The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 36 45 50
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 30 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.77% 2.89% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 12.79% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 10
Average daily rate
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£283 £405 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.24% +107.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £171 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £461 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.49% -8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £34.00 £16.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.58% +111.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £16.84 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.57 £18.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.34
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.85%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
135 172 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.98% 22.60% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 66 80
Average daily rate £300 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +87.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
TCP/IP
North West

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +12 8 £425 -
Warrington -12 8 £175 -40.42% 1
Chester +10 6 £310 - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Northwich - - - -
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 40 (78.43%) Windows
2 33 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 32 (62.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (47.06%) DNS
6 21 (41.18%) VMware
7 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
8 16 (31.37%) DHCP
8 16 (31.37%) IIS
9 15 (29.41%) LAN
9 15 (29.41%) WAN
9 15 (29.41%) Firewall
10 13 (25.49%) Clustering
10 13 (25.49%) SharePoint
10 13 (25.49%) SQL
10 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
11 12 (23.53%) Citrix
12 11 (21.57%) SAN
12 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
12 11 (21.57%) Finance
12 11 (21.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (19.61%) Hyper-V
13 10 (19.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (19.61%) ITIL
13 10 (19.61%) VPN
14 9 (17.65%) Windows XP
14 9 (17.65%) Linux
14 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (17.65%) VMware ESX

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (31.37%) IIS
2 13 (25.49%) SharePoint
3 10 (19.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
5 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.88%) Lync
6 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (47.06%) DNS
2 16 (31.37%) DHCP
3 15 (29.41%) LAN
3 15 (29.41%) WAN
3 15 (29.41%) Firewall
4 11 (21.57%) SAN
5 10 (19.61%) VPN
6 8 (15.69%) Wireless
7 6 (11.76%) VLAN
8 4 (7.84%) SSL
9 3 (5.88%) OSPF
9 3 (5.88%) BGP
9 3 (5.88%) HTTP
10 2 (3.92%) SNMP
10 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.92%) PSTN
10 2 (3.92%) ADSL
10 2 (3.92%) ISDN
10 2 (3.92%) EIGRP
10 2 (3.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Local Government
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (13.73%) Architect
1 7 (13.73%) Analyst
2 5 (9.80%) Support Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Consultant
3 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Security Consultant
3 4 (7.84%) Help Desk Support
3 4 (7.84%) Security Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Storage Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Support Technician
5 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (3.92%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Clustering
2 3 (5.88%) Open Source
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) Handset
3 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.92%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 40 (78.43%) Windows
2 32 (62.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (17.65%) Linux
4 9 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.96%) UNIX
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) Change Management
3 8 (15.69%) Load Balancing
4 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.80%) Capacity Management
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
6 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.84%) Security Management
6 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
6 4 (7.84%) Validation
6 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.88%) Web Development
7 3 (5.88%) Release Management
7 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.88%) Product Management
7 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.88%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
1 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) VB
2 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.96%) Ruby
3 1 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.73%) MCSE
2 7 (13.73%) MCTS
2 7 (13.73%) MCITP
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.84%) CCNP
4 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.88%) PMP
4 3 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.92%) MCDST
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.61%) Hyper-V
3 9 (17.65%) VMware ESX
4 5 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.92%) vCloud
5 2 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.92%) XenApp
6 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.80%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) SCOM
3 3 (5.88%) Puppet
3 3 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.96%) WSUS
4 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) VMware
2 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.53%) Citrix
4 8 (15.69%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) SonicWALL
5 5 (9.80%) Draytek
5 5 (9.80%) Sophos
6 4 (7.84%) Symantec
6 4 (7.84%) Dell
6 4 (7.84%) Cisco
7 3 (5.88%) EMC
7 3 (5.88%) CA
7 3 (5.88%) NetApp
8 2 (3.92%) ProCurve
8 2 (3.92%) IBM
9 1 (1.96%) Juniper
9 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.96%) McAfee
9 1 (1.96%) Fortinet