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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank - 28 18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 0 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 3.70% 5.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 28.00% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +49.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+76.66% -28.57%
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
21 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.50% 13.23% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
Average daily rate £382 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.23% +49.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Local Government
5 1 (20.00%) MCDST
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Handset
2 1 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCDST
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Dell