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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 111 81 95
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 47 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 1.73% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.11% 13.51% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £174 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.74 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.57% -63.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.85 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £16.84 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
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
465 385 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.15% 12.82% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 191 181
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 43
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 16 £388 -1.08% 16
Cheshire -25 14 £463 +63.71% 8
Lancashire +8 6 £350 - 3
Merseyside -10 2 - - 1
Cumbria -18 2 £413 - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 53 (51.46%) Windows
2 41 (39.81%) DNS
3 37 (35.92%) DHCP
3 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
4 30 (29.13%) Active Directory
5 24 (23.30%) Cisco
5 24 (23.30%) Firewall
6 22 (21.36%) MS Office
6 22 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (19.42%) ITIL
7 20 (19.42%) VMware
8 18 (17.48%) Linux
8 18 (17.48%) FTP
8 18 (17.48%) HTTP
8 18 (17.48%) CCNP
8 18 (17.48%) Windows 7
9 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (15.53%) Finance
11 15 (14.56%) VPN
11 15 (14.56%) Open Source
12 14 (13.59%) SSL
12 14 (13.59%) LAN
12 14 (13.59%) WAN
12 14 (13.59%) IIS
12 14 (13.59%) Configuration Management
12 14 (13.59%) BGP
12 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (13.59%) Internet
12 14 (13.59%) IPsec
13 13 (12.62%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (13.59%) IIS
2 11 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.68%) CICS
3 9 (8.74%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.77%) Tomcat
4 8 (7.77%) Jetty
4 8 (7.77%) nginx
5 7 (6.80%) MQSeries
6 6 (5.83%) Apache
7 3 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.94%) Lync
8 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (21.36%) MS Office
2 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.94%) MS Project
4 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.68%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.77%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (7.77%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (7.77%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.94%) Office 365
5 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 41 (39.81%) DNS
2 37 (35.92%) DHCP
3 24 (23.30%) Firewall
4 18 (17.48%) FTP
4 18 (17.48%) HTTP
5 15 (14.56%) VPN
6 14 (13.59%) LAN
6 14 (13.59%) WAN
6 14 (13.59%) IPsec
6 14 (13.59%) SSL
6 14 (13.59%) Internet
6 14 (13.59%) BGP
7 12 (11.65%) OSPF
7 12 (11.65%) SAN
8 8 (7.77%) SNMP
8 8 (7.77%) Network Security
9 7 (6.80%) NAS
9 7 (6.80%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (6.80%) SMTP
9 7 (6.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) DB2
2 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.97%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.94%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.97%) MSI
General
1 16 (15.53%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 6 (5.83%) Marketing
3 6 (5.83%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.83%) Electronics
4 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.94%) Publishing
4 2 (1.94%) Local Government
5 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (27.18%) Analyst
2 13 (12.62%) Support Analyst
3 11 (10.68%) Network Engineer
4 9 (8.74%) Service Analyst
5 8 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Programmer
6 7 (6.80%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.85%) Architect
7 5 (4.85%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.88%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Consultant
8 4 (3.88%) Mainframe Programmer
8 4 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Web Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) IT Support
9 3 (2.91%) Designer
9 3 (2.91%) Systems Programmer
9 3 (2.91%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) .NET
1 8 (7.77%) J2EE
1 8 (7.77%) Servlets
2 6 (5.83%) HTML
3 5 (4.85%) ISPF
4 3 (2.91%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.94%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.94%) Middleware
6 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Mainframe
2 9 (8.74%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.74%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.83%) VSAM
3 6 (5.83%) DTV
3 6 (5.83%) Device Driver
3 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.88%) Clustering
5 3 (2.91%) CMDB
5 3 (2.91%) Handset
5 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.91%) Statistics
6 2 (1.94%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.94%) iPad
6 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.94%) GIS
6 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.97%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (51.46%) Windows
2 18 (17.48%) Linux
2 18 (17.48%) Windows 7
3 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (11.65%) UNIX
5 12 (11.65%) zOS
6 11 (10.68%) Windows XP
7 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.88%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.91%) AIX
11 2 (1.94%) Solaris
11 2 (1.94%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.94%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.97%) Android
12 1 (0.97%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.97%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.97%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.42%) ITIL
2 15 (14.56%) Open Source
3 14 (13.59%) Configuration Management
4 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (9.71%) Migration
6 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.80%) Service Management
7 7 (6.80%) Network Management
8 6 (5.83%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.83%) Server Building
8 6 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.83%) Project Management
8 6 (5.83%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (5.83%) Programme Management
8 6 (5.83%) Automated Testing
8 6 (5.83%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.83%) Web Development
9 5 (4.85%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.85%) SIEM
10 4 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.62%) SQL
2 8 (7.77%) Java
3 6 (5.83%) Perl
3 6 (5.83%) VBScript
4 5 (4.85%) REXX
4 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.85%) COBOL
4 5 (4.85%) CLIST
5 4 (3.88%) JCL
5 4 (3.88%) VBA
5 4 (3.88%) Python
5 4 (3.88%) Assembly Language
6 3 (2.91%) PHP
6 3 (2.91%) Jython
7 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.97%) C
8 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (17.48%) CCNP
3 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
4 11 (10.68%) CCNA
5 9 (8.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (8.74%) Degree
5 9 (8.74%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.77%) CCIE
7 6 (5.83%) A+ Certification
8 5 (4.85%) CEH
8 5 (4.85%) CISSP
9 4 (3.88%) MCP
9 4 (3.88%) MCSE
10 3 (2.91%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.91%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (2.91%) MCDST
10 3 (2.91%) MCITP
11 2 (1.94%) CCEE
11 2 (1.94%) CCIA
11 2 (1.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) SLA
2 4 (3.88%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.80%) RACF
4 6 (5.83%) Xen
5 5 (4.85%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.88%) XenApp
6 4 (3.88%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.88%) vCloud
6 4 (3.88%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (3.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (1.94%) vSphere
7 2 (1.94%) Firmware
7 2 (1.94%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.97%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.97%) XenServer
8 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (12.62%) Puppet
2 10 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.85%) OMEGAMON
4 4 (3.88%) SCCM
4 4 (3.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.88%) zSecure
5 3 (2.91%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.91%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.91%) Nagios
6 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.94%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.30%) Cisco
3 20 (19.42%) VMware
4 12 (11.65%) IBM
4 12 (11.65%) Citrix
5 9 (8.74%) Juniper
6 8 (7.77%) Google
7 7 (6.80%) Symantec
7 7 (6.80%) SAP
7 7 (6.80%) HP
8 6 (5.83%) Oracle
8 6 (5.83%) CA
9 5 (4.85%) Apple
9 5 (4.85%) Aruba
9 5 (4.85%) ArcSight
10 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.88%) Avaya
10 4 (3.88%) Dell
10 4 (3.88%) Sun
11 3 (2.91%) NetApp
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