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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 42 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.89% 1.10% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.14% 6.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate £320 £138 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+132.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
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
35 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.04% 17.95% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 12
Average daily rate £240 £450 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +52.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.46 £10.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £198 -
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) C
2 5 (33.33%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 5 (33.33%) Qt
2 5 (33.33%) Modbus
3 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) SMTP
3 4 (26.67%) HTTP
3 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
3 4 (26.67%) Embedded C++
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) Clustering
4 3 (20.00%) HACMP
4 3 (20.00%) MPLS
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) Nortel
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Avaya
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) Veritas

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Modbus
2 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 4 (26.67%) SMTP
3 3 (20.00%) Broadband
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) LDAP
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 3 (20.00%) WLAN
4 2 (13.33%) PSTN
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded Software Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Qt
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) CSS3
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 4 (26.67%) Clustering
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C
1 5 (33.33%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded C++
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNA
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) NFS
2 3 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Avaya
1 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
1 3 (20.00%) Juniper
1 3 (20.00%) Nortel
1 3 (20.00%) Veritas
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec