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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 61 56 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 8 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.03% 2.14% 3.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 12.57% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 13
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£305 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £215 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £15.67 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 - £17.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.61 - £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £15.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.72% -20.37%
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
146 167 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.86% 17.01% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 91 90
Average daily rate £340 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -17 3 £305 +35.55%
Chester +2 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Crewe - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sandbach - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (43.24%) Clustering
4 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (40.54%) PowerShell
6 14 (37.84%) DNS
7 13 (35.14%) SharePoint
8 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
9 11 (29.73%) Finance
10 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (27.03%) Load Balancing
10 10 (27.03%) .NET
10 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
10 10 (27.03%) IIS
11 9 (24.32%) Firewall
12 8 (21.62%) Windows XP
12 8 (21.62%) MCSE
12 8 (21.62%) MCTS
12 8 (21.62%) MCITP
13 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (18.92%) VPN
13 7 (18.92%) Cisco
13 7 (18.92%) Linux
14 6 (16.22%) Juniper
14 6 (16.22%) SAN
14 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
14 6 (16.22%) MS Office

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 13 (35.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (27.03%) IIS
3 7 (18.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
4 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) DNS
2 9 (24.32%) Firewall
3 7 (18.92%) VPN
4 6 (16.22%) SAN
5 5 (13.51%) TACACS
6 4 (10.81%) Wireless
6 4 (10.81%) DHCP
7 1 (2.70%) Broadband
7 1 (2.70%) SSL
7 1 (2.70%) 3G
7 1 (2.70%) OSPF
7 1 (2.70%) BGP
7 1 (2.70%) IPsec
7 1 (2.70%) VLAN
7 1 (2.70%) Network Security
7 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2005
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Local Government
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Administrator
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) SharePoint Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.11%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Clustering
2 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.11%) Handset
4 3 (8.11%) iPad
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (21.62%) Windows XP
5 7 (18.92%) Linux
6 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
7 5 (13.51%) UNIX
7 5 (13.51%) Solaris
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.22%) Change Management
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (10.81%) Service Management
5 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.11%) Security Management
5 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.11%) Validation
5 3 (8.11%) High Availability
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.70%) People Management
7 1 (2.70%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (21.62%) MCSE
2 8 (21.62%) MCTS
2 8 (21.62%) MCITP
3 5 (13.51%) CISSP
3 5 (13.51%) GCIA
3 5 (13.51%) GCIH
3 5 (13.51%) CEH
4 3 (8.11%) MCDST
5 1 (2.70%) MCP
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
System Software
1 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.70%) NFS
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.70%) Legato
3 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
3 6 (16.22%) Juniper
3 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
3 6 (16.22%) Fortinet
4 5 (13.51%) F5
4 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 3 (8.11%) Websense
5 3 (8.11%) EMC
6 2 (5.41%) Sophos
6 2 (5.41%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.41%) Draytek
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec
7 1 (2.70%) Remedy
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Dell