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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 105 109 79
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 44 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 0.87% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.65% 6.70% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 8
Average daily rate
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£288 £225 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £83 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £373 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.90 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £43.25 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -21.42%
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
456 358 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.23% 13.01% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 152 152
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 49
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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 -1 21 £288 +248.48% 13
Cheshire -5 11 - - 14
Merseyside -7 7 - - 5
Lancashire -14 2 £388 - 2
Cumbria - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 67 (62.62%) Windows
2 42 (39.25%) Active Directory
3 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
4 32 (29.91%) DNS
5 29 (27.10%) DHCP
6 28 (26.17%) VMware
7 26 (24.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (23.36%) Linux
9 23 (21.50%) HTTP
10 20 (18.69%) MS Exchange
11 19 (17.76%) ITIL
11 19 (17.76%) Configuration Management
12 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (16.82%) Cisco
13 17 (15.89%) Windows XP
13 17 (15.89%) HP
14 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (14.95%) IIS
15 15 (14.02%) SSL
15 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (13.08%) WAN
16 14 (13.08%) MS Office
16 14 (13.08%) Firewall
17 13 (12.15%) UNIX
17 13 (12.15%) MCSE
17 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
17 13 (12.15%) LAN
17 13 (12.15%) SAN
17 13 (12.15%) PowerShell
17 13 (12.15%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 20 (18.69%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.95%) IIS
3 11 (10.28%) Apache
4 10 (9.35%) MQSeries
4 10 (9.35%) WebSphere
5 9 (8.41%) Tomcat
5 9 (8.41%) Jetty
5 9 (8.41%) nginx
6 6 (5.61%) CICS
7 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.80%) Lync
9 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (13.08%) MS Office
2 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.87%) MS Project
3 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (5.61%) Google App Engine
2 6 (5.61%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.91%) DNS
2 29 (27.10%) DHCP
3 23 (21.50%) HTTP
4 15 (14.02%) SSL
5 14 (13.08%) WAN
5 14 (13.08%) Firewall
6 13 (12.15%) LAN
6 13 (12.15%) SAN
7 11 (10.28%) FTP
8 7 (6.54%) IPsec
8 7 (6.54%) VoIP
8 7 (6.54%) Network Security
9 6 (5.61%) DMZ
9 6 (5.61%) VPN
10 5 (4.67%) IP Telephony
10 5 (4.67%) Wireless
10 5 (4.67%) NAS
11 4 (3.74%) TACACS
11 4 (3.74%) Ethernet
12 3 (2.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) DB2
2 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.74%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (8.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.80%) Toad
2 3 (2.80%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.87%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (9.35%) Banking
2 9 (8.41%) Finance
3 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Analyst
2 10 (9.35%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.41%) Service Analyst
4 7 (6.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (6.54%) Programmer
4 7 (6.54%) Network Engineer
4 7 (6.54%) Desktop Support
5 6 (5.61%) Consultant
5 6 (5.61%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Architect
6 5 (4.67%) Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Wintel Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.74%) Administrator
7 4 (3.74%) Security Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Network Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) .NET
2 9 (8.41%) J2EE
3 8 (7.48%) Servlets
4 5 (4.67%) ISPF
5 4 (3.74%) SOAP
6 3 (2.80%) Web Services
6 3 (2.80%) Middleware
7 2 (1.87%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Clustering
2 10 (9.35%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.54%) Mainframe
3 7 (6.54%) Open Source
4 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.61%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.80%) iPhone
7 2 (1.87%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.87%) Life Science
8 1 (0.93%) VSAM
8 1 (0.93%) IPTV
8 1 (0.93%) CMDB
8 1 (0.93%) IVR
8 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.93%) Handset
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) MPEG
8 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 67 (62.62%) Windows
2 26 (24.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (23.36%) Linux
4 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (15.89%) Windows XP
6 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (12.15%) UNIX
8 11 (10.28%) zOS
8 11 (10.28%) Windows 7
9 8 (7.48%) Windows 2000
10 6 (5.61%) Solaris
11 5 (4.67%) Windows Vista
11 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.74%) MVS
13 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.87%) HPUX
15 1 (0.93%) AIX
15 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) ITIL
1 19 (17.76%) Configuration Management
2 12 (11.21%) DevOps
3 11 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (9.35%) Migration
5 8 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (7.48%) Validation
6 7 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.61%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.61%) High Availability
7 6 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.61%) Project Management
7 6 (5.61%) Service Management
7 6 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.61%) Automated Testing
8 4 (3.74%) ERP
8 4 (3.74%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.80%) Network Design
9 3 (2.80%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.80%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.15%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.28%) SQL
3 9 (8.41%) Java
4 5 (4.67%) COBOL
4 5 (4.67%) VBScript
4 5 (4.67%) REXX
5 4 (3.74%) JCL
5 4 (3.74%) Assembly Language
5 4 (3.74%) VBA
6 3 (2.80%) PHP
7 2 (1.87%) VB
8 1 (0.93%) Jython
8 1 (0.93%) Python
8 1 (0.93%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.15%) MCSE
3 9 (8.41%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.54%) Degree
5 6 (5.61%) CCNA
6 5 (4.67%) MCP
6 5 (4.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.74%) CISSP
7 4 (3.74%) CCNP
7 4 (3.74%) MCITP
7 4 (3.74%) GCIA
7 4 (3.74%) GCIH
7 4 (3.74%) CEH
8 3 (2.80%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (2.80%) VCP4
9 2 (1.87%) CCEE
9 2 (1.87%) CCIA
9 2 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.87%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
1 4 (3.74%) QA
System Software
1 42 (39.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.15%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.48%) VMware ESX
4 8 (7.48%) Xen
5 6 (5.61%) DFS Replication
5 6 (5.61%) Firmware
6 2 (1.87%) XenApp
6 2 (1.87%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.87%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.93%) RACF
7 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) SCCM
1 9 (8.41%) Puppet
2 6 (5.61%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.80%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.87%) SCOM
5 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.93%) Legato
6 1 (0.93%) Ansible
6 1 (0.93%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
2 28 (26.17%) VMware
3 18 (16.82%) Cisco
4 17 (15.89%) HP
5 12 (11.21%) Oracle
6 11 (10.28%) Dell
7 10 (9.35%) IBM
8 9 (8.41%) Citrix
9 8 (7.48%) Juniper
10 6 (5.61%) Google
11 5 (4.67%) Apple
11 5 (4.67%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.67%) CA
11 5 (4.67%) F5
12 4 (3.74%) EMC
12 4 (3.74%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.80%) LANDesk
13 3 (2.80%) Sun
13 3 (2.80%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.87%) Websense
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