Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 166 146
Rank change year-on-year -16 -20 -6
Contract jobs citing Internet 1385 1767 1882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.63% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.41% 10.35% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 1120 1113
UK median daily rate £410 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £384 £375
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.40% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 111 103
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.76% +21.35% -7.66%
10th Percentile £11.73 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.13 £43.00 £34.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.61 £16.16
% change year-on-year -17.49% +21.35% +19.70%

Internet is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13309 17068 16216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.80% 15.71% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7973 10356 9138
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 821 964
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.65% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £26.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year -29.52% +27.43% +5.64%

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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017. 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 -18 1297 £425 - 274
UK excluding London -11 829 £375 -2.34% 166
London -28 531 £450 - 122
South East -24 273 £375 -6.25% 45
North of England +14 176 £411 +2.81% 45
South West +2 108 £385 +14.07% 15
Midlands +18 102 £375 -17.81% 20
East of England -3 100 £320 -16.61% 28
Yorkshire +10 84 £430 +14.67% 15
North West +11 76 £400 - 28
East Midlands +8 60 £490 -10.91% 5
Scotland -3 54 £355 +9.23% 11
West Midlands +9 35 £363 -12.17% 15
North East +15 17 £450 +2.27% 2
Wales -3 14 £180 -58.86% 3
Northern Ireland -48 6 £350 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Internet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Internet.

1 348 (25.13%) Windows
2 337 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
3 280 (20.22%) Java
4 273 (19.71%) Microsoft
5 261 (18.84%) Finance
6 247 (17.83%) Firewall
7 203 (14.66%) SQL
8 199 (14.37%) HTML
9 198 (14.30%) Linux
10 190 (13.72%) JavaScript
11 169 (12.20%) Cisco
12 167 (12.06%) Degree
13 160 (11.55%) Web Services
14 155 (11.19%) Unix
15 152 (10.97%) Active Directory
16 149 (10.76%) Banking
17 147 (10.61%) ITIL
18 137 (9.89%) LAN
19 134 (9.68%) Security Cleared
20 132 (9.53%) CSS
21 131 (9.46%) WAN
22 128 (9.24%) Oracle
22 128 (9.24%) Test Automation
23 117 (8.45%) VPN
24 116 (8.38%) E-Commerce
25 115 (8.30%) REST
26 112 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
26 112 (8.09%) DNS
27 110 (7.94%) Python
28 109 (7.87%) SOAP

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 (6.28%) IIS
2 61 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 52 (3.75%) JBoss
4 46 (3.32%) Apache
5 42 (3.03%) CMS
6 40 (2.89%) MS Exchange
6 40 (2.89%) WebSphere
7 38 (2.74%) Tomcat
8 30 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 23 (1.66%) Confluence
10 22 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (1.23%) nginx
12 16 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.08%) Skype for Business
13 15 (1.08%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 9 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 104 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.29%) MicroStation
8 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.14%) SPSS
10 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.43%) SAP WM
3 3 (0.22%) Magento
3 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.14%) FRx
4 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.072%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.072%) Eikon
5 1 (0.072%) Maximo
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.072%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.072%) Staffware
5 1 (0.072%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 95 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.26%) Office 365
3 42 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 42 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (2.60%) SaaS
5 31 (2.24%) PaaS
6 27 (1.95%) IaaS
7 16 (1.16%) OpenShift
7 16 (1.16%) Sauce Labs
8 9 (0.65%) Google Analytics
8 9 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 9 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 8 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
10 6 (0.43%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 247 (17.83%) Firewall
2 137 (9.89%) LAN
3 131 (9.46%) WAN
4 117 (8.45%) VPN
5 112 (8.09%) DNS
6 108 (7.80%) Wireless
7 106 (7.65%) TCP/IP
8 94 (6.79%) Intranet
9 56 (4.04%) HTTP
10 55 (3.97%) SSL
11 52 (3.75%) MPLS
12 45 (3.25%) Network Security
13 44 (3.18%) DHCP
14 39 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
15 36 (2.60%) OSPF
16 35 (2.53%) BGP
17 33 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (2.38%) Ethernet
18 31 (2.24%) EIGRP
19 30 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.90%) MySQL
3 48 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 44 (3.18%) MongoDB
5 30 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 30 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (1.81%) RDBMS
7 18 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (1.30%) Redis
8 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (1.01%) Big Data
10 13 (0.94%) Hadoop
10 13 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.87%) DB2
11 12 (0.87%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.65%) GIS
12 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.58%) Endeca
13 8 (0.58%) MS Access
14 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 98 (7.08%) Git (software)
2 91 (6.57%) Jenkins
3 84 (6.06%) JIRA
4 60 (4.33%) Selenium
5 34 (2.45%) Cucumber
5 34 (2.45%) WebDriver
6 33 (2.38%) JUnit
7 32 (2.31%) Maven
8 31 (2.24%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.95%) Subversion
9 27 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (1.44%) Jasmine
11 19 (1.37%) Eclipse
12 13 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 13 (0.94%) Protractor
13 12 (0.87%) Appium
14 11 (0.79%) Calabash
15 10 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 261 (18.84%) Finance
2 149 (10.76%) Banking
3 96 (6.93%) Telecoms
4 66 (4.77%) Retail
5 51 (3.68%) Marketing
6 34 (2.45%) Legal
7 24 (1.73%) Automotive
7 24 (1.73%) Publishing
8 18 (1.30%) Advertising
9 17 (1.23%) Electronics
9 17 (1.23%) Games
9 17 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.08%) Back Office
10 15 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
11 14 (1.01%) Law
11 14 (1.01%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.72%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.65%) French Language
13 9 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 206 (14.87%) Analyst
2 173 (12.49%) Developer
3 164 (11.84%) Architect
4 69 (4.98%) Consultant
5 62 (4.48%) Designer
6 59 (4.26%) Network Engineer
7 57 (4.12%) Support Engineer
8 53 (3.83%) Project Manager
9 45 (3.25%) Security Analyst
9 45 (3.25%) Support Analyst
10 44 (3.18%) Administrator
11 41 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 41 (2.96%) Java Developer
11 41 (2.96%) Security Engineer
11 41 (2.96%) Test Analyst
12 40 (2.89%) Tester
13 39 (2.82%) Technical Support
14 38 (2.74%) UX Designer
15 33 (2.38%) Desktop Support
16 28 (2.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (14.37%) HTML
2 160 (11.55%) Web Services
3 132 (9.53%) CSS
4 115 (8.30%) REST
5 109 (7.87%) SOAP
6 99 (7.15%) XML
7 98 (7.08%) .NET
8 88 (6.35%) Spring
9 73 (5.27%) AngularJS
9 73 (5.27%) J2EE
10 63 (4.55%) HTML5
11 61 (4.40%) jQuery
12 59 (4.26%) Node.js
13 54 (3.90%) RESTful
14 45 (3.25%) Hibernate
15 44 (3.18%) CSS3
16 41 (2.96%) ASP.NET
17 39 (2.82%) JSON
18 38 (2.74%) Java EE
19 36 (2.60%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 82 (5.92%) User Experience
4 70 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 70 (5.05%) Mobile App
5 58 (4.19%) Computer Science
6 52 (3.75%) Online Banking
7 40 (2.89%) Internet of Things
8 39 (2.82%) Virtual Team
9 32 (2.31%) Mobile Banking
10 28 (2.02%) Client/Server
10 28 (2.02%) PKI
11 27 (1.95%) iPad
12 26 (1.88%) Blackberry
13 20 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
15 16 (1.16%) Private Cloud
15 16 (1.16%) RIA
15 16 (1.16%) Smartphone
16 15 (1.08%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 348 (25.13%) Windows
2 198 (14.30%) Linux
3 155 (11.19%) Unix
4 90 (6.50%) Windows Server
5 81 (5.85%) Windows 7
6 69 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (3.32%) Windows 10
9 43 (3.10%) Windows 8
10 41 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (2.67%) Android
12 37 (2.67%) Apple iOS
13 34 (2.45%) Solaris
14 23 (1.66%) Mac OS X
15 18 (1.30%) CentOS
16 15 (1.08%) AIX
16 15 (1.08%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.87%) VMS
18 10 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (10.61%) ITIL
3 128 (9.24%) Test Automation
4 116 (8.38%) E-Commerce
5 105 (7.58%) Migration
5 105 (7.58%) Project Management
6 102 (7.36%) TDD
7 96 (6.93%) Cybersecurity
8 91 (6.57%) Scrum
9 88 (6.35%) Analytics
9 88 (6.35%) Information Security
10 83 (5.99%) DevOps
11 77 (5.56%) MVC
12 74 (5.34%) SDLC
13 72 (5.20%) Open Source
14 70 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 69 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
16 60 (4.33%) Change Management
17 54 (3.90%) Web Development
18 49 (3.54%) OO
Programming Languages
1 280 (20.22%) Java
2 203 (14.66%) SQL
3 190 (13.72%) JavaScript
4 110 (7.94%) Python
5 64 (4.62%) PowerShell
6 62 (4.48%) C#
7 58 (4.19%) Perl
8 53 (3.83%) Ruby
9 29 (2.09%) Bash Shell
10 27 (1.95%) PHP
11 24 (1.73%) Scala
12 22 (1.59%) C
12 22 (1.59%) VB
13 20 (1.44%) ES6
13 20 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.87%) C++
16 11 (0.79%) Apple Swift
17 9 (0.65%) Apex Code
17 9 (0.65%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 167 (12.06%) Degree
2 134 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 99 (7.15%) SC Cleared
4 81 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (2.89%) CCNA
6 35 (2.53%) CCNP
7 34 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (2.38%) CISSP
9 27 (1.95%) DV Cleared
10 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (1.52%) CISM
12 19 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.08%) CCIE
13 15 (1.08%) ISEB
13 15 (1.08%) SANS
14 14 (1.01%) ISTQB
14 14 (1.01%) MCSE
15 12 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (0.79%) Master's Degree
17 10 (0.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (7.36%) QA
2 29 (2.09%) SLA
3 26 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.94%) PMO
6 10 (0.72%) GDPR
7 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.29%) MiFID
10 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.22%) FATCA
11 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.072%) COBIT
12 1 (0.072%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.072%) RMADS
System Software
1 152 (10.97%) Active Directory
2 62 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (4.19%) Docker
4 20 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
5 18 (1.30%) XenApp
6 12 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.72%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.58%) Firmware
9 8 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.51%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.43%) vSphere
12 5 (0.36%) GPFS
13 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.29%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 4 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (3.10%) SCCM
2 38 (2.74%) Puppet
3 31 (2.24%) Ansible
4 25 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.66%) Kubernetes
6 21 (1.52%) Tivoli
7 18 (1.30%) logstash
8 15 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (1.01%) Nagios
9 14 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
10 13 (0.94%) HP Fortify
11 11 (0.79%) HAProxy
11 11 (0.79%) Kibana
11 11 (0.79%) Terraform
12 10 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 273 (19.71%) Microsoft
2 169 (12.20%) Cisco
3 128 (9.24%) Oracle
4 99 (7.15%) HP
5 86 (6.21%) Citrix
6 85 (6.14%) VMware
7 49 (3.54%) Juniper
8 45 (3.25%) IBM
9 41 (2.96%) F5
10 37 (2.67%) Red Hat
11 36 (2.60%) CheckPoint
12 34 (2.45%) Dell
13 31 (2.24%) McAfee
13 31 (2.24%) Symantec
14 30 (2.17%) ATG
14 30 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
15 27 (1.95%) Google
15 27 (1.95%) SAP
16 24 (1.73%) Apple
17 23 (1.66%) Adobe