The table below looks at the statistics for tcpdump 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 tcpdump over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
tcpdump
Rank 575 553 521
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -32
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 8 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.026% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £385 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% -24.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £301 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £418 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £575
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -43.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
7434 6519 6266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.22% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3602 3212
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 370 516
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.86 £40.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing tcpdump across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

tcpdump Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing tcpdump across the England region.

tcpdump Daily Rate Trend in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing tcpdump across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

tcpdump Daily Rate Histogram in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing tcpdump across the England region.

tcpdump Hourly Rate Trend in England

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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 tcpdump within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 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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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
South East -16 4 £525 - 3
London +14 3 £325 -20.24% 1
East of England +9 1 - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump.

1 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Wireshark
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) SSL
3 6 (42.86%) HTTP
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) Perl
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
4 5 (35.71%) Snort
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (35.71%) Network Architecture
4 5 (35.71%) SIEM
5 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (28.57%) F5
5 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
5 4 (28.57%) LDAP
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 4 (28.57%) SMTP

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) JBoss
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Wireshark
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) SSL
3 6 (42.86%) HTTP
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
5 4 (28.57%) LDAP
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 4 (28.57%) SMTP
6 3 (21.43%) Internet
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) IPsec
6 3 (21.43%) FTP
6 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) CESG
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 2000
3 3 (21.43%) UNIX
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
1 5 (35.71%) Network Architecture
1 5 (35.71%) SIEM
2 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Network Design
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CCSE
3 3 (21.43%) CCSP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) CCSA
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Snort
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) Samba
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) HAProxy
3 1 (7.14%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) MOM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) F5
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
4 2 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Splunk