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 4 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 37 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 6 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.94% 2.30% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.63% 9.09% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £488 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £18.97 £16.92
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +12.08%
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
41 77 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.27% 25.25% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 24
Average daily rate £363 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £363 -
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) DNS
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) Clustering
3 9 (50.00%) HACMP
3 9 (50.00%) Veritas
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (50.00%) Perl
3 9 (50.00%) UNIX
3 9 (50.00%) LDAP
3 9 (50.00%) NFS
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 9 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (50.00%) Puppet
3 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (44.44%) Python
4 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco
5 7 (38.89%) SAN
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) MySQL
5 7 (38.89%) NetBackup
5 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (33.33%) Dell
6 6 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (27.78%) HP
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) AIX

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
1 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) DNS
2 9 (50.00%) LDAP
3 7 (38.89%) SAN
4 4 (22.22%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.11%) NAS
6 2 (11.11%) LAN
7 1 (5.56%) Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (5.56%) Multicast
7 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Support
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) HACMP
1 9 (50.00%) Clustering
2 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) UNIX
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (27.78%) AIX
6 4 (22.22%) Solaris
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) SIEM
3 2 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Data Security
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Perl
2 8 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (22.22%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) CCSA
2 1 (5.56%) CCSE
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) NFS
1 9 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 9 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) vSphere
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Puppet
1 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (38.89%) NetBackup
3 4 (22.22%) OpenView
3 4 (22.22%) Control-M
4 3 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (11.11%) SCOM
6 1 (5.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Veritas
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) VMware
4 6 (33.33%) Dell
4 6 (33.33%) Citrix
5 5 (27.78%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) Symantec
6 4 (22.22%) IBM
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) Sun
7 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
8 2 (11.11%) Splunk
8 2 (11.11%) Meraki
8 2 (11.11%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (5.56%) LogRhythm
9 1 (5.56%) Lancope
9 1 (5.56%) LogLogic
9 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
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