The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 38 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 14 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.74% 1.26% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 7.89% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +4.16%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 38 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.22% 15.97% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 33
Average daily rate £325 £293 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £359 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
TCP/IP
East of England

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 7 £300 - 1
Bedford -4 4 £375 +25.00% 2
Dunstable - 1 £225 -
Shefford - - - -
TCP/IP
East of England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) WAN
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) HP
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) IIS
7 3 (18.75%) OSPF
7 3 (18.75%) NetApp
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (18.75%) F5
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) Riverbed

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) DMZ
6 2 (12.50%) BGP
6 2 (12.50%) PBX
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) SAN
7 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.25%) MPLS
7 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (12.50%) CCSE
4 2 (12.50%) MCITP
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) CCSA
5 1 (6.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.25%) MCTS
5 1 (6.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) NetApp
5 3 (18.75%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) Riverbed
6 2 (12.50%) Aastra
6 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (12.50%) BT
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
7 1 (6.25%) 3Com
7 1 (6.25%) Dell
7 1 (6.25%) Veritas
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
7 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds