The table below looks at the statistics for tcpdump 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 tcpdump over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
tcpdump
Rank 402 430 398
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -32
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 12 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.049% 0.004% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.033% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £325 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3120 3033 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.82% 12.12% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 1960 2113
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

tcpdump Jobs Demand Trend in London

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Daily Rate Trend in London

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

tcpdump Daily Rate Trend in London

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Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing tcpdump across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

tcpdump Daily Rate Histogram in London

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Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

tcpdump Hourly Rate Trend in London

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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 tcpdump within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
City of London +20 3 £538 +65.38% 5
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump.

1 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) snoop
3 9 (47.37%) Wireshark
3 9 (47.37%) Java
3 9 (47.37%) VPN
4 8 (42.11%) DNS
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 8 (42.11%) BGP
4 8 (42.11%) IPsec
4 8 (42.11%) HSRP
5 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
5 7 (36.84%) HTTP
5 7 (36.84%) SSL
5 7 (36.84%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) SMTP
6 6 (31.58%) ATM
6 6 (31.58%) Perl
6 6 (31.58%) C
6 6 (31.58%) UNIX
6 6 (31.58%) Apache
6 6 (31.58%) Oracle
6 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
6 6 (31.58%) IIS
6 6 (31.58%) CCNP
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Migration
6 6 (31.58%) F5
6 6 (31.58%) WebSphere

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) Apache
1 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
1 6 (31.58%) IIS
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) snoop
3 9 (47.37%) Wireshark
3 9 (47.37%) VPN
4 8 (42.11%) DNS
4 8 (42.11%) BGP
4 8 (42.11%) IPsec
4 8 (42.11%) HSRP
5 7 (36.84%) HTTP
5 7 (36.84%) SSL
5 7 (36.84%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) SMTP
6 6 (31.58%) ATM
6 6 (31.58%) SSH
6 6 (31.58%) BIG-IP
6 6 (31.58%) Ethereal
7 5 (26.32%) OSPF
7 5 (26.32%) TACACS
8 4 (21.05%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Games
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.26%) OAuth
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) OpenID
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) Android SDK
2 1 (5.26%) HATEOAS
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Open Source
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Spread Betting
3 1 (5.26%) SecurID
3 1 (5.26%) Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) e-Health
3 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Low Latency
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) Perl
2 6 (31.58%) C
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CCNP
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 5 (26.32%) CCIE
3 4 (21.05%) CCSP
3 4 (21.05%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Snort
1 4 (21.05%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Nessus
2 3 (15.79%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) F5
4 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Google
5 1 (5.26%) Akamai
5 1 (5.26%) WSO2
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) CA
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