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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 76 60 41
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 5 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.57% 1.55% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.40% 12.50% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 11
Median daily rate £408 £488 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% +95.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £440 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £518 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +26.31%
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
147 120 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.67% 12.37% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 62 54
Median daily rate £400 £438 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +41.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Macclesfield -2 1 £525 -
Warrington - 1 £365 - 2
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (40.00%) WAN
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 6 (30.00%) Juniper
3 6 (30.00%) CCNP
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) VoIP
5 4 (20.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) SSL
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) C++
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Firmware
5 4 (20.00%) BGP
5 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 4 (20.00%) OSPF
5 4 (20.00%) JNCIA
5 4 (20.00%) ThreadX
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Renesas
5 4 (20.00%) MISRA
6 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) Internet
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix

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 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) nginx
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) WAN
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) VoIP
4 4 (20.00%) BGP
4 4 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (20.00%) LAN
4 4 (20.00%) OSPF
4 4 (20.00%) SSL
5 3 (15.00%) DHCP
5 3 (15.00%) HTTP
5 3 (15.00%) Internet
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.00%) IGRP
6 2 (10.00%) Network Security
6 2 (10.00%) PBX
6 2 (10.00%) SMTP
6 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
1 4 (20.00%) Embedded Developer
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile Specialist
2 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Web Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) Health Informatics
1 2 (10.00%) Informatics
1 2 (10.00%) IVR
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) ThreadX
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) VxWorks
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (10.00%) Security Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.00%) Bourne shell
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) JNCIA
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 2 (10.00%) CCIE
5 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) CCSP
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) MISRA
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Firmware
3 2 (10.00%) Postfix
3 2 (10.00%) Sendmail
3 2 (10.00%) vCloud
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas File System
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Ansible
1 2 (10.00%) logstash
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (10.00%) Nagios
1 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) SmoothWall
1 2 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (10.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.00%) Legato
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Renesas
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (10.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (10.00%) Nortel
5 2 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (10.00%) Trustwave
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Sun
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas