Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 167 150
Rank change year-on-year -31 -17 -13
Contract jobs citing Internet 1336 1706 1844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.62% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 10.29% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 1118 1124
UK median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +2.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £381
% change year-on-year -1.33% -1.64% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 116 117
UK median hourly rate £16.20 £19.12 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.24% +12.44% +13.33%
10th Percentile £10.81 £10.10 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.85 £42.38 £39.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.41 £19.31 £16.16
% change year-on-year -25.38% +19.46% +26.55%

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 13803 16578 15882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 15.73% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8385 10062 9111
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £577 £575 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 828 1035
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.09% +17.50% -
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -25 1236 £406 -4.41% 245
UK excluding London -39 727 £370 -1.33% 161
London -30 583 £450 - 91
South East -27 257 £370 -1.33% 49
North of England -12 137 £425 - 37
Midlands +36 103 £363 -23.84% 28
East of England -43 94 £330 -14.01% 19
Scotland -16 70 £355 +7.58% 3
North West -3 64 £356 -16.18% 28
Yorkshire -13 60 £430 +7.50% 7
South West -46 55 £375 +11.11% 21
West Midlands +28 51 £363 -19.44% 19
East Midlands +9 50 £413 -25.00% 9
North East +23 13 £504 +15.08% 2
Wales +3 12 £180 -60.00% 4
Northern Ireland -56 2 £450 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 339 (25.37%) Windows
2 321 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (23.13%) Java
4 268 (20.06%) Finance
5 258 (19.31%) Microsoft
6 217 (16.24%) Firewall
7 211 (15.79%) HTML
8 208 (15.57%) JavaScript
9 185 (13.85%) SQL
10 177 (13.25%) Cisco
11 164 (12.28%) Linux
12 155 (11.60%) Web Services
13 149 (11.15%) LAN
14 146 (10.93%) WAN
15 144 (10.78%) Degree
16 140 (10.48%) Oracle
16 140 (10.48%) Active Directory
17 136 (10.18%) Banking
18 133 (9.96%) Microsoft Office
19 131 (9.81%) Unix
20 128 (9.58%) CSS
21 127 (9.51%) VPN
22 124 (9.28%) ITIL
23 121 (9.06%) Wireless
24 118 (8.83%) DNS
25 113 (8.46%) .NET
25 113 (8.46%) Project Management
25 113 (8.46%) Test Automation
25 113 (8.46%) REST
26 112 (8.38%) E-Commerce

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 73 (5.46%) IIS
2 56 (4.19%) JBoss
3 50 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 40 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 35 (2.62%) Tomcat
6 34 (2.54%) Apache
6 34 (2.54%) MS Exchange
7 33 (2.47%) CMS
8 28 (2.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 22 (1.65%) Confluence
10 19 (1.42%) IBM Notes
11 17 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 17 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (1.27%) Skype for Business
12 16 (1.20%) nginx
13 13 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
16 9 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 133 (9.96%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.22%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.15%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.15%) Mingle
11 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.075%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 17 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
4 11 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (0.82%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 11 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
4 11 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 7 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.15%) Maximo
6 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.075%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.075%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 96 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (5.39%) Office 365
3 50 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (2.92%) SaaS
6 31 (2.32%) PaaS
7 22 (1.65%) IaaS
8 15 (1.12%) Sauce Labs
9 9 (0.67%) npm
9 9 (0.67%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 9 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 7 (0.52%) GitHub
11 6 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.45%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.37%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.37%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 217 (16.24%) Firewall
2 149 (11.15%) LAN
3 146 (10.93%) WAN
4 127 (9.51%) VPN
5 121 (9.06%) Wireless
6 118 (8.83%) DNS
7 108 (8.08%) TCP/IP
8 89 (6.66%) Intranet
9 66 (4.94%) SSL
10 57 (4.27%) MPLS
11 56 (4.19%) Network Security
12 48 (3.59%) HTTP
13 44 (3.29%) DHCP
14 43 (3.22%) Wi-Fi
15 34 (2.54%) Ethernet
16 33 (2.47%) BGP
17 31 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (2.32%) LDAP
18 28 (2.10%) IPsec
18 28 (2.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.42%) MySQL
3 47 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 45 (3.37%) MongoDB
5 30 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 26 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (1.95%) RDBMS
7 25 (1.87%) Big Data
8 24 (1.80%) Redis
9 21 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 17 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.90%) DB2
13 10 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.52%) MS Access
15 7 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 87 (6.51%) Git (software)
2 78 (5.84%) Jenkins
3 67 (5.01%) JIRA
4 47 (3.52%) Selenium
5 37 (2.77%) Maven
6 35 (2.62%) WebDriver
7 32 (2.40%) Visual Studio
8 31 (2.32%) JUnit
9 27 (2.02%) Cucumber
9 27 (2.02%) Subversion
10 25 (1.87%) Jasmine
11 24 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 21 (1.57%) Appium
12 21 (1.57%) Bitbucket
13 20 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (1.35%) Protractor
14 18 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (1.20%) Mocha
16 15 (1.12%) Karma Test Runner
17 12 (0.90%) Gradle
General
1 268 (20.06%) Finance
2 136 (10.18%) Banking
3 91 (6.81%) Telecoms
4 87 (6.51%) Retail
5 49 (3.67%) Marketing
6 43 (3.22%) Legal
7 38 (2.84%) Publishing
8 22 (1.65%) Billing
9 21 (1.57%) Law
10 19 (1.42%) Advertising
10 19 (1.42%) Automotive
11 18 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
11 18 (1.35%) Games
12 16 (1.20%) Spanish Language
13 15 (1.12%) Investment Banking
13 15 (1.12%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.82%) Back Office
14 11 (0.82%) Hindi Language
14 11 (0.82%) Tamil Language
14 11 (0.82%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 202 (15.12%) Analyst
2 179 (13.40%) Developer
3 149 (11.15%) Architect
4 69 (5.16%) Network Engineer
5 60 (4.49%) Consultant
6 58 (4.34%) Designer
7 55 (4.12%) Project Manager
8 54 (4.04%) Support Analyst
9 52 (3.89%) Java Developer
10 50 (3.74%) Support Engineer
11 47 (3.52%) Desktop Support
12 38 (2.84%) Service Analyst
13 37 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
14 36 (2.69%) Security Analyst
14 36 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
15 35 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
16 33 (2.47%) Tester
16 33 (2.47%) UX Designer
17 30 (2.25%) Senior Developer
17 30 (2.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (15.79%) HTML
2 155 (11.60%) Web Services
3 128 (9.58%) CSS
4 113 (8.46%) .NET
4 113 (8.46%) REST
5 109 (8.16%) SOAP
6 93 (6.96%) XML
7 80 (5.99%) Spring
8 76 (5.69%) AngularJS
9 71 (5.31%) J2EE
10 68 (5.09%) jQuery
11 64 (4.79%) HTML5
12 58 (4.34%) RESTful
13 54 (4.04%) Node.js
14 49 (3.67%) JSON
15 43 (3.22%) CSS3
15 43 (3.22%) Hibernate
16 38 (2.84%) Java EE
17 37 (2.77%) React
18 32 (2.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (7.04%) Data Centre
3 81 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 81 (6.06%) User Experience
4 57 (4.27%) Mobile App
5 50 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 42 (3.14%) Internet of Things
7 36 (2.69%) Online Banking
8 35 (2.62%) Blackberry
9 34 (2.54%) Client/Server
10 33 (2.47%) Virtual Team
11 29 (2.17%) iPad
12 24 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
13 23 (1.72%) Social Media
14 22 (1.65%) PKI
15 20 (1.50%) Fintech
16 19 (1.42%) Smartphone
17 17 (1.27%) RIA
18 16 (1.20%) Private Cloud
19 15 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 339 (25.37%) Windows
2 164 (12.28%) Linux
3 131 (9.81%) Unix
4 103 (7.71%) Windows 7
5 70 (5.24%) Windows Server
6 60 (4.49%) Apple iOS
7 53 (3.97%) Android
7 53 (3.97%) Windows 10
8 48 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (3.44%) Windows 8
10 43 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (1.87%) Windows XP
14 23 (1.72%) Mac OS X
15 21 (1.57%) Solaris
16 13 (0.97%) CentOS
16 13 (0.97%) VMS
17 12 (0.90%) HPUX
18 11 (0.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (9.28%) ITIL
3 113 (8.46%) Project Management
3 113 (8.46%) Test Automation
4 112 (8.38%) E-Commerce
5 98 (7.34%) TDD
6 91 (6.81%) Cybersecurity
7 79 (5.91%) Analytics
7 79 (5.91%) SDLC
8 76 (5.69%) DevOps
8 76 (5.69%) Migration
8 76 (5.69%) Scrum
9 75 (5.61%) Open Source
10 72 (5.39%) MVC
11 68 (5.09%) Web Development
12 66 (4.94%) Information Security
13 63 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (4.27%) Change Management
15 54 (4.04%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 309 (23.13%) Java
2 208 (15.57%) JavaScript
3 185 (13.85%) SQL
4 97 (7.26%) Python
5 65 (4.87%) C#
6 55 (4.12%) Perl
7 54 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 41 (3.07%) Ruby
9 30 (2.25%) PHP
10 29 (2.17%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.80%) C
12 23 (1.72%) ES6
13 21 (1.57%) Scala
14 19 (1.42%) C++
15 18 (1.35%) Apple Swift
16 17 (1.27%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.97%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.75%) Clojure
18 10 (0.75%) Go
18 10 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 144 (10.78%) Degree
2 96 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 72 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 68 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (2.69%) CCNA
7 32 (2.40%) CCNP
8 30 (2.25%) CISSP
8 30 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (2.02%) MCSE
10 25 (1.87%) DV Cleared
11 20 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 19 (1.42%) CCIE
12 19 (1.42%) MCP
12 19 (1.42%) MCSA
13 17 (1.27%) MCSM
13 17 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
14 16 (1.20%) ACHDS
14 16 (1.20%) MCDST
15 15 (1.12%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.66%) QA
2 27 (2.02%) SLA
3 24 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.27%) PMO
5 13 (0.97%) GDPR
6 8 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.22%) RosettaNet
9 3 (0.22%) WCAG
10 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.15%) MiFID
11 1 (0.075%) COBIT
11 1 (0.075%) FATCA
11 1 (0.075%) HL7
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.075%) RMADS
System Software
1 140 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 65 (4.87%) Docker
3 43 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
5 15 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.82%) XenApp
7 10 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.75%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.45%) iptables
9 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.45%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.45%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.37%) Squid
11 4 (0.30%) NFS
11 4 (0.30%) Postfix
11 4 (0.30%) Samba
11 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (3.14%) SCCM
2 32 (2.40%) Puppet
3 23 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 23 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (1.42%) Ansible
5 19 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
6 18 (1.35%) logstash
7 16 (1.20%) Tivoli
8 13 (0.97%) CA Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.97%) HP Fortify
9 12 (0.90%) Terraform
10 11 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (0.82%) Nagios
11 10 (0.75%) Cacti
11 10 (0.75%) HAProxy
11 10 (0.75%) IBM BigFix
11 10 (0.75%) Nessus
11 10 (0.75%) Netcool
12 9 (0.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 258 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 177 (13.25%) Cisco
3 140 (10.48%) Oracle
4 91 (6.81%) Citrix
5 89 (6.66%) HP
6 62 (4.64%) VMware
7 60 (4.49%) IBM
8 45 (3.37%) F5
8 45 (3.37%) Juniper
9 42 (3.14%) CheckPoint
10 37 (2.77%) Dell
10 37 (2.77%) McAfee
11 35 (2.62%) Symantec
12 32 (2.40%) Apple
13 26 (1.95%) ATG
13 26 (1.95%) Blue Coat
14 24 (1.80%) Adobe
14 24 (1.80%) Palo Alto
14 24 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
15 22 (1.65%) SAP