Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 224 202
Rank change year-on-year +17 -22 -34
Contract jobs citing Internet 1,136 1,308 1,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.27% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.06% 9.61% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 706 778
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.20%
10th Percentile £200 £186 £170
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 82 121
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.30 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.84% -4.38% -18.41%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £82.50 £27.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £15.30 £15.05
% change year-on-year +12.75% +1.68% -24.19%

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 11,293 13,616 13,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.20% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,804 8,212 8,254
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £195 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 679 726
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -20.83%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.20 £11.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.30% -23.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +7 1,013 £450 +5.88% 585
UK excluding London +25 694 £425 +6.25% 452
London +17 408 £475 +6.74% 171
South East +4 248 £450 +3.93% 99
Midlands +51 118 £380 +5.56% 79
North of England -8 99 £394 -1.56% 122
South West +22 85 £419 +17.96% 66
Scotland +67 74 £450 +19.84% 28
West Midlands +26 64 £334 -9.80% 54
East Midlands +47 53 £380 +16.92% 25
North West +6 53 £394 -1.56% 76
East of England -21 49 £400 -11.11% 48
Yorkshire +19 43 £388 -8.01% 36
Wales +22 23 £440 +14.95% 6
North East +4 3 £366 +1.03% 10

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 295 (25.97%) Windows
2 271 (23.86%) Microsoft
3 228 (20.07%) Firewall
4 200 (17.61%) DNS
5 191 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
6 185 (16.29%) Security Cleared
7 179 (15.76%) Azure
8 173 (15.23%) TCP/IP
9 171 (15.05%) VPN
10 163 (14.35%) Finance
11 161 (14.17%) Active Directory
12 157 (13.82%) WAN
13 148 (13.03%) Cisco
14 146 (12.85%) Linux
15 144 (12.68%) SC Cleared
16 143 (12.59%) Degree
17 137 (12.06%) DevOps
18 135 (11.88%) LAN
19 133 (11.71%) AWS
20 130 (11.44%) Microsoft Office
21 128 (11.27%) SQL
22 124 (10.92%) Python
23 120 (10.56%) Telecoms
24 118 (10.39%) Java
25 116 (10.21%) Data Centre
26 114 (10.04%) Office 365
27 111 (9.77%) Information Security
28 106 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
29 100 (8.80%) Web Services
30 99 (8.71%) MPLS

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 71 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 61 (5.37%) IIS
3 40 (3.52%) MS Exchange
4 27 (2.38%) Apache
5 24 (2.11%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.67%) Confluence
7 15 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (1.32%) CMS
8 13 (1.14%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (0.97%) nginx
10 11 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.97%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.79%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.62%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.62%) JBoss
14 6 (0.53%) IBM Domino
14 6 (0.53%) SAS
15 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 130 (11.44%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 27 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.44%) SPSS
7 5 (0.44%) Stata
8 4 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.35%) Sketch
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.26%) Lectora
10 2 (0.18%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.088%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.088%) InVision
11 1 (0.088%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 10 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.35%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.18%) Primavera
5 1 (0.088%) Eikon
5 1 (0.088%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.088%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.088%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.088%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.088%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.088%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 179 (15.76%) Azure
2 133 (11.71%) AWS
3 114 (10.04%) Office 365
4 66 (5.81%) SaaS
5 61 (5.37%) IaaS
6 52 (4.58%) PaaS
7 49 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
8 46 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 36 (3.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 23 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 21 (1.85%) GCP
11 21 (1.85%) GitHub
12 15 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (1.14%) Azure Stack
13 13 (1.14%) Serverless
14 11 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.97%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.97%) Datadog
15 10 (0.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 228 (20.07%) Firewall
2 200 (17.61%) DNS
3 173 (15.23%) TCP/IP
4 171 (15.05%) VPN
5 157 (13.82%) WAN
6 135 (11.88%) LAN
7 99 (8.71%) MPLS
8 83 (7.31%) Wireless
9 82 (7.22%) BGP
10 73 (6.43%) Intranet
11 66 (5.81%) DHCP
12 62 (5.46%) Wi-Fi
13 56 (4.93%) SAN
14 54 (4.75%) Network Security
15 53 (4.67%) Ethernet
15 53 (4.67%) IPsec
15 53 (4.67%) OSPF
16 47 (4.14%) NAS
17 46 (4.05%) Reverse Proxy
18 41 (3.61%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.87%) MySQL
3 26 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
4 25 (2.20%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 18 (1.58%) GIS
7 16 (1.41%) Data Mining
8 15 (1.32%) Big Data
8 15 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.14%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.88%) Redis
14 9 (0.79%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.79%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 67 (5.90%) Git (software)
2 62 (5.46%) Jenkins
3 52 (4.58%) JIRA
4 29 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
6 22 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.97%) Bitbucket
8 11 (0.97%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.88%) Gradle
9 10 (0.88%) Selenium
10 9 (0.79%) Maven
11 8 (0.70%) Rational Quality Manager
12 7 (0.62%) Burp Suite
12 7 (0.62%) JUnit
12 7 (0.62%) Subversion
13 6 (0.53%) git-flow
13 6 (0.53%) gulp
13 6 (0.53%) Mockito
14 5 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 163 (14.35%) Finance
2 120 (10.56%) Telecoms
3 70 (6.16%) Public Sector
4 47 (4.14%) Banking
5 43 (3.79%) Military
6 33 (2.90%) Retail
7 24 (2.11%) Law
8 20 (1.76%) Legal
8 20 (1.76%) Marketing
9 16 (1.41%) Multimedia
10 11 (0.97%) Electronics
11 9 (0.79%) Advertising
12 8 (0.70%) Back Office
12 8 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.70%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.53%) Billing
13 6 (0.53%) Front Office
13 6 (0.53%) Games
13 6 (0.53%) German Language
13 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 152 (13.38%) Architect
2 128 (11.27%) Network Engineer
3 112 (9.86%) Developer
4 110 (9.68%) Analyst
5 48 (4.23%) Support Engineer
6 46 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 45 (3.96%) Consultant
8 44 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
9 43 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
10 40 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (2.82%) Security Architect
12 30 (2.64%) Java Developer
13 28 (2.46%) Azure Engineer
14 27 (2.38%) Support Analyst
15 26 (2.29%) Full Stack Developer
16 25 (2.20%) Administrator
16 25 (2.20%) Security Engineer
16 25 (2.20%) Systems Engineer
17 24 (2.11%) Service Analyst
17 24 (2.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (8.80%) Web Services
2 50 (4.40%) .NET
3 37 (3.26%) HTML
4 34 (2.99%) Node.js
5 31 (2.73%) JSON
6 28 (2.46%) CSS
6 28 (2.46%) Spring
7 27 (2.38%) React
8 24 (2.11%) AngularJS
9 21 (1.85%) 802.1X
10 20 (1.76%) LDAP
11 19 (1.67%) jQuery
11 19 (1.67%) RESTful
12 18 (1.58%) REST
12 18 (1.58%) Ruby on Rails
12 18 (1.58%) XML
13 16 (1.41%) ASP.NET
14 15 (1.32%) Middleware
15 12 (1.06%) .NET Framework
15 12 (1.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (10.21%) Data Centre
2 61 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.67%) Internet of Things
4 52 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 51 (4.49%) Replication
6 50 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
7 35 (3.08%) User Experience
8 33 (2.90%) Public Cloud
9 31 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
11 18 (1.58%) ASIC
11 18 (1.58%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.50%) Blackberry
12 17 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 17 (1.50%) PKI
13 16 (1.41%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.32%) Cloud Native
15 14 (1.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 295 (25.97%) Windows
2 146 (12.85%) Linux
3 95 (8.36%) Windows 10
4 71 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 59 (5.19%) Windows 7
6 44 (3.87%) Unix
7 40 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.85%) Windows XP
10 19 (1.67%) Apple iOS
11 18 (1.58%) Android
12 17 (1.50%) Solaris
12 17 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (1.32%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.97%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.88%) CentOS
15 10 (0.88%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.88%) SUSE
16 6 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (12.06%) DevOps
3 111 (9.77%) Information Security
4 97 (8.54%) ITIL
4 97 (8.54%) Migration
5 93 (8.19%) Cybersecurity
6 90 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
7 87 (7.66%) Computer Science
8 81 (7.13%) Scrum
9 77 (6.78%) Software Engineering
10 72 (6.34%) Analytics
11 61 (5.37%) Project Management
11 61 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 57 (5.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 57 (5.02%) TDD
13 54 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
14 50 (4.40%) Project Delivery
15 49 (4.31%) Network Design
15 49 (4.31%) Network Management
15 49 (4.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 128 (11.27%) SQL
2 124 (10.92%) Python
3 118 (10.39%) Java
4 71 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 63 (5.55%) C
6 55 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 50 (4.40%) Bash Shell
7 50 (4.40%) C++
8 49 (4.31%) Ruby
9 36 (3.17%) Perl
10 34 (2.99%) C#
11 30 (2.64%) PHP
12 22 (1.94%) Go
13 17 (1.50%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.32%) Scala
14 15 (1.32%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.70%) Apex Code
15 8 (0.70%) R
16 7 (0.62%) Embedded C
16 7 (0.62%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 185 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 144 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 143 (12.59%) Degree
4 106 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (5.99%) CCNP
6 56 (4.93%) DV Cleared
7 52 (4.58%) CCNA
8 40 (3.52%) CISSP
9 36 (3.17%) CCIE
10 24 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
12 18 (1.58%) CEH
12 18 (1.58%) CISM
13 16 (1.41%) CCIP
13 16 (1.41%) RHCE
14 15 (1.32%) CCDP
15 13 (1.14%) BC Cleared
16 11 (0.97%) JNCIP
17 10 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (0.88%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.96%) SLA
2 39 (3.43%) QA
3 25 (2.20%) GDPR
4 21 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.23%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.06%) NIST
7 9 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.70%) RMADS
9 7 (0.62%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.62%) PMO
10 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.26%) COBIT
12 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.18%) WCAG
13 1 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.088%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.088%) NCSC
13 1 (0.088%) TARGET2
System Software
1 161 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 54 (4.75%) Docker
3 42 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.97%) Firmware
5 11 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.88%) vSphere
7 7 (0.62%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.62%) XenApp
8 6 (0.53%) NFS
9 5 (0.44%) LXC
9 5 (0.44%) oVirt
9 5 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 3 (0.26%) NDS
10 3 (0.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.18%) iptables
11 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 49 (4.31%) SCCM
2 47 (4.14%) Kubernetes
3 35 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (2.02%) Ansible
6 22 (1.94%) Terraform
7 20 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (1.32%) Puppet
8 15 (1.32%) Suricata
9 13 (1.14%) AirWatch
10 12 (1.06%) OpenView
11 11 (0.97%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.88%) HAProxy
13 9 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 9 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.79%) Nessus
14 8 (0.70%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.62%) HP ALM
15 7 (0.62%) Prometheus
15 7 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 271 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 148 (13.03%) Cisco
3 79 (6.95%) Google
4 78 (6.87%) VMware
5 66 (5.81%) Oracle
6 56 (4.93%) Juniper
7 46 (4.05%) Red Hat
8 45 (3.96%) Apple
9 39 (3.43%) HP
10 37 (3.26%) Splunk
11 36 (3.17%) Citrix
11 36 (3.17%) Palo Alto
12 31 (2.73%) CheckPoint
13 29 (2.55%) Zscaler
14 26 (2.29%) ServiceNow
15 24 (2.11%) McAfee
16 23 (2.02%) F5
17 21 (1.85%) Aruba
17 21 (1.85%) SolarWinds
17 21 (1.85%) Workday