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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 110 104 100
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 46 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.11% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.73% 8.20% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 13
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% -7.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.50 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £26.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.69% +76.66%
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
595 427 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.65% 13.56% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 212 171
Average daily rate £400 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 29 £400 +16.36% 18
Merseyside +2 8 - - 3
Cheshire -3 7 £383 - 9
Lancashire -5 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 76 (60.32%) Windows
2 62 (49.21%) DNS
3 51 (40.48%) DHCP
4 43 (34.13%) Linux
5 37 (29.37%) Microsoft
5 37 (29.37%) Active Directory
6 29 (23.02%) Cisco
6 29 (23.02%) VMware
7 24 (19.05%) HTTP
8 23 (18.25%) Unix
9 22 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (16.67%) FTP
11 20 (15.87%) ITIL
11 20 (15.87%) Wireless
12 19 (15.08%) Firewall
12 19 (15.08%) WAN
12 19 (15.08%) SMTP
12 19 (15.08%) LAN
12 19 (15.08%) VoIP
12 19 (15.08%) Windows Server
13 18 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (14.29%) MS Office
13 18 (14.29%) VPN
13 18 (14.29%) SSL
13 18 (14.29%) Citrix
13 18 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (14.29%) WebSphere
14 17 (13.49%) C++
15 15 (11.90%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 14 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 12 (9.52%) IIS
4 10 (7.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (7.14%) nginx
5 9 (7.14%) Tomcat
6 8 (6.35%) Jetty
7 7 (5.56%) Apache
7 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
8 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (4.76%) WebLogic
9 5 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.59%) CICS
11 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.79%) Node.js
12 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (14.29%) MS Office
2 8 (6.35%) Doxygen
3 4 (3.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.32%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (9.52%) Google App Engine
3 12 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (4.76%) Office 365
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.59%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 62 (49.21%) DNS
2 51 (40.48%) DHCP
3 24 (19.05%) HTTP
4 21 (16.67%) FTP
5 20 (15.87%) Wireless
6 19 (15.08%) Firewall
6 19 (15.08%) LAN
6 19 (15.08%) SMTP
6 19 (15.08%) VoIP
6 19 (15.08%) WAN
7 18 (14.29%) SSL
7 18 (14.29%) VPN
8 13 (10.32%) SNMP
9 12 (9.52%) IPsec
10 10 (7.94%) BGP
10 10 (7.94%) Network Security
11 9 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (7.14%) Modbus
11 9 (7.14%) OSPF
12 8 (6.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.14%) DB2
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.79%) DataStage
3 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.79%) HBase
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.14%) CppUnit
2 9 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.76%) Subversion
4 3 (2.38%) Fiddler
4 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.59%) Hudson
6 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.79%) JUnit
6 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (8.73%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Banking
2 4 (3.17%) Local Government
3 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (15.08%) Analyst
2 16 (12.70%) Developer
3 14 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) IT Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) IT Support
5 11 (8.73%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Architect
7 9 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 9 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (6.35%) Consultant
9 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (5.56%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Consultant
11 5 (3.97%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.97%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.11%) .NET
2 13 (10.32%) Middleware
2 13 (10.32%) SOAP
3 12 (9.52%) Web Services
4 9 (7.14%) HTML
4 9 (7.14%) WebSockets
5 8 (6.35%) J2EE
5 8 (6.35%) Servlets
6 6 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 6 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.59%) WinForms
7 2 (1.59%) XML
8 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.79%) APPC
8 1 (0.79%) ISPF
8 1 (0.79%) J2SE
8 1 (0.79%) Java ME
8 1 (0.79%) Lucene
8 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.79%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 9 (7.14%) CCTV
3 9 (7.14%) SCADA
4 6 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.97%) Device Driver
6 4 (3.17%) Handset
6 4 (3.17%) iPad
6 4 (3.17%) Statistics
7 3 (2.38%) CMDB
7 3 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.59%) Clustering
8 2 (1.59%) IVR
8 2 (1.59%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.59%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 76 (60.32%) Windows
2 43 (34.13%) Linux
3 23 (18.25%) Unix
4 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (15.08%) Windows Server
6 15 (11.90%) Windows 7
6 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (8.73%) Windows XP
9 9 (7.14%) CentOS
9 9 (7.14%) Solaris
10 7 (5.56%) AIX
11 6 (4.76%) Apple iOS
11 6 (4.76%) MVS
12 5 (3.97%) Windows Vista
13 4 (3.17%) Android
14 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.59%) ThreadX
15 2 (1.59%) zOS
16 1 (0.79%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.87%) ITIL
2 15 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (11.90%) Load Balancing
3 11 (8.73%) Configuration Management
4 10 (7.94%) Software Engineering
5 9 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (6.35%) Incident Management
6 8 (6.35%) Service Management
6 8 (6.35%) Unit Testing
7 7 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 7 (5.56%) DevOps
7 7 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (5.56%) UML
8 6 (4.76%) DSDM
8 6 (4.76%) RAD
8 6 (4.76%) SIEM
8 6 (4.76%) SSADM
9 5 (3.97%) CRM
9 5 (3.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.49%) C++
2 13 (10.32%) SQL
3 12 (9.52%) Java
4 9 (7.14%) Python
5 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.56%) Perl
7 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.17%) C
10 3 (2.38%) C#
10 3 (2.38%) Ruby
10 3 (2.38%) VBScript
11 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.79%) JCL
12 1 (0.79%) PHP
12 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.73%) CCNA
5 10 (7.94%) MCSE
6 8 (6.35%) MCITP
7 5 (3.97%) CCNP
8 4 (3.17%) CCEA
8 4 (3.17%) CCEE
8 4 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (3.17%) MCDST
8 4 (3.17%) MCP
9 3 (2.38%) CCIA
9 3 (2.38%) MCSA
10 2 (1.59%) Degree
11 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.79%) CCIE
11 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.90%) SLA
2 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.59%) MISRA
4 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 37 (29.37%) Active Directory
2 22 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.94%) XenApp
4 8 (6.35%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.76%) Xen
6 5 (3.97%) vSphere
7 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.38%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.59%) Firmware
8 2 (1.59%) Postfix
8 2 (1.59%) RACF
8 2 (1.59%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.59%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.59%) XenServer
9 1 (0.79%) HDFS
9 1 (0.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.79%) Snort
9 1 (0.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) Puppet
2 10 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.59%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.59%) SCCM
5 2 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.79%) Ansible
6 1 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.79%) Legato
6 1 (0.79%) logstash
6 1 (0.79%) Nagios
6 1 (0.79%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.79%) zSecure
Vendors
1 37 (29.37%) Microsoft
2 29 (23.02%) Cisco
2 29 (23.02%) VMware
3 18 (14.29%) Citrix
4 12 (9.52%) Google
5 9 (7.14%) HP
5 9 (7.14%) IBM
5 9 (7.14%) Oracle
5 9 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 5 (3.97%) Aruba
7 5 (3.97%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.38%) AlienVault
8 3 (2.38%) AppSense
8 3 (2.38%) Splunk
8 3 (2.38%) Wyse
9 2 (1.59%) Avaya
9 2 (1.59%) BT
9 2 (1.59%) Sun
9 2 (1.59%) Toshiba
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £12 - £18 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago