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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 38 43 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 28 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.58% 3.33% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.14% 16.85% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £331 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% +33.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £293 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 2
Average hourly rate £12.67 £33.28 £16.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.92% +106.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £15.20 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.57 £18.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
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
139 178 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.77% 19.76% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 88 81
Average daily rate £320 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £226 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
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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
Knutsford +13 7 £425 +44.06% 2
Chester +8 6 - -
Warrington -9 3 £300 -17.52% 3
Daresbury - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 2
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 48 (85.71%) Windows
2 41 (73.21%) Active Directory
3 35 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (58.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (53.57%) DNS
6 23 (41.07%) IIS
6 23 (41.07%) Clustering
6 23 (41.07%) PowerShell
7 20 (35.71%) SharePoint
8 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
8 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
8 17 (30.36%) VMware
8 17 (30.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (28.57%) Load Balancing
9 16 (28.57%) Finance
9 16 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (28.57%) .NET
10 14 (25.00%) DHCP
10 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (23.21%) SQL
11 13 (23.21%) Firewall
12 12 (21.43%) MCITP
12 12 (21.43%) MCSE
12 12 (21.43%) MCTS
13 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
13 11 (19.64%) Linux
14 10 (17.86%) Windows XP
14 10 (17.86%) Citrix
14 10 (17.86%) SAN

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 23 (41.07%) IIS
2 20 (35.71%) SharePoint
3 14 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.57%) Lync
6 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (53.57%) DNS
2 14 (25.00%) DHCP
3 13 (23.21%) Firewall
4 10 (17.86%) SAN
5 8 (14.29%) LAN
5 8 (14.29%) WAN
6 7 (12.50%) VPN
7 6 (10.71%) Wireless
8 3 (5.36%) TACACS
8 3 (5.36%) OSPF
8 3 (5.36%) BGP
9 2 (3.57%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.57%) Network Security
9 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.79%) SSL
10 1 (1.79%) IPsec
10 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
1 17 (30.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Analyst
1 8 (14.29%) Administrator
2 7 (12.50%) Architect
3 6 (10.71%) Support Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) SharePoint Administrator
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (7.14%) Security Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.36%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (41.07%) Clustering
2 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Handset
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.57%) iPad
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 48 (85.71%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (58.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (19.64%) Linux
5 10 (17.86%) Windows XP
6 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.36%) UNIX
7 3 (5.36%) Solaris
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 10 (17.86%) Change Management
3 9 (16.07%) Problem Management
4 8 (14.29%) ITIL
5 4 (7.14%) Security Management
5 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.14%) Validation
5 4 (7.14%) Migration
5 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.14%) High Availability
5 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.36%) Release Management
6 3 (5.36%) Change Control
6 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) Product Management
6 3 (5.36%) Web Development
6 3 (5.36%) Service Management
7 2 (3.57%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) PowerShell
2 13 (23.21%) SQL
3 3 (5.36%) VB
4 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (21.43%) MCTS
2 12 (21.43%) MCITP
2 12 (21.43%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) CISSP
3 3 (5.36%) PMP
3 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
3 3 (5.36%) GCIA
3 3 (5.36%) GCIH
3 3 (5.36%) CEH
4 2 (3.57%) MCDST
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) CCNP
4 2 (3.57%) CCDP
4 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (73.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
3 9 (16.07%) VMware ESX
4 6 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.79%) NFS
6 1 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) SCOM
3 3 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (5.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
5 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
1 17 (30.36%) VMware
2 10 (17.86%) Citrix
3 6 (10.71%) Sophos
3 6 (10.71%) SonicWALL
3 6 (10.71%) Draytek
4 5 (8.93%) Cisco
5 4 (7.14%) Juniper
5 4 (7.14%) HP
5 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.14%) Symantec
6 3 (5.36%) Websense
6 3 (5.36%) CA
6 3 (5.36%) F5
7 2 (3.57%) Dell
8 1 (1.79%) EMC
8 1 (1.79%) IBM
8 1 (1.79%) Remedy
8 1 (1.79%) McAfee
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