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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 87 68 91
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +23
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 58 83 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.86% 2.64% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.28% 17.62% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 5
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£308 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £120 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 16
Average hourly rate £9.50 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £13.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £18.48 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% +8.72%
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
514 471 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.46% 14.97% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 246 136
Average daily rate £335 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £435 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 70 44
Average hourly rate £21.53 £25.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Essex +7 18 £300 -22.58% 4
Cambridgeshire -15 15 £269 +14.36% 34
Hertfordshire +4 14 £338 -12.62% 17
Norfolk - 5 £463 - 1
Bedfordshire +4 4 £500 +66.66% 2
Suffolk -12 1 £275 -26.66% 2
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (36.94%) Windows
2 38 (34.23%) DNS
3 35 (31.53%) Linux
3 35 (31.53%) Firewall
4 30 (27.03%) Cisco
5 29 (26.13%) Active Directory
6 27 (24.32%) VMware
7 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
8 22 (19.82%) UNIX
9 21 (18.92%) Citrix
9 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (18.02%) Java
11 19 (17.12%) ITIL
11 19 (17.12%) LAN
11 19 (17.12%) HP
11 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (16.22%) WAN
12 18 (16.22%) DHCP
12 18 (16.22%) Subversion
12 18 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (15.32%) Middleware
13 17 (15.32%) HTTP
14 16 (14.41%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (14.41%) Mac OS X
14 16 (14.41%) Puppet
15 15 (13.51%) Git (software)
15 15 (13.51%) Scrum
15 15 (13.51%) MS Exchange
16 14 (12.61%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.11%) IIS
3 7 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (5.41%) Lync
5 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.60%) Apache
5 4 (3.60%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.70%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (11.71%) MS Office
2 6 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.90%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.60%) Office 365
4 3 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 38 (34.23%) DNS
2 35 (31.53%) Firewall
3 19 (17.12%) LAN
4 18 (16.22%) WAN
4 18 (16.22%) DHCP
5 17 (15.32%) HTTP
6 12 (10.81%) SSL
7 11 (9.91%) SAN
7 11 (9.91%) VPN
8 10 (9.01%) Internet
9 9 (8.11%) Wireless
9 9 (8.11%) LDAP
10 8 (7.21%) BGP
11 7 (6.31%) OSPF
11 7 (6.31%) VoIP
12 6 (5.41%) WLAN
12 6 (5.41%) Ethernet
12 6 (5.41%) VRRP
12 6 (5.41%) HSRP
13 5 (4.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.91%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (16.22%) Subversion
2 15 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 13 (11.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.80%) Build Forge
4 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.80%) Selenium
4 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.90%) JIRA
5 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.90%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.90%) GCC
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.70%) Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (14.41%) Developer
2 13 (11.71%) Java Developer
3 11 (9.91%) Network Engineer
4 10 (9.01%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (9.01%) Administrator
5 8 (7.21%) Desktop Support
6 7 (6.31%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (5.41%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (5.41%) Security Manager
8 5 (4.50%) IT Security Manager
8 5 (4.50%) Lead Java Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Lead Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.60%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Support Technician
9 4 (3.60%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.32%) Middleware
2 14 (12.61%) REST
3 6 (5.41%) Ajax
3 6 (5.41%) HTML
4 5 (4.50%) J2EE
4 5 (4.50%) Web Services
5 4 (3.60%) Twisted
6 3 (2.70%) CSS3
6 3 (2.70%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.70%) JSON
6 3 (2.70%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 3 (2.70%) HTML5
6 3 (2.70%) .NET
6 3 (2.70%) CSS
6 3 (2.70%) SOAP
7 2 (1.80%) Struts
7 2 (1.80%) Servlets
7 2 (1.80%) XML
7 2 (1.80%) JMS
7 2 (1.80%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Video Conferencing
1 13 (11.71%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.60%) AS400
3 4 (3.60%) Clustering
3 4 (3.60%) LPAR
4 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.70%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.70%) PKI
4 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.80%) IVR
6 1 (0.90%) STB
6 1 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.90%) Handset
6 1 (0.90%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.90%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) MPEG
6 1 (0.90%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.94%) Windows
2 35 (31.53%) Linux
3 22 (19.82%) UNIX
4 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (14.41%) Mac OS X
8 12 (10.81%) Android
9 11 (9.91%) Windows XP
10 8 (7.21%) Windows 7
11 7 (6.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (5.41%) Solaris
13 3 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.80%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.80%) OS/400
15 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.90%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.12%) ITIL
2 18 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (13.51%) Scrum
4 14 (12.61%) TDD
4 14 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (12.61%) Kanban
5 13 (11.71%) Load Balancing
6 12 (10.81%) User Stories
6 12 (10.81%) SOA
7 10 (9.01%) Project Management
8 9 (8.11%) Software Engineering
8 9 (8.11%) High Availability
9 6 (5.41%) Information Security
10 5 (4.50%) Migration
10 5 (4.50%) Security Management
10 5 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.50%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.50%) Coaching
10 5 (4.50%) Security Architecture
11 4 (3.60%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) Java
2 13 (11.71%) SQL
3 10 (9.01%) Perl
4 9 (8.11%) Python
5 8 (7.21%) Shell Script
5 8 (7.21%) C++
6 7 (6.31%) C
7 5 (4.50%) Bourne shell
7 5 (4.50%) C-shell
8 2 (1.80%) Scala
8 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.80%) Ruby
9 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.90%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.90%) VB6
9 1 (0.90%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.90%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.90%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.90%) VB
9 1 (0.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (14.41%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (11.71%) CCNA
3 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (8.11%) MCSE
5 5 (4.50%) CCNP
5 5 (4.50%) Degree
5 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.50%) ISACA
5 5 (4.50%) CISSP
6 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.80%) RHCE
9 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.90%) CCVP
9 1 (0.90%) MOS
9 1 (0.90%) MCDST
9 1 (0.90%) CCDP
9 1 (0.90%) MCSA
9 1 (0.90%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (26.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.71%) XenApp
3 11 (9.91%) vSphere
4 7 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.31%) VMware ESX
5 6 (5.41%) Firmware
6 5 (4.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 3 (2.70%) Terminal Server
8 3 (2.70%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.90%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 16 (14.41%) Puppet
2 14 (12.61%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.50%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (3.60%) SCOM
5 3 (2.70%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.70%) Nagios
5 3 (2.70%) logstash
5 3 (2.70%) Graphite
5 3 (2.70%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.80%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.90%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.90%) OpenView
7 1 (0.90%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.90%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (27.03%) Cisco
2 27 (24.32%) VMware
3 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
4 21 (18.92%) Citrix
5 19 (17.12%) HP
6 11 (9.91%) Dell
7 10 (9.01%) Apple
8 9 (8.11%) Oracle
8 9 (8.11%) Red Hat
9 7 (6.31%) Brocade
10 6 (5.41%) SAP
11 5 (4.50%) IBM
11 5 (4.50%) EMC
11 5 (4.50%) Sun
12 4 (3.60%) F5
12 4 (3.60%) WSO2
13 3 (2.70%) Google
13 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.70%) Symantec
14 2 (1.80%) BMC
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