Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 205 220 204
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16 -29
Contract jobs citing Internet 763 1,237 1,350
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.28% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 10.09% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 734 849
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £130 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £625 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 93 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +3.59% -16.40%
10th Percentile £13.21 £12.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £47.50 £27.25 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £12.60 £13.50
% change year-on-year +46.83% -6.67% -22.06%

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 8,313 12,257 13,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.67% 12.64% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,877 7,561 8,262
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.48%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 567 721
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -3.58% -9.79%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £19.03
% change year-on-year +15.94% -9.35% -9.25%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Internet as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in the UK

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Internet.

Daily rate trend for Internet in the UK

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Internet over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Internet in the UK

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Internet.

Hourly rate trend for Internet in the UK

Internet
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Internet over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Internet in the UK

Internet
Top 17 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 7 April 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 +6 642 £450 +5.88% 320
UK excluding London +16 451 £400 -5.88% 252
London +4 278 £475 +5.56% 96
South East +43 137 £400 -13.51% 53
East of England +13 75 £400 +25.98% 33
North of England +18 72 £450 +8.43% 52
Scotland +49 70 £330 -19.51% 16
Midlands +9 51 £323 -24.12% 47
West Midlands +40 44 £350 -18.60% 37
North West +21 41 £438 +18.24% 32
Work from Home +11 30 £415 +26.72% 24
South West 0 30 £500 +17.65% 39
Yorkshire +33 25 £450 -3.64% 19
Wales +27 19 £373 -12.35% 5
East Midlands -9 7 £195 -46.21% 10
North East +13 6 £333 -19.88% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 248 (32.50%) Windows
2 144 (18.87%) Firewall
3 143 (18.74%) Microsoft
4 136 (17.82%) VPN
5 130 (17.04%) WAN
6 129 (16.91%) Active Directory
6 129 (16.91%) Security Cleared
7 117 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
8 116 (15.20%) Cisco
9 112 (14.68%) SC Cleared
10 104 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
11 103 (13.50%) LAN
12 100 (13.11%) TCP/IP
13 98 (12.84%) Telecoms
14 95 (12.45%) DNS
15 94 (12.32%) Linux
16 93 (12.19%) Azure
17 83 (10.88%) Migration
18 80 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
19 78 (10.22%) Public Sector
20 73 (9.57%) Project Management
20 73 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
21 71 (9.31%) HP
21 71 (9.31%) ITIL
22 67 (8.78%) Python
22 67 (8.78%) Java
22 67 (8.78%) Windows 7
23 66 (8.65%) CCNP
23 66 (8.65%) MPLS
24 65 (8.52%) Office 365

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 53 (6.95%) MS Exchange
2 38 (4.98%) SharePoint
3 36 (4.72%) IIS
4 26 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (2.49%) Confluence
7 16 (2.10%) Apache
8 14 (1.83%) Skype for Business
8 14 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.70%) CMS
9 13 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.92%) Jetty
12 6 (0.79%) Camunda
13 5 (0.66%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.52%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 117 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (4.33%) MS Visio
5 32 (4.19%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (3.54%) Acrobat
7 22 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.66%) Sketch
9 3 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.39%) InVision
10 1 (0.13%) InDesign
10 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (3.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Magento
4 2 (0.26%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 93 (12.19%) Azure
2 65 (8.52%) Office 365
3 47 (6.16%) AWS
4 22 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (1.83%) SaaS
7 12 (1.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 12 (1.57%) PaaS
8 11 (1.44%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.31%) GCP
10 9 (1.18%) IaaS
11 7 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.92%) GitHub
12 6 (0.79%) Route 53
13 5 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.66%) Google Compute Engine
13 5 (0.66%) Serverless
14 4 (0.52%) Akamai
15 3 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.39%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 144 (18.87%) Firewall
2 136 (17.82%) VPN
3 130 (17.04%) WAN
4 103 (13.50%) LAN
5 100 (13.11%) TCP/IP
6 95 (12.45%) DNS
7 66 (8.65%) MPLS
8 63 (8.26%) BGP
9 62 (8.13%) Wireless
10 47 (6.16%) OSPF
11 45 (5.90%) Wi-Fi
12 44 (5.77%) Ethernet
13 39 (5.11%) HTTP
14 37 (4.85%) Network Security
15 36 (4.72%) VoIP
16 35 (4.59%) Intranet
16 35 (4.59%) Remote Desktop
17 31 (4.06%) IPsec
18 30 (3.93%) WebEx
19 28 (3.67%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.83%) Big Data
3 13 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (1.31%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.05%) Power BI
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.79%) MySQL
9 5 (0.66%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.52%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (4.33%) Jenkins
2 24 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.88%) JIRA
4 10 (1.31%) Gradle
4 10 (1.31%) Maven
4 10 (1.31%) Subversion
5 9 (1.18%) Mockito
5 9 (1.18%) Selenium
6 8 (1.05%) JUnit
7 5 (0.66%) Hudson
8 4 (0.52%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.52%) Grunt
8 4 (0.52%) gulp
8 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.39%) git-flow
9 3 (0.39%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.39%) Protractor
9 3 (0.39%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.39%) webpack
General
1 98 (12.84%) Telecoms
2 78 (10.22%) Public Sector
3 63 (8.26%) Finance
4 20 (2.62%) Military
5 19 (2.49%) Legal
6 16 (2.10%) Retail
7 15 (1.97%) Marketing
8 14 (1.83%) Automotive
8 14 (1.83%) Banking
9 7 (0.92%) Games
9 7 (0.92%) Law
9 7 (0.92%) Local Government
10 5 (0.66%) Advertising
10 5 (0.66%) Back Office
10 5 (0.66%) Electronics
11 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 2 (0.26%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (11.93%) Developer
2 83 (10.88%) Analyst
3 75 (9.83%) Network Engineer
4 59 (7.73%) Architect
5 36 (4.72%) Support Engineer
6 31 (4.06%) Service Analyst
6 31 (4.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 29 (3.80%) Consultant
8 25 (3.28%) Desktop Support
9 21 (2.75%) IT Support
9 21 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (2.62%) IT Analyst
10 20 (2.62%) Security Analyst
11 19 (2.49%) Designer
11 19 (2.49%) Java Developer
11 19 (2.49%) Project Manager
11 19 (2.49%) Service Desk Support
12 18 (2.36%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (2.36%) Python Developer
12 18 (2.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.16%) HTML
2 45 (5.90%) Web Services
3 40 (5.24%) CSS
4 35 (4.59%) .NET
5 22 (2.88%) Spring
6 21 (2.75%) RESTful
7 20 (2.62%) XML
8 17 (2.23%) 802.1X
9 16 (2.10%) Node.js
10 15 (1.97%) AngularJS
10 15 (1.97%) jQuery
11 13 (1.70%) REST
12 12 (1.57%) ASP.NET
12 12 (1.57%) React
13 11 (1.44%) Flask
14 10 (1.31%) SOAP
15 9 (1.18%) .NET Core
15 9 (1.18%) Hibernate
16 8 (1.05%) Ajax
16 8 (1.05%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (7.73%) Data Centre
3 47 (6.16%) Management Information System
4 40 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (4.06%) Internet of Things
6 30 (3.93%) User Experience
7 28 (3.67%) Blackberry
7 28 (3.67%) Driving Licence
8 24 (3.15%) PDA
9 17 (2.23%) CCTV
9 17 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.44%) PKI
10 11 (1.44%) Social Media
11 10 (1.31%) Media Streaming
11 10 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.31%) NHS
12 9 (1.18%) Fibre Optics
12 9 (1.18%) Replication
13 8 (1.05%) IPTV
13 8 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 248 (32.50%) Windows
2 94 (12.32%) Linux
3 67 (8.78%) Windows 7
4 63 (8.26%) Windows Server
5 59 (7.73%) Windows 10
6 54 (7.08%) Windows XP
7 46 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (3.54%) Unix
9 27 (3.54%) Windows 2000
10 26 (3.41%) Windows Vista
11 19 (2.49%) Android
12 15 (1.97%) Apple iOS
12 15 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
13 13 (1.70%) Solaris
14 11 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
15 6 (0.79%) zOS
16 5 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (10.88%) Migration
3 80 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (9.57%) Project Management
5 71 (9.31%) ITIL
6 63 (8.26%) DevOps
7 62 (8.13%) Cybersecurity
8 48 (6.29%) Information Security
9 47 (6.16%) Change Management
10 46 (6.03%) Incident Management
11 42 (5.50%) Service Delivery
12 39 (5.11%) Scrum
12 39 (5.11%) Software Engineering
13 38 (4.98%) TDD
14 36 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (4.72%) Test Automation
15 32 (4.19%) Network Management
16 31 (4.06%) Project Delivery
17 30 (3.93%) ITSM
18 29 (3.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (8.78%) Java
1 67 (8.78%) Python
2 54 (7.08%) C
3 50 (6.55%) SQL
4 36 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.06%) PowerShell
6 27 (3.54%) C#
6 27 (3.54%) C++
7 19 (2.49%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.57%) Embedded C
8 12 (1.57%) PHP
9 11 (1.44%) Ruby
10 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.79%) Embedded C++
11 6 (0.79%) Scala
11 6 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.66%) Perl
13 4 (0.52%) Go
13 4 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (16.91%) Security Cleared
2 112 (14.68%) SC Cleared
3 73 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (8.65%) CCNP
5 45 (5.90%) Degree
6 42 (5.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 36 (4.72%) CCNA
8 33 (4.33%) BC Cleared
9 27 (3.54%) DV Cleared
10 20 (2.62%) CCDP
10 20 (2.62%) CISSP
11 18 (2.36%) CCIE
12 13 (1.70%) CCIP
13 10 (1.31%) CISM
13 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (1.18%) CREST Certified
14 9 (1.18%) GIAC
15 8 (1.05%) CCDA
15 8 (1.05%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.46%) SLA
2 22 (2.88%) QA
3 20 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.97%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.70%) GDPR
6 12 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.31%) PMO
8 6 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.79%) JTAG
9 5 (0.66%) NCSC
9 5 (0.66%) NIST
10 4 (0.52%) COBIT
10 4 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.52%) HL7
10 4 (0.52%) P3O
10 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 129 (16.91%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (1.83%) Docker
5 12 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.31%) BitLocker
7 8 (1.05%) Firmware
7 8 (1.05%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.92%) vSphere
9 5 (0.66%) NFS
9 5 (0.66%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.39%) IAG
10 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.26%) RACF
11 2 (0.26%) Snort
12 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.13%) UAG
12 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (3.67%) OpenView
2 26 (3.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 25 (3.28%) ServiceCenter
4 22 (2.88%) OVSD
5 17 (2.23%) SCCM
6 13 (1.70%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.44%) Ansible
7 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.05%) FortiGate
8 8 (1.05%) Terraform
9 7 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (0.92%) EnCase
9 7 (0.92%) FTK
9 7 (0.92%) Puppet
9 7 (0.92%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.79%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.79%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.66%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 143 (18.74%) Microsoft
2 116 (15.20%) Cisco
3 71 (9.31%) HP
4 44 (5.77%) Oracle
5 41 (5.37%) Juniper
6 37 (4.85%) VMware
7 34 (4.46%) Apple
8 33 (4.33%) Adobe
9 26 (3.41%) Remedy
10 25 (3.28%) Bomgar
10 25 (3.28%) Citrix
10 25 (3.28%) F5
10 25 (3.28%) Peregrine
11 24 (3.15%) Google
12 22 (2.88%) CheckPoint
12 22 (2.88%) Palo Alto
13 17 (2.23%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.97%) Fortinet
15 10 (1.31%) Meraki
15 10 (1.31%) SAP