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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 20 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.60% 1.25% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 53.85% 6.67% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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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 £19.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
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
13 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.40% 18.75% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Average daily rate £250 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) DNS
3 7 (63.64%) UNIX
4 6 (54.55%) SSL
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 6 (54.55%) Sun
4 6 (54.55%) CCNA
4 6 (54.55%) CISSP
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (54.55%) FTP
4 6 (54.55%) HTTP
4 6 (54.55%) SSCP
4 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (54.55%) OPNET
4 6 (54.55%) GIAC
4 6 (54.55%) Information Security
4 6 (54.55%) GCIH
4 6 (54.55%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (54.55%) CEH
4 6 (54.55%) Snort
4 6 (54.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
4 6 (54.55%) Reverse Engineering
4 6 (54.55%) ArcSight
4 6 (54.55%) LogLogic
4 6 (54.55%) SIEM
4 6 (54.55%) GPEN

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) SSL
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
2 6 (54.55%) FTP
2 6 (54.55%) HTTP
3 3 (27.27%) Multicast
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) UNIX
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Ethical Hacking
1 6 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Reverse Engineering
1 6 (54.55%) SIEM
1 6 (54.55%) Vulnerability Management
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
1 6 (54.55%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Low Latency
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C++
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
1 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CCNA
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (54.55%) SSCP
1 6 (54.55%) GIAC
1 6 (54.55%) GCIH
1 6 (54.55%) CEH
1 6 (54.55%) GPEN
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Snort
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) OPNET
2 2 (18.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Sun
1 6 (54.55%) ArcSight
1 6 (54.55%) LogLogic
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Reuters
4 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg