Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 206 170
Rank change year-on-year -19 -36 -15
Contract jobs citing Internet 1,236 1,338 1,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.32% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.16% 10.05% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 798 913
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £170
90th Percentile £620 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 102 108
UK median hourly rate £15.15 £14.08 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.60% -18.71% -2.53%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.04 £11.47
90th Percentile £27.25 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £13.08 £17.32
% change year-on-year +1.28% -24.47% +4.97%

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 12,171 13,315 13,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.60% 13.15% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,421 8,206 8,216
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +2.04% +1.06%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 712 729
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -13.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.09 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -12.38% -9.30% -14.00%

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Internet in the UK

Internet
Top 15 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 26 March 2019. 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 1,137 £425 +6.25% 222
UK excluding London +2 717 £425 +13.33% 175
London -25 493 £450 - 56
South East -13 227 £463 +23.33% 31
North of England -7 127 £420 +12.00% 71
Midlands +13 116 £425 +30.77% 28
East of England +33 104 £318 -1.55% 14
West Midlands -19 70 £425 +21.43% 16
South West -38 69 £425 +28.79% 23
North West -17 62 £378 +7.86% 41
Scotland +2 53 £400 +14.29% 6
East Midlands +35 46 £456 +73.81% 12
Yorkshire 0 43 £475 +8.57% 22
Wales +4 22 £425 +30.77% 3
North East +3 22 £415 -14.87% 8

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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.

1 328 (26.54%) Windows
2 309 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 299 (24.19%) Microsoft
4 238 (19.26%) Firewall
5 189 (15.29%) Finance
6 183 (14.81%) SQL
6 183 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 170 (13.75%) WAN
8 168 (13.59%) HTML
9 167 (13.51%) Cisco
10 161 (13.03%) VPN
11 159 (12.86%) TCP/IP
12 153 (12.38%) ITIL
13 150 (12.14%) LAN
14 148 (11.97%) DNS
15 147 (11.89%) Microsoft Office
16 146 (11.81%) Linux
16 146 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
17 144 (11.65%) Active Directory
18 136 (11.00%) JavaScript
19 130 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
20 127 (10.28%) Degree
21 125 (10.11%) Java
22 124 (10.03%) Python
22 124 (10.03%) SC Cleared
23 107 (8.66%) Data Protection
24 106 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
25 105 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
26 104 (8.41%) Scrum
27 100 (8.09%) Web Services

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 84 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 83 (6.72%) IIS
3 59 (4.77%) Confluence
4 43 (3.48%) MS Exchange
5 37 (2.99%) Apache
6 36 (2.91%) CMS
7 29 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
8 23 (1.86%) Skype for Business
9 22 (1.78%) NServiceBus
9 22 (1.78%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.38%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.73%) JBoss
13 7 (0.57%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.57%) nginx
13 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.49%) Jetty
14 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 147 (11.89%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.24%) InVision
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.16%) GIMP
9 2 (0.16%) HipChat
9 2 (0.16%) InDesign
10 1 (0.081%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.081%) Blender
10 1 (0.081%) Maya
10 1 (0.081%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.081%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 31 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.05%) SAP ERP
2 13 (1.05%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.32%) assyst
5 4 (0.32%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.24%) Eikon
6 3 (0.24%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.24%) Relativity
6 3 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.081%) RMDS
8 1 (0.081%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 146 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
3 92 (7.44%) Office 365
4 35 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (2.51%) SaaS
6 26 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (2.10%) IaaS
7 17 (1.38%) PaaS
8 16 (1.29%) GitHub
9 14 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.89%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.57%) Datadog
12 7 (0.57%) Sauce Labs
13 6 (0.49%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.40%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.24%) Firebase
16 3 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 238 (19.26%) Firewall
2 170 (13.75%) WAN
3 161 (13.03%) VPN
4 159 (12.86%) TCP/IP
5 150 (12.14%) LAN
6 148 (11.97%) DNS
7 100 (8.09%) Intranet
8 99 (8.01%) MPLS
9 92 (7.44%) Wireless
10 85 (6.88%) OSPF
11 84 (6.80%) BGP
12 82 (6.63%) HTTP
13 62 (5.02%) DHCP
14 53 (4.29%) Network Security
15 52 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
16 42 (3.40%) Ethernet
17 38 (3.07%) SSL
17 38 (3.07%) VoIP
18 37 (2.99%) EIGRP
18 37 (2.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.45%) Relational Database
3 51 (4.13%) MySQL
4 32 (2.59%) Big Data
4 32 (2.59%) RDBMS
5 27 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 24 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.78%) Pentaho
9 20 (1.62%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.54%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.46%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.38%) Impala
13 14 (1.13%) Redis
14 13 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.05%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.81%) Apache Hive
15 10 (0.81%) Flink
16 9 (0.73%) Power BI
17 8 (0.65%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 85 (6.88%) Git (software)
2 79 (6.39%) JIRA
3 69 (5.58%) Jenkins
4 55 (4.45%) Selenium
5 29 (2.35%) Visual Studio
6 27 (2.18%) Maven
6 27 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (2.02%) Cucumber
8 24 (1.94%) JMeter
8 24 (1.94%) SoapUI
9 23 (1.86%) LoadRunner
10 22 (1.78%) Bitbucket
10 22 (1.78%) Subversion
11 21 (1.70%) Mockito
12 16 (1.29%) WebDriver
13 15 (1.21%) JUnit
14 12 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (0.97%) Hudson
14 12 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (0.89%) Appium
General
1 189 (15.29%) Finance
2 97 (7.85%) Telecoms
3 70 (5.66%) Banking
4 63 (5.10%) Law
5 37 (2.99%) Retail
6 25 (2.02%) Legal
7 18 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.38%) Marketing
9 14 (1.13%) Games
9 14 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.81%) Back Office
10 10 (0.81%) Publishing
11 7 (0.57%) Advertising
11 7 (0.57%) Electronics
12 6 (0.49%) Automotive
12 6 (0.49%) Billing
12 6 (0.49%) French Language
12 6 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 192 (15.53%) Developer
2 159 (12.86%) Analyst
3 133 (10.76%) Architect
4 98 (7.93%) Network Engineer
5 61 (4.94%) Designer
6 58 (4.69%) Consultant
7 57 (4.61%) Service Analyst
8 55 (4.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 51 (4.13%) Support Engineer
10 47 (3.80%) Desktop Support
11 37 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 34 (2.75%) Administrator
13 33 (2.67%) Support Analyst
14 32 (2.59%) Java Developer
15 30 (2.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 29 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
17 27 (2.18%) Microsoft Developer
17 27 (2.18%) Operations Technician
17 27 (2.18%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (13.59%) HTML
2 100 (8.09%) Web Services
3 88 (7.12%) .NET
4 82 (6.63%) CSS
5 56 (4.53%) Spring
6 48 (3.88%) XML
7 39 (3.16%) AngularJS
7 39 (3.16%) React
8 36 (2.91%) ASP.NET
8 36 (2.91%) J2EE
9 35 (2.83%) jQuery
10 29 (2.35%) REST
10 29 (2.35%) RESTful
11 27 (2.18%) HTML5
12 25 (2.02%) Middleware
12 25 (2.02%) Node.js
13 23 (1.86%) Sass
14 19 (1.54%) .NET Framework
14 19 (1.54%) Kafka
15 16 (1.29%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.58%) Data Centre
3 67 (5.42%) Internet of Things
4 59 (4.77%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (3.96%) User Experience
6 45 (3.64%) Management Information System
7 36 (2.91%) Client/Server
8 33 (2.67%) Mobile App
9 31 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
10 27 (2.18%) iPhone
11 26 (2.10%) Replication
12 25 (2.02%) Public Cloud
13 24 (1.94%) RIA
14 22 (1.78%) Online Banking
15 19 (1.54%) Microsoft Licensing
16 17 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.38%) NHS
17 15 (1.21%) iPad
18 14 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
18 14 (1.13%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 328 (26.54%) Windows
2 146 (11.81%) Linux
3 95 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 88 (7.12%) Windows 7
5 82 (6.63%) Windows Server
6 81 (6.55%) Unix
7 50 (4.05%) Apple iOS
8 42 (3.40%) Android
9 41 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (1.94%) Windows XP
12 20 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (1.46%) Mac OS X
13 18 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (1.38%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.05%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.89%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.81%) CentOS
17 10 (0.81%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.73%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (12.38%) ITIL
3 130 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (8.66%) Data Protection
5 104 (8.41%) Scrum
6 99 (8.01%) DevOps
7 92 (7.44%) Test Automation
8 88 (7.12%) TDD
9 87 (7.04%) Migration
10 79 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 65 (5.26%) Analytics
12 65 (5.26%) Project Management
13 61 (4.94%) Information Security
14 58 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
15 57 (4.61%) Computer Science
16 56 (4.53%) Coaching
17 55 (4.45%) CRM
18 52 (4.21%) Change Management
18 52 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 183 (14.81%) SQL
2 136 (11.00%) JavaScript
3 125 (10.11%) Java
4 124 (10.03%) Python
5 69 (5.58%) C#
6 67 (5.42%) PowerShell
7 54 (4.37%) Perl
8 37 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 31 (2.51%) C
10 21 (1.70%) Shell Script
11 20 (1.62%) PHP
12 15 (1.21%) Ruby
12 15 (1.21%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.05%) C++
14 9 (0.73%) Scala
15 8 (0.65%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.57%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.49%) ES6
17 6 (0.49%) Go
18 4 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 183 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 127 (10.28%) Degree
3 124 (10.03%) SC Cleared
4 98 (7.93%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (5.99%) CCNP
6 69 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 63 (5.10%) DV Cleared
8 57 (4.61%) MCSE
9 53 (4.29%) CCNA
10 37 (2.99%) CCIE
11 33 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 29 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 29 (2.35%) ISTQB
13 28 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
14 26 (2.10%) MCSA
15 25 (2.02%) ISEB
16 24 (1.94%) CISSP
17 18 (1.46%) MCP
18 17 (1.38%) JNCIP
19 16 (1.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.07%) GDPR
2 58 (4.69%) QA
3 45 (3.64%) SLA
4 19 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (1.21%) WCAG
8 11 (0.89%) PSD2
9 10 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.40%) PMO
11 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.24%) SEPA
12 2 (0.16%) COBIT
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.16%) Section 508
13 1 (0.081%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.081%) TickIT
System Software
1 144 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 69 (5.58%) Docker
3 50 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
5 14 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.81%) Firmware
6 10 (0.81%) vSphere
7 9 (0.73%) KVM
7 9 (0.73%) XenApp
8 8 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.49%) Shibboleth
10 6 (0.49%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.32%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 70 (5.66%) SCCM
2 53 (4.29%) Kubernetes
3 38 (3.07%) Ansible
4 35 (2.83%) Puppet
5 27 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
6 25 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.46%) Terraform
8 12 (0.97%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.81%) AirWatch
9 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.81%) Rundeck
10 9 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
10 9 (0.73%) OpenView
10 9 (0.73%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.65%) HP ALM
11 8 (0.65%) WSUS
12 7 (0.57%) Netcool
12 7 (0.57%) Suricata
13 6 (0.49%) SCOM
13 6 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 299 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 167 (13.51%) Cisco
3 85 (6.88%) Oracle
4 75 (6.07%) VMware
5 67 (5.42%) Citrix
6 57 (4.61%) Juniper
7 56 (4.53%) F5
8 55 (4.45%) CheckPoint
9 47 (3.80%) HP
10 42 (3.40%) McAfee
11 35 (2.83%) Adobe
12 33 (2.67%) Avaya
13 32 (2.59%) Splunk
14 31 (2.51%) SAP
15 30 (2.43%) Apple
16 26 (2.10%) Red Hat
17 24 (1.94%) Google
18 23 (1.86%) IBM
19 22 (1.78%) NetApp
20 21 (1.70%) Wyse