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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 596 630 -
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -
Contract jobs citing ICMP 32 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.008% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.053% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Median daily rate £505 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £456 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 - -
ICMP
UK

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
7811 7520 7531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.57% 14.14% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4821 4347 4140
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 487 423
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.37% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London - 29 £505 - 2
West Midlands - 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
ICMP
UK

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 37 (92.50%) TCP/IP
2 32 (80.00%) Load Balancing
3 31 (77.50%) DNS
3 31 (77.50%) Linux
4 28 (70.00%) Python
4 28 (70.00%) VPN
5 27 (67.50%) Ruby
6 26 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (55.00%) E-Commerce
9 20 (50.00%) Go
9 20 (50.00%) Build Automation
9 20 (50.00%) Terraform
9 20 (50.00%) GoCD
10 19 (47.50%) Software Delivery
10 19 (47.50%) DevOps
11 18 (45.00%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (45.00%) Public Cloud
12 17 (42.50%) Jenkins
12 17 (42.50%) Ansible
12 17 (42.50%) Configuration Management
13 16 (40.00%) Java
14 13 (32.50%) Cisco
15 11 (27.50%) Mentoring
15 11 (27.50%) F5
16 10 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (25.00%) MySQL
16 10 (25.00%) Redis
16 10 (25.00%) Consul

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 18 (45.00%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (22.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 26 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (92.50%) TCP/IP
2 31 (77.50%) DNS
3 28 (70.00%) VPN
4 9 (22.50%) LAN
4 9 (22.50%) WAN
5 8 (20.00%) MPLS
5 8 (20.00%) SNMP
6 7 (17.50%) Ethernet
6 7 (17.50%) Firewall
6 7 (17.50%) SSL
7 6 (15.00%) ADSL
7 6 (15.00%) DHCP
7 6 (15.00%) IPsec
8 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (12.50%) HSRP
8 5 (12.50%) ISDN
8 5 (12.50%) Network Security
8 5 (12.50%) PSTN
8 5 (12.50%) X.25
9 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) MySQL
1 10 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (25.00%) Redis
2 6 (15.00%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (50.00%) GoCD
2 17 (42.50%) Jenkins
3 7 (17.50%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 7 (17.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Developer
1 13 (32.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Architect
2 6 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.00%) DBA
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps Architect
5 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Architect
6 2 (5.00%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) 802.1X
3 4 (10.00%) LAMP
4 1 (2.50%) CGI
4 1 (2.50%) Embperl
4 1 (2.50%) FastCGI
4 1 (2.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Public Cloud
2 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.50%) Cryptography
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Unix
2 4 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 22 (55.00%) E-Commerce
3 20 (50.00%) Build Automation
4 19 (47.50%) DevOps
4 19 (47.50%) Software Delivery
5 17 (42.50%) Configuration Management
6 11 (27.50%) Mentoring
7 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (22.50%) Open Source
9 6 (15.00%) ITIL
9 6 (15.00%) Network Management
10 5 (12.50%) Change Management
11 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
12 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
12 3 (7.50%) Computer Security
12 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
12 3 (7.50%) Information Security
12 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
12 3 (7.50%) Project Management
12 3 (7.50%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) Python
2 27 (67.50%) Ruby
3 20 (50.00%) Go
4 16 (40.00%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) C
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.50%) CCNP
3 4 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) CCENT
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (50.00%) Terraform
3 17 (42.50%) Ansible
4 10 (25.00%) Consul
5 7 (17.50%) Packer
6 3 (7.50%) Puppet
7 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
7 1 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (2.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco
2 11 (27.50%) F5
3 7 (17.50%) Splunk
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle
5 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.50%) Mercator
7 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.50%) Cyberoam
8 1 (2.50%) Juniper
8 1 (2.50%) Progress
8 1 (2.50%) VMware