The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 35 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.68% 0.96% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.41% 5.36% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £170 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
TCP/IP
Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.14% 17.89% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 31
Average daily rate £393 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +112.50%
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 Cambridge

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 17 (58.62%) Python
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Bash Shell
3 14 (48.28%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (44.83%) HTTP
4 13 (44.83%) Perl
5 11 (37.93%) C
5 11 (37.93%) C++
5 11 (37.93%) Internet
5 11 (37.93%) Firewall
5 11 (37.93%) 802.1X
6 10 (34.48%) AngularJS
6 10 (34.48%) 802.15
6 10 (34.48%) X.509
6 10 (34.48%) HTML
6 10 (34.48%) CSS
6 10 (34.48%) Linux
6 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
6 10 (34.48%) Bluetooth
6 10 (34.48%) SSL
6 10 (34.48%) REST
6 10 (34.48%) Ajax
6 10 (34.48%) JSON
6 10 (34.48%) ZigBee
7 8 (27.59%) Juniper
7 8 (27.59%) Internet of Things
8 7 (24.14%) Nagios
9 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
9 6 (20.69%) DNS
9 6 (20.69%) Twisted

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (6.90%) Apache
1 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) BigMachines
1 1 (3.45%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (44.83%) HTTP
3 11 (37.93%) Firewall
3 11 (37.93%) Internet
4 10 (34.48%) 802.15
4 10 (34.48%) Bluetooth
4 10 (34.48%) SSL
4 10 (34.48%) X.509
4 10 (34.48%) ZigBee
5 6 (20.69%) DNS
6 5 (17.24%) VoIP
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (10.34%) BGP
8 3 (10.34%) Junos
8 3 (10.34%) OSPF
8 3 (10.34%) SSH
8 3 (10.34%) WAN
9 1 (3.45%) MPLS
9 1 (3.45%) VPN
9 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (6.90%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
1 7 (24.14%) Python Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Team Leader
4 4 (13.79%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Network Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Linux Support
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) 802.1X
2 10 (34.48%) Ajax
2 10 (34.48%) AngularJS
2 10 (34.48%) CSS
2 10 (34.48%) HTML
2 10 (34.48%) JSON
2 10 (34.48%) REST
3 6 (20.69%) Twisted
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) Django
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (3.45%) Mason
5 1 (3.45%) Spring
5 1 (3.45%) Spring Boot
5 1 (3.45%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Internet of Things
2 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.79%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Life Science
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
3 5 (17.24%) High Availability
3 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps
4 4 (13.79%) Kanban
4 4 (13.79%) Line Management
4 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
4 4 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) BDD
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Scrum
5 3 (10.34%) TDD
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Front End Development
7 1 (3.45%) Network Management
7 1 (3.45%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Python
2 15 (51.72%) Bash Shell
3 13 (44.83%) Perl
4 11 (37.93%) C
4 11 (37.93%) C++
5 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) Apex Code
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) CCNA
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.45%) CCIE
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) COBIT
2 1 (3.45%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Nagios
2 5 (17.24%) Puppet
3 2 (6.90%) Graphite
3 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.90%) logstash
3 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.90%) Riemann
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Juniper
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) F5
2 5 (17.24%) Splunk
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) Dynatrace
4 2 (6.90%) FireEye
4 2 (6.90%) Google
4 2 (6.90%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.45%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.45%) Aruba
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.45%) NetApp
5 1 (3.45%) New Relic
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.45%) Siebel