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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 56 49 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 22 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.40% 0.57% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.18% 4.17% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 2
Average daily rate
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£300 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 - £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+201.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
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
136 72 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.83% 13.77% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 11
Average daily rate £294 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.39% -0.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 3 10
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -58.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £10.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £30.60 £32.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 July 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
Tyne and Wear -11 18 £350 - 4
Durham -7 2 £290 - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 24 (77.42%) Linux
2 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 14 (45.16%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (45.16%) Open Source
2 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
3 13 (41.94%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (41.94%) Puppet
4 12 (38.71%) Windows
5 10 (32.26%) Java
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (29.03%) DNS
6 9 (29.03%) DHCP
6 9 (29.03%) UNIX
7 8 (25.81%) IIS
7 8 (25.81%) IPsec
7 8 (25.81%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
7 8 (25.81%) vCloud
8 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (22.58%) VMware
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (22.58%) HP
8 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
8 7 (22.58%) SSL
8 7 (22.58%) HTTP
9 6 (19.35%) FTP
9 6 (19.35%) Servlets
9 6 (19.35%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (25.81%) IIS
2 6 (19.35%) Apache
2 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
2 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
2 6 (19.35%) Jetty
2 6 (19.35%) nginx
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (45.16%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (19.35%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (19.35%) Google App Engine
2 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (19.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) DHCP
1 9 (29.03%) DNS
2 8 (25.81%) IPsec
3 7 (22.58%) SSL
3 7 (22.58%) HTTP
4 6 (19.35%) FTP
4 6 (19.35%) Firewall
5 3 (9.68%) WAN
5 3 (9.68%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 2 (6.45%) Wireless
6 2 (6.45%) BGP
6 2 (6.45%) NetScreen
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Support
3 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX Support
3 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Web Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Release Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
1 6 (19.35%) J2EE
1 6 (19.35%) Servlets
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
1 4 (12.90%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) UNIX
4 4 (12.90%) AIX
4 4 (12.90%) Solaris
4 4 (12.90%) zOS
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Open Source
1 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
2 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Change Control
4 5 (16.13%) Server Monitoring
4 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
4 5 (16.13%) Change Management
5 4 (12.90%) Quality Management
5 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
5 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) Time Management
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) Server Building
7 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) Perl
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) VB
2 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) CCNA
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) MCSE
5 2 (6.45%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) vCloud
2 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (19.35%) Xen
4 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
5 2 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (6.45%) vSphere
6 1 (3.23%) QEMU
6 1 (3.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) Puppet
1 13 (41.94%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (19.35%) Tivoli
3 2 (6.45%) MOM
3 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.45%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) HP
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Google
4 4 (12.90%) CA
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco
5 3 (9.68%) IBM
6 2 (6.45%) AppSense
6 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.45%) Aruba
6 2 (6.45%) Veritas
6 2 (6.45%) Remedy
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix
6 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.23%) BT
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