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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 57 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 15 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.76% 2.04% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.64% 13.56% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £42.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.29% -22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
141 118 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.57% 15.03% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 37 46
Average daily rate £388 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 27 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 4 - - 3
Crewe - 2 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 5 (23.81%) Service Management
5 5 (23.81%) Citrix
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) IBM
6 4 (19.05%) VPN
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (19.05%) DB2
6 4 (19.05%) MS Office
6 4 (19.05%) COBOL
6 4 (19.05%) MQSeries
6 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
6 4 (19.05%) CICS
6 4 (19.05%) REXX
6 4 (19.05%) zOS
6 4 (19.05%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (19.05%) Banking
6 4 (19.05%) ISPF
6 4 (19.05%) Degree
6 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
7 3 (14.29%) QA
7 3 (14.29%) LANDesk

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) CICS
2 4 (19.05%) MQSeries
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Wireless
2 3 (14.29%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) TACACS
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support
3 4 (19.05%) Programmer
3 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Services Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) ISPF
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Handset
3 3 (14.29%) iPhone
4 2 (9.52%) iPad
4 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 4 (19.05%) zOS
5 3 (14.29%) UNIX
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Solaris
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.76%) Android
7 1 (4.76%) AIX
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
4 1 (4.76%) Information Management
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) COBOL
1 4 (19.05%) REXX
2 3 (14.29%) JCL
2 3 (14.29%) Assembly Language
3 1 (4.76%) Jython
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) MCDST
3 2 (9.52%) GCIA
3 2 (9.52%) GCIH
3 2 (9.52%) CEH
3 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 1 (4.76%) MCTS
4 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCP
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
3 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
4 3 (14.29%) LANDesk
5 2 (9.52%) F5
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) Sun
6 1 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) AppSense
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