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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 77 66 77
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 50 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.92% 2.59% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.34% 11.24% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 14
Average daily rate
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£313 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £159 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £26.58 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.63% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.18 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.45 £17.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -26.82%
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
681 596 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.11% 23.02% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 218 182
Average daily rate £350 £364 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +18.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -57.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.25 £15.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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
Bracknell +18 18 £350 - 6
Reading -12 15 £289 +4.14% 13
Slough -8 7 £300 +20.00% 1
Newbury -6 3 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 7
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - - 2
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 59 (56.19%) Windows
2 40 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 34 (32.38%) Microsoft
4 33 (31.43%) DNS
5 29 (27.62%) Firewall
6 28 (26.67%) VMware
6 28 (26.67%) Internet
6 28 (26.67%) Linux
7 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (23.81%) HP
9 24 (22.86%) Cisco
10 23 (21.90%) Telecoms
11 22 (20.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (19.05%) LAN
12 20 (19.05%) Security Cleared
12 20 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (18.10%) VPN
14 18 (17.14%) WAN
14 18 (17.14%) ITIL
15 17 (16.19%) DHCP
15 17 (16.19%) Red Hat
15 17 (16.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (16.19%) SC Cleared
15 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (15.24%) UNIX
17 15 (14.29%) Ethernet
17 15 (14.29%) IIS
17 15 (14.29%) SQL
18 14 (13.33%) MS Office
18 14 (13.33%) FTP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (14.29%) IIS
2 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.71%) Apache
4 4 (3.81%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.86%) JBoss
6 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (13.33%) MS Office
2 12 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.43%) DNS
2 29 (27.62%) Firewall
3 28 (26.67%) Internet
4 20 (19.05%) LAN
5 19 (18.10%) VPN
6 18 (17.14%) WAN
7 17 (16.19%) DHCP
8 15 (14.29%) Ethernet
9 14 (13.33%) FTP
9 14 (13.33%) HTTP
10 12 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (9.52%) SSL
12 9 (8.57%) SAN
12 9 (8.57%) 3G
13 8 (7.62%) Network Security
13 8 (7.62%) DSL
13 8 (7.62%) 4G
14 7 (6.67%) ADSL
14 7 (6.67%) RIP
14 7 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) MySQL
3 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.86%) DB2
4 2 (1.90%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (21.90%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.71%) Back Office
2 6 (5.71%) Retail
3 5 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.81%) Billing
5 3 (2.86%) Finance
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
6 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (11.43%) Administrator
2 11 (10.48%) Network Engineer
3 10 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) IP Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.81%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Tester
8 4 (3.81%) Developer
9 3 (2.86%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 3 (2.86%) VoIP Specialist
9 3 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) .NET
2 6 (5.71%) HTML
2 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.76%) Web Services
3 5 (4.76%) XML
3 5 (4.76%) LAMP
3 5 (4.76%) Software Packaging
4 4 (3.81%) J2EE
5 3 (2.86%) COM+
5 3 (2.86%) DCOM
5 3 (2.86%) CSS
5 3 (2.86%) SOAP
5 3 (2.86%) Middleware
5 3 (2.86%) APPC
6 2 (1.90%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.95%) REST
7 1 (0.95%) JMS
7 1 (0.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) PKI
3 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.81%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.81%) Open Source
4 3 (2.86%) iPad
4 3 (2.86%) iSeries
4 3 (2.86%) AS400
5 2 (1.90%) Streaming Media
5 2 (1.90%) IPTV
5 2 (1.90%) MPEG
5 2 (1.90%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.95%) DTV
6 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.95%) Clustering
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) PDA
6 1 (0.95%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 59 (56.19%) Windows
2 28 (26.67%) Linux
3 26 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (20.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (16.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (15.24%) UNIX
7 14 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
9 8 (7.62%) Solaris
10 3 (2.86%) Android
10 3 (2.86%) OS/400
10 3 (2.86%) i5/OS
11 1 (0.95%) zOS
11 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.14%) ITIL
2 13 (12.38%) Migration
3 9 (8.57%) Project Management
4 6 (5.71%) Validation
4 6 (5.71%) Time Management
4 6 (5.71%) Change Control
5 5 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.76%) Fault Management
6 4 (3.81%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.81%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.81%) CRM
6 4 (3.81%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 3 (2.86%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.86%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.86%) OO
7 3 (2.86%) Service Management
7 3 (2.86%) Change Management
7 3 (2.86%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.29%) SQL
2 10 (9.52%) Java
3 6 (5.71%) PHP
3 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.81%) C
5 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.86%) VBScript
5 3 (2.86%) COBOL
5 3 (2.86%) RPG
5 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.90%) MUMPS
7 1 (0.95%) Python
7 1 (0.95%) Perl
7 1 (0.95%) C#
7 1 (0.95%) JCL
7 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (9.52%) CCNA
4 10 (9.52%) MCSE
5 7 (6.67%) CCNP
5 7 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (6.67%) MCITP
6 5 (4.76%) BC Cleared
7 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.86%) IBM Certification
8 2 (1.90%) CISSP
8 2 (1.90%) HNC
8 2 (1.90%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.95%) DCSE
9 1 (0.95%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.95%) CCIP
9 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) SLA
2 6 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.90%) QA
4 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.71%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.86%) PowerHA
5 3 (2.86%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.86%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.90%) vSphere
7 1 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.95%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.95%) NFS
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.95%) NLBS
7 1 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.81%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (2.86%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.86%) SCOM
3 3 (2.86%) WMI
4 2 (1.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.90%) Nagios
4 2 (1.90%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 34 (32.38%) Microsoft
2 28 (26.67%) VMware
3 25 (23.81%) HP
4 24 (22.86%) Cisco
5 17 (16.19%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.48%) CheckPoint
7 10 (9.52%) Citrix
8 9 (8.57%) Dell
9 8 (7.62%) F5
10 7 (6.67%) Remedy
10 7 (6.67%) Sun
11 5 (4.76%) IBM
11 5 (4.76%) Juniper
11 5 (4.76%) Crossbeam
11 5 (4.76%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.81%) Oracle
13 3 (2.86%) ServiceNow
13 3 (2.86%) NetIQ
13 3 (2.86%) McAfee
13 3 (2.86%) Veritas
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