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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 106 108 95
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 49 48 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.27% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.21% 9.27% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 10
Median daily rate £360 £288 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £174 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £423 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +55.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +28.57%
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
597 518 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.31% 13.68% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 245 185
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 33
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +4 28 £375 +38.88% 11
Cheshire -11 12 £318 -33.15% 2
Lancashire +3 6 - -
Merseyside -5 3 £400 - 3
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 57 (59.38%) Windows
2 45 (46.88%) DNS
3 35 (36.46%) Cisco
4 32 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 29 (30.21%) DHCP
6 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
6 25 (26.04%) Linux
7 24 (25.00%) Firewall
8 23 (23.96%) ITIL
9 22 (22.92%) Unix
10 19 (19.79%) WAN
11 18 (18.75%) SMTP
12 17 (17.71%) HTTP
13 16 (16.67%) BGP
13 16 (16.67%) HP
13 16 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (16.67%) VoIP
13 16 (16.67%) Wireless
14 15 (15.63%) WebSphere
14 15 (15.63%) LAN
15 14 (14.58%) FTP
16 13 (13.54%) CCNP
16 13 (13.54%) SNMP
16 13 (13.54%) VPN
16 13 (13.54%) IBM
16 13 (13.54%) SSL
16 13 (13.54%) Oracle
16 13 (13.54%) VMware
17 12 (12.50%) OSPF
18 11 (11.46%) Citrix

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 15 (15.63%) WebSphere
2 11 (11.46%) MS Exchange
3 10 (10.42%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (6.25%) Apache
4 6 (6.25%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (5.21%) IIS
5 5 (5.21%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.17%) nginx
6 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.08%) Jetty
7 2 (2.08%) Node.js
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Excel
1 7 (7.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.25%) Office 365
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.08%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (46.88%) DNS
2 29 (30.21%) DHCP
3 24 (25.00%) Firewall
4 19 (19.79%) WAN
5 18 (18.75%) SMTP
6 17 (17.71%) HTTP
7 16 (16.67%) BGP
7 16 (16.67%) VoIP
7 16 (16.67%) Wireless
8 15 (15.63%) LAN
9 14 (14.58%) FTP
10 13 (13.54%) SNMP
10 13 (13.54%) SSL
10 13 (13.54%) VPN
11 12 (12.50%) OSPF
12 11 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (9.38%) EIGRP
13 9 (9.38%) Internet
13 9 (9.38%) Network Security
14 8 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) DB2
2 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.13%) MS Access
4 2 (2.08%) DataStage
4 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.04%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.04%) GIS
5 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.04%) HBase
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Subversion
2 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.17%) Travis CI
3 3 (3.13%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.08%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.08%) Toad
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.13%) Local Government
4 3 (3.13%) Marketing
5 2 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.08%) Italian Language
5 2 (2.08%) Law
5 2 (2.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.04%) Back Office
6 1 (1.04%) Electronics
6 1 (1.04%) French Language
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) Publishing
6 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (29.17%) Analyst
2 17 (17.71%) Network Engineer
3 11 (11.46%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 9 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Embedded Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Field Support Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Help Desk Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Help Desk Support
6 7 (7.29%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) Middleware
2 8 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (7.29%) SOAP
3 7 (7.29%) Web Services
4 4 (4.17%) .NET
4 4 (4.17%) HTML
5 2 (2.08%) J2EE
5 2 (2.08%) Servlets
6 1 (1.04%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.04%) Lucene
6 1 (1.04%) XML
6 1 (1.04%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.29%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.21%) Clustering
6 4 (4.17%) iPad
7 3 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (3.13%) Handset
7 3 (3.13%) Statistics
8 2 (2.08%) Health Informatics
8 2 (2.08%) Informatics
8 2 (2.08%) IVR
8 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.04%) CMDB
9 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.04%) iPhone
9 1 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (59.38%) Windows
2 25 (26.04%) Linux
3 22 (22.92%) Unix
4 10 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.42%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.29%) AIX
5 7 (7.29%) Solaris
5 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.17%) ThreadX
8 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.08%) VxWorks
9 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) ITIL
2 11 (11.46%) Load Balancing
3 9 (9.38%) Server Virtualisation
4 7 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (7.29%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.21%) ITSM
6 5 (5.21%) Network Architecture
6 5 (5.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.21%) SIEM
7 4 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (4.17%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.17%) Validation
8 3 (3.13%) Change Management
8 3 (3.13%) Load Testing
8 3 (3.13%) Service Management
8 3 (3.13%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) SQL
2 7 (7.29%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.21%) Perl
4 4 (4.17%) C++
5 3 (3.13%) Java
5 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.08%) Python
6 2 (2.08%) Ruby
6 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.04%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.04%) C
7 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (13.54%) CCNP
3 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.29%) CCNA
5 5 (5.21%) MCSE
5 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.17%) CCIE
6 4 (4.17%) JNCIA
6 4 (4.17%) MCP
6 4 (4.17%) MCSA
7 3 (3.13%) MCDST
7 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.08%) Degree
9 1 (1.04%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.04%) CCSP
9 1 (1.04%) CEH
9 1 (1.04%) CISSP
9 1 (1.04%) GIAC
9 1 (1.04%) HND
9 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) SLA
2 4 (4.17%) MISRA
3 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.08%) QA
5 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.21%) Firmware
2 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.13%) XenApp
5 2 (2.08%) Postfix
5 2 (2.08%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.08%) vCloud
6 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.04%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.04%) HDFS
6 1 (1.04%) Snort
6 1 (1.04%) Veritas File System
6 1 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.21%) Puppet
3 4 (4.17%) Nagios
3 4 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.13%) Ansible
4 3 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.13%) SCCM
5 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.08%) DameWare
5 2 (2.08%) Legato
5 2 (2.08%) logstash
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.08%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (2.08%) SmoothWall
5 2 (2.08%) WSUS
5 2 (2.08%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.04%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (36.46%) Cisco
2 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
3 16 (16.67%) HP
4 13 (13.54%) IBM
4 13 (13.54%) Oracle
4 13 (13.54%) VMware
5 11 (11.46%) Citrix
5 11 (11.46%) Juniper
6 8 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 8 (8.33%) Remedy
7 7 (7.29%) ServiceNow
8 6 (6.25%) Symantec
9 4 (4.17%) Dell
9 4 (4.17%) Intel Security
9 4 (4.17%) Renesas
10 3 (3.13%) AlienVault
10 3 (3.13%) Aruba
10 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.13%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.13%) Splunk
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