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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / North West
Rank 88 110 97
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 46 50 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 1.29% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.39% 8.67% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 16
Median daily rate £425 £345 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% +13.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £283 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £461 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Median hourly rate £51.71 £16.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.06% +2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.04 £14.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.34 £40.00 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+70.45% -16.98%

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
404 577 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.43% 14.84% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 316 197
Median daily rate £383 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +28 38 £419 +9.83% 7
Cheshire +24 6 £550 +37.07% 4
Cumbria - 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 71 (64.55%) Windows
2 63 (57.27%) Firewall
3 60 (54.55%) Linux
4 55 (50.00%) LAN
5 51 (46.36%) WAN
6 43 (39.09%) VoIP
6 43 (39.09%) Unix
7 37 (33.64%) VPN
8 31 (28.18%) DNS
8 31 (28.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 31 (28.18%) Patch Management
9 30 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
9 30 (27.27%) CISSP
9 30 (27.27%) Apple
10 29 (26.36%) SANS
11 28 (25.45%) SSCP
12 27 (24.55%) Network Monitoring
13 26 (23.64%) Splunk
13 26 (23.64%) QRadar
14 25 (22.73%) ELK Stack
14 25 (22.73%) VMware
15 22 (20.00%) Cisco
15 22 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
16 21 (19.09%) Cybersecurity
16 21 (19.09%) DHCP
17 20 (18.18%) IBM
18 19 (17.27%) Security Cleared
19 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
19 18 (16.36%) Java
19 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.73%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (7.27%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.55%) Apache
4 5 (4.55%) IIS
5 4 (3.64%) Jetty
5 4 (3.64%) nginx
6 3 (2.73%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (2.73%) Mongrel
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.73%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.82%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.82%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.91%) CICS
8 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.55%) MS Office
2 5 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.73%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.73%) Office 365
5 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.91%) IaaS
5 1 (0.91%) PaaS
5 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (57.27%) Firewall
2 55 (50.00%) LAN
3 51 (46.36%) WAN
4 43 (39.09%) VoIP
5 37 (33.64%) VPN
6 31 (28.18%) DNS
7 21 (19.09%) DHCP
8 17 (15.45%) VLAN
9 15 (13.64%) HTTP
10 13 (11.82%) FTP
11 9 (8.18%) SSL
12 7 (6.36%) HTTPS
13 6 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (4.55%) SNMP
14 5 (4.55%) Wireless
15 4 (3.64%) SAN
15 4 (3.64%) Softphone
15 4 (3.64%) Symposium
16 3 (2.73%) BIG-IP
16 3 (2.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) Redis
2 10 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.55%) DB2
4 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.91%) GIS
5 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.91%) MS Access
5 1 (0.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.91%) Subversion
3 10 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.09%) Travis CI
4 7 (6.36%) GoCD
5 5 (4.55%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.91%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.91%) Firebug
6 1 (0.91%) JMeter
6 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.91%) The Grinder
6 1 (0.91%) Toad
General
1 6 (5.45%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (2.73%) Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Electronics
4 1 (0.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (10.91%) Security Analyst
3 10 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (7.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 8 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.27%) Network Engineer
4 8 (7.27%) Technical Support
5 5 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (4.55%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
5 5 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 4 (3.64%) Active Directory Administrator
6 4 (3.64%) Administrator
6 4 (3.64%) OAT Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) OAT Test Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Security Specialist
6 4 (3.64%) Test Leader
6 4 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.73%) ELK Stack
2 12 (10.91%) Web Services
3 9 (8.18%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (7.27%) SOAP
5 7 (6.36%) RESTful
6 3 (2.73%) .NET
6 3 (2.73%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.73%) J2EE
6 3 (2.73%) Middleware
6 3 (2.73%) Servlets
7 2 (1.82%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.91%) MCollective
8 1 (0.91%) OpenEmbedded
8 1 (0.91%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.91%) Qt
8 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.91%) WebKit
8 1 (0.91%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Cyber Attack
2 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.73%) NHS
5 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.82%) IVR
6 1 (0.91%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.91%) HACMP
6 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) RIA
6 1 (0.91%) STB
6 1 (0.91%) User Experience
6 1 (0.91%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 71 (64.55%) Windows
2 60 (54.55%) Linux
3 43 (39.09%) Unix
4 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (10.91%) Windows Server
7 9 (8.18%) CentOS
8 7 (6.36%) Fedora
8 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.55%) Solaris
9 5 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.64%) AIX
11 2 (1.82%) Android
11 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.82%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.91%) Debian
12 1 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.18%) Patch Management
1 31 (28.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 30 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
3 27 (24.55%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (19.09%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (15.45%) Case Management
6 14 (12.73%) DevOps
6 14 (12.73%) ITIL
6 14 (12.73%) Security Monitoring
7 13 (11.82%) Configuration Management
7 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (11.82%) Information Security
7 13 (11.82%) Open Source
8 11 (10.00%) Security Operations
8 11 (10.00%) SIEM
9 9 (8.18%) Analytics
9 9 (8.18%) Data Analytics
10 8 (7.27%) Migration
10 8 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.36%) Java
2 16 (14.55%) Python
3 8 (7.27%) C++
3 8 (7.27%) Ruby
4 5 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.64%) Perl
6 3 (2.73%) Jython
7 2 (1.82%) C
7 2 (1.82%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.82%) SQL
8 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.91%) COBOL
8 1 (0.91%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.91%) JCL
Qualifications
1 30 (27.27%) CISSP
2 29 (26.36%) SANS
3 28 (25.45%) SSCP
4 19 (17.27%) Security Cleared
5 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (7.27%) CCNA
8 6 (5.45%) Degree
9 5 (4.55%) ISEB
10 2 (1.82%) CCNP
11 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.91%) CASP
11 1 (0.91%) CCIE
11 1 (0.91%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.91%) MCSE
11 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.82%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.18%) XenApp
4 5 (4.55%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.73%) Docker
6 2 (1.82%) Dovecot
6 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.82%) Postfix
6 2 (1.82%) Samba
6 2 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.82%) Xen
6 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.91%) Firmware
7 1 (0.91%) GPFS
7 1 (0.91%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (23.64%) QRadar
2 15 (13.64%) Kibana
2 15 (13.64%) Puppet
3 12 (10.91%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (9.09%) Ansible
5 8 (7.27%) logstash
5 8 (7.27%) Nessus
5 8 (7.27%) Nexpose
5 8 (7.27%) Nmap
6 7 (6.36%) Ganglia
6 7 (6.36%) Graphite
6 7 (6.36%) Nagios
6 7 (6.36%) Riemann
7 6 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (4.55%) RSA enVision
9 4 (3.64%) SCCM
10 2 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.82%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (1.82%) WSUS
11 1 (0.91%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (27.27%) Apple
2 26 (23.64%) Splunk
3 25 (22.73%) VMware
4 22 (20.00%) Cisco
5 20 (18.18%) IBM
6 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
7 17 (15.45%) LogRhythm
8 12 (10.91%) Oracle
9 11 (10.00%) Citrix
9 11 (10.00%) Red Hat
10 10 (9.09%) Intel Security
11 9 (8.18%) ArcSight
11 9 (8.18%) Intel
11 9 (8.18%) NetWitness
12 8 (7.27%) Qualys
13 5 (4.55%) Blue Coat
13 5 (4.55%) NetApp
14 4 (3.64%) HP
15 3 (2.73%) Google
15 3 (2.73%) Juniper
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