The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 of England 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 68 83 59
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 81 35 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.67% 1.46% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.06% 8.91% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 9 39
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -34.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £169 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £355 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 5
Average hourly rate £11.25 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.09 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £26.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.34
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.85%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
425 393 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.02% 16.42% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 154 240
Average daily rate £313 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
TCP/IP
England

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 29 July 2014.

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
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 29 July 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
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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
Cambridgeshire +6 23 £168 -10.66% 22
Suffolk - 22 £375 - 4
Hertfordshire -1 16 £263 -19.23% 13
Bedfordshire -11 14 £300 - 7
Essex -7 6 £208 -36.15% 2
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 93 (68.38%) Windows
2 63 (46.32%) Microsoft
3 55 (40.44%) DNS
4 45 (33.09%) Linux
5 44 (32.35%) Active Directory
6 40 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (27.94%) Windows 7
8 33 (24.26%) VPN
9 32 (23.53%) LAN
10 31 (22.79%) MS Exchange
10 31 (22.79%) Firewall
11 28 (20.59%) SAN
12 27 (19.85%) XML
12 27 (19.85%) SQL
13 26 (19.12%) WAN
13 26 (19.12%) Cisco
14 25 (18.38%) DHCP
14 25 (18.38%) UNIX
14 25 (18.38%) MS Office
15 23 (16.91%) MS Excel
15 23 (16.91%) VMware
15 23 (16.91%) PowerShell
16 22 (16.18%) Shell Script
17 21 (15.44%) JSON
17 21 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2010
18 19 (13.97%) Load Balancing
19 18 (13.24%) HP
20 17 (12.50%) Windows 8
20 17 (12.50%) DevOps
21 16 (11.76%) Opscode Chef

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 31 (22.79%) MS Exchange
2 21 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (7.35%) Lync
3 10 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (6.62%) IIS
5 8 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.74%) Apache
9 1 (0.74%) CICS
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (18.38%) MS Office
2 23 (16.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.94%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (40.44%) DNS
2 33 (24.26%) VPN
3 32 (23.53%) LAN
4 31 (22.79%) Firewall
5 28 (20.59%) SAN
6 26 (19.12%) WAN
7 25 (18.38%) DHCP
8 16 (11.76%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (7.35%) Network Security
10 9 (6.62%) NetScaler
11 7 (5.15%) HTTP
11 7 (5.15%) IPsec
12 6 (4.41%) VLAN
12 6 (4.41%) Wireless
12 6 (4.41%) iSCSI
13 5 (3.68%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (3.68%) SSH
13 5 (3.68%) Ethernet
14 4 (2.94%) OSPF
14 4 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.03%) NoSQL
2 13 (9.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.47%) DB2
5 2 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.47%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.41%) JIRA
3 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.94%) FxCop
4 4 (2.94%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.74%) Moq
5 1 (0.74%) GDB
5 1 (0.74%) dotTrace
5 1 (0.74%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
General
1 16 (11.76%) Finance
2 13 (9.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.94%) Retail
4 3 (2.21%) Legal
4 3 (2.21%) Electronics
5 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (20.59%) Developer
1 28 (20.59%) Support Engineer
2 20 (14.71%) Analyst
3 18 (13.24%) Network Engineer
4 15 (11.03%) Server Engineer
5 14 (10.29%) Software Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (7.35%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.62%) Technical Support
9 8 (5.88%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Security Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Citrix Server Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.41%) Web Developer
11 6 (4.41%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.85%) XML
2 21 (15.44%) JSON
3 15 (11.03%) Web Services
4 8 (5.88%) .NET
5 6 (4.41%) XSL
5 6 (4.41%) XSLT
5 6 (4.41%) CSS
5 6 (4.41%) Twisted
6 5 (3.68%) WCF
6 5 (3.68%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.94%) POCO
7 4 (2.94%) LINQ
7 4 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.21%) Flash
8 3 (2.21%) Middleware
9 2 (1.47%) HTML
10 1 (0.74%) WinForms
10 1 (0.74%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.74%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.03%) Replication
2 10 (7.35%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (5.15%) PKI
3 7 (5.15%) Smartphone
4 6 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.41%) Device Driver
4 6 (4.41%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.68%) Open Source
6 3 (2.21%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.21%) iPhone
6 3 (2.21%) DTV
6 3 (2.21%) Interactive TV
6 3 (2.21%) MPEG
6 3 (2.21%) IPTV
7 2 (1.47%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.47%) Clustering
7 2 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 93 (68.38%) Windows
2 45 (33.09%) Linux
3 40 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (27.94%) Windows 7
5 25 (18.38%) UNIX
6 17 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 16 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (5.15%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.41%) Ubuntu
11 5 (3.68%) Solaris
12 4 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.47%) MVS
13 2 (1.47%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.74%) Android
14 1 (0.74%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.97%) Load Balancing
2 17 (12.50%) DevOps
3 16 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 14 (10.29%) ITIL
5 13 (9.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 8 (5.88%) Network Management
7 5 (3.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (3.68%) Test Strategy
7 5 (3.68%) Project Management
7 5 (3.68%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.68%) OO
7 5 (3.68%) Scrum
8 4 (2.94%) Code Coverage
8 4 (2.94%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.21%) DRM
9 3 (2.21%) OOP
9 3 (2.21%) Capacity Management
9 3 (2.21%) Time Management
10 2 (1.47%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.85%) SQL
2 23 (16.91%) PowerShell
3 22 (16.18%) Shell Script
4 15 (11.03%) C
5 13 (9.56%) Java
6 10 (7.35%) Python
7 6 (4.41%) VBScript
8 5 (3.68%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.94%) VB
10 3 (2.21%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.21%) C#
11 2 (1.47%) C++
11 2 (1.47%) Perl
11 2 (1.47%) PHP
11 2 (1.47%) VB6
11 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.74%) Ruby
12 1 (0.74%) Erlang
12 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.74%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 10 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.15%) Sun Certification
2 7 (5.15%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) Degree
3 6 (4.41%) MCSE
3 6 (4.41%) CCNA
3 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.41%) CCSE
4 4 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.94%) CCNP
5 3 (2.21%) CCSA
5 3 (2.21%) MCITP
6 2 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.74%) MCTS
7 1 (0.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.74%) CCDP
7 1 (0.74%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.74%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) SLA
2 7 (5.15%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) JTAG
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.15%) Terminal Services
4 6 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.41%) KVM
5 5 (3.68%) Docker
6 3 (2.21%) NFS
7 2 (1.47%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.47%) vSphere
8 1 (0.74%) VMFS
8 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.74%) XenApp
8 1 (0.74%) XenServer
8 1 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (11.03%) Puppet
3 6 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.68%) SCCM
5 4 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.21%) ARCserve
6 3 (2.21%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.47%) SCOM
7 2 (1.47%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.47%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 63 (46.32%) Microsoft
2 26 (19.12%) Cisco
3 23 (16.91%) VMware
4 18 (13.24%) HP
5 13 (9.56%) Citrix
6 8 (5.88%) Avaya
6 8 (5.88%) Oracle
7 6 (4.41%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.68%) Polycom
8 5 (3.68%) F5
8 5 (3.68%) Splunk
8 5 (3.68%) Intel
8 5 (3.68%) CA
9 4 (2.94%) Symantec
10 3 (2.21%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.21%) NetApp
10 3 (2.21%) EMC
10 3 (2.21%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.47%) Cognos
11 2 (1.47%) IBM
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