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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / North West
Rank 72 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 57 47 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.19% 1.25% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 8.23% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 12
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £321 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £458 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.57% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.48 £40.00 £17.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%

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
390 571 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.00% 15.18% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 327 206
Median daily rate £383 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 42
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +32 44 £400 -5.88% 13
Cheshire +19 5 £290 -31.76% 4
Merseyside -5 4 £205 - 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 75 (59.52%) Linux
1 75 (59.52%) Firewall
2 73 (57.94%) Windows
3 70 (55.56%) LAN
4 66 (52.38%) WAN
5 56 (44.44%) VoIP
6 52 (41.27%) VPN
7 51 (40.48%) Unix
8 46 (36.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 46 (36.51%) Patch Management
9 45 (35.71%) Apple
10 44 (34.92%) Vulnerability Management
11 43 (34.13%) CISSP
12 42 (33.33%) SANS
13 41 (32.54%) QRadar
13 41 (32.54%) Splunk
13 41 (32.54%) Network Monitoring
13 41 (32.54%) SSCP
14 39 (30.95%) Elastic Stack
15 37 (29.37%) IBM
16 33 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
17 32 (25.40%) DNS
18 31 (24.60%) LogRhythm
19 26 (20.63%) Amazon AWS
19 26 (20.63%) Java
19 26 (20.63%) Security Cleared
20 24 (19.05%) Cisco
20 24 (19.05%) Open Source
20 24 (19.05%) Case Management
21 23 (18.25%) DevOps

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 12 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 11 (8.73%) IIS
3 8 (6.35%) Apache
3 8 (6.35%) Jetty
3 8 (6.35%) nginx
3 8 (6.35%) OpenStack
4 7 (5.56%) Mongrel
4 7 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.79%) CICS
7 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.97%) MS Office
3 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.59%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.63%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.56%) Google App Engine
3 7 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.38%) Office 365
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) G Suite
6 1 (0.79%) IaaS
6 1 (0.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (59.52%) Firewall
2 70 (55.56%) LAN
3 66 (52.38%) WAN
4 56 (44.44%) VoIP
5 52 (41.27%) VPN
6 32 (25.40%) DNS
7 21 (16.67%) DHCP
8 16 (12.70%) VLAN
9 15 (11.90%) SSL
10 14 (11.11%) HTTP
11 11 (8.73%) FTP
12 9 (7.14%) HTTPS
12 9 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (7.14%) Wireless
13 7 (5.56%) IPsec
14 6 (4.76%) BGP
14 6 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (4.76%) EIGRP
14 6 (4.76%) NetScreen
14 6 (4.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.87%) Redis
2 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.38%) DB2
3 3 (2.38%) MS Access
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 15 (11.90%) Travis CI
3 14 (11.11%) Subversion
4 12 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 8 (6.35%) GoCD
6 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.79%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.79%) Firebug
7 1 (0.79%) JMeter
7 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.79%) The Grinder
7 1 (0.79%) Toad
7 1 (0.79%) Xcode
General
1 8 (6.35%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.59%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (15.08%) Analyst
2 14 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 13 (10.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (10.32%) Technical Specialist
4 11 (8.73%) Network Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Security Specialist
6 8 (6.35%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (6.35%) Technical Support
7 7 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) IT Support
8 5 (3.97%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Technical Security Specialist
9 4 (3.17%) Active Directory Administrator
9 4 (3.17%) Developer
9 4 (3.17%) IT Support Technician
9 4 (3.17%) IT Technician
9 4 (3.17%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.95%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (13.49%) Web Services
3 11 (8.73%) RESTful
4 8 (6.35%) .NET
5 7 (5.56%) J2EE
5 7 (5.56%) Servlets
6 4 (3.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (2.38%) Middleware
7 3 (2.38%) SOAP
8 2 (1.59%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.59%) XML
9 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.79%) CSS
9 1 (0.79%) HTML
9 1 (0.79%) HTML5
9 1 (0.79%) OpenGL
9 1 (0.79%) Qt
9 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.79%) WebKit
9 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Cyber Attack
2 14 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.38%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.38%) NHS
6 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.59%) MPEG
6 2 (1.59%) STB
7 1 (0.79%) BYOD
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) HACMP
7 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.79%) RIA
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
7 1 (0.79%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 75 (59.52%) Linux
2 73 (57.94%) Windows
3 51 (40.48%) Unix
4 16 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (10.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (9.52%) Windows Server
7 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (7.14%) CentOS
8 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (6.35%) Fedora
10 6 (4.76%) Android
10 6 (4.76%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.38%) AIX
11 3 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.59%) Solaris
12 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.79%) Debian
13 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.51%) Patch Management
1 46 (36.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 44 (34.92%) Vulnerability Management
3 41 (32.54%) Network Monitoring
4 33 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (19.05%) Case Management
5 24 (19.05%) Open Source
6 23 (18.25%) DevOps
6 23 (18.25%) Information Security
7 20 (15.87%) Security Operations
8 19 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (14.29%) SIEM
10 17 (13.49%) Security Monitoring
11 15 (11.90%) Configuration Management
11 15 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.73%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (7.14%) Analytics
13 9 (7.14%) Data Analytics
13 9 (7.14%) ITIL
13 9 (7.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.63%) Java
2 20 (15.87%) Python
3 11 (8.73%) C++
4 8 (6.35%) Ruby
5 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.17%) C
7 2 (1.59%) C#
7 2 (1.59%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.59%) Jython
7 2 (1.59%) Perl
7 2 (1.59%) SQL
8 1 (0.79%) COBOL
8 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.79%) JCL
8 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (34.13%) CISSP
2 42 (33.33%) SANS
3 41 (32.54%) SSCP
4 26 (20.63%) Security Cleared
5 23 (18.25%) SC Cleared
6 15 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (8.73%) CCNA
8 6 (4.76%) CCNP
9 3 (2.38%) ISEB
10 2 (1.59%) Degree
11 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.79%) CISM
11 1 (0.79%) MCSE
11 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.94%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.76%) Xen
4 5 (3.97%) ProxySG
4 5 (3.97%) XenApp
5 4 (3.17%) Docker
6 2 (1.59%) Dovecot
6 2 (1.59%) Postfix
6 2 (1.59%) Samba
7 1 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.79%) GPFS
7 1 (0.79%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (32.54%) QRadar
2 23 (18.25%) Kibana
3 20 (15.87%) Puppet
4 15 (11.90%) logstash
5 14 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (9.52%) Ansible
7 8 (6.35%) Ganglia
7 8 (6.35%) Graphite
7 8 (6.35%) Nagios
7 8 (6.35%) Nessus
7 8 (6.35%) Nexpose
7 8 (6.35%) Nmap
7 8 (6.35%) Riemann
7 8 (6.35%) RSA enVision
8 5 (3.97%) SCCM
9 3 (2.38%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.59%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 45 (35.71%) Apple
2 41 (32.54%) Splunk
3 37 (29.37%) IBM
4 31 (24.60%) LogRhythm
5 24 (19.05%) Cisco
6 23 (18.25%) VMware
7 22 (17.46%) Microsoft
8 13 (10.32%) Red Hat
9 10 (7.94%) ArcSight
9 10 (7.94%) Intel Security
10 9 (7.14%) Intel
10 9 (7.14%) NetWitness
10 9 (7.14%) Qualys
11 8 (6.35%) Google
11 8 (6.35%) Juniper
12 7 (5.56%) Citrix
12 7 (5.56%) F5
13 6 (4.76%) HP
13 6 (4.76%) Snow
14 5 (3.97%) Blue Coat