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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 87 98 77
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 40 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.50% 1.40% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.31% 11.45% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £176 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.01% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 14
Average hourly rate £14.85 £37.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.40% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £37.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £37.50 £29.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
388 358 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.55% 12.20% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 158 151
Average daily rate £355 £355 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 36 66
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £13.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Cambridgeshire +15 16 £306 - 23
Hertfordshire 0 16 £363 +31.81% 10
Suffolk -5 4 £225 -6.25% 2
Bedfordshire -3 3 £445 - 1
Essex 0 2 £275 -22.53% 3
Norfolk - - - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 53 (59.55%) Windows
2 28 (31.46%) Linux
2 28 (31.46%) Active Directory
3 27 (30.34%) DNS
3 27 (30.34%) Cisco
3 27 (30.34%) VMware
4 26 (29.21%) Microsoft
5 24 (26.97%) LAN
6 23 (25.84%) MS Office
6 23 (25.84%) Firewall
6 23 (25.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (23.60%) Windows 7
7 21 (23.60%) HP
8 18 (20.22%) WAN
9 17 (19.10%) VPN
9 17 (19.10%) UNIX
10 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
10 16 (17.98%) DHCP
10 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (15.73%) Citrix
11 14 (15.73%) Finance
12 13 (14.61%) SQL
12 13 (14.61%) ITIL
13 12 (13.48%) XML
13 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (12.36%) SAN
14 11 (12.36%) XenApp
14 11 (12.36%) F5
15 10 (11.24%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.87%) IIS
3 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (6.74%) Lync
3 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.25%) CICS
6 2 (2.25%) Apache
6 2 (2.25%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 23 (25.84%) MS Office
2 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.49%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (30.34%) DNS
2 24 (26.97%) LAN
3 23 (25.84%) Firewall
4 18 (20.22%) WAN
5 17 (19.10%) VPN
6 16 (17.98%) DHCP
7 11 (12.36%) SAN
8 10 (11.24%) Wireless
9 9 (10.11%) Internet
10 7 (7.87%) VoIP
11 5 (5.62%) SSH
11 5 (5.62%) BIG-IP
11 5 (5.62%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (5.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (4.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (4.49%) Ethernet
13 3 (3.37%) LDAP
13 3 (3.37%) VLAN
13 3 (3.37%) IPsec
13 3 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.25%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (2.25%) DB2
4 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Selenium
2 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.25%) ReSharper
3 2 (2.25%) TestLink
3 2 (2.25%) Robot Framework
3 2 (2.25%) Moq
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) Calabash
4 1 (1.12%) Appium
4 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.12%) FxCop
4 1 (1.12%) StyleCop
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.25%) Local Government
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (15.73%) Analyst
1 14 (15.73%) Support Engineer
1 14 (15.73%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (14.61%) Developer
3 11 (12.36%) Network Engineer
4 9 (10.11%) Desktop Support
4 9 (10.11%) Technical Support
5 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.74%) AWS Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) XML
2 10 (11.24%) Web Services
3 9 (10.11%) JSON
4 6 (6.74%) .NET
5 5 (5.62%) CSS
6 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.49%) HTML
6 4 (4.49%) WCF
6 4 (4.49%) LINQ
6 4 (4.49%) XSL
6 4 (4.49%) XSLT
6 4 (4.49%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.37%) RESTful
7 3 (3.37%) ADO.NET
7 3 (3.37%) SOAP
8 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.25%) NHibernate
8 2 (2.25%) ISPF
8 2 (2.25%) Entity Framework
8 2 (2.25%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.62%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.49%) iPad
3 4 (4.49%) Replication
3 4 (4.49%) Clustering
3 4 (4.49%) PKI
4 3 (3.37%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.37%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.37%) iPhone
4 3 (3.37%) iSeries
5 2 (2.25%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.25%) EMV
5 2 (2.25%) AS400
5 2 (2.25%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.25%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 53 (59.55%) Windows
2 28 (31.46%) Linux
3 23 (25.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (23.60%) Windows 7
5 17 (19.10%) UNIX
6 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (11.24%) Windows XP
8 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (8.99%) Solaris
10 7 (7.87%) Android
11 5 (5.62%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
12 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (3.37%) ThreadX
12 3 (3.37%) OS/400
13 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.25%) zOS
13 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
13 2 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) ITIL
2 10 (11.24%) Project Management
3 9 (10.11%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.74%) Migration
4 6 (6.74%) Software Engineering
4 6 (6.74%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.62%) Scrum
5 5 (5.62%) Information Security
5 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.49%) TDD
6 4 (4.49%) Change Management
6 4 (4.49%) OO
6 4 (4.49%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.49%) Code Coverage
6 4 (4.49%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.49%) BDD
6 4 (4.49%) SIEM
6 4 (4.49%) Automation Testing
7 3 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.61%) SQL
2 9 (10.11%) Python
2 9 (10.11%) Shell Script
3 8 (8.99%) C
4 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.62%) Java
5 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.49%) Perl
6 4 (4.49%) VBScript
6 4 (4.49%) Embedded C
6 4 (4.49%) COBOL
7 3 (3.37%) Lua
7 3 (3.37%) Bourne shell
7 3 (3.37%) C-shell
7 3 (3.37%) C#
7 3 (3.37%) C++
8 2 (2.25%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.25%) REXX
8 2 (2.25%) JCL
9 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.11%) CCNA
3 7 (7.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.62%) MCSE
5 5 (5.62%) Degree
5 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.37%) MCP
6 3 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.25%) CISA
7 2 (2.25%) CISSP
7 2 (2.25%) CCIE
7 2 (2.25%) CCNP
8 1 (1.12%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) SLA
2 5 (5.62%) QA
3 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 28 (31.46%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.36%) XenApp
3 10 (11.24%) vSphere
4 9 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.62%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.49%) Terminal Server
8 3 (3.37%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.37%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.12%) KVM
10 1 (1.12%) Docker
10 1 (1.12%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Puppet
2 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.49%) SCCM
3 3 (3.37%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.25%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.25%) ARCserve
4 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.25%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.12%) Nessus
5 1 (1.12%) Nmap
5 1 (1.12%) Iperf
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) Cisco
1 27 (30.34%) VMware
2 26 (29.21%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.60%) HP
4 14 (15.73%) Citrix
5 11 (12.36%) F5
6 8 (8.99%) Oracle
7 7 (7.87%) Avaya
7 7 (7.87%) Dell
7 7 (7.87%) Apple
8 6 (6.74%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.62%) IBM
9 5 (5.62%) Juniper
9 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.49%) NetApp
10 4 (4.49%) Symantec
11 3 (3.37%) Remedy
11 3 (3.37%) Sophos
11 3 (3.37%) Mapinfo
11 3 (3.37%) Wyse
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