Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 163 147
Rank change year-on-year -26 -16 -6
Contract jobs citing Internet 1391 1724 1857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.66% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.91% 10.68% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 1117 1129
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £170 £190 £207
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -1.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 123 113
UK median hourly rate £15.99 £19.92 £17.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.75% +16.36% +14.13%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £20.42 £16.38
% change year-on-year -33.87% +24.67% +29.75%

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 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -29 1291 £410 -2.38% 304
UK excluding London -38 742 £370 -1.33% 177
London -41 625 £450 - 133
South East -12 269 £370 -0.67% 46
Midlands +53 122 £380 -16.71% 40
North of England -32 122 £428 +0.59% 41
East of England -41 93 £300 -20.00% 28
Scotland -37 70 £353 +6.82% 5
North West -6 66 £369 -11.94% 28
West Midlands +35 64 £375 -17.81% 29
East Midlands +28 56 £375 -31.19% 11
South West -30 54 £350 +3.70% 16
Yorkshire -41 42 £438 +9.38% 12
North East +19 14 £520 +19.20% 1
Wales +12 14 £180 -61.08% 1
Northern Ireland -53 2 £450 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 349 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (24.73%) Windows
3 323 (23.22%) Java
4 278 (19.99%) Finance
5 262 (18.84%) Microsoft
6 221 (15.89%) Firewall
7 199 (14.31%) HTML
8 198 (14.23%) JavaScript
9 193 (13.87%) Linux
10 190 (13.66%) SQL
11 186 (13.37%) Cisco
12 169 (12.15%) Web Services
13 150 (10.78%) Active Directory
14 143 (10.28%) Unix
14 143 (10.28%) WAN
15 142 (10.21%) Microsoft Office
16 139 (9.99%) Oracle
16 139 (9.99%) LAN
17 135 (9.71%) Degree
18 134 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
19 132 (9.49%) Banking
20 127 (9.13%) DNS
21 126 (9.06%) Wireless
22 125 (8.99%) ITIL
23 122 (8.77%) CSS
23 122 (8.77%) VPN
23 122 (8.77%) Python
24 120 (8.63%) Security Cleared
25 117 (8.41%) E-Commerce
26 115 (8.27%) TCP/IP

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 68 (4.89%) IIS
2 61 (4.39%) JBoss
3 52 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 45 (3.24%) CMS
5 44 (3.16%) WebSphere
6 42 (3.02%) Apache
7 38 (2.73%) Tomcat
8 36 (2.59%) MS Exchange
9 27 (1.94%) Confluence
9 27 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
10 22 (1.58%) nginx
11 18 (1.29%) IBM Notes
12 17 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 16 (1.15%) Skype for Business
14 14 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
17 10 (0.72%) MQSeries
17 10 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 142 (10.21%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (1.01%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.22%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.14%) MicroStation
9 2 (0.14%) Mingle
10 1 (0.072%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 16 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
2 15 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle iProcurement
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 7 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.14%) Maximo
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.072%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.072%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 134 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (5.75%) Office 365
3 74 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (2.52%) SaaS
6 27 (1.94%) IaaS
6 27 (1.94%) PaaS
7 17 (1.22%) Sauce Labs
8 10 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 9 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 8 (0.58%) GitHub
10 8 (0.58%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.50%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.50%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.36%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.36%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 221 (15.89%) Firewall
2 143 (10.28%) WAN
3 139 (9.99%) LAN
4 127 (9.13%) DNS
5 126 (9.06%) Wireless
6 122 (8.77%) VPN
7 115 (8.27%) TCP/IP
8 92 (6.61%) Intranet
9 84 (6.04%) SSL
10 67 (4.82%) HTTP
11 58 (4.17%) Network Security
12 51 (3.67%) MPLS
13 50 (3.59%) DHCP
14 40 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
15 32 (2.30%) VLAN
16 31 (2.23%) Ethernet
16 31 (2.23%) SAN
17 30 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
18 28 (2.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.89%) MySQL
3 58 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 52 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 37 (2.66%) NoSQL
6 31 (2.23%) Big Data
6 31 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (2.23%) RDBMS
7 28 (2.01%) Redis
8 21 (1.51%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 17 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.08%) MarkLogic
12 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.79%) DB2
14 9 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.50%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 98 (7.05%) Jenkins
2 97 (6.97%) Git (software)
3 73 (5.25%) JIRA
4 50 (3.59%) Maven
5 49 (3.52%) Selenium
6 45 (3.24%) JUnit
7 35 (2.52%) WebDriver
8 33 (2.37%) Subversion
9 29 (2.08%) Bitbucket
10 28 (2.01%) Cucumber
10 28 (2.01%) Eclipse
10 28 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (2.01%) Visual Studio
11 26 (1.87%) Appium
11 26 (1.87%) Jasmine
12 21 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 20 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (1.37%) Gradle
15 18 (1.29%) Mocha
16 16 (1.15%) Artifactory
General
1 278 (19.99%) Finance
2 132 (9.49%) Banking
3 90 (6.47%) Retail
4 87 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 53 (3.81%) Publishing
6 49 (3.52%) Legal
6 49 (3.52%) Marketing
7 23 (1.65%) Billing
7 23 (1.65%) Games
8 22 (1.58%) Advertising
9 17 (1.22%) Automotive
9 17 (1.22%) Spanish Language
10 16 (1.15%) Back Office
10 16 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
11 14 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 14 (1.01%) Law
12 13 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.79%) German Language
13 11 (0.79%) Tamil Language
13 11 (0.79%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 209 (15.03%) Analyst
2 192 (13.80%) Developer
3 142 (10.21%) Architect
4 85 (6.11%) Network Engineer
5 62 (4.46%) Consultant
5 62 (4.46%) Java Developer
6 57 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
6 57 (4.10%) Support Engineer
7 56 (4.03%) Project Manager
8 55 (3.95%) Support Analyst
9 53 (3.81%) Designer
10 47 (3.38%) Desktop Support
11 46 (3.31%) Service Analyst
12 43 (3.09%) Service Desk Analyst
13 40 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
14 34 (2.44%) Senior Developer
15 31 (2.23%) Administrator
16 30 (2.16%) 2nd Line Support
16 30 (2.16%) Business Analyst
16 30 (2.16%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (14.31%) HTML
2 169 (12.15%) Web Services
3 122 (8.77%) CSS
4 113 (8.12%) SOAP
5 112 (8.05%) REST
6 107 (7.69%) .NET
6 107 (7.69%) XML
7 89 (6.40%) Spring
8 70 (5.03%) J2EE
9 69 (4.96%) AngularJS
10 66 (4.74%) jQuery
11 64 (4.60%) JSON
12 62 (4.46%) HTML5
13 57 (4.10%) RESTful
14 50 (3.59%) Node.js
15 49 (3.52%) Hibernate
16 40 (2.88%) CSS3
17 37 (2.66%) XSLT
18 34 (2.44%) JMS
18 34 (2.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.40%) Data Centre
3 80 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 76 (5.46%) User Experience
5 56 (4.03%) Mobile App
6 47 (3.38%) Computer Science
7 43 (3.09%) Internet of Things
8 34 (2.44%) Blackberry
9 32 (2.30%) Virtual Team
10 31 (2.23%) Client/Server
11 29 (2.08%) iPad
12 28 (2.01%) Online Banking
13 24 (1.73%) PKI
14 22 (1.58%) Social Media
14 22 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (1.37%) Replication
15 19 (1.37%) Smartphone
16 18 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (1.08%) Fintech
18 14 (1.01%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 344 (24.73%) Windows
2 193 (13.87%) Linux
3 143 (10.28%) Unix
4 111 (7.98%) Windows 7
5 76 (5.46%) Windows Server
6 66 (4.74%) Apple iOS
7 64 (4.60%) Windows 10
8 62 (4.46%) Android
9 48 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (3.02%) Windows 8
12 39 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 38 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (2.16%) Windows XP
15 26 (1.87%) Mac OS X
15 26 (1.87%) Solaris
16 16 (1.15%) CentOS
16 16 (1.15%) HPUX
17 14 (1.01%) AIX
18 7 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (8.99%) ITIL
3 117 (8.41%) E-Commerce
4 113 (8.12%) Project Management
5 105 (7.55%) DevOps
5 105 (7.55%) Test Automation
6 103 (7.40%) TDD
7 99 (7.12%) Cybersecurity
8 83 (5.97%) Analytics
8 83 (5.97%) Open Source
9 77 (5.54%) Scrum
10 76 (5.46%) SDLC
11 74 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (5.03%) Migration
12 70 (5.03%) MVC
13 63 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 61 (4.39%) Web Development
15 59 (4.24%) High Availability
16 58 (4.17%) Information Security
16 58 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 323 (23.22%) Java
2 198 (14.23%) JavaScript
3 190 (13.66%) SQL
4 122 (8.77%) Python
5 62 (4.46%) C#
6 60 (4.31%) Perl
7 54 (3.88%) Ruby
8 46 (3.31%) Bash Shell
9 42 (3.02%) PowerShell
10 38 (2.73%) PHP
11 26 (1.87%) C++
12 25 (1.80%) C
13 20 (1.44%) ES6
14 19 (1.37%) Apple Swift
14 19 (1.37%) Scala
15 15 (1.08%) XQuery
16 14 (1.01%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.93%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.79%) ActionScript
18 11 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 135 (9.71%) Degree
2 120 (8.63%) Security Cleared
3 97 (6.97%) SC Cleared
4 76 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (2.80%) CCNA
7 37 (2.66%) CCNP
8 31 (2.23%) CISSP
8 31 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 28 (2.01%) MCSE
10 26 (1.87%) DV Cleared
11 23 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 21 (1.51%) MCP
13 20 (1.44%) MCSA
14 18 (1.29%) CISM
15 17 (1.22%) CCIE
15 17 (1.22%) MCSM
15 17 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
16 16 (1.15%) ACHDS
16 16 (1.15%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.12%) QA
2 31 (2.23%) SLA
3 24 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.22%) GDPR
4 17 (1.22%) PMO
5 10 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.65%) RosettaNet
7 8 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.22%) WCAG
11 2 (0.14%) COBIT
12 1 (0.072%) HL7
12 1 (0.072%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.072%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.072%) RMADS
12 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 150 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 80 (5.75%) Docker
3 41 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
5 20 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.79%) XenApp
7 10 (0.72%) vSphere
8 9 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.58%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.50%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.50%) HDFS
11 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.36%) iptables
12 5 (0.36%) Squid
12 5 (0.36%) vCloud
12 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.29%) Postfix
13 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 48 (3.45%) SCCM
2 40 (2.88%) Puppet
3 32 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.01%) Kubernetes
5 24 (1.73%) Ansible
5 24 (1.73%) logstash
6 20 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 15 (1.08%) Kibana
8 14 (1.01%) HAProxy
9 13 (0.93%) Grafana
9 13 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 13 (0.93%) Nagios
10 12 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.86%) FortiGate
10 12 (0.86%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
11 10 (0.72%) HP Fortify
11 10 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.72%) IBM BigFix
11 10 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 262 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 186 (13.37%) Cisco
3 139 (9.99%) Oracle
4 95 (6.83%) Citrix
5 92 (6.61%) HP
6 74 (5.32%) IBM
7 63 (4.53%) VMware
8 56 (4.03%) CheckPoint
9 52 (3.74%) F5
10 41 (2.95%) Juniper
11 39 (2.80%) Dell
12 36 (2.59%) McAfee
13 35 (2.52%) Apple
14 34 (2.44%) Blue Coat
15 33 (2.37%) Symantec
16 27 (1.94%) ATG
16 27 (1.94%) Red Hat
17 26 (1.87%) Adobe
18 25 (1.80%) Google
19 21 (1.51%) Fortinet