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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
tcpdump
Rank 548 536 508
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -28
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 4 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.026% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.057% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
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£475 £400 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +17.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
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
7022 6103 6369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.23% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3862 3178 3163
Average daily rate £375 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 357 553
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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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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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 4 March 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
South East - 2 £475 - 8
London -18 1 - - 5
North West - 1 £408 -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
South West - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 15 (57.69%) Firewall
1 15 (57.69%) Wireshark
1 15 (57.69%) F5
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco
3 13 (50.00%) DNS
3 13 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 13 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (50.00%) Network Security
4 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (42.31%) CCSP
5 11 (42.31%) CCSA
5 11 (42.31%) CCSE
5 11 (42.31%) Cisco PIX
6 10 (38.46%) UNIX
7 9 (34.62%) VPN
8 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
8 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (26.92%) Multicast
9 6 (23.08%) Low Latency
9 6 (23.08%) Network Architecture
9 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
9 6 (23.08%) TACACS
9 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
9 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000
9 6 (23.08%) Perl
9 6 (23.08%) SQL
9 6 (23.08%) CCNP

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1 (3.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
1 15 (57.69%) Wireshark
2 13 (50.00%) DNS
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (50.00%) Network Security
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco PIX
4 9 (34.62%) VPN
5 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
5 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
5 7 (26.92%) Multicast
6 6 (23.08%) TACACS
7 5 (19.23%) LAN
7 5 (19.23%) SMS
7 5 (19.23%) WAN
7 5 (19.23%) BIG-IP
7 5 (19.23%) Nortel Alteon
8 4 (15.38%) IPsec
9 3 (11.54%) SMTP
9 3 (11.54%) LDAP
9 3 (11.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.54%) Games
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.69%) Electronics
5 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Data Network Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) WAP
1 5 (19.23%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Spread Betting
3 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 2 (7.69%) Open Source
3 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) CESG
3 2 (7.69%) Equities
3 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.85%) DTV
4 1 (3.85%) e-Health
4 1 (3.85%) SecurID
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) UNIX
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000
4 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (23.08%) Low Latency
2 6 (23.08%) Network Architecture
2 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 5 (19.23%) Fault Management
3 5 (19.23%) Network Management
4 4 (15.38%) Change Control
4 4 (15.38%) SIEM
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Release Management
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Investment Management
6 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
1 6 (23.08%) Perl
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) C++
3 3 (11.54%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) CCSP
2 11 (42.31%) CCSA
2 11 (42.31%) CCSE
3 6 (23.08%) CCNP
4 5 (19.23%) CCNA
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) ISEB
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.85%) CCIE
7 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Snort
2 1 (3.85%) NFS
2 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Samba
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) OpenView
1 5 (19.23%) Netcool
2 1 (3.85%) MOM
2 1 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) F5
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco
3 13 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (23.08%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) Nortel
5 5 (19.23%) Radware
5 5 (19.23%) Crossbeam
6 3 (11.54%) Juniper
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.69%) ArcSight
7 2 (7.69%) Sourcefire
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.85%) SAP
8 1 (3.85%) CA
8 1 (3.85%) VMware
8 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.85%) Splunk
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