The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 76 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 13 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.41% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.99% 3.29% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
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£350 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £305 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £345 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -8.57%
TCP/IP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
186 152 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.66% 12.51% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 78 44
Average daily rate £300 £305 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 31
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.50 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Bolton -1 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 £275 - 1
Rochdale - - - - 2
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (53.85%) Windows
1 14 (53.85%) WAN
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) LAN
3 11 (42.31%) DNS
3 11 (42.31%) Wireless
4 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (34.62%) DHCP
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (30.77%) SAN
5 8 (30.77%) CCNA
5 8 (30.77%) HP
6 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (26.92%) Avaya
6 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
6 7 (26.92%) IPsec
6 7 (26.92%) Firewall
7 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
8 5 (19.23%) IIS
8 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
8 5 (19.23%) CCNP
8 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (19.23%) Clustering
8 5 (19.23%) SCOM
8 5 (19.23%) Network Security
8 5 (19.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (15.38%) SCSM

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.85%) Apache
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) WAN
2 13 (50.00%) LAN
3 11 (42.31%) DNS
3 11 (42.31%) Wireless
4 9 (34.62%) DHCP
5 8 (30.77%) SAN
6 7 (26.92%) IPsec
6 7 (26.92%) Firewall
7 5 (19.23%) Network Security
8 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
8 3 (11.54%) SNMP
8 3 (11.54%) MPLS
8 3 (11.54%) OSPF
8 3 (11.54%) BGP
8 3 (11.54%) HSRP
8 3 (11.54%) Multicast
9 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
9 2 (7.69%) VPN
9 2 (7.69%) VoIP
10 1 (3.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Clustering
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Tandem
3 1 (3.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (15.38%) UNIX
4 3 (11.54%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) zOS
6 1 (3.85%) HPUX
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.85%) OS/390
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) CRM
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Network Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITSM
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Information Assurance
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (30.77%) CCNA
3 5 (19.23%) CCNP
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (15.38%) MCSE
5 2 (7.69%) CISSP
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) MCP
6 1 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.85%) MCTS
6 1 (3.85%) CCSE
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) MCITP
6 1 (3.85%) CCSA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.54%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (7.69%) RACF
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCOM
2 4 (15.38%) SCSM
2 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (11.54%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.85%) WSUS
5 1 (3.85%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) Avaya
5 4 (15.38%) 3PAR
5 4 (15.38%) VMware
5 4 (15.38%) Nortel
5 4 (15.38%) Juniper
6 3 (11.54%) Nokia
7 2 (7.69%) F5
7 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.69%) Dell
7 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle
8 1 (3.85%) Sun
8 1 (3.85%) EMC
8 1 (3.85%) Intel
8 1 (3.85%) StorageTek
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix
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