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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 47 50 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 7 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.10% 0.53% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 4.69% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £120 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+145.83% -66.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -21.42%
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
86 64 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.50% 11.31% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 35
Average daily rate £325 £240 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -4.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) MS Office
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) Windows XP
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 8 (30.77%) Symantec
4 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
4 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 8 (30.77%) Banking
4 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
5 7 (26.92%) UNIX
5 7 (26.92%) Java
6 6 (23.08%) IBM Notes
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco
6 6 (23.08%) Lotus
6 6 (23.08%) LAN
6 6 (23.08%) WAN
6 6 (23.08%) DNS
6 6 (23.08%) Back Office
7 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
7 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (19.23%) VPN
7 5 (19.23%) SAN
7 5 (19.23%) IBM
7 5 (19.23%) Solaris

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) IBM Notes
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.85%) CICS
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) Apache
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) LAN
1 6 (23.08%) WAN
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) VPN
2 5 (19.23%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
3 4 (15.38%) Internet
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) MPLS
4 3 (11.54%) OSPF
4 3 (11.54%) BGP
4 3 (11.54%) DSL
4 3 (11.54%) EIGRP
4 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
4 3 (11.54%) RIP
4 3 (11.54%) ADSL
4 3 (11.54%) xDSL
5 2 (7.69%) Broadband
5 2 (7.69%) ISDN
5 2 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) DTS
General
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 6 (23.08%) Back Office
3 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) German Language
4 1 (3.85%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 6 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) IP Network Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) JNI
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) HACMP
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) Windows XP
4 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (26.92%) UNIX
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
7 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (19.23%) Solaris
8 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (7.69%) AIX
8 2 (7.69%) zOS
9 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.85%) Fedora
9 1 (3.85%) Tru64
9 1 (3.85%) OpenVMS
9 1 (3.85%) MVS
9 1 (3.85%) HPUX
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) ITSM
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) CAD
3 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) VB
4 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.69%) VBA
5 2 (7.69%) C
6 1 (3.85%) JCL
6 1 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) CCNP
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) BC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) MCP
2 2 (7.69%) CCIP
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) RACF
3 1 (3.85%) Postfix
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.85%) Control-M
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
1 9 (34.62%) Citrix
2 8 (30.77%) Symantec
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 6 (23.08%) Lotus
4 5 (19.23%) IBM
5 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 2 (7.69%) Remedy
6 2 (7.69%) Cramer
6 2 (7.69%) BT
7 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.85%) Draytek
7 1 (3.85%) Brocade
7 1 (3.85%) BMC
7 1 (3.85%) CommVault
7 1 (3.85%) Hitachi
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