The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Chester 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 15 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.19% 3.82% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.17% 15.00% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +4.16%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
24 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.78% 25.48% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 13
Average daily rate £263 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 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 £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
TCP/IP
Cheshire

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 30 July 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 17 (80.95%) Windows
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 14 (66.67%) DHCP
2 14 (66.67%) DNS
2 14 (66.67%) VMware
3 11 (52.38%) SAN
3 11 (52.38%) LAN
3 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
5 9 (42.86%) VMware ESX
5 9 (42.86%) IIS
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 6 (28.57%) HP
7 6 (28.57%) Clustering
8 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
8 5 (23.81%) Migration
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
8 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
8 5 (23.81%) SCOM
9 4 (19.05%) VLAN
9 4 (19.05%) Local Government
9 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (19.05%) MS Office
9 4 (19.05%) VPN
10 3 (14.29%) Dell
10 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (42.86%) IIS
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) Lync
4 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) DHCP
1 14 (66.67%) DNS
2 11 (52.38%) SAN
2 11 (52.38%) LAN
2 11 (52.38%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) VLAN
3 4 (19.05%) VPN
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security
5 2 (9.52%) OSPF
5 2 (9.52%) BGP
5 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
5 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (9.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (19.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) Architect
1 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support
2 2 (9.52%) Storage Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) DBA
2 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) iPad
3 2 (9.52%) EqualLogic
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Handset
4 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCDST
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCNP
2 2 (9.52%) CCDP
3 1 (4.76%) PMP
3 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
3 9 (42.86%) VMware ESX
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (4.76%) XenApp
6 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
1 5 (23.81%) SCOM
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
2 6 (28.57%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) NetApp
4 2 (9.52%) EMC
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee