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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 110 115 84
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -31
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 39 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 1.11% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 9.44% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 22
Median daily rate £401 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £278 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.70 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £16.90 £14.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +28.57%
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
546 445 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.88% 11.78% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 222 199
Median daily rate £400 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 27 £425 +37.09% 16
Merseyside 0 4 £293 - 3
Cheshire -8 4 £408 -11.89% 1
Lancashire -7 3 - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 50 (54.35%) Windows
2 41 (44.57%) DNS
3 37 (40.22%) Cisco
4 33 (35.87%) Active Directory
5 28 (30.43%) DHCP
6 26 (28.26%) ITIL
7 25 (27.17%) WAN
7 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
7 25 (27.17%) Firewall
8 24 (26.09%) LAN
9 21 (22.83%) Linux
10 20 (21.74%) VMware
11 19 (20.65%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (17.39%) Unix
13 15 (16.30%) CCNP
14 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
14 14 (15.22%) VoIP
14 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
15 13 (14.13%) HTTP
15 13 (14.13%) Oracle
15 13 (14.13%) HP
16 12 (13.04%) WebSphere
16 12 (13.04%) Juniper
16 12 (13.04%) BGP
16 12 (13.04%) FTP
17 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
17 11 (11.96%) EIGRP
17 11 (11.96%) Citrix
17 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.61%) Skype for Business
3 7 (7.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.26%) Apache
6 3 (3.26%) nginx
6 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.17%) IIS
7 2 (2.17%) Jetty
8 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.52%) Office 365
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.17%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (44.57%) DNS
2 28 (30.43%) DHCP
3 25 (27.17%) Firewall
3 25 (27.17%) WAN
4 24 (26.09%) LAN
5 14 (15.22%) VoIP
6 13 (14.13%) HTTP
7 12 (13.04%) BGP
7 12 (13.04%) FTP
8 11 (11.96%) EIGRP
9 10 (10.87%) OSPF
10 9 (9.78%) Internet
10 9 (9.78%) SAN
10 9 (9.78%) SMTP
10 9 (9.78%) VPN
10 9 (9.78%) Wireless
11 7 (7.61%) SNMP
11 7 (7.61%) VLAN
12 6 (6.52%) SSL
12 6 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) DB2
3 3 (3.26%) GIS
3 3 (3.26%) MS Access
4 2 (2.17%) DataStage
4 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.17%) MySQL
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.09%) HBase
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.09%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) OrientDB
5 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.26%) Subversion
2 3 (3.26%) Travis CI
3 2 (2.17%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.17%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.17%) Toad
4 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.09%) Burp Suite
4 1 (1.09%) GoCD
4 1 (1.09%) JIRA
4 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Banking
2 8 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.26%) Marketing
4 2 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.17%) Law
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) French Language
5 1 (1.09%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Publishing
5 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Analyst
2 13 (14.13%) Support Engineer
3 12 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 11 (11.96%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (11.96%) Desktop Support
5 10 (10.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Support Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Field Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Field Support Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Firewall Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Help Desk Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (7.61%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 6 (6.52%) Administrator
9 6 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) Middleware
2 6 (6.52%) SOAP
2 6 (6.52%) Web Services
3 5 (5.43%) .NET
3 5 (5.43%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.17%) J2EE
4 2 (2.17%) MCollective
4 2 (2.17%) Servlets
5 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.09%) EJB
5 1 (1.09%) Java EE
5 1 (1.09%) JSF
5 1 (1.09%) JSP
5 1 (1.09%) Lucene
5 1 (1.09%) Node.js
5 1 (1.09%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.09%) Spring
5 1 (1.09%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.35%) Clustering
3 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.26%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.17%) Health Informatics
5 2 (2.17%) Informatics
5 2 (2.17%) IVR
5 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.09%) iPad
6 1 (1.09%) iPhone
6 1 (1.09%) Statistics
6 1 (1.09%) STB
6 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.35%) Windows
2 21 (22.83%) Linux
3 16 (17.39%) Unix
4 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
5 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.35%) AIX
7 4 (4.35%) Solaris
7 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.26%) ThreadX
8 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.26%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.17%) VxWorks
9 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.09%) Android
10 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) ITIL
2 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
2 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.61%) Load Balancing
4 6 (6.52%) DevOps
4 6 (6.52%) ERP
5 5 (5.43%) ITSM
5 5 (5.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (5.43%) Validation
6 4 (4.35%) Change Management
6 4 (4.35%) Network Design
6 4 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (4.35%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.26%) Automated Testing
7 3 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.26%) Information Security
7 3 (3.26%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) SQL
2 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.52%) Perl
4 5 (5.43%) Java
4 5 (5.43%) Ruby
5 4 (4.35%) C++
5 4 (4.35%) Python
5 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.09%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.09%) C
8 1 (1.09%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (20.65%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (16.30%) CCNP
3 8 (8.70%) CCNA
4 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.43%) CCIE
5 5 (5.43%) JNCIA
5 5 (5.43%) MCSE
6 4 (4.35%) Degree
6 4 (4.35%) MCP
6 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.26%) CISSP
7 3 (3.26%) MCSA
8 2 (2.17%) CEH
8 2 (2.17%) GIAC
8 2 (2.17%) HND
8 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) MISRA
3 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 33 (35.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.52%) XenApp
3 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.35%) Firmware
4 4 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.17%) Postfix
5 2 (2.17%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.09%) HDFS
6 1 (1.09%) Snort
6 1 (1.09%) vCloud
6 1 (1.09%) Veritas File System
6 1 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (6.52%) Puppet
2 5 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.35%) Nagios
3 4 (4.35%) SCCM
3 4 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Ansible
5 2 (2.17%) DameWare
5 2 (2.17%) Legato
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (2.17%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.09%) logstash
6 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.09%) Terraform
6 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (40.22%) Cisco
2 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.74%) VMware
4 13 (14.13%) HP
4 13 (14.13%) Oracle
5 12 (13.04%) Juniper
6 11 (11.96%) Citrix
7 10 (10.87%) IBM
8 8 (8.70%) Remedy
8 8 (8.70%) Symantec
9 7 (7.61%) Fortinet
9 7 (7.61%) ServiceNow
10 6 (6.52%) CheckPoint
11 5 (5.43%) Intel Security
12 4 (4.35%) Dell
12 4 (4.35%) F5
13 3 (3.26%) Nortel
13 3 (3.26%) Renesas
14 2 (2.17%) arcserve
14 2 (2.17%) EMC
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