The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 81 87 98
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 53 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 1.49% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.80% 10.48% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 14
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£300 £278 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £192 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £426 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 8
Average hourly rate £10.00 £32.50 £17.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +87.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £14.97 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 £39.46 £26.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +2.85%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
384 372 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.96% 14.17% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 173 194
Average daily rate £300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 58
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +43.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.17 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
TCP/IP
England

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 July 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 22 July 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 +8 31 £300 -25.92% 7
Manchester +6 11 £375 +11.11% 8
Lancashire -16 8 - -
Merseyside +3 1 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 68 (73.12%) Windows
2 42 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 40 (43.01%) Active Directory
4 38 (40.86%) DNS
5 35 (37.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (36.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (30.11%) WAN
7 28 (30.11%) LAN
8 27 (29.03%) DHCP
8 27 (29.03%) VMware
9 25 (26.88%) Windows XP
10 21 (22.58%) HP
10 21 (22.58%) Firewall
11 20 (21.51%) IIS
12 19 (20.43%) MS Office
13 18 (19.35%) SQL
13 18 (19.35%) SAN
13 18 (19.35%) Wireless
14 17 (18.28%) Clustering
14 17 (18.28%) Cisco
15 16 (17.20%) SharePoint
16 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
17 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
17 14 (15.05%) Hyper-V
17 14 (15.05%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
18 13 (13.98%) Finance
19 12 (12.90%) ITIL
19 12 (12.90%) Citrix
19 12 (12.90%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 20 (21.51%) IIS
2 16 (17.20%) SharePoint
3 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
3 14 (15.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.23%) Lync
7 1 (1.08%) CMS
7 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (20.43%) MS Office
2 10 (10.75%) MS Excel
3 8 (8.60%) MS Project
4 7 (7.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (40.86%) DNS
2 28 (30.11%) WAN
2 28 (30.11%) LAN
3 27 (29.03%) DHCP
4 21 (22.58%) Firewall
5 18 (19.35%) SAN
5 18 (19.35%) Wireless
6 12 (12.90%) VPN
7 8 (8.60%) HTTP
7 8 (8.60%) IPsec
8 7 (7.53%) Network Security
9 6 (6.45%) OSPF
9 6 (6.45%) BGP
9 6 (6.45%) VLAN
10 5 (5.38%) SNMP
10 5 (5.38%) Ethernet
10 5 (5.38%) FTP
10 5 (5.38%) MPLS
11 4 (4.30%) PuTTY
11 4 (4.30%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) LoadRunner
1 4 (4.30%) Toad
2 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Local Government
4 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (13.98%) Support Engineer
2 11 (11.83%) Architect
2 11 (11.83%) Analyst
3 10 (10.75%) Network Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) Desktop Support
4 7 (7.53%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (5.38%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Security Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Security Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Customer Support Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.23%) Performance Test Leader
7 3 (3.23%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) .NET
2 4 (4.30%) SOAP
2 4 (4.30%) Web Services
3 3 (3.23%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.08%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Clustering
2 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.30%) Replication
3 3 (3.23%) Open Source
3 3 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.15%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.15%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.08%) Handset
5 1 (1.08%) AS400
5 1 (1.08%) iSeries
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.08%) iPad
5 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.08%) Firmware
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 68 (73.12%) Windows
2 35 (37.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (36.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (26.88%) Windows XP
5 12 (12.90%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.83%) Windows Vista
6 11 (11.83%) Linux
7 8 (8.60%) Windows 2000
7 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.45%) UNIX
9 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.08%) i5/OS
10 1 (1.08%) OS/400
10 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.08%) OS/390
10 1 (1.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.90%) ITIL
2 9 (9.68%) Change Management
3 8 (8.60%) Load Balancing
3 8 (8.60%) Problem Management
3 8 (8.60%) Validation
4 7 (7.53%) Software Deployment
5 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.45%) Service Management
6 5 (5.38%) Migration
6 5 (5.38%) Capacity Management
7 4 (4.30%) Change Control
7 4 (4.30%) CRM
7 4 (4.30%) Performance Testing
7 4 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.30%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.30%) Security Management
7 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.23%) Web Development
8 3 (3.23%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.35%) SQL
2 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.23%) VB
3 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.08%) Ruby
4 1 (1.08%) C
4 1 (1.08%) COBOL
4 1 (1.08%) Java
4 1 (1.08%) PHP
4 1 (1.08%) RPG
Qualifications
1 11 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (9.68%) CCNP
4 8 (8.60%) CCNA
4 8 (8.60%) MCSE
5 7 (7.53%) MCITP
5 7 (7.53%) MCTS
6 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.23%) PMP
6 3 (3.23%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.15%) CISSP
7 2 (2.15%) CCDP
8 1 (1.08%) CCSE
8 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.08%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.08%) MCDST
8 1 (1.08%) CCSA
8 1 (1.08%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (43.01%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.05%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.75%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.15%) vCloud
7 2 (2.15%) XenApp
7 2 (2.15%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.08%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) SCCM
1 9 (9.68%) SCOM
2 8 (8.60%) Backup Exec
3 7 (7.53%) NetBackup
3 7 (7.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (4.30%) SCSM
4 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.23%) Puppet
5 3 (3.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (3.23%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.23%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.15%) WSUS
7 1 (1.08%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.08%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (1.08%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.08%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 42 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 27 (29.03%) VMware
3 21 (22.58%) HP
4 17 (18.28%) Cisco
5 12 (12.90%) Citrix
6 7 (7.53%) Avaya
7 6 (6.45%) Symantec
7 6 (6.45%) Dell
8 5 (5.38%) SonicWALL
8 5 (5.38%) Draytek
8 5 (5.38%) Juniper
8 5 (5.38%) Sophos
9 4 (4.30%) Oracle
9 4 (4.30%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.23%) Nortel
10 3 (3.23%) EMC
10 3 (3.23%) NetApp
10 3 (3.23%) Apple
10 3 (3.23%) CA
Cheshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 26 days ago