The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 16 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.08% 1.54% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£344 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
TCP/IP
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.77% 7.69% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate £338 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP across the Bedford region.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Bedford region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TCP/IP.

1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) CCSA
3 2 (33.33%) CCSE
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCDP
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 2 (33.33%) Network Management
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) DMZ
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TCP/IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) DMZ
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCDP
3 2 (33.33%) CCSA
3 2 (33.33%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds