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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK / England
Rank 552 588 594
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +6
Contract jobs citing ICMP 27 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.043% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.29% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 1
Median daily rate £500 £350 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +100.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £340 £175
% change year-on-year
+47.05% +94.28%
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
6246 6805 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.94% 14.50% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3918 4092 3908
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 293 421
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +20 21 £500 +42.85%
London +13 6 £500 +53.84%
ICMP
UK

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 44 (77.19%) TCP/IP
2 30 (52.63%) Linux
2 30 (52.63%) Cisco
3 29 (50.88%) SNMP
4 28 (49.12%) DNS
5 26 (45.61%) MPLS
6 24 (42.11%) Python
6 24 (42.11%) HTTP
6 24 (42.11%) Ansible
7 23 (40.35%) Unix
7 23 (40.35%) Java
7 23 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (36.84%) Firewall
8 21 (36.84%) SSH
9 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
9 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
10 17 (29.82%) Load Balancing
10 17 (29.82%) IPsec
10 17 (29.82%) CCNP
10 17 (29.82%) OSPF
11 16 (28.07%) DevOps
12 15 (26.32%) SELinux
12 15 (26.32%) Network Management
12 15 (26.32%) F5
12 15 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (26.32%) Ubuntu
12 15 (26.32%) CentOS
12 15 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
12 15 (26.32%) Hadoop

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 7 (12.28%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (77.19%) TCP/IP
2 29 (50.88%) SNMP
3 28 (49.12%) DNS
4 26 (45.61%) MPLS
5 24 (42.11%) HTTP
6 21 (36.84%) Firewall
6 21 (36.84%) SSH
7 17 (29.82%) IPsec
7 17 (29.82%) OSPF
8 15 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (26.32%) VPN
9 14 (24.56%) BGP
9 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
9 14 (24.56%) HSRP
10 13 (22.81%) ADSL
10 13 (22.81%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (22.81%) SSL
10 13 (22.81%) WAN
11 12 (21.05%) DHCP
11 12 (21.05%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) Hadoop
2 6 (10.53%) MySQL
2 6 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (10.53%) Redis
3 4 (7.02%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (5.26%) Big Data
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.04%) GoCD
3 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Military
3 3 (5.26%) Billing
3 3 (5.26%) Finance
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Electronics
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) Network Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Python Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Consultant
4 8 (14.04%) DevOps Consultant
4 8 (14.04%) Java Consultant
4 8 (14.04%) Java Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) JavaScript Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Open Source Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Network Support
8 4 (7.02%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.77%) Middleware
3 3 (5.26%) CGI
3 3 (5.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
1 12 (21.05%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.04%) Public Cloud
3 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.53%) Driving Licence
4 5 (8.77%) IPTV
4 5 (8.77%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (8.77%) Video on Demand
5 4 (7.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (7.02%) STB
6 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Linux
2 23 (40.35%) Unix
3 15 (26.32%) CentOS
3 15 (26.32%) Debian
3 15 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (26.32%) Ubuntu
4 6 (10.53%) Windows
5 4 (7.02%) Android
6 2 (3.51%) FreeBSD
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Load Balancing
2 16 (28.07%) DevOps
3 15 (26.32%) Network Management
4 12 (21.05%) Prototyping
5 11 (19.30%) ITIL
6 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
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%) Network Architecture
7 7 (12.28%) Open Source
7 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
7 7 (12.28%) Project Management
8 6 (10.53%) Build Automation
8 6 (10.53%) Capacity Management
8 6 (10.53%) Cryptography
8 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.53%) Security Patching
8 6 (10.53%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) Python
2 23 (40.35%) Java
3 15 (26.32%) Bash Shell
3 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.79%) Go
4 9 (15.79%) Ruby
5 3 (5.26%) SQL
6 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 17 (29.82%) CCNP
4 11 (19.30%) CCNA
5 7 (12.28%) CCIE
6 5 (8.77%) CCIP
7 4 (7.02%) JNCIA
7 4 (7.02%) JNCIE
8 3 (5.26%) GCIH
8 3 (5.26%) GIAC
9 2 (3.51%) CCDP
9 2 (3.51%) CCSA
9 2 (3.51%) CCSE
9 2 (3.51%) CISSP
9 2 (3.51%) CLAS
9 2 (3.51%) Degree
10 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 24 (42.11%) Ansible
2 15 (26.32%) SELinux
3 8 (14.04%) Nagios
3 8 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (14.04%) Terraform
4 6 (10.53%) Consul
5 3 (5.26%) Nessus
5 3 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Cisco
2 15 (26.32%) F5
3 8 (14.04%) Juniper
4 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.28%) VMware
5 5 (8.77%) Cyberoam
5 5 (8.77%) Huawei
6 4 (7.02%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.02%) Oracle
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