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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 101 106 85
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 47 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 0.99% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.67% 8.24% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £83 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 13
Average hourly rate £14.75 £30.00 £23.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.83% +29.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.67 £43.75 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
486 340 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.47% 12.00% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 135 120
Average daily rate £350 £303 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £195 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 46
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.32% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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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 +6 20 £225 +172.72% 17
Cheshire -2 15 - - 13
Merseyside -12 8 - - 4
Lancashire -5 2 £388 - 2
Cumbria - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 56 (63.64%) Windows
2 37 (42.05%) Active Directory
3 31 (35.23%) Microsoft
4 26 (29.55%) DNS
5 24 (27.27%) DHCP
6 21 (23.86%) Cisco
6 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (21.59%) ITIL
8 18 (20.45%) WAN
8 18 (20.45%) Windows XP
8 18 (20.45%) LAN
9 17 (19.32%) MS Exchange
10 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
10 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
11 14 (15.91%) MS Office
11 14 (15.91%) VMware
12 13 (14.77%) Firewall
12 13 (14.77%) HP
13 12 (13.64%) zOS
13 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (13.64%) Hyper-V
14 11 (12.50%) Citrix
14 11 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (12.50%) Blackberry
14 11 (12.50%) MQSeries
14 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
15 10 (11.36%) SCCM
15 10 (11.36%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 17 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.50%) MQSeries
3 7 (7.95%) CICS
4 6 (6.82%) IIS
5 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.41%) Lync
6 3 (3.41%) Apache
6 3 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.27%) Jetty
7 2 (2.27%) nginx
7 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 14 (15.91%) MS Office
3 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.14%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.55%) DNS
2 24 (27.27%) DHCP
3 18 (20.45%) WAN
3 18 (20.45%) LAN
4 13 (14.77%) Firewall
5 8 (9.09%) Network Security
5 8 (9.09%) VPN
5 8 (9.09%) SAN
6 7 (7.95%) HTTP
6 7 (7.95%) VoIP
6 7 (7.95%) BGP
6 7 (7.95%) Wireless
7 6 (6.82%) DMZ
8 5 (5.68%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (5.68%) EIGRP
8 5 (5.68%) OSPF
8 5 (5.68%) NAS
9 4 (4.55%) IP Telephony
9 4 (4.55%) Internet
9 4 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) DB2
2 4 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Fiddler
2 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) Toad
3 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.41%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.27%) Local Government
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Analyst
2 8 (9.09%) Programmer
2 8 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 7 (7.95%) Support Engineer
3 7 (7.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (7.95%) Desktop Support
3 7 (7.95%) Network Engineer
3 7 (7.95%) Support Analyst
4 5 (5.68%) Architect
4 5 (5.68%) Consultant
4 5 (5.68%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (4.55%) Systems Programmer
5 4 (4.55%) Developer
5 4 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (3.41%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (3.41%) Security Consultant
6 3 (3.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) ISPF
2 3 (3.41%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.41%) Middleware
3 2 (2.27%) HTML
3 2 (2.27%) .NET
3 2 (2.27%) J2EE
4 1 (1.14%) Servlets
4 1 (1.14%) SOAP
4 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 8 (9.09%) Clustering
3 7 (7.95%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.68%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.41%) Handset
7 3 (3.41%) iPhone
8 2 (2.27%) Open Source
8 2 (2.27%) Life Science
8 2 (2.27%) VSAM
8 2 (2.27%) Device Driver
8 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.27%) iPad
8 2 (2.27%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (1.14%) MPEG
9 1 (1.14%) IVR
9 1 (1.14%) IPTV
9 1 (1.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 56 (63.64%) Windows
2 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (20.45%) Windows XP
4 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (13.64%) zOS
7 9 (10.23%) Linux
7 9 (10.23%) Windows 2000
8 8 (9.09%) UNIX
9 6 (6.82%) Windows Vista
10 5 (5.68%) Apple iOS
11 4 (4.55%) MVS
12 3 (3.41%) Solaris
12 3 (3.41%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.14%) Android
14 1 (1.14%) AIX
14 1 (1.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.59%) ITIL
2 10 (11.36%) Migration
3 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
4 8 (9.09%) Service Management
5 7 (7.95%) Project Management
6 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.82%) Network Design
6 6 (6.82%) Validation
6 6 (6.82%) High Availability
6 6 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.68%) DevOps
8 4 (4.55%) Network Management
9 3 (3.41%) Time Management
9 3 (3.41%) Load Testing
9 3 (3.41%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.41%) ERP
9 3 (3.41%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.27%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (2.27%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.95%) SQL
2 7 (7.95%) VBScript
3 5 (5.68%) COBOL
3 5 (5.68%) REXX
4 4 (4.55%) JCL
4 4 (4.55%) Assembly Language
4 4 (4.55%) VBA
5 2 (2.27%) PHP
5 2 (2.27%) Java
5 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.14%) Jython
6 1 (1.14%) Perl
6 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (11.36%) MCSE
4 8 (9.09%) CCNP
5 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.82%) Degree
6 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.68%) MCP
7 4 (4.55%) CCIE
7 4 (4.55%) CCNA
8 3 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (3.41%) CCEA
8 3 (3.41%) MCITP
8 3 (3.41%) MCDST
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (3.41%) CCEE
8 3 (3.41%) CCIA
9 2 (2.27%) GCIA
9 2 (2.27%) GCIH
9 2 (2.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 4 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (42.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.82%) DFS Replication
3 6 (6.82%) Firmware
4 4 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.55%) XenApp
5 3 (3.41%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.41%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.27%) RACF
6 2 (2.27%) Xen
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) SCCM
2 6 (6.82%) SCVMM
3 3 (3.41%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.41%) Puppet
4 2 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.14%) SCOM
5 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.14%) Ansible
5 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.86%) Cisco
3 14 (15.91%) VMware
4 13 (14.77%) HP
5 11 (12.50%) Citrix
6 10 (11.36%) IBM
7 9 (10.23%) Oracle
7 9 (10.23%) Dell
8 7 (7.95%) Juniper
9 6 (6.82%) CA
10 5 (5.68%) Apple
11 4 (4.55%) AppSense
12 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
12 3 (3.41%) Wyse
12 3 (3.41%) LANDesk
12 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.41%) Aruba
12 3 (3.41%) F5
13 2 (2.27%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.27%) Symantec
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