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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 37 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.82% 1.38% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.52% 28.57% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £324 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.56% +17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
46 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.57% 4.82% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £238 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 - £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015. 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 -1 2 £288 -8.00%
Bedford -3 1 £375 - 3
TCP/IP
East of England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) ISPF
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) REXX
2 2 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL
2 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) MQSeries
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) CICS
2 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless Security

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) MQSeries
1 2 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless Security
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) REXX
1 2 (33.33%) JCL
1 2 (33.33%) COBOL
1 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (16.67%) MUMPS
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCDP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) CommVault
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) InterSystems
2 1 (16.67%) Wyse
2 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
2 1 (16.67%) IronPort