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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 71 81 63
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 66 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.35% 1.80% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.62% 7.45% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 23
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £139 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £440 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.65 £22.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.33% +76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -10.25%
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
766 658 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.25% 24.17% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 248 182
Average daily rate £310 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 25
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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
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 6 March 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 -6 25 £417 +63.52% 22
Bracknell +21 16 £300 - 9
Slough +5 12 £238 - 6
Newbury -2 5 - -
Maidenhead +11 1 £375 -11.76% 3
Windsor - - - -
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 69 (56.10%) Windows
2 42 (34.15%) Active Directory
3 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
4 38 (30.89%) Linux
5 35 (28.46%) DNS
6 34 (27.64%) VMware
7 33 (26.83%) Security Cleared
8 31 (25.20%) HP
9 29 (23.58%) Internet
9 29 (23.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (22.76%) Telecoms
11 27 (21.95%) UNIX
12 26 (21.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (21.14%) Firewall
13 25 (20.33%) Cisco
14 22 (17.89%) DHCP
15 20 (16.26%) LAN
15 20 (16.26%) SC Cleared
16 18 (14.63%) WAN
16 18 (14.63%) HTTP
16 18 (14.63%) Java
16 18 (14.63%) VPN
17 17 (13.82%) Red Hat
17 17 (13.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (13.01%) Windows 7
18 16 (13.01%) ITIL
18 16 (13.01%) Ethernet
18 16 (13.01%) Migration
19 14 (11.38%) XML

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 13 (10.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.76%) IIS
3 10 (8.13%) Apache
4 8 (6.50%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.07%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.44%) JBoss
7 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.81%) Lync
8 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Office
2 8 (6.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.46%) DNS
2 29 (23.58%) Internet
3 26 (21.14%) Firewall
4 22 (17.89%) DHCP
5 20 (16.26%) LAN
6 18 (14.63%) WAN
6 18 (14.63%) HTTP
6 18 (14.63%) VPN
7 16 (13.01%) Ethernet
8 14 (11.38%) 3G
8 14 (11.38%) 4G
9 13 (10.57%) FTP
10 12 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (8.94%) GSM
12 10 (8.13%) SS7
12 10 (8.13%) SIGTRAN
12 10 (8.13%) 2G
13 9 (7.32%) BGP
13 9 (7.32%) DSL
13 9 (7.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.88%) MySQL
2 6 (4.88%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (2.44%) DB2
3 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) SQLite
5 1 (0.81%) Big Data
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.63%) Subversion
2 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) InstallShield
General
1 28 (22.76%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.69%) Retail
2 7 (5.69%) Back Office
2 7 (5.69%) Billing
3 6 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.07%) Multimedia
4 5 (4.07%) Finance
5 2 (1.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (12.20%) Support Engineer
2 13 (10.57%) Administrator
3 12 (9.76%) Network Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Developer
5 8 (6.50%) IP Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Tester
7 6 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.88%) Security Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) IP Network Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.25%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.44%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.44%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 3 (2.44%) VoIP Specialist
10 3 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) XML
2 12 (9.76%) HTML
3 10 (8.13%) Web Services
4 8 (6.50%) .NET
4 8 (6.50%) SOAP
5 6 (4.88%) LAMP
6 5 (4.07%) XHTML
6 5 (4.07%) J2EE
6 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.07%) Software Packaging
7 4 (3.25%) CSS
8 3 (2.44%) COM+
8 3 (2.44%) Middleware
8 3 (2.44%) APPC
8 3 (2.44%) Application Packaging
9 2 (1.63%) Regular Expression
9 2 (1.63%) JMS
9 2 (1.63%) JSON
9 2 (1.63%) DCOM
10 1 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.07%) PKI
3 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.44%) AS400
3 3 (2.44%) iSeries
3 3 (2.44%) Open Source
4 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) PDA
5 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.81%) Handset
5 1 (0.81%) Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.81%) SecurID
5 1 (0.81%) DataPower
5 1 (0.81%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 69 (56.10%) Windows
2 38 (30.89%) Linux
3 29 (23.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (21.95%) UNIX
5 26 (21.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (13.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (13.01%) Windows 7
8 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (6.50%) Solaris
9 8 (6.50%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.25%) Android
11 3 (2.44%) i5/OS
11 3 (2.44%) OS/400
12 2 (1.63%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.81%) zOS
13 1 (0.81%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.01%) ITIL
1 16 (13.01%) Migration
2 9 (7.32%) Project Management
3 8 (6.50%) Change Control
4 7 (5.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (5.69%) Configuration Management
4 7 (5.69%) CRM
4 7 (5.69%) Multithreading
5 6 (4.88%) Validation
6 5 (4.07%) OO
7 4 (3.25%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.25%) Fault Management
7 4 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (2.44%) SIEM
8 3 (2.44%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.44%) Time Management
8 3 (2.44%) Requirements Management
8 3 (2.44%) Operations Management
9 2 (1.63%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.63%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) Java
2 13 (10.57%) SQL
3 9 (7.32%) PHP
4 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.88%) MUMPS
6 5 (4.07%) Perl
6 5 (4.07%) C
7 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.44%) RPG
8 3 (2.44%) C#
8 3 (2.44%) COBOL
9 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.63%) VBScript
10 1 (0.81%) Python
10 1 (0.81%) JCL
10 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.26%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.57%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (8.94%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (8.94%) MCSE
5 11 (8.94%) CCNA
6 8 (6.50%) CCNP
7 7 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (5.69%) MCITP
7 7 (5.69%) BC Cleared
8 6 (4.88%) VCP4
9 3 (2.44%) Degree
9 3 (2.44%) IBM Certification
10 2 (1.63%) CISSP
10 2 (1.63%) HNC
10 2 (1.63%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.81%) MCP
11 1 (0.81%) MCSA
11 1 (0.81%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) SLA
2 7 (5.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.88%) QA
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.88%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.25%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.44%) vSphere
6 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.44%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.63%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.81%) Xen
8 1 (0.81%) NLBS
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.81%) NFS
8 1 (0.81%) Firmware
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
2 10 (8.13%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (5.69%) SCOM
4 4 (3.25%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (3.25%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.25%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (2.44%) HP SIM
5 3 (2.44%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.63%) Nagios
6 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.63%) WMI
7 1 (0.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.64%) VMware
3 31 (25.20%) HP
4 25 (20.33%) Cisco
5 17 (13.82%) Red Hat
6 11 (8.94%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.50%) Dell
7 8 (6.50%) IBM
7 8 (6.50%) Citrix
8 7 (5.69%) Sun
8 7 (5.69%) Oracle
8 7 (5.69%) F5
9 6 (4.88%) Crossbeam
9 6 (4.88%) Remedy
9 6 (4.88%) InterSystems
10 4 (3.25%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.25%) McAfee
10 4 (3.25%) Juniper
11 3 (2.44%) Veritas
11 3 (2.44%) NetIQ
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