Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 137 146
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9 -40
Contract jobs citing Internet 67 35 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.31% 0.80% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.81% 5.59% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 40
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.72% -12.17% +3.19%
10th Percentile £203 £136 £299
90th Percentile £438 £488 £553
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.29% -6.85% +197.96%
10th Percentile £13.88 £27.95 £11.95
90th Percentile £30.77 £39.95 £44.02
England median hourly rate £15.30 £17.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year -12.57% -9.89% +20.17%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 683 626 845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.38% 14.35% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 353 440
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £204 £167 £175
90th Percentile £550 £512 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 47 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +24.64%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £30.80 £64.50 £39.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Internet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in the West Midlands

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Internet in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in the West Midlands

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in the West Midlands

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in the West Midlands

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Internet in the West Midlands

Internet
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Warwickshire +16 18 - - 3
Staffordshire +14 18 £325 - 7
Birmingham -27 9 £325 -10.34% 6
Shropshire -22 8 £250 - 4
Coventry -17 3 - - 2
Worcestershire -8 2 - - 2
Kingswinford - 2 £350 -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Dudley +2 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £140 - 1
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Internet.

1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 18 (26.87%) SQL Server
2 18 (26.87%) Windows
3 15 (22.39%) C#
4 13 (19.40%) .NET
4 13 (19.40%) Unix
4 13 (19.40%) Cisco
4 13 (19.40%) Firewall
5 12 (17.91%) WAN
6 11 (16.42%) Oracle
6 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
7 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (14.93%) Wireless
7 10 (14.93%) ITIL
7 10 (14.93%) HTML
8 9 (13.43%) CSS
8 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (13.43%) MPLS
8 9 (13.43%) Degree
8 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
9 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Finance
9 8 (11.94%) IBM
9 8 (11.94%) VPN
9 8 (11.94%) LAN
10 7 (10.45%) SSL
10 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
10 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
10 7 (10.45%) Back Office

Internet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (8.96%) Apache
2 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.99%) IIS
3 2 (2.99%) Smallworld
3 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Autodesk Inventor
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.99%) MicroStation
1 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.48%) IaaS
4 2 (2.99%) Office 365
4 2 (2.99%) PaaS
4 2 (2.99%) SaaS
5 1 (1.49%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) Firewall
2 12 (17.91%) WAN
3 10 (14.93%) Wireless
4 9 (13.43%) MPLS
5 8 (11.94%) LAN
5 8 (11.94%) VPN
6 7 (10.45%) SSL
6 7 (10.45%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (8.96%) DNS
7 6 (8.96%) Network Security
7 6 (8.96%) VoIP
8 5 (7.46%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.97%) VLAN
10 3 (4.48%) ADSL
10 3 (4.48%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.99%) Bluetooth
11 2 (2.99%) FTP
11 2 (2.99%) SMTP
11 2 (2.99%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.97%) MySQL
3 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.97%) Riak
4 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) GIS
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.94%) Finance
3 7 (10.45%) Back Office
4 2 (2.99%) Automotive
4 2 (2.99%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) .NET Developer
3 9 (13.43%) C# Developer
4 8 (11.94%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Software Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Network Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Administrator
6 6 (8.96%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (8.96%) VB.NET Developer
7 5 (7.46%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Applications Developer
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.46%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.97%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) DBA
8 4 (5.97%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Production DBA
8 4 (5.97%) SQL DBA
9 3 (4.48%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) .NET
2 10 (14.93%) HTML
3 9 (13.43%) CSS
4 7 (10.45%) WinForms
5 6 (8.96%) .NET Framework
5 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (8.96%) Castle Windsor
6 4 (5.97%) LAMP
6 4 (5.97%) Web Services
7 2 (2.99%) 802.1X
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (2.99%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (2.99%) LDAP
7 2 (2.99%) PhoneGap
7 2 (2.99%) React Native
7 2 (2.99%) SOAP
7 2 (2.99%) Spring
7 2 (2.99%) XML
8 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.49%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Clustering
3 4 (5.97%) Replication
4 3 (4.48%) PKI
4 3 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.48%) User Experience
5 2 (2.99%) Infotainment
5 2 (2.99%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.99%) iPad
5 2 (2.99%) iPhone
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 13 (19.40%) Unix
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.97%) Solaris
5 3 (4.48%) Linux
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) Android
6 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) ITIL
2 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
3 7 (10.45%) BDD
3 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
3 7 (10.45%) MVC
3 7 (10.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.96%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (8.96%) TDD
4 6 (8.96%) Web Development
5 5 (7.46%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (7.46%) Network Packet Analysis
5 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.46%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.97%) Network Security Management
6 4 (5.97%) Project Management
6 4 (5.97%) Security Management
6 4 (5.97%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) C#
3 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
3 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
4 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.96%) TypeScript
5 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.48%) Java
6 3 (4.48%) Python
7 2 (2.99%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.99%) Korn
7 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.49%) C++
8 1 (1.49%) Perl
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (13.43%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) CCNP
3 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.48%) CCNA
5 3 (4.48%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (4.48%) CISSP
6 2 (2.99%) CCIE
6 2 (2.99%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.99%) PhD
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) Terminal Services
2 3 (4.48%) XenApp
3 2 (2.99%) iptables
3 2 (2.99%) NFS
3 2 (2.99%) Postfix
3 2 (2.99%) Samba
3 2 (2.99%) Squid
3 2 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Docker
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.97%) Nessus
3 2 (2.99%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (2.99%) Simpana
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.49%) Nmap
4 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Cisco
2 11 (16.42%) Oracle
3 8 (11.94%) IBM
4 7 (10.45%) BMC
5 6 (8.96%) CheckPoint
5 6 (8.96%) F5
5 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
6 5 (7.46%) Blue Coat
6 5 (7.46%) Fortinet
6 5 (7.46%) McAfee
7 4 (5.97%) HP
7 4 (5.97%) Huawei
7 4 (5.97%) Remedy
8 3 (4.48%) Citrix
8 3 (4.48%) Sun
9 2 (2.99%) Autodesk
9 2 (2.99%) CommVault
9 2 (2.99%) Ericsson
9 2 (2.99%) Mapinfo
9 2 (2.99%) NetApp