Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 175 166
Rank change year-on-year -49 -9 -22
Contract jobs citing Internet 1,265 1,378 1,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.51% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.49% 10.88% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 830 1,058
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £195 £190 £204
90th Percentile £638 £575 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 111 97
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £16.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.38% -19.10% +19.40%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £39.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.41% -20.00% +23.76%

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 13,323 12,668 16,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,192 7,669 9,768
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £207 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 746 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -24.19% +22.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -30.91% +22.22%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -44 1,174 £414 +0.30% 526
UK excluding London -53 665 £375 - 386
London -4 574 £463 +2.78% 160
South East -48 209 £393 +4.67% 105
North of England -57 141 £375 -8.81% 99
Midlands -2 101 £325 -13.33% 66
East of England +1 81 £475 +48.44% 57
West Midlands -3 73 £320 -26.44% 43
North West -29 68 £375 -8.26% 79
South West -57 66 £330 -12.00% 38
Yorkshire -55 58 £363 -14.20% 14
Scotland -39 43 £338 -10.00% 8
East Midlands -5 29 £375 +15.38% 23
Wales -5 25 £325 +80.56% 10
North East -2 15 £353 -21.67% 6
Northern Ireland +9 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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.

1 312 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (20.71%) Windows
3 238 (18.81%) Finance
4 222 (17.55%) Firewall
4 222 (17.55%) Microsoft
5 200 (15.81%) Cisco
6 179 (14.15%) SQL
7 177 (13.99%) WAN
8 173 (13.68%) Security Cleared
9 155 (12.25%) Linux
10 153 (12.09%) JavaScript
11 149 (11.78%) LAN
12 148 (11.70%) HTML
13 143 (11.30%) SC Cleared
14 139 (10.99%) ITIL
14 139 (10.99%) Active Directory
15 133 (10.51%) Java
15 133 (10.51%) DNS
16 125 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
17 122 (9.64%) VPN
17 122 (9.64%) Python
18 119 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
18 119 (9.41%) Telecoms
19 116 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
20 113 (8.93%) Unix
21 110 (8.70%) .NET
22 108 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
23 105 (8.30%) CSS
24 104 (8.22%) TCP/IP
24 104 (8.22%) DevOps

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 75 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 51 (4.03%) IIS
3 44 (3.48%) Confluence
4 37 (2.92%) Apache
5 32 (2.53%) nginx
6 31 (2.45%) MS Exchange
7 23 (1.82%) CMS
8 13 (1.03%) JBoss
8 13 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
8 13 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.03%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 116 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.24%) SPSS
9 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.16%) Flinto
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.079%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 8 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.40%) RMDS
3 3 (0.24%) Radian6
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.16%) Magento
4 2 (0.16%) Movex
4 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.079%) HFM
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.079%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 108 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (5.53%) Office 365
3 68 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.74%) PaaS
6 20 (1.58%) IaaS
6 20 (1.58%) SaaS
7 19 (1.50%) GitHub
8 16 (1.26%) Google Analytics
8 16 (1.26%) Serverless
9 13 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (0.79%) G Suite
11 8 (0.63%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.55%) Akamai
12 7 (0.55%) Slack
13 5 (0.40%) AdWords
13 5 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
14 4 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 222 (17.55%) Firewall
2 177 (13.99%) WAN
3 149 (11.78%) LAN
4 133 (10.51%) DNS
5 122 (9.64%) VPN
6 104 (8.22%) TCP/IP
7 97 (7.67%) SSL
8 95 (7.51%) MPLS
9 70 (5.53%) Intranet
10 69 (5.45%) Network Security
11 61 (4.82%) Wireless
12 57 (4.51%) BGP
13 54 (4.27%) DHCP
14 47 (3.72%) OSPF
15 44 (3.48%) HTTP
16 42 (3.32%) Wi-Fi
17 37 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
17 37 (2.92%) IPsec
18 28 (2.21%) SAN
18 28 (2.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.35%) MySQL
3 47 (3.72%) MongoDB
4 38 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.74%) Hadoop
7 17 (1.34%) Big Data
8 16 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.63%) Redis
12 7 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.55%) Impala
12 7 (0.55%) Pentaho
13 6 (0.47%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.47%) Power BI
13 6 (0.47%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.32%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 103 (8.14%) Jenkins
2 90 (7.11%) Git (software)
3 65 (5.14%) JIRA
4 37 (2.92%) Selenium
5 31 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 25 (1.98%) Artifactory
7 25 (1.98%) Visual Studio
8 22 (1.74%) WebDriver
9 21 (1.66%) JUnit
10 16 (1.26%) Bitbucket
10 16 (1.26%) Jasmine
10 16 (1.26%) SoapUI
11 15 (1.19%) Mockito
12 14 (1.11%) Maven
13 12 (0.95%) JMeter
13 12 (0.95%) Mocha
13 12 (0.95%) MSI
13 12 (0.95%) Subversion
13 12 (0.95%) Vagrant
General
1 238 (18.81%) Finance
2 119 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 91 (7.19%) Banking
4 58 (4.58%) Retail
5 40 (3.16%) Marketing
6 33 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 29 (2.29%) Back Office
8 25 (1.98%) Electronics
9 24 (1.90%) Legal
10 20 (1.58%) Law
10 20 (1.58%) Publishing
11 18 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.11%) Games
13 11 (0.87%) German Language
14 10 (0.79%) Automotive
15 9 (0.71%) Advertising
16 8 (0.63%) Interactive Media
16 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.55%) Military
18 6 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 186 (14.70%) Developer
2 168 (13.28%) Analyst
3 123 (9.72%) Architect
4 98 (7.75%) Network Engineer
5 64 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 55 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 49 (3.87%) Desktop Support
8 48 (3.79%) Security Architect
8 48 (3.79%) Support Engineer
9 42 (3.32%) Support Analyst
10 41 (3.24%) Consultant
11 37 (2.92%) Security Engineer
12 33 (2.61%) Administrator
13 32 (2.53%) IT Support
14 31 (2.45%) C# Developer
15 30 (2.37%) JavaScript Developer
16 29 (2.29%) Business Analyst
17 28 (2.21%) .NET Developer
17 28 (2.21%) Java Developer
18 27 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (11.70%) HTML
2 110 (8.70%) .NET
3 105 (8.30%) CSS
4 101 (7.98%) Web Services
5 68 (5.38%) HTML5
6 62 (4.90%) REST
7 58 (4.58%) XML
8 46 (3.64%) jQuery
9 42 (3.32%) AngularJS
9 42 (3.32%) React
10 41 (3.24%) Node.js
11 37 (2.92%) SOAP
12 34 (2.69%) CSS3
12 34 (2.69%) Spring
13 30 (2.37%) Elastic Stack
14 27 (2.13%) JSON
14 27 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
15 26 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
16 23 (1.82%) .NET Framework
16 23 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.83%) Data Centre
3 66 (5.22%) Internet of Things
4 52 (4.11%) Mobile App
5 49 (3.87%) User Experience
6 40 (3.16%) Client/Server
7 36 (2.85%) Computer Science
8 34 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (2.29%) Online Banking
9 29 (2.29%) PKI
10 28 (2.21%) Management Information System
11 26 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
12 21 (1.66%) RIA
13 18 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (1.26%) Smartphone
15 15 (1.19%) Blackberry
16 13 (1.03%) Digital TV
16 13 (1.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 262 (20.71%) Windows
2 155 (12.25%) Linux
3 113 (8.93%) Unix
4 84 (6.64%) Windows 7
5 70 (5.53%) Windows Server
6 60 (4.74%) Windows 10
7 56 (4.43%) Android
8 45 (3.56%) Apple iOS
9 39 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (2.69%) Windows XP
11 33 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (2.21%) Solaris
13 16 (1.26%) Windows 8
14 15 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (1.11%) Mac OS X
16 13 (1.03%) HPUX
16 13 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.63%) CentOS
17 8 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (10.99%) ITIL
3 125 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (8.22%) DevOps
5 98 (7.75%) Scrum
6 97 (7.67%) Migration
7 88 (6.96%) Test Automation
8 87 (6.88%) TDD
9 79 (6.25%) Open Source
10 73 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (5.77%) Project Management
11 66 (5.22%) Load Balancing
12 64 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
13 63 (4.98%) SDLC
14 60 (4.74%) E-Commerce
15 58 (4.58%) Configuration Management
15 58 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (4.19%) BDD
17 51 (4.03%) Software Engineering
18 48 (3.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 179 (14.15%) SQL
2 153 (12.09%) JavaScript
3 133 (10.51%) Java
4 122 (9.64%) Python
5 92 (7.27%) C#
6 68 (5.38%) Bash Shell
6 68 (5.38%) PowerShell
7 59 (4.66%) Ruby
8 53 (4.19%) Perl
9 38 (3.00%) C
10 31 (2.45%) C++
11 26 (2.06%) PHP
12 25 (1.98%) TypeScript
13 23 (1.82%) ES6
14 18 (1.42%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.42%) VB
15 17 (1.34%) VB.NET
16 15 (1.19%) Apple Swift
17 10 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 173 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 143 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 119 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (7.35%) Degree
5 74 (5.85%) CCNA
6 72 (5.69%) CCNP
7 60 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (3.95%) CCIE
9 47 (3.72%) DV Cleared
10 41 (3.24%) MCSE
11 36 (2.85%) CISSP
12 27 (2.13%) MCSA
13 23 (1.82%) CCDP
13 23 (1.82%) MCP
14 21 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (1.50%) ISEB
16 18 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
17 16 (1.26%) CISM
18 15 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
19 14 (1.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.51%) QA
2 39 (3.08%) GDPR
3 24 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.74%) SLA
5 17 (1.34%) PMO
6 13 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.40%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.32%) COBIT
11 3 (0.24%) RMADS
12 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.079%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.079%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.079%) PSD2
13 1 (0.079%) SAS 70
System Software
1 139 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 79 (6.25%) Docker
3 56 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.06%) vSphere
5 21 (1.66%) ProxySG
6 18 (1.42%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.34%) etcd
7 17 (1.34%) flannel
8 16 (1.26%) XenApp
9 15 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.79%) Firmware
11 8 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.63%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.63%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.47%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (4.19%) SCCM
2 49 (3.87%) Kubernetes
2 49 (3.87%) Puppet
3 44 (3.48%) Ansible
4 32 (2.53%) Terraform
5 25 (1.98%) HAProxy
6 22 (1.74%) Grafana
7 21 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.42%) OpenView
9 17 (1.34%) rkt
9 17 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 16 (1.26%) logstash
10 16 (1.26%) OVSD
11 14 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (1.03%) FortiGate
13 11 (0.87%) HP ALM
13 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (0.87%) Nessus
14 10 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 222 (17.55%) Microsoft
2 200 (15.81%) Cisco
3 81 (6.40%) CheckPoint
4 80 (6.32%) VMware
5 76 (6.01%) Juniper
6 68 (5.38%) Citrix
7 66 (5.22%) HP
8 59 (4.66%) Oracle
9 38 (3.00%) F5
9 38 (3.00%) Fortinet
10 34 (2.69%) Google
10 34 (2.69%) IBM
10 34 (2.69%) Palo Alto
11 31 (2.45%) Blue Coat
12 25 (1.98%) SAP
12 25 (1.98%) Splunk
13 22 (1.74%) McAfee
13 22 (1.74%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.34%) Qualys
14 17 (1.34%) Symantec