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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 93 99 81
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 66 65 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.07% 1.55% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.01% 11.09% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 33
Median daily rate £450 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% -7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Median hourly rate £39.50 £17.17 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.11% +10.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.69 £11.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.50 £33.13 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -7.69%
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
471 586 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.80% 14.00% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 349 245
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 48 35
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -8.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.25 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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 +16 47 £450 +26.31% 11
Merseyside +3 9 £450 +5.88% 1
Cheshire +10 7 £513 +26.15% 6
Lancashire -8 4 £494 +41.07% 3
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 73 (66.36%) Windows
2 66 (60.00%) Firewall
3 61 (55.45%) LAN
4 55 (50.00%) Linux
5 54 (49.09%) WAN
6 43 (39.09%) VoIP
6 43 (39.09%) Unix
7 39 (35.45%) VPN
8 34 (30.91%) DNS
9 31 (28.18%) CISSP
9 31 (28.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 31 (28.18%) Patch Management
10 30 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
10 30 (27.27%) Apple
11 29 (26.36%) SANS
12 28 (25.45%) SSCP
13 27 (24.55%) Cisco
13 27 (24.55%) VMware
13 27 (24.55%) Splunk
13 27 (24.55%) Network Monitoring
14 26 (23.64%) QRadar
15 25 (22.73%) ELK Stack
15 25 (22.73%) DHCP
16 21 (19.09%) Cybersecurity
17 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
17 20 (18.18%) IBM
17 20 (18.18%) Microsoft
18 18 (16.36%) Active Directory
18 18 (16.36%) VLAN
18 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared

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 13 (11.82%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.45%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.64%) Apache
5 3 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.73%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (2.73%) IIS
5 3 (2.73%) Jetty
5 3 (2.73%) nginx
5 3 (2.73%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (2.73%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.82%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.91%) CICS
7 1 (0.91%) Confluence
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.36%) MS Office
3 5 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.55%) Office 365
4 4 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.82%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.91%) IaaS
6 1 (0.91%) PaaS
6 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (60.00%) Firewall
2 61 (55.45%) LAN
3 54 (49.09%) WAN
4 43 (39.09%) VoIP
5 39 (35.45%) VPN
6 34 (30.91%) DNS
7 25 (22.73%) DHCP
8 18 (16.36%) VLAN
9 14 (12.73%) HTTP
10 11 (10.00%) FTP
11 6 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (5.45%) SAN
11 6 (5.45%) Wireless
12 5 (4.55%) SNMP
13 4 (3.64%) Network Security
13 4 (3.64%) Softphone
13 4 (3.64%) Symposium
13 4 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.64%) WLAN
14 3 (2.73%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.00%) Redis
3 5 (4.55%) DB2
4 3 (2.73%) MySQL
5 2 (1.82%) GIS
5 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.91%) MS Access
6 1 (0.91%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.91%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.64%) Subversion
4 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.82%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.91%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.91%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.91%) Firebug
5 1 (0.91%) GoCD
5 1 (0.91%) JIRA
5 1 (0.91%) JMeter
5 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.91%) The Grinder
5 1 (0.91%) Toad
5 1 (0.91%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.64%) Finance
3 3 (2.73%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Retail
4 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.91%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (10.91%) Security Analyst
3 10 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (7.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 8 (7.27%) Network Engineer
4 8 (7.27%) Technical Support
5 6 (5.45%) Administrator
6 5 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 5 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) Active Directory Administrator
7 4 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) OAT Test Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) Security Specialist
7 4 (3.64%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.73%) ELK Stack
2 14 (12.73%) Web Services
3 9 (8.18%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (7.27%) SOAP
5 7 (6.36%) RESTful
6 3 (2.73%) .NET
6 3 (2.73%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.73%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.73%) MCollective
6 3 (2.73%) Middleware
7 2 (1.82%) J2EE
7 2 (1.82%) OpenEmbedded
7 2 (1.82%) OpenGL
7 2 (1.82%) Servlets
7 2 (1.82%) WebKit
7 2 (1.82%) Yocto
8 1 (0.91%) Java EE
8 1 (0.91%) JSF
8 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Cyber Attack
2 14 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.73%) NHS
5 3 (2.73%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.82%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.82%) IVR
6 2 (1.82%) STB
7 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.91%) HACMP
7 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.91%) RIA
7 1 (0.91%) User Experience
7 1 (0.91%) VSAM
7 1 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 73 (66.36%) Windows
2 55 (50.00%) Linux
3 43 (39.09%) Unix
4 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (14.55%) Windows Server
6 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.55%) Solaris
8 5 (4.55%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.64%) AIX
10 3 (2.73%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.82%) Android
11 2 (1.82%) CentOS
11 2 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.91%) Debian
12 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.18%) Patch Management
1 31 (28.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 30 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
3 27 (24.55%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (19.09%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (15.45%) Case Management
6 16 (14.55%) ITIL
7 14 (12.73%) Information Security
7 14 (12.73%) Open Source
8 12 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 11 (10.00%) SIEM
10 9 (8.18%) Analytics
10 9 (8.18%) Data Analytics
10 9 (8.18%) Migration
10 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
11 8 (7.27%) Configuration Management
11 8 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (7.27%) DevOps
11 8 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.91%) Python
2 9 (8.18%) Java
3 8 (7.27%) C++
4 6 (5.45%) Perl
4 6 (5.45%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.55%) Ruby
6 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.73%) C
6 3 (2.73%) Embedded C++
6 3 (2.73%) Jython
6 3 (2.73%) SQL
7 1 (0.91%) COBOL
7 1 (0.91%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.91%) JCL
7 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (28.18%) CISSP
2 29 (26.36%) SANS
3 28 (25.45%) SSCP
4 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (8.18%) CCNA
8 6 (5.45%) Degree
9 5 (4.55%) ISEB
10 3 (2.73%) CCNP
11 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.91%) CASP
11 1 (0.91%) CCIE
11 1 (0.91%) CCSA
11 1 (0.91%) CCSE
11 1 (0.91%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.91%) MCSE
11 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.00%) XenApp
3 5 (4.55%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.82%) Docker
5 2 (1.82%) Dovecot
5 2 (1.82%) Postfix
5 2 (1.82%) Samba
5 2 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.82%) Xen
5 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.91%) Firmware
6 1 (0.91%) GPFS
6 1 (0.91%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (23.64%) QRadar
2 8 (7.27%) Kibana
2 8 (7.27%) logstash
2 8 (7.27%) Nessus
2 8 (7.27%) Nexpose
2 8 (7.27%) Nmap
2 8 (7.27%) Puppet
3 6 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.55%) RSA enVision
4 5 (4.55%) SCCM
5 2 (1.82%) Ansible
5 2 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.82%) WSUS
6 1 (0.91%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.91%) Nagios
6 1 (0.91%) Packer
6 1 (0.91%) SCSM
6 1 (0.91%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (27.27%) Apple
2 27 (24.55%) Cisco
2 27 (24.55%) Splunk
2 27 (24.55%) VMware
3 20 (18.18%) IBM
3 20 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.45%) LogRhythm
5 14 (12.73%) Oracle
6 13 (11.82%) Citrix
7 10 (9.09%) Intel Security
8 9 (8.18%) ArcSight
8 9 (8.18%) Intel
8 9 (8.18%) NetWitness
9 8 (7.27%) Qualys
10 5 (4.55%) Blue Coat
10 5 (4.55%) NetApp
11 4 (3.64%) HP
11 4 (3.64%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.73%) Juniper
12 3 (2.73%) Symantec