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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 18 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.08% - 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% - 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£124 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.66% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.44%
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
28 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 28.57% 4.81% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 4
Average daily rate £215 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
2 6 (85.71%) DHCP
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Reuters
3 4 (57.14%) Bloomberg
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Vista
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) AirWatch
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) VBScript
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) IIS
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Lync
5 2 (28.57%) WMI
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) VMware

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
2 6 (85.71%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) HTTP
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) NOC Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Vista
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (14.29%) People Management
2 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) GCIH
1 1 (14.29%) CEH
1 1 (14.29%) GPEN
1 1 (14.29%) GIAC
1 1 (14.29%) SSCP
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) AirWatch
2 2 (28.57%) WMI
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (14.29%) OPNET
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Reuters
2 4 (57.14%) Bloomberg
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
5 1 (14.29%) LogLogic
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco