The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 37 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.72% 2.71% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% 19.51% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£400 £325 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +160.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
TCP/IP
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.76% 13.90% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 15
Average daily rate £400 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Kent

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 18 September 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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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
Dartford - - - - 4
Dover - - - - 1
Tonbridge - - - -
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (76.47%) DNS
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco
5 8 (47.06%) DHCP
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
6 7 (41.18%) Advertising
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (35.29%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) Change Management
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
8 5 (29.41%) CCNP
8 5 (29.41%) CCNA
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
9 4 (23.53%) VPN
9 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
9 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
9 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
9 4 (23.53%) MS Office
9 4 (23.53%) Finance
10 3 (17.65%) Juniper
10 3 (17.65%) HTTP
10 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
10 3 (17.65%) SCCM

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) DNS
2 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 9 (52.94%) LAN
4 8 (47.06%) Firewall
4 8 (47.06%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (23.53%) VPN
8 3 (17.65%) HTTP
9 2 (11.76%) Wireless
10 1 (5.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Ingres
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) WebLOAD
General
1 7 (41.18%) Advertising
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) OS/400
6 1 (5.88%) Solaris
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) CentOS
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCNP
1 5 (29.41%) CCNA
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
2 2 (11.76%) NVQ Level 3
2 2 (11.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
2 2 (11.76%) vSphere
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Nintex
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) JBoss
6 1 (5.88%) Riverbed