Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 135 160
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25 -37
Contract jobs citing Internet 73 49 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.06% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.03% 6.76% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 39
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.69% -19.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £254 £147 £275
90th Percentile £483 £450 £565
England median daily rate £425 £409 £425
% change year-on-year +3.98% -3.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -24.66% +27.64%
10th Percentile £13.88 £13.04 £10.56
90th Percentile £24.20 £39.65 £44.02
England median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year -7.27% -15.04% +14.24%

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 662 725 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.12% 15.65% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 431 461
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.92 £24.98 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.28% +16.19% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.85 £11.77
90th Percentile £28.38 £55.50 £39.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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 +7 17 £360 - 15
Shropshire -36 17 £440 +144.44% 3
Warwickshire +16 15 £425 +10.39% 3
Birmingham -4 11 £360 +1.05% 7
Wolverhampton +1 6 £450 -
Coventry -11 3 - - 7
Worcestershire - 2 - - 6
Herefordshire - 1 £140 - 1
Dudley - 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29 (39.73%) Firewall
2 27 (36.99%) WAN
3 25 (34.25%) Cisco
4 24 (32.88%) Wireless
5 22 (30.14%) McAfee
6 21 (28.77%) ITIL
7 20 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (27.40%) Blue Coat
7 20 (27.40%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
9 18 (24.66%) SC Cleared
9 18 (24.66%) Fortinet
9 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
10 17 (23.29%) CCNP
10 17 (23.29%) Network Load Balancing
10 17 (23.29%) WAN Optimisation
11 16 (21.92%) F5
11 16 (21.92%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (21.92%) IBM
11 16 (21.92%) Windows
11 16 (21.92%) BMC
12 14 (19.18%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (19.18%) Network Packet Analysis
13 13 (17.81%) ITIL V3
13 13 (17.81%) Telecoms
14 12 (16.44%) Unix
14 12 (16.44%) SQL
15 11 (15.07%) C#
15 11 (15.07%) Wi-Fi

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 (8.22%) Apache
2 3 (4.11%) ArcGIS
2 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) Smallworld
3 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Autodesk Inventor
1 3 (4.11%) MicroStation
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.74%) IaaS
4 1 (1.37%) NuGet
4 1 (1.37%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.73%) Firewall
2 27 (36.99%) WAN
3 24 (32.88%) Wireless
4 14 (19.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (15.07%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (13.70%) LAN
6 10 (13.70%) MPLS
6 10 (13.70%) VPN
7 7 (9.59%) Network Security
8 6 (8.22%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (8.22%) SSL
8 6 (8.22%) VoIP
9 5 (6.85%) DNS
10 4 (5.48%) BGP
10 4 (5.48%) HSRP
10 4 (5.48%) OSPF
10 4 (5.48%) VLAN
11 3 (4.11%) DWDM
11 3 (4.11%) SDH
12 2 (2.74%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) GIS
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.37%) Riak
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.11%) SpecFlow
1 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.74%) Mercurial
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.74%) Subversion
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.37%) Ant
3 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.37%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.37%) Gradle
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
3 1 (1.37%) Maven
3 1 (1.37%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium
3 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (17.81%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
3 5 (6.85%) Back Office
4 4 (5.48%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Law
6 1 (1.37%) Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Network Engineer
2 15 (20.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (19.18%) Developer
4 6 (8.22%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Applications Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Project Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Server Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (5.48%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) .NET
2 7 (9.59%) CSS
2 7 (9.59%) HTML
3 5 (6.85%) WinForms
4 4 (5.48%) LAMP
5 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (4.11%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (4.11%) Web Services
6 2 (2.74%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (2.74%) Ionic Framework
6 2 (2.74%) LDAP
6 2 (2.74%) PhoneGap
6 2 (2.74%) React Native
6 2 (2.74%) Spring
7 1 (1.37%) CSS3
7 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.37%) jQuery
7 1 (1.37%) SOAP
7 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) FMCG
2 4 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.74%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.74%) iPad
3 2 (2.74%) iPhone
3 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.74%) PKI
4 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 12 (16.44%) Unix
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.48%) Linux
5 4 (5.48%) Solaris
6 3 (4.11%) Android
6 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) ITIL
2 17 (23.29%) Network Load Balancing
2 17 (23.29%) WAN Optimisation
3 16 (21.92%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (19.18%) Network Packet Analysis
5 13 (17.81%) ITIL V3
6 8 (10.96%) Coaching
7 7 (9.59%) Integration Testing
8 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
9 5 (6.85%) Change Management
9 5 (6.85%) MVC
10 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.48%) DevOps
10 4 (5.48%) Network Security Management
10 4 (5.48%) Patch Management
10 4 (5.48%) Re-Platforming
10 4 (5.48%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.48%) Security Management
10 4 (5.48%) Service Management
10 4 (5.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) C#
3 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.85%) Java
4 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.85%) Python
4 5 (6.85%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.48%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.11%) Apple Swift
6 3 (4.11%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.74%) Korn
7 2 (2.74%) Perl
8 1 (1.37%) C++
8 1 (1.37%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) Ruby
8 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
3 18 (24.66%) SC Cleared
4 17 (23.29%) CCNP
5 6 (8.22%) CCIE
5 6 (8.22%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (8.22%) CISSP
5 6 (8.22%) Degree
6 4 (5.48%) CCNA
6 4 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.37%) MCDST
7 1 (1.37%) MCP
7 1 (1.37%) MCSA
7 1 (1.37%) MCSE
7 1 (1.37%) MCSM
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) TickIT
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.74%) iptables
3 2 (2.74%) NFS
3 2 (2.74%) Postfix
3 2 (2.74%) Samba
3 2 (2.74%) Squid
3 2 (2.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.37%) Docker
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.48%) Nessus
3 2 (2.74%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (2.74%) Simpana
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.37%) Nmap
4 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.37%) Puppet
4 1 (1.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Cisco
2 22 (30.14%) McAfee
3 20 (27.40%) Blue Coat
4 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
4 18 (24.66%) Fortinet
5 16 (21.92%) BMC
5 16 (21.92%) F5
5 16 (21.92%) IBM
6 9 (12.33%) HP
7 8 (10.96%) Aruba
7 8 (10.96%) Oracle
8 5 (6.85%) VMware
9 4 (5.48%) Huawei
9 4 (5.48%) M86 Security
9 4 (5.48%) Remedy
9 4 (5.48%) Trustwave
10 3 (4.11%) Autodesk
10 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.11%) Sun
10 3 (4.11%) Xamarin