The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 58 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.50% 1.34% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 11.11% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.68 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.59% -19.61%
TCP/IP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
132 45 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.54% 12.06% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 18 30
Average daily rate £349 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £307 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £523 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.89% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £32.84 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the North East

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 19 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
Durham - 9 £275 -
Tyne and Wear -27 3 £320 - 2
Teesside - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (70.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (70.37%) MCSE
4 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (59.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (59.26%) Firewall
6 15 (55.56%) IIS
7 14 (51.85%) HP
8 13 (48.15%) Citrix
8 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
8 13 (48.15%) Veritas
8 13 (48.15%) NetBackup
8 13 (48.15%) Change Control
9 12 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (44.44%) Clustering
9 12 (44.44%) Time Management
9 12 (44.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 11 (40.74%) VMware
11 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 9 (33.33%) vSphere
12 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
12 8 (29.63%) DHCP
12 8 (29.63%) DNS
13 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
14 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
14 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 15 (55.56%) IIS
2 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (11.11%) Lync
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 8 (29.63%) DHCP
2 8 (29.63%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) SSL
3 3 (11.11%) HTTP
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) IT Support
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Customer Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Wintel Support
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Build Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (44.44%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.11%) UNIX
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (48.15%) Change Control
3 12 (44.44%) Time Management
4 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) DevOps
7 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Ruby
1 3 (11.11%) Java
1 3 (11.11%) PHP
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft Certification
1 19 (70.37%) MCSE
2 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 9 (33.33%) vSphere
3 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (48.15%) NetBackup
2 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) HP
3 13 (48.15%) Citrix
3 13 (48.15%) Veritas
4 11 (40.74%) VMware