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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 78 56 69
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 11 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 1.80% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.24% 12.86% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £83 £215 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.62% -30.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -42.37%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
152 140 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.57% 13.99% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 56 106
Average daily rate £325 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 2
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) WAN
4 9 (40.91%) DHCP
4 9 (40.91%) DNS
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco
4 9 (40.91%) LAN
4 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (36.36%) Wireless
5 8 (36.36%) HP
5 8 (36.36%) Avaya
5 8 (36.36%) SAN
6 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 7 (31.82%) SQL
6 7 (31.82%) IPsec
7 6 (27.27%) Backup Exec
7 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
8 5 (22.73%) .NET
8 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (22.73%) SCCM
8 5 (22.73%) VMware
8 5 (22.73%) Firewall
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (18.18%) SCSM
9 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (18.18%) Clustering
9 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (18.18%) IIS
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) WAN
2 9 (40.91%) DHCP
2 9 (40.91%) DNS
2 9 (40.91%) LAN
3 8 (36.36%) Wireless
3 8 (36.36%) SAN
4 7 (31.82%) IPsec
5 5 (22.73%) Firewall
6 4 (18.18%) MPLS
6 4 (18.18%) OSPF
6 4 (18.18%) BGP
6 4 (18.18%) FTP
7 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
7 3 (13.64%) SNMP
7 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 3 (13.64%) HSRP
7 3 (13.64%) Network Security
7 3 (13.64%) Multicast
8 2 (9.09%) VPN
9 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) IT Support
3 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) SOAP
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) XSL
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) NHS
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) PDA
3 1 (4.55%) e-Health
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (18.18%) CRM
2 3 (13.64%) SOA
2 3 (13.64%) OOP
2 3 (13.64%) Network Management
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VB
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) AppleScript
3 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (18.18%) CCNP
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) MetaFrame
3 3 (13.64%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Backup Exec
2 5 (22.73%) SCCM
3 4 (18.18%) SCSM
3 4 (18.18%) SCOM
4 3 (13.64%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (4.55%) Netcool
5 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 8 (36.36%) HP
3 8 (36.36%) Avaya
4 5 (22.73%) VMware
5 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
5 4 (18.18%) Nortel
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
7 2 (9.09%) Symantec
7 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 2 (9.09%) Apple
7 2 (9.09%) Juniper
7 2 (9.09%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle
8 1 (4.55%) NetApp
8 1 (4.55%) F5
8 1 (4.55%) NetScout
8 1 (4.55%) Mitel
8 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
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