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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 40 35 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 2 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.72% 1.33% 4.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 10.26% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
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£400 £313 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +101.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
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
38 39 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.67% 12.96% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 29
Average daily rate £410 £320 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £254 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 25
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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
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 21 November 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
Dartford - - - - 1
Dover - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 3
Stansted - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
TCP/IP
South East

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Advertising
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) CCNP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) vSphere

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (50.00%) Advertising
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) TippingPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Splunk