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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 69 61 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 3 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 1.70% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% 14.06% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 19
Median daily rate £325 £463 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% +51.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Median hourly rate - £17.09 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £17.33 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+116.38% -0.97%
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
126 128 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.91% 12.11% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 78 69
Median daily rate £413 £413 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 18
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -13.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 10 (66.67%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) CCNP
4 6 (40.00%) LAN
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) Juniper
5 5 (33.33%) Unix
6 4 (26.67%) JNCIA
6 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
6 4 (26.67%) VoIP
6 4 (26.67%) HP
6 4 (26.67%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) CCNA
7 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) WLAN
7 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
8 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
8 2 (13.33%) Informatics
8 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing

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 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
4 4 (26.67%) OSPF
4 4 (26.67%) VoIP
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) Internet
5 3 (20.00%) WLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (13.33%) IGRP
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) PBX
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) SSL
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++ Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Firmware Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Health Informatics
1 2 (13.33%) Informatics
1 2 (13.33%) IVR
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) ThreadX
2 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Server Patching
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Bourne shell
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) JNCIA
4 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) CCIE
6 1 (6.67%) CCSP
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) MISRA
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) Firmware
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas File System
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SmoothWall
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) Legato
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (26.67%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (13.33%) Nortel
5 2 (13.33%) Renesas
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu
6 1 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Sun
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Veritas