The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 81 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 56 68 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.98% 2.33% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.33% 16.23% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 17
Average daily rate
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£338 £208 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.65% -20.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £344 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
Average hourly rate £14.85 £32.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.30% +71.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -10.93%
TCP/IP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
542 419 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.19% 14.34% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 202 139
Average daily rate £313 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 73
Average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -2 23 £360 +89.47% 18
Cambridgeshire +1 18 £339 +2.65% 15
Essex -2 12 £275 +18.91% 4
Bedfordshire +1 3 £288 -8.00% 7
Suffolk -3 1 £200 -4.76% 1
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 41 (46.07%) Windows
2 33 (37.08%) VMware
3 30 (33.71%) DNS
3 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
4 29 (32.58%) Cisco
4 29 (32.58%) Linux
5 24 (26.97%) Firewall
6 23 (25.84%) HP
7 19 (21.35%) Citrix
7 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (21.35%) DHCP
7 19 (21.35%) LAN
7 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (20.22%) MS Exchange
8 18 (20.22%) UNIX
8 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
9 17 (19.10%) MS Office
9 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (15.73%) XenApp
10 14 (15.73%) ITIL
10 14 (15.73%) WAN
10 14 (15.73%) Project Management
10 14 (15.73%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (14.61%) VPN
11 13 (14.61%) Java
11 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
12 12 (13.48%) Windows XP
12 12 (13.48%) vSphere
13 11 (12.36%) Windows 7
13 11 (12.36%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 18 (20.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (7.87%) IIS
3 7 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.37%) Apache
6 2 (2.25%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.25%) Lync
6 2 (2.25%) CICS
6 2 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.12%) Node.js
7 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (19.10%) MS Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) Office 365
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (33.71%) DNS
2 24 (26.97%) Firewall
3 19 (21.35%) LAN
3 19 (21.35%) DHCP
4 14 (15.73%) WAN
5 13 (14.61%) VPN
6 10 (11.24%) HTTP
6 10 (11.24%) SAN
6 10 (11.24%) Internet
7 9 (10.11%) Wireless
8 8 (8.99%) VoIP
9 6 (6.74%) SSL
10 5 (5.62%) Ethernet
10 5 (5.62%) SSH
10 5 (5.62%) BGP
10 5 (5.62%) BIG-IP
10 5 (5.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (4.49%) HSRP
11 4 (4.49%) VRRP
11 4 (4.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.25%) DB2
3 2 (2.25%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.74%) Subversion
2 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.49%) Selenium
4 2 (2.25%) TestLink
4 2 (2.25%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.12%) Calabash
5 1 (1.12%) Appium
5 1 (1.12%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.62%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (13.48%) Analyst
1 12 (13.48%) Support Engineer
1 12 (13.48%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (11.24%) Desktop Support
2 10 (11.24%) Developer
3 9 (10.11%) Network Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Administrator
4 7 (7.87%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.87%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) Middleware
2 7 (7.87%) JSON
2 7 (7.87%) REST
3 5 (5.62%) Web Services
3 5 (5.62%) XML
4 4 (4.49%) HTML
4 4 (4.49%) CSS
5 3 (3.37%) SOAP
5 3 (3.37%) RESTful
5 3 (3.37%) HTML5
5 3 (3.37%) Ajax
5 3 (3.37%) CSS3
5 3 (3.37%) J2EE
6 2 (2.25%) Play Framework
6 2 (2.25%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.25%) ISPF
6 2 (2.25%) Java EE
6 2 (2.25%) Django
6 2 (2.25%) Struts
6 2 (2.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.74%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.62%) AS400
5 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.49%) Clustering
5 4 (4.49%) PKI
5 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.49%) LPAR
6 3 (3.37%) iPad
6 3 (3.37%) iPhone
7 2 (2.25%) iSeries
7 2 (2.25%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.25%) Tandem
7 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.25%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.12%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 41 (46.07%) Windows
2 29 (32.58%) Linux
3 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (20.22%) UNIX
5 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (13.48%) Windows XP
7 11 (12.36%) Windows 7
8 10 (11.24%) Android
9 8 (8.99%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (8.99%) Mac OS X
9 8 (8.99%) Solaris
10 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (6.74%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.37%) ThreadX
11 3 (3.37%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (3.37%) OS/400
12 2 (2.25%) zOS
12 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.73%) ITIL
1 14 (15.73%) Project Management
2 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
3 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
4 9 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.87%) Scrum
6 6 (6.74%) SOA
6 6 (6.74%) TDD
6 6 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (6.74%) Kanban
6 6 (6.74%) High Availability
6 6 (6.74%) User Stories
6 6 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.62%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.62%) Coaching
7 5 (5.62%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.62%) Change Management
8 4 (4.49%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.61%) Java
2 11 (12.36%) SQL
3 10 (11.24%) C
4 6 (6.74%) C++
4 6 (6.74%) Python
5 5 (5.62%) Perl
6 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.49%) Embedded C
6 4 (4.49%) COBOL
7 3 (3.37%) Lua
7 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.37%) Bourne shell
7 3 (3.37%) C-shell
8 2 (2.25%) JCL
8 2 (2.25%) Ruby
8 2 (2.25%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.25%) REXX
8 2 (2.25%) Scala
8 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.12%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (12.36%) CCNA
3 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (7.87%) MCSE
5 5 (5.62%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (3.37%) CCNP
6 3 (3.37%) MCP
7 2 (2.25%) CCIE
7 2 (2.25%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) RHCE
8 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.12%) MOS
8 1 (1.12%) MCSA
8 1 (1.12%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.37%) QA
3 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.73%) XenApp
3 12 (13.48%) vSphere
4 9 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (7.87%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.49%) Terminal Server
7 3 (3.37%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.37%) Firmware
7 3 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.37%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.12%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.12%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) Puppet
1 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.62%) SCCM
3 4 (4.49%) SCOM
4 3 (3.37%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.25%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.25%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.25%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.12%) Nessus
6 1 (1.12%) Nmap
6 1 (1.12%) WSUS
6 1 (1.12%) Iperf
Vendors
1 33 (37.08%) VMware
2 29 (32.58%) Cisco
3 23 (25.84%) HP
4 19 (21.35%) Citrix
5 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
6 11 (12.36%) Dell
6 11 (12.36%) Oracle
7 10 (11.24%) Apple
8 8 (8.99%) F5
9 7 (7.87%) IBM
10 6 (6.74%) Red Hat
11 5 (5.62%) Juniper
11 5 (5.62%) CheckPoint
11 5 (5.62%) Symantec
12 4 (4.49%) Wyse
12 4 (4.49%) Brocade
12 4 (4.49%) NetApp
13 3 (3.37%) Adobe
13 3 (3.37%) Sun
13 3 (3.37%) SAP
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