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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 110 135 109
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -26
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 898 753 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.85% 1.59% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.55% 12.21% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 408 333
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 64 138
Average hourly rate £16.78 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +20 402 £400 - 164
South East +12 255 £350 +16.66% 150
South West +6 52 £350 - 51
North West +5 47 £263 +75.00% 34
Yorkshire -10 45 £285 -5.00% 27
East of England +6 39 £350 +27.27% 47
West Midlands -1 27 £485 +49.23% 17
East Midlands -6 24 £400 - 17
North East -5 3 £178 -39.83% 5
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 903 (49.94%) Windows
2 590 (32.63%) Linux
3 570 (31.53%) DNS
4 510 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 490 (27.10%) Active Directory
6 484 (26.77%) Firewall
7 452 (25.00%) Cisco
8 382 (21.13%) VMware
9 367 (20.30%) WAN
10 357 (19.75%) LAN
11 352 (19.47%) DHCP
12 326 (18.03%) UNIX
13 303 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 279 (15.43%) ITIL
15 270 (14.93%) Finance
16 267 (14.77%) SSL
17 254 (14.05%) Cisco Certification
18 253 (13.99%) HTTP
19 252 (13.94%) Security Cleared
20 248 (13.72%) VPN
21 244 (13.50%) MS Office
22 239 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
23 235 (13.00%) Java
24 230 (12.72%) HP
25 222 (12.28%) Windows 7
26 218 (12.06%) MS Exchange
27 211 (11.67%) SQL
28 202 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
29 199 (11.01%) Citrix
30 188 (10.40%) Internet

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 218 (12.06%) MS Exchange
2 116 (6.42%) IIS
3 84 (4.65%) Apache
4 81 (4.48%) Tomcat
5 74 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 67 (3.71%) SharePoint
7 66 (3.65%) WebLogic
8 59 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 52 (2.88%) WebSphere
10 43 (2.38%) Lync
10 43 (2.38%) JBoss
11 37 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
12 35 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 32 (1.77%) OpenStack
14 23 (1.27%) nginx
14 23 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
15 22 (1.22%) MQSeries
16 20 (1.11%) Node.js
17 18 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.94%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 244 (13.50%) MS Office
2 173 (9.57%) MS Excel
3 40 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.44%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.055%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.055%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.055%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.05%) RMDS
3 9 (0.50%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.22%) BASE24
5 3 (0.17%) Agresso
6 2 (0.11%) assyst
6 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.055%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.055%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (1.55%) Office 365
3 19 (1.05%) PaaS
4 15 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.77%) Heroku
5 14 (0.77%) Engine Yard
6 13 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.44%) IaaS
9 6 (0.33%) GitHub
9 6 (0.33%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.28%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.22%) SaaS
11 4 (0.22%) Route 53
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 570 (31.53%) DNS
2 484 (26.77%) Firewall
3 367 (20.30%) WAN
4 357 (19.75%) LAN
5 352 (19.47%) DHCP
6 267 (14.77%) SSL
7 253 (13.99%) HTTP
8 248 (13.72%) VPN
9 188 (10.40%) Internet
10 185 (10.23%) SAN
11 155 (8.57%) BGP
12 151 (8.35%) OSPF
13 135 (7.47%) Network Security
14 131 (7.25%) VoIP
15 118 (6.53%) MPLS
16 115 (6.36%) Wireless
17 114 (6.31%) VLAN
18 107 (5.92%) Ethernet
19 93 (5.14%) IPsec
20 92 (5.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 125 (6.91%) MySQL
3 98 (5.42%) MongoDB
4 61 (3.37%) Relational Database
5 58 (3.21%) NoSQL
6 51 (2.82%) RDBMS
7 43 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
9 26 (1.44%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (1.05%) DB2
12 16 (0.88%) Big Data
13 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (0.66%) Redis
15 11 (0.61%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
16 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.39%) NonStop SQL
17 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 90 (4.98%) Jenkins
2 80 (4.42%) Subversion
3 58 (3.21%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.22%) JIRA
5 16 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (0.83%) ClearCase
7 13 (0.72%) Maven
8 11 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.55%) Introscope
10 9 (0.50%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.50%) Selenium
11 8 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.44%) MSI
12 7 (0.39%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.39%) JMeter
12 7 (0.39%) Ant
13 6 (0.33%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.28%) VisualVM
14 5 (0.28%) GitLab
General
1 270 (14.93%) Finance
2 165 (9.13%) Telecoms
3 126 (6.97%) Banking
4 34 (1.88%) Financial Institution
5 31 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 31 (1.71%) Retail
6 24 (1.33%) Front Office
6 24 (1.33%) Back Office
7 19 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.94%) Law
8 17 (0.94%) Multimedia
9 16 (0.88%) Marketing
9 16 (0.88%) Legal
10 15 (0.83%) Electronics
11 14 (0.77%) Games
12 9 (0.50%) Advertising
12 9 (0.50%) Spanish Language
12 9 (0.50%) Billing
13 8 (0.44%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 252 (13.94%) Analyst
2 238 (13.16%) Network Engineer
3 174 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 149 (8.24%) Developer
5 93 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 93 (5.14%) Consultant
6 89 (4.92%) Support Analyst
7 74 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 73 (4.04%) Administrator
9 70 (3.87%) Desktop Support
10 67 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 48 (2.65%) Systems Administrator
11 48 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
12 44 (2.43%) Desktop Engineer
12 44 (2.43%) Systems Engineer
13 42 (2.32%) Security Engineer
13 42 (2.32%) Software Engineer
13 42 (2.32%) Architect
14 41 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support
15 40 (2.21%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (6.69%) XML
2 106 (5.86%) Web Services
3 101 (5.59%) HTML
4 92 (5.09%) .NET
5 51 (2.82%) Middleware
6 48 (2.65%) ASP.NET
7 46 (2.54%) J2EE
8 39 (2.16%) SOAP
9 36 (1.99%) JSP
10 35 (1.94%) JSON
11 23 (1.27%) CSS
12 22 (1.22%) Rendezvous
13 21 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
14 19 (1.05%) MCollective
15 15 (0.83%) AngularJS
15 15 (0.83%) STL
16 14 (0.77%) CGI
17 13 (0.72%) LAMP
17 13 (0.72%) XSLT
17 13 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (5.37%) Open Source
3 94 (5.20%) Clustering
4 78 (4.31%) PKI
5 75 (4.15%) Blackberry
6 70 (3.87%) Management Information System
7 63 (3.48%) Computer Science
8 50 (2.77%) Client/Server
9 49 (2.71%) Replication
10 41 (2.27%) Device Driver
11 28 (1.55%) iPad
12 27 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
13 26 (1.44%) IVR
14 23 (1.27%) Oracle Exalogic
15 22 (1.22%) iPhone
16 17 (0.94%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.94%) FlexPod
17 16 (0.88%) Mainframe
17 16 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
18 14 (0.77%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 903 (49.94%) Windows
2 590 (32.63%) Linux
3 326 (18.03%) UNIX
4 303 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 239 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 222 (12.28%) Windows 7
7 167 (9.24%) Windows XP
8 159 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 143 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 92 (5.09%) Solaris
11 66 (3.65%) Windows 8
12 58 (3.21%) SUSE
13 50 (2.77%) Ubuntu
14 45 (2.49%) CentOS
15 41 (2.27%) Android
16 36 (1.99%) Windows 2000
17 29 (1.60%) Windows Vista
18 25 (1.38%) Mac OS X
19 24 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
19 24 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (15.43%) ITIL
2 153 (8.46%) Configuration Management
3 141 (7.80%) DevOps
4 131 (7.25%) Project Management
5 128 (7.08%) Load Balancing
6 123 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
7 98 (5.42%) Migration
8 95 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (4.76%) OO
10 83 (4.59%) Service Management
11 80 (4.42%) Change Management
12 77 (4.26%) Incident Management
13 67 (3.71%) Service Delivery
14 61 (3.37%) Network Design
15 56 (3.10%) Software Engineering
16 54 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
17 52 (2.88%) Test Scripting
18 50 (2.77%) Network Management
19 48 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
20 47 (2.60%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 235 (13.00%) Java
2 211 (11.67%) SQL
3 166 (9.18%) Python
4 141 (7.80%) Perl
5 118 (6.53%) Shell Script
6 105 (5.81%) Ruby
7 99 (5.48%) PowerShell
8 87 (4.81%) JavaScript
9 86 (4.76%) C
10 82 (4.54%) Bash Shell
11 73 (4.04%) C++
12 59 (3.26%) C#
13 54 (2.99%) PHP
14 48 (2.65%) VBScript
15 29 (1.60%) Korn
16 15 (0.83%) Scala
16 15 (0.83%) Embedded C
17 14 (0.77%) VB
17 14 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.77%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 254 (14.05%) Cisco Certification
2 252 (13.94%) Security Cleared
3 149 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 148 (8.19%) CCNP
4 148 (8.19%) CCNA
5 141 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 120 (6.64%) Degree
7 100 (5.53%) MCSE
8 96 (5.31%) DV Cleared
9 60 (3.32%) CCIE
10 48 (2.65%) CISSP
11 44 (2.43%) ISTQB
12 38 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 36 (1.99%) MCITP
14 34 (1.88%) MCP
15 32 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 28 (1.55%) CCIP
17 25 (1.38%) MCSA
18 24 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
19 18 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.76%) SLA
2 55 (3.04%) QA
3 21 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.39%) GPG13
7 5 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 490 (27.10%) Active Directory
2 202 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 86 (4.76%) vSphere
5 68 (3.76%) XenApp
6 47 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (2.21%) VMware ESX
8 34 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 31 (1.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 28 (1.55%) Firmware
11 26 (1.44%) Snort
11 26 (1.44%) vCloud
12 24 (1.33%) Xen
12 24 (1.33%) NFS
13 22 (1.22%) Terminal Services
14 18 (1.00%) ProxySG
15 15 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 14 (0.77%) Samba
17 12 (0.66%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 161 (8.90%) Puppet
2 105 (5.81%) SCCM
3 103 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (2.60%) SCOM
5 36 (1.99%) Nagios
6 28 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (1.55%) HP SIM
7 26 (1.44%) Ansible
8 25 (1.38%) NetBackup
9 23 (1.27%) Salt
10 22 (1.22%) SCVMM
11 20 (1.11%) Cobbler
11 20 (1.11%) EdgeSight
12 18 (1.00%) Backup Exec
13 16 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
13 16 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 13 (0.72%) collectd
14 13 (0.72%) OpenView
15 12 (0.66%) Nessus
16 11 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 510 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 452 (25.00%) Cisco
3 382 (21.13%) VMware
4 230 (12.72%) HP
5 199 (11.01%) Citrix
6 185 (10.23%) Oracle
7 162 (8.96%) Red Hat
8 159 (8.79%) Juniper
9 113 (6.25%) F5
10 107 (5.92%) CheckPoint
11 88 (4.87%) IBM
12 76 (4.20%) Dell
13 65 (3.60%) Blue Coat
14 52 (2.88%) Symantec
15 50 (2.77%) NetApp
16 49 (2.71%) SolarWinds
16 49 (2.71%) Veritas
17 47 (2.60%) McAfee
18 45 (2.49%) Avaya
19 43 (2.38%) Sun
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LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + neg
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum + car allowance + 12% bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
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West Sussex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
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Warwick, Warwickshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago