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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 4 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.79% 0.86% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 4.23% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £308 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.64% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +40.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+11.62% +14.66%

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
66 189 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.10% 20.26% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 112 71
Median daily rate £338 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 18
Median hourly rate £18.75 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.84 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 7 (63.64%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) VoIP
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) Network Design
4 4 (36.36%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) NHS
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (18.18%) Device Driver
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) MS Access
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) OOP
6 2 (18.18%) RS-232
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall

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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) VoIP
4 4 (36.36%) VLAN
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
6 2 (18.18%) RS-232
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (9.09%) Softphone
7 1 (9.09%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MS Access
General
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (18.18%) IT Technician
2 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) NHS
2 2 (18.18%) Device Driver
3 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Network Design
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) OOP
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) HP