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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 96 97 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 43 34 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 1.20% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.54% 7.71% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 24
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -52.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £26.25 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £15.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+31.86% -20.37%
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
408 441 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.67% 15.50% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 207 247
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 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
Manchester -4 15 £400 -5.88% 11
Cheshire -6 9 £353 -11.87% 9
Merseyside - 7 £275 - 1
Lancashire -17 6 £388 - 3
Cumbria - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 74 (63.25%) Windows
2 48 (41.03%) Active Directory
3 44 (37.61%) Microsoft
4 39 (33.33%) DNS
5 34 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (23.08%) DHCP
7 26 (22.22%) Linux
7 26 (22.22%) VMware
8 24 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (19.66%) HTTP
9 23 (19.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (18.80%) Windows XP
10 22 (18.80%) Clustering
10 22 (18.80%) PowerShell
11 21 (17.95%) IIS
12 20 (17.09%) MCSE
12 20 (17.09%) Cisco
13 19 (16.24%) .NET
13 19 (16.24%) MS Office
13 19 (16.24%) Firewall
14 17 (14.53%) Configuration Management
14 17 (14.53%) Finance
15 16 (13.68%) HP
16 15 (12.82%) SQL
16 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
16 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
16 15 (12.82%) SSL
17 14 (11.97%) ITIL
17 14 (11.97%) WAN
17 14 (11.97%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 21 (17.95%) IIS
2 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.55%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.55%) Apache
4 9 (7.69%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.84%) Jetty
5 8 (6.84%) nginx
5 8 (6.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (6.84%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.71%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.71%) Lync
7 2 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.85%) CMS
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (16.24%) MS Office
2 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.84%) MS Project
3 7 (5.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (5.13%) Google App Engine
1 6 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (33.33%) DNS
2 27 (23.08%) DHCP
3 23 (19.66%) HTTP
4 19 (16.24%) Firewall
5 15 (12.82%) SSL
6 14 (11.97%) SAN
6 14 (11.97%) WAN
7 13 (11.11%) LAN
8 12 (10.26%) FTP
8 12 (10.26%) VPN
9 8 (6.84%) VoIP
9 8 (6.84%) Wireless
9 8 (6.84%) Network Security
10 7 (5.98%) IPsec
11 5 (4.27%) TACACS
11 5 (4.27%) DMZ
12 4 (3.42%) Ethernet
12 4 (3.42%) VLAN
13 3 (2.56%) PuTTY
13 3 (2.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.40%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (9.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.56%) Toad
2 3 (2.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.85%) Fiddler
General
1 17 (14.53%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Banking
3 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Local Government
5 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (16.24%) Analyst
2 12 (10.26%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.55%) Administrator
4 9 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 8 (6.84%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.84%) Consultant
6 7 (5.98%) Security Consultant
7 6 (5.13%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) SharePoint Administrator
7 6 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Wintel Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Architect
8 5 (4.27%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.27%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Network Consultant
9 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.24%) .NET
2 8 (6.84%) J2EE
2 8 (6.84%) Servlets
3 4 (3.42%) SOAP
4 3 (2.56%) Web Services
5 2 (1.71%) APPC
6 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.80%) Clustering
2 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.98%) Open Source
3 7 (5.98%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.98%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.56%) Handset
4 3 (2.56%) PDA
4 3 (2.56%) iSeries
4 3 (2.56%) iPad
5 2 (1.71%) Life Science
5 2 (1.71%) AS400
5 2 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) MPEG
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) IVR
6 1 (0.85%) Tandem
6 1 (0.85%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 74 (63.25%) Windows
2 34 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (22.22%) Linux
4 23 (19.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (18.80%) Windows XP
6 14 (11.97%) Windows Vista
7 13 (11.11%) Windows 2000
8 12 (10.26%) UNIX
9 11 (9.40%) Windows 7
10 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (5.98%) Solaris
12 4 (3.42%) zOS
13 2 (1.71%) MVS
13 2 (1.71%) i5/OS
13 2 (1.71%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.71%) HPUX
13 2 (1.71%) OS/400
14 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) Configuration Management
2 14 (11.97%) ITIL
3 11 (9.40%) Validation
3 11 (9.40%) Load Balancing
3 11 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (8.55%) DevOps
5 9 (7.69%) Software Deployment
5 9 (7.69%) Service Management
6 8 (6.84%) High Availability
7 7 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.98%) Risk Management
7 7 (5.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.13%) Change Management
8 6 (5.13%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.13%) Automated Testing
9 5 (4.27%) Migration
9 5 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.42%) Project Management
10 4 (3.42%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.80%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.82%) SQL
3 11 (9.40%) Java
4 2 (1.71%) PHP
4 2 (1.71%) RPG
4 2 (1.71%) C
4 2 (1.71%) COBOL
4 2 (1.71%) VBScript
4 2 (1.71%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (17.09%) MCSE
3 11 (9.40%) MCITP
4 9 (7.69%) MCTS
4 9 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.98%) CISSP
6 6 (5.13%) CCNA
6 6 (5.13%) MCP
6 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.27%) GCIA
7 5 (4.27%) GCIH
7 5 (4.27%) CEH
8 4 (3.42%) CCNP
8 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.56%) MCDST
10 2 (1.71%) Degree
10 2 (1.71%) MCSA
11 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.85%) CCEA
11 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.26%) Hyper-V
3 11 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.98%) Xen
5 5 (4.27%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.27%) Firmware
5 5 (4.27%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.71%) vSphere
6 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.85%) XenApp
7 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.85%) RACF
7 1 (0.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) SCCM
2 8 (6.84%) Puppet
3 7 (5.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (4.27%) SCOM
4 5 (4.27%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.56%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.56%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.71%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (0.85%) Legato
8 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (37.61%) Microsoft
2 26 (22.22%) VMware
3 20 (17.09%) Cisco
4 16 (13.68%) HP
5 14 (11.97%) Citrix
6 11 (9.40%) Juniper
7 10 (8.55%) Dell
8 8 (6.84%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.84%) Fortinet
9 7 (5.98%) F5
10 6 (5.13%) Google
11 5 (4.27%) Oracle
11 5 (4.27%) Symantec
12 4 (3.42%) EMC
13 3 (2.56%) Remedy
13 3 (2.56%) Nokia
13 3 (2.56%) Websense
13 3 (2.56%) SonicWALL
14 2 (1.71%) Draytek
14 2 (1.71%) StorageTek
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