Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 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
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 244 208 222
Rank change year-on-year -36 +14 -31
Contract jobs citing Internet 298 1,171 1,306
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.34% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 10.15% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 664 730
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £201 £184
90th Percentile £638 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £419 £400
% change year-on-year -1.13% +4.69% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 68 81
Median hourly rate £32.75 £16.00 £15.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.69% +4.58% -10.00%
10th Percentile £16.48 £12.00 £11.28
90th Percentile £35.98 £82.50 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.33 £14.25 £15.30
% change year-on-year +77.75% -6.86% -4.38%

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 4,045 11,538 13,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.61% 13.21% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,318 7,009 8,199
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.19% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 616 716
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.37 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.88% +36.85% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.65 £13.06 £12.21
90th Percentile £54.50 £53.75 £47.92
Median hourly rate £33.25 £23.59 £19.39
% change year-on-year +40.95% +21.69% +4.78%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Internet in the UK

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Internet.

Daily rate trend for Internet in the UK

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Internet over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Internet in the UK

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Internet.

Hourly rate trend for Internet in the UK

Internet
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Internet over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Internet in the UK

Internet
Top 16 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 22 September 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
England -27 267 £468 +6.86% 199
London +12 145 £490 +3.16% 76
UK excluding London -39 130 £414 -1.13% 139
Work from Home -38 48 £450 +5.88% 34
South East +21 42 £450 +5.88% 31
North of England +58 32 £500 +33.33% 35
East of England +57 16 £303 -24.25% 10
North West +47 16 £450 +12.50% 20
South West +52 14 £413 +3.13% 19
Midlands +12 12 £335 -0.74% 28
West Midlands +32 9 £338 +1.12% 21
Yorkshire +44 8 £600 +71.43% 10
North East +43 8 £572 +43.00% 5
Scotland 0 8 £185 -58.89% 7
Wales +23 6 £140 -68.18% 2
East Midlands +18 3 £246 -35.20% 7

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 with a requirement for Internet.

1 92 (30.87%) Windows
2 90 (30.20%) Firewall
3 69 (23.15%) WAN
4 63 (21.14%) Microsoft
5 61 (20.47%) Cisco
6 57 (19.13%) Linux
7 55 (18.46%) LAN
7 55 (18.46%) Azure
8 54 (18.12%) VPN
9 50 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (16.11%) Security Cleared
10 48 (16.11%) TCP/IP
10 48 (16.11%) Active Directory
11 42 (14.09%) SC Cleared
11 42 (14.09%) Data Centre
12 41 (13.76%) .NET
12 41 (13.76%) Wireless
13 40 (13.42%) Finance
14 39 (13.09%) Java
14 39 (13.09%) DevOps
15 38 (12.75%) DNS
15 38 (12.75%) DMZ
16 37 (12.42%) PKI
16 37 (12.42%) AWS
17 35 (11.74%) Public Sector
18 33 (11.07%) Network Security
18 33 (11.07%) Intranet
18 33 (11.07%) Telecoms
19 31 (10.40%) CISSP
19 31 (10.40%) Cybersecurity

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 16 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.36%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.02%) Confluence
4 8 (2.68%) IIS
5 7 (2.35%) Apache
5 7 (2.35%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.34%) CMS
7 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.01%) SAS
8 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.67%) Drupal
8 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) Documentum
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.34%) Jetty
9 1 (0.34%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.34%) Maya
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.34%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) assyst
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.34%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 55 (18.46%) Azure
2 37 (12.42%) AWS
3 26 (8.72%) PaaS
4 21 (7.05%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (5.37%) IaaS
5 16 (5.37%) Office 365
6 12 (4.03%) SaaS
7 9 (3.02%) GCP
8 7 (2.35%) GitHub
9 5 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.34%) NuGet
10 4 (1.34%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.34%) Slack
11 3 (1.01%) Serverless
12 2 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.34%) Route 53
13 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 90 (30.20%) Firewall
2 69 (23.15%) WAN
3 55 (18.46%) LAN
4 54 (18.12%) VPN
5 48 (16.11%) TCP/IP
6 41 (13.76%) Wireless
7 38 (12.75%) DMZ
7 38 (12.75%) DNS
8 33 (11.07%) Intranet
8 33 (11.07%) Network Security
9 29 (9.73%) OSPF
10 28 (9.40%) Ethernet
11 24 (8.05%) SNMP
12 21 (7.05%) BGP
13 18 (6.04%) IPsec
13 18 (6.04%) MPLS
13 18 (6.04%) TACACS
13 18 (6.04%) VoIP
14 15 (5.03%) DHCP
15 13 (4.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.36%) MySQL
3 9 (3.02%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.01%) Big Data
5 6 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.34%) Power BI
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.67%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.67%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Spanner
9 1 (0.34%) CockroachDB
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 13 (4.36%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.36%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.02%) JIRA
4 8 (2.68%) SonarQube
5 7 (2.35%) Bitbucket
6 6 (2.01%) Maven
7 5 (1.68%) Selenium
7 5 (1.68%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.34%) FishEye
8 4 (1.34%) JUnit
8 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.01%) Gradle
10 2 (0.67%) Hudson
10 2 (0.67%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.67%) Mockito
10 2 (0.67%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (13.42%) Finance
2 35 (11.74%) Public Sector
3 33 (11.07%) Telecoms
4 23 (7.72%) Banking
5 6 (2.01%) Electronics
5 6 (2.01%) Marketing
6 5 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.67%) Local Government
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Police
10 1 (0.34%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (12.75%) Architect
2 24 (8.05%) Analyst
2 24 (8.05%) Developer
3 21 (7.05%) Network Engineer
3 21 (7.05%) Security Architect
4 18 (6.04%) Security Engineer
4 18 (6.04%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.03%) IT Engineer
5 15 (5.03%) Security Specialist
6 14 (4.70%) IT Support
7 12 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (4.03%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (3.69%) Consultant
8 11 (3.69%) Desktop Support
8 11 (3.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (3.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 10 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (3.02%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 9 (3.02%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (3.02%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.76%) .NET
2 20 (6.71%) Web Services
3 15 (5.03%) CSS
3 15 (5.03%) HTML
4 10 (3.36%) React
4 10 (3.36%) RESTful
5 9 (3.02%) JSON
5 9 (3.02%) Node.js
6 8 (2.68%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.01%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.01%) REST
7 6 (2.01%) Spring
7 6 (2.01%) XML
8 5 (1.68%) 802.1X
8 5 (1.68%) Kafka
8 5 (1.68%) Middleware
8 5 (1.68%) SAML
9 4 (1.34%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.34%) LAMP
9 4 (1.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.09%) Data Centre
2 37 (12.42%) PKI
3 21 (7.05%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.69%) Internet of Things
7 10 (3.36%) Client/Server
7 10 (3.36%) Replication
7 10 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (3.02%) User Experience
9 8 (2.68%) Algorithms
10 6 (2.01%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.68%) Blog
11 5 (1.68%) CESG
11 5 (1.68%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.68%) NHS
11 5 (1.68%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.34%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 92 (30.87%) Windows
2 57 (19.13%) Linux
3 25 (8.39%) Unix
4 12 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.01%) Android
5 6 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.34%) Solaris
6 4 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.67%) HPUX
8 2 (0.67%) SUSE
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.67%) zOS
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (13.09%) DevOps
3 31 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (10.07%) Information Security
5 28 (9.40%) Project Management
6 25 (8.39%) Security Architecture
6 25 (8.39%) SIEM
7 23 (7.72%) Migration
8 19 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (6.04%) ITIL
9 18 (6.04%) Product Roadmap
10 17 (5.70%) Change Management
10 17 (5.70%) Network Virtualisation
10 17 (5.70%) Scrum
11 16 (5.37%) Security Operations
12 14 (4.70%) Network Management
12 14 (4.70%) Risk Management
13 13 (4.36%) Open Source
13 13 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.09%) Java
2 22 (7.38%) JavaScript
3 19 (6.38%) C
3 19 (6.38%) C#
3 19 (6.38%) Python
4 15 (5.03%) Bash Shell
4 15 (5.03%) SQL
5 13 (4.36%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.68%) Ruby
7 4 (1.34%) Go
7 4 (1.34%) Java 8
7 4 (1.34%) PHP
7 4 (1.34%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.34%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.01%) C++
8 3 (1.01%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.67%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.67%) Groovy
9 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 42 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.40%) CISSP
4 28 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (8.05%) Degree
6 19 (6.38%) CCNP
7 14 (4.70%) CCNA
8 12 (4.03%) BC Cleared
9 11 (3.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (3.69%) GIAC
10 10 (3.36%) CISA
10 10 (3.36%) CREST Certified
11 9 (3.02%) ECDL
12 8 (2.68%) CCDP
12 8 (2.68%) CISM
13 7 (2.35%) CCIP
14 6 (2.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 6 (2.01%) CCSP
15 4 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (1.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.70%) QA
2 6 (2.01%) SLA
3 4 (1.34%) COBIT
3 4 (1.34%) NIST
4 2 (0.67%) AICPA
4 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.67%) NCSC
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (16.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.68%) BitLocker
4 8 (2.68%) Docker
5 4 (1.34%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.34%) Squid
5 4 (1.34%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.34%) vSphere
6 3 (1.01%) Snort
7 2 (0.67%) RACF
7 2 (0.67%) UAG
7 2 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.34%) iptables
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (5.37%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.36%) Terraform
3 12 (4.03%) Ansible
4 9 (3.02%) EnCase
4 9 (3.02%) FTK
5 7 (2.35%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.68%) SCCM
7 4 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.01%) Puppet
8 3 (1.01%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.67%) CASB
9 2 (0.67%) Nagios
9 2 (0.67%) OPNET
9 2 (0.67%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.67%) SCOM
10 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.34%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (21.14%) Microsoft
2 61 (20.47%) Cisco
3 18 (6.04%) Juniper
3 18 (6.04%) VMware
4 17 (5.70%) Oracle
5 12 (4.03%) Palo Alto
6 9 (3.02%) Cellebrite
6 9 (3.02%) CyberArk
7 7 (2.35%) SAP
8 6 (2.01%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (2.01%) Citrix
8 6 (2.01%) F5
8 6 (2.01%) Fortinet
8 6 (2.01%) Google
8 6 (2.01%) Nokia
8 6 (2.01%) Veracode
9 5 (1.68%) Blue Coat
9 5 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.68%) Splunk
9 5 (1.68%) Veeam