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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 31 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.07% 1.99% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 15.79% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £415 £388 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +43.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+68.88% -12.62%

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
39 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.88% 12.62% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 42
Median daily rate £415 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £240 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 2 - -
TCP/IP
East of England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 11 (78.57%) Wireshark
3 11 (78.57%) Network Security
3 11 (78.57%) tcpdump
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (57.14%) LAN
4 8 (57.14%) WAN
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco
5 7 (50.00%) CCNP
5 7 (50.00%) CISSP
5 7 (50.00%) LogRhythm
5 7 (50.00%) Network Management
5 7 (50.00%) F5
5 7 (50.00%) Splunk
5 7 (50.00%) ArcSight
5 7 (50.00%) LogLogic
5 7 (50.00%) SIEM
5 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
5 7 (50.00%) Information Security
5 7 (50.00%) Nessus
5 7 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
5 7 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
6 6 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Fortinet
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (42.86%) OSPF
6 6 (42.86%) BGP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Network Security
2 11 (78.57%) tcpdump
2 11 (78.57%) Wireshark
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (57.14%) LAN
3 8 (57.14%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (42.86%) BGP
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (42.86%) OSPF
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.14%) FTP
7 1 (7.14%) IPv4
7 1 (7.14%) VoIP
7 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Security Technical Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
1 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
1 7 (50.00%) Network Management
1 7 (50.00%) SIEM
1 7 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 6 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Internal Audit
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) CCNP
2 7 (50.00%) CISSP
3 4 (28.57%) CCNA
3 4 (28.57%) CCSA
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) ArcSight
3 7 (50.00%) F5
3 7 (50.00%) LogLogic
3 7 (50.00%) LogRhythm
3 7 (50.00%) Splunk
4 6 (42.86%) Fortinet
4 6 (42.86%) Juniper
5 5 (35.71%) Tripwire
6 2 (14.29%) Apple
6 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (7.14%) Intel
7 1 (7.14%) Mitel
7 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
7 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds