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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK / England
Rank 133 132 124
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 786 855 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.87% 1.82% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.51% 12.55% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 531 463
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £193 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 52 84
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.38 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% +14.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.55 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £55.00 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+11.62% +14.66%

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
6282 6811 7063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.94% 14.46% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3958 4073 3900
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 326 296 419
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.83 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% +15.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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
London +11 361 £425 -13.35% 111
South East -21 147 £408 +16.42% 57
East of England +12 63 £375 -9.09% 34
North West +33 55 £400 -5.88% 28
West Midlands +25 40 £435 +91.20% 12
South West -20 36 £378 +15.26% 25
Yorkshire +1 32 £438 +2.63% 19
East Midlands +4 31 £250 -23.07% 11
North East -18 23 £310 -31.11% 1
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP.

1 798 (46.72%) Windows
2 794 (46.49%) Linux
3 537 (31.44%) Firewall
4 507 (29.68%) DNS
5 405 (23.71%) Cisco
6 394 (23.07%) Unix
7 374 (21.90%) HTTP
8 364 (21.31%) LAN
9 356 (20.84%) Active Directory
10 355 (20.78%) Microsoft
11 351 (20.55%) VMware
12 345 (20.20%) SSL
13 341 (19.96%) Python
14 340 (19.91%) Security Cleared
15 332 (19.44%) Java
16 319 (18.68%) WAN
17 309 (18.09%) DHCP
18 307 (17.97%) DevOps
19 305 (17.86%) Windows Server
20 274 (16.04%) ITIL
21 273 (15.98%) SC Cleared
22 262 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
22 262 (15.34%) Puppet
23 260 (15.22%) Configuration Management
24 246 (14.40%) Finance
25 239 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
26 235 (13.76%) VPN
27 230 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
28 229 (13.41%) Open Source
29 224 (13.11%) SQL

TCP/IP
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
1 185 (10.83%) Apache
2 144 (8.43%) Tomcat
3 128 (7.49%) IIS
4 93 (5.44%) JBoss
4 93 (5.44%) MS Exchange
5 73 (4.27%) nginx
6 60 (3.51%) WebSphere
7 53 (3.10%) WebLogic
8 41 (2.40%) OpenStack
9 38 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 36 (2.11%) Oracle Application Server
11 33 (1.93%) SharePoint
12 28 (1.64%) iPlanet
13 26 (1.52%) Jetty
14 25 (1.46%) Confluence
14 25 (1.46%) Mongrel
15 23 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
16 22 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 20 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 18 (1.05%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 174 (10.19%) MS Office
2 133 (7.79%) MS Excel
3 14 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.059%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.53%) RMDS
3 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.23%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.18%) Demantra
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.18%) SnowdropKCS
6 1 (0.059%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.059%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.059%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.059%) Magento
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 204 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.51%) Office 365
4 46 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (1.99%) GitHub
6 31 (1.81%) PaaS
7 25 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (1.46%) IaaS
8 24 (1.41%) Google App Engine
9 20 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 19 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.11%) SaaS
11 15 (0.88%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.70%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.59%) Route 53
14 9 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 9 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.29%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 537 (31.44%) Firewall
2 507 (29.68%) DNS
3 374 (21.90%) HTTP
4 364 (21.31%) LAN
5 345 (20.20%) SSL
6 319 (18.68%) WAN
7 309 (18.09%) DHCP
8 235 (13.76%) VPN
9 187 (10.95%) Wireless
10 152 (8.90%) Internet
11 132 (7.73%) Network Security
11 132 (7.73%) VoIP
12 120 (7.03%) BGP
13 117 (6.85%) MPLS
14 116 (6.79%) OSPF
15 108 (6.32%) Ethernet
16 99 (5.80%) SNMP
17 98 (5.74%) Cisco ASA
18 95 (5.56%) SAN
18 95 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (9.66%) PostgreSQL
2 122 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 120 (7.03%) MySQL
4 119 (6.97%) SQL Server
5 89 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 66 (3.86%) Redis
7 43 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 33 (1.93%) Hadoop
9 30 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (1.58%) Oracle Database
11 25 (1.46%) Big Data
12 22 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.88%) DB2
14 14 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (0.70%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 222 (13.00%) Jenkins
2 205 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 97 (5.68%) Subversion
4 39 (2.28%) JIRA
4 39 (2.28%) Travis CI
5 29 (1.70%) Selenium
6 22 (1.29%) Vagrant
7 21 (1.23%) Bitbucket
8 20 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 18 (1.05%) Grunt
10 18 (1.05%) Visual Studio
11 17 (1.00%) Ant
11 17 (1.00%) IntelliJ
11 17 (1.00%) JUnit
11 17 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
11 17 (1.00%) Maven
12 15 (0.88%) Gatling
12 15 (0.88%) gulp
12 15 (0.88%) Sublime Text
General
1 246 (14.40%) Finance
2 89 (5.21%) Banking
3 88 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.40%) Retail
5 34 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.58%) Back Office
7 22 (1.29%) Electronics
8 21 (1.23%) Marketing
9 18 (1.05%) Front Office
9 18 (1.05%) Legal
10 17 (1.00%) Law
11 16 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.82%) Advertising
13 12 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.47%) Games
15 7 (0.41%) Military
16 6 (0.35%) Billing
16 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.35%) Publishing
17 5 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 222 (13.00%) Analyst
2 163 (9.54%) Support Engineer
3 157 (9.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 145 (8.49%) Network Engineer
5 142 (8.31%) Developer
6 99 (5.80%) Support Analyst
7 98 (5.74%) Administrator
8 77 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
9 74 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 73 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
11 68 (3.98%) Architect
12 57 (3.34%) Security Analyst
13 56 (3.28%) Desktop Support
14 55 (3.22%) Software Engineer
15 50 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
16 47 (2.75%) Cisco Engineer
17 44 (2.58%) Consultant
18 43 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
19 40 (2.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 40 (2.34%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (7.73%) Web Services
2 104 (6.09%) J2EE
3 90 (5.27%) HTML
4 86 (5.04%) .NET
5 85 (4.98%) Elastic Stack
6 79 (4.63%) XML
7 74 (4.33%) CSS
7 74 (4.33%) Node.js
8 65 (3.81%) Middleware
9 64 (3.75%) 802.1X
9 64 (3.75%) JSON
10 51 (2.99%) Servlets
11 45 (2.63%) RESTful
12 34 (1.99%) SOAP
13 33 (1.93%) LAMP
13 33 (1.93%) LAPP Stack
13 33 (1.93%) REST
14 29 (1.70%) AngularJS
15 28 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
16 25 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 138 (8.08%) Data Centre
2 105 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (5.91%) Management Information System
4 85 (4.98%) Clustering
5 47 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 42 (2.46%) Blackberry
7 37 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.99%) Client/Server
9 33 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
10 30 (1.76%) Cyber Attack
11 29 (1.70%) Security Operations Centre
12 26 (1.52%) Algorithms
13 25 (1.46%) Device Driver
13 25 (1.46%) PKI
14 23 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (1.05%) Driving Licence
16 17 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 16 (0.94%) Mainframe
17 16 (0.94%) Replication
17 16 (0.94%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 798 (46.72%) Windows
2 794 (46.49%) Linux
3 394 (23.07%) Unix
4 305 (17.86%) Windows Server
5 183 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 172 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 172 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 138 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 113 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 94 (5.50%) CentOS
10 90 (5.27%) Ubuntu
11 79 (4.63%) Solaris
12 61 (3.57%) Windows 10
13 50 (2.93%) AIX
14 44 (2.58%) Windows XP
15 43 (2.52%) Windows 8
16 35 (2.05%) Android
17 33 (1.93%) Apple iOS
17 33 (1.93%) Mac OS X
17 33 (1.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (17.97%) DevOps
2 274 (16.04%) ITIL
3 262 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
4 260 (15.22%) Configuration Management
5 230 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
6 229 (13.41%) Open Source
7 132 (7.73%) Load Balancing
8 124 (7.26%) Information Security
9 117 (6.85%) Software Engineering
10 110 (6.44%) High Availability
11 89 (5.21%) Change Management
12 88 (5.15%) SIEM
13 86 (5.04%) Migration
14 83 (4.86%) Cybersecurity
15 80 (4.68%) Vulnerability Management
16 79 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
17 69 (4.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 67 (3.92%) Patch Management
19 65 (3.81%) Scrum
20 64 (3.75%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 341 (19.96%) Python
2 332 (19.44%) Java
3 224 (13.11%) SQL
4 214 (12.53%) Perl
5 158 (9.25%) Ruby
6 139 (8.14%) Bash Shell
7 121 (7.08%) JavaScript
8 110 (6.44%) PowerShell
9 107 (6.26%) C++
10 96 (5.62%) C
11 88 (5.15%) C#
11 88 (5.15%) Shell Script
12 60 (3.51%) PHP
13 55 (3.22%) VB
14 40 (2.34%) Go
15 36 (2.11%) VBScript
16 33 (1.93%) Scala
17 15 (0.88%) Groovy
17 15 (0.88%) Haskell
17 15 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 340 (19.91%) Security Cleared
2 273 (15.98%) SC Cleared
3 196 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
4 126 (7.38%) CCNA
5 120 (7.03%) CCNP
6 85 (4.98%) CISSP
7 83 (4.86%) Degree
8 69 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (3.75%) DV Cleared
10 61 (3.57%) SANS
11 50 (2.93%) CCIE
12 47 (2.75%) SSCP
13 45 (2.63%) MCSE
14 31 (1.81%) MCSA
15 29 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 29 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (1.58%) MCP
17 20 (1.17%) GIAC
17 20 (1.17%) Network+ Certification
18 18 (1.05%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.99%) SLA
2 48 (2.81%) PCI DSS
3 33 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.11%) QA
5 15 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.47%) RMADS
7 6 (0.35%) MiFID
8 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.18%) PMO
9 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.12%) COBIT
10 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.059%) BS7799
11 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.059%) GPG13
11 1 (0.059%) WCAG
System Software
1 356 (20.84%) Active Directory
2 239 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (5.50%) Docker
4 79 (4.63%) vSphere
5 70 (4.10%) Hyper-V
6 42 (2.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 34 (1.99%) Firmware
8 31 (1.81%) XenApp
9 29 (1.70%) NFS
10 27 (1.58%) vCloud
10 27 (1.58%) Xen
11 26 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (0.94%) Samba
14 16 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (0.76%) KVM
16 12 (0.70%) RACF
16 12 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
17 11 (0.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 262 (15.34%) Puppet
2 149 (8.72%) Ansible
3 144 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
4 98 (5.74%) SCCM
5 71 (4.16%) Salt
6 67 (3.92%) Kibana
7 66 (3.86%) Nagios
8 53 (3.10%) QRadar
9 46 (2.69%) logstash
10 37 (2.17%) HP SiteScope
11 36 (2.11%) Tivoli
12 28 (1.64%) Nessus
12 28 (1.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 27 (1.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 26 (1.52%) Grafana
15 25 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 22 (1.29%) SELinux
16 22 (1.29%) Terraform
17 21 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
18 19 (1.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 405 (23.71%) Cisco
2 355 (20.78%) Microsoft
3 351 (20.55%) VMware
4 153 (8.96%) Red Hat
5 148 (8.67%) Oracle
6 147 (8.61%) Juniper
7 120 (7.03%) Citrix
7 120 (7.03%) F5
8 114 (6.67%) IBM
9 113 (6.62%) CheckPoint
10 109 (6.38%) HP
11 98 (5.74%) Splunk
12 90 (5.27%) Apple
13 58 (3.40%) Sun
14 57 (3.34%) Google
15 55 (3.22%) Intel Security
16 52 (3.04%) LogRhythm
17 48 (2.81%) Veritas
18 38 (2.22%) Symantec
19 37 (2.17%) Palo Alto
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