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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 125 121 139
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 924 859 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.79% 1.74% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.67% 12.51% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 412 399
Average daily rate
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£353 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £166 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.90% +17.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 78 90
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -22.66%
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
7295 6864 6412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.11% 13.90% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4248 3720 3397
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 390 445
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +3 411 £425 +6.25% 121
South East -13 233 £350 +7.69% 108
East of England -8 67 £288 -4.16% 49
South West +21 59 £370 +5.71% 31
Yorkshire +8 51 £350 +19.65% 39
North West -22 47 £350 +16.66% 34
West Midlands -14 28 £220 +17.33% 20
North East -7 22 £300 - 4
East Midlands -13 13 £304 -13.21% 19
Midlands - 1 - -
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 881 (47.91%) Windows
2 618 (33.61%) DNS
3 565 (30.72%) Linux
4 550 (29.91%) Cisco
5 541 (29.42%) Firewall
6 482 (26.21%) Microsoft
7 476 (25.88%) Active Directory
8 387 (21.04%) LAN
9 386 (20.99%) WAN
10 380 (20.66%) DHCP
11 378 (20.55%) VMware
12 376 (20.45%) UNIX
13 340 (18.49%) ITIL
14 316 (17.18%) Cisco Certification
15 307 (16.69%) Finance
16 300 (16.31%) VPN
17 299 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
18 270 (14.68%) HTTP
19 254 (13.81%) SSL
20 252 (13.70%) SQL
21 251 (13.65%) Security Cleared
22 245 (13.32%) Java
23 217 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
24 216 (11.75%) Windows Server 2003
25 214 (11.64%) Internet
26 209 (11.36%) MS Exchange
26 209 (11.36%) Windows 7
27 200 (10.88%) MS Office
27 200 (10.88%) Citrix
28 198 (10.77%) BGP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 209 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 138 (7.50%) IIS
3 122 (6.63%) Apache
4 120 (6.53%) Tomcat
5 99 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 80 (4.35%) WebSphere
7 63 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 49 (2.66%) Jetty
9 46 (2.50%) JBoss
10 42 (2.28%) SharePoint
11 39 (2.12%) WebLogic
12 33 (1.79%) Lync
12 33 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
13 30 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
13 30 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 28 (1.52%) nginx
15 21 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
15 21 (1.14%) Node.js
16 20 (1.09%) OpenStack
17 17 (0.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 200 (10.88%) MS Office
2 195 (10.60%) MS Excel
3 37 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 37 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.60%) MS Project
5 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) Vectorworks
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.054%) InDesign
9 1 (0.054%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.054%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 17 (0.92%) RMDS
2 12 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) assyst
5 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.054%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.054%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.054%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 95 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (2.01%) PaaS
5 33 (1.79%) Office 365
6 30 (1.63%) SaaS
7 28 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (1.36%) Google App Engine
8 25 (1.36%) IaaS
8 25 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.65%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.27%) Heroku
11 3 (0.16%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.11%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.054%) GitHub
13 1 (0.054%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 618 (33.61%) DNS
2 541 (29.42%) Firewall
3 387 (21.04%) LAN
4 386 (20.99%) WAN
5 380 (20.66%) DHCP
6 300 (16.31%) VPN
7 270 (14.68%) HTTP
8 254 (13.81%) SSL
9 214 (11.64%) Internet
10 198 (10.77%) BGP
11 192 (10.44%) SAN
12 183 (9.95%) OSPF
13 164 (8.92%) VLAN
13 164 (8.92%) Network Security
14 151 (8.21%) IPsec
15 149 (8.10%) Wireless
16 142 (7.72%) MPLS
17 125 (6.80%) Ethernet
18 123 (6.69%) Cisco ASA
19 119 (6.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 105 (5.71%) MySQL
3 81 (4.40%) MongoDB
4 56 (3.05%) Relational Database
5 49 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (2.34%) Oracle Database
7 37 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 31 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.25%) DB2
10 22 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (1.03%) Big Data
12 18 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.44%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
17 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 5 (0.27%) InterSystems Cache
17 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 114 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 93 (5.06%) Subversion
3 81 (4.40%) Git (software)
4 37 (2.01%) Maven
5 23 (1.25%) JIRA
6 20 (1.09%) Mercurial
6 20 (1.09%) JUnit
7 19 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 19 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 19 (1.03%) SoapUI
8 16 (0.87%) Gradle
9 15 (0.82%) JMeter
10 14 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.71%) Introscope
12 11 (0.60%) ClearCase
13 9 (0.49%) MSI
13 9 (0.49%) Metasploit
13 9 (0.49%) Mockito
14 8 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.38%) Ant
General
1 307 (16.69%) Finance
2 155 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 123 (6.69%) Banking
4 52 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.39%) Retail
6 33 (1.79%) Marketing
7 29 (1.58%) Legal
7 29 (1.58%) Back Office
7 29 (1.58%) Electronics
8 26 (1.41%) Multimedia
9 18 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.87%) Advertising
10 16 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.82%) Front Office
12 13 (0.71%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.49%) Billing
14 7 (0.38%) Publishing
14 7 (0.38%) Games
14 7 (0.38%) Law
15 4 (0.22%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 257 (13.97%) Analyst
2 252 (13.70%) Network Engineer
3 134 (7.29%) Developer
4 109 (5.93%) Support Engineer
5 102 (5.55%) Support Analyst
5 102 (5.55%) Administrator
6 85 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 84 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 71 (3.86%) Desktop Support
8 71 (3.86%) Consultant
9 61 (3.32%) Architect
10 52 (2.83%) Senior Network Engineer
10 52 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
11 51 (2.77%) Systems Administrator
12 49 (2.66%) Service Analyst
13 48 (2.61%) Service Desk Analyst
13 48 (2.61%) Security Engineer
14 47 (2.56%) Java Developer
15 46 (2.50%) 1st Line Support
16 43 (2.34%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (5.76%) XML
2 89 (4.84%) Web Services
3 79 (4.30%) .NET
4 76 (4.13%) HTML
5 68 (3.70%) SOAP
6 66 (3.59%) J2EE
7 63 (3.43%) 802.1X
8 49 (2.66%) Middleware
9 42 (2.28%) Servlets
9 42 (2.28%) REST
10 40 (2.18%) CSS
11 27 (1.47%) JMS
12 24 (1.31%) FIX Protocol
13 23 (1.25%) Ajax
14 22 (1.20%) Spring
14 22 (1.20%) JSON
14 22 (1.20%) Java EE
14 22 (1.20%) ASP.NET
15 21 (1.14%) JSP
15 21 (1.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 129 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.24%) Clustering
3 78 (4.24%) PKI
4 75 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.37%) Blackberry
6 52 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 52 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
7 41 (2.23%) Client/Server
8 39 (2.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 34 (1.85%) iPad
9 34 (1.85%) Device Driver
10 33 (1.79%) iPhone
11 24 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.20%) Replication
13 21 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 18 (0.98%) DTV
14 18 (0.98%) NHS
15 17 (0.92%) Equities
16 15 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 881 (47.91%) Windows
2 565 (30.72%) Linux
3 376 (20.45%) UNIX
4 299 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 216 (11.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 209 (11.36%) Windows 7
7 180 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 120 (6.53%) Windows XP
9 119 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 110 (5.98%) Solaris
11 73 (3.97%) Windows 8
12 63 (3.43%) Android
13 51 (2.77%) Mac OS X
14 34 (1.85%) AIX
15 30 (1.63%) SUSE
16 24 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (1.31%) zOS
17 22 (1.20%) Windows 2000
17 22 (1.20%) Ubuntu
18 21 (1.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (18.49%) ITIL
2 157 (8.54%) Configuration Management
3 152 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (7.61%) Project Management
5 138 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
6 137 (7.45%) Open Source
7 127 (6.91%) Load Balancing
8 106 (5.76%) Migration
9 105 (5.71%) DevOps
10 85 (4.62%) Service Delivery
11 77 (4.19%) Software Engineering
12 71 (3.86%) Change Management
12 71 (3.86%) Service Management
12 71 (3.86%) Incident Management
13 66 (3.59%) Network Design
14 64 (3.48%) Network Management
15 60 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
15 60 (3.26%) Multithreading
16 56 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
17 53 (2.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 252 (13.70%) SQL
2 245 (13.32%) Java
3 136 (7.40%) Perl
4 127 (6.91%) Python
5 102 (5.55%) PowerShell
6 94 (5.11%) Shell Script
7 92 (5.00%) Ruby
7 92 (5.00%) C
8 82 (4.46%) C++
9 61 (3.32%) JavaScript
10 54 (2.94%) Bash Shell
11 45 (2.45%) VB
12 41 (2.23%) PHP
12 41 (2.23%) VBScript
13 39 (2.12%) C#
14 22 (1.20%) Scala
15 21 (1.14%) Go
16 19 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.87%) Korn
18 13 (0.71%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 316 (17.18%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (13.65%) Security Cleared
3 186 (10.11%) CCNA
4 172 (9.35%) CCNP
5 147 (7.99%) SC Cleared
6 134 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 103 (5.60%) Degree
8 88 (4.79%) DV Cleared
9 87 (4.73%) MCSE
10 64 (3.48%) CCIE
11 51 (2.77%) CISSP
12 45 (2.45%) MCSA
12 45 (2.45%) MCP
13 34 (1.85%) ISTQB
14 27 (1.47%) CCIP
15 26 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (1.36%) CCSE
17 23 (1.25%) RHCE
17 23 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (0.98%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.53%) SLA
2 43 (2.34%) QA
3 35 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.11%) GPG13
7 2 (0.11%) BS7799
7 2 (0.11%) GMP
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.054%) HL7
8 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
System Software
1 476 (25.88%) Active Directory
2 217 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (6.25%) vSphere
4 72 (3.92%) Hyper-V
5 70 (3.81%) XenApp
6 62 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (2.72%) VMware ESX
8 40 (2.18%) vCloud
9 31 (1.69%) Firmware
10 26 (1.41%) Xen
11 23 (1.25%) Snort
12 22 (1.20%) XenDesktop
12 22 (1.20%) NFS
13 19 (1.03%) Samba
13 19 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 15 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 14 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (0.71%) Terminal Server
17 13 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 168 (9.14%) Puppet
2 117 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (5.38%) SCCM
4 45 (2.45%) SCOM
5 29 (1.58%) Ansible
5 29 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 28 (1.52%) Nagios
7 26 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (1.41%) Salt
8 23 (1.25%) NetBackup
9 18 (0.98%) WSUS
9 18 (0.98%) vMotion
10 15 (0.82%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.76%) BladeLogic
12 13 (0.71%) CA Wily
13 12 (0.65%) Cacti
13 12 (0.65%) OpenView
14 11 (0.60%) CA Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.60%) MOM
14 11 (0.60%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 550 (29.91%) Cisco
2 482 (26.21%) Microsoft
3 378 (20.55%) VMware
4 200 (10.88%) Citrix
5 194 (10.55%) HP
6 184 (10.01%) Oracle
7 176 (9.57%) Juniper
8 153 (8.32%) F5
9 151 (8.21%) CheckPoint
10 133 (7.23%) Red Hat
11 100 (5.44%) IBM
12 83 (4.51%) Dell
13 66 (3.59%) SolarWinds
14 60 (3.26%) NetApp
15 59 (3.21%) Blue Coat
16 57 (3.10%) Apple
16 57 (3.10%) Sun
17 54 (2.94%) McAfee
18 47 (2.56%) Symantec
19 46 (2.50%) Google
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Virtual Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £15.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago