Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 204 209 197
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12 -27
Contract jobs citing Internet 942 1,341 1,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.35% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.46% 10.54% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 765 856
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £170
90th Percentile £588 £588 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £370
% change year-on-year -2.94% +14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 94 114
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £15.30 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.92% +13.33% -22.86%
10th Percentile £12.96 £12.00 £10.58
90th Percentile £82.50 £27.25 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.30 £13.50
% change year-on-year +14.38% +13.33% -26.53%

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 9,955 12,719 13,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 12.77% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,977 7,663 8,285
UK median daily rate £412 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 596 688
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.73 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.16% - -16.78%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89% -15.56%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 -6 838 £445 +4.71% 513
UK excluding London +3 569 £413 -2.94% 416
London +23 340 £456 +4.89% 149
South East +5 193 £438 -5.30% 105
North of England -1 95 £425 +0.59% 93
East of England +11 77 £400 +27.49% 49
Midlands +9 74 £369 -13.24% 68
South West +11 59 £450 +5.88% 48
North West +6 58 £425 +13.33% 53
Scotland +38 56 £369 -6.94% 26
West Midlands +6 48 £325 -23.53% 46
Yorkshire +17 31 £419 -1.47% 30
East Midlands +4 25 £420 +10.53% 22
Wales +31 18 £406 -18.75% 23
North East +5 6 £188 -62.50% 10
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 (31.32%) Windows
2 200 (21.23%) Microsoft
3 196 (20.81%) Firewall
4 191 (20.28%) Security Cleared
5 178 (18.90%) VPN
6 177 (18.79%) DNS
7 163 (17.30%) SC Cleared
8 161 (17.09%) TCP/IP
9 151 (16.03%) Active Directory
10 145 (15.39%) WAN
11 139 (14.76%) Azure
12 138 (14.65%) Cisco
13 137 (14.54%) Microsoft Office
14 124 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
15 122 (12.95%) Finance
16 116 (12.31%) Telecoms
17 113 (12.00%) LAN
18 108 (11.46%) Linux
19 94 (9.98%) Migration
19 94 (9.98%) Public Sector
20 92 (9.77%) Windows 10
20 92 (9.77%) MPLS
21 91 (9.66%) SQL
22 90 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
22 90 (9.55%) Office 365
23 88 (9.34%) Data Centre
23 88 (9.34%) Cybersecurity
24 86 (9.13%) Degree
25 83 (8.81%) BGP
26 82 (8.70%) C

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 52 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 46 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 39 (4.14%) IIS
4 22 (2.34%) Confluence
5 21 (2.23%) Apache
6 19 (2.02%) CMS
7 18 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (1.80%) Skype for Business
9 12 (1.27%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.64%) Camunda
11 6 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.64%) Jetty
12 5 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.42%) JBoss
13 4 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 137 (14.54%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (3.18%) Microsoft Project
3 30 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.23%) Acrobat
5 14 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.32%) Sketch
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.11%) Shopify
5 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 139 (14.76%) Azure
2 90 (9.55%) Office 365
3 63 (6.69%) AWS
4 46 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 46 (4.88%) SaaS
5 43 (4.56%) IaaS
6 40 (4.25%) PaaS
7 35 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (3.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 17 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (1.06%) Azure Stack
11 9 (0.96%) Route 53
12 8 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.85%) GCP
13 7 (0.74%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.74%) Serverless
14 6 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.64%) GitHub
15 5 (0.53%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 196 (20.81%) Firewall
2 178 (18.90%) VPN
3 177 (18.79%) DNS
4 161 (17.09%) TCP/IP
5 145 (15.39%) WAN
6 113 (12.00%) LAN
7 92 (9.77%) MPLS
8 83 (8.81%) BGP
9 80 (8.49%) Wireless
10 63 (6.69%) Wi-Fi
11 57 (6.05%) Ethernet
12 51 (5.41%) IPsec
12 51 (5.41%) Network Security
13 49 (5.20%) OSPF
14 47 (4.99%) Intranet
15 45 (4.78%) DHCP
16 42 (4.46%) EIGRP
16 42 (4.46%) VoIP
17 40 (4.25%) HTTP
18 37 (3.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (1.91%) GIS
4 17 (1.80%) MySQL
5 16 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.38%) Big Data
7 12 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (1.17%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.74%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.64%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (5.20%) Jenkins
2 38 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.03%) JIRA
3 19 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (1.17%) Selenium
5 11 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (0.96%) Gradle
7 8 (0.85%) gulp
7 8 (0.85%) Maven
7 8 (0.85%) Subversion
8 7 (0.74%) Mockito
8 7 (0.74%) Rational Quality Manager
9 6 (0.64%) git-flow
9 6 (0.64%) Grunt
9 6 (0.64%) JUnit
9 6 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.53%) CMake
10 5 (0.53%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 122 (12.95%) Finance
2 116 (12.31%) Telecoms
3 94 (9.98%) Public Sector
4 47 (4.99%) Military
5 32 (3.40%) Banking
6 25 (2.65%) Legal
6 25 (2.65%) Retail
7 13 (1.38%) Automotive
8 12 (1.27%) Law
9 10 (1.06%) Electronics
9 10 (1.06%) Multimedia
10 9 (0.96%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.85%) Advertising
11 8 (0.85%) Marketing
12 7 (0.74%) Local Government
13 6 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.53%) Front Office
14 5 (0.53%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.42%) Back Office
15 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 115 (12.21%) Network Engineer
2 104 (11.04%) Analyst
3 97 (10.30%) Architect
3 97 (10.30%) Developer
4 42 (4.46%) Support Engineer
5 36 (3.82%) Cloud Engineer
6 33 (3.50%) Service Analyst
7 30 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
8 28 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (2.65%) Desktop Support
9 25 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (2.55%) Embedded Engineer
10 24 (2.55%) Software Engineer
11 23 (2.44%) Azure Engineer
12 22 (2.34%) Consultant
12 22 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (2.23%) IT Analyst
13 21 (2.23%) Security Analyst
14 20 (2.12%) C++ Software Engineer
14 20 (2.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.49%) Web Services
2 41 (4.35%) HTML
3 37 (3.93%) CSS
4 33 (3.50%) .NET
5 24 (2.55%) Spring
6 23 (2.44%) 802.1X
7 22 (2.34%) RESTful
8 20 (2.12%) XML
9 18 (1.91%) jQuery
9 18 (1.91%) React
10 16 (1.70%) JSON
10 16 (1.70%) Node.js
11 15 (1.59%) AngularJS
12 11 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (1.17%) REST
13 10 (1.06%) Ajax
13 10 (1.06%) ASP.NET
14 9 (0.96%) SOAP
15 8 (0.85%) Redux
15 8 (0.85%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.34%) Data Centre
2 55 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 43 (4.56%) Replication
5 38 (4.03%) Internet of Things
5 38 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (3.72%) User Experience
7 25 (2.65%) Blackberry
8 20 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.12%) Public Cloud
9 19 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.91%) ASIC
10 18 (1.91%) PDA
11 17 (1.80%) PKI
12 16 (1.70%) CCTV
13 13 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (1.27%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 11 (1.17%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.17%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 295 (31.32%) Windows
2 108 (11.46%) Linux
3 92 (9.77%) Windows 10
4 82 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 76 (8.07%) Windows 7
6 48 (5.10%) Windows XP
7 42 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (3.18%) Unix
9 29 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.02%) Windows 2000
10 19 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.91%) Windows Vista
12 17 (1.80%) Solaris
13 14 (1.49%) Android
14 13 (1.38%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.06%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.85%) CentOS
17 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (9.98%) Migration
3 88 (9.34%) Cybersecurity
4 80 (8.49%) DevOps
5 79 (8.39%) Information Security
6 78 (8.28%) ITIL
6 78 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
7 67 (7.11%) Project Management
8 66 (7.01%) Software Engineering
9 60 (6.37%) Scrum
10 59 (6.26%) Computer Science
11 54 (5.73%) TDD
12 51 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (5.10%) Change Management
13 48 (5.10%) Network Management
14 47 (4.99%) Service Delivery
14 47 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (4.88%) Project Delivery
16 44 (4.67%) Incident Management
17 43 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 91 (9.66%) SQL
2 82 (8.70%) C
3 69 (7.32%) Java
4 64 (6.79%) Python
5 62 (6.58%) PowerShell
6 48 (5.10%) C++
7 40 (4.25%) JavaScript
8 32 (3.40%) C#
9 23 (2.44%) Ruby
10 22 (2.34%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.80%) PHP
12 15 (1.59%) Perl
13 11 (1.17%) Embedded C
13 11 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.06%) Embedded C++
15 9 (0.96%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.85%) Scala
17 6 (0.64%) Go
17 6 (0.64%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 191 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 163 (17.30%) SC Cleared
3 90 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (9.13%) Degree
5 76 (8.07%) CCNP
6 56 (5.94%) DV Cleared
7 45 (4.78%) CCNA
8 43 (4.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 30 (3.18%) BC Cleared
10 22 (2.34%) CCIE
11 21 (2.23%) CCDP
12 17 (1.80%) CCIP
13 15 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (1.49%) CISSP
15 11 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (0.96%) CEH
16 9 (0.96%) CISM
17 7 (0.74%) CCDA
17 7 (0.74%) RHCE
18 6 (0.64%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.56%) SLA
2 33 (3.50%) QA
3 24 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.91%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (1.59%) GDPR
6 12 (1.27%) PMO
7 6 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.64%) JTAG
8 5 (0.53%) NCSC
8 5 (0.53%) NIST
8 5 (0.53%) WCAG
9 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.21%) HL7
11 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 151 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.76%) Docker
3 24 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.49%) Firmware
7 10 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.06%) vSphere
8 7 (0.74%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.64%) NFS
10 5 (0.53%) LXC
11 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.21%) iptables
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.21%) Snort
12 2 (0.21%) XenApp
13 1 (0.11%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.11%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.11%) HDFS
13 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 30 (3.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 28 (2.97%) OpenView
3 26 (2.76%) SCCM
4 19 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (2.02%) OVSD
5 18 (1.91%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.91%) ServiceCenter
5 18 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 16 (1.70%) Ansible
7 13 (1.38%) Terraform
8 12 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (1.17%) HP ALM
10 8 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (0.85%) Puppet
11 7 (0.74%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.74%) Suricata
12 5 (0.53%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 200 (21.23%) Microsoft
2 138 (14.65%) Cisco
3 71 (7.54%) HP
4 66 (7.01%) Oracle
5 53 (5.63%) Apple
6 52 (5.52%) Google
7 44 (4.67%) VMware
8 43 (4.56%) Juniper
9 35 (3.72%) Palo Alto
10 32 (3.40%) CheckPoint
11 30 (3.18%) Red Hat
12 29 (3.08%) Citrix
13 24 (2.55%) Remedy
14 23 (2.44%) Adobe
15 19 (2.02%) F5
15 19 (2.02%) Splunk
16 18 (1.91%) Bomgar
16 18 (1.91%) Meraki
16 18 (1.91%) Peregrine
16 18 (1.91%) SolarWinds