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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 45 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 12 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.80% 1.34% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 8.70% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate £195 £225 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £281 £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £26.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.69% +76.66%
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
97 92 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.59% 15.46% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 42
Average daily rate £375 £300 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
4 9 (37.50%) LAN
4 9 (37.50%) ITIL
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
6 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
6 7 (29.17%) MS Office
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle
6 7 (29.17%) WAN
6 7 (29.17%) VPN
6 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
7 5 (20.83%) DHCP
7 5 (20.83%) Ethernet
7 5 (20.83%) SQL
7 5 (20.83%) Citrix
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (20.83%) Juniper
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco
7 5 (20.83%) Internet
8 4 (16.67%) L2TP
8 4 (16.67%) MPLS
8 4 (16.67%) OSPF
8 4 (16.67%) BGP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.33%) IBM Domino
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) LAN
2 7 (29.17%) VPN
2 7 (29.17%) WAN
3 5 (20.83%) DHCP
3 5 (20.83%) Ethernet
3 5 (20.83%) Internet
4 4 (16.67%) BGP
4 4 (16.67%) DNS
4 4 (16.67%) L2TP
4 4 (16.67%) MPLS
4 4 (16.67%) OSPF
4 4 (16.67%) VPLS
5 3 (12.50%) ATM
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (12.50%) SDH
5 3 (12.50%) SONET
5 3 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (12.50%) VLAN
5 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.33%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Billing
1 2 (8.33%) Front Office
1 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) German Language
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Deskside Support
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (12.50%) Network Design
2 3 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.33%) High Availability
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Data Security
4 1 (4.17%) Logistics
4 1 (4.17%) Security Operations
4 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C
3 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.50%) VBScript
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.67%) CCIE
3 4 (16.67%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) JNCIA
3 4 (16.67%) JNCIE
3 4 (16.67%) JNCIP
3 4 (16.67%) JNCIS
4 3 (12.50%) MCSE
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) MCDST
5 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) NFS
2 3 (12.50%) Samba
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
1 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
3 5 (20.83%) Juniper
4 4 (16.67%) Lotus
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) F5
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Siemens
5 2 (8.33%) Sophos
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) Apple
6 1 (4.17%) arcserve