The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 102 79 91
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 67 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 1.85% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.48% 12.39% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 8
Average daily rate
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£413 £305 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% -11.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 19
Average hourly rate £16.84 £13.48 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.97% -58.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.67 £16.84 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £18.48 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.23% +7.14%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Manchester -11 19 £445 +13.37% 24
Cheshire -19 19 £463 +51.63% 12
Lancashire -9 10 £350 - 2
Merseyside -8 3 £375 +108.33% 3
Cumbria -16 2 £413 -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 63 (55.26%) Windows
2 58 (50.88%) DNS
3 52 (45.61%) DHCP
4 45 (39.47%) Microsoft
5 36 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 34 (29.82%) VMware
7 30 (26.32%) Cisco
8 28 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (22.81%) Firewall
10 25 (21.93%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (21.93%) FTP
10 25 (21.93%) MS Office
11 23 (20.18%) Linux
11 23 (20.18%) ITIL
11 23 (20.18%) HTTP
11 23 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (17.54%) VPN
12 20 (17.54%) Finance
13 19 (16.67%) IPsec
13 19 (16.67%) WAN
13 19 (16.67%) LAN
13 19 (16.67%) IIS
13 19 (16.67%) SAN
13 19 (16.67%) Puppet
14 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared
14 18 (15.79%) CCNP
14 18 (15.79%) Internet
14 18 (15.79%) Configuration Management
15 17 (14.91%) SLA
15 17 (14.91%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 19 (16.67%) IIS
2 16 (14.04%) WebSphere
3 13 (11.40%) Jetty
3 13 (11.40%) nginx
3 13 (11.40%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.14%) Apache
4 7 (6.14%) CICS
5 6 (5.26%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.51%) Lync
7 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
Applications
1 25 (21.93%) MS Office
2 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.04%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (11.40%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (11.40%) Google App Engine
3 13 (11.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (50.88%) DNS
2 52 (45.61%) DHCP
3 26 (22.81%) Firewall
4 25 (21.93%) FTP
5 23 (20.18%) HTTP
6 20 (17.54%) VPN
7 19 (16.67%) LAN
7 19 (16.67%) WAN
7 19 (16.67%) IPsec
7 19 (16.67%) SAN
8 18 (15.79%) Internet
9 16 (14.04%) SSL
10 13 (11.40%) BGP
10 13 (11.40%) VoIP
11 12 (10.53%) OSPF
11 12 (10.53%) Wireless
12 9 (7.89%) SMTP
13 8 (7.02%) SNA
13 8 (7.02%) Network Security
14 7 (6.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) DataStage
2 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.75%) DB2
4 1 (0.88%) IDMS
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (14.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.75%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.88%) Hudson
3 1 (0.88%) MSI
General
1 20 (17.54%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.26%) Marketing
3 6 (5.26%) Electronics
3 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.39%) Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Local Government
6 2 (1.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (21.93%) Analyst
2 11 (9.65%) Network Engineer
2 11 (9.65%) Service Analyst
2 11 (9.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (8.77%) Consultant
4 9 (7.89%) Support Analyst
4 9 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (7.02%) Architect
6 7 (6.14%) Desktop Support
6 7 (6.14%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.14%) DevOps Consultant
7 5 (4.39%) IT Support
7 5 (4.39%) Designer
7 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.39%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) .NET
1 13 (11.40%) J2EE
1 13 (11.40%) Servlets
2 10 (8.77%) HTML
3 7 (6.14%) Middleware
4 3 (2.63%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.75%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Device Driver
2 8 (7.02%) Mainframe
3 7 (6.14%) VSAM
3 7 (6.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (5.26%) DTV
4 6 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.39%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.51%) Handset
7 3 (2.63%) EFT
7 3 (2.63%) PKI
7 3 (2.63%) Statistics
7 3 (2.63%) iPad
8 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.75%) CMDB
8 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.75%) Clustering
8 2 (1.75%) GIS
9 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 63 (55.26%) Windows
2 23 (20.18%) Linux
2 23 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (14.91%) Windows 7
4 15 (13.16%) UNIX
5 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.89%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.89%) zOS
8 4 (3.51%) AIX
8 4 (3.51%) Solaris
8 4 (3.51%) MVS
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.88%) OS/390
11 1 (0.88%) Android
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.88%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.88%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) ITIL
2 18 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 16 (14.04%) Open Source
4 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (8.77%) Unit Testing
6 10 (8.77%) Automated Testing
7 9 (7.89%) Incident Management
8 8 (7.02%) Project Management
8 8 (7.02%) DevOps
9 7 (6.14%) Migration
10 6 (5.26%) Programme Management
10 6 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (5.26%) Service Management
10 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (5.26%) Software Delivery
10 6 (5.26%) Server Building
11 5 (4.39%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (4.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.40%) Java
2 12 (10.53%) SQL
3 5 (4.39%) VBScript
3 5 (4.39%) Python
3 5 (4.39%) Perl
3 5 (4.39%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.75%) Jython
4 2 (1.75%) PHP
4 2 (1.75%) C
4 2 (1.75%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (21.93%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (15.79%) CCNP
2 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 15 (13.16%) CCNA
3 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.02%) MCSE
6 7 (6.14%) CCIE
6 7 (6.14%) MCITP
7 6 (5.26%) A+ Certification
8 5 (4.39%) CEH
8 5 (4.39%) CISSP
9 4 (3.51%) MCDST
9 4 (3.51%) Degree
9 4 (3.51%) MCP
10 3 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.63%) CCEA
10 3 (2.63%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.63%) CCEE
11 2 (1.75%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.91%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 28 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.02%) XenApp
3 8 (7.02%) RACF
4 7 (6.14%) Xen
5 6 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.26%) vSphere
5 6 (5.26%) Time Sharing Option
5 6 (5.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 4 (3.51%) vCloud
6 4 (3.51%) XenServer
6 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.63%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.75%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.88%) Firmware
9 1 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.88%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 19 (16.67%) Puppet
2 16 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.14%) OMEGAMON
4 6 (5.26%) zSecure
5 4 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.51%) SCCM
6 3 (2.63%) Nagios
7 2 (1.75%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.88%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.88%) SCOM
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 45 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.82%) VMware
3 30 (26.32%) Cisco
4 16 (14.04%) Citrix
5 13 (11.40%) Google
6 9 (7.89%) Juniper
6 9 (7.89%) IBM
7 7 (6.14%) SAP
7 7 (6.14%) CA
8 6 (5.26%) Avaya
9 5 (4.39%) Symantec
9 5 (4.39%) Aruba
9 5 (4.39%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.63%) Infoblox
10 3 (2.63%) Toshiba
10 3 (2.63%) BT
10 3 (2.63%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.63%) AppSense
10 3 (2.63%) Remedy
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