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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 73 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 52 84 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.16% 3.27% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.01% 12.43% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £148 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £407 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.84 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.76% +34.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.10 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -8.57%
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
649 676 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.95% 26.34% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 214 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 23 £388 +55.00% 10
Bracknell -1 10 £150 - 1
Slough -1 7 £300 -5.88% 4
Wokingham +2 1 - - 2
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 70 (63.64%) Windows
2 45 (40.91%) DNS
3 42 (38.18%) Active Directory
4 35 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 31 (28.18%) Cisco
5 31 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (21.82%) SQL
7 22 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (19.09%) Internet
8 21 (19.09%) ITIL
8 21 (19.09%) Firewall
9 20 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (16.36%) IIS
11 18 (16.36%) VPN
12 17 (15.45%) VMware
12 17 (15.45%) DHCP
13 16 (14.55%) UNIX
13 16 (14.55%) Telecoms
13 16 (14.55%) PowerShell
14 15 (13.64%) SCCM
14 15 (13.64%) SCOM
14 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
14 15 (13.64%) Ethernet
14 15 (13.64%) WAN
14 15 (13.64%) Linux
15 14 (12.73%) LAN
15 14 (12.73%) HP
16 13 (11.82%) Windows XP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 18 (16.36%) IIS
2 12 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.55%) Apache
4 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.73%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.91%) Confluence
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (40.91%) DNS
2 21 (19.09%) Internet
2 21 (19.09%) Firewall
3 18 (16.36%) VPN
4 17 (15.45%) DHCP
5 15 (13.64%) Ethernet
5 15 (13.64%) WAN
6 14 (12.73%) LAN
7 11 (10.00%) IPv6
8 10 (9.09%) BGP
9 9 (8.18%) IPsec
9 9 (8.18%) HTTP
10 8 (7.27%) VLAN
11 7 (6.36%) Network Security
11 7 (6.36%) IPv4
11 7 (6.36%) MPLS
11 7 (6.36%) SAN
11 7 (6.36%) VoIP
12 6 (5.45%) UMTS
12 6 (5.45%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) MySQL
3 1 (0.91%) Big Data
3 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) GDB
2 1 (0.91%) Hudson
2 1 (0.91%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (0.91%) Gradle
2 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.91%) JIRA
2 1 (0.91%) Selenium
2 1 (0.91%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.91%) Ant
2 1 (0.91%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 16 (14.55%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.55%) Back Office
3 4 (3.64%) Electronics
4 3 (2.73%) Games
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.91%) Finance
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (16.36%) Analyst
2 14 (12.73%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.73%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
4 9 (8.18%) Field Engineer
5 7 (6.36%) Service Analyst
5 7 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.45%) Administrator
7 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Developer
7 5 (4.55%) Programmer
7 5 (4.55%) C Developer
7 5 (4.55%) C Programmer
7 5 (4.55%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Support Technician
8 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.09%) DCOM
2 6 (5.45%) Regular Expression
3 5 (4.55%) .NET
4 4 (3.64%) LAMP
5 3 (2.73%) Software Packaging
5 3 (2.73%) CSS
5 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.73%) HTML
6 2 (1.82%) SOAP
6 2 (1.82%) XML
7 1 (0.91%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.91%) CPAN
7 1 (0.91%) WAP
7 1 (0.91%) Web Services
7 1 (0.91%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.91%) PKI
3 6 (5.45%) Clustering
3 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.64%) iPad
6 3 (2.73%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.82%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.82%) IPTV
7 2 (1.82%) MPEG
7 2 (1.82%) DTV
7 2 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.82%) Open Source
7 2 (1.82%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.91%) Wiki
8 1 (0.91%) FMCG
8 1 (0.91%) Firmware
8 1 (0.91%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 70 (63.64%) Windows
2 31 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (14.55%) UNIX
5 15 (13.64%) Linux
6 13 (11.82%) Windows XP
6 13 (11.82%) Windows 7
7 10 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.64%) Solaris
9 4 (3.64%) Android
10 3 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.91%) CentOS
12 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.91%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.91%) VMS
12 1 (0.91%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.09%) ITIL
2 8 (7.27%) Time Management
3 7 (6.36%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (5.45%) Software Engineering
4 6 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (5.45%) SIEM
5 5 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (4.55%) Capacity Management
5 5 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (4.55%) Service Management
5 5 (4.55%) Validation
6 4 (3.64%) Software Testing
6 4 (3.64%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.64%) Change Management
6 4 (3.64%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.64%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.73%) Waterfall
7 3 (2.73%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.73%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.82%) SQL
2 16 (14.55%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 11 (10.00%) C
4 10 (9.09%) VBScript
5 5 (4.55%) Embedded C
5 5 (4.55%) Java
6 3 (2.73%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.73%) Perl
6 3 (2.73%) PHP
6 3 (2.73%) C++
6 3 (2.73%) Ruby
7 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.91%) C-shell
8 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.91%) C#
8 1 (0.91%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.91%) SC Cleared
2 12 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (8.18%) CCNA
4 8 (7.27%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.36%) CCNP
6 6 (5.45%) MCSE
6 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.64%) MCITP
7 4 (3.64%) CISSP
7 4 (3.64%) Degree
8 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.73%) ISEB
8 3 (2.73%) CISA
8 3 (2.73%) CISM
8 3 (2.73%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.82%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.91%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) SLA
2 4 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 42 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.73%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.82%) NFS
5 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.82%) NLBS
6 1 (0.91%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.91%) Xen
6 1 (0.91%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (13.64%) SCCM
1 15 (13.64%) SCOM
2 10 (9.09%) WMI
3 3 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.91%) YUM
4 1 (0.91%) Puppet
4 1 (0.91%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.91%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 31 (28.18%) Cisco
3 17 (15.45%) VMware
4 14 (12.73%) HP
5 11 (10.00%) Juniper
6 10 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.36%) ServiceNow
8 6 (5.45%) NetApp
9 5 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (3.64%) Citrix
10 4 (3.64%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.64%) F5
10 4 (3.64%) ArcSight
11 3 (2.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (2.73%) Qualys
11 3 (2.73%) Ericsson
11 3 (2.73%) Lotus
11 3 (2.73%) Apple
11 3 (2.73%) Dell
11 3 (2.73%) Oracle
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