The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 52 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.83% 0.60% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.76% 5.36% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+17.27% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -38.18%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.27% 11.18% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 29
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £168 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
TCP/IP
West Midlands

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP across the Birmingham region.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Birmingham region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) ADSL
4 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) DSL
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) CCNP
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) OSPF
6 2 (16.67%) 3G
6 2 (16.67%) BGP
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) ADSL
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) DSL
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) OSPF
3 2 (16.67%) BGP
3 2 (16.67%) 3G
3 2 (16.67%) 4G
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (8.33%) SSH
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) LLU
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) xDSL
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PDA
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Service Management
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (8.33%) Content Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Online Security
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCSE
2 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCDP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) BT
4 1 (8.33%) Cramer
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (8.33%) F5