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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 31 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 34 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.43% 2.43% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.95% 12.59% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £169 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £454 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.70% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £32.50 £21.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +48.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £15.90 £19.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £35.00 £24.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +7.04%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 143 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.08% 19.30% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 53 73
Average daily rate £310 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.78 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
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 11 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 11 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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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
Chester +8 9 £310 +3.33%
Warrington -12 9 £175 -40.42% 2
Knutsford +11 8 £425 -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 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 (76.92%) Windows
2 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 32 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (46.15%) DNS
5 21 (40.38%) VMware
6 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 16 (30.77%) DHCP
7 16 (30.77%) IIS
7 16 (30.77%) Firewall
8 15 (28.85%) LAN
8 15 (28.85%) WAN
9 13 (25.00%) SQL
9 13 (25.00%) Clustering
9 13 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
11 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
11 11 (21.15%) ITIL
11 11 (21.15%) SAN
11 11 (21.15%) Citrix
11 11 (21.15%) Finance
11 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
12 10 (19.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (19.23%) Linux
13 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
13 9 (17.31%) VPN
13 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (17.31%) VMware ESX

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (30.77%) IIS
2 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 10 (19.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
5 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.77%) Lync
6 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (46.15%) DNS
2 16 (30.77%) DHCP
2 16 (30.77%) Firewall
3 15 (28.85%) LAN
3 15 (28.85%) WAN
4 11 (21.15%) SAN
5 9 (17.31%) VPN
6 7 (13.46%) Wireless
7 6 (11.54%) VLAN
8 4 (7.69%) SSL
9 3 (5.77%) Internet
9 3 (5.77%) OSPF
9 3 (5.77%) BGP
9 3 (5.77%) HTTP
10 2 (3.85%) SNMP
10 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.85%) PSTN
10 2 (3.85%) ADSL
10 2 (3.85%) ISDN
10 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
1 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Local Government
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Storage Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Support Technician
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Clustering
2 4 (7.69%) Open Source
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.77%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.92%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.92%) Handset
5 1 (1.92%) Firmware
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 40 (76.92%) Windows
2 32 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (19.23%) Linux
5 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
6 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.92%) UNIX
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) Change Management
3 8 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.62%) Capacity Management
4 5 (9.62%) Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.69%) Security Management
5 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.69%) Validation
5 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.77%) Web Development
6 3 (5.77%) Release Management
6 3 (5.77%) Product Management
6 3 (5.77%) Project Management
6 3 (5.77%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
1 13 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.77%) VB
2 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.92%) Ruby
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.46%) MCSE
2 7 (13.46%) MCTS
2 7 (13.46%) MCITP
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.69%) CCNP
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.77%) PMP
4 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.85%) CCNA
5 2 (3.85%) CCDP
6 1 (1.92%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 9 (17.31%) VMware ESX
4 5 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.85%) vCloud
5 2 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.85%) XenApp
6 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.62%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) SCOM
3 3 (5.77%) Puppet
3 3 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.77%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.92%) WSUS
4 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) VMware
2 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 11 (21.15%) Citrix
4 8 (15.38%) HP
5 5 (9.62%) SonicWALL
5 5 (9.62%) Draytek
5 5 (9.62%) Sophos
6 4 (7.69%) Dell
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco
6 4 (7.69%) Symantec
7 3 (5.77%) CA
7 3 (5.77%) NetApp
7 3 (5.77%) EMC
8 2 (3.85%) IBM
8 2 (3.85%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.92%) Juniper
9 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.92%) Mercator
9 1 (1.92%) McAfee
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Claremont Consulting Limited
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