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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 65 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 7 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 0.68% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 3.29% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 9
Average daily rate £383 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.33% -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £26.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.69% +76.66%
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
198 152 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.27% 20.57% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 83 70
Average daily rate £475 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 -12 1 £463 -
Chester - 1 - - 1
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) DNS
3 9 (42.86%) ITIL
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) SLA
5 7 (33.33%) DHCP
6 6 (28.57%) Citrix
6 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) Device Driver
7 5 (23.81%) Internet
7 5 (23.81%) VPN
7 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
7 5 (23.81%) HTML
7 5 (23.81%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) C++
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (19.05%) Service Management
8 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (19.05%) Wireless
8 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
9 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
9 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (14.29%) Banking
9 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) nginx
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 7 (33.33%) DHCP
3 5 (23.81%) Internet
3 5 (23.81%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (23.81%) VPN
4 4 (19.05%) Wireless
5 2 (9.52%) HTTP
5 2 (9.52%) LAN
5 2 (9.52%) MPLS
5 2 (9.52%) SAN
5 2 (9.52%) SMTP
5 2 (9.52%) VoIP
5 2 (9.52%) WAN
6 1 (4.76%) Firewall
6 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
6 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) JUnit
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (23.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Service Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Support
2 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Support
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) J2SE
3 1 (4.76%) Java ME
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Device Driver
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
3 2 (9.52%) Handset
3 2 (9.52%) iPad
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) DTV
4 1 (4.76%) STB
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) ThreadX
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.76%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.52%) E-Procurement
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Android Development
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) iOS Development
6 1 (4.76%) OOD
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) UML
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) MCDST
4 2 (9.52%) MCP
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Firmware
2 2 (9.52%) Postfix
2 2 (9.52%) Sendmail
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
2 2 (9.52%) XenServer
3 1 (4.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) logstash
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Avaya
4 2 (9.52%) BT
4 2 (9.52%) McAfee
4 2 (9.52%) MobileIron
4 2 (9.52%) Renesas
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) Toshiba
4 2 (9.52%) Trustwave
4 2 (9.52%) VMware