The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 67 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 4 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 1.84% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 12.96% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 15
Median daily rate £325 £381 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +22.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £205 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 4
Median hourly rate - £17.33 £12.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £17.33 £18.97
% change year-on-year
+110.61% -8.62%
TCP/IP
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
124 162 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.52% 14.22% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 102 61
Median daily rate £425 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 23 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -36.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 1 £475 +2.70% 2
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 9 (64.29%) WAN
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 5 (35.71%) Unix
3 5 (35.71%) Juniper
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 4 (28.57%) CCNA
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
5 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (21.43%) JNCIA
5 3 (21.43%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) WLAN
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
6 2 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (14.29%) IGRP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
1 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 3 (21.43%) BGP
4 3 (21.43%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
4 3 (21.43%) Internet
4 3 (21.43%) OSPF
4 3 (21.43%) WLAN
5 2 (14.29%) IGRP
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) PBX
5 2 (14.29%) SAN
5 2 (14.29%) SSL
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.14%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Firmware Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Health Informatics
1 2 (14.29%) Informatics
1 2 (14.29%) IVR
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) ThreadX
4 1 (7.14%) VxWorks
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITSM
4 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 2 (14.29%) Security Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Network Management
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Server Patching
5 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Bourne shell
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 4 (28.57%) CCNA
4 3 (21.43%) JNCIA
5 2 (14.29%) CCIE
6 1 (7.14%) CCSP
6 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas File System
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SmoothWall
2 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) Legato
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 2 (14.29%) Nortel
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Renesas
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) Sun
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas