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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 19 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.60% 4.07% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 18.92% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £34.79 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £17.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.65%
TCP/IP
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
24 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.27% 21.51% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 15
Average daily rate £350 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (72.22%) DNS
2 13 (72.22%) DHCP
3 11 (61.11%) Hyper-V
4 10 (55.56%) SAN
4 10 (55.56%) VMware
5 8 (44.44%) VMware ESX
5 8 (44.44%) LAN
5 8 (44.44%) WAN
5 8 (44.44%) IIS
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (33.33%) Clustering
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 4 (22.22%) SCCM
9 4 (22.22%) SCOM
9 4 (22.22%) High Availability
9 4 (22.22%) Migration
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 4 (22.22%) HP
9 4 (22.22%) MS Office
9 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
10 3 (16.67%) VPN
10 3 (16.67%) ITIL
10 3 (16.67%) Citrix
10 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (11.11%) Lync
11 2 (11.11%) Windows 7

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (44.44%) IIS
2 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (11.11%) Lync
3 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) DNS
1 13 (72.22%) DHCP
2 10 (55.56%) SAN
3 8 (44.44%) LAN
3 8 (44.44%) WAN
4 3 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security
5 2 (11.11%) OSPF
5 2 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (11.11%) Wireless
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Architect
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (11.11%) Wintel Support
2 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Storage Manager
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) iPad
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Handset
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Firmware
3 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
1 4 (22.22%) High Availability
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) CCDP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (11.11%) MCDST
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) Hyper-V
3 8 (44.44%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
1 4 (22.22%) SCOM
2 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) IBM