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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
tcpdump
Rank 400 389 393
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.22% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£325 £418 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.15% -7.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £575
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -43.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
2931 2671 2899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.22% 11.80% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1798 1777
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 136
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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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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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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) CCSP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) CCSA
3 3 (50.00%) CCSE
3 3 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Multicast
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (33.33%) HAProxy
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) SAN

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) Multicast
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) SS7
3 1 (16.67%) 3G
3 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (16.67%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
3 1 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCSP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) CCSA
1 3 (50.00%) CCSE
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HAProxy
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (50.00%) F5