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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 27 34 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.63% 2.44% 4.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 20.83% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 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 £323
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -21.42%
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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
26 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.25% 11.71% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 3
Average daily rate £388 £363 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +27.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -42.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) NAS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) VCP4
4 1 (25.00%) iPad
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Jython
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Local Government
4 1 (25.00%) MCDST
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) CMDB
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) Dell

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) CMDB
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCDST
1 1 (25.00%) VCP4
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Sun