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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 113 100 109
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 87 113 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.56% 1.70% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 14.69% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 70 58
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £564 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 16
Average hourly rate £19.88 £14.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.96% -28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.18 £12.21 £14.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £17.80 £167.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £15.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.72% -20.37%
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
725 769 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.56% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 491 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 78 (39.20%) Firewall
2 77 (38.69%) Windows
3 62 (31.16%) Cisco
4 48 (24.12%) Finance
4 48 (24.12%) BGP
5 47 (23.62%) VPN
5 47 (23.62%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (22.11%) Linux
6 44 (22.11%) UNIX
6 44 (22.11%) OSPF
7 42 (21.11%) DNS
7 42 (21.11%) Active Directory
8 38 (19.10%) Banking
9 37 (18.59%) CCNP
10 36 (18.09%) Microsoft
11 35 (17.59%) WAN
12 32 (16.08%) Network Security
13 31 (15.58%) HSRP
13 31 (15.58%) Juniper
14 29 (14.57%) LAN
15 28 (14.07%) F5
16 27 (13.57%) ITIL
16 27 (13.57%) SQL
16 27 (13.57%) DHCP
17 26 (13.07%) Java
17 26 (13.07%) MS Office
18 25 (12.56%) HTTP
18 25 (12.56%) Windows 7
19 24 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
19 24 (12.06%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (9.55%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.53%) IIS
4 6 (3.02%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.01%) Apache
6 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.01%) Node.js
8 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.01%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.01%) JBoss
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.01%) CICS
8 2 (1.01%) nginx
8 2 (1.01%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 26 (13.07%) MS Office
2 11 (5.53%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.01%) RMDS
3 1 (0.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Office 365
3 1 (0.50%) IaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 78 (39.20%) Firewall
2 48 (24.12%) BGP
3 47 (23.62%) VPN
4 44 (22.11%) OSPF
5 42 (21.11%) DNS
6 35 (17.59%) WAN
7 32 (16.08%) Network Security
8 31 (15.58%) HSRP
9 29 (14.57%) LAN
10 27 (13.57%) DHCP
11 25 (12.56%) HTTP
12 23 (11.56%) EIGRP
12 23 (11.56%) VRRP
13 21 (10.55%) Internet
14 20 (10.05%) DMVPN
14 20 (10.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (9.55%) SNMP
15 19 (9.55%) SSL
16 17 (8.54%) SAN
16 17 (8.54%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.51%) MySQL
3 4 (2.01%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.01%) Redis
5 2 (1.01%) Big Data
5 2 (1.01%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.50%) DB2
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Maven
2 6 (3.02%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.51%) Subversion
4 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.01%) JIRA
4 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.50%) Gradle
General
1 48 (24.12%) Finance
2 38 (19.10%) Banking
3 15 (7.54%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.03%) Retail
5 8 (4.02%) Front Office
6 7 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.02%) Legal
7 6 (3.02%) Marketing
7 6 (3.02%) Spanish Language
8 4 (2.01%) International Banking
9 2 (1.01%) Advertising
9 2 (1.01%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 33 (16.58%) Network Engineer
2 32 (16.08%) Analyst
3 26 (13.07%) Developer
4 22 (11.06%) Support Engineer
5 20 (10.05%) Security Engineer
6 16 (8.04%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (7.54%) Administrator
8 14 (7.04%) Java Developer
9 12 (6.03%) Consultant
9 12 (6.03%) Cisco Support
9 12 (6.03%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 11 (5.53%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (5.53%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (5.53%) Security Analyst
11 8 (4.02%) Information Analyst
11 8 (4.02%) Senior Security Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Information Security Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) Technical Support
13 6 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 5 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.03%) Web Services
2 9 (4.52%) XML
3 7 (3.52%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (3.02%) .NET
5 5 (2.51%) HTML
6 4 (2.01%) jQuery
6 4 (2.01%) Middleware
6 4 (2.01%) JSON
7 3 (1.51%) HTML5
7 3 (1.51%) REST
7 3 (1.51%) LAMP
7 3 (1.51%) J2EE
7 3 (1.51%) CSS
8 2 (1.01%) XSLT
8 2 (1.01%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.01%) JRules
8 2 (1.01%) Lucene
8 2 (1.01%) Spring
8 2 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (6.03%) FlexPod
4 9 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.52%) iPhone
5 8 (4.02%) iPad
5 8 (4.02%) Mathematics
5 8 (4.02%) Blackberry
5 8 (4.02%) PKI
6 7 (3.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (3.02%) VWAP
7 6 (3.02%) TWAP
7 6 (3.02%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.51%) AS400
9 4 (2.01%) Replication
9 4 (2.01%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.01%) Open Source
9 4 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.51%) Spread Betting
10 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 77 (38.69%) Windows
2 44 (22.11%) Linux
2 44 (22.11%) UNIX
3 25 (12.56%) Windows 7
4 24 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.52%) Solaris
6 7 (3.52%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.01%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.01%) Android
10 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.51%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.51%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.01%) zOS
11 2 (1.01%) SUSE
11 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.57%) ITIL
2 23 (11.56%) Change Management
3 17 (8.54%) E-Commerce
3 17 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (7.54%) Low Latency
5 14 (7.04%) Risk Management
5 14 (7.04%) Mentoring
6 11 (5.53%) Project Management
6 11 (5.53%) TDD
6 11 (5.53%) Information Security
7 10 (5.03%) Service Management
7 10 (5.03%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.03%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (4.52%) Multithreading
8 9 (4.52%) Network Design
8 9 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.02%) Asset Management
9 8 (4.02%) BDD
10 7 (3.52%) WAN Optimisation
10 7 (3.52%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.57%) SQL
2 26 (13.07%) Java
3 17 (8.54%) Perl
4 11 (5.53%) C++
5 10 (5.03%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.52%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.52%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.51%) RPG
7 5 (2.51%) RPG IV
8 4 (2.01%) PHP
8 4 (2.01%) Ruby
9 3 (1.51%) Python
9 3 (1.51%) C
10 2 (1.01%) C#
10 2 (1.01%) PHP5
10 2 (1.01%) Scala
11 1 (0.50%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.50%) Golang
11 1 (0.50%) Groovy
11 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 47 (23.62%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (18.59%) CCNP
3 18 (9.05%) CCIE
4 16 (8.04%) CCNA
4 16 (8.04%) CISSP
4 16 (8.04%) Degree
5 12 (6.03%) GIAC
5 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (5.53%) GCIA
7 10 (5.03%) Security Cleared
8 9 (4.52%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (3.52%) CNA
9 7 (3.52%) Novell Certification
9 7 (3.52%) MCSE
10 5 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.51%) CCSE
11 4 (2.01%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.01%) MCITP
12 3 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.51%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.01%) SLA
3 3 (1.51%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (21.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.03%) XenApp
4 9 (4.52%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.51%) vSphere
6 4 (2.01%) Snort
6 4 (2.01%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.51%) NFS
7 3 (1.51%) UAG
8 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.01%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.50%) vCloud
9 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.50%) Xen
9 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (6.03%) OpenNMS
1 12 (6.03%) RANCID
2 7 (3.52%) Puppet
3 6 (3.02%) SCCM
4 4 (2.01%) SCOM
4 4 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.51%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.51%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.51%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (1.51%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.01%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.50%) Ansible
7 1 (0.50%) Salt
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.50%) Control-M
7 1 (0.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 62 (31.16%) Cisco
2 36 (18.09%) Microsoft
3 31 (15.58%) Juniper
4 28 (14.07%) F5
5 24 (12.06%) VMware
6 23 (11.56%) CheckPoint
7 20 (10.05%) Blue Coat
8 13 (6.53%) HP
9 12 (6.03%) Citrix
10 9 (4.52%) Sourcefire
11 7 (3.52%) Bloomberg
11 7 (3.52%) IBM
12 6 (3.02%) Apple
13 5 (2.51%) Oracle
13 5 (2.51%) Reuters
14 4 (2.01%) Sun
14 4 (2.01%) NetApp
14 4 (2.01%) Symantec
14 4 (2.01%) Sophos
15 3 (1.51%) CA
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