The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 18 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 East Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 68 52 34
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 27 35 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.67% 2.71% 3.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.46% 18.92% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 14
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Average hourly rate £22.86 £11.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.78% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -42.37%
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 185 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.17% 14.33% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 88 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.51 £32.30 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -1 15 £400 +23.07% 5
Leicestershire -7 10 £225 -9.09% 3
Derbyshire - 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - - 4
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 31 (67.39%) Windows
1 31 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 14 (30.43%) ITIL
5 12 (26.09%) LAN
5 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (23.91%) VMware
6 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
6 11 (23.91%) Oracle
7 10 (21.74%) MS Office
7 10 (21.74%) WAN
7 10 (21.74%) Windows XP
7 10 (21.74%) Cisco
7 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (17.39%) Logistics
8 8 (17.39%) Ethernet
8 8 (17.39%) Citrix
8 8 (17.39%) .NET
8 8 (17.39%) SQL
9 7 (15.22%) C#
9 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
9 7 (15.22%) MCSE
9 7 (15.22%) ERP
9 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (15.22%) Blackberry
10 6 (13.04%) AS400
10 6 (13.04%) Manufacturing
10 6 (13.04%) Migration
10 6 (13.04%) Siemens

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.52%) Lync
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.74%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) LAN
2 10 (21.74%) WAN
3 8 (17.39%) Ethernet
4 6 (13.04%) Internet
4 6 (13.04%) DNS
4 6 (13.04%) Modbus
5 5 (10.87%) SAN
5 5 (10.87%) VPN
6 4 (8.70%) Firewall
7 3 (6.52%) NetScaler
7 3 (6.52%) Wireless
8 2 (4.35%) Intranet
8 2 (4.35%) DHCP
8 2 (4.35%) FTP
8 2 (4.35%) SMTP
8 2 (4.35%) VoIP
8 2 (4.35%) VLAN
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Support Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Developer
3 9 (19.57%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Support
4 6 (13.04%) Support Technician
4 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Support Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) IT Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) IT Support Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) IT Support Technician
4 6 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.04%) IT Support
5 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.87%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.52%) Swing
4 1 (2.17%) SAP PI
4 1 (2.17%) EDI
4 1 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) EDIFACT
4 1 (2.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Blackberry
2 6 (13.04%) AS400
3 3 (6.52%) Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.17%) NHS
5 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (21.74%) Windows XP
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.70%) Linux
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Logistics
3 7 (15.22%) ERP
4 6 (13.04%) Migration
5 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.70%) Change Management
7 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.52%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.52%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.35%) Network Management
9 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.17%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.52%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) MCSE
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.35%) CCNA
2 2 (4.35%) MCP
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) MCITP
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) vSphere
3 3 (6.52%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) Postfix
4 1 (2.17%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.17%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) VMware
2 11 (23.91%) Oracle
3 10 (21.74%) Cisco
4 8 (17.39%) Citrix
5 6 (13.04%) Siemens
6 3 (6.52%) Altiris
6 3 (6.52%) HP
7 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.17%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.17%) RightFax
8 1 (2.17%) SAP
8 1 (2.17%) Novell
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.17%) Symantec
8 1 (2.17%) Dell
8 1 (2.17%) Capita