Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 169 150
Rank change year-on-year -20 -19 -13
Contract jobs citing Internet 1,408 1,568 1,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.62% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.52% 10.80% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 1,028 1,059
UK median daily rate £400 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% +3.23%
10th Percentile £170 £181 £194
90th Percentile £604 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -1.33% -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 122 110
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.86% - +8.83%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.64 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.50 £35.95 £40.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.45 £18.25 £17.33
% change year-on-year -26.29% +5.31% +23.79%

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 13,378 14,522 15,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 14.98% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,260 8,820 8,714
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 753 922
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £22.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year -16.11% +6.50% -6.10%

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 19 January 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 19 January 2018.

Contractor 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 19 January 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 -19 1,309 £400 -5.88% 737
UK excluding London -41 722 £370 -1.33% 507
London -19 668 £450 - 258
South East -8 275 £370 -1.33% 122
Midlands +50 118 £380 -9.52% 91
North of England -67 105 £413 -2.94% 122
East of England -31 86 £328 -2.24% 80
West Midlands +34 72 £398 -11.67% 58
Scotland -40 72 £350 +6.06% 13
North West -20 61 £350 -17.65% 89
South West -25 58 £330 -4.00% 64
East Midlands +25 46 £298 -34.79% 33
Yorkshire -53 36 £468 +3.89% 28
Wales +7 11 £442 +30.95% 11
North East +8 9 £504 +15.14% 5
Northern Ireland -35 1 £450 +100.00% 3

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for Internet.

1 351 (24.93%) Windows
2 349 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (21.31%) Finance
4 283 (20.10%) Java
5 267 (18.96%) Microsoft
6 228 (16.19%) Firewall
7 205 (14.56%) Cisco
8 182 (12.93%) Linux
9 172 (12.22%) JavaScript
10 170 (12.07%) HTML
11 169 (12.00%) SQL
11 169 (12.00%) Active Directory
12 164 (11.65%) Web Services
13 162 (11.51%) WAN
14 158 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
15 151 (10.72%) Oracle
16 146 (10.37%) LAN
16 146 (10.37%) Security Cleared
17 144 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
18 143 (10.16%) ITIL
19 136 (9.66%) Banking
20 134 (9.52%) DNS
21 133 (9.45%) VPN
22 126 (8.95%) Wireless
23 124 (8.81%) Degree
24 122 (8.66%) SC Cleared
24 122 (8.66%) DevOps
25 121 (8.59%) Windows 7
25 121 (8.59%) Unix
26 119 (8.45%) XML

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 69 (4.90%) IIS
2 67 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 47 (3.34%) JBoss
4 44 (3.13%) Apache
4 44 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 43 (3.05%) CMS
6 34 (2.41%) MS Exchange
7 28 (1.99%) Confluence
8 24 (1.70%) Tomcat
8 24 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 21 (1.49%) IBM Notes
9 21 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
10 18 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (1.07%) Skype for Business
12 14 (0.99%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.92%) nginx
14 11 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
15 10 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 158 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (2.77%) Spreadsheet
4 26 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.92%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.21%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.21%) SPSS
10 2 (0.14%) Mingle
11 1 (0.071%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.071%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 33 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (2.20%) Oracle Receivables
3 30 (2.13%) Oracle Assets
3 30 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 30 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
3 30 (2.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 30 (2.13%) Oracle iProcurement
3 30 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
4 22 (1.56%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 7 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.28%) Workfront
9 3 (0.21%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.21%) Radian6
9 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.14%) Magento
10 2 (0.14%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 144 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (5.33%) Office 365
4 45 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (2.56%) SaaS
6 32 (2.27%) IaaS
7 30 (2.13%) PaaS
8 18 (1.28%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.99%) GitHub
9 14 (0.99%) Sauce Labs
10 12 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.57%) Serverless
14 7 (0.50%) AdWords
14 7 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.43%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 6 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 228 (16.19%) Firewall
2 162 (11.51%) WAN
3 146 (10.37%) LAN
4 134 (9.52%) DNS
5 133 (9.45%) VPN
6 126 (8.95%) Wireless
7 116 (8.24%) TCP/IP
8 105 (7.46%) SSL
9 87 (6.18%) Intranet
10 78 (5.54%) HTTP
11 74 (5.26%) MPLS
12 68 (4.83%) Network Security
13 64 (4.55%) DHCP
14 47 (3.34%) BGP
14 47 (3.34%) SAN
15 41 (2.91%) OSPF
16 39 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
17 38 (2.70%) VLAN
18 34 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
18 34 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 50 (3.55%) MySQL
4 46 (3.27%) MongoDB
5 37 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 36 (2.56%) Big Data
6 36 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 33 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (1.63%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (1.56%) Redis
11 20 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 18 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (1.28%) Oracle Discoverer
13 17 (1.21%) MarkLogic
14 15 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.85%) HBase
16 10 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 107 (7.60%) Jenkins
2 99 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 69 (4.90%) JIRA
4 52 (3.69%) JUnit
5 49 (3.48%) Maven
5 49 (3.48%) Selenium
6 34 (2.41%) WebDriver
7 33 (2.34%) Cucumber
8 30 (2.13%) Subversion
9 29 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (1.99%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.70%) Appium
12 23 (1.63%) Eclipse
12 23 (1.63%) Gradle
13 22 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (1.49%) Visual Studio
15 18 (1.28%) Jasmine
15 18 (1.28%) Mocha
16 15 (1.07%) Mockito
16 15 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 300 (21.31%) Finance
2 136 (9.66%) Banking
3 85 (6.04%) Retail
4 78 (5.54%) Telecoms
5 55 (3.91%) Publishing
6 44 (3.13%) Billing
7 42 (2.98%) Legal
8 41 (2.91%) Marketing
9 20 (1.42%) Advertising
9 20 (1.42%) Back Office
9 20 (1.42%) Spanish Language
10 18 (1.28%) German Language
11 17 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.21%) Retail Banking
12 16 (1.14%) Games
13 15 (1.07%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.92%) French Language
15 11 (0.78%) Hindi Language
15 11 (0.78%) Tamil Language
15 11 (0.78%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 210 (14.91%) Analyst
2 197 (13.99%) Developer
3 147 (10.44%) Architect
4 102 (7.24%) Network Engineer
5 70 (4.97%) Java Developer
6 67 (4.76%) Consultant
7 65 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 64 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 58 (4.12%) Support Engineer
10 56 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
11 51 (3.62%) Project Manager
12 50 (3.55%) Service Analyst
13 48 (3.41%) Desktop Support
13 48 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
14 46 (3.27%) Designer
15 40 (2.84%) Security Engineer
16 39 (2.77%) Business Analyst
17 32 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 30 (2.13%) Senior Developer
18 30 (2.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (12.07%) HTML
2 164 (11.65%) Web Services
3 119 (8.45%) XML
4 108 (7.67%) CSS
5 95 (6.75%) SOAP
6 86 (6.11%) REST
7 81 (5.75%) Spring
8 80 (5.68%) .NET
9 65 (4.62%) JSON
10 62 (4.40%) AngularJS
11 59 (4.19%) RESTful
12 51 (3.62%) jQuery
13 49 (3.48%) HTML5
14 48 (3.41%) Node.js
15 46 (3.27%) J2EE
16 43 (3.05%) Hibernate
17 37 (2.63%) XSLT
18 35 (2.49%) CSS3
19 27 (1.92%) React
20 25 (1.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.88%) Data Centre
2 94 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.47%) User Experience
4 76 (5.40%) Management Information System
5 61 (4.33%) Mobile App
6 50 (3.55%) Internet of Things
7 47 (3.34%) Computer Science
8 36 (2.56%) Client/Server
9 29 (2.06%) Online Banking
9 29 (2.06%) PKI
10 28 (1.99%) Blackberry
11 25 (1.78%) iPad
12 24 (1.70%) Replication
13 23 (1.63%) Social Media
14 21 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.49%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
16 16 (1.14%) RIA
17 15 (1.07%) Fintech
17 15 (1.07%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 351 (24.93%) Windows
2 182 (12.93%) Linux
3 121 (8.59%) Unix
3 121 (8.59%) Windows 7
4 85 (6.04%) Windows Server
5 72 (5.11%) Windows 10
6 63 (4.47%) Apple iOS
7 61 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (4.05%) Android
9 52 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 46 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (2.63%) Windows XP
13 36 (2.56%) Windows 8
14 28 (1.99%) Mac OS X
15 20 (1.42%) Solaris
16 17 (1.21%) CentOS
17 10 (0.71%) AIX
17 10 (0.71%) HPUX
18 7 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (10.16%) ITIL
3 122 (8.66%) DevOps
4 113 (8.03%) E-Commerce
5 101 (7.17%) Project Management
6 100 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
7 99 (7.03%) Test Automation
8 98 (6.96%) TDD
9 93 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
10 76 (5.40%) Open Source
11 75 (5.33%) Analytics
11 75 (5.33%) Scrum
12 72 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 63 (4.47%) Information Security
14 60 (4.26%) High Availability
14 60 (4.26%) SDLC
15 56 (3.98%) Web Development
16 55 (3.91%) Migration
17 53 (3.76%) User Acceptance Testing
18 52 (3.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 283 (20.10%) Java
2 172 (12.22%) JavaScript
3 169 (12.00%) SQL
4 114 (8.10%) Python
5 57 (4.05%) Bash Shell
6 56 (3.98%) C#
6 56 (3.98%) Ruby
7 53 (3.76%) PowerShell
8 47 (3.34%) Perl
9 33 (2.34%) PHP
10 31 (2.20%) C
11 29 (2.06%) C++
12 21 (1.49%) TypeScript
13 18 (1.28%) Apple Swift
14 17 (1.21%) XQuery
15 15 (1.07%) ES6
16 14 (0.99%) Scala
17 13 (0.92%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.85%) ActionScript
19 11 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 146 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 124 (8.81%) Degree
3 122 (8.66%) SC Cleared
4 101 (7.17%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (3.69%) CCNP
7 51 (3.62%) CCNA
8 48 (3.41%) MCSE
9 45 (3.20%) CISSP
10 41 (2.91%) DV Cleared
11 34 (2.41%) CCIE
11 34 (2.41%) MCP
12 31 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (1.78%) CISM
13 25 (1.78%) MCSA
14 22 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (1.14%) MCSM
16 15 (1.07%) ACHDS
16 15 (1.07%) MCDST
16 15 (1.07%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.53%) QA
2 33 (2.34%) SLA
3 30 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.63%) GDPR
5 17 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.71%) RosettaNet
7 9 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.64%) PMO
8 7 (0.50%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.21%) COBIT
11 3 (0.21%) WCAG
12 2 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
13 1 (0.071%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.071%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.071%) SAS 70
System Software
1 169 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 90 (6.39%) Docker
3 56 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.56%) vSphere
6 21 (1.49%) XenApp
7 20 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.85%) HDFS
9 12 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.78%) BitLocker
10 11 (0.78%) ProxySG
11 10 (0.71%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.50%) vCloud
14 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.36%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.28%) Postfix
16 4 (0.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 58 (4.12%) SCCM
2 45 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (3.13%) Puppet
4 32 (2.27%) Ansible
5 24 (1.70%) Kubernetes
5 24 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (1.42%) Grafana
6 20 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
7 17 (1.21%) Terraform
8 14 (0.99%) FortiGate
8 14 (0.99%) logstash
9 12 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
9 12 (0.85%) Nagios
9 12 (0.85%) SCOM
10 11 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (0.78%) IBM BigFix
11 10 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.71%) Kibana
12 9 (0.64%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 267 (18.96%) Microsoft
2 205 (14.56%) Cisco
3 151 (10.72%) Oracle
4 94 (6.68%) Citrix
5 86 (6.11%) HP
6 79 (5.61%) CheckPoint
7 76 (5.40%) IBM
7 76 (5.40%) VMware
8 61 (4.33%) F5
9 50 (3.55%) Juniper
10 49 (3.48%) Fortinet
11 46 (3.27%) McAfee
12 44 (3.13%) Blue Coat
13 43 (3.05%) Google
14 36 (2.56%) Dell
15 35 (2.49%) Red Hat
16 32 (2.27%) Apple
17 31 (2.20%) Symantec
18 27 (1.92%) Adobe
18 27 (1.92%) Splunk