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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 84 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 37 62 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.56% 2.40% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.06% 10.16% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 21
Median daily rate £313 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £438 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +28.57%
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
524 610 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 23.65% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 273 210
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £493 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.08 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.06 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 15 £263 -32.25% 14
Bracknell -21 3 £300 +4.34% 3
Slough -4 1 - -
Wokingham -8 1 £288 -
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 53 (47.75%) Windows
2 52 (46.85%) DNS
3 41 (36.94%) Microsoft
4 34 (30.63%) HTTP
4 34 (30.63%) Linux
5 33 (29.73%) Cisco
6 32 (28.83%) VPN
6 32 (28.83%) DHCP
7 31 (27.93%) Firewall
7 31 (27.93%) IPsec
7 31 (27.93%) Hyper-V
7 31 (27.93%) Windows Server
8 30 (27.03%) BGP
9 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (21.62%) MS Excel
11 23 (20.72%) IPv6
11 23 (20.72%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (20.72%) Telecoms
11 23 (20.72%) Load Balancing
12 22 (19.82%) VMware
13 21 (18.92%) Degree
13 21 (18.92%) CSS
13 21 (18.92%) Public Cloud
13 21 (18.92%) Software-Defined Networking
14 20 (18.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (18.02%) Active Directory
14 20 (18.02%) Wireshark
15 18 (16.22%) Network Security
15 18 (16.22%) Red Hat
15 18 (16.22%) MCSA

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.50%) IIS
2 4 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.80%) CMS
4 1 (0.90%) Apache
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) IaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (46.85%) DNS
2 34 (30.63%) HTTP
3 32 (28.83%) DHCP
3 32 (28.83%) VPN
4 31 (27.93%) Firewall
4 31 (27.93%) IPsec
5 30 (27.03%) BGP
6 23 (20.72%) IPv6
7 21 (18.92%) Software-Defined Networking
8 20 (18.02%) Wireshark
9 18 (16.22%) Network Security
10 17 (15.32%) OSPF
11 14 (12.61%) SAN
12 13 (11.71%) LAN
12 13 (11.71%) WAN
13 12 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (10.81%) Ethernet
13 12 (10.81%) VRRP
14 11 (9.91%) Cisco PIX
14 11 (9.91%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.90%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.90%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.90%) JUnit
3 1 (0.90%) Selenium
3 1 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 23 (20.72%) Telecoms
2 16 (14.41%) Marketing
3 5 (4.50%) Back Office
4 2 (1.80%) Billing
4 2 (1.80%) Finance
4 2 (1.80%) Games
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.90%) Electronics
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (23.42%) Support Engineer
2 25 (22.52%) Network Engineer
3 18 (16.22%) Security Engineer
4 10 (9.01%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Analyst
5 9 (8.11%) Network Support
5 9 (8.11%) Network Support Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) IP Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) IP Security Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Field Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) SOC Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.92%) CSS
2 16 (14.41%) XML
3 13 (11.71%) .NET
4 5 (4.50%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.60%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.70%) DCOM
6 3 (2.70%) RSS
7 2 (1.80%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.90%) HTML
8 1 (0.90%) LAMP
8 1 (0.90%) MAPI
8 1 (0.90%) Web Services
8 1 (0.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.92%) Public Cloud
2 14 (12.61%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (6.31%) iPad
4 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.60%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.70%) Clustering
7 3 (2.70%) PKI
7 3 (2.70%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.80%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.80%) IPTV
8 2 (1.80%) MPEG
8 2 (1.80%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.80%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.90%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (47.75%) Windows
2 34 (30.63%) Linux
3 31 (27.93%) Windows Server
4 20 (18.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (9.01%) Ubuntu
5 10 (9.01%) Unix
6 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.60%) CentOS
8 3 (2.70%) Android
9 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.90%) AIX
10 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.90%) Solaris
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.72%) Load Balancing
2 18 (16.22%) Process Improvement
3 16 (14.41%) Mentoring
3 16 (14.41%) Presales
3 16 (14.41%) Workflow
4 13 (11.71%) ITIL
5 12 (10.81%) Software Testing
6 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
7 7 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.31%) DDoS Mitigation
7 7 (6.31%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 7 (6.31%) High Availability
7 7 (6.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 7 (6.31%) Open Source
7 7 (6.31%) SIEM
7 7 (6.31%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 6 (5.41%) Analytics
8 6 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.50%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (4.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
2 16 (14.41%) VBScript
3 13 (11.71%) C#
3 13 (11.71%) C++
3 13 (11.71%) VB
4 11 (9.91%) C
5 4 (3.60%) SQL
6 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (20.72%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (18.92%) Degree
4 18 (16.22%) MCSA
5 16 (14.41%) CISSP
6 15 (13.51%) MCSE
7 13 (11.71%) CCNA
7 13 (11.71%) CCNP
7 13 (11.71%) MCSD
8 9 (8.11%) GCIA
8 9 (8.11%) GCIH
8 9 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (7.21%) CEH
9 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
10 7 (6.31%) CCSA
10 7 (6.31%) CCSE
10 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
11 6 (5.41%) MCITP
11 6 (5.41%) MCP
12 5 (4.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) PCI DSS
1 10 (9.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.90%) ISO22301
System Software
1 31 (27.93%) Hyper-V
2 20 (18.02%) Active Directory
3 16 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (6.31%) ProxySG
6 4 (3.60%) vSphere
7 3 (2.70%) vCloud
8 2 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.80%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.80%) XenServer
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.90%) Xen
9 1 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (16.22%) FortiGate
2 15 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (5.41%) Ansible
3 6 (5.41%) Puppet
3 6 (5.41%) RSA Security Analytics
4 5 (4.50%) Nagios
4 5 (4.50%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.70%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.70%) RSA Archer
5 3 (2.70%) SCCM
5 3 (2.70%) WMI
6 2 (1.80%) Perfmon
6 2 (1.80%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.80%) WSUS
7 1 (0.90%) cPanel
7 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.90%) OpenView
7 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 33 (29.73%) Cisco
3 22 (19.82%) VMware
4 18 (16.22%) Red Hat
5 13 (11.71%) CheckPoint
6 11 (9.91%) F5
7 9 (8.11%) Fortinet
8 7 (6.31%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.31%) HP
9 6 (5.41%) NetWitness
9 6 (5.41%) Qualys
10 5 (4.50%) Citrix
10 5 (4.50%) Dell
10 5 (4.50%) EMC
10 5 (4.50%) Hitachi
10 5 (4.50%) IBM
10 5 (4.50%) Intel
11 3 (2.70%) Ciena
11 3 (2.70%) Remedy
11 3 (2.70%) Symantec