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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 120 113 93
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 832 809 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 1.78% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.75% 12.65% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 435 465
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £150 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.70% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 106 147
Average hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £32.95 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +7.04%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6525 6394 8056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.69% 14.03% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3542 3335 3628
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 486 623
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.75 £12.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
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 11 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 11 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 11 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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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 +5 374 £400 +11.11% 151
South East +1 215 £325 +8.33% 111
East of England +14 70 £300 +29.72% 52
North West +10 55 £265 -15.87% 20
West Midlands -8 41 £184 -26.50% 18
South West -21 30 £363 +76.82% 30
Yorkshire -21 25 £310 +12.72% 30
East Midlands -4 12 £325 +22.64% 21
North East -13 2 - - 3
Midlands - - - -
TCP/IP
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TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 977 (58.71%) Windows
2 563 (33.83%) Microsoft
3 555 (33.35%) Active Directory
4 517 (31.07%) DNS
5 495 (29.75%) Linux
6 425 (25.54%) Firewall
7 385 (23.14%) LAN
8 375 (22.54%) Cisco
9 374 (22.48%) WAN
10 359 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 353 (21.21%) UNIX
12 337 (20.25%) VMware
13 266 (15.99%) Windows 7
14 264 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 261 (15.69%) DHCP
16 259 (15.56%) Windows XP
17 256 (15.38%) SQL
18 253 (15.20%) ITIL
19 246 (14.78%) MS Exchange
19 246 (14.78%) VPN
20 241 (14.48%) HP
21 240 (14.42%) MS Excel
22 234 (14.06%) SAN
23 226 (13.58%) Oracle
24 225 (13.52%) HTTP
25 213 (12.80%) Finance
26 208 (12.50%) MS Office
27 205 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
28 194 (11.66%) SQL Server
28 194 (11.66%) Citrix

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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
1 246 (14.78%) MS Exchange
2 147 (8.83%) IIS
3 122 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (4.57%) SharePoint
5 75 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 64 (3.85%) Apache
7 62 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 46 (2.76%) WebSphere
9 42 (2.52%) Lync
10 40 (2.40%) Tomcat
10 40 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 39 (2.34%) WebLogic
12 34 (2.04%) IBM Notes
13 30 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
14 22 (1.32%) nginx
15 15 (0.90%) Node.js
16 13 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
16 13 (0.78%) Jetty
17 8 (0.48%) WordPress
18 7 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 240 (14.42%) MS Excel
2 208 (12.50%) MS Office
3 32 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.90%) MS Project
6 9 (0.54%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.060%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.060%) Simulink
8 1 (0.060%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.060%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 73 (4.39%) Oracle EBS
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
3 4 (0.24%) assyst
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.060%) Minerva
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.060%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.060%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (1.68%) Office 365
4 18 (1.08%) SaaS
5 12 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.66%) PaaS
7 10 (0.60%) Google App Engine
8 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.12%) Route 53
10 1 (0.060%) IaaS
10 1 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.060%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 517 (31.07%) DNS
2 425 (25.54%) Firewall
3 385 (23.14%) LAN
4 374 (22.48%) WAN
5 261 (15.69%) DHCP
6 246 (14.78%) VPN
7 234 (14.06%) SAN
8 225 (13.52%) HTTP
9 149 (8.95%) SSL
10 135 (8.11%) Wireless
11 123 (7.39%) VLAN
12 121 (7.27%) Internet
13 100 (6.01%) BGP
14 93 (5.59%) VoIP
15 90 (5.41%) MPLS
16 89 (5.35%) OSPF
17 86 (5.17%) Network Security
18 81 (4.87%) Ethernet
19 79 (4.75%) HTTPS
20 68 (4.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.58%) MySQL
2 43 (2.58%) NoSQL
3 40 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 34 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 21 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
7 17 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.54%) Redis
12 8 (0.48%) DB2
13 7 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.42%) Cognos Impromptu
13 7 (0.42%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.30%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 36 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 34 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 33 (1.98%) Subversion
4 28 (1.68%) LoadRunner
5 22 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (0.90%) JUnit
7 13 (0.78%) JIRA
8 9 (0.54%) Selenium
9 8 (0.48%) FitNesse
10 7 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.42%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.42%) Toad
10 7 (0.42%) GDB
11 6 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.30%) Hudson
13 4 (0.24%) GNU Toolchain
13 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.24%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.24%) Introscope
General
1 213 (12.80%) Finance
2 109 (6.55%) Telecoms
3 107 (6.43%) Banking
4 35 (2.10%) Investment Banking
5 31 (1.86%) Marketing
6 29 (1.74%) Retail
7 27 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 26 (1.56%) Advertising
9 23 (1.38%) Legal
10 22 (1.32%) Front Office
11 19 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.08%) French Language
13 17 (1.02%) Spanish Language
13 17 (1.02%) Mandarin Language
14 14 (0.84%) Games
15 13 (0.78%) Back Office
15 13 (0.78%) Law
16 11 (0.66%) Electronics
17 7 (0.42%) Billing
18 5 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 284 (17.07%) Analyst
2 180 (10.82%) Support Engineer
3 159 (9.56%) Developer
4 148 (8.89%) Network Engineer
5 97 (5.83%) Consultant
6 94 (5.65%) Support Analyst
7 93 (5.59%) Architect
8 85 (5.11%) Administrator
9 74 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 70 (4.21%) Desktop Support
11 69 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
12 55 (3.31%) Test Analyst
13 54 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 51 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
14 51 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
15 49 (2.94%) Service Analyst
16 48 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
17 43 (2.58%) Software Engineer
18 41 (2.46%) IT Support
19 39 (2.34%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (9.07%) .NET
2 109 (6.55%) HTML
3 86 (5.17%) XML
4 85 (5.11%) ASP.NET
5 81 (4.87%) Web Services
6 72 (4.33%) JSP
7 49 (2.94%) JSON
8 25 (1.50%) Middleware
9 24 (1.44%) REST
10 23 (1.38%) CSS
11 21 (1.26%) RESTful
12 20 (1.20%) SOAP
13 18 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
14 17 (1.02%) Servlets
14 17 (1.02%) J2EE
15 16 (0.96%) LAMP
16 14 (0.84%) HTML5
17 12 (0.72%) Software Packaging
17 12 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
18 11 (0.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.71%) Clustering
2 74 (4.45%) Blackberry
3 70 (4.21%) Open Source
4 62 (3.73%) Client/Server
5 48 (2.88%) Replication
6 41 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 34 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 33 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
9 27 (1.62%) PKI
10 25 (1.50%) Hedge funds
11 23 (1.38%) iPad
12 21 (1.26%) Fat Client
12 21 (1.26%) Thin Client
13 20 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (1.02%) AS400
14 17 (1.02%) Equities
15 16 (0.96%) iPhone
16 15 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.84%) Device Driver
18 13 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 977 (58.71%) Windows
2 495 (29.75%) Linux
3 359 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 353 (21.21%) UNIX
5 266 (15.99%) Windows 7
6 264 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 259 (15.56%) Windows XP
8 80 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (4.33%) Windows 2000
10 69 (4.15%) Solaris
11 64 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (2.46%) Windows Vista
13 36 (2.16%) Windows 8
14 29 (1.74%) Mac OS X
15 26 (1.56%) Android
16 25 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
17 24 (1.44%) SUSE
18 23 (1.38%) AIX
19 19 (1.14%) Ubuntu
20 16 (0.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (15.20%) ITIL
2 96 (5.77%) Configuration Management
3 85 (5.11%) Migration
4 80 (4.81%) Change Management
5 70 (4.21%) Load Balancing
6 69 (4.15%) Software Engineering
7 68 (4.09%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (4.09%) DevOps
8 67 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (3.85%) Project Management
10 60 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 60 (3.61%) Software Testing
11 59 (3.55%) Incident Management
11 59 (3.55%) Service Delivery
12 53 (3.19%) Service Management
12 53 (3.19%) Test Scripting
13 52 (3.13%) Multithreading
14 51 (3.06%) Performance Testing
15 50 (3.00%) Validation
16 45 (2.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 256 (15.38%) SQL
2 183 (11.00%) Java
3 120 (7.21%) C
4 113 (6.79%) PowerShell
5 109 (6.55%) Perl
6 105 (6.31%) JavaScript
7 94 (5.65%) Python
7 94 (5.65%) Shell Script
8 88 (5.29%) C++
9 49 (2.94%) Ruby
10 48 (2.88%) C#
11 46 (2.76%) PHP
12 36 (2.16%) VBScript
13 31 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 28 (1.68%) VB
15 16 (0.96%) Embedded C
16 12 (0.72%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.66%) VBA
17 11 (0.66%) Tcl
18 8 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 174 (10.46%) Cisco Certification
3 139 (8.35%) SC Cleared
4 122 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 113 (6.79%) CCNA
6 103 (6.19%) CCNP
7 102 (6.13%) MCSE
8 101 (6.07%) Degree
9 74 (4.45%) ISTQB
10 55 (3.31%) DV Cleared
11 39 (2.34%) CISSP
12 38 (2.28%) MCP
13 32 (1.92%) CCIE
14 30 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 29 (1.74%) MCITP
16 23 (1.38%) ISEB
17 22 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
18 19 (1.14%) CCDP
18 19 (1.14%) CISM
19 17 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.49%) SLA
2 54 (3.25%) QA
3 15 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.18%) GPG13
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.18%) BS7799
7 2 (0.12%) JTAG
8 1 (0.060%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.060%) COBIT
8 1 (0.060%) JSP 440
System Software
1 555 (33.35%) Active Directory
2 205 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (5.05%) Hyper-V
4 75 (4.51%) vSphere
5 67 (4.03%) XenApp
6 44 (2.64%) NFS
6 44 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (2.46%) VMware ESX
8 28 (1.68%) Xen
8 28 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.38%) Nmap
10 21 (1.26%) Terminal Services
11 16 (0.96%) vCloud
12 15 (0.90%) Snort
12 15 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (0.66%) ProxySG
14 10 (0.60%) KVM
15 9 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 8 (0.48%) Squid
17 7 (0.42%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 97 (5.83%) SCCM
2 89 (5.35%) Puppet
3 65 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
4 58 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (3.00%) SCOM
6 34 (2.04%) Nessus
7 32 (1.92%) Backup Exec
8 23 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
8 23 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 17 (1.02%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.84%) WSUS
10 14 (0.84%) HP SIM
11 12 (0.72%) BladeLogic
11 12 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.66%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.60%) Salt
13 10 (0.60%) Nagios
13 10 (0.60%) ARCserve
14 9 (0.54%) MOM
Vendors
1 563 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 375 (22.54%) Cisco
3 337 (20.25%) VMware
4 241 (14.48%) HP
5 226 (13.58%) Oracle
6 194 (11.66%) Citrix
7 89 (5.35%) Red Hat
8 83 (4.99%) Juniper
9 80 (4.81%) CheckPoint
10 78 (4.69%) F5
11 74 (4.45%) IBM
12 71 (4.27%) EMC
13 59 (3.55%) NetApp
14 45 (2.70%) Avaya
15 43 (2.58%) McAfee
16 37 (2.22%) Lotus
17 36 (2.16%) CA
18 35 (2.10%) Dell
18 35 (2.10%) Apple
18 35 (2.10%) SolarWinds
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