The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 49 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 4 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.86% 0.71% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 6.06% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+28.45% -8.82%
TCP/IP
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
45 33 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.66% 11.70% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 35
Average daily rate £338 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £380 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -91.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
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 20 October 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
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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 - 3 £275 -
Bedford +7 1 £338 +12.50%
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - -
TCP/IP
East of England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) DNS
3 9 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) Load Balancing
5 7 (38.89%) DHCP
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (33.33%) WAN
6 6 (33.33%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) SAN
7 5 (27.78%) SLA
7 5 (27.78%) HP
8 4 (22.22%) VPN
8 4 (22.22%) CCNA
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 4 (22.22%) LAN
8 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
8 4 (22.22%) OSPF
8 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) vSphere
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (16.67%) CCSE
9 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
9 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
1 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) DHCP
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (27.78%) SAN
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) OSPF
6 3 (16.67%) BGP
6 3 (16.67%) Network Security
6 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.11%) PBX
7 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
7 2 (11.11%) tcpdump
8 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Network Management
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCSE
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (11.11%) MCITP
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.11%) CCSA
4 2 (11.11%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) CCDP
5 1 (5.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) VCP5
5 1 (5.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.56%) VMFS
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) WSUS
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
1 3 (16.67%) SCOM
1 3 (16.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Wyse
5 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 3 (16.67%) CommVault
5 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 3 (16.67%) F5
6 2 (11.11%) Aastra
6 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) Juniper
6 2 (11.11%) BT
7 1 (5.56%) Veritas
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.56%) 3Com
7 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
7 1 (5.56%) Dell