The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 24 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.20% 2.00% 3.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 15.38% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£375 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -8.57%
TCP/IP
County Antrim

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

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
12 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 9.60% 13.00% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 18
Average daily rate £375 £260 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% +73.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £239 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £323 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Reuters
4 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (25.00%) SSCP
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Sun
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) CISSP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (25.00%) CEH
4 1 (25.00%) Snort
4 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Multicast
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SSCP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CEH
1 1 (25.00%) GIAC
1 1 (25.00%) GCIH
1 1 (25.00%) GPEN
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Reuters
2 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (25.00%) LogLogic