The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 49 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 12 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.46% 2.72% 3.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 15.05% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 10
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£488 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £217 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £445 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.14% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+19.24% -11.42%
TCP/IP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
116 93 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.82% 18.09% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 33 45
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £180 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 8
Average hourly rate £24.12 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.61% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.60 £27.50 £36.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP across the Essex region.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Essex

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Essex region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 2 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Harlow - - - -
Basildon - - - -
TCP/IP
East of England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 13 (59.09%) DNS
3 13 (59.09%) DHCP
4 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
4 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (40.91%) Firewall
7 8 (36.36%) Windows 8
8 7 (31.82%) Backup Exec
8 7 (31.82%) Symantec
8 7 (31.82%) Linux
9 6 (27.27%) MS Office
9 6 (27.27%) Broadband
9 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
9 6 (27.27%) EMC
9 6 (27.27%) VMware
10 5 (22.73%) Finance
10 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
10 5 (22.73%) HP
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco
10 5 (22.73%) VPN
11 4 (18.18%) ITIL
11 4 (18.18%) SAN
11 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
11 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (13.64%) iPhone
12 3 (13.64%) iSCSI

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) DNS
1 13 (59.09%) DHCP
2 9 (40.91%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) Broadband
4 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 4 (18.18%) SAN
6 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
6 3 (13.64%) Wireless
7 2 (9.09%) LAN
7 2 (9.09%) WAN
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Support Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Firewall Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Firewall Support
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) iPhone
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 8
5 7 (31.82%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 3 (13.64%) AIX
7 3 (13.64%) Solaris
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
9 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) SIEM
3 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) OWASP
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
4 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.64%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CISA
2 2 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) MetaFrame
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Backup Exec
2 3 (13.64%) WSUS
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Symantec
3 6 (27.27%) EMC
3 6 (27.27%) VMware
4 5 (22.73%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
5 3 (13.64%) McAfee
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) Avaya
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm
6 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.55%) Sophos