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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet
UK
Rank 170 149 137
Rank change year-on-year -21 -12  
Contract jobs citing Internet 700 855 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.61% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.58% 10.94% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 512 512
Median daily rate £423 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £202 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £597 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 51
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.06% +4.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £35.79 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £17.30 £17.75
% change year-on-year -21.96% -2.53%  

Internet is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Internet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in the UK

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Internet in the UK

Internet
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 656 £425 +6.25% 641
London -13 285 £450 - 113
South East -13 124 £381 -0.97% 140
South West +24 81 £370 +34.54% 67
Yorkshire +2 52 £450 -1.90% 59
City of London +12 47 £400 +8.10% 24
West Midlands +2 34 £445 +32.83% 49
Buckinghamshire +11 33 £358 +10.00% 20
North West +1 30 £423 -15.50% 83
Milton Keynes +7 27 £358 +10.00% 5
Berkshire -9 27 £425 - 22
West Yorkshire -10 27 £375 -28.57% 25
East of England -6 25 £300 -25.00% 63
Surrey +11 24 £265 -33.75% 18
Bracknell +15 18 - - 1
Manchester +10 17 £425 -15.00% 40
Bristol +8 17 £310 -21.51% 7
South Yorkshire +2 17 £475 +58.33% 13
Leeds -10 17 £410 -34.40% 11
Sheffield +8 16 £475 +72.72% 8
Hampshire -23 16 £410 +16.47% 28
Devon +2 15 £450 +28.57% 11
Gloucestershire +15 14 £195 +52.94% 8
Scotland +14 13 £395 +5.33% 47
Coventry +1 12 £475 +18.62% 3
Plymouth -2 12 £463 +32.14% 3
East Midlands -9 12 £220 -20.00% 45
Wales +8 11 £170 +23.63% 25
Somerset +14 10 £425 - 12
South Wales +12 10 £170 +23.63% 10

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 405 (27.84%) Windows
2 364 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (19.79%) Microsoft
4 280 (19.24%) Finance
5 249 (17.11%) Firewall
6 222 (15.26%) Java
7 215 (14.78%) Linux
8 214 (14.71%) HTML
9 200 (13.75%) Cisco
9 200 (13.75%) Active Directory
10 191 (13.13%) JavaScript
11 188 (12.92%) Degree
12 176 (12.10%) SQL
13 158 (10.86%) CSS
13 158 (10.86%) DNS
14 154 (10.58%) Security Cleared
15 151 (10.38%) LAN
15 151 (10.38%) Banking
16 147 (10.10%) WAN
17 143 (9.83%) Web Services
17 143 (9.83%) Cybersecurity
18 142 (9.76%) VMware
19 140 (9.62%) TCP/IP
20 132 (9.07%) Unix
21 131 (9.00%) ITIL
22 126 (8.66%) Oracle
22 126 (8.66%) SQL Server
23 122 (8.38%) MS Office
24 120 (8.25%) MS Excel
25 116 (7.97%) E-Commerce

Internet
Top Related 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 82 (5.64%) IIS
2 79 (5.43%) Apache
3 75 (5.15%) CMS
3 75 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 57 (3.92%) MS Exchange
5 35 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (1.92%) Skype for Business
6 28 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.86%) WebSphere
8 26 (1.79%) JBoss
9 25 (1.72%) WebLogic
10 23 (1.58%) nginx
11 20 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
12 16 (1.10%) Apache Spark
12 16 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (1.03%) Confluence
14 13 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 122 (8.38%) MS Office
2 120 (8.25%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.34%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.27%) Mingle
10 3 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.14%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.14%) MicroStation
11 2 (0.14%) MS Project
12 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 19 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.41%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.14%) Magento
8 1 (0.069%) Maximo
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.069%) Primavera
8 1 (0.069%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.069%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 93 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.02%) Office 365
4 26 (1.79%) IaaS
5 20 (1.37%) SaaS
6 19 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.24%) PaaS
8 15 (1.03%) Google Analytics
9 13 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.62%) Heroku
11 8 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.55%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.41%) Route 53
14 5 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.34%) Loggly
14 5 (0.34%) Sumo Logic
15 4 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 249 (17.11%) Firewall
2 158 (10.86%) DNS
3 151 (10.38%) LAN
4 147 (10.10%) WAN
5 140 (9.62%) TCP/IP
6 115 (7.90%) Intranet
7 105 (7.22%) VPN
8 98 (6.74%) Wireless
9 85 (5.84%) HTTP
10 84 (5.77%) DHCP
10 84 (5.77%) MPLS
11 74 (5.09%) SSL
12 58 (3.99%) BGP
13 56 (3.85%) Ethernet
14 55 (3.78%) Network Security
15 52 (3.57%) OSPF
16 50 (3.44%) VoIP
17 49 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
18 44 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (2.89%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 44 (3.02%) MySQL
4 34 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 26 (1.79%) RDBMS
7 25 (1.72%) Hadoop
8 24 (1.65%) MongoDB
9 20 (1.37%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.24%) Endeca
11 17 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.10%) Redis
13 15 (1.03%) Big Data
14 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.69%) GIS
16 10 (0.69%) HBase
17 9 (0.62%) Data Mining
17 9 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 90 (6.19%) Jenkins
2 70 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 65 (4.47%) JIRA
4 47 (3.23%) Selenium
5 40 (2.75%) Visual Studio
6 33 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (2.27%) WebDriver
7 29 (1.99%) Maven
8 26 (1.79%) JUnit
8 26 (1.79%) Subversion
9 25 (1.72%) Cucumber
10 24 (1.65%) Vagrant
11 20 (1.37%) Eclipse
12 18 (1.24%) JMeter
13 14 (0.96%) Ant
14 11 (0.76%) IntelliJ
14 11 (0.76%) Mercurial
14 11 (0.76%) Selenium IDE
15 10 (0.69%) Axure RP
16 9 (0.62%) Hudson
General
1 280 (19.24%) Finance
2 151 (10.38%) Banking
3 101 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 66 (4.54%) Retail
5 61 (4.19%) Marketing
6 32 (2.20%) Legal
6 32 (2.20%) Publishing
7 25 (1.72%) Electronics
8 23 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.58%) Retail Banking
9 20 (1.37%) Back Office
10 18 (1.24%) Games
10 18 (1.24%) Law
11 15 (1.03%) Advertising
12 13 (0.89%) Spanish Language
13 12 (0.82%) Billing
14 11 (0.76%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.69%) Local Government
15 10 (0.69%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 231 (15.88%) Developer
2 192 (13.20%) Architect
3 181 (12.44%) Analyst
4 72 (4.95%) Network Engineer
5 70 (4.81%) Support Engineer
6 64 (4.40%) Administrator
7 51 (3.51%) Project Manager
8 49 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
9 44 (3.02%) Java Developer
10 43 (2.96%) Designer
11 40 (2.75%) Consultant
12 39 (2.68%) Business Analyst
13 36 (2.47%) Test Analyst
14 35 (2.41%) JavaScript Developer
15 34 (2.34%) Security Architect
16 33 (2.27%) Technical Architect
17 31 (2.13%) .NET Developer
17 31 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 30 (2.06%) Support Analyst
19 29 (1.99%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (14.71%) HTML
2 158 (10.86%) CSS
3 143 (9.83%) Web Services
4 114 (7.84%) XML
5 95 (6.53%) .NET
6 69 (4.74%) Spring
7 65 (4.47%) SOAP
8 59 (4.05%) jQuery
9 55 (3.78%) XSLT
10 52 (3.57%) REST
11 51 (3.51%) AngularJS
11 51 (3.51%) J2EE
12 48 (3.30%) Node.js
13 44 (3.02%) ASP.NET
13 44 (3.02%) HTML5
14 41 (2.82%) Ajax
15 40 (2.75%) Hibernate
16 39 (2.68%) RESTful
17 35 (2.41%) React
18 31 (2.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.22%) User Experience
2 100 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (6.74%) Data Centre
4 89 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 86 (5.91%) Computer Science
6 57 (3.92%) Internet of Things
7 48 (3.30%) Mobile App
8 46 (3.16%) Online Banking
9 41 (2.82%) RIA
10 37 (2.54%) Client/Server
11 36 (2.47%) Virtual Team
12 33 (2.27%) PKI
13 25 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.65%) iPad
15 21 (1.44%) Replication
16 20 (1.37%) Clustering
17 19 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
17 19 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
17 19 (1.31%) W3C
18 18 (1.24%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 405 (27.84%) Windows
2 215 (14.78%) Linux
3 132 (9.07%) Unix
4 105 (7.22%) Windows Server
5 76 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (4.95%) Windows 7
7 68 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (2.96%) Windows 8
10 39 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (2.61%) Windows 10
12 36 (2.47%) Apple iOS
13 28 (1.92%) Mac OS X
14 24 (1.65%) Android
15 23 (1.58%) Solaris
16 22 (1.51%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.89%) CentOS
18 10 (0.69%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.69%) Windows Vista
19 9 (0.62%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (9.83%) Cybersecurity
3 131 (9.00%) ITIL
4 116 (7.97%) E-Commerce
5 114 (7.84%) Project Management
6 104 (7.15%) Scrum
7 102 (7.01%) Information Security
8 85 (5.84%) DevOps
9 78 (5.36%) TDD
10 76 (5.22%) Open Source
11 73 (5.02%) Software Engineering
11 73 (5.02%) Web Development
12 72 (4.95%) Migration
13 68 (4.67%) Content Management
14 63 (4.33%) Change Management
15 61 (4.19%) Analytics
15 61 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 56 (3.85%) SOA
17 55 (3.78%) High Availability
18 54 (3.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 222 (15.26%) Java
2 191 (13.13%) JavaScript
3 176 (12.10%) SQL
4 116 (7.97%) Python
5 83 (5.70%) C#
6 57 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 48 (3.30%) C
8 44 (3.02%) Perl
9 43 (2.96%) Bash Shell
10 41 (2.82%) PHP
11 39 (2.68%) Ruby
12 37 (2.54%) C++
13 24 (1.65%) Scala
14 21 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.37%) VB
16 17 (1.17%) ActionScript
17 10 (0.69%) ES6
18 9 (0.62%) JCL
19 8 (0.55%) SOQL
19 8 (0.55%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 188 (12.92%) Degree
2 154 (10.58%) Security Cleared
3 111 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
4 101 (6.94%) SC Cleared
5 67 (4.60%) CCNA
6 56 (3.85%) CCNP
7 52 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 46 (3.16%) CISSP
9 35 (2.41%) MCSE
10 26 (1.79%) CCIE
11 25 (1.72%) DV Cleared
12 24 (1.65%) MCP
13 21 (1.44%) DBS Check
14 17 (1.17%) PMI Certification
15 16 (1.10%) CISM
16 14 (0.96%) ISEB
16 14 (0.96%) MCDST
16 14 (0.96%) MCSA
17 13 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.29%) QA
2 58 (3.99%) SLA
3 33 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.69%) PMO
7 9 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.34%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.21%) RMADS
12 2 (0.14%) COBIT
12 2 (0.14%) FATCA
12 2 (0.14%) ISO20022
12 2 (0.14%) MiFID
13 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.069%) SEPA
System Software
1 200 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 96 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (3.71%) Docker
4 38 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.65%) XenApp
6 19 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 14 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (0.89%) vSphere
8 13 (0.89%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.82%) Firmware
9 12 (0.82%) NFS
9 12 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.76%) Apache Flume
10 11 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.69%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.62%) KVM
13 8 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (3.92%) Puppet
2 46 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (2.68%) SCCM
4 36 (2.47%) Ansible
5 23 (1.58%) Nagios
6 18 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 18 (1.24%) Tivoli
7 16 (1.10%) Kubernetes
8 14 (0.96%) Graphite
9 12 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
9 12 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (0.82%) Terraform
9 12 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.76%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.69%) Nexpose
12 9 (0.62%) logstash
13 8 (0.55%) Kibana
13 8 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 288 (19.79%) Microsoft
2 200 (13.75%) Cisco
3 142 (9.76%) VMware
4 126 (8.66%) Oracle
5 86 (5.91%) Citrix
6 63 (4.33%) HP
7 51 (3.51%) Red Hat
8 48 (3.30%) Juniper
9 47 (3.23%) Apple
10 45 (3.09%) Google
11 40 (2.75%) CheckPoint
12 38 (2.61%) F5
13 35 (2.41%) Symantec
14 34 (2.34%) Intel Security
15 32 (2.20%) IBM
16 25 (1.72%) ATG
17 24 (1.65%) Adobe
17 24 (1.65%) Blue Coat
18 23 (1.58%) SAP
19 22 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
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