Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 166 153
Rank change year-on-year -36 -13 0
Contract jobs citing Internet 1,356 1,472 1,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.60% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.18% 11.23% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 915 1,052
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £185 £181
90th Percentile £631 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 104 94
UK median hourly rate £14.46 £17.32 £19.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.51% -13.22% +14.21%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.47 £10.20
90th Percentile £42.50 £47.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.18 £18.25
% change year-on-year -16.56% -11.34% +8.96%

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 13,315 13,106 15,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.17% 14.24% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,226 7,959 9,219
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £214
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 735 731 720
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -15.38% +15.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.71 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.52% -16.00% +8.11%

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 April 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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 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 -35 1,267 £400 - 585
UK excluding London -53 698 £363 -3.33% 403
London -13 634 £450 - 211
South East -19 248 £368 -2.00% 98
North of England -44 131 £375 -6.25% 98
Midlands -1 107 £325 -16.13% 67
East of England -23 79 £338 +12.50% 53
West Midlands +28 77 £338 -25.00% 43
South West -55 71 £340 -9.33% 58
North West -27 66 £375 -3.23% 67
Yorkshire -53 55 £425 +1.80% 25
Scotland -38 49 £338 -3.57% 13
East Midlands -4 31 £288 -23.33% 24
Wales -9 17 £325 +91.18% 9
North East +18 11 £376 +1.69% 6

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 355 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (21.31%) Windows
3 269 (19.84%) Finance
4 245 (18.07%) Microsoft
5 243 (17.92%) Firewall
6 200 (14.75%) Cisco
7 196 (14.45%) SQL
8 191 (14.09%) Security Cleared
9 189 (13.94%) Linux
10 188 (13.86%) Java
11 170 (12.54%) WAN
12 169 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
13 161 (11.87%) SC Cleared
14 154 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
15 153 (11.28%) DNS
16 149 (10.99%) ITIL
16 149 (10.99%) Active Directory
17 146 (10.77%) LAN
18 143 (10.55%) JavaScript
18 143 (10.55%) Microsoft Office
19 140 (10.32%) DevOps
20 138 (10.18%) Python
21 133 (9.81%) Web Services
22 129 (9.51%) TCP/IP
23 126 (9.29%) Unix
23 126 (9.29%) HTML
24 123 (9.07%) VPN
24 123 (9.07%) Jenkins
25 122 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
26 120 (8.85%) Cisco Certification

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 87 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 46 (3.39%) IIS
3 44 (3.24%) Confluence
4 42 (3.10%) Apache
5 39 (2.88%) CMS
5 39 (2.88%) MS Exchange
6 30 (2.21%) nginx
7 26 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.47%) JBoss
9 19 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (1.11%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.03%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.96%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.59%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.59%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 143 (10.55%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.22%) SPSS
8 2 (0.15%) Flinto
9 1 (0.074%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.074%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 19 (1.40%) Oracle Assets
4 19 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
4 19 (1.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 19 (1.40%) Oracle iProcurement
4 19 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.37%) RMDS
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.29%) Workfront
9 3 (0.22%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.22%) Radian6
10 2 (0.15%) Movex
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 154 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (5.31%) Office 365
4 58 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (2.21%) IaaS
6 26 (1.92%) SaaS
7 24 (1.77%) PaaS
8 22 (1.62%) GitHub
9 21 (1.55%) Google Analytics
10 14 (1.03%) Serverless
11 13 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.88%) OpenShift
13 10 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
15 8 (0.59%) AdWords
15 8 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.59%) Slack
16 6 (0.44%) Google App Engine
17 5 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 243 (17.92%) Firewall
2 170 (12.54%) WAN
3 153 (11.28%) DNS
4 146 (10.77%) LAN
5 129 (9.51%) TCP/IP
6 123 (9.07%) VPN
7 111 (8.19%) SSL
8 78 (5.75%) MPLS
9 75 (5.53%) Intranet
10 73 (5.38%) HTTP
11 71 (5.24%) DHCP
12 68 (5.01%) Wireless
13 63 (4.65%) Network Security
14 46 (3.39%) BGP
14 46 (3.39%) OSPF
15 38 (2.80%) IPsec
16 35 (2.58%) VLAN
17 34 (2.51%) SAN
17 34 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
18 33 (2.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.09%) MySQL
3 66 (4.87%) MongoDB
4 43 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 30 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 29 (2.14%) Big Data
8 27 (1.99%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.84%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (1.40%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.03%) HBase
15 13 (0.96%) MarkLogic
15 13 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.88%) Redis
17 11 (0.81%) Oracle Discoverer
18 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
19 9 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 123 (9.07%) Jenkins
2 100 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 77 (5.68%) JIRA
4 42 (3.10%) JUnit
5 41 (3.02%) Selenium
6 35 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (2.43%) Maven
8 30 (2.21%) Artifactory
9 27 (1.99%) Cucumber
9 27 (1.99%) WebDriver
10 22 (1.62%) Mocha
10 22 (1.62%) Visual Studio
11 21 (1.55%) Jasmine
11 21 (1.55%) Mockito
12 20 (1.47%) Bitbucket
13 19 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
13 19 (1.40%) Subversion
14 18 (1.33%) Appium
15 16 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
16 15 (1.11%) Gradle
General
1 269 (19.84%) Finance
2 105 (7.74%) Banking
3 92 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 55 (4.06%) Retail
5 38 (2.80%) Marketing
6 32 (2.36%) Publishing
7 30 (2.21%) Legal
8 27 (1.99%) Back Office
9 26 (1.92%) Billing
10 24 (1.77%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.47%) Electronics
12 18 (1.33%) Financial Institution
13 16 (1.18%) Games
14 14 (1.03%) Advertising
14 14 (1.03%) German Language
15 11 (0.81%) French Language
15 11 (0.81%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.74%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.52%) Automotive
18 6 (0.44%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 198 (14.60%) Analyst
2 191 (14.09%) Developer
3 131 (9.66%) Architect
4 113 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 85 (6.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 59 (4.35%) Consultant
7 57 (4.20%) Project Manager
7 57 (4.20%) Support Engineer
8 54 (3.98%) Support Analyst
9 51 (3.76%) Java Developer
10 48 (3.54%) Security Engineer
11 44 (3.24%) Security Architect
12 42 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
13 40 (2.95%) Business Analyst
14 39 (2.88%) Service Analyst
15 38 (2.80%) Desktop Support
16 36 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
17 35 (2.58%) Administrator
17 35 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 34 (2.51%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (9.81%) Web Services
2 126 (9.29%) HTML
3 101 (7.45%) XML
4 93 (6.86%) .NET
5 88 (6.49%) CSS
6 81 (5.97%) REST
7 58 (4.28%) Spring
8 55 (4.06%) HTML5
8 55 (4.06%) JSON
9 54 (3.98%) SOAP
10 52 (3.83%) AngularJS
11 45 (3.32%) Node.js
12 42 (3.10%) jQuery
13 36 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
14 34 (2.51%) J2EE
14 34 (2.51%) RESTful
15 33 (2.43%) ActiveMQ
16 30 (2.21%) Hibernate
17 29 (2.14%) CSS3
17 29 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 122 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.30%) Data Centre
3 58 (4.28%) User Experience
4 57 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 56 (4.13%) Internet of Things
6 48 (3.54%) Computer Science
7 46 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (2.73%) Management Information System
9 36 (2.65%) Client/Server
10 28 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.92%) PKI
12 25 (1.84%) Online Banking
13 21 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (1.40%) Replication
15 18 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
16 17 (1.25%) Smartphone
17 16 (1.18%) Public Cloud
18 15 (1.11%) RIA
19 13 (0.96%) iPad
19 13 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 289 (21.31%) Windows
2 189 (13.94%) Linux
3 126 (9.29%) Unix
4 103 (7.60%) Windows 7
5 84 (6.19%) Windows Server
6 73 (5.38%) Windows 10
7 57 (4.20%) Android
8 52 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (3.02%) Apple iOS
11 33 (2.43%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.36%) Solaris
13 25 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (1.25%) Mac OS X
16 16 (1.18%) HPUX
16 16 (1.18%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.88%) CentOS
18 8 (0.59%) AIX
19 7 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
3 149 (10.99%) ITIL
4 140 (10.32%) DevOps
5 102 (7.52%) Project Management
6 100 (7.37%) Open Source
7 95 (7.01%) Test Automation
8 94 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
9 89 (6.56%) E-Commerce
10 87 (6.42%) Scrum
10 87 (6.42%) TDD
11 80 (5.90%) Cybersecurity
12 74 (5.46%) Migration
13 66 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 65 (4.79%) SDLC
15 62 (4.57%) Configuration Management
16 60 (4.42%) Analytics
16 60 (4.42%) Load Balancing
17 58 (4.28%) Microservices
17 58 (4.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 196 (14.45%) SQL
2 188 (13.86%) Java
3 143 (10.55%) JavaScript
4 138 (10.18%) Python
5 88 (6.49%) Bash Shell
6 81 (5.97%) C#
7 73 (5.38%) Ruby
8 59 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 58 (4.28%) Perl
10 36 (2.65%) C
11 34 (2.51%) C++
12 30 (2.21%) PHP
13 29 (2.14%) TypeScript
14 23 (1.70%) ES6
15 18 (1.33%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.03%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.03%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.96%) VB
17 13 (0.96%) XQuery
18 11 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 191 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 161 (11.87%) SC Cleared
3 120 (8.85%) Cisco Certification
4 116 (8.55%) Degree
5 75 (5.53%) CCNP
6 68 (5.01%) CCNA
7 57 (4.20%) DV Cleared
8 51 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 46 (3.39%) CCIE
10 41 (3.02%) MCSE
11 36 (2.65%) CISSP
12 28 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (1.70%) MCP
14 22 (1.62%) CISM
15 20 (1.47%) MCSA
16 18 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
16 18 (1.33%) ISEB
17 17 (1.25%) CISA
18 14 (1.03%) Master's Degree
18 14 (1.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.60%) QA
2 29 (2.14%) SLA
3 22 (1.62%) GDPR
3 22 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.11%) PMO
5 13 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.52%) RosettaNet
8 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.15%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.15%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.074%) GCP
10 1 (0.074%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 149 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 100 (7.37%) Docker
3 73 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (2.65%) vSphere
5 23 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 22 (1.62%) ProxySG
7 20 (1.47%) XenApp
8 16 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (1.11%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.03%) BitLocker
10 14 (1.03%) HDFS
11 13 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.74%) etcd
13 10 (0.74%) Firmware
13 10 (0.74%) flannel
14 8 (0.59%) vCloud
15 7 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 65 (4.79%) SCCM
2 60 (4.42%) Puppet
3 52 (3.83%) Ansible
4 49 (3.61%) Kubernetes
5 40 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (2.14%) Grafana
7 26 (1.92%) FortiGate
7 26 (1.92%) Terraform
8 23 (1.70%) HAProxy
9 21 (1.55%) logstash
10 18 (1.33%) SCOM
11 17 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
12 16 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (1.11%) Kibana
13 15 (1.11%) OpenView
14 13 (0.96%) HP ALM
14 13 (0.96%) OVSD
14 13 (0.96%) QRadar
15 12 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 245 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 200 (14.75%) Cisco
3 100 (7.37%) VMware
4 96 (7.08%) CheckPoint
5 86 (6.34%) Citrix
6 85 (6.27%) HP
7 82 (6.05%) Oracle
8 57 (4.20%) F5
8 57 (4.20%) IBM
8 57 (4.20%) Juniper
9 53 (3.91%) Fortinet
10 50 (3.69%) Google
11 48 (3.54%) Blue Coat
12 39 (2.88%) McAfee
13 35 (2.58%) Splunk
14 28 (2.06%) Palo Alto
14 28 (2.06%) Red Hat
15 23 (1.70%) Aruba
15 23 (1.70%) Symantec
16 19 (1.40%) NetApp