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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 68 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 55 54 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.32% 2.19% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.86% 8.84% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 19
Median daily rate £375 £338 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £254 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +24.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £15.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £21.15 £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +26.31%
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
558 611 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.58% 24.76% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 249 217
Median daily rate £363 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £221 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -9 27 £380 -13.14% 7
Slough +3 3 - - 2
Wokingham -2 3 £288 -
Bracknell -13 3 £300 - 3
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 58 (49.57%) Windows
2 56 (47.86%) DNS
3 45 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 37 (31.62%) Windows Server
5 36 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 36 (30.77%) Cisco
5 36 (30.77%) Linux
6 35 (29.91%) DHCP
6 35 (29.91%) HTTP
6 35 (29.91%) Firewall
7 33 (28.21%) VPN
7 33 (28.21%) BGP
8 32 (27.35%) IPsec
9 29 (24.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (21.37%) MS Excel
12 23 (19.66%) IPv6
12 23 (19.66%) Telecoms
12 23 (19.66%) VMware
12 23 (19.66%) Load Balancing
13 21 (17.95%) Wireshark
13 21 (17.95%) Degree
13 21 (17.95%) Active Directory
13 21 (17.95%) MCSA
13 21 (17.95%) Software-Defined Networking
13 21 (17.95%) Public Cloud
14 20 (17.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (17.09%) CSS
14 20 (17.09%) OSPF
15 19 (16.24%) Network Security

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 6 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.42%) IIS
3 3 (2.56%) CMS
4 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (21.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (47.86%) DNS
2 35 (29.91%) DHCP
2 35 (29.91%) Firewall
2 35 (29.91%) HTTP
3 33 (28.21%) BGP
3 33 (28.21%) VPN
4 32 (27.35%) IPsec
5 23 (19.66%) IPv6
6 21 (17.95%) Software-Defined Networking
6 21 (17.95%) Wireshark
7 20 (17.09%) OSPF
8 19 (16.24%) Network Security
9 16 (13.68%) SAN
10 15 (12.82%) Ethernet
11 14 (11.97%) SNMP
12 13 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (11.11%) RIP
12 13 (11.11%) SMTP
13 12 (10.26%) MPLS
13 12 (10.26%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.27%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (19.66%) Telecoms
2 15 (12.82%) Marketing
3 7 (5.98%) Back Office
4 4 (3.42%) Games
5 2 (1.71%) Billing
5 2 (1.71%) Front Office
5 2 (1.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.85%) Finance
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (25.64%) Support Engineer
2 26 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 19 (16.24%) Security Engineer
4 11 (9.40%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) Network Support
5 10 (8.55%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) IP Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) IP Security Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Architect
10 5 (4.27%) Field Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) SOC Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.09%) CSS
2 15 (12.82%) XML
3 13 (11.11%) .NET
4 5 (4.27%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.42%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.42%) Silverlight
6 3 (2.56%) DCOM
6 3 (2.56%) RSS
7 1 (0.85%) MAPI
7 1 (0.85%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.95%) Public Cloud
2 14 (11.97%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.98%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (5.98%) iPad
4 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.42%) Digital TV
5 4 (3.42%) IPTV
5 4 (3.42%) MPEG
5 4 (3.42%) PKI
5 4 (3.42%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (3.42%) Streaming Video
5 4 (3.42%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.56%) Clustering
7 2 (1.71%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.71%) Statistics
8 1 (0.85%) STB
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (49.57%) Windows
2 37 (31.62%) Windows Server
3 36 (30.77%) Linux
4 20 (17.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (9.40%) Unix
6 10 (8.55%) Ubuntu
7 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.42%) CentOS
8 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.56%) Android
9 3 (2.56%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.85%) Solaris
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.66%) Load Balancing
2 18 (15.38%) Process Improvement
3 16 (13.68%) Mentoring
3 16 (13.68%) Presales
3 16 (13.68%) Workflow
4 12 (10.26%) Software Testing
5 10 (8.55%) ITIL
6 8 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.84%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.98%) DDoS Mitigation
7 7 (5.98%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 7 (5.98%) High Availability
7 7 (5.98%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 7 (5.98%) Open Source
7 7 (5.98%) SIEM
7 7 (5.98%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 6 (5.13%) Analytics
8 6 (5.13%) Validation
9 5 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.53%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.68%) VBScript
3 13 (11.11%) C#
3 13 (11.11%) C++
3 13 (11.11%) VB
4 11 (9.40%) C
5 4 (3.42%) SQL
6 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (24.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (17.95%) Degree
3 21 (17.95%) MCSA
4 16 (13.68%) CCNA
4 16 (13.68%) CISSP
5 15 (12.82%) MCSE
6 13 (11.11%) CCNP
6 13 (11.11%) MCSD
7 12 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (8.55%) Security Cleared
9 9 (7.69%) GCIA
9 9 (7.69%) GCIH
10 8 (6.84%) CEH
10 8 (6.84%) MCP
11 7 (5.98%) CCSA
11 7 (5.98%) CCSE
12 6 (5.13%) MCITP
12 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared
13 5 (4.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 9 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) ISO22301
System Software
1 36 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 21 (17.95%) Active Directory
3 18 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (5.98%) ProxySG
6 4 (3.42%) vSphere
7 3 (2.56%) vCloud
8 2 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.71%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.71%) XenServer
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (16.24%) FortiGate
2 15 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (5.13%) RSA Security Analytics
3 6 (5.13%) SCCM
4 5 (4.27%) Ansible
4 5 (4.27%) Nagios
4 5 (4.27%) Puppet
4 5 (4.27%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.42%) SCOM
6 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.56%) RSA Archer
6 3 (2.56%) WMI
6 3 (2.56%) WSUS
7 2 (1.71%) Perfmon
7 2 (1.71%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.85%) cPanel
8 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 45 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 36 (30.77%) Cisco
3 23 (19.66%) VMware
4 18 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 13 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 11 (9.40%) F5
7 10 (8.55%) HP
8 9 (7.69%) Fortinet
9 8 (6.84%) Dell
9 8 (6.84%) Hitachi
9 8 (6.84%) IBM
9 8 (6.84%) Intel
10 7 (5.98%) Blue Coat
11 6 (5.13%) NetWitness
11 6 (5.13%) Qualys
12 5 (4.27%) Citrix
13 4 (3.42%) Adobe
13 4 (3.42%) Apple
13 4 (3.42%) EMC
14 3 (2.56%) Remedy
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