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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 617 613 584
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Contract jobs citing ICMP 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.065% 0.064% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £370 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £195 £300
% change year-on-year
+74.35% -35.00%
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
7718 7768 6693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.08% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4757 4290 3593
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 423 375
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
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 1 May 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
South East -12 3 £340 +94.28%
East of England +11 1 - -
London -22 1 £400 -15.78%
ICMP
UK

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 21 (80.77%) DHCP
1 21 (80.77%) DNS
2 20 (76.92%) LAN
2 20 (76.92%) WAN
3 18 (69.23%) TCP/IP
3 18 (69.23%) SSL
3 18 (69.23%) Load Balancing
4 17 (65.38%) F5
5 14 (53.85%) SNMP
5 14 (53.85%) VPN
6 13 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 13 (50.00%) FTP
6 13 (50.00%) HTTP
6 13 (50.00%) IPsec
7 12 (46.15%) HSRP
7 12 (46.15%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (42.31%) Firewall
8 11 (42.31%) Cisco
9 10 (38.46%) HTTPS
9 10 (38.46%) ADSL
9 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (38.46%) MPLS
9 10 (38.46%) 802.1X
9 10 (38.46%) Network Security
10 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (34.62%) BIG-IP
10 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
10 9 (34.62%) Algorithms
10 9 (34.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (34.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) DHCP
1 21 (80.77%) DNS
2 20 (76.92%) LAN
2 20 (76.92%) WAN
3 18 (69.23%) SSL
3 18 (69.23%) TCP/IP
4 14 (53.85%) SNMP
4 14 (53.85%) VPN
5 13 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 13 (50.00%) FTP
5 13 (50.00%) HTTP
5 13 (50.00%) IPsec
6 12 (46.15%) HSRP
7 11 (42.31%) Firewall
8 10 (38.46%) ADSL
8 10 (38.46%) HTTPS
8 10 (38.46%) MPLS
8 10 (38.46%) Network Security
9 9 (34.62%) LDAP
9 9 (34.62%) PSTN
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) IP Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) WAN Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Network Support
3 6 (23.08%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Support
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Security Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) 802.1X
2 9 (34.62%) REST
2 9 (34.62%) SOAP
3 3 (11.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Algorithms
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 8 (30.77%) Cryptography
2 8 (30.77%) Driving Licence
2 8 (30.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
1 3 (11.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Load Balancing
2 12 (46.15%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (34.62%) Change Management
3 9 (34.62%) ITIL
3 9 (34.62%) Network Management
4 8 (30.77%) Capacity Management
4 8 (30.77%) Computer Security
4 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 8 (30.77%) Information Security
4 8 (30.77%) Problem Management
4 8 (30.77%) Project Management
4 8 (30.77%) Security Patching
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Nagios
2 2 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (3.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) F5
2 11 (42.31%) Cisco
3 8 (30.77%) Cyberoam
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) Nokia
5 2 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Progress