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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
tcpdump
Rank 393 411 387
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.044% 0.025% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.20% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £315 - £348
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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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
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +6 4 £463 - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (55.56%) Windows
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 14 (51.85%) Firewall
3 13 (48.15%) Wireshark
4 12 (44.44%) Finance
4 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (44.44%) DNS
5 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
5 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
5 11 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (37.04%) Low Latency
6 10 (37.04%) CCSP
6 10 (37.04%) VPN
6 10 (37.04%) Ethernet
6 10 (37.04%) Multicast
7 9 (33.33%) .NET
7 9 (33.33%) F5
7 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 8 (29.63%) Network Security
8 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
8 8 (29.63%) C#
8 8 (29.63%) BGP
8 8 (29.63%) HSRP
9 7 (25.93%) SQL
9 7 (25.93%) UNIX
9 7 (25.93%) Banking
9 7 (25.93%) Investment Banking
10 6 (22.22%) CCSE
10 6 (22.22%) Games
10 6 (22.22%) CCSA

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) Firewall
2 13 (48.15%) Wireshark
3 12 (44.44%) DNS
4 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
4 11 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (37.04%) VPN
5 10 (37.04%) Ethernet
5 10 (37.04%) Multicast
6 8 (29.63%) HSRP
6 8 (29.63%) Network Security
6 8 (29.63%) BGP
7 6 (22.22%) TACACS
7 6 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (22.22%) OSPF
7 6 (22.22%) snoop
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (14.81%) SNMP
8 4 (14.81%) IPv6
8 4 (14.81%) Internet
8 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Investment Banking
3 6 (22.22%) Games
4 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Spread Betting
2 5 (18.52%) Open Source
3 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) e-Health
4 2 (7.41%) SecurID
4 2 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (7.41%) Equities
4 2 (7.41%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.70%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) UNIX
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Low Latency
2 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
4 6 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (7.41%) Investment Management
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.41%) OO
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 6 (22.22%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) Perl
4 5 (18.52%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (37.04%) CCSP
3 6 (22.22%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) CCSA
3 6 (22.22%) CCSE
3 6 (22.22%) CCIE
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) CISSP
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Snort
2 4 (14.81%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (14.81%) Nessus
2 2 (7.41%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) F5
4 3 (11.11%) Juniper
5 2 (7.41%) CA
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle