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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 101 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 -22  
Contract jobs citing Internet 25 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.33% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.16% 11.01% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 26
Median daily rate £400 £330 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -30.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £296 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.87% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Median hourly rate £41.00 £12.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +228.00% +16.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% +16.12%  

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 273 345 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.48% 12.07% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 165 226
Median daily rate £400 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 43
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% -44.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.10 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Internet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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
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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +10 7 £487 +21.75% 9
Solihull +6 5 £118 -
Birmingham +5 3 £225 -31.81% 5
Warwickshire +5 3 £425 - 2
Staffordshire +1 2 - - 2
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Worcestershire - 1 £425 - 4
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) HTML
3 15 (31.25%) CSS
4 14 (29.17%) Degree
5 12 (25.00%) User Experience
6 11 (22.92%) Rapid Prototyping
6 11 (22.92%) Mobile App
6 11 (22.92%) Prototyping
7 10 (20.83%) Front End Development
7 10 (20.83%) Windows
8 9 (18.75%) Finance
9 8 (16.67%) Cisco
10 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
10 7 (14.58%) Firewall
11 6 (12.50%) Project Management
11 6 (12.50%) VPN
12 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.42%) SLA
12 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
12 5 (10.42%) SQL
12 5 (10.42%) Intel Security
12 5 (10.42%) Wireless
12 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
13 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
13 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
13 4 (8.33%) 802.1X
13 4 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
13 4 (8.33%) F5
13 4 (8.33%) Information Security

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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Firewall
2 6 (12.50%) VPN
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.42%) Wireless
4 4 (8.33%) Intranet
4 4 (8.33%) SSL
5 3 (6.25%) DHCP
5 3 (6.25%) IPsec
5 3 (6.25%) Network Security
5 3 (6.25%) OSPF
6 2 (4.17%) BGP
6 2 (4.17%) DNS
6 2 (4.17%) LAN
6 2 (4.17%) VoIP
6 2 (4.17%) WAN
6 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.08%) SMTP
7 1 (2.08%) SNMP
7 1 (2.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) JMeter
1 1 (2.08%) Selenium
1 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Designer
2 6 (12.50%) Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Digital Designer
3 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.33%) UI Designer
3 4 (8.33%) UX Designer
4 3 (6.25%) Architect
4 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (6.25%) Information Specialist
4 3 (6.25%) Security Specialist
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Administrator
5 2 (4.17%) Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Interface Designer
5 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Network Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) HTML
2 15 (31.25%) CSS
3 4 (8.33%) .NET
3 4 (8.33%) 802.1X
3 4 (8.33%) XML
4 3 (6.25%) Node.js
4 3 (6.25%) Web Services
5 2 (4.17%) jQuery
5 2 (4.17%) React
5 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) XSL
6 1 (2.08%) Ajax
6 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.08%) CakePHP
6 1 (2.08%) Express
6 1 (2.08%) Laravel
6 1 (2.08%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (2.08%) RESTful
6 1 (2.08%) Symfony
6 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) User Experience
2 11 (22.92%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.25%) Internet of Things
3 3 (6.25%) PMI
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) CESG
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.08%) RIA
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Unix
2 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.92%) Prototyping
2 11 (22.92%) Rapid Prototyping
3 10 (20.83%) Front End Development
4 6 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (8.33%) Information Security
6 3 (6.25%) Change Management
6 3 (6.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (4.17%) Customer Identification
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL
7 2 (4.17%) Logistics
7 2 (4.17%) MVC
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) C#
2 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) CCNA
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.17%) CCNP
4 2 (4.17%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.08%) CCDP
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Docker
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
3 1 (2.08%) NFS
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Cisco
2 5 (10.42%) Intel Security
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) F5
3 4 (8.33%) Juniper
4 3 (6.25%) ArcSight
4 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 3 (6.25%) FireEye
4 3 (6.25%) GFI Software
4 3 (6.25%) LogRhythm
4 3 (6.25%) Rapid7
4 3 (6.25%) Sourcefire
4 3 (6.25%) Symantec
4 3 (6.25%) TippingPoint
5 2 (4.17%) Apple
5 2 (4.17%) Dell
5 2 (4.17%) Google
5 2 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) Avaya
6 1 (2.08%) Kaspersky