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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 40 35 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 31 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.77% 3.76% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.09% 20.00% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.26% +218.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £305 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 2
Average hourly rate £12.67 £34.50 £16.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.27% +114.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.57 £18.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.16%
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
147 155 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.88% 18.79% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 66 76
Average daily rate £305 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.79 £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 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 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 August 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 +15 9 £425 +44.06% 5
Chester +5 5 - - 1
Warrington -11 4 £238 -39.10% 7
Daresbury - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 46 (82.14%) Windows
2 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 35 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (55.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (53.57%) DNS
6 22 (39.29%) IIS
6 22 (39.29%) PowerShell
7 21 (37.50%) Clustering
8 19 (33.93%) SharePoint
9 17 (30.36%) VMware
10 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
10 16 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (26.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
11 15 (26.79%) .NET
11 15 (26.79%) DHCP
11 15 (26.79%) Finance
12 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (23.21%) Firewall
14 12 (21.43%) MCTS
14 12 (21.43%) MCSE
14 12 (21.43%) SQL
14 12 (21.43%) MCITP
15 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
15 11 (19.64%) Citrix
16 10 (17.86%) SAN
16 10 (17.86%) Linux
16 10 (17.86%) Windows XP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (39.29%) IIS
2 19 (33.93%) SharePoint
3 14 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.57%) Lync
6 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) 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 15 (26.79%) DHCP
3 13 (23.21%) Firewall
4 10 (17.86%) SAN
5 9 (16.07%) LAN
5 9 (16.07%) WAN
6 8 (14.29%) VPN
7 6 (10.71%) Wireless
8 4 (7.14%) SSL
9 3 (5.36%) HTTP
9 3 (5.36%) OSPF
9 3 (5.36%) BGP
10 2 (3.57%) EIGRP
10 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.57%) VLAN
10 2 (3.57%) Network Security
11 1 (1.79%) IPsec
11 1 (1.79%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 16 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (26.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Architect
3 6 (10.71%) Support Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Administrator
4 5 (8.93%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (7.14%) Security Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (37.50%) Clustering
2 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Open Source
4 2 (3.57%) iPad
4 2 (3.57%) Handset
4 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.79%) Firmware
5 1 (1.79%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 46 (82.14%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (55.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 10 (17.86%) Linux
5 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.57%) UNIX
7 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
2 9 (16.07%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Change Management
3 8 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.14%) High Availability
4 4 (7.14%) Security Management
4 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.14%) Validation
4 4 (7.14%) Migration
4 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.36%) Service Management
5 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.36%) Change Control
5 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.36%) Product Management
5 3 (5.36%) Web Development
5 3 (5.36%) Release Management
6 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) PowerShell
2 12 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (5.36%) VB
4 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby
5 1 (1.79%) Java
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
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%) PMP
3 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.57%) CCNP
4 2 (3.57%) CCDP
4 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCDST
5 1 (1.79%) CISSP
5 1 (1.79%) GCIA
5 1 (1.79%) GCIH
5 1 (1.79%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
3 8 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 6 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.57%) vCloud
5 2 (3.57%) XenApp
5 2 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) SCOM
3 3 (5.36%) Puppet
3 3 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.36%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (5.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.79%) WSUS
4 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) VMware
2 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.64%) Citrix
4 6 (10.71%) Sophos
4 6 (10.71%) SonicWALL
4 6 (10.71%) Draytek
5 4 (7.14%) Symantec
5 4 (7.14%) HP
6 3 (5.36%) Cisco
6 3 (5.36%) CA
7 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.57%) Juniper
7 2 (3.57%) Dell
7 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.79%) F5
8 1 (1.79%) EMC
8 1 (1.79%) IBM
8 1 (1.79%) Websense
8 1 (1.79%) NetApp
8 1 (1.79%) Remedy
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