The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Lancashire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 45 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.95% 1.91% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 13.33% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -5.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -42.37%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.81% 14.35% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 11 17
Average daily rate £250 £253 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £403 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -6.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP across the Lancashire region.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Lancashire region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

TCP/IP
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) FTP
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) Toad
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Toad
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
Lytham St. Annes
Computer Futures
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