The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 19 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 2 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.64% 4.76% 4.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 25.64% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +45.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.68 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.59% -19.61%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.39% 18.57% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 8
Average daily rate £400 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £388 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £9.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £31.56 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP across the Chester region.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Chester

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Chester region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) SAN
3 5 (62.50%) Clustering
4 3 (37.50%) Local Government
4 3 (37.50%) MCDST
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
4 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (37.50%) Handset
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) SCOM
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) iPad
4 3 (37.50%) High Availability
5 2 (25.00%) EMC
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Clustering
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (37.50%) Handset
2 3 (37.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCDST
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
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