The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 16 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 London 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 132 138 94
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -44
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 401 319 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.62% 1.45% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.09% 10.55% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 182 387
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £153 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 42
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.70 £39.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -42.37%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2846 3023 3707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.50% 13.75% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1854 1880 2239
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £207 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 135 151
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in London

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in London

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in London

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in London

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in London

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 91 £391 -3.98% 43
Croydon -6 11 £500 +17.64% 1
Chiswick - 4 £170 -
Uxbridge -6 2 £380 -9.52% 1
Canary Wharf +23 1 £288 -49.73%
Hounslow +11 1 - - 1
Docklands, London -1 1 £440 +3.52% 2
Ealing - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kenley - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
Edgware - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 2
Greenford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 426 (55.47%) Windows
2 271 (35.29%) Linux
3 237 (30.86%) Active Directory
4 229 (29.82%) Microsoft
5 208 (27.08%) Firewall
6 203 (26.43%) WAN
7 202 (26.30%) UNIX
8 195 (25.39%) DNS
8 195 (25.39%) Cisco
9 185 (24.09%) LAN
10 152 (19.79%) SQL
11 150 (19.53%) ITIL
12 149 (19.40%) VMware
13 147 (19.14%) Finance
14 133 (17.32%) Java
15 126 (16.41%) Citrix
16 118 (15.36%) SQL Server
17 116 (15.10%) Cisco Certification
18 112 (14.58%) HTTP
19 111 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
20 109 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
20 109 (14.19%) VPN
21 108 (14.06%) MS Exchange
22 104 (13.54%) Windows 7
23 103 (13.41%) SAN
24 100 (13.02%) Banking
25 99 (12.89%) Oracle
26 98 (12.76%) DHCP
27 86 (11.20%) Windows Server 2003
28 85 (11.07%) MS Excel

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 108 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 56 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 56 (7.29%) IIS
3 40 (5.21%) Apache
4 37 (4.82%) Tomcat
5 34 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 29 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 26 (3.39%) SharePoint
8 20 (2.60%) IBM Notes
9 11 (1.43%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.30%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.30%) nginx
11 9 (1.17%) Lync
12 7 (0.91%) Node.js
13 5 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.65%) ColdFusion
14 4 (0.52%) Drupal
15 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 85 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 67 (8.72%) MS Office
3 10 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.65%) MS Project
5 4 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) RMDS
1 5 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.26%) assyst
3 2 (0.26%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.13%) Eikon
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (2.21%) Amazon S3
4 11 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.04%) Office 365
6 5 (0.65%) Route 53
6 5 (0.65%) CloudFront
7 4 (0.52%) SaaS
8 2 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 208 (27.08%) Firewall
2 203 (26.43%) WAN
3 195 (25.39%) DNS
4 185 (24.09%) LAN
5 112 (14.58%) HTTP
6 109 (14.19%) VPN
7 103 (13.41%) SAN
8 98 (12.76%) DHCP
9 73 (9.51%) Internet
10 72 (9.38%) SSL
11 65 (8.46%) VoIP
11 65 (8.46%) BGP
11 65 (8.46%) Wireless
12 61 (7.94%) MPLS
13 58 (7.55%) Network Security
14 55 (7.16%) NAS
15 50 (6.51%) OSPF
15 50 (6.51%) VLAN
16 43 (5.60%) Ethernet
16 43 (5.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.99%) MySQL
4 20 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.04%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.65%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.52%) Siebel EIM
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.39%) DB2
12 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.26%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 24 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.47%) Subversion
3 17 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.56%) JUnit
5 11 (1.43%) ClearCase
6 9 (1.17%) Selenium
6 9 (1.17%) FitNesse
7 8 (1.04%) JIRA
7 8 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.78%) Maven
10 5 (0.65%) MSI
10 5 (0.65%) JMeter
11 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.39%) Eclipse RCP
12 3 (0.39%) Behat
12 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.26%) Ant
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 147 (19.14%) Finance
2 100 (13.02%) Banking
3 36 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 35 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 32 (4.17%) Law
5 32 (4.17%) Front Office
6 27 (3.52%) Legal
7 22 (2.86%) Retail
7 22 (2.86%) Financial Institution
8 16 (2.08%) Advertising
9 15 (1.95%) Marketing
10 13 (1.69%) Back Office
11 9 (1.17%) French Language
12 7 (0.91%) Billing
13 5 (0.65%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.52%) Games
14 4 (0.52%) Publishing
15 2 (0.26%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (14.84%) Analyst
2 79 (10.29%) Developer
3 69 (8.98%) Administrator
4 64 (8.33%) Consultant
5 63 (8.20%) Network Engineer
6 62 (8.07%) Architect
6 62 (8.07%) Support Engineer
7 47 (6.12%) Desktop Support
8 43 (5.60%) Support Analyst
9 41 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
10 39 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 33 (4.30%) UNIX Administrator
12 28 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
13 24 (3.13%) C++ Developer
13 24 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
13 24 (3.13%) Network Analyst
14 23 (2.99%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 23 (2.99%) Desktop Analyst
15 22 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
15 22 (2.86%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.43%) .NET
2 33 (4.30%) Web Services
3 30 (3.91%) HTML
3 30 (3.91%) FIX Protocol
4 25 (3.26%) XML
5 21 (2.73%) REST
5 21 (2.73%) J2EE
6 19 (2.47%) Middleware
7 13 (1.69%) JSON
7 13 (1.69%) CSS
8 12 (1.56%) SOAP
8 12 (1.56%) Application Packaging
8 12 (1.56%) WPF
8 12 (1.56%) RESTful
9 10 (1.30%) Rendezvous
10 9 (1.17%) Spring
11 7 (0.91%) HTML5
11 7 (0.91%) Ajax
11 7 (0.91%) Software Packaging
11 7 (0.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.72%) Clustering
2 48 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 32 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.13%) Open Source
5 23 (2.99%) Client/Server
6 22 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
7 20 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.47%) Replication
9 16 (2.08%) PKI
9 16 (2.08%) Derivative
10 13 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.56%) Equities
11 12 (1.56%) iPhone
11 12 (1.56%) Mathematics
12 11 (1.43%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.43%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.43%) CLARiiON
13 9 (1.17%) Celerra
14 8 (1.04%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 426 (55.47%) Windows
2 271 (35.29%) Linux
3 202 (26.30%) UNIX
4 111 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (13.54%) Windows 7
6 86 (11.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 68 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 67 (8.72%) Windows XP
9 65 (8.46%) Solaris
10 19 (2.47%) Android
10 19 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (2.34%) Apple iOS
12 16 (2.08%) Mac OS X
12 16 (2.08%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.82%) Windows 8
14 13 (1.69%) SUSE
15 12 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (1.30%) AIX
17 9 (1.17%) Windows Vista
18 8 (1.04%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (19.53%) ITIL
2 50 (6.51%) Project Management
3 49 (6.38%) Multithreading
4 47 (6.12%) Load Balancing
5 43 (5.60%) Configuration Management
6 39 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 36 (4.69%) Migration
9 34 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (4.43%) SIEM
10 32 (4.17%) Change Management
10 32 (4.17%) OO
11 31 (4.04%) Time Management
12 29 (3.78%) Problem Management
12 29 (3.78%) Low Latency
13 28 (3.65%) Performance Monitoring
14 27 (3.52%) Risk Management
15 26 (3.39%) Network Architecture
15 26 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
15 26 (3.39%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 152 (19.79%) SQL
2 133 (17.32%) Java
3 77 (10.03%) Perl
4 53 (6.90%) C++
5 48 (6.25%) Python
6 43 (5.60%) Shell Script
7 42 (5.47%) C
8 37 (4.82%) PowerShell
9 31 (4.04%) C#
10 30 (3.91%) Ruby
11 25 (3.26%) PHP
11 25 (3.26%) JavaScript
12 24 (3.13%) VB
13 14 (1.82%) VBScript
13 14 (1.82%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.65%) sed
14 5 (0.65%) Groovy
14 5 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.52%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.52%) JCL
Qualifications
1 116 (15.10%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (8.98%) CCNP
3 63 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (8.07%) CCNA
4 62 (8.07%) Degree
5 46 (5.99%) MCSE
6 36 (4.69%) CCIE
7 29 (3.78%) CISSP
8 28 (3.65%) Security Cleared
9 25 (3.26%) SC Cleared
9 25 (3.26%) MCP
10 17 (2.21%) MCSA
11 16 (2.08%) MCITP
12 14 (1.82%) CCDP
13 13 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.30%) CISA
15 8 (1.04%) CISM
15 8 (1.04%) GIAC
15 8 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.91%) SLA
2 27 (3.52%) QA
3 10 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.65%) BS7799
5 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) JTAG
System Software
1 237 (30.86%) Active Directory
2 109 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (8.98%) XenApp
4 45 (5.86%) vSphere
5 42 (5.47%) XenDesktop
6 38 (4.95%) NFS
7 25 (3.26%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.08%) Samba
9 13 (1.69%) Hyper-V
10 11 (1.43%) Sendmail
11 8 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.91%) Xen
12 7 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.78%) XenServer
13 6 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.65%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.52%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 48 (6.25%) Puppet
2 38 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (4.04%) SCCM
4 22 (2.86%) BladeLogic
5 19 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
6 17 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (1.95%) Ganglia
7 15 (1.95%) Nagios
7 15 (1.95%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 8 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (0.91%) SCOM
10 7 (0.91%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 7 (0.91%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.78%) MOM
11 6 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.78%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.78%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 229 (29.82%) Microsoft
2 195 (25.39%) Cisco
3 149 (19.40%) VMware
4 126 (16.41%) Citrix
5 99 (12.89%) Oracle
6 84 (10.94%) Red Hat
7 70 (9.11%) HP
8 63 (8.20%) EMC
9 49 (6.38%) Juniper
10 43 (5.60%) CA
11 42 (5.47%) Symantec
12 40 (5.21%) NetApp
13 38 (4.95%) F5
14 36 (4.69%) CheckPoint
15 34 (4.43%) Sun
16 30 (3.91%) Reuters
16 30 (3.91%) Bloomberg
17 28 (3.65%) McAfee
18 22 (2.86%) IBM
18 22 (2.86%) Remedy
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £14 - £17.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Paddington, London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: Contract £500-£650 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 26 days ago
West London
Allied Worldwide
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 27 days ago
London
BPXNet
Rate: £200 - £425 per day
Posted: 28 days ago
London
BPXNet
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 28 days ago