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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 30 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.36% 1.76% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.50% 10.53% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
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£488 £388 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% +142.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £298 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £418 £163
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
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
40 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.93% 16.74% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 26
Average daily rate £450 £388 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +33.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £275 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% +97.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (76.92%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) Python
2 7 (53.85%) LDAP
2 7 (53.85%) Perl
2 7 (53.85%) UNIX
2 7 (53.85%) NFS
2 7 (53.85%) Veritas
2 7 (53.85%) HACMP
2 7 (53.85%) Clustering
2 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 7 (53.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (53.85%) Puppet
2 7 (53.85%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (46.15%) NetBackup
3 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
3 6 (46.15%) Symantec
3 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 5 (38.46%) MySQL
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
5 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (30.77%) AIX
5 4 (30.77%) Solaris
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) HP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) LDAP
3 3 (23.08%) DHCP
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) Junos
5 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Support
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) HACMP
1 7 (53.85%) Clustering
2 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) PDA
4 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) UNIX
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) AIX
3 4 (30.77%) Solaris
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Information Security
2 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Perl
1 7 (53.85%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCIE
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) NFS
1 7 (53.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 7 (53.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Puppet
1 7 (53.85%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (46.15%) NetBackup
3 2 (15.38%) OpenView
3 2 (15.38%) Control-M
3 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Veritas
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
2 6 (46.15%) Symantec
3 3 (23.08%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Dell
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 2 (15.38%) Sun
4 2 (15.38%) NetScout
4 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Splunk
5 1 (7.69%) TippingPoint
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat