The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP 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 Manchester 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
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 76 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 10 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 0.26% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 2.29% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£393 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 - £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 - £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +4.16%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
152 131 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.30% 11.50% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 69 61
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 31
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bury - 1 £205 -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (56.52%) WAN
1 13 (56.52%) LAN
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Wireless
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) DNS
5 8 (34.78%) HP
5 8 (34.78%) DHCP
6 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (30.43%) Avaya
6 7 (30.43%) IPsec
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (26.09%) Backup Exec
7 6 (26.09%) SAN
7 6 (26.09%) CCNA
7 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
8 5 (21.74%) CCNP
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
8 5 (21.74%) Network Security
9 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (17.39%) SCCM
9 4 (17.39%) SCOM
9 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (17.39%) Clustering
9 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) WAN
1 13 (56.52%) LAN
2 11 (47.83%) Wireless
3 9 (39.13%) DNS
4 8 (34.78%) DHCP
5 7 (30.43%) IPsec
6 6 (26.09%) SAN
7 5 (21.74%) Firewall
7 5 (21.74%) Network Security
8 3 (13.04%) HSRP
8 3 (13.04%) Multicast
8 3 (13.04%) MPLS
8 3 (13.04%) OSPF
8 3 (13.04%) BGP
8 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
8 3 (13.04%) SNMP
9 2 (8.70%) VPN
9 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
9 2 (8.70%) VoIP
10 1 (4.35%) SMS
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Customer Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.35%) OS/390
6 1 (4.35%) zOS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) CRM
1 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.04%) Service Management
2 3 (13.04%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITSM
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNA
3 5 (21.74%) CCNP
4 2 (8.70%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCSA
5 1 (4.35%) CCSE
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.04%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (4.35%) RACF
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Backup Exec
2 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 4 (17.39%) SCSM
3 3 (13.04%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
5 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.35%) WSUS
5 1 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) HP
4 7 (30.43%) Avaya
5 4 (17.39%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) 3PAR
6 3 (13.04%) Nortel
7 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
7 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.70%) F5
7 2 (8.70%) Nokia
7 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.70%) Symantec
7 2 (8.70%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) Intel
8 1 (4.35%) VMware
8 1 (4.35%) Syncsort
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix
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