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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 73 100 97
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 64 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 1.12% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.06% 6.89% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £221 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £423 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £26.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £25.67 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
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
425 450 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.34% 16.29% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 215 210
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £540 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 38 32
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Lancashire -6 21 £513 - 3
Cheshire +5 14 £353 +6.41% 8
Manchester -4 12 £350 -17.64% 19
Merseyside - 10 £245 - 1
Cumbria - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 84 (68.85%) Windows
2 55 (45.08%) Active Directory
3 49 (40.16%) DNS
4 48 (39.34%) Microsoft
5 44 (36.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (27.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (24.59%) DHCP
8 28 (22.95%) Clustering
8 28 (22.95%) PowerShell
9 27 (22.13%) VMware
9 27 (22.13%) Linux
10 26 (21.31%) MCSE
10 26 (21.31%) Windows XP
10 26 (21.31%) IIS
11 25 (20.49%) .NET
12 22 (18.03%) MS Office
13 21 (17.21%) SQL Server
13 21 (17.21%) SharePoint
13 21 (17.21%) HTTP
14 19 (15.57%) SQL
15 18 (14.75%) Finance
15 18 (14.75%) Firewall
15 18 (14.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (13.93%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (13.93%) Load Balancing
16 17 (13.93%) Cisco
16 17 (13.93%) Configuration Management
17 16 (13.11%) Citrix
17 16 (13.11%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 26 (21.31%) IIS
2 21 (17.21%) SharePoint
3 13 (10.66%) MS Exchange
3 13 (10.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (8.20%) Apache
5 9 (7.38%) WebSphere
6 8 (6.56%) Jetty
6 8 (6.56%) nginx
6 8 (6.56%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.82%) CMS
9 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.82%) Lync
9 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (18.03%) MS Office
2 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.38%) MS Project
3 8 (6.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (4.92%) Google App Engine
1 6 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) Office 365
4 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (40.16%) DNS
2 30 (24.59%) DHCP
3 21 (17.21%) HTTP
4 18 (14.75%) Firewall
5 15 (12.30%) SAN
6 14 (11.48%) SSL
7 12 (9.84%) WAN
8 11 (9.02%) LAN
8 11 (9.02%) VPN
8 11 (9.02%) FTP
9 8 (6.56%) Network Security
9 8 (6.56%) Wireless
10 7 (5.74%) IPsec
11 6 (4.92%) VoIP
12 5 (4.10%) TACACS
12 5 (4.10%) DMZ
13 4 (3.28%) Ethernet
13 4 (3.28%) VLAN
14 3 (2.46%) NAS
15 2 (1.64%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (13.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.64%) Toad
3 2 (1.64%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.82%) Fiddler
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.46%) Local Government
5 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (16.39%) Analyst
2 14 (11.48%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.20%) Administrator
4 8 (6.56%) Security Consultant
4 8 (6.56%) Consultant
4 8 (6.56%) Desktop Support
5 7 (5.74%) Network Engineer
5 7 (5.74%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (4.92%) SharePoint Administrator
6 6 (4.92%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Wintel Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (4.10%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Developer
7 5 (4.10%) Architect
8 4 (3.28%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.49%) .NET
2 8 (6.56%) J2EE
2 8 (6.56%) Servlets
3 3 (2.46%) SOAP
4 2 (1.64%) Web Services
4 2 (1.64%) APPC
5 1 (0.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.95%) Clustering
2 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.74%) Blackberry
4 7 (5.74%) Open Source
5 3 (2.46%) iPad
5 3 (2.46%) PDA
5 3 (2.46%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.46%) Handset
5 3 (2.46%) iSeries
6 2 (1.64%) Replication
6 2 (1.64%) AS400
6 2 (1.64%) Life Science
7 1 (0.82%) Tandem
7 1 (0.82%) IPTV
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.82%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.82%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 84 (68.85%) Windows
2 44 (36.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (27.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (22.13%) Linux
5 26 (21.31%) Windows XP
6 15 (12.30%) Windows Vista
7 14 (11.48%) Windows 2000
8 13 (10.66%) Windows 7
9 12 (9.84%) UNIX
10 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (5.74%) Solaris
12 2 (1.64%) HPUX
12 2 (1.64%) OS/400
12 2 (1.64%) i5/OS
12 2 (1.64%) zOS
13 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.82%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.93%) Configuration Management
1 17 (13.93%) Load Balancing
2 15 (12.30%) ITIL
3 11 (9.02%) Validation
3 11 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (8.20%) Software Deployment
5 9 (7.38%) DevOps
5 9 (7.38%) Service Management
5 9 (7.38%) Change Management
5 9 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.56%) Risk Management
6 8 (6.56%) High Availability
7 7 (5.74%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.74%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.92%) Automated Testing
8 6 (4.92%) Unit Testing
8 6 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.10%) Migration
9 5 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.28%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.95%) PowerShell
2 19 (15.57%) SQL
3 11 (9.02%) Java
4 2 (1.64%) PHP
4 2 (1.64%) RPG
4 2 (1.64%) C
4 2 (1.64%) COBOL
4 2 (1.64%) VBScript
4 2 (1.64%) VB
5 1 (0.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (21.31%) MCSE
3 16 (13.11%) MCITP
4 14 (11.48%) MCTS
5 9 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.74%) CISSP
6 7 (5.74%) CCNA
7 6 (4.92%) MCP
8 5 (4.10%) GCIA
8 5 (4.10%) GCIH
8 5 (4.10%) CEH
8 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.46%) MCDST
9 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.46%) CCNP
10 2 (1.64%) MCSA
10 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.82%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.82%) CCSE
11 1 (0.82%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (45.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.84%) Hyper-V
3 11 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.74%) Xen
5 6 (4.92%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.10%) Firmware
6 5 (4.10%) DFS Replication
7 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.64%) vSphere
8 2 (1.64%) RACF
8 2 (1.64%) XenApp
9 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.82%) NFS
9 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) SCCM
2 8 (6.56%) Puppet
2 8 (6.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (4.10%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.28%) SCOM
4 4 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.28%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.46%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.64%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (1.64%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.82%) Legato
7 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.82%) WSUS
7 1 (0.82%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 48 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 27 (22.13%) VMware
3 17 (13.93%) Cisco
4 16 (13.11%) Citrix
5 15 (12.30%) HP
6 10 (8.20%) Dell
6 10 (8.20%) Juniper
7 8 (6.56%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.56%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.74%) F5
9 6 (4.92%) Google
10 5 (4.10%) Symantec
11 4 (3.28%) Remedy
11 4 (3.28%) EMC
11 4 (3.28%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.46%) Draytek
12 3 (2.46%) Oracle
12 3 (2.46%) Nokia
12 3 (2.46%) Sophos
12 3 (2.46%) Websense