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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 57 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 5 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.06% 4.12% 3.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.62% 23.26% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 6
Average daily rate £425 £488 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £380 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £526 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.14% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +5.00%
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
58 43 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.34% 17.70% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 22 20
Average daily rate £318 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.44% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £180 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £522 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +135.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 April 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 29 April 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 - 1 £200 -
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 7 (63.64%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) Veritas
2 6 (54.55%) HACMP
2 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) LDAP
2 6 (54.55%) NFS
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Puppet
3 5 (45.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (27.27%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (27.27%) Clustering
5 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) MPLS
5 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 3 (27.27%) Broadband
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google Apps
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) LDAP
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) Broadband
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) VoIP
4 3 (27.27%) WLAN
5 2 (18.18%) PSTN
6 1 (9.09%) Modbus
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 4 (36.36%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Unix Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) HACMP
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Clustering
4 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) AIX
2 3 (27.27%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Contingency Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Perl
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) NFS
2 5 (45.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Clusterware
3 3 (27.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Puppet
2 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (27.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Veritas
2 3 (27.27%) Avaya
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Juniper
2 3 (27.27%) Nortel
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) iManage
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec