The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
tcpdump
Rank 392 414 395
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 7 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.016% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.14% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate
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£330 £450 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2882 2827 3626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.26% 11.65% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1786 1788 2112
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 101 173
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +24 1 - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) VPN
2 9 (69.23%) SSL
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 8 (61.54%) IPsec
3 8 (61.54%) HTTP
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
5 6 (46.15%) Migration
5 6 (46.15%) SSH
5 6 (46.15%) BIG-IP
5 6 (46.15%) Ethereal
5 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
5 6 (46.15%) SMTP
5 6 (46.15%) Apache
5 6 (46.15%) ATM
5 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 6 (46.15%) Perl
5 6 (46.15%) .NET
5 6 (46.15%) Oracle
5 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
5 6 (46.15%) IIS
5 6 (46.15%) UNIX
5 6 (46.15%) C
5 6 (46.15%) snoop
5 6 (46.15%) F5
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
6 4 (30.77%) Multicast
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (46.15%) WebLogic
1 6 (46.15%) IIS
1 6 (46.15%) Apache
1 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) SaaS
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) VPN
2 9 (69.23%) SSL
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 8 (61.54%) IPsec
3 8 (61.54%) HTTP
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
5 6 (46.15%) SMTP
5 6 (46.15%) ATM
5 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 6 (46.15%) SSH
5 6 (46.15%) BIG-IP
5 6 (46.15%) Ethereal
5 6 (46.15%) snoop
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
6 4 (30.77%) Multicast
6 4 (30.77%) BGP
6 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
7 3 (23.08%) Wireshark
7 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) OAuth
2 3 (23.08%) OpenID
2 3 (23.08%) Android SDK
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) HATEOAS
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) JSON
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
1 1 (7.69%) e-Health
1 1 (7.69%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Build Automation
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Perl
2 6 (46.15%) C
3 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
1 3 (23.08%) Vagrant
1 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
2 6 (46.15%) F5
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) Google
4 3 (23.08%) Akamai
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 2 (15.38%) WSO2
6 1 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) CA