The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 117 136 103
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -33
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 871 732 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.76% 1.57% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.74% 11.44% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 392 448
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.49% -8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 87 132
Average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.34
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.85%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6839 6396 8254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.85% 13.73% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3707 3397 3729
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 435 640
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in England

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in England

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in England

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in England

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

TCP/IP
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 TCP/IP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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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
London +14 381 £400 +9.21% 141
South East +8 218 £325 +10.16% 103
East of England +14 80 £300 +50.00% 44
North West +4 51 £300 +7.91% 16
West Midlands +15 46 £188 -26.47% 20
South West -12 41 £350 +75.00% 35
Yorkshire -11 23 £293 +6.36% 35
East Midlands +4 16 £350 +20.68% 19
North East -16 3 - - 3
Midlands - - - -
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP.

1 998 (58.91%) Windows
2 567 (33.47%) Active Directory
3 564 (33.29%) Microsoft
4 522 (30.81%) DNS
5 508 (29.99%) Linux
6 435 (25.68%) Firewall
7 389 (22.96%) LAN
8 376 (22.20%) Cisco
9 373 (22.02%) WAN
10 363 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 358 (21.13%) UNIX
12 345 (20.37%) VMware
13 278 (16.41%) Windows 7
14 268 (15.82%) SQL
15 262 (15.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 261 (15.41%) DHCP
17 255 (15.05%) VPN
18 254 (14.99%) HP
18 254 (14.99%) Windows XP
19 251 (14.82%) ITIL
20 250 (14.76%) MS Excel
21 242 (14.29%) SAN
22 241 (14.23%) MS Exchange
23 232 (13.70%) Oracle
24 227 (13.40%) HTTP
25 218 (12.87%) Finance
26 216 (12.75%) MS Office
27 212 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
28 197 (11.63%) SQL Server
29 194 (11.45%) Security Cleared

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 241 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 150 (8.85%) IIS
3 119 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 77 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 73 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 61 (3.60%) Apache
7 57 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 47 (2.77%) WebSphere
9 41 (2.42%) WebLogic
10 40 (2.36%) Tomcat
11 39 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 39 (2.30%) Lync
12 34 (2.01%) IBM Notes
13 32 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (0.89%) nginx
15 14 (0.83%) Jetty
16 11 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.47%) WordPress
17 8 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 250 (14.76%) MS Excel
2 216 (12.75%) MS Office
3 32 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.65%) MS Project
6 9 (0.53%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.059%) Simulink
8 1 (0.059%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.059%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.059%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 76 (4.49%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.30%) assyst
2 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.24%) RMDS
3 4 (0.24%) SunGard Stream Ubix
3 4 (0.24%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 3 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.059%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.059%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.059%) Minerva
5 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
1 30 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.42%) Office 365
3 17 (1.00%) SaaS
4 11 (0.65%) PaaS
4 11 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.59%) Google App Engine
6 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.059%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.059%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 522 (30.81%) DNS
2 435 (25.68%) Firewall
3 389 (22.96%) LAN
4 373 (22.02%) WAN
5 261 (15.41%) DHCP
6 255 (15.05%) VPN
7 242 (14.29%) SAN
8 227 (13.40%) HTTP
9 144 (8.50%) SSL
10 126 (7.44%) Wireless
11 123 (7.26%) VLAN
12 118 (6.97%) Internet
13 101 (5.96%) BGP
14 93 (5.49%) OSPF
15 92 (5.43%) VoIP
16 88 (5.19%) MPLS
16 88 (5.19%) Network Security
17 79 (4.66%) HTTPS
18 76 (4.49%) Ethernet
19 73 (4.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.72%) MySQL
3 42 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 38 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 36 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (1.24%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.77%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.77%) Redis
12 12 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.47%) Cognos Impromptu
13 8 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (0.41%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.35%) DB2
16 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (0.30%) SQLPlus
16 5 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 37 (2.18%) Git (software)
2 35 (2.07%) Subversion
3 32 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.53%) LoadRunner
5 21 (1.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (0.83%) JIRA
7 13 (0.77%) JUnit
8 9 (0.53%) Selenium
8 9 (0.53%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.47%) FitNesse
9 8 (0.47%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.41%) GDB
11 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.35%) Toad
11 6 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.24%) StyleCop
12 4 (0.24%) Maven
12 4 (0.24%) Introscope
12 4 (0.24%) ClearCase
General
1 218 (12.87%) Finance
2 108 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 107 (6.32%) Banking
4 36 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 33 (1.95%) Marketing
6 27 (1.59%) Retail
6 27 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.53%) Advertising
8 20 (1.18%) Legal
8 20 (1.18%) Front Office
9 18 (1.06%) French Language
10 17 (1.00%) Spanish Language
10 17 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
10 17 (1.00%) Games
11 15 (0.89%) Law
12 14 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.77%) Electronics
14 11 (0.65%) Back Office
15 5 (0.30%) Publishing
16 4 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 291 (17.18%) Analyst
2 182 (10.74%) Support Engineer
3 174 (10.27%) Developer
4 154 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 97 (5.73%) Support Analyst
6 90 (5.31%) Consultant
7 86 (5.08%) Administrator
8 85 (5.02%) Architect
9 74 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
10 70 (4.13%) Desktop Support
11 69 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
12 61 (3.60%) Test Analyst
13 54 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
14 53 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 53 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
15 49 (2.89%) Software Engineer
16 47 (2.77%) Service Analyst
16 47 (2.77%) Service Desk Analyst
17 39 (2.30%) Infrastructure Architect
17 39 (2.30%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (9.09%) .NET
2 113 (6.67%) HTML
3 91 (5.37%) XML
4 89 (5.25%) ASP.NET
5 83 (4.90%) Web Services
6 75 (4.43%) JSP
7 54 (3.19%) JSON
8 28 (1.65%) REST
9 26 (1.53%) Middleware
10 24 (1.42%) CSS
11 18 (1.06%) SOAP
11 18 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
11 18 (1.06%) LAMP
12 17 (1.00%) Servlets
13 16 (0.94%) J2EE
13 16 (0.94%) RESTful
14 14 (0.83%) HTML5
15 13 (0.77%) AngularJS
15 13 (0.77%) Software Packaging
15 13 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 97 (5.73%) Clustering
2 69 (4.07%) Client/Server
2 69 (4.07%) Blackberry
3 66 (3.90%) Open Source
4 47 (2.77%) Replication
5 41 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.36%) PKI
7 37 (2.18%) Computer Science
8 35 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (1.53%) Hedge funds
10 22 (1.30%) iPad
10 22 (1.30%) Fat Client
10 22 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.30%) Thin Client
11 21 (1.24%) Equities
12 15 (0.89%) AS400
12 15 (0.89%) Device Driver
12 15 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.77%) Oracle Exalogic
13 13 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 998 (58.91%) Windows
2 508 (29.99%) Linux
3 363 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 358 (21.13%) UNIX
5 278 (16.41%) Windows 7
6 262 (15.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 254 (14.99%) Windows XP
8 86 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 73 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 72 (4.25%) Windows 2000
11 68 (4.01%) Solaris
12 41 (2.42%) Windows 8
13 39 (2.30%) Windows Vista
14 27 (1.59%) SUSE
15 26 (1.53%) AIX
16 25 (1.48%) Mac OS X
17 23 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (1.18%) Android
19 17 (1.00%) CentOS
20 16 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (14.82%) ITIL
2 93 (5.49%) Configuration Management
3 86 (5.08%) Migration
4 82 (4.84%) Change Management
5 70 (4.13%) Software Engineering
6 69 (4.07%) Load Balancing
7 66 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 64 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
10 60 (3.54%) Service Delivery
10 60 (3.54%) DevOps
11 59 (3.48%) Incident Management
12 58 (3.42%) Project Management
12 58 (3.42%) Software Testing
13 57 (3.36%) Service Management
14 55 (3.25%) Test Scripting
15 54 (3.19%) Validation
15 54 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
16 49 (2.89%) Multithreading
16 49 (2.89%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 268 (15.82%) SQL
2 180 (10.63%) Java
3 126 (7.44%) C
4 121 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 117 (6.91%) PowerShell
6 110 (6.49%) Perl
7 99 (5.84%) Shell Script
8 95 (5.61%) Python
9 90 (5.31%) C++
10 56 (3.31%) Ruby
11 54 (3.19%) C#
12 44 (2.60%) PHP
13 39 (2.30%) VBScript
14 34 (2.01%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.65%) VB
16 17 (1.00%) Embedded C
17 13 (0.77%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.71%) VBA
19 11 (0.65%) Tcl
19 11 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 194 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 166 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
3 149 (8.80%) SC Cleared
4 131 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 109 (6.43%) CCNA
5 109 (6.43%) MCSE
6 104 (6.14%) Degree
7 96 (5.67%) CCNP
8 77 (4.55%) ISTQB
9 73 (4.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 55 (3.25%) DV Cleared
11 43 (2.54%) MCP
12 39 (2.30%) CISSP
13 32 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (1.77%) MCITP
14 30 (1.77%) CCIE
15 26 (1.53%) ISEB
16 24 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (1.00%) CCDP
17 17 (1.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.48%) SLA
2 57 (3.36%) QA
3 16 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.18%) GPG13
7 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.18%) BS7799
8 2 (0.12%) JTAG
9 1 (0.059%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.059%) COBIT
9 1 (0.059%) JSP 440
System Software
1 567 (33.47%) Active Directory
2 212 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 77 (4.55%) vSphere
5 65 (3.84%) XenApp
6 50 (2.95%) NFS
7 44 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (2.36%) VMware ESX
9 29 (1.71%) Xen
10 27 (1.59%) XenDesktop
11 22 (1.30%) Nmap
11 22 (1.30%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.00%) vCloud
13 16 (0.94%) Snort
13 16 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 10 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 10 (0.59%) Squid
14 10 (0.59%) ProxySG
14 10 (0.59%) KVM
15 8 (0.47%) qmail
Systems Management
1 104 (6.14%) SCCM
2 88 (5.19%) Puppet
3 67 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
4 56 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (3.13%) SCOM
6 33 (1.95%) Nessus
7 28 (1.65%) Backup Exec
8 24 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 22 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (0.94%) NetBackup
11 14 (0.83%) HP SIM
12 13 (0.77%) WSUS
13 12 (0.71%) WMI
13 12 (0.71%) BladeLogic
13 12 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 11 (0.65%) Tivoli
14 11 (0.65%) ARCserve
14 11 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
15 10 (0.59%) Salt
15 10 (0.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 564 (33.29%) Microsoft
2 376 (22.20%) Cisco
3 345 (20.37%) VMware
4 254 (14.99%) HP
5 232 (13.70%) Oracle
6 193 (11.39%) Citrix
7 96 (5.67%) Red Hat
8 79 (4.66%) CheckPoint
8 79 (4.66%) Juniper
9 73 (4.31%) EMC
9 73 (4.31%) F5
10 72 (4.25%) IBM
11 61 (3.60%) NetApp
12 45 (2.66%) Avaya
13 43 (2.54%) McAfee
14 37 (2.18%) Lotus
15 35 (2.07%) Blue Coat
16 34 (2.01%) SolarWinds
16 34 (2.01%) Dell
17 33 (1.95%) Apple
Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh
Posted: 18 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Upon Application
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Rate: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago