The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 35 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 6 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.89% 2.16% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 14.93% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £17.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+116.38% -3.72%
TCP/IP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 67 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.62% 14.44% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 44 55
Median daily rate £325 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £635 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -15.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Skelmersdale - 4 - -
Clitheroe - 2 - -
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (66.67%) HTTP
4 7 (58.33%) FTP
4 7 (58.33%) Oracle
4 7 (58.33%) SOAP
4 7 (58.33%) Unix
4 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (58.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (33.33%) HP
8 3 (25.00%) ISEB
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (25.00%) DNS
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco
8 3 (25.00%) LAN
8 3 (25.00%) MS Project
8 3 (25.00%) DB2
8 3 (25.00%) Validation
8 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (25.00%) Degree
8 3 (25.00%) Banking

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) HTTP
2 7 (58.33%) FTP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) Skype
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) FWSM
5 1 (8.33%) SMTP
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) OAT Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) OAT Test Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) OAT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) Lotus
5 2 (16.67%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper