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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 76 86 115
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +29
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 65 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.02% 1.40% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.04% 9.17% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £232 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £386 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Average hourly rate £10.00 £24.20 £13.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.67% +78.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £14.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.06 £22.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+28.45% -8.82%
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
463 436 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.41% 15.28% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 205 181
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 32
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 October 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
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 October 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
Cheshire 0 24 £309 -5.00% 26
Lancashire +4 18 £513 - 2
Manchester -4 9 £350 +7.69% 25
Merseyside +1 5 £180 -10.44% 1
Cumbria - - - - 2
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England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (70.00%) Windows
2 57 (47.50%) Active Directory
3 48 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 45 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (36.67%) DNS
5 44 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (27.50%) VMware
7 29 (24.17%) IIS
8 28 (23.33%) Linux
9 26 (21.67%) Windows XP
9 26 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (21.67%) DHCP
9 26 (21.67%) Clustering
9 26 (21.67%) PowerShell
10 24 (20.00%) MS Office
10 24 (20.00%) .NET
11 23 (19.17%) SharePoint
12 22 (18.33%) MCSE
13 21 (17.50%) SQL
13 21 (17.50%) SQL Server
13 21 (17.50%) Finance
13 21 (17.50%) Firewall
14 20 (16.67%) SAN
15 19 (15.83%) HTTP
16 18 (15.00%) Citrix
16 18 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (14.17%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (14.17%) Load Balancing
18 16 (13.33%) Windows 7
19 15 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29 (24.17%) IIS
2 23 (19.17%) SharePoint
3 15 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (10.83%) MS Exchange
5 9 (7.50%) Apache
5 9 (7.50%) Tomcat
6 8 (6.67%) WebSphere
7 7 (5.83%) Jetty
7 7 (5.83%) nginx
8 3 (2.50%) Lync
8 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.83%) CMS
10 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (20.00%) MS Office
2 10 (8.33%) MS Project
3 8 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.17%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (36.67%) DNS
2 26 (21.67%) DHCP
3 21 (17.50%) Firewall
4 20 (16.67%) SAN
5 19 (15.83%) HTTP
6 14 (11.67%) VPN
7 12 (10.00%) SSL
8 11 (9.17%) Wireless
9 10 (8.33%) WAN
9 10 (8.33%) FTP
10 9 (7.50%) LAN
11 6 (5.00%) IPsec
11 6 (5.00%) Network Security
12 5 (4.17%) VoIP
13 4 (3.33%) VLAN
14 3 (2.50%) TACACS
15 2 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
15 2 (1.67%) APPN
15 2 (1.67%) EIGRP
15 2 (1.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (14.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.67%) Toad
3 2 (1.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (17.50%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (15.83%) Analyst
2 14 (11.67%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.33%) Administrator
4 9 (7.50%) Desktop Support
5 8 (6.67%) Consultant
5 8 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 7 (5.83%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) SharePoint Administrator
8 5 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Architect
9 4 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (5.83%) J2EE
2 7 (5.83%) Servlets
3 3 (2.50%) SOAP
3 3 (2.50%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.67%) Web Services
4 2 (1.67%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.67%) Clustering
2 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.83%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.17%) Open Source
6 4 (3.33%) Replication
7 3 (2.50%) Handset
7 3 (2.50%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.50%) iPad
7 3 (2.50%) PDA
7 3 (2.50%) iSeries
8 2 (1.67%) AS400
9 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.83%) MPEG
9 1 (0.83%) Tandem
9 1 (0.83%) IPTV
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 84 (70.00%) Windows
2 45 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (23.33%) Linux
5 26 (21.67%) Windows XP
6 16 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 13 (10.83%) Windows Vista
8 10 (8.33%) Windows 2000
8 10 (8.33%) UNIX
9 5 (4.17%) Solaris
10 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.67%) zOS
11 2 (1.67%) i5/OS
11 2 (1.67%) HPUX
11 2 (1.67%) OS/400
12 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.83%) OS/390
12 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.17%) Load Balancing
2 13 (10.83%) ITIL
3 11 (9.17%) Validation
4 10 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 10 (8.33%) Change Management
4 10 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 9 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (7.50%) Service Management
6 8 (6.67%) Software Deployment
6 8 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 7 (5.83%) DevOps
8 5 (4.17%) Migration
8 5 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.17%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.17%) Automated Testing
9 4 (3.33%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.33%) High Availability
9 4 (3.33%) Security Management
9 4 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.67%) PowerShell
2 21 (17.50%) SQL
3 10 (8.33%) Java
4 5 (4.17%) VB
5 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.67%) PHP
5 2 (1.67%) RPG
5 2 (1.67%) C
5 2 (1.67%) COBOL
6 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (18.33%) MCSE
3 15 (12.50%) MCITP
4 14 (11.67%) MCTS
5 7 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.00%) MCP
6 6 (5.00%) CCNA
7 5 (4.17%) CISSP
7 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.33%) PMP
8 4 (3.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.50%) GCIA
9 3 (2.50%) GCIH
9 3 (2.50%) CEH
9 3 (2.50%) MCDST
9 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.67%) MCSA
10 2 (1.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 10 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 6 (5.00%) Xen
3 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.67%) vSphere
4 2 (1.67%) RACF
5 1 (0.83%) NFS
5 1 (0.83%) Firmware
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 8 (6.67%) SCCM
2 7 (5.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (5.00%) Puppet
4 5 (4.17%) SCOM
5 4 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.33%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.50%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.67%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (1.67%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.67%) WSUS
8 1 (0.83%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.83%) Legato
8 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 48 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (27.50%) VMware
3 18 (15.00%) Citrix
4 15 (12.50%) Cisco
5 13 (10.83%) HP
6 9 (7.50%) Juniper
7 8 (6.67%) Symantec
8 7 (5.83%) SonicWALL
9 6 (5.00%) Draytek
9 6 (5.00%) Fortinet
9 6 (5.00%) Sophos
9 6 (5.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.00%) Dell
10 5 (4.17%) Google
10 5 (4.17%) F5
11 4 (3.33%) EMC
12 3 (2.50%) Oracle
12 3 (2.50%) Nokia
12 3 (2.50%) CA
12 3 (2.50%) Websense
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