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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 41 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 10 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.35% - 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.82% - 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£350 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+76.66% -28.57%
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
78 61 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.35% 10.66% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 22
Average daily rate £275 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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
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 30 January 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
Brentwood - 2 £275 -
Chelmsford - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
TCP/IP
East of England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Linux
3 11 (50.00%) Firewall
4 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
6 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
6 7 (31.82%) MS Office
7 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 6 (27.27%) Broadband
7 6 (27.27%) LAN
7 6 (27.27%) HP
7 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
8 5 (22.73%) Wireless
8 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) DHCP
8 5 (22.73%) DNS
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco
9 4 (18.18%) Python
9 4 (18.18%) WAN
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (18.18%) Selenium
9 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
10 3 (13.64%) SaaS
10 3 (13.64%) F5
10 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) Broadband
2 6 (27.27%) LAN
3 5 (22.73%) Wireless
3 5 (22.73%) DHCP
3 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
6 2 (9.09%) SSL
6 2 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security
7 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) MSI
2 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 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
1 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall Support
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support
4 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .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
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.64%) AIX
5 3 (13.64%) Solaris
6 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
6 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
2 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) OWASP
3 2 (9.09%) SIEM
3 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Python
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) C++
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CISA
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) XenApp
2 3 (13.64%) MetaFrame
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
1 3 (13.64%) WSUS
1 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) HP
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) F5
4 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 3 (13.64%) Avaya
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec
4 3 (13.64%) McAfee
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) IBM
4 3 (13.64%) EMC
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Apple
5 2 (9.09%) Brocade
5 2 (9.09%) Kerio
6 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper
6 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.55%) Sophos