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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 95 100 76
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -24
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 37 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 1.09% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.79% 7.89% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £173 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -55.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £23.75 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -26.82%
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
421 380 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.43% 13.87% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 190 189
Average daily rate £325 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.56% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 52
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 +2 14 £400 -5.88% 14
Merseyside -2 8 £275 +83.33%
Cheshire -3 7 £305 -23.75% 10
Lancashire -13 6 £388 - 2
Cumbria - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 68 (66.67%) Windows
2 46 (45.10%) Active Directory
3 37 (36.27%) DNS
4 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
5 31 (30.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (27.45%) VMware
7 27 (26.47%) DHCP
8 26 (25.49%) Linux
9 24 (23.53%) HTTP
10 22 (21.57%) IIS
11 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (18.63%) Clustering
12 19 (18.63%) PowerShell
13 18 (17.65%) Configuration Management
13 18 (17.65%) .NET
13 18 (17.65%) MCSE
14 15 (14.71%) Windows XP
14 15 (14.71%) Cisco
14 15 (14.71%) SSL
15 14 (13.73%) ITIL
16 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
16 13 (12.75%) MS Office
16 13 (12.75%) HP
16 13 (12.75%) SAN
16 13 (12.75%) Firewall
16 13 (12.75%) Hyper-V
17 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (11.76%) DevOps
17 12 (11.76%) FTP

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 22 (21.57%) IIS
2 12 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 11 (10.78%) Apache
4 10 (9.80%) WebSphere
5 9 (8.82%) Jetty
5 9 (8.82%) nginx
5 9 (8.82%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.92%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.96%) Lync
8 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (12.75%) MS Office
2 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.96%) MS Project
4 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.88%) Google App Engine
2 6 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.94%) Office 365
4 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (36.27%) DNS
2 27 (26.47%) DHCP
3 24 (23.53%) HTTP
4 15 (14.71%) SSL
5 13 (12.75%) SAN
5 13 (12.75%) Firewall
6 12 (11.76%) FTP
7 11 (10.78%) WAN
8 10 (9.80%) LAN
9 7 (6.86%) VPN
9 7 (6.86%) IPsec
10 6 (5.88%) VoIP
10 6 (5.88%) Network Security
11 5 (4.90%) DMZ
11 5 (4.90%) TACACS
12 4 (3.92%) Wireless
12 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
13 3 (2.94%) NAS
13 3 (2.94%) VLAN
13 3 (2.94%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.96%) DB2
3 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.94%) Toad
2 3 (2.94%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.98%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (10.78%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Banking
2 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Local Government
4 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Marketing
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Legal
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.98%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Analyst
2 9 (8.82%) Administrator
3 8 (7.84%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.86%) Service Analyst
4 7 (6.86%) Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 6 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (5.88%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (4.90%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Consultant
7 4 (3.92%) Architect
7 4 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Network Consultant
7 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Security Consultant
7 4 (3.92%) Firewall Consultant
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (2.94%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.65%) .NET
2 9 (8.82%) J2EE
3 8 (7.84%) Servlets
4 4 (3.92%) SOAP
5 3 (2.94%) Web Services
6 2 (1.96%) Middleware
7 1 (0.98%) APPC
7 1 (0.98%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.98%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.63%) Clustering
2 7 (6.86%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.86%) Open Source
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.94%) PDA
6 2 (1.96%) Handset
6 2 (1.96%) Life Science
6 2 (1.96%) iSeries
6 2 (1.96%) iPad
7 1 (0.98%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.98%) MPEG
7 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.98%) iPhone
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.98%) AS400
7 1 (0.98%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.98%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 68 (66.67%) Windows
2 31 (30.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (25.49%) Linux
4 21 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (14.71%) Windows XP
6 12 (11.76%) UNIX
6 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (9.80%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.86%) Solaris
8 7 (6.86%) Windows 2000
9 6 (5.88%) Windows Vista
9 6 (5.88%) zOS
10 4 (3.92%) MVS
11 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.96%) HPUX
12 1 (0.98%) OS/400
12 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.98%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.65%) Configuration Management
2 14 (13.73%) ITIL
3 12 (11.76%) DevOps
4 11 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (8.82%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.84%) Validation
7 7 (6.86%) Migration
7 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.86%) High Availability
7 7 (6.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.88%) Automated Testing
9 5 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.92%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.92%) Project Management
10 4 (3.92%) Service Management
11 3 (2.94%) ERP
11 3 (2.94%) Software Deployment
11 3 (2.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.63%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.76%) Java
2 12 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (1.96%) VBScript
3 2 (1.96%) VB
3 2 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (0.98%) RPG
4 1 (0.98%) C
4 1 (0.98%) COBOL
4 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (17.65%) MCSE
3 9 (8.82%) MCITP
4 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.86%) MCTS
5 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.88%) MCP
6 5 (4.90%) CISSP
6 5 (4.90%) GCIA
6 5 (4.90%) GCIH
6 5 (4.90%) CEH
6 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.92%) CCNA
8 2 (1.96%) MCSA
8 2 (1.96%) CCNP
8 2 (1.96%) MCDST
8 2 (1.96%) Degree
9 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.98%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (45.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.75%) Hyper-V
3 11 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.84%) Xen
5 7 (6.86%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.90%) Firmware
6 5 (4.90%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.96%) vSphere
8 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.98%) XenApp
8 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.98%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.98%) RACF
8 1 (0.98%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) SCCM
2 9 (8.82%) Puppet
3 5 (4.90%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.92%) SCOM
4 4 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.98%) Ansible
6 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.98%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.98%) Legato
6 1 (0.98%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
2 28 (27.45%) VMware
3 15 (14.71%) Cisco
4 13 (12.75%) HP
5 12 (11.76%) Citrix
6 10 (9.80%) Dell
7 8 (7.84%) Juniper
8 7 (6.86%) Oracle
9 6 (5.88%) Google
10 5 (4.90%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.90%) F5
10 5 (4.90%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.92%) Symantec
11 4 (3.92%) CA
11 4 (3.92%) EMC
11 4 (3.92%) IBM
12 3 (2.94%) Remedy
12 3 (2.94%) Websense
13 2 (1.96%) StorageTek
13 2 (1.96%) SonicWALL
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