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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 121 109 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 38 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 1.18% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.81% 9.26% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 15
Median daily rate £370 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £265 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £430 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £338 £321
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +55.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+105.71% +22.80%
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
558 475 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.86% 12.78% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 240 185
Median daily rate £385 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 32
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +9 24 £375 +20.96% 8
Lancashire -5 6 - - 2
Cheshire -17 5 £408 -18.50% 3
Merseyside -2 2 - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 49 (52.69%) Windows
2 42 (45.16%) DNS
3 35 (37.63%) Cisco
4 31 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 26 (27.96%) DHCP
6 24 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 24 (25.81%) Firewall
7 23 (24.73%) WAN
8 22 (23.66%) ITIL
9 21 (22.58%) LAN
10 20 (21.51%) Linux
11 19 (20.43%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (19.35%) Unix
13 16 (17.20%) VoIP
13 16 (17.20%) HTTP
13 16 (17.20%) VMware
14 15 (16.13%) CCNP
14 15 (16.13%) BGP
15 14 (15.05%) HP
16 13 (13.98%) Juniper
16 13 (13.98%) FTP
16 13 (13.98%) WebSphere
17 12 (12.90%) Wireless
17 12 (12.90%) SMTP
17 12 (12.90%) Oracle
18 11 (11.83%) VPN
18 11 (11.83%) IBM
18 11 (11.83%) OSPF
18 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (11.83%) EIGRP

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 (13.98%) WebSphere
2 10 (10.75%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.60%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (6.45%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.30%) Apache
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.30%) nginx
5 4 (4.30%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.23%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.15%) IIS
7 2 (2.15%) Jetty
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
1 7 (7.53%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (7.53%) Office 365
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.15%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (45.16%) DNS
2 26 (27.96%) DHCP
3 24 (25.81%) Firewall
4 23 (24.73%) WAN
5 21 (22.58%) LAN
6 16 (17.20%) HTTP
6 16 (17.20%) VoIP
7 15 (16.13%) BGP
8 13 (13.98%) FTP
9 12 (12.90%) SMTP
9 12 (12.90%) Wireless
10 11 (11.83%) EIGRP
10 11 (11.83%) OSPF
10 11 (11.83%) VPN
11 9 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (9.68%) Internet
11 9 (9.68%) SNMP
12 8 (8.60%) SSL
13 6 (6.45%) MPLS
14 5 (5.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) DB2
3 3 (3.23%) MS Access
4 2 (2.15%) DataStage
4 2 (2.15%) GIS
4 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.08%) HBase
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.30%) Subversion
2 4 (4.30%) Travis CI
3 3 (3.23%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.15%) Toad
5 1 (1.08%) Burp Suite
5 1 (1.08%) GoCD
5 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (10.75%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Banking
3 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.23%) Marketing
5 2 (2.15%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Electronics
5 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.15%) Italian Language
5 2 (2.15%) Law
5 2 (2.15%) Legal
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) French Language
6 1 (1.08%) Local Government
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (29.03%) Analyst
2 15 (16.13%) Network Engineer
3 12 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Desktop Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Field Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Field Support Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Help Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Help Desk Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (7.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) Middleware
2 7 (7.53%) SOAP
2 7 (7.53%) Web Services
3 6 (6.45%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.30%) .NET
5 2 (2.15%) HTML
5 2 (2.15%) J2EE
5 2 (2.15%) Node.js
5 2 (2.15%) Servlets
6 1 (1.08%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.08%) JSP
6 1 (1.08%) Lucene
6 1 (1.08%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.08%) WebKit
6 1 (1.08%) XML
6 1 (1.08%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.30%) Clustering
5 3 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.15%) Health Informatics
6 2 (2.15%) Informatics
6 2 (2.15%) iPad
6 2 (2.15%) IVR
6 2 (2.15%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.15%) Statistics
7 1 (1.08%) CMDB
7 1 (1.08%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.08%) Handset
7 1 (1.08%) STB
7 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (52.69%) Windows
2 20 (21.51%) Linux
3 18 (19.35%) Unix
4 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
4 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.38%) AIX
7 5 (5.38%) Solaris
7 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.30%) ThreadX
8 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.15%) VxWorks
9 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.08%) Android
10 1 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) ITIL
2 9 (9.68%) Load Balancing
3 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.53%) Configuration Management
4 6 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
5 5 (5.38%) ITSM
5 5 (5.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (5.38%) Validation
6 4 (4.30%) DevOps
6 4 (4.30%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (4.30%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.30%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.23%) Automated Testing
7 3 (3.23%) Change Management
7 3 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.23%) Load Testing
7 3 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.23%) Migration
7 3 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.68%) SQL
2 5 (5.38%) C++
2 5 (5.38%) Perl
2 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.30%) Java
3 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.23%) Python
4 3 (3.23%) Ruby
5 2 (2.15%) C
5 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.08%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.08%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (16.13%) CCNP
3 8 (8.60%) CCNA
4 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.38%) CCIE
5 5 (5.38%) JNCIA
5 5 (5.38%) MCSE
5 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.30%) Degree
6 4 (4.30%) MCP
7 3 (3.23%) MCSA
7 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) CEH
8 2 (2.15%) CISSP
8 2 (2.15%) GIAC
8 2 (2.15%) HND
9 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.08%) CCSP
9 1 (1.08%) HNC
9 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) SLA
2 4 (4.30%) MISRA
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 31 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) Firmware
2 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) XenApp
4 2 (2.15%) Postfix
4 2 (2.15%) Sendmail
4 2 (2.15%) vCloud
4 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.08%) HDFS
5 1 (1.08%) Snort
5 1 (1.08%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.38%) Puppet
3 4 (4.30%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.30%) Nagios
3 4 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.23%) Ansible
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.23%) SCCM
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.15%) DameWare
5 2 (2.15%) Legato
5 2 (2.15%) logstash
5 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.15%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (2.15%) SmoothWall
5 2 (2.15%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (37.63%) Cisco
2 24 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.20%) VMware
4 14 (15.05%) HP
5 13 (13.98%) Juniper
6 12 (12.90%) Oracle
7 11 (11.83%) IBM
8 9 (9.68%) Citrix
8 9 (9.68%) Fortinet
9 8 (8.60%) Remedy
9 8 (8.60%) Symantec
10 7 (7.53%) ServiceNow
11 5 (5.38%) CheckPoint
11 5 (5.38%) Intel Security
12 4 (4.30%) Dell
12 4 (4.30%) F5
12 4 (4.30%) Renesas
13 3 (3.23%) Nortel
14 2 (2.15%) arcserve
14 2 (2.15%) EMC