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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 64 56 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 3 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.39% 1.53% 4.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 13.59% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 17
Median daily rate £365 £463 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.08% +54.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £281 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £15.67 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +56.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +28.57%
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
129 103 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.73% 11.23% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 55 62
Median daily rate £400 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 13
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 July 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 July 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 +2 1 £365 -21.08% 1
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 8 (44.44%) WAN
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) Juniper
3 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Unix
4 5 (27.78%) VoIP
4 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) OSPF
5 4 (22.22%) BGP
5 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 4 (22.22%) DNS
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) JNCIA
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) ThreadX
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) C++
6 3 (16.67%) Perl
6 3 (16.67%) SSL
6 3 (16.67%) DHCP
6 3 (16.67%) Internet
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) CCNA

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 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) nginx
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) VoIP
4 4 (22.22%) BGP
4 4 (22.22%) DNS
4 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) OSPF
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) Internet
5 3 (16.67%) SSL
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.11%) HTTP
6 2 (11.11%) IGRP
6 2 (11.11%) Network Security
6 2 (11.11%) PBX
6 2 (11.11%) SMTP
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 2 (11.11%) Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Firmware Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 2 (11.11%) Health Informatics
1 2 (11.11%) Informatics
1 2 (11.11%) IVR
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) ThreadX
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
3 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 2 (11.11%) Security Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.56%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Server Patching
4 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C++
1 3 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.56%) Bourne shell
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) JNCIA
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (11.11%) CCIE
6 1 (5.56%) CCSP
6 1 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) HND
6 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) MISRA
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Firmware
3 2 (11.11%) Postfix
3 2 (11.11%) Sendmail
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) vCloud
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas File System
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (11.11%) SmoothWall
1 2 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Legato
2 1 (5.56%) logstash
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Juniper
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Renesas
5 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 2 (11.11%) MobileIron
5 2 (11.11%) Nortel
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
5 2 (11.11%) Trustwave
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Sun
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas