Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 108 156
Rank change year-on-year -15 +48 -33
Contract jobs citing Internet 84 75 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.59% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.17% 9.87% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 37 29
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £280 £158 £243
90th Percentile £489 £460 £553
England median daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £14.41 £15.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.72% -5.31% -54.66%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.89 £10.35
90th Percentile £28.50 £34.43 £33.46
England median hourly rate £15.30 £13.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -27.03% +4.11%

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 593 760 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.07% 16.10% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 450 366
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £190 £160 £200
90th Percentile £538 £511 £540
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £30.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.26% +102.07% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.25 £44.95 £38.08
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.29% -16.89% -

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +36 34 £360 +1.05% 15
Shropshire -53 22 £445 +2.89%
Staffordshire -16 15 £360 +57.38% 4
Warwickshire +5 8 £425 +21.43% 2
Wolverhampton +7 6 £463 -
Coventry -2 2 £425 +146.38% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £175 - 5
Internet
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 37 (44.05%) Firewall
2 33 (39.29%) WAN
3 29 (34.52%) Wireless
4 27 (32.14%) McAfee
5 25 (29.76%) Cisco
5 25 (29.76%) Blue Coat
6 24 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 23 (27.38%) SC Cleared
8 22 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (26.19%) ITIL
8 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (25.00%) Fortinet
9 21 (25.00%) CCNP
9 21 (25.00%) CheckPoint
10 20 (23.81%) F5
10 20 (23.81%) Network Load Balancing
10 20 (23.81%) WAN Optimisation
10 20 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (21.43%) ITIL V3
12 17 (20.24%) Windows
13 15 (17.86%) IBM
13 15 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (16.67%) BMC
14 14 (16.67%) Network Packet Analysis
15 13 (15.48%) Windows Server
15 13 (15.48%) LAN
16 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
16 12 (14.29%) VLAN
16 12 (14.29%) Degree

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 3 (3.57%) ArcGIS
1 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.57%) Smallworld
2 2 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.19%) Apache
3 1 (1.19%) CMS
3 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) Autodesk Inventor
2 3 (3.57%) MicroStation
3 2 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
2 1 (1.19%) NuGet
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) PaaS
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (44.05%) Firewall
2 33 (39.29%) WAN
3 29 (34.52%) Wireless
4 15 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (15.48%) LAN
6 12 (14.29%) VLAN
7 11 (13.10%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (11.90%) MPLS
8 10 (11.90%) VPN
9 9 (10.71%) BGP
9 9 (10.71%) OSPF
10 8 (9.52%) HSRP
11 4 (4.76%) Ethernet
11 4 (4.76%) Network Security
11 4 (4.76%) SDH
12 3 (3.57%) Broadband
12 3 (3.57%) DWDM
12 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
12 3 (3.57%) VoIP
13 2 (2.38%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) GIS
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.38%) Mercurial
1 2 (2.38%) Subversion
1 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) AccuRev
2 1 (1.19%) Ant
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Archiva
2 1 (1.19%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.19%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.19%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.19%) Gradle
2 1 (1.19%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) Maven
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.19%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Retail
2 8 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Back Office
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Network Engineer
2 19 (22.62%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) Designer
3 10 (11.90%) Interaction Designer
4 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Project Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Senior Security Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Senior Server Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Senior Designer
6 6 (7.14%) Senior Interaction Designer
7 5 (5.95%) Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) HTML
2 3 (3.57%) .NET
3 2 (2.38%) WinForms
4 1 (1.19%) CSS
4 1 (1.19%) CSS3
4 1 (1.19%) HTML5
4 1 (1.19%) Spring
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) FMCG
2 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.19%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Windows
2 13 (15.48%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.38%) Unix
5 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.19%) Android
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Solaris
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) ITIL
2 20 (23.81%) Network Load Balancing
2 20 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (23.81%) WAN Optimisation
3 18 (21.43%) ITIL V3
4 14 (16.67%) Network Packet Analysis
5 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (11.90%) Coaching
6 10 (11.90%) Prototyping
7 8 (9.52%) Design Thinking
7 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (9.52%) Patch Management
7 8 (9.52%) Re-Platforming
7 8 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 7 (8.33%) Application Discovery
9 6 (7.14%) Case Management
10 5 (5.95%) ERP
10 5 (5.95%) Process Improvement
10 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) Java
3 3 (3.57%) C#
3 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.57%) Python
3 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) Korn
5 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.19%) Perl
5 1 (1.19%) R
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby
5 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 23 (27.38%) SC Cleared
3 22 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (25.00%) CCNP
5 12 (14.29%) Degree
6 7 (8.33%) CCNA
7 6 (7.14%) CCIE
8 5 (5.95%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (5.95%) CISSP
9 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.19%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.19%) CCDA
10 1 (1.19%) CCDP
10 1 (1.19%) ISEB
10 1 (1.19%) MCP
10 1 (1.19%) MCSE
10 1 (1.19%) MCSM
10 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) TickIT
2 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) NFS
4 1 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (1.19%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.19%) Puppet
3 1 (1.19%) Salt
3 1 (1.19%) Simpana
3 1 (1.19%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) McAfee
2 25 (29.76%) Blue Coat
2 25 (29.76%) Cisco
3 21 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 21 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 20 (23.81%) F5
5 15 (17.86%) IBM
6 14 (16.67%) BMC
7 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
7 10 (11.90%) VMware
8 9 (10.71%) Aruba
8 9 (10.71%) HP
9 8 (9.52%) Oracle
10 6 (7.14%) M86 Security
10 6 (7.14%) Trustwave
11 5 (5.95%) SAP
12 4 (4.76%) Citrix
13 3 (3.57%) Autodesk
14 2 (2.38%) Mapinfo
14 2 (2.38%) Remedy