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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 46 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 13 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.60% 0.81% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.22% 6.76% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
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£340 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.76%
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
141 74 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.39% 12.03% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 44 33
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 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 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) UNIX
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) Linux
3 11 (50.00%) CCNA
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (50.00%) DNS
4 10 (45.45%) Solaris
4 10 (45.45%) OSPF
4 10 (45.45%) BGP
5 9 (40.91%) Windows
5 9 (40.91%) ITIL
5 9 (40.91%) F5
6 8 (36.36%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (36.36%) Marketing
7 7 (31.82%) Multicast
7 7 (31.82%) ITIL V3
8 6 (27.27%) Project Management
9 5 (22.73%) VMware
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
9 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
9 5 (22.73%) PRINCE
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
10 4 (18.18%) PMP
10 4 (18.18%) PMI Certification
10 4 (18.18%) IBM
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 4 (18.18%) VPN

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 11 (50.00%) DNS
3 10 (45.45%) OSPF
3 10 (45.45%) BGP
4 8 (36.36%) Structured Cabling
5 7 (31.82%) Multicast
6 4 (18.18%) VPN
6 4 (18.18%) WAN
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
7 3 (13.64%) SAN
7 3 (13.64%) Internet
8 2 (9.09%) DSL
8 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
8 2 (9.09%) MPLS
8 2 (9.09%) VLAN
8 2 (9.09%) RIP
8 2 (9.09%) SSL
8 2 (9.09%) ADSL
8 2 (9.09%) SDH
8 2 (9.09%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) DTS
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (36.36%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
3 1 (4.55%) German Language
3 1 (4.55%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Project Manager
2 8 (36.36%) Technical Project Manager
2 8 (36.36%) Technical Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) HACMP
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) UNIX
2 11 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (45.45%) Solaris
4 9 (40.91%) Windows
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 2 (9.09%) zOS
7 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.09%) AIX
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.55%) HPUX
8 1 (4.55%) OpenVMS
8 1 (4.55%) MVS
8 1 (4.55%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL V3
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
4 5 (22.73%) PRINCE
5 3 (13.64%) Change Control
5 3 (13.64%) Workflow
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.55%) ITSM
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) COBOL
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) CCNA
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) PMP
2 4 (18.18%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) BC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) CCIP
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.55%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.55%) Control-M
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) F5
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 4 (18.18%) IBM
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) BMC
6 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.55%) Novell
6 1 (4.55%) Veritas
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
6 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.55%) Draytek
6 1 (4.55%) NETGEAR