The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 63 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 73 62 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.61% 2.30% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.83% 9.78% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 27
Average daily rate
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£388 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £169 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.66% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.84 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £13.60 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £79.50 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.44%
TCP/IP
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 634 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 23.53% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 227 203
Average daily rate £310 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £20.60
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 Berkshire

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Reading +8 36 £425 +70.00% 36
Bracknell +2 11 £300 +12.14% 2
Slough -4 7 £225 - 4
Maidenhead +4 3 £350 - 2
Newbury -11 3 - - 4
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 55 (44.72%) Windows
2 34 (27.64%) Linux
2 34 (27.64%) Telecoms
3 32 (26.02%) Microsoft
4 30 (24.39%) UNIX
5 26 (21.14%) HTTP
5 26 (21.14%) Active Directory
5 26 (21.14%) HP
5 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
6 24 (19.51%) DNS
7 23 (18.70%) VMware
8 22 (17.89%) Firewall
8 22 (17.89%) XML
9 21 (17.07%) 3G
9 21 (17.07%) 4G
10 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (16.26%) Java
11 19 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (14.63%) SOAP
12 18 (14.63%) Internet
12 18 (14.63%) Cisco
12 18 (14.63%) IBM
13 16 (13.01%) Red Hat
13 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (13.01%) LAN
14 15 (12.20%) WAN
14 15 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (11.38%) GSM
15 14 (11.38%) DHCP
15 14 (11.38%) Ethernet

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 14 (11.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.94%) WebLogic
3 10 (8.13%) Apache
4 7 (5.69%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.88%) JBoss
6 4 (3.25%) IIS
7 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.63%) CMS
8 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.81%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.32%) MS Office
3 5 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.14%) HTTP
2 24 (19.51%) DNS
3 22 (17.89%) Firewall
4 21 (17.07%) 3G
4 21 (17.07%) 4G
5 18 (14.63%) Internet
6 16 (13.01%) LAN
7 15 (12.20%) WAN
8 14 (11.38%) GSM
8 14 (11.38%) DHCP
8 14 (11.38%) Ethernet
9 12 (9.76%) 2G
9 12 (9.76%) SIGTRAN
9 12 (9.76%) BGP
9 12 (9.76%) SS7
9 12 (9.76%) VPN
10 11 (8.94%) RIP
10 11 (8.94%) OSPF
11 9 (7.32%) MPLS
11 9 (7.32%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) Big Data
2 8 (6.50%) DB2
3 6 (4.88%) InterSystems Cache
4 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.25%) MySQL
5 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.81%) SQLite
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Subversion
2 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.81%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (27.64%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.32%) Billing
3 7 (5.69%) Retail
3 7 (5.69%) Finance
3 7 (5.69%) Back Office
4 6 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.07%) Multimedia
5 5 (4.07%) Electronics
6 2 (1.63%) Games
6 2 (1.63%) Front Office
6 2 (1.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (16.26%) Developer
2 13 (10.57%) Network Engineer
3 12 (9.76%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.50%) IP Engineer
4 8 (6.50%) Administrator
5 7 (5.69%) Tester
5 7 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.88%) Test Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Developer
9 3 (2.44%) Wireless Engineer
9 3 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (2.44%) VoIP Specialist
9 3 (2.44%) Mobile Tester
10 2 (1.63%) AWS Developer
10 2 (1.63%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.89%) XML
2 18 (14.63%) SOAP
3 13 (10.57%) HTML
4 12 (9.76%) JMS
5 11 (8.94%) WSDL
5 11 (8.94%) Middleware
6 8 (6.50%) Application Packaging
6 8 (6.50%) Web Services
7 7 (5.69%) J2EE
8 5 (4.07%) XHTML
8 5 (4.07%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (3.25%) LAMP
9 4 (3.25%) .NET
10 3 (2.44%) APPC
10 3 (2.44%) Software Packaging
10 3 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 2 (1.63%) Regular Expression
11 2 (1.63%) JSON
11 2 (1.63%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.94%) DataPower
3 9 (7.32%) PKI
4 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.07%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.25%) Open Source
6 3 (2.44%) AS400
6 3 (2.44%) iSeries
7 2 (1.63%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.63%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.63%) Handset
7 2 (1.63%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.63%) STB
7 2 (1.63%) IPTV
7 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.63%) DTV
7 2 (1.63%) MPEG
8 1 (0.81%) EPoS
8 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (44.72%) Windows
2 34 (27.64%) Linux
3 30 (24.39%) UNIX
4 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (8.94%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.50%) Solaris
9 7 (5.69%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.07%) Android
10 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.44%) OS/400
11 3 (2.44%) i5/OS
12 2 (1.63%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.81%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.81%) zOS
13 1 (0.81%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (9.76%) Migration
1 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
2 11 (8.94%) High Availability
2 11 (8.94%) Low Latency
3 9 (7.32%) CRM
3 9 (7.32%) Project Management
4 8 (6.50%) Multithreading
4 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.50%) ITIL
5 6 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (4.88%) Line Management
5 6 (4.88%) Change Control
5 6 (4.88%) Validation
6 5 (4.07%) OO
7 4 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (3.25%) Release Management
8 3 (2.44%) Operations Management
8 3 (2.44%) Network Design
8 3 (2.44%) Matrix Management
9 2 (1.63%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.26%) Java
2 9 (7.32%) PHP
3 6 (4.88%) SQL
3 6 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.88%) C
3 6 (4.88%) MUMPS
4 4 (3.25%) Perl
5 3 (2.44%) RPG
5 3 (2.44%) C#
5 3 (2.44%) COBOL
6 1 (0.81%) VBScript
6 1 (0.81%) C++
6 1 (0.81%) JCL
6 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.57%) DV Cleared
2 13 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.13%) CCNP
3 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.50%) Degree
5 7 (5.69%) CCNA
5 7 (5.69%) BC Cleared
6 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.07%) MCSE
8 4 (3.25%) MCITP
9 3 (2.44%) IBM Certification
9 3 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.63%) CCSA
10 2 (1.63%) CCSE
10 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.63%) CISSP
10 2 (1.63%) ISEB
11 1 (0.81%) MCP
11 1 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) SLA
3 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (21.14%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.07%) Terminal Services
4 5 (4.07%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.25%) vSphere
6 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.44%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.63%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.81%) NFS
8 1 (0.81%) Firmware
8 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.81%) Xen
8 1 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.81%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (9.76%) SCCM
1 12 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.88%) SCOM
3 4 (3.25%) HP SIM
3 4 (3.25%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.25%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.44%) vMotion
5 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.81%) WSUS
6 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.14%) HP
3 23 (18.70%) VMware
4 18 (14.63%) Cisco
4 18 (14.63%) IBM
5 16 (13.01%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.13%) Oracle
7 7 (5.69%) Sun
8 6 (4.88%) InterSystems
8 6 (4.88%) Dell
8 6 (4.88%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.07%) McAfee
9 5 (4.07%) Citrix
9 5 (4.07%) F5
10 4 (3.25%) Crossbeam
11 3 (2.44%) NetIQ
11 3 (2.44%) Symantec
11 3 (2.44%) EMC
11 3 (2.44%) Juniper
12 2 (1.63%) ArcSight
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