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.76%) Fireworks
8 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.53%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
11 2 (0.15%) Flinto
11 2 (0.15%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.38%) RMDS
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.076%) Actimize
5 1 (0.076%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.076%) HFM
5 1 (0.076%) Magento
5 1 (0.076%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.076%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 113 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (5.55%) Office 365
4 55 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.52%) GitHub
7 18 (1.37%) IaaS
7 18 (1.37%) SaaS
8 17 (1.29%) PaaS
9 16 (1.22%) Serverless
10 13 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.76%) Akamai
11 10 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.76%) G Suite
12 9 (0.68%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.38%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.30%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.30%) Slack
15 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 228 (17.33%) Firewall
2 179 (13.60%) WAN
3 169 (12.84%) DNS
4 148 (11.25%) TCP/IP
5 139 (10.56%) LAN
6 126 (9.57%) VPN
7 94 (7.14%) SSL
8 87 (6.61%) MPLS
9 79 (6.00%) Intranet
10 74 (5.62%) Wireless
11 68 (5.17%) Network Security
12 59 (4.48%) DHCP
12 59 (4.48%) HTTP
13 58 (4.41%) BGP
14 45 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (3.34%) IPsec
16 42 (3.19%) OSPF
17 39 (2.96%) Ethernet
17 39 (2.96%) VoIP
18 36 (2.74%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.48%) MySQL
3 44 (3.34%) MongoDB
4 35 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 22 (1.67%) Big Data
8 14 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.91%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.68%) Impala
10 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.53%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.53%) MariaDB
11 7 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.53%) Pentaho
11 7 (0.53%) Power BI
12 6 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 106 (8.05%) Jenkins
2 91 (6.91%) Git (software)
3 72 (5.47%) JIRA
4 42 (3.19%) Selenium
5 40 (3.04%) Visual Studio
6 38 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (1.98%) WebDriver
8 24 (1.82%) Artifactory
9 22 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 22 (1.67%) Maven
10 17 (1.29%) MSI
11 14 (1.06%) AdminStudio
11 14 (1.06%) Jasmine
11 14 (1.06%) SoapUI
12 13 (0.99%) Bitbucket
12 13 (0.99%) JUnit
13 12 (0.91%) Vagrant
14 11 (0.84%) Hudson
15 10 (0.76%) Mockito
15 10 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 244 (18.54%) Finance
2 127 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 85 (6.46%) Banking
4 53 (4.03%) Law
5 47 (3.57%) Retail
6 38 (2.89%) Marketing
7 31 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.82%) Legal
9 22 (1.67%) Electronics
10 20 (1.52%) Back Office
11 17 (1.29%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.29%) Publishing
12 11 (0.84%) Automotive
12 11 (0.84%) Games
13 10 (0.76%) Military
14 9 (0.68%) Advertising
14 9 (0.68%) Interactive Media
15 8 (0.61%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.46%) German Language
16 6 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 216 (16.41%) Developer
2 192 (14.59%) Analyst
3 128 (9.73%) Architect
4 93 (7.07%) Network Engineer
5 65 (4.94%) Project Manager
6 59 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 55 (4.18%) Support Engineer
8 46 (3.50%) Service Analyst
9 44 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
10 43 (3.27%) Desktop Support
11 39 (2.96%) Support Analyst
12 38 (2.89%) Business Analyst
13 36 (2.74%) .NET Developer
13 36 (2.74%) Security Engineer
14 34 (2.58%) Consultant
15 33 (2.51%) C# Developer
16 32 (2.43%) Administrator
17 31 (2.36%) React Developer
17 31 (2.36%) Security Analyst
18 29 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (12.08%) HTML
2 122 (9.27%) .NET
2 122 (9.27%) CSS
3 105 (7.98%) Web Services
4 73 (5.55%) HTML5
5 71 (5.40%) REST
6 66 (5.02%) XML
7 58 (4.41%) React
8 49 (3.72%) jQuery
9 43 (3.27%) CSS3
9 43 (3.27%) SOAP
10 42 (3.19%) AngularJS
11 37 (2.81%) .NET Framework
12 36 (2.74%) JSON
13 35 (2.66%) ASP.NET
14 34 (2.58%) Node.js
15 28 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
15 28 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
16 25 (1.90%) Spring
17 24 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 77 (5.85%) Internet of Things
4 66 (5.02%) User Experience
5 50 (3.80%) Client/Server
5 50 (3.80%) Mobile App
6 47 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 45 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (3.19%) PKI
9 37 (2.81%) Management Information System
10 32 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
11 27 (2.05%) Online Banking
12 21 (1.60%) RIA
13 20 (1.52%) NHS
13 20 (1.52%) Public Cloud
14 18 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (1.29%) Smartphone
16 16 (1.22%) Clustering
16 16 (1.22%) Digital TV
17 15 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 308 (23.40%) Windows
2 163 (12.39%) Linux
3 121 (9.19%) Unix
4 94 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 85 (6.46%) Windows 7
6 70 (5.32%) Windows 10
7 56 (4.26%) Android
8 53 (4.03%) Apple iOS
9 38 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (2.51%) Solaris
11 32 (2.43%) Windows XP
12 30 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (1.22%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.99%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.91%) SUSE
17 11 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
18 10 (0.76%) CentOS
18 10 (0.76%) Mac OS X
19 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (11.78%) ITIL
3 139 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
4 117 (8.89%) Scrum
5 115 (8.74%) Migration
6 96 (7.29%) DevOps
6 96 (7.29%) TDD
7 82 (6.23%) Test Automation
8 81 (6.16%) Project Management
9 76 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (5.62%) Data Protection
10 74 (5.62%) Open Source
11 69 (5.24%) Configuration Management
11 69 (5.24%) SDLC
12 68 (5.17%) E-Commerce
13 67 (5.09%) Web Development
14 64 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 61 (4.64%) Information Security
15 61 (4.64%) Load Balancing
16 59 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 201 (15.27%) SQL
2 175 (13.30%) JavaScript
3 141 (10.71%) Java
4 129 (9.80%) Python
5 106 (8.05%) C#
6 89 (6.76%) PowerShell
7 62 (4.71%) Bash Shell
8 57 (4.33%) Perl
8 57 (4.33%) Ruby
9 47 (3.57%) C
10 36 (2.74%) C++
11 31 (2.36%) PHP
12 25 (1.90%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.82%) ES6
14 23 (1.75%) TypeScript
15 20 (1.52%) VBScript
16 19 (1.44%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.29%) VB
18 13 (0.99%) Apple Swift
19 12 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 173 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 131 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 105 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (6.31%) Degree
5 72 (5.47%) CCNP
6 62 (4.71%) CCNA
7 55 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 47 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 33 (2.51%) MCSE
10 30 (2.28%) CCIE
11 27 (2.05%) MCSA
12 22 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 22 (1.67%) CISSP
13 21 (1.60%) CCDP
13 21 (1.60%) ISEB
14 20 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.99%) MCP
16 9 (0.68%) BC Cleared
16 9 (0.68%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.02%) QA
2 61 (4.64%) GDPR
3 27 (2.05%) SLA
4 17 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.14%) PMO
6 14 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (0.38%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.23%) COBIT
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%) WCAG
11 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.076%) PMBOK
System Software
1 180 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 92 (6.99%) Docker
3 61 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.75%) vSphere
5 22 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (1.29%) etcd
7 17 (1.29%) flannel
7 17 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.14%) ProxySG
8 15 (1.14%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.84%) VirtualBox
9 11 (0.84%) XenApp
10 10 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.61%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.61%) iptables
11 8 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.46%) Firmware
13 5 (0.38%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 71 (5.40%) SCCM
2 58 (4.41%) Kubernetes
3 56 (4.26%) Puppet
4 54 (4.10%) Ansible
5 31 (2.36%) Terraform
6 27 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (1.98%) HAProxy
8 17 (1.29%) rkt
8 17 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 16 (1.22%) logstash
10 15 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (1.06%) WSUS
12 13 (0.99%) Grafana
13 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (0.91%) OpenView
13 12 (0.91%) SCOM
14 11 (0.84%) QRadar
15 10 (0.76%) HP ALM
15 10 (0.76%) OVSD
Vendors
1 265 (20.14%) Microsoft
2 191 (14.51%) Cisco
3 82 (6.23%) VMware
4 76 (5.78%) CheckPoint
5 67 (5.09%) Juniper
5 67 (5.09%) Oracle
6 65 (4.94%) Citrix
7 56 (4.26%) HP
8 46 (3.50%) F5
9 45 (3.42%) Palo Alto
10 37 (2.81%) IBM
11 32 (2.43%) Blue Coat
12 31 (2.36%) Google
12 31 (2.36%) McAfee
12 31 (2.36%) Splunk
13 29 (2.20%) SAP
14 27 (2.05%) Aruba
15 25 (1.90%) Red Hat
16 20 (1.52%) Adobe
16 20 (1.52%) Symantec