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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 58 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 12 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.26% 2.21% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.63% 13.64% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
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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 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £445 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.58% -8.82%
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
139 88 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.13% 16.21% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 37 46
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 £275 £190 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 3
Average hourly rate £18.81 £14.00 £22.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.35% -37.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £18.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £37.00 £34.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 - - - - 2
TCP/IP
East of England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
4 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 10 (55.56%) DHCP
4 10 (55.56%) DNS
5 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (50.00%) Firewall
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 8
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (38.89%) Backup Exec
7 7 (38.89%) Symantec
7 7 (38.89%) Linux
8 6 (33.33%) Broadband
9 5 (27.78%) HP
9 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
9 5 (27.78%) MS Office
9 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
10 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (22.22%) VMware
10 4 (22.22%) VPN
10 4 (22.22%) EMC
11 3 (16.67%) Citrix
11 3 (16.67%) Cisco
11 3 (16.67%) IBM
11 3 (16.67%) Oracle
11 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 3 (16.67%) DB2

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) DHCP
1 10 (55.56%) DNS
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) Broadband
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
7 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall Support
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
1 3 (16.67%) iPhone
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 8
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
6 3 (16.67%) AIX
6 3 (16.67%) Solaris
7 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Information Security
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) OWASP
2 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
2 2 (11.11%) SIEM
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
3 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.56%) UML
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CISSP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CISA
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) XenApp
3 3 (16.67%) MetaFrame
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Backup Exec
2 3 (16.67%) WSUS
2 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (11.11%) SCCM
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Symantec
3 5 (27.78%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) EMC
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) Avaya
5 3 (16.67%) McAfee
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Sophos
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) LogRhythm