Period
to 18 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 119 132
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 -24
Contract jobs citing Internet 77 53 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.22% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.13% 8.83% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 34
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £435 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.44% +26.09% -15.08%
10th Percentile £203 £109 £260
90th Percentile £425 £500 £475
England median daily rate £416 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.79% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £38.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.11% +55.10% +81.48%
10th Percentile £13.50 £27.95 £14.05
90th Percentile £30.77 £41.00 £35.75
England median hourly rate £14.46 £16.18 £19.61
% change year-on-year -10.63% -17.49% +20.09%

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 692 600 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.17% 13.82% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 323 345
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £186 £185
90th Percentile £538 £525 £506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 45 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -24.71% -12.66%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.35 £10.73
90th Percentile £32.91 £66.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.20% -22.48% +16.96%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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
Staffordshire +26 30 £325 - 10
Warwickshire +8 16 - - 5
Birmingham -18 12 £325 +8.33% 10
Shropshire -13 6 £250 - 2
Coventry -25 3 - - 3
Worcestershire -6 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 1
Herefordshire +4 1 £140 -68.89%
Dudley -4 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 £350 -
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 26 (33.77%) C#
2 26 (33.77%) SQL
3 23 (29.87%) .NET
4 19 (24.68%) Windows
5 16 (20.78%) HTML
6 14 (18.18%) CSS
7 13 (16.88%) Unix
7 13 (16.88%) T-SQL
7 13 (16.88%) VB.NET
7 13 (16.88%) WinForms
7 13 (16.88%) Back Office
8 12 (15.58%) Oracle
9 11 (14.29%) Cisco
9 11 (14.29%) MVC
9 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 11 (14.29%) TypeScript
10 10 (12.99%) Finance
10 10 (12.99%) Firewall
10 10 (12.99%) Web Development
10 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
11 9 (11.69%) ITIL
11 9 (11.69%) WAN
11 9 (11.69%) .NET Framework
11 9 (11.69%) Degree
11 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (11.69%) TDD
11 9 (11.69%) SpecFlow
11 9 (11.69%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (11.69%) BDD

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 (7.79%) Apache
2 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.60%) IIS
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.30%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) Smallworld
4 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.30%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.60%) IaaS
3 2 (2.60%) PaaS
3 2 (2.60%) SaaS
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) Firewall
2 9 (11.69%) WAN
3 8 (10.39%) LAN
3 8 (10.39%) MPLS
4 7 (9.09%) SSL
4 7 (9.09%) VPN
4 7 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (7.79%) DNS
5 6 (7.79%) Network Security
5 6 (7.79%) VoIP
6 5 (6.49%) Wireless
7 4 (5.19%) ADSL
7 4 (5.19%) Ethernet
7 4 (5.19%) VLAN
8 3 (3.90%) SAN
9 2 (2.60%) 3G
9 2 (2.60%) 802.11
9 2 (2.60%) Intranet
9 2 (2.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
3 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.19%) Riak
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) GIS
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) JIRA
3 1 (1.30%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (16.88%) Back Office
2 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 10 (12.99%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Automotive
4 2 (2.60%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Games
5 1 (1.30%) German Language
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Developer
2 20 (25.97%) .NET Developer
3 16 (20.78%) C# Developer
4 15 (19.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (18.18%) Software Developer
6 12 (15.58%) VB.NET Developer
7 11 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
8 9 (11.69%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (11.69%) SQL Developer
9 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 8 (10.39%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 7 (9.09%) Administrator
11 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
12 5 (6.49%) Applications Developer
12 5 (6.49%) DBA
12 5 (6.49%) Network Engineer
12 5 (6.49%) WinForms Developer
13 4 (5.19%) Production DBA
13 4 (5.19%) SQL DBA
13 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.87%) .NET
2 16 (20.78%) HTML
3 14 (18.18%) CSS
4 13 (16.88%) WinForms
5 9 (11.69%) .NET Framework
5 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 9 (11.69%) Castle Windsor
6 4 (5.19%) LAMP
7 3 (3.90%) Web Services
8 2 (2.60%) 802.1X
8 2 (2.60%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (2.60%) CSS3
8 2 (2.60%) HTML5
8 2 (2.60%) Ionic Framework
8 2 (2.60%) jQuery
8 2 (2.60%) LDAP
8 2 (2.60%) PhoneGap
8 2 (2.60%) React Native
8 2 (2.60%) Spring
9 1 (1.30%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) Replication
3 4 (5.19%) User Experience
4 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.90%) PKI
5 2 (2.60%) Infotainment
5 2 (2.60%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.60%) iPad
5 2 (2.60%) iPhone
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.68%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Unix
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.19%) Linux
4 4 (5.19%) Solaris
5 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Android
6 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.30%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) HPUX
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.29%) MVC
2 10 (12.99%) Web Development
3 9 (11.69%) BDD
3 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (11.69%) Dependency Injection
3 9 (11.69%) ITIL
3 9 (11.69%) TDD
4 7 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.49%) Database Security
6 5 (6.49%) Service Management
6 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.19%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (5.19%) High Availability
7 4 (5.19%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) C#
1 26 (33.77%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) T-SQL
2 13 (16.88%) VB.NET
3 11 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.90%) Java
6 3 (3.90%) Korn
6 3 (3.90%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.60%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) Perl
8 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.90%) CCNA
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) CCNP
5 2 (2.60%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.60%) PhD
5 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) IRCA
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) Terminal Services
2 4 (5.19%) XenApp
3 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.60%) iptables
4 2 (2.60%) NFS
4 2 (2.60%) Postfix
4 2 (2.60%) Samba
4 2 (2.60%) Squid
4 2 (2.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.30%) Docker
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.19%) Nessus
3 2 (2.60%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (2.60%) Simpana
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.30%) Nmap
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle
2 11 (14.29%) Cisco
3 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.49%) Citrix
4 5 (6.49%) IBM
5 4 (5.19%) BMC
5 4 (5.19%) HP
5 4 (5.19%) VMware
6 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.90%) F5
6 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.90%) Sun
7 2 (2.60%) CommVault
7 2 (2.60%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.60%) Huawei
7 2 (2.60%) NetApp
7 2 (2.60%) Netezza
7 2 (2.60%) Nokia
7 2 (2.60%) Veritas
7 2 (2.60%) Xamarin