The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 124 119 97
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 91 86 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.37% 1.36% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.99% 9.56% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 95
Average daily rate £391 £408 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% -4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £155 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -42.37%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
759 900 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.45% 14.26% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 607 722
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.10 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
TCP/IP
London

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 16 April 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 16 April 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.

1 101 (52.33%) Windows
2 70 (36.27%) Linux
3 65 (33.68%) Firewall
4 59 (30.57%) Active Directory
5 56 (29.02%) WAN
5 56 (29.02%) UNIX
6 55 (28.50%) LAN
6 55 (28.50%) DNS
6 55 (28.50%) Microsoft
7 52 (26.94%) Cisco
8 42 (21.76%) SQL
9 39 (20.21%) ITIL
9 39 (20.21%) VMware
10 37 (19.17%) Finance
11 34 (17.62%) Java
11 34 (17.62%) Citrix
12 33 (17.10%) HTTP
12 33 (17.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (15.54%) MS Exchange
14 29 (15.03%) Cisco Certification
15 27 (13.99%) Oracle
15 27 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 27 (13.99%) Banking
16 26 (13.47%) Windows 7
16 26 (13.47%) SQL Server
16 26 (13.47%) SSL
17 24 (12.44%) SAN
18 23 (11.92%) BGP
19 22 (11.40%) VPN
19 22 (11.40%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 30 (15.54%) MS Exchange
2 22 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.25%) IIS
4 11 (5.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (4.15%) Apache
5 8 (4.15%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.15%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.07%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.55%) nginx
8 3 (1.55%) Node.js
8 3 (1.55%) Lync
8 3 (1.55%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.04%) ColdFusion
9 2 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.52%) Jetty
10 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.25%) MS Office
3 5 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.04%) MS Project
6 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) RMDS
2 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.52%) Eikon
3 1 (0.52%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Office 365
1 2 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (33.68%) Firewall
2 56 (29.02%) WAN
3 55 (28.50%) LAN
3 55 (28.50%) DNS
4 33 (17.10%) HTTP
5 26 (13.47%) SSL
6 24 (12.44%) SAN
7 23 (11.92%) BGP
8 22 (11.40%) VPN
8 22 (11.40%) DHCP
9 19 (9.84%) MPLS
9 19 (9.84%) Internet
10 18 (9.33%) Network Security
11 17 (8.81%) VoIP
11 17 (8.81%) Wireless
12 16 (8.29%) OSPF
13 15 (7.77%) Multicast
14 14 (7.25%) LDAP
14 14 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (6.74%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.66%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.59%) MySQL
4 4 (2.07%) Siebel EIM
4 4 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.07%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.04%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQLite
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (3.63%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.11%) JUnit
2 6 (3.11%) Selenium
2 6 (3.11%) FitNesse
3 5 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (2.07%) Subversion
5 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.04%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.04%) MSI
7 1 (0.52%) Maven
7 1 (0.52%) JIRA
7 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.52%) GDB
7 1 (0.52%) Hudson
7 1 (0.52%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
General
1 37 (19.17%) Finance
2 27 (13.99%) Banking
3 17 (8.81%) Law
4 10 (5.18%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.59%) Front Office
7 4 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.07%) Retail
8 3 (1.55%) Billing
8 3 (1.55%) Legal
8 3 (1.55%) Back Office
9 2 (1.04%) Advertising
9 2 (1.04%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (15.54%) Analyst
2 24 (12.44%) Network Engineer
3 22 (11.40%) Architect
4 18 (9.33%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.25%) Developer
6 12 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.70%) Administrator
8 8 (4.15%) Consultant
8 8 (4.15%) Network Analyst
9 7 (3.63%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.63%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.11%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.11%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.11%) UNIX Administrator
10 6 (3.11%) Senior Network Analyst
11 5 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.74%) HTML
2 12 (6.22%) .NET
3 7 (3.63%) REST
3 7 (3.63%) XML
4 6 (3.11%) CSS
5 5 (2.59%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (2.59%) JSON
6 4 (2.07%) Web Services
6 4 (2.07%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.55%) WPF
7 3 (1.55%) RESTful
7 3 (1.55%) SOAP
8 2 (1.04%) Rendezvous
8 2 (1.04%) Middleware
8 2 (1.04%) HTML5
8 2 (1.04%) Java EE
8 2 (1.04%) Spring
8 2 (1.04%) Ajax
9 1 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.36%) Clustering
2 13 (6.74%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.63%) PKI
4 6 (3.11%) Open Source
4 6 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.59%) e-Health
5 5 (2.59%) iPhone
5 5 (2.59%) iPad
5 5 (2.59%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.07%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.07%) SecurID
6 4 (2.07%) Derivative
7 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.55%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.55%) Wiki
7 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.55%) Equities
7 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 101 (52.33%) Windows
2 70 (36.27%) Linux
3 56 (29.02%) UNIX
4 33 (17.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (13.47%) Windows 7
6 19 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (8.81%) Solaris
8 12 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.70%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.66%) Android
10 9 (4.66%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.11%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (2.07%) Mac OS X
13 4 (2.07%) SUSE
14 2 (1.04%) CentOS
14 2 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.52%) Debian
15 1 (0.52%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.21%) ITIL
2 20 (10.36%) Load Balancing
3 13 (6.74%) Project Management
3 13 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (6.22%) Service Management
4 12 (6.22%) Change Management
5 11 (5.70%) Information Security
5 11 (5.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.66%) Network Management
7 9 (4.66%) Migration
8 8 (4.15%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (4.15%) Test Automation
8 8 (4.15%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.63%) Network Design
9 7 (3.63%) Multithreading
9 7 (3.63%) Change Control
9 7 (3.63%) Regression Testing
9 7 (3.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.76%) SQL
2 34 (17.62%) Java
3 16 (8.29%) Perl
4 11 (5.70%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.66%) Python
5 9 (4.66%) C
6 8 (4.15%) PHP
6 8 (4.15%) VB
7 7 (3.63%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.11%) C#
8 6 (3.11%) C++
8 6 (3.11%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.11%) Ruby
9 4 (2.07%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.55%) VBScript
11 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.04%) sed
12 1 (0.52%) Korn
12 1 (0.52%) Lua
12 1 (0.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (15.03%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (10.36%) CCNP
3 19 (9.84%) Degree
4 16 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.77%) CCNA
6 14 (7.25%) MCSE
7 9 (4.66%) MCSA
8 8 (4.15%) CCIE
8 8 (4.15%) MCP
9 5 (2.59%) Sun Certification
10 4 (2.07%) PMP
10 4 (2.07%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.07%) CISSP
11 3 (1.55%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.04%) CNA
12 2 (1.04%) Novell Certification
12 2 (1.04%) CCDP
12 2 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.04%) GIAC
12 2 (1.04%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.15%) QA
2 4 (2.07%) BS7799
3 3 (1.55%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) JTAG
System Software
1 59 (30.57%) Active Directory
2 27 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.36%) XenApp
4 16 (8.29%) XenDesktop
5 12 (6.22%) vSphere
6 5 (2.59%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.07%) NFS
7 4 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.07%) XenServer
7 4 (2.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (2.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.55%) Xen
8 3 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.52%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.52%) Samba
10 1 (0.52%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 17 (8.81%) SCCM
2 6 (3.11%) Puppet
3 5 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.07%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (2.07%) BladeLogic
4 4 (2.07%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.55%) Nagios
5 3 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.04%) Control-M
6 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.04%) SCOM
6 2 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.52%) Cacti
Vendors
1 55 (28.50%) Microsoft
2 52 (26.94%) Cisco
3 39 (20.21%) VMware
4 34 (17.62%) Citrix
5 27 (13.99%) Oracle
6 18 (9.33%) Juniper
6 18 (9.33%) Red Hat
7 17 (8.81%) NetApp
8 16 (8.29%) F5
9 12 (6.22%) HP
9 12 (6.22%) EMC
10 11 (5.70%) McAfee
10 11 (5.70%) Reuters
10 11 (5.70%) CA
11 10 (5.18%) Bloomberg
12 9 (4.66%) Riverbed
12 9 (4.66%) Symantec
12 9 (4.66%) CheckPoint
13 8 (4.15%) Sun
14 7 (3.63%) JBoss
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