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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 81 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 12 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.09% 1.90% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.15% 13.57% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Median daily rate £310 £463 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.97% +44.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £433 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £493 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.63 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
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
195 140 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.68% 14.01% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 71 47
Median daily rate £385 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £19.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -5 1 £525 - 1
Knutsford -10 1 £325 -
Warrington -13 1 £550 - 1
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) Firewall
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Juniper
5 5 (25.00%) VoIP
5 5 (25.00%) C++
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) HTTP
6 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) OSPF
6 4 (20.00%) BGP
6 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 4 (20.00%) Citrix
6 4 (20.00%) SSL
6 4 (20.00%) Firmware
6 4 (20.00%) ThreadX
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) JNCIA
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Renesas
6 4 (20.00%) MISRA
7 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (15.00%) Banking
7 3 (15.00%) Service Management
7 3 (15.00%) Management Information System

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%) Node.js
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
1 7 (35.00%) WAN
2 5 (25.00%) VoIP
3 4 (20.00%) BGP
3 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (20.00%) HTTP
3 4 (20.00%) OSPF
3 4 (20.00%) SSL
3 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) Internet
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) Wireless
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) IGRP
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security
5 2 (10.00%) PBX
5 2 (10.00%) SMTP
6 1 (5.00%) DHCP
6 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
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
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Local Government
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) J2SE
2 1 (5.00%) Java ME
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Health Informatics
2 2 (10.00%) Informatics
2 2 (10.00%) IVR
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (5.00%) Handset
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) STB
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) ThreadX
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) VxWorks
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (10.00%) ITSM
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.00%) Security Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Android Development
5 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) 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%) C
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) 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
6 1 (5.00%) MCDST
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) MISRA
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) 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%) 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
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Renesas
5 2 (10.00%) 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