Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 136 109
Rank change year-on-year +6 -27 +13
Contract jobs citing Internet 45 73 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.02% 1.22% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 9.02% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 43
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - +39.13%
10th Percentile £101 £286 £252
90th Percentile £494 £550 £518
England median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £36.00 £24.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.94% +81.48% -36.47%
10th Percentile £28.38 £11.90 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.88 £44.03 £40.32
England median hourly rate £17.49 £19.23 £16.16
% change year-on-year -9.05% +19.00% -7.66%

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 619 809 694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 13.49% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 419 370
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £207 £184 £214
90th Percentile £536 £525 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 69
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +7.50% +29.66%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.73 £9.53
90th Percentile £60.00 £38.83 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.63%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 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
Birmingham +12 16 £350 -22.22% 1
Warwickshire +11 8 £425 -26.09% 5
Coventry +9 8 £474 +18.50% 4
Solihull +14 5 £118 -
Staffordshire +2 2 - - 11
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Shropshire +31 1 - - 2
Worcestershire +16 1 £425 - 3
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Internet.

1 17 (37.78%) HTML
2 16 (35.56%) CSS
3 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.89%) Degree
4 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 9 (20.00%) Intranet
5 9 (20.00%) jQuery
5 9 (20.00%) User Experience
6 8 (17.78%) Analytics
6 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
6 8 (17.78%) Windows
6 8 (17.78%) MVC
7 7 (15.56%) SEO
7 7 (15.56%) Web Services
7 7 (15.56%) .NET
7 7 (15.56%) C#
7 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
7 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (15.56%) Web Analytics
7 7 (15.56%) Ajax
8 6 (13.33%) Prototyping
8 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
8 6 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
8 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (13.33%) Rapid Prototyping
8 6 (13.33%) Cisco
8 6 (13.33%) WAN
8 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
8 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000

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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) Intranet
2 6 (13.33%) LAN
2 6 (13.33%) WAN
3 5 (11.11%) Firewall
4 3 (6.67%) Wireless
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.44%) DHCP
5 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 2 (4.44%) IPsec
5 2 (4.44%) Network Security
5 2 (4.44%) OSPF
5 2 (4.44%) SSL
5 2 (4.44%) VoIP
5 2 (4.44%) VPN
5 2 (4.44%) WLAN
6 1 (2.22%) 3G
6 1 (2.22%) BGP
6 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.22%) SMS
6 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) gulp
2 1 (2.22%) JMeter
2 1 (2.22%) PHPUnit
2 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.33%) Automotive
2 4 (8.89%) Legal
3 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Publishing
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Designer
2 11 (24.44%) Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Digital Designer
4 7 (15.56%) Content Designer
5 6 (13.33%) Software Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Digital Content Designer
7 4 (8.89%) UI Designer
8 3 (6.67%) Digital UX Designer
8 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.67%) UX Designer
9 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Administrator
9 2 (4.44%) Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Interaction Designer
9 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Design Authority
9 2 (4.44%) UI/UX Designer
9 2 (4.44%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) HTML
2 16 (35.56%) CSS
3 9 (20.00%) jQuery
4 7 (15.56%) .NET
4 7 (15.56%) Ajax
4 7 (15.56%) Web Services
5 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.33%) Classic ASP
5 6 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.67%) Node.js
7 2 (4.44%) Laravel
7 2 (4.44%) React
7 2 (4.44%) XML
8 1 (2.22%) Dojo
8 1 (2.22%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) MEAN Stack
8 1 (2.22%) RESTful
8 1 (2.22%) Symfony
8 1 (2.22%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) User Experience
2 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.44%) PMI
4 1 (2.22%) CESG
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.44%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) Analytics
2 8 (17.78%) MVC
3 7 (15.56%) SEO
3 7 (15.56%) Web Analytics
4 6 (13.33%) Prototyping
4 6 (13.33%) Rapid Prototyping
5 5 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 3 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (4.44%) Change Management
7 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL
7 2 (4.44%) Network Management
7 2 (4.44%) OO
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.44%) TDD
7 2 (4.44%) Validation
7 2 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.56%) C#
3 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.67%) PHP
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) C
6 1 (2.22%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) PHP 4
6 1 (2.22%) PHP 5
6 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) CCNA
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.44%) CCNP
3 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CCDP
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.22%) PMP
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) Docker
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco
3 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) Dell
4 2 (4.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Avaya
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) F5
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Juniper
5 1 (2.22%) Kaspersky
5 1 (2.22%) McAfee