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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 92 96 66
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 62 77 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 1.72% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.81% 13.21% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 35
Median daily rate £425 £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £610 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £11.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% +44.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £17.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+110.61% -3.72%
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
525 583 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.00% 13.03% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 329 273
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 67 52
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -17.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.99 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 40 £400 -13.51% 13
Merseyside +10 12 £425 +6.25% 1
Lancashire +19 8 £494 -22.24% 2
Cheshire -6 4 £325 -14.75% 7
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 69 (63.30%) Windows
2 46 (42.20%) Firewall
3 45 (41.28%) LAN
4 41 (37.61%) WAN
5 40 (36.70%) Linux
6 39 (35.78%) DNS
7 37 (33.94%) Cisco
8 36 (33.03%) Unix
9 31 (28.44%) VMware
10 30 (27.52%) VoIP
11 28 (25.69%) DHCP
11 28 (25.69%) Active Directory
12 26 (23.85%) ITIL
13 23 (21.10%) VPN
14 22 (20.18%) Cisco Certification
15 21 (19.27%) Microsoft
16 20 (18.35%) IBM
16 20 (18.35%) HTTP
16 20 (18.35%) Network Monitoring
17 19 (17.43%) FTP
18 18 (16.51%) Oracle
18 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
18 18 (16.51%) WebSphere
19 17 (15.60%) MS Excel
20 16 (14.68%) CISSP
21 15 (13.76%) Cybersecurity
21 15 (13.76%) Windows Server
22 14 (12.84%) SANS
22 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
22 14 (12.84%) Splunk

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 18 (16.51%) WebSphere
2 12 (11.01%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (6.42%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.67%) Apache
6 3 (2.75%) IIS
6 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.83%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.83%) Jetty
7 2 (1.83%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.83%) nginx
8 1 (0.92%) CICS
8 1 (0.92%) Confluence
8 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (15.60%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.26%) MS Office
3 5 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.92%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.42%) Office 365
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.83%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.83%) IaaS
5 1 (0.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (42.20%) Firewall
2 45 (41.28%) LAN
3 41 (37.61%) WAN
4 39 (35.78%) DNS
5 30 (27.52%) VoIP
6 28 (25.69%) DHCP
7 23 (21.10%) VPN
8 20 (18.35%) HTTP
9 19 (17.43%) FTP
10 13 (11.93%) BGP
11 12 (11.01%) EIGRP
12 11 (10.09%) OSPF
13 10 (9.17%) Wireless
14 9 (8.26%) SAN
14 9 (8.26%) VLAN
15 7 (6.42%) BIG-IP
15 7 (6.42%) Internet
15 7 (6.42%) MPLS
16 6 (5.50%) NetScreen
16 6 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) DB2
2 7 (6.42%) Redis
3 3 (2.75%) MS Access
3 3 (2.75%) MySQL
4 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.83%) GIS
4 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.92%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.92%) OrientDB
5 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.75%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.75%) Toad
4 2 (1.83%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.83%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.92%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.92%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.92%) Firebug
5 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.92%) GoCD
5 1 (0.92%) JIRA
5 1 (0.92%) JMeter
5 1 (0.92%) Subversion
5 1 (0.92%) The Grinder
5 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (8.26%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Banking
2 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.75%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Electronics
5 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.92%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (26.61%) Analyst
2 15 (13.76%) Network Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Desktop Support
3 9 (8.26%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) OAT Analyst
3 9 (8.26%) OAT Test Analyst
3 9 (8.26%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Test Analyst
4 8 (7.34%) Security Analyst
4 8 (7.34%) Support Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Technical Support
6 6 (5.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (5.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.84%) SOAP
2 13 (11.93%) ELK Stack
3 9 (8.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (7.34%) Web Services
5 5 (4.59%) RESTful
6 3 (2.75%) .NET
6 3 (2.75%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.75%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.75%) MCollective
6 3 (2.75%) Middleware
7 2 (1.83%) HTML
7 2 (1.83%) J2EE
7 2 (1.83%) OpenEmbedded
7 2 (1.83%) OpenGL
7 2 (1.83%) Servlets
7 2 (1.83%) WebKit
7 2 (1.83%) Yocto
8 1 (0.92%) EJB
8 1 (0.92%) Java EE
8 1 (0.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.09%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.50%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (3.67%) IVR
5 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.75%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.75%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.83%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.83%) Health Informatics
6 2 (1.83%) Informatics
6 2 (1.83%) STB
6 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.92%) iPhone
7 1 (0.92%) Statistics
7 1 (0.92%) VSAM
7 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 69 (63.30%) Windows
2 40 (36.70%) Linux
3 36 (33.03%) Unix
4 15 (13.76%) Windows Server
5 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.59%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.67%) Solaris
9 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.75%) Android
10 3 (2.75%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.83%) AIX
11 2 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.92%) CentOS
12 1 (0.92%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.92%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) ITIL
2 20 (18.35%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (13.76%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (11.93%) Patch Management
4 13 (11.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (11.93%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (11.01%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.17%) Information Security
6 10 (9.17%) Open Source
7 9 (8.26%) Configuration Management
7 9 (8.26%) SIEM
7 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.34%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (7.34%) Validation
9 7 (6.42%) Change Management
9 7 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.42%) Security Operations
10 6 (5.50%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.17%) Python
2 8 (7.34%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.34%) SQL
3 7 (6.42%) C++
4 6 (5.50%) Java
4 6 (5.50%) Perl
5 5 (4.59%) Ruby
6 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.83%) C
7 2 (1.83%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.92%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.92%) COBOL
8 1 (0.92%) JCL
8 1 (0.92%) Jython
8 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.92%) Scala
8 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (20.18%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.68%) CISSP
3 14 (12.84%) CCNP
3 14 (12.84%) SANS
4 13 (11.93%) SSCP
5 12 (11.01%) CCNA
6 11 (10.09%) Security Cleared
7 10 (9.17%) SC Cleared
8 9 (8.26%) Degree
9 6 (5.50%) CCIE
10 5 (4.59%) ISEB
11 4 (3.67%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.75%) MCSE
12 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.83%) MCP
14 1 (0.92%) CASP
14 1 (0.92%) CSSLP
14 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.92%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.92%) MISRA
System Software
1 28 (25.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.42%) XenApp
4 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.75%) Firmware
6 2 (1.83%) Dovecot
6 2 (1.83%) Postfix
6 2 (1.83%) Samba
6 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.83%) vSphere
6 2 (1.83%) Xen
6 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.92%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.92%) Docker
7 1 (0.92%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (11.93%) QRadar
2 11 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (6.42%) SCCM
4 6 (5.50%) Kibana
4 6 (5.50%) logstash
4 6 (5.50%) Puppet
5 4 (3.67%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.67%) RSA enVision
6 3 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.75%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.83%) DameWare
7 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.83%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.83%) WSUS
8 1 (0.92%) Legato
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.92%) Nagios
8 1 (0.92%) Packer
8 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (33.94%) Cisco
2 31 (28.44%) VMware
3 21 (19.27%) Microsoft
4 20 (18.35%) IBM
5 18 (16.51%) Oracle
6 14 (12.84%) HP
6 14 (12.84%) Splunk
7 13 (11.93%) Apple
7 13 (11.93%) Juniper
7 13 (11.93%) LogRhythm
8 10 (9.17%) Citrix
9 8 (7.34%) Fortinet
10 6 (5.50%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.50%) F5
10 6 (5.50%) Remedy
10 6 (5.50%) ServiceNow
11 5 (4.59%) Dell
11 5 (4.59%) Symantec
12 4 (3.67%) Intel Security
13 3 (2.75%) Red Hat