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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 120 99 102
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 71 107 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.40% 1.78% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.63% 15.11% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 67 50
Average daily rate
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£375 £390 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +13.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 17
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.33 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £18.70 £166.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -26.82%
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
668 708 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.18% 11.77% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 456 529
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 46
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -13.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 81 (42.63%) Windows
2 78 (41.05%) Firewall
3 66 (34.74%) Cisco
4 50 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (25.79%) Finance
6 46 (24.21%) UNIX
7 45 (23.68%) VPN
7 45 (23.68%) BGP
8 43 (22.63%) OSPF
8 43 (22.63%) DNS
8 43 (22.63%) Active Directory
9 42 (22.11%) Linux
10 38 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 38 (20.00%) CCNP
11 36 (18.95%) Banking
12 33 (17.37%) WAN
13 30 (15.79%) Juniper
14 29 (15.26%) HSRP
15 28 (14.74%) Network Security
15 28 (14.74%) DHCP
16 27 (14.21%) LAN
16 27 (14.21%) F5
17 26 (13.68%) SQL
18 25 (13.16%) ITIL
18 25 (13.16%) EIGRP
19 24 (12.63%) VRRP
19 24 (12.63%) MS Office
20 23 (12.11%) Change Management
20 23 (12.11%) VMware
20 23 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.79%) IIS
3 10 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.68%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.58%) Apache
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.05%) nginx
9 2 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.05%) Node.js
9 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.05%) JBoss
9 2 (1.05%) CICS
9 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (12.63%) MS Office
2 9 (4.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.58%) RMDS
2 1 (0.53%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 78 (41.05%) Firewall
2 45 (23.68%) VPN
2 45 (23.68%) BGP
3 43 (22.63%) OSPF
3 43 (22.63%) DNS
4 33 (17.37%) WAN
5 29 (15.26%) HSRP
6 28 (14.74%) Network Security
6 28 (14.74%) DHCP
7 27 (14.21%) LAN
8 25 (13.16%) EIGRP
9 24 (12.63%) VRRP
10 22 (11.58%) SSL
10 22 (11.58%) Internet
11 21 (11.05%) HTTP
11 21 (11.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (10.53%) DMVPN
12 20 (10.53%) SNMP
13 18 (9.47%) SAN
13 18 (9.47%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.68%) SQL Server
1 7 (3.68%) MySQL
2 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.05%) MarkLogic
3 2 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.53%) DB2
4 1 (0.53%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Maven
2 4 (2.11%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.58%) Subversion
4 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.05%) JIRA
5 1 (0.53%) Gradle
5 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (25.79%) Finance
2 36 (18.95%) Banking
3 12 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.21%) Retail
4 8 (4.21%) Front Office
5 6 (3.16%) Marketing
5 6 (3.16%) Spanish Language
5 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.16%) Legal
6 4 (2.11%) International Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Advertising
7 2 (1.05%) Games
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (18.95%) Network Engineer
2 30 (15.79%) Analyst
3 23 (12.11%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.95%) Security Engineer
5 15 (7.89%) Developer
5 15 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (6.84%) Administrator
7 12 (6.32%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 12 (6.32%) Cisco Support
7 12 (6.32%) Consultant
8 11 (5.79%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.21%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.21%) Information Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Technical Support
11 7 (3.68%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Technical Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.26%) Web Services
2 8 (4.21%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (3.68%) .NET
4 5 (2.63%) XML
5 4 (2.11%) HTML
5 4 (2.11%) LAMP
6 3 (1.58%) J2EE
7 2 (1.05%) OSGi
7 2 (1.05%) HTML5
7 2 (1.05%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.05%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.05%) Lucene
7 2 (1.05%) Spring
7 2 (1.05%) JRules
7 2 (1.05%) JSON
7 2 (1.05%) jQuery
7 2 (1.05%) JMS
7 2 (1.05%) SOAP
7 2 (1.05%) XSLT
7 2 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (6.32%) FlexPod
2 10 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (3.68%) PKI
3 7 (3.68%) iPhone
3 7 (3.68%) iPad
4 5 (2.63%) AS400
4 5 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (2.63%) Open Source
5 4 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.11%) Replication
6 3 (1.58%) Clustering
6 3 (1.58%) Spread Betting
6 3 (1.58%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.58%) VWAP
6 3 (1.58%) Derivative
6 3 (1.58%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 81 (42.63%) Windows
2 46 (24.21%) UNIX
3 42 (22.11%) Linux
4 23 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (12.11%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.79%) Solaris
6 7 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.68%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.11%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.11%) Android
7 4 (2.11%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.58%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.58%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.05%) zOS
9 2 (1.05%) SUSE
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.16%) ITIL
2 23 (12.11%) Change Management
3 13 (6.84%) E-Commerce
3 13 (6.84%) Mentoring
4 12 (6.32%) Service Management
4 12 (6.32%) Risk Management
5 11 (5.79%) Project Management
5 11 (5.79%) Information Security
5 11 (5.79%) Network Design
5 11 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.26%) Low Latency
6 10 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.74%) Configuration Management
7 9 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (4.21%) DevOps
8 8 (4.21%) TDD
9 7 (3.68%) Investment Management
9 7 (3.68%) Asset Management
9 7 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.68%) SQL
2 20 (10.53%) Java
3 17 (8.95%) Perl
4 10 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.21%) C++
6 5 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.63%) RPG
6 5 (2.63%) RPG IV
7 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.58%) PHP
8 3 (1.58%) C
8 3 (1.58%) C#
8 3 (1.58%) Python
9 2 (1.05%) Ruby
10 1 (0.53%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.53%) VBA
10 1 (0.53%) Groovy
10 1 (0.53%) Scala
10 1 (0.53%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 50 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (20.00%) CCNP
3 18 (9.47%) CCIE
4 17 (8.95%) CCNA
4 17 (8.95%) Degree
5 16 (8.42%) CISSP
6 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (6.32%) GIAC
8 11 (5.79%) GCIA
9 9 (4.74%) Network+ Certification
9 9 (4.74%) Security Cleared
10 7 (3.68%) CNA
10 7 (3.68%) Novell Certification
10 7 (3.68%) MCSE
11 5 (2.63%) CCSE
12 4 (2.11%) MCITP
12 4 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.58%) RHCE
13 3 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.58%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (22.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.74%) ProxySG
4 8 (4.21%) XenApp
5 5 (2.63%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.11%) vSphere
7 3 (1.58%) NFS
7 3 (1.58%) UAG
8 2 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.05%) Snort
8 2 (1.05%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.53%) Xen
9 1 (0.53%) XenServer
9 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (6.32%) OpenNMS
1 12 (6.32%) RANCID
2 9 (4.74%) Puppet
3 6 (3.16%) SCCM
4 4 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (2.11%) SCOM
5 3 (1.58%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.58%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.58%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (1.58%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.53%) Control-M
6 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.53%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 66 (34.74%) Cisco
2 38 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 30 (15.79%) Juniper
4 27 (14.21%) F5
5 23 (12.11%) VMware
6 20 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 17 (8.95%) Blue Coat
8 14 (7.37%) HP
9 11 (5.79%) Bloomberg
10 10 (5.26%) Citrix
11 9 (4.74%) Reuters
12 7 (3.68%) Sourcefire
13 6 (3.16%) Oracle
13 6 (3.16%) Apple
13 6 (3.16%) IBM
14 5 (2.63%) Symantec
14 5 (2.63%) Sun
15 4 (2.11%) Riverbed
15 4 (2.11%) Fidessa
15 4 (2.11%) NetApp
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