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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 34 37 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 16 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.60% 1.08% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.16% 8.16% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £188 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -22.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £188 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £338 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -8.57%
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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
113 49 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.45% 13.21% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 29
Average daily rate £330 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 15 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.14 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014, 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 18 (58.06%) Linux
2 16 (51.61%) Software Engineering
3 14 (45.16%) Windows
4 12 (38.71%) Python
5 11 (35.48%) DNS
6 10 (32.26%) DHCP
6 10 (32.26%) HTTP
6 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (32.26%) DevOps
7 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
7 9 (29.03%) JSON
7 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
7 9 (29.03%) Twisted
7 9 (29.03%) Ubuntu
7 9 (29.03%) MS Office
7 9 (29.03%) XML
8 8 (25.81%) C
8 8 (25.81%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (25.81%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (25.81%) Load Balancing
8 8 (25.81%) Docker
8 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
8 8 (25.81%) Windows 8
8 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (22.58%) SAN
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
10 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
10 6 (19.35%) LAN
10 6 (19.35%) WAN
10 6 (19.35%) SCCM

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Office
2 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) DNS
2 10 (32.26%) DHCP
2 10 (32.26%) HTTP
3 7 (22.58%) SAN
4 6 (19.35%) LAN
4 6 (19.35%) WAN
5 3 (9.68%) IPv6
5 3 (9.68%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.45%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall
6 2 (6.45%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) RTSP
7 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.23%) DLNA
7 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
3 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Software Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Python Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Python Software Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Software Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Server Support
5 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Support
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Support Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Server Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Python Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Network Support Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Server Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) JSON
1 9 (29.03%) Twisted
1 9 (29.03%) XML
2 8 (25.81%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.23%) WinForms
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
1 4 (12.90%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.23%) Interactive TV
2 1 (3.23%) IPTV
2 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.23%) CMDB
2 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.23%) DTV
2 1 (3.23%) MPEG
2 1 (3.23%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Linux
2 14 (45.16%) Windows
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) Ubuntu
5 8 (25.81%) Windows 8
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (6.45%) UNIX
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Software Engineering
2 10 (32.26%) DevOps
3 8 (25.81%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) User Stories
5 2 (6.45%) Cyber Security
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) UML
5 2 (6.45%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Data Management
6 1 (3.23%) Load Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) DRM
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) OO
6 1 (3.23%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Python
2 8 (25.81%) C
3 4 (12.90%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) Embedded C
3 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.68%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Erlang
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) CCIE
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) MCSD
3 1 (3.23%) CCIP
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Docker
2 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) SCOM
2 3 (9.68%) SCVMM
2 3 (9.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.23%) CA
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint