The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 99 131 118
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -13
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 92 86 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.69% 1.33% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.15% 11.48% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 65 55
Average daily rate
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£375 £395 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 - £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.36 - £23.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
TCP/IP
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
757 749 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.90% 11.62% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 520 613
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £237 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £529 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 42
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.59% -54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.65 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 70 (43.75%) Windows
2 57 (35.63%) Cisco
3 56 (35.00%) Firewall
4 51 (31.88%) Finance
4 51 (31.88%) Linux
5 50 (31.25%) DNS
6 49 (30.63%) UNIX
7 43 (26.88%) Active Directory
8 37 (23.13%) Microsoft
9 33 (20.63%) VPN
9 33 (20.63%) DHCP
10 31 (19.38%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (18.75%) ITIL
12 29 (18.13%) SSL
12 29 (18.13%) OSPF
12 29 (18.13%) VMware
13 26 (16.25%) BGP
13 26 (16.25%) LAN
13 26 (16.25%) WAN
14 25 (15.63%) HTTP
15 23 (14.38%) Java
15 23 (14.38%) Banking
16 21 (13.13%) Degree
16 21 (13.13%) Internet
17 20 (12.50%) HP
17 20 (12.50%) MS Office
17 20 (12.50%) Windows 7
18 19 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (11.88%) CCNP
18 19 (11.88%) Juniper

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 12 (7.50%) Apache
2 11 (6.88%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.63%) IIS
3 9 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.50%) JBoss
7 3 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.88%) Jetty
7 3 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.88%) nginx
8 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.25%) Lync
8 2 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (12.50%) MS Office
2 18 (11.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.88%) RMDS
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.88%) PaaS
4 2 (1.25%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (35.00%) Firewall
2 50 (31.25%) DNS
3 33 (20.63%) VPN
3 33 (20.63%) DHCP
4 29 (18.13%) SSL
4 29 (18.13%) OSPF
5 26 (16.25%) BGP
5 26 (16.25%) LAN
5 26 (16.25%) WAN
6 25 (15.63%) HTTP
7 21 (13.13%) Internet
8 19 (11.88%) SAN
9 17 (10.63%) VLAN
10 15 (9.38%) VoIP
11 14 (8.75%) EIGRP
12 13 (8.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (8.13%) Network Security
13 12 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (7.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) MySQL
2 11 (6.88%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.38%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.25%) DB2
7 1 (0.63%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Subversion
1 7 (4.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.88%) Introscope
3 3 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.88%) JIRA
3 3 (1.88%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (0.63%) MSI
5 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.63%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.63%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.63%) Gradle
General
1 51 (31.88%) Finance
2 23 (14.38%) Banking
3 14 (8.75%) Telecoms
4 12 (7.50%) Investment Banking
5 10 (6.25%) Front Office
6 6 (3.75%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.88%) Retail
7 3 (1.88%) Marketing
8 2 (1.25%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.25%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Electronics
9 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 31 (19.38%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.13%) Support Engineer
3 15 (9.38%) Analyst
4 11 (6.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 10 (6.25%) Administrator
5 10 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (5.63%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) Technical Support
7 8 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (5.00%) Consultant
8 7 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Architect
8 7 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Cisco Support
8 7 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.25%) Web Services
2 8 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (4.38%) .NET
4 5 (3.13%) J2EE
4 5 (3.13%) Java EE
5 4 (2.50%) XML
6 3 (1.88%) JSP
6 3 (1.88%) Servlets
6 3 (1.88%) HTML
6 3 (1.88%) WebSockets
7 2 (1.25%) JRules
7 2 (1.25%) Spring
7 2 (1.25%) SOAP
7 2 (1.25%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.25%) Middleware
8 1 (0.63%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.63%) LAMP
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.63%) JMS
8 1 (0.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.88%) Open Source
2 10 (6.25%) iPad
2 10 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.38%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.75%) FlexPod
4 6 (3.75%) PKI
5 5 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.13%) iPhone
6 4 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.50%) Replication
6 4 (2.50%) Clustering
7 3 (1.88%) IVR
7 3 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.25%) Derivative
8 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.25%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 70 (43.75%) Windows
2 51 (31.88%) Linux
3 49 (30.63%) UNIX
4 20 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 19 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (10.00%) Solaris
7 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.88%) Windows 8
9 10 (6.25%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.13%) Windows 2000
10 5 (3.13%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.50%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.25%) Android
12 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.25%) Debian
13 1 (0.63%) NetWare
13 1 (0.63%) zOS
13 1 (0.63%) VMS
13 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.75%) ITIL
2 17 (10.63%) Configuration Management
2 17 (10.63%) Change Management
3 15 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (8.75%) DevOps
5 12 (7.50%) Project Management
5 12 (7.50%) Service Management
6 9 (5.63%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.63%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.75%) Time Management
8 6 (3.75%) Network Design
9 5 (3.13%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.50%) Microservices
10 4 (2.50%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (2.50%) Low Latency
10 4 (2.50%) Multithreading
10 4 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.38%) Java
2 17 (10.63%) SQL
3 11 (6.88%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.25%) Perl
5 8 (5.00%) Python
6 7 (4.38%) C
6 7 (4.38%) Ruby
7 4 (2.50%) Scala
7 4 (2.50%) C++
8 3 (1.88%) C#
8 3 (1.88%) PHP
8 3 (1.88%) Golang
9 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.63%) VBScript
10 1 (0.63%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (19.38%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (13.13%) Degree
3 19 (11.88%) CCNP
4 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (8.13%) CCNA
6 9 (5.63%) MCSE
6 9 (5.63%) CCIE
7 7 (4.38%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.50%) MCSA
10 3 (1.88%) CISSP
10 3 (1.88%) MCP
10 3 (1.88%) MCITP
11 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.25%) MCTS
11 2 (1.25%) CCSE
12 1 (0.63%) CISA
12 1 (0.63%) CCIP
12 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.63%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.63%) SLA
1 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 43 (26.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.00%) vSphere
4 6 (3.75%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.13%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.88%) Xen
6 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.88%) XenApp
7 2 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.25%) Snort
7 2 (1.25%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.63%) NFS
8 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.63%) UAG
8 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (10.00%) Puppet
2 12 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.75%) RANCID
3 6 (3.75%) OpenNMS
4 5 (3.13%) SCCM
4 5 (3.13%) SCOM
4 5 (3.13%) Salt
5 3 (1.88%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.88%) MOM
5 3 (1.88%) CA Wily
5 3 (1.88%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.88%) Ansible
6 2 (1.25%) Iperf
6 2 (1.25%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.25%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 57 (35.63%) Cisco
2 37 (23.13%) Microsoft
3 29 (18.13%) VMware
4 20 (12.50%) HP
5 19 (11.88%) Juniper
6 17 (10.63%) Bloomberg
7 16 (10.00%) F5
8 15 (9.38%) Oracle
9 14 (8.75%) Reuters
10 12 (7.50%) CheckPoint
11 10 (6.25%) Blue Coat
12 9 (5.63%) Citrix
13 8 (5.00%) IBM
13 8 (5.00%) Apple
14 7 (4.38%) NetApp
15 4 (2.50%) Brocade
15 4 (2.50%) Sourcefire
15 4 (2.50%) Avaya
15 4 (2.50%) CA
15 4 (2.50%) Dell
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