The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 50 40 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 9 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.22% 3.34% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.39% 18.38% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £158 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £352 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% +35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £18.48 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.23% +7.14%
TCP/IP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 136 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.75% 18.18% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 84 47
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 19 (63.33%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) Firewall
3 15 (50.00%) UNIX
3 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (46.67%) CCNA
4 14 (46.67%) F5
5 13 (43.33%) Linux
5 13 (43.33%) DNS
6 12 (40.00%) Solaris
6 12 (40.00%) BGP
6 12 (40.00%) OSPF
7 11 (36.67%) Windows
7 11 (36.67%) ITIL
7 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
10 8 (26.67%) VMware
10 8 (26.67%) Marketing
10 8 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
10 8 (26.67%) ITIL V3
11 7 (23.33%) Change Control
11 7 (23.33%) Project Management
11 7 (23.33%) Multicast
12 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 6 (20.00%) SAN
12 6 (20.00%) NetBackup
12 6 (20.00%) Migration
13 5 (16.67%) Telecoms

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) Vectorworks
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) Firewall
2 13 (43.33%) DNS
3 12 (40.00%) OSPF
3 12 (40.00%) BGP
4 8 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
5 7 (23.33%) Multicast
6 6 (20.00%) SAN
7 4 (13.33%) SSL
7 4 (13.33%) WAN
7 4 (13.33%) HTTP
7 4 (13.33%) BIG-IP
8 3 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (10.00%) MPLS
8 3 (10.00%) LAN
9 2 (6.67%) PSTN
9 2 (6.67%) SDH
9 2 (6.67%) ADSL
9 2 (6.67%) Broadband
9 2 (6.67%) ISDN
9 2 (6.67%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (26.67%) Marketing
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 8 (26.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 8 (26.67%) Technical Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Network Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Deployment Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) UNIX
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 12 (40.00%) Solaris
4 11 (36.67%) Windows
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL V3
3 7 (23.33%) Change Control
3 7 (23.33%) Project Management
4 6 (20.00%) Migration
5 5 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 3 (10.00%) Workflow
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
2 4 (13.33%) VB
3 2 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (46.67%) CCNA
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) PMP
4 4 (13.33%) PMI Certification
5 2 (6.67%) CCSE
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CCDP
6 1 (3.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) XenServer
2 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) F5
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) VMware
5 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (16.67%) IBM
7 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
8 3 (10.00%) Symantec
8 3 (10.00%) Citrix
9 2 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
9 2 (6.67%) Nortel
9 2 (6.67%) Huawei
9 2 (6.67%) Autodesk
9 2 (6.67%) BT
9 2 (6.67%) Cramer
10 1 (3.33%) Sophos
10 1 (3.33%) Lotus
10 1 (3.33%) HP