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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
tcpdump
Rank 554 550 565
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 26 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.025% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 11
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£366 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.08% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7620 6595 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.71% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4301 3682 3819
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 376 632
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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 +21 16 £475 +7.04%
South East -8 7 £410 - 6
East of England -21 3 £338 +12.50%
South West - - - - 4
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 27 (69.23%) Firewall
2 26 (66.67%) Wireshark
3 24 (61.54%) TCP/IP
4 20 (51.28%) Cisco
5 17 (43.59%) F5
6 16 (41.03%) CCNP
6 16 (41.03%) DNS
6 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (41.03%) WAN
7 15 (38.46%) .NET
8 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
9 13 (33.33%) VPN
9 13 (33.33%) BGP
9 13 (33.33%) BIG-IP
10 12 (30.77%) snoop
10 12 (30.77%) IPsec
10 12 (30.77%) Java
11 11 (28.21%) UNIX
11 11 (28.21%) Finance
11 11 (28.21%) Degree
12 10 (25.64%) TACACS
12 10 (25.64%) Windows
12 10 (25.64%) SSL
13 9 (23.08%) HTTP
13 9 (23.08%) ATM
13 9 (23.08%) SMTP
13 9 (23.08%) LAN
13 9 (23.08%) OSPF
13 9 (23.08%) Ethereal
13 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 7 (17.95%) WebLogic
1 7 (17.95%) IIS
1 7 (17.95%) Apache
1 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) Firewall
2 26 (66.67%) Wireshark
3 24 (61.54%) TCP/IP
4 16 (41.03%) DNS
4 16 (41.03%) WAN
5 13 (33.33%) VPN
5 13 (33.33%) BGP
5 13 (33.33%) BIG-IP
6 12 (30.77%) snoop
6 12 (30.77%) IPsec
7 10 (25.64%) TACACS
7 10 (25.64%) SSL
8 9 (23.08%) HTTP
8 9 (23.08%) ATM
8 9 (23.08%) SMTP
8 9 (23.08%) LAN
8 9 (23.08%) OSPF
8 9 (23.08%) Ethereal
8 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (20.51%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Games
3 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 5 (12.82%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 2 (5.13%) Electronics
5 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.13%) Publishing
6 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Security Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) Data Network Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Network Consultant
7 4 (10.26%) Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Performance Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Network Supervisor
8 2 (5.13%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (10.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Open Source
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Spread Betting
3 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.13%) e-Health
5 2 (5.13%) SecurID
5 2 (5.13%) DTV
6 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.56%) CESG
6 1 (2.56%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.56%) Derivative
6 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) UNIX
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Solaris
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
2 8 (20.51%) Low Latency
3 7 (17.95%) Migration
4 6 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 6 (15.38%) Network Management
5 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.26%) Fault Management
6 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.26%) Change Management
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.69%) Release Management
8 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.13%) SIEM
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) C#
3 7 (17.95%) Perl
3 7 (17.95%) C
4 6 (15.38%) SQL
5 5 (12.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) CCNP
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (28.21%) Degree
3 8 (20.51%) CCSP
4 7 (17.95%) CCSE
4 7 (17.95%) CCSA
5 6 (15.38%) CCIE
6 4 (10.26%) CISSP
6 4 (10.26%) CCNA
7 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (5.13%) CCDP
8 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.13%) ISEB
9 1 (2.56%) GIAC
9 1 (2.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Snort
2 4 (10.26%) Nmap
3 2 (5.13%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Nessus
1 4 (10.26%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (10.26%) OpenView
1 4 (10.26%) Netcool
2 2 (5.13%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Cisco
2 17 (43.59%) F5
3 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
4 7 (17.95%) Oracle
5 6 (15.38%) Juniper
5 6 (15.38%) HP
6 4 (10.26%) Crossbeam
6 4 (10.26%) Radware
6 4 (10.26%) Nortel
7 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.13%) Sourcefire
8 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.13%) NetQoS
8 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.13%) SAP
8 2 (5.13%) CA
9 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.56%) VMware