The table below looks at the statistics for ICMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ICMP over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK / England
Rank 541 575 -
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -
Contract jobs citing ICMP 29 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.041% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 0
Median daily rate £463 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.03% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6291 6724 6772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.45% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 3957 3888
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 353 381
Median hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +27.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

ICMP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing ICMP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

ICMP Jobs Demand Trend in England

ICMP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ICMP across the England region.

ICMP Daily Rate Trend in England

ICMP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ICMP across the England region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

ICMP Daily Rate Histogram in England

ICMP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ICMP across the England region.

ICMP Hourly Rate Trend in England

ICMP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the England region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +28 21 £500 +56.86%
London +12 7 £350 +7.69% 2
ICMP
UK

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ICMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for ICMP.

1 48 (84.21%) TCP/IP
2 35 (61.40%) DNS
3 34 (59.65%) Linux
4 28 (49.12%) Python
4 28 (49.12%) Cisco
5 26 (45.61%) Ansible
6 25 (43.86%) Load Balancing
7 24 (42.11%) SNMP
7 24 (42.11%) Java
8 22 (38.60%) MPLS
9 19 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (33.33%) HTTP
9 19 (33.33%) Unix
9 19 (33.33%) F5
10 18 (31.58%) Go
10 18 (31.58%) VPN
11 17 (29.82%) CCNP
11 17 (29.82%) IPsec
11 17 (29.82%) Ruby
12 16 (28.07%) Firewall
12 16 (28.07%) SSH
13 15 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (26.32%) DevOps
13 15 (26.32%) Public Cloud
14 14 (24.56%) 802.1X
14 14 (24.56%) HSRP
14 14 (24.56%) SSL
14 14 (24.56%) Ethernet

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (19.30%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (84.21%) TCP/IP
2 35 (61.40%) DNS
3 24 (42.11%) SNMP
4 22 (38.60%) MPLS
5 19 (33.33%) HTTP
6 18 (31.58%) VPN
7 17 (29.82%) IPsec
8 16 (28.07%) Firewall
8 16 (28.07%) SSH
9 15 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
10 14 (24.56%) HSRP
10 14 (24.56%) SSL
11 13 (22.81%) ADSL
11 13 (22.81%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (22.81%) OSPF
12 12 (21.05%) DHCP
12 12 (21.05%) LAN
12 12 (21.05%) WAN
13 10 (17.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) Hadoop
1 10 (17.54%) MySQL
1 10 (17.54%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (17.54%) Redis
2 6 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) GoCD
2 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
3 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Billing
3 3 (5.26%) Finance
4 2 (3.51%) Electronics
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) Network Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.28%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Python Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) DevOps Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Java Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Java Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) JavaScript Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Network Support
6 5 (8.77%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) DBA
7 4 (7.02%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.02%) CGI
2 4 (7.02%) Middleware
3 3 (5.26%) COM
4 2 (3.51%) LAMP
5 1 (1.75%) Embperl
5 1 (1.75%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Public Cloud
2 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
3 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.53%) Cryptography
4 6 (10.53%) Driving Licence
5 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (7.02%) IPTV
6 4 (7.02%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (7.02%) Video on Demand
7 3 (5.26%) STB
8 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (59.65%) Linux
2 19 (33.33%) Unix
3 10 (17.54%) CentOS
3 10 (17.54%) Debian
3 10 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (17.54%) Ubuntu
4 7 (12.28%) Windows
5 4 (7.02%) Android
6 2 (3.51%) FreeBSD
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) Load Balancing
2 15 (26.32%) DevOps
3 13 (22.81%) E-Commerce
4 11 (19.30%) Build Automation
4 11 (19.30%) ITIL
4 11 (19.30%) Network Management
5 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
5 10 (17.54%) Prototyping
5 10 (17.54%) Software Delivery
6 8 (14.04%) Incident Management
6 8 (14.04%) Information Security
6 8 (14.04%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (12.28%) Change Management
7 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
7 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
7 7 (12.28%) Project Management
8 6 (10.53%) Capacity Management
8 6 (10.53%) Computer Security
8 6 (10.53%) Network Architecture
8 6 (10.53%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) Python
2 24 (42.11%) Java
3 18 (31.58%) Go
4 17 (29.82%) Ruby
5 10 (17.54%) Bash Shell
5 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.26%) SQL
7 2 (3.51%) C
8 1 (1.75%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (29.82%) CCNP
3 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
3 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
4 11 (19.30%) CCNA
5 4 (7.02%) CCIP
6 3 (5.26%) CCIE
6 3 (5.26%) GCIH
6 3 (5.26%) GIAC
6 3 (5.26%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.51%) CCDP
7 2 (3.51%) CCSA
7 2 (3.51%) CCSE
7 2 (3.51%) CISSP
7 2 (3.51%) CLAS
7 2 (3.51%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (45.61%) Ansible
2 15 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (22.81%) Terraform
4 10 (17.54%) Consul
4 10 (17.54%) SELinux
5 8 (14.04%) Nagios
6 3 (5.26%) Nessus
6 3 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Cisco
2 19 (33.33%) F5
3 7 (12.28%) CheckPoint
3 7 (12.28%) Juniper
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.28%) VMware
4 6 (10.53%) Oracle
5 5 (8.77%) Cyberoam
6 4 (7.02%) Huawei
7 3 (5.26%) BT
7 3 (5.26%) Ericsson
7 3 (5.26%) HP
7 3 (5.26%) Mercator
8 2 (3.51%) Meraki
8 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow