The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 33 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.93% 1.62% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 18.75% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.66% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.44%
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.50% 8.65% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Average daily rate £325 £220 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £308 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £51.67 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
Wirral - 2 - -
Liverpool -11 1 - -
Prescot - 1 - -
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (81.25%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) DHCP
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
4 9 (56.25%) DNS
5 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
6 6 (37.50%) Clustering
6 6 (37.50%) SCCM
6 6 (37.50%) SCVMM
6 6 (37.50%) LAN
6 6 (37.50%) WAN
6 6 (37.50%) Windows 2000
6 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 6 (37.50%) HP
6 6 (37.50%) Dell
6 6 (37.50%) Firmware
6 6 (37.50%) DMZ
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (37.50%) DFS Replication
6 6 (37.50%) High Availability
6 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) Migration
8 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) DHCP
2 9 (56.25%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) DMZ
4 2 (12.50%) OSPF
4 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (12.50%) BGP
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 2000
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (6.25%) AIX
6 1 (6.25%) Solaris
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) High Availability
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (31.25%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCIE
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) CCDP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
3 6 (37.50%) Firmware
3 6 (37.50%) DFS Replication
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
1 6 (37.50%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) HP
1 6 (37.50%) Dell
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Aruba
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds