The table below looks at the statistics for ICMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ICMP over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 576 592 573
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -19
Contract jobs citing ICMP 20 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.002% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.014% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
Average daily rate £350 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £175 £225
% change year-on-year
+94.28% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

ICMP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ICMP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +33 17 £350 +100.00% 1
London - 2 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £455 -
ICMP
UK

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ICMP 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 ICMP.

1 23 (85.19%) DHCP
1 23 (85.19%) DNS
2 21 (77.78%) WAN
2 21 (77.78%) LAN
3 20 (74.07%) TCP/IP
3 20 (74.07%) SSL
4 18 (66.67%) SNMP
4 18 (66.67%) F5
5 17 (62.96%) HSRP
5 17 (62.96%) IPsec
5 17 (62.96%) Ethernet
6 15 (55.56%) Cisco
6 15 (55.56%) Firewall
7 14 (51.85%) X.25
7 14 (51.85%) MPLS
7 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (51.85%) ITIL
7 14 (51.85%) ADSL
7 14 (51.85%) Load Balancing
7 14 (51.85%) Data Centre
7 14 (51.85%) 802.1X
8 11 (40.74%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (37.04%) FTP
9 10 (37.04%) HTTP
9 10 (37.04%) VPN
9 10 (37.04%) Change Management
9 10 (37.04%) Cyberoam
10 9 (33.33%) Finance

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ICMP 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 ICMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) DHCP
1 23 (85.19%) DNS
2 21 (77.78%) LAN
2 21 (77.78%) WAN
3 20 (74.07%) SSL
3 20 (74.07%) TCP/IP
4 18 (66.67%) SNMP
5 17 (62.96%) Ethernet
5 17 (62.96%) HSRP
5 17 (62.96%) IPsec
6 15 (55.56%) Firewall
7 14 (51.85%) ADSL
7 14 (51.85%) MPLS
7 14 (51.85%) X.25
8 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (37.04%) FTP
8 10 (37.04%) HTTP
8 10 (37.04%) VPN
9 9 (33.33%) OSPF
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Support
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) IP Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Support
3 5 (18.52%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Security Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Security Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) 802.1X
2 6 (22.22%) REST
2 6 (22.22%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Data Centre
2 8 (29.63%) Cryptography
2 8 (29.63%) Driving Licence
2 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
3 6 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
1 14 (51.85%) Load Balancing
2 11 (40.74%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (37.04%) Change Management
4 8 (29.63%) Capacity Management
4 8 (29.63%) Computer Security
4 8 (29.63%) Incident Management
4 8 (29.63%) Information Security
4 8 (29.63%) Network Management
4 8 (29.63%) Problem Management
4 8 (29.63%) Project Management
4 8 (29.63%) Security Patching
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Network Design
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) CCNA
3 6 (22.22%) CCIE
4 4 (14.81%) CCDE
4 4 (14.81%) CCNP
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Nagios
2 2 (7.41%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) F5
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco
3 10 (37.04%) Cyberoam
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.41%) Juniper
5 2 (7.41%) Nokia
6 1 (3.70%) IronPort
6 1 (3.70%) VMware