The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Kent region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 27 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 11 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.09% 2.89% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.64% 17.02% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +40.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £150 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £535 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.34
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.85%
Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
59 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.93% 16.97% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 12
Average daily rate £350 £275 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £150 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -76.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
TCP/IP
South East

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
Maidstone - 2 £114 - 1
Sittingbourne - 1 £350 -
Tonbridge - 1 £110 -
Rochester - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (72.22%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) DNS
2 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) WAN
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
4 8 (44.44%) LAN
5 7 (38.89%) DHCP
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco
5 7 (38.89%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) Advertising
7 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
7 5 (27.78%) Change Management
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) CCNP
7 5 (27.78%) CCNA
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (27.78%) HTTP
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (22.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
8 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
8 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) DNS
2 9 (50.00%) WAN
3 8 (44.44%) LAN
4 7 (38.89%) DHCP
4 7 (38.89%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (27.78%) HTTP
6 3 (16.67%) VPN
6 3 (16.67%) SMTP
7 2 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Ingres
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) WebLOAD
General
1 6 (33.33%) Advertising
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) OS/400
6 1 (5.56%) Solaris
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CCNP
1 5 (27.78%) CCNA
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 2 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
2 2 (11.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
1 3 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 3 (16.67%) Nintex
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) JBoss
5 1 (5.56%) Riverbed