The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 113 134 98
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -36
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 948 795 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 1.63% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.74% 11.96% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 411 456
Average daily rate
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£361 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.83% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 89 154
Average hourly rate £18.35 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.92 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -9.42%
TCP/IP
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
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +19 426 £400 +14.28% 150
South East +2 214 £347 +11.19% 106
East of England +19 83 £336 +45.40% 42
North West +12 59 £305 -3.17% 30
South West +6 59 £350 +60.91% 28
West Midlands +4 50 £300 -11.76% 9
Yorkshire -4 22 £320 +6.66% 39
East Midlands +6 19 £350 +26.12% 17
North East -18 6 - - 1
Midlands - - - - 1
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 990 (57.42%) Windows
2 568 (32.95%) Active Directory
3 552 (32.02%) Microsoft
4 530 (30.74%) DNS
5 525 (30.45%) Linux
6 468 (27.15%) Firewall
7 374 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 365 (21.17%) LAN
9 364 (21.11%) UNIX
10 360 (20.88%) Cisco
11 359 (20.82%) WAN
12 326 (18.91%) VMware
13 271 (15.72%) Windows 7
14 267 (15.49%) HP
14 267 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 260 (15.08%) DHCP
16 255 (14.79%) SQL
16 255 (14.79%) VPN
17 245 (14.21%) Windows XP
18 243 (14.10%) MS Exchange
19 237 (13.75%) SAN
20 234 (13.57%) ITIL
21 233 (13.52%) HTTP
22 230 (13.34%) MS Office
23 224 (12.99%) MS Excel
24 216 (12.53%) Oracle
25 213 (12.35%) Finance
26 198 (11.48%) Security Cleared
27 191 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
28 185 (10.73%) Java

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 243 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 160 (9.28%) IIS
3 117 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 89 (5.16%) SharePoint
5 70 (4.06%) Apache
6 65 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 52 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 50 (2.90%) WebSphere
9 46 (2.67%) WebLogic
10 44 (2.55%) Tomcat
11 41 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 40 (2.32%) Lync
12 40 (2.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 35 (2.03%) IBM Notes
14 18 (1.04%) nginx
15 16 (0.93%) Jetty
16 14 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
18 11 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
19 8 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 230 (13.34%) MS Office
2 224 (12.99%) MS Excel
3 33 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.64%) MS Project
6 9 (0.52%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.058%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.058%) CATIA
8 1 (0.058%) Simulink
8 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.058%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.058%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 76 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.70%) assyst
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.23%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.23%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 4 (0.23%) RMDS
4 4 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.058%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.058%) Agresso
5 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.058%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.058%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.058%) Minerva
5 1 (0.058%) Summit
5 1 (0.058%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.058%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (1.33%) Office 365
4 19 (1.10%) SaaS
5 15 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.70%) Google App Engine
7 10 (0.58%) PaaS
8 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.058%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.058%) IaaS
9 1 (0.058%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 530 (30.74%) DNS
2 468 (27.15%) Firewall
3 365 (21.17%) LAN
4 359 (20.82%) WAN
5 260 (15.08%) DHCP
6 255 (14.79%) VPN
7 237 (13.75%) SAN
8 233 (13.52%) HTTP
9 151 (8.76%) SSL
10 125 (7.25%) Internet
11 123 (7.13%) Network Security
12 122 (7.08%) VLAN
13 110 (6.38%) Wireless
14 100 (5.80%) BGP
15 98 (5.68%) OSPF
16 85 (4.93%) VoIP
17 73 (4.23%) IPsec
18 72 (4.18%) HTTPS
18 72 (4.18%) MPLS
19 67 (3.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.31%) MySQL
3 42 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 41 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 27 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (0.81%) Redis
10 14 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.64%) DB2
12 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.52%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.35%) Cognos Impromptu
14 6 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.29%) SQLPlus
15 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (0.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 46 (2.67%) Subversion
2 38 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 31 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 25 (1.45%) LoadRunner
5 21 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 16 (0.93%) JIRA
7 7 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.41%) Maven
7 7 (0.41%) GDB
7 7 (0.41%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.35%) MSI
9 5 (0.29%) Toad
9 5 (0.29%) JUnit
9 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.29%) Selenium
9 5 (0.29%) StyleCop
9 5 (0.29%) FxCop
General
1 213 (12.35%) Finance
2 123 (7.13%) Banking
3 103 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 31 (1.80%) Marketing
6 28 (1.62%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.51%) Retail
7 26 (1.51%) Advertising
8 22 (1.28%) Legal
9 20 (1.16%) Spanish Language
9 20 (1.16%) Law
9 20 (1.16%) Games
10 17 (0.99%) Front Office
11 16 (0.93%) French Language
12 14 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
13 13 (0.75%) Electronics
14 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.58%) Back Office
16 9 (0.52%) Dutch Language
17 5 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 292 (16.94%) Analyst
2 191 (11.08%) Developer
3 177 (10.27%) Support Engineer
4 154 (8.93%) Network Engineer
5 87 (5.05%) Support Analyst
6 86 (4.99%) Administrator
7 78 (4.52%) Consultant
8 75 (4.35%) Architect
9 69 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 65 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
11 62 (3.60%) Desktop Support
12 59 (3.42%) Test Analyst
13 57 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
14 53 (3.07%) Software Engineer
14 53 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 51 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
16 48 (2.78%) Security Analyst
17 43 (2.49%) Service Desk Analyst
17 43 (2.49%) Service Analyst
18 42 (2.44%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (9.28%) .NET
2 113 (6.55%) HTML
3 100 (5.80%) XML
4 92 (5.34%) Web Services
5 88 (5.10%) ASP.NET
6 76 (4.41%) JSP
7 57 (3.31%) JSON
8 30 (1.74%) REST
9 27 (1.57%) Middleware
10 22 (1.28%) CSS
11 19 (1.10%) LAMP
11 19 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
12 18 (1.04%) Servlets
13 17 (0.99%) AngularJS
14 16 (0.93%) RESTful
14 16 (0.93%) SOAP
15 15 (0.87%) J2EE
15 15 (0.87%) WebSockets
16 14 (0.81%) HTML5
17 13 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (5.34%) Clustering
2 73 (4.23%) Client/Server
3 72 (4.18%) Open Source
4 71 (4.12%) Blackberry
5 48 (2.78%) PKI
6 47 (2.73%) Replication
7 45 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 38 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 29 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
10 28 (1.62%) iPad
10 28 (1.62%) Hedge funds
11 25 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (1.28%) AS400
13 21 (1.22%) Equities
14 20 (1.16%) Device Driver
15 16 (0.93%) iPhone
16 15 (0.87%) MPEG
16 15 (0.87%) Thin Client
16 15 (0.87%) Fat Client
16 15 (0.87%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 990 (57.42%) Windows
2 525 (30.45%) Linux
3 374 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 364 (21.11%) UNIX
5 271 (15.72%) Windows 7
6 267 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 245 (14.21%) Windows XP
8 93 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 87 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (4.47%) Solaris
11 69 (4.00%) Windows 2000
12 51 (2.96%) Windows 8
13 42 (2.44%) Windows Vista
14 37 (2.15%) SUSE
15 32 (1.86%) AIX
16 24 (1.39%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.10%) CentOS
17 19 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
18 17 (0.99%) Android
19 16 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (13.57%) ITIL
2 97 (5.63%) Configuration Management
3 86 (4.99%) Load Balancing
4 85 (4.93%) Migration
5 74 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 74 (4.29%) Software Engineering
6 72 (4.18%) Project Management
7 68 (3.94%) Change Management
8 66 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (3.83%) DevOps
9 62 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
10 61 (3.54%) Validation
11 60 (3.48%) Service Delivery
12 58 (3.36%) Software Testing
13 57 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
14 53 (3.07%) Service Management
14 53 (3.07%) Test Scripting
14 53 (3.07%) Incident Management
15 52 (3.02%) OO
16 51 (2.96%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 255 (14.79%) SQL
2 185 (10.73%) Java
3 138 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 133 (7.71%) C
5 125 (7.25%) JavaScript
6 116 (6.73%) Perl
7 114 (6.61%) Shell Script
8 98 (5.68%) Python
9 97 (5.63%) C++
10 64 (3.71%) Ruby
11 55 (3.19%) C#
12 49 (2.84%) PHP
13 48 (2.78%) VBScript
14 43 (2.49%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.86%) VB
16 19 (1.10%) Embedded C
17 14 (0.81%) VBA
17 14 (0.81%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.81%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.58%) Korn
Qualifications
1 198 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 152 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 148 (8.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 146 (8.47%) SC Cleared
5 121 (7.02%) MCSE
6 95 (5.51%) CCNA
6 95 (5.51%) Degree
7 89 (5.16%) CCNP
8 79 (4.58%) ISTQB
9 75 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 60 (3.48%) DV Cleared
11 57 (3.31%) CISSP
12 46 (2.67%) MCP
13 32 (1.86%) MCITP
14 26 (1.51%) ISEB
15 24 (1.39%) CEH
16 23 (1.33%) GIAC
17 22 (1.28%) CCSE
17 22 (1.28%) MCTS
18 21 (1.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.42%) QA
2 48 (2.78%) SLA
3 21 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.23%) DO-178B
6 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.17%) GPG13
8 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.058%) JTAG
9 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
System Software
1 568 (32.95%) Active Directory
2 191 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (4.99%) vSphere
4 82 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 55 (3.19%) XenApp
6 47 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (2.44%) NFS
8 38 (2.20%) VMware ESX
9 30 (1.74%) Xen
10 28 (1.62%) Terminal Services
11 23 (1.33%) XenDesktop
12 20 (1.16%) Snort
12 20 (1.16%) Nmap
13 18 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 15 (0.87%) vCloud
15 14 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 12 (0.70%) ProxySG
17 11 (0.64%) Squid
17 11 (0.64%) KVM
18 9 (0.52%) qmail
Systems Management
1 112 (6.50%) SCCM
2 98 (5.68%) Puppet
3 64 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
5 56 (3.25%) SCOM
6 31 (1.80%) Nessus
7 30 (1.74%) Backup Exec
8 22 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 16 (0.93%) WSUS
9 16 (0.93%) NetBackup
9 16 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (0.81%) HP SIM
10 14 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
10 14 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (0.70%) WMI
11 12 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (0.70%) Nagios
12 11 (0.64%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.64%) BladeLogic
12 11 (0.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 552 (32.02%) Microsoft
2 360 (20.88%) Cisco
3 326 (18.91%) VMware
4 267 (15.49%) HP
5 216 (12.53%) Oracle
6 172 (9.98%) Citrix
7 103 (5.97%) CheckPoint
8 100 (5.80%) Red Hat
9 89 (5.16%) Juniper
9 89 (5.16%) F5
10 78 (4.52%) IBM
11 66 (3.83%) NetApp
12 61 (3.54%) EMC
13 48 (2.78%) Avaya
14 44 (2.55%) Dell
14 44 (2.55%) Blue Coat
15 42 (2.44%) McAfee
16 38 (2.20%) Symantec
16 38 (2.20%) Lotus
17 32 (1.86%) SolarWinds
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